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Are you Prepared for the Disruptions of Software Defined Networking?

Ronald Guria, Director of Telecoms
This briefing will provide a current market snapshot, including use cases, ongoing deployments, competitive landscape and future outlook for SDN, as seen from enterprise CIOs and operators' CTOs.

Why you should attend:
- Grasp the market situation, including how SDN will evolve, and drivers and restraints
- Obtain a technical and market trends perspective from discussions held with carriers and enterprises
- Get a comprehensive view of the competitive landscape, including the impacts of the SDN disruption on existing vendors
Dec 12 2013
60 mins
Are you Prepared for the Disruptions of Software Defined Networking?
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     How many were affected by a successful data breach in 2014
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     Which cyberthreats concern security professionals the most
     Which security defenses are present or planned for acquisition
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  • CyberEdge Group, a premier information security research firm, recently announced the results of its 2015 Cyberthreat Defense Report. Designed to complement Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report, this report provides a 360-degree view of organizations’ security threats, current defenses, and planned investments. Over 800 security decision makers and practitioners from across North America and Europe were surveyed in December 2014. Attend this insightful webinar to learn:

     How many were affected by a successful data breach in 2014
     How many think they’ll be victimized in 2015
     What portion of IT spending is dedicated to security
     Which cyberthreats concern security professionals the most
     Which security defenses are present or planned for acquisition
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    • Why bridging the gap between system security and data protection is the key to stopping ever increasing sophisticated attackers from stealing your data
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    • Support Burden - Leverage proven techniques to educate end users and minimize help desk calls
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    • Onboarding Latency - Maximize the end users’ ability to self-administer new and lost/stolen devices
    • Vulnerable Endpoints – Guided remediation for user devices that are under-protected and non-compliant
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    The upcoming release of Core Insight 4.5 adds new attack intelligence features to consolidate, normalize, and prioritize vulnerability management initiatives enterprise-wide. These features allow users to reduce the noise from scanners by more than 90%, so that you can focus on the most critical threats.

    Join us on March 26, 2015 at 1pm ET to get a sneak peek and live demo of Core Insight 4.5. Hear about new features such as:

    - User customizable and flexible reporting
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    - User customizable and flexible reporting
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    - Interactive and adaptive attack paths
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    Organizations need to consider supplementing their security technologies and processes with their people. By leveraging employees as human sensors, we not only adopt “see something, say something”, but we are able to add an extra layer of defense and exponentially reduce detection time as well.

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    • Engaging human sensors as a layer of defense
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    • Real use cases of user detection within our enterprise
  • Sutter Health is a not-for-profit health system serving more than 100 communities in Northern California. Each year its 5,000 physicians care for more than 10 million outpatient visits and discharge more than 200,000 in-patients.

    As healthcare systems transition from “fee for service” to “fee for value” reimbursement models, there is an increasing focus to drive down 30-day re-admission rates, particularly for high risk patients. To this end, Sutter Health is piloting Project RED (Re-engineered Discharge) which leverages predictive analytics to identify high-risk patients and then prescribes alternative discharge workflows aimed at lowering the risk of re-admission.

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    + How Sutter Health is lowering 30-day re-admission rates by re-engineeing clinical workflows
    + The need for connectivity to enable workflow re-design
    + Best practice in moving from an application-centric to a data object-centric connectivity approach
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    Michael DeSalles, Rene Yoakum, Mark Pfeiffer, and Sarah Troup
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    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
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    • Hear why traditional security approaches, such as asset protection, are not relevant to a cloud environment.
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    Ronald Gruia
    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
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    Guilherme Campos, Industry Analyst
    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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    ICT Latin America Industry Director Renato Pasquini and Telecom Latin America Analyst Georgia Jordan
    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.
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    Juan Manuel Gonzalez, Industry Manager
    Collaboration technologies are nowadays a strategic business asset, not simply a desktop tool for messaging and document sharing. The ability to harness the collective knowledge and expertise that lies within a company workforce is a powerful competitive advantage and source of innovation for Latin American businesses.

    Hence the management and implementation of collaboration technologies becomes primordial as the incoming generation expects a more flexible environment that provides choices in how, when, and where they work, as well as the device they use and the way they interact with others.

    Why you should attend:

    - Learn about key trends shaping the collaboration industry in Latin America

    - Understand how various communications and collaboration tools address specific business needs

    - Receive a glimpse into “the office of the future” and the future of industry convergence
  • Connected Work: Technologies Investment Priorities in 2015 and Beyond Recorded: Dec 18 2014 46 mins
    Program Manager Elka Popova, Program Manager Alaa Saayed, and Industry Analyst Michael Brandenburg
    Why you should attend:

    • Learn about Mega Trends shaping the ICT industry
    • Find out how customer IT challenges and business objectives translate into investment priorities
    • Understand how various communications and collaboration tools address specific business needs
    • Learn about the latest developments in communications technology
    • Receive a glimpse into “the office of the future” and the future of industry convergence
    • Make decisions about technology investment priorities in 2015 and beyond
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    Ignacio Perrone, Senior Consultant
    The Mexican Total Telecommunications Services Markets earned revenues of $30.8 billion in 2013 and estimates this to reach $37.,2 billion in 2019., This is mainly driven by the positive economic outlook;, intensifying competition;, investments by competitors to offer triple-, quadruple-, and quintuple-play bundles;, and investments to implement and expand thi3rd- generation (3G), long-term evolution (LTE), GigaEthernet, fiber to the home (FTTH), and other networks.

