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Huawei says CloudCampus solution redefining enterprise campus networks



Huawei Technologies Limited says its new CloudCampus solution breaks the limits of manual management of regular campus networks and enables the proliferating terminals to access the network and enjoy consistent experience. It also breaks network boundaries and ensures unified operations and maintenance across WLAN, LAN, and WAN.

Campus networks are small, local networks dedicated to a set geographical area which allow instantaneous communication between machines.

They are often described as the cornerstone of enterprise digital transformation, connecting clouds on one end and all things on the other end.

However, enterprise campuses need to accelerate cloud access for services, paving the way for global service collaboration amid the fast changing business environment and at the Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2022 (HAS 2022), Huawei put forward the value proposition of the next-generation campus network landscape: all-gigabit access, simplified and low-carbon network architecture, hyper-converged branch interconnection, and intelligent network O&M. This move cements Huawei’s commitment to accelerating the digital transformation of enterprise campuses.

“In the digital era, data is integral to productivity and cloud is crucial to intelligence,” said Dr. Li Xing, President of Campus Network Domain, Huawei’s Data Communication Product Line. “Campus networks act as a neural network that bridges data and intelligence, streamlining the flow of data and tapping into the full potential of intelligence.”

“The rise of emerging technologies — such as cloud, IoT, and big data — is extending enterprise digitalization from workplaces to production and operation spaces, and from HQ to branches and clouds.

“Against this backdrop, enterprise campuses are expected to enable intelligent, collaborative office and production environments for improved team creativity and more agile collaboration. Beyond that, enterprise campuses need to accelerate cloud access for services, paving the way for global service collaboration amid the fast changing business environment,” Xing said at the event.

According to the tech giant, CloudCampus is redefining campus access.
“WLAN has become the first-choice wireless access mode for enterprises. As a major contributor to Wi-Fi standards, Huawei redefines campus network access with its full lineup of AirEngine products. In particular, Huawei’s Wi-Fi 6 Advanced technical framework — a key milestone before Wi-Fi 7 becomes the norm — stands out with three unique features: network-wide gigabit, real-time intelligent control, and harmonized IoT and sensing. With these traits, Wi-Fi 6 Advanced is ideal for building speedy, stable, and smart fully-wireless networks.

“We are also redefining campus architecture. We have innovated an all-new campus network architecture with four new features: simplified, low-carbon, secure, and one-network. This new architecture slashes the managed nodes by 87% and reduces the energy consumption of the entire network by 30%. It also enables wired, wireless, office, production, and IoT services to be carried on one network, while ensuring services are securely isolated and running stably by using technologies such as VXLAN, network slicing, and iConnect 3.0.”

Xing also said the solution redefines campus branches.

“Huawei’s SD-WAN solution redefines enterprise branch networks by enabling secure and premium multi-cloud, multi-branch interconnection. As cloud technologies become more widely adopted, a myriad of enterprise services are migrated to the cloud, with such services being highly dynamic. Huawei responds to this by proposing a cloud-native SD-WAN solution that enables on-demand network subscription by function, performance, or capacity anytime, anywhere.

In addition, with the ongoing network cloudification, branch-to-cloud security faces unprecedented challenges.

“Huawei SD-WAN addresses these challenges by centrally deploying professional security protection in the headquarters or on the cloud while fully leveraging local branch security functions.

In this way, enterprises can benefit from comprehensive security assurance.
Finally, this solution redefines campus operations and maintenance (O&M).

“Huawei takes the lead in implementing L3 autonomous driving campus networks that redefine O&M. To elaborate, Huawei’s solution breaks the limits of manual management and enables the proliferating terminals to access the network and enjoy consistent experience.

It also breaks network boundaries and ensures unified O&M across WLAN, LAN, and WAN. Other highlights include breaking the heavy reliance on high skills and enabling full-lifecycle digital management,” Xing concluded.

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Nigerians Call For More Women In Governance, Say It Will Reduce Corruption



Exasperated by rising corruption in Africa’s most populous country, stakeholders in the fight against corruption in Nigeria have identified adequate inclusion of women in governance as an antidote to public sector corruption while lamenting the government’s effort in implementing the revised National Gender Policy (NGP).

The call for the inclusion of more women in governance had been necessitated by the low representation of women in Nigeria’s governance structures.

Human rights lawyer Mary Musa led the call during PUBLIC CONSCIENCE, an anti-corruption radio programme produced by the Progressive Impact Organization for Community Development, PRIMORG, Wednesday in Abuja.

Speaking during the programme, Musa stated that Nigeria would be heading in the better direction if more women are deliberately handed opportunities in political leadership and public service as they embody the values, character and integrity, which is needed in building a corrupt-free nation.

She noted that Nigerian women are prudent and have been equipped to instill prudence, character and integrity in the mind of their children and can replicate these virtues in leadership positions.

“If we (government) put more women who are prudent in the government spaces, political spaces, corruption will reduce drastically because they are coming with values, character and integrity. We are not saying take any woman because she is a woman, we are saying take women who know what it means to be in political offices.

“If we select those women knowing they are influencers in their spaces doing fantastic and credible jobs with excellent value systems, Nigeria is headed for a better place.

“We have credible women, but they face barriers like sexual harassment at workplaces. Even in politics, we have a lot of women going into politics, but there are god-fathers who want to take advantage of the young women coming into politics. It’s beyond being credible and competent. It’s about creating an enabling environment for the woman to thrive,” Musa stressed.

On the government’s lacklustre approach on implementing the revised National Gender Policy, she revealed that the most effective tool in persuading the Federal Government to implement the policy remains sensitization, advocacy and peaceful protest.

Musa also regretted that implementation of the National Gender Policy is stifled by a lack of political will and urged the government to enforce the policy and place punitive measures on public offices that fail to align with the provisions of the revised NGP.

On her part, Communications Manager Mujidat Agbabiaka backed Nigerian women to do well if given more opportunities in leadership, emphasizing that women have what it takes to participate in leadership and make the country better. She added that women must be encouraged and empowered to take charge of administration because of their discipline and integrity.

Agbabiaka said, “We’ve seen women out there doing well in their leadership capacity and their homes are not broken. They still perform their maternal roles. They still take care of their families, their husband and children, immediate and extended families.”

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, she advised women not to sell their votes to politicians, urging them rather to study the manifestos of political parties and candidates in order to make informed decisions.

“We know the roles the politicians play in impoverishing the women further by giving them seasoning cubes and wrappers as if those things matter in politics and electioneering. We have said that these things are wrong and women should desist from accepting gifts but rather look inward into candidates and see what they are offering based on their manifestos.”

Some Nigerians who phoned into the programme from Abuja, the nation’s capital, alluded that Nigeria would be better governed and less corrupt if women were given more leadership opportunities owing to their antecedents from the home front.

PRIMORG and the Women’s Rights Advancement & Protection Alternative (WRAPA) are collaborating to promote the revised gender policy of the Federal Government for more opportunities for women in Nigeria.

Public Conscience is a syndicated weekly anti-corruption radio program used by PRIMORG to draw government and citizens’ attention to corruption and integrity issues in Nigeria.

The program has the support of the MacArthur Foundation

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