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Ted Chamberlin
Research VP
18 years at Gartner
23 years IT Industry

Ted Chamberlin is a research Vice President at Gartner, where he is part of the Cloud and Communications group in TSP. His research focuses on the emerging cloud and hosting communications services like IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, colocation, application hosting, streaming and video content platforms, streaming and IoT and software-defined networking. Mr. Chamberlin has experience working with all size organizations from larger multinationals to early stage startups. Read Full Bio

Successful OTT deployments are built around these 6 principles

by Ted Chamberlin  |  October 17, 2018

Its very interesting to see that deployments of OTT platforms usually next to traditional broadcast or PayTV platforms continue to increase in pace as many content outlets look to jump in. It is not a trivial undertaking to take your media assets that can be delivered with wire line dependability and resiliency and port them […]

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Trip report: IBC Conference 2018 Amsterdam

by Ted Chamberlin  |  September 24, 2018

  Its just about a calendar week since I returned from Amsterdam attending the IBC or International Broadcasters Show.I wanted to take the weekend to let everything I consumed ruminate and to catch up on rest. I know many have provided their thoughts so here are mine: The broadcasting industry is on fire–  the sheer […]

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Tour de France or Cloud Adoption: Balance risks taken for desired outcomes

by Ted Chamberlin  |  July 25, 2018

So I am a huge cycling fan and I am pretty much glued to the tour de France coverage most mornings.  I consequently, just returned from a two day consulting session with a large bank in a cycling crazy country called South Africa. During the days, I had parallel conversations about cloud adoption as well […]

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Emerging service providers: Be analytical with your free tier of service!

by Ted Chamberlin  |  July 10, 2018

    One of the great things we as analyst get to do at Gartner is witness the evolution of companies.  Most enjoy some degree of success; yet a handful die on the vine. Those that don’t survive can fall into three categories: Some start with great ideas that don’t get fleshed our and executed; […]

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Media and Entertainment based Organizations: Time to pry more those IT dollars out of your wallet

by Ted Chamberlin  |  May 7, 2018

For most enterprises, digital transformation is about delivering innovation and growth through powerful new technologies. The adoption of new technologies enables net-new business models; however, not all enterprises look at innovation with the same lens. So I generally see a divergence with our M&E pals and its not a feel good trend…………….  Enterprises in the digital […]

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Toolkit: RFP Scoring Template for CDN Services

by Ted Chamberlin  |  April 27, 2018

Fresh out of editing;  Published by Kevin, JI, Mike Dorosh and myself. Toolkit: RFP Scoring Template for CDN Services Published 27 April 2018 – ID G00350532 Source: Toolkit: RFP Scoring Template for CDN Services

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Live streaming’s biggest threat: Drake

by Ted Chamberlin  |  March 23, 2018

C’mon- how often do you get to enmesh one of your most favorite recording artists with your work passion? Literally  never, until recently. Many of you probably saw that a few nights ago Drake, Tyler “ninja”  Blevins, JuJu Smith-Schuster( Pittsburgh Steeler) and Travis Scott (rap artist) played  Battle Royal on Twitch. No big deal right?  […]

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What are the top challenges for OTT deployments? Here is what I am seeing.

by Ted Chamberlin  |  March 9, 2018

Here is a continuation of  the what I am seeing series. Top three challenges I see: Making money-It’s as real paradox; most traditional broadcasters and content providers see OTT platform like Hulu, FuboTV and Netflix taking the growth of new subscribers, but when they try to build deploy and solicit users, they find that they […]

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What’s happening in OTT? Here is what I am seeing.

by Ted Chamberlin  |  February 27, 2018

As the season for media and entertainment conferences starts to rev up (NAB, Streaming Media East, PayTV show) , I wanted to share  a few thoughts on the developments that are getting the most visibility from Gartner content and media clients:   Short Term-I see the most interest and consequently, most development effort  focused on making […]

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Market guide for CDN Services

by Ted Chamberlin  |  January 18, 2018

Hot and steaming on Gartner. com !   Market Guide for CDN Services Published: 18 January 2018 ID: G00343230 Analyst(s): Ted Chamberlin | Mike Dorosh | Kevin Ji https://www.gartner.com/document/3846871?ref=solrAll&refval=196759637&qid=4fd9c2485ebca36189 Please enjoy and feel free to provide feedback.

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