    By attending this Analyst Briefing you will learn:

    -What segments offer the best growth opportunities?

    -What are the growth drivers?

    -What segments are already mature?

    -Where is the competitive pressure larger?
  • Colombia Telecommunications: What's Hot and What's Not? Recorded: Dec 4 2014 61 mins
    Ignacio Perrone, Senior Consultant
    The Colombian telecommunications services market earned revenues of $11.4 billion in 2013 and is estimated to reach $14,9 billion in 2019, mainly driven by the positive economic outlook, intensifying competition and investments to offer triple, quadruple, and quintuple-play bundles. Additionally, the market will be fuelled by expenditures to implement and expand 3rd generation (3G), long-term evolution (LTE), GigaEthernet, fiber to the home (FTTH), and other networks.

    The presentation will help attendees:

    - Improve the understanding of the Telecom competitive landscape in Colombia

    - Learn what Colombian telecom segments offer the best growth opportunities and what are the drivers impelling the market

    - Discover what segments are already mature and where the competitive pressure is larger

    - Follow market recommendations and forecast until 2019
  • Big Data & Analytics: Who's Buying What, and What are They Missing? Recorded: Dec 3 2014 46 mins
    Sandy Borthick, Industry Analyst
    Stratecast recently surveyed 400 enterprise decision makers to find out which Big Data & Analytic solutions they are implementing and how well those deployments are meeting their expectations. Frost & Sullivan will be providing an overview of the survey findings, aimed at dispelling any doubts regarding the growing importance of BDA solutions.

    Attend this webinar to discover:

    • Which types of BDA solutions are enterprises adopting and which are not so popular?

    • Are enterprises getting the ROI and other benefits they expected from utilizing BDA solutions?

    • What are the specific factors that buyers and sellers need to address in order to achieve greater success?

    Webinar attendees also will receive a complimentary copy of Stratecast’s 2014 Big Data Vendor Directory, which covers more than 300 vendors of 18 different types of Big Data and analytic solutions.
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    Program Manager, Lakshmi Narayanan, Team Lead, Gareth Mellon
    Technological advances and the promotion of connectivity by various stakeholders in South Africa have combined to produce a market that is extremely attractive to a range of ICT providers. Changing market dynamics have also pushed ICT providers to expand their product and service offerings away from basic connectivity, voice, and messaging revenues.

    In order to compete effectively, ICT providers need to improve their understanding of particular industries and their specific ICT requirements. This evolution in strategy requires improved understanding of industry dynamics, particularly adoption trends, in order to better understand the impact of ICT developments on customer needs.

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    • Learn about the growth of enterprise ICT in key industries in South Africa.
    • Hear the five-year forecast of the enterprise ICT spend and demand across key industries in South Africa.
    • Learn about the growth of enterprise ICT in key industries in South Africa.
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    The information technology (IT) infrastructure outsourcing services market in Latin America is becoming more mature each day. Companies are understanding the benefits of outsourcing, focusing on the core business, reducing costs, followed by the strategy of turning capital expenditure (CAPEX) into operational expenditure (OPEX), where instead of investing money in expanding capacity, it is turned into services.

    Additionally, new technology trends such as mobility, cloud and big data, are having a positive impact on the regional datacenter services market. As more information is generated and is strategically used by companies, with a necessity of access anywhere, anytime and through any device, datacenter services providers are gaining traction in the region.

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    - Discover new market and technology trends that are shaping the regional IT outsourcing sector

    - Learn more about the most demanded datacenter services in the key Latin American countries

    - Improve the understanding of the IT Outsourcing competitive landscape in Latin America

    - Follow recommendations and forecast until 2019
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    The expansion of fiber optic, 3G and 4G networks in Brazil is engendering noteworthy investments in the telecommunications sector. Telcos stand in need of reinventing their business models in order to face the increased traffic on networks, which demands continuous investment, while seeking to grow and diversify revenue streams.

    The briefing will underline Frost & Sullivan’s key predictions from 2014 to 2019, focusing on the implications of competitive dynamics as companies fight over new fixed and mobile services and applications opportunities.

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    -Obtain the appropriate elements that will support them build their future strategy.
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    Despite the challenging economic conditions experienced by Latin America in 2013, the contact center business process outsourcing (BPO) industry managed to exhibit growth and a positive forecast for the coming years. Positioning the region as a hot spot for nearshoring from the United States and focusing on an omni-channel strategy that will maintain the competitiveness of Latin American markets have been the key wheels of the contact center BPO industry road map.

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    New trends such as cloud computing, mobility and Internet of Things (IoT) are progressively impacting the Latin American managed security services (MSS) market. Indeed, the higher level of data flows have generated new vulnerabilities and driven attacks that are exacerbating companies’ security concerns. As the sophistication of Internet attacks escalates in Latin America, managed security service providers (MSSP) are also improving the quality of their services by creating partnerships with other companies to enhance their offers.

    The presentation will help attendees:

    - Improve their understanding of the competitive landscape in the Latin American managed security services market.

    - Learn the key technology trends influencing security investments in the region.

    - Discover the major predictions and recommendations related to the future of the MSS industry.
  • Mobile Devices Security: The Invasion has Started Recorded: Oct 28 2014 32 mins
    Jean-Noël Georges, Global Program Director
    Recent data breaches