The Rise in Connected Living and What It Means for ICT
We are entering into an era where smart and connected objects will surround us; everyday objects and appliances will monitor their environment, report their status, receive instructions, and even take action based on the information they receive from our PCs, smartphones, and tablets. IT will play an important role in every single industry. This podcast will look into how telecom providers, software designers, systems integrators, utilities and others are actively pursuing this market opportunity.
This podcast will discuss in detail:
1)The definition of connected living in the home, work and city environment
2)The ecosystems of vendors and partners
3)How Cloud, Big Data, Mobility and Low Cost Sensors is driving the Internet of Things/Connected Industries
4)Opportunities for vendors, channels and telecom service providers
RecordedMay 15 201431 mins
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Adrian Drozd, Research Director and Vijay Michalik, Research Analyst
Historically, the education sector has been characterized by underestimated opportunities given poor visibility into the trends and challenges faced by the sector; however, investment inertia is finally starting to change. This briefing will focus on digital disruption in education, offering IT vendors insight into the growth opportunities. Education technology can disrupt the traditional service providers, and other IT vendors with applicable tools need to seize the opportunities before more nimble startups can lock them down. Education now represents a huge under-addressed market with significant new revenue streams available. However, it is crucial for providers targeting this space to understand the unique strategies and investment priorities of the education sector. In addition, having a clear perspective of how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, blockchain and IoT can help to revolutionize the sector is essential.
The UCC (unified communications and collaboration) landscape continues to change dramatically, with new tools and technologies available to address employee needs in the face of an increasingly virtual and mobile workplace. Attend this webinar to learn what companies are doing today to help their workers stay productive and what they intend to do in the future.
Financial technology (FinTech) is forcing the payment industry and financial institutions to rethink their strategies and accelerate their digital transformation. This disruption is a fantastic opportunity for banks and financial institutions to create new digital services, exciting customer experiences, and innovative technical solutions. In Europe, traditional players within the payment space will have to share the payment transaction process with new entrants. The quality of the security and liability may shift to the historical players, while start-ups could benefit from the new payment services market growth without having to support the risk. Payment alternative solutions providers will have a more aggressive sales approach and exciting pricing structure. Future consumers will probably be attracted to this disruptive payment initiative, shrinking the total addressable market for traditional players. Fintech is a global revolution, but the US is clearly driving investments.
The payment industry expected mobile payment to become a major player. But market adoption failed to meet expectations. Thanks to the EMV (Europay MasterCard and Visa liability) shift in the US and many global initiatives, payment infrastructures are ready for a mobile payment explosion.
Why You Must Attend:
· Listen to Oberthur Technologies, one of the major market players in the field
· Learn the latest information regarding mobile payment evolution
· Hear about the latest technology directly from market players
· Understand your mobile payment knowledge and expectations
This briefing will analyze the reigning trends in the European data center services market, providing an overview of the go-to-market strategies of various providers. We will also be joined by Matthew Finnie, chief technology officer at Interoute, who will provide his perspective on the growth of the data center services market.
Why You Must Attend:
• Find out how cloud is impacting traditional data center services
• Learn about the major trends in data center and cloud services
• Discover how providers are catering to hybrid IT requirements
• Understand competing strategies adopted by data center services providers
Ajay Sunder, Vice President, Digital Transformation, Frost & Sullivan
Asia Pacific’s data center services market is currently undergoing significant traction, with a healthy growth of 15.4% over 2015 to reach revenues in excess of US$14 billion in 2016. With exceptional growth in emerging markets, Frost & Sullivan expects the strong pace of growth to continue within the Asia Pacific markets. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.7% between the period of 2015 - 2022 to reach US$32.8 billion at the end of 2022.
If you have any client that has an interest in gaining an in depth understanding of the data center services landscape in Asia Pacific this study will help, addressing questions such as:
What is the size of the Data Centre Services market at an APAC regional and at country level (10 markets)
Who are the major players in the fast moving and growing area
What are the key drivers for growth?
What are the market challenges?
This will interest:
Large enterprises who are procuring data center services in APAC (eg banks)
Any company looking at making a data centre investment, partnership or acquisition in APAC
Providers of power and cooling solutions who are selling into the APAC market
Property owners/developers who are planning to build data center facilities in the region
Other data centre providers who are interested to understand in detail what the market looks from an independent, trusted third party
Blockchains are a new solution to a fundamental question in the digital world: How do you establish trust between parties over the Internet’s untrusted network? More specifically, how do you get perfect, simultaneous, shared data between a number of different people, devices or businesses? It is the technology that supports cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, but it can support the transfer of any data or digital asset. Bitcoin is the tip of the blockchain iceberg. Decision makers across industries are beginning to ask: "What does blockchain technology mean for our future?" This webinar will equip attendees with the foundation to understand its huge potential.
Jean-Noël Georges, Frederique Richert, Mark Goldspink
The explosion of fraud in payment is a major concern for financial institutions as global business is based on trust. Fraudsters are clever and are able to quickly target unknown security breaches to succeed. In this webinar, we will focus on innovative ways to fight against fraud and discuss the latest trends in payment fraud.
Nancy Jamison, Principal Analyst, Digital Transformation and Rob Allman, Group General Manager, Dimension Data
It’s increasingly clear that improving the customer experience and reducing customer effort are critical in today’s competitive environment. It’s also clear that businesses and solution providers are embracing omnichannel customer care with the goal of seamless customer engagement. Is omnichannel realistic?
Why you should attend:
• Learn where companies are in providing omnichannel customer care
• Identify the drivers and restraints in omnichannel delivery
• Hear a key global systems integrator and solutions provider talk about the challenges and successes of omnichannel delivery
Adrian Drozd, Research Director and Jonanthan Robinson, Principal Consultant
The connected (or smart) home market is attracting widespread attention from companies across numerous sectors. Connected homes depend on a rich ecosystem of network infrastructure, content delivery, and home automation technologies. Growth opportunities exist for companies spanning communications, energy, healthcare and security, to name a few.
This webinar will draw on this insight to provide a pragmatic view of current consumer perspectives. In particular, this presentation will:
• Identify consumer demands for a connected lifestyle
• Understand consumer challenges and expectations in a smart home environment
• Define the functions that consumers see most value in connecting
• Outline the level of functional integration expected by consumers
This briefing will interest ICT vendors seeking to understand how cities are investing in open and big data, and how they plan to invest beyond the proof-of-concept stage. Participants from cities will gain an overview of activities and best practices in Europe.
During this webinar we will:
· Share results of the Real-time Cities Survey
· Discuss implications for future commercialization
· Identify the leading cities
· Point to the emerging ICT opportunities
Industry Analyst Lehlohonolo Mokenela and Ambar Sur, Founder and CEO at Terra
Mobile money is paving the way for greater financial inclusion throughout Africa and transforming the way consumers transact with one other. The mobile money industry has been shaped by a robust ecosystem of network operators, technology partners and merchants. Recent innovations are leading the trend toward more transactional services, moving beyond basic peer-to-peer transfers.
Why You Should Attend:
- Learn about the growth of mobile money
- Understand the innovation driving service uptake
- Hear from one of the leading mobile money technology partners
Hybrid IT is fast becoming the new normal across organizations in Asia-Pacific. With the increasing utilization of data centers and cloud services across the Asia Pacific region, companies have gradually updated or upgraded their existing IT systems, giving rise to the Hybrid IT environment. Besides helping enterprises to drive digital disruption, the latest Hybrid IT environment is also enhancing the customer experience and encouraging business model innovation. As a result, there is greater acceleration in the adoption of a multi-vendor multi-cloud environment or Hybrid IT.Together with the Cloud, Hybrid IT is enabling the accelerated adoption of new technologies such as Big Data, the Internet of Things and Connected Industries.
Mayank Kapoor, Industry Principal, ICT - Data Center and Cloud Computing, Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific discusses these and key insights on how these new technologies are driving industry transformation not just across the ICT industry but also the Manufacturing, Automotive and Healthcare industries.
Robert Arnold, Frost & Sullivan; Mark Dumas, Acano; Jim Moss, Plasticity; Andrew Dixon, Igloo Software
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.
Audrey William | Head of Research, Australia and New Zealand | ICT | Frost & Sullivan, Arvind Arun |Industry Analyst Asia Pa
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
Michael DeSalles, Rene Yoakum, Mark Pfeiffer, and Sarah Troup
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
Michael Suby, VP of Stratecast; Mike Jude, Research Manager; and Sandy Borthick, Industry Analyst
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
Africa Director Hendrik Malan and Grant Theis, CEO of ttrumpet
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.
