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 a
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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In the digital era, IT has an extraordinary opportunity to become a data-driven business partners helping the business achieve its goals of revenue generation, cost reduction, and risk mitigation. However, IT reporting and analytics have historically focused on descriptive and diagnostic work – describing what happened and why. The speed and agility of the digital revolution demands the ability to not only describe what happened in the past but to predict what might happen in the future and to make recommendations about what should be done.
IT operations analytics offers IT organizations a path to evolve the use of machine, operational and business data for more effective, forward-looking prioritization and decision-making. And in a recent BMC sponsored survey, 79% of IT pros said they would be more effective at their job if they had access to non-IT sources of data to help them make decisions in business context.
Join Donnie Berkholz, 451 Research, and Erin Avery, BMC Software, for a high energy, fast paced discussion on adaptive, real-time analytics that any IT operations organization can adopt to become highly prescriptive and predictive.
In an environment of growing transaction volumes, higher compliance costs, lower margins, and ever more demanding customer service expectations, it is increasingly important for banks, transaction processors and retailers to have an up-to-date view into the health and performance of their Payments ecosystem.
In this webinar, IR will share their vision and the experiences of their customers in using real-time and predictive analytics to get greater insight into cardholder behavior, transaction profitability, fraud and risk prevention, as well as the success of new technology rollouts.
Carrier Ethernet. There has been so much written about it but what is it exactly, and what can it be used for? This webinar will explore the concept of Carrier Ethernet and provide attendees with an overview of the technologies available today. The presentation will explore different offerings and review some of the underlying technology.
Most importantly, the presenter will provide some very helpful do’s and don’ts and offer examples of practical applications of Carrier Ethernet that service providers and enterprises can implement in their own networks. After the presentation there will be a Q&A session to address all your concerns.
New services for telcos typically take a long time to roll out. Each new service is subjected to deep integration, complex interoperability and challenging deployments which delay service offerings, revenue and competitive differentiation.
SD-WAN is the first new networking service which can be deployed nearly instantly by Service Providers. This webinar will explain how leading edge SD-WAN solutions allow Service Providers to quickly deliver competitive differentiation, new revenue and increased profitability.
Enterprise wide area networks span tens, hundreds, thousands and even tens of thousands of branch offices resulting in a large hardware footprint, high power consumption, and significant cooling demands. It is no wonder that these networks can have a substantially negative impact on expenses, time and the environment.
Join this webinar to learn how a cloud-delivered software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is green, lowers carbon footprints and is good for the environment and Earth. Gain a better understanding of how reducing cooling and power requirements in the branch, lower carbon emissions and fewer devices is helping businesses do more for the environment while at the same time saving money.
When a company deploys new technology, success depends on effective user education and adoption. This means employees not only need to understand how the technology works, but they need to change their behaviors. This doesn’t happen through osmosis.
From the earliest stages of planning new technology deployments, companies need to think about lines of business workflow. How do people currently work and what role will the new technology play in this work?
In this webinar, you will learn fundamentals of building an adoption plan, including identifying use cases, internal marketing and collecting feedback to evaluate success.
Amy Thacker is a marketing veteran with a graduate degree in teaching. Her experience allows her to meld internal marketing strategies with training best practices.
Maximize and verify that high availability and business continuity plans will work as intended, even when the going gets tough.
Storm season is here early. Much of the southern US is already dealing with devastating flooding. It's important to test your plans early so that you can have confidence that your Contact Center is ready!
•Test and evaluate the resilience of complex, geo-diverse systems
•Verify fallback and failover rules and processes
•Test and Verify Busy Hour Call Completion (BHCC)
•Ensure your hot standbys can take the heat
Join Mike Burke, Director of Product Marketing, IR Testing Solutions, and learn testing strategies that will allow your Contact Center to weather the storm.
Like peanut butter and chocolate or bacon and eggs, Chef and Microsoft Azure just go better together. Join Corey Wagehoft of 10th Magnitude and Andre Elizondo of Chef for this live webinar to learn how Chef and Azure can help your organization accelerate its adoption of DevOps practices. Combining Azure’s cloud services with Chef’s automation capabilities can make you faster, more flexible and better able to deliver value to customers.
Join the webinar to learn:
• What makes Chef and Azure a powerful combo, and how to decide whether they’re the right fit for your organization
• How Chef and Azure enable DevOps practices and benefits
• A real-world example of how one company uses Chef and Azure to automate the configuration and maintenance of hundreds of servers
• How to get started with Chef on Azure
Today, poor user experience is a business problem, not just an IT problem. If the performance of your web applications is consistently poor, your users will take their business to a competitor.
Traditionally, IT managers have been “data center” focused, looking at system resource metrics rather than the end user experience. Even when performance is considered at the application level, the metrics are based on individual elements (SQL response time, application heap usage, etc.) and are not focused on what is really happening from the users’ perspective. The data center-centric approach is insufficient for effective application performance management. Performance could be perfectly fine on the server-side, but be horrible when viewed from the end user perspective.
Watch this webinar to learn how to monitor, diagnose and report on the real user experience for your business-critical web applications.
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.
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.
Shailendra Soni - Industry Principal, Harsh Upadhyay - Industry Analyst
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
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