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A Single Pane of Glass for Collaboration: Fad or Future?Robert Arnold, Frost & Sullivan; Mark Dumas, Acano; Jim Moss, Plasticity; Andrew Dixon, Igloo SoftwareNew business collaboration tools provide users with access to a range of rich functionality from a single interface. These tools complement and displace existing collaboration apps. Despite strong value propositions, the many choices with similar functionality may cause uncertainty and hesitation among buyers.
A panel of industry experts will discuss the dos and don'ts that organizations should consider when investigating or deploying these solutions.Read more >
New business collaboration tools provide users with access to a range of rich functionality from a single interface. These tools complement and displace existing collaboration apps. Despite strong value propositions, the many choices with similar functionality may cause uncertainty and hesitation among buyers.
A panel of industry experts will discuss the dos and don'ts that organizations should consider when investigating or deploying these solutions.
Wearable technologies illustrate a fundamental shift in how computing will move to the next level, as devices will no longer need to be placed on a desk or held by hand. They are now worn on the human body, offering the user hands free capability. The market is still in its early stages of development, and interest in wearables is currently largely restricted to innovators and early adopters. This Frost & Sullivan Analyst briefing will look at the demand for wearables technologies in the consumer and enterprise space as well as look at some of the leading players in this market
Why you should attend:
- Learn about the opportunities ahead in the Australian Wearables Market
- Understand the drivers in this market
- Understand the key players in both the Consumer and Enterprise Space
- Understand the issues in this space
- Learn about the Ecosystem of players in the Wearables Technologies Space
Impact Sourcing (IS) is a business process service delivery model that provides quality and cost at parity with traditional Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), but with optimized enhancements. IS employs individuals with limited opportunity for sustainable employment as principal workers in BPO centers to provide high-quality, information-based services to domestic and international public and private-sector clients.
You will learn about:
·A qualified, trained talent pool with skillsets aligned to match client needs
·Lower attrition rates and higher corresponding levels of employee engagement
·Opportunities to fulfil corporate social responsibility and diversity objectives
Data breaches of all sorts, affecting credit card providers, retailers and health care providers, suggest that such breaches will continue and grow as a major risk to all organizations and their IT, security, and compliance departments. At the same time, Big Data solutions are gradually becoming more prevalent, connecting many new sources of data and thus potentially increasing both the vulnerability and the magnitude of a data breach. It is no wonder that Stratecast survey data suggest that one of IT managers’ primary concerns with Big Data is security, yet the advantages of Big Data in enabling revenue creation make it very attractive to the business. This panel discussion will explore the security issues around Big Data.
In particular, the panel will discuss:
•Whether Big Data necessarily increases the risk of a security breach
•How to assess the risks associated with different types of Big Data solutions
•How to avoid data breaches in a Big Data environment
Join us to hear Africa Director Hendrik Malan and guest speaker Grant Theis, CEO of ttrumpet, as they discuss the emergence of Over-the-Top (OTT) providers and the potential opportunities for growth in the enterprise market.
Enterprises still don’t trust the cloud for their sensitive workloads. Are their concerns reasonable? Are they inevitable? In this briefing, Frost & Sullivan examines perceptions and realities associated with cloud security and recommends ways to mitigate risk.
Why You Should Attend:
• Understand the “risk premium” ascribed to the cloud versus the private data center.
• Learn why the cloud requires new processes for governance and compliance.
• Hear why traditional security approaches, such as asset protection, are not relevant to a cloud environment.
• Understand how to build a holistic approach to cloud security.
The unified communications industry in the APAC region will undergo several changes in 2015, which include growth in UCaaS, mid-market uptake, BYOD, and channel ecosystem. Apart from few hindrances, most market factors suggest growth in the UC market. In addition, the Mega Trends (Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, and Mobility) will induce prosperity in this market. Join us in this webinar to get a Frost & Sullivan’s perspective on the future of APAC unified communications industry, and initiate a dialogue with our analysts.
More than 90,000 attendees from 200 countries attended the renowned global telecommunications event of the year, Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, which took place March 2-5, 2015 in the Fira Gran Via venue. Over 2,000 companies participated in the conference and demonstrated their latest products and innovations in various product lines.
MWC 2015 Key Themes:
•SDN (Software Defined Networking) and NFV (Network Function Virtualization) gaining traction
•Small cells playing a larger role
•5G hype cycle begins, ahead of standardization in 2016-17 and commercialization by 2020; Europe making a push to recapture technological mindshare with 5G, after being eclipsed by the US, Japan and Korea for 4G
•LTE unlicensed (LTE-u), with operators showing interest in using unlicensed spectrum and vendors poised to get incremental small cell deals
•“Virtual everything” – AT&T targeting 5% of its telco network functions virtualized by CY15; vendors showcased solutions including even Radio Access Network (RAN) virtualization
•Emerging technologies: signaling orchestration (much more than just diameter routing, the interworking with legacy and other emerging protocols will play a huge role) and Self Organizing Networks (SONs)
•Endpoint launches galore: MWC would not be complete without the introduction of various products ranging from smartphones to the emerging wearables segment
Most IT providers have offers related to big data, cloud, mobility and security, and companies are looking at IT as the way to reduce costs and be competitive during an economic crisis. Investments in IT trends such as cloud computing and big data will rise thanks to a new player in the game: the business departments. This analyst briefing will show why companies are investing in IT, and what will change in 2015.
Why you should attend:
- Discover how many companies will adopt big data, cloud, mobility and security in 2015
- Understand the current scenario of these trends in Latin America
- Learn what will be different in 2015 regarding each trend
Consolidation is increasing in Latin America as revenue growth rates decrease, and there is an increasing demand for network investment to deal with the data traffic generated by smart devices.
This briefing will underline Frost & Sullivan’s key predictions for 2015, focusing on the implications of competitive dynamics as companies catch the wave of new fixed and mobile services and applications opportunities to substitute voice services revenue.