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Meetings are where ideas are exchanged, tasks are assigned, commitments are made, and brains are stormed. These days they are not defined by where people are, but how they’re connected. With the right devices, people have the freedom to interact with colleagues remotely – without any barriers to communication.
Unfortunately, many business meetings are badly organised and poorly run. They can also consume a great deal of time. According to a recent Plantronics survey, 40% of companies spend between 11 and 30 hours a week in meetings. That’s without taking into consideration time spent preparing for meetings and following up afterwards. Time can even be lost as a result of technical difficulties or connection issues.
Besides wasted time, there are other costs companies should consider: the cost of hiring a meeting space; the cost of travel and supplies; and the cost of purchasing food, etc. Given these facts, it is hardly surprising that more and more companies are having virtual meetings using web and video conferencing facilities. With access to high-speed internet, cloud-based collaboration services, mobile technology, and advanced audio equipment, people can connect to each other at any time.
However, a meeting is a meeting and many of the problems that afflict face-to-face meetings can carry over into the virtual world: lack of an agenda, domineering personalities, timewasters, no ownership of the issues and the rest.
During this web seminar we will be taking a sideways look at this occasionally loved (but mostly loathed) institution and will look at ways that meetings can be improved. We will also investigate why virtual meetings are becoming an increasingly popular option and find out why some companies are still reluctant to carry out meetings using web and video conferencing technology.
Enterprises are seeking to understand the financial benefits of SD-WAN as this new technology continues to grow. Dan Conde, industry analyst at ESG Research, has spent several months researching how software-defined WAN is modernizing wide area networks while delivering substantial cost savings.
Join Dan Conde in this webinar to gain a better understanding of the key elements of SD-WAN that deliver performance, simplicity, and optimal access to on-premises applications and cloud services. Dan will examine the components of SD-WAN and provide a review of the key financial benefits, basic cost savings and the hidden operational benefits that software-defined networking brings to businesses.
Traditionally UCaaS or hosted PBX providers require customers to purchase dedicated WAN connection to access the service. This on-net deployment allows the UCaaS providers to control WAN quality and assure the UC experience. However, this introduces additional cost and complexity to the end customers. With the increased usage and availability of broadband links, end customers are asking their UCaaS providers to support Bring Your Own Circuit (BYOC). However, the lack of QoS on broadband or Internet link can significantly impact UC quality and end user experience.
Find out what Cloud-Delivered Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) can do to enable UCaaS providers to support BYOC, while assuring the UC quality and delivering WAN visibility and control that private link provides. Learn how to take advantage of SD-WAN technology and incorporate it into your UCaaS service delivery to generate additional business opportunities and increase revenue.
What does it mean to have an enterprise-grade cloud communications solution? Many providers may claim to offer it, but not all can deliver. And if always-on, reliable and global communications are mission-critical for your business, you need to ensure your cloud provider is making the "grade".
In this complimentary webinar, we will discuss 8 standard elements that all companies should look out for when exploring a cloud communications solution, including:
The flexibility to extend international services and global reach
Potential risks of downtime and non-compliance when solutions are not enterprise-grade
The ability to integrate with contact center, CRM and productivity applications
Who should attend:
CIOs, Directors of IT or Infrastructure
Anyone interested in unifying their communications and collaboration infrastructure onto a single, secure, reliable platform – simply
Those seeking a way to replace outdated or disparate legacy systems across multiple locations.
There are many solutions being positioned as SD-WAN. These architectures vary based on the particular WAN challenges they target and historical focus. It is critical for enterprises to understand the focus and architectures of software-defined networking solutions before making a decision about which solution is right for their business.
Join Steve Woo, co-founder and VP of Product, as he reviews the architectural details of each of the SD-WAN approaches in the market. Steve will discuss key considerations for choosing among potential architectures and provide a deep dive review of the pure-play SD-WAN designs with a particular emphasis on cloud-delivered software-defined WAN.
Your workforce is using 3+ devices, is working from many locations, uses both business apps and a plethora of personal apps, and all while expecting to access their data easily and securely. How do you implement a solution that empowers your workforce while protecting your Corporate assets and resources? Discover Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) - a comprehensive cloud solution designed specifically to address the challenges of a mobile workforce.
Join this webcast to learn:
What components make up EMS
How to get up and running with EMS
How to provide secure access to corporate data
Protect everything—across devices, operating systems and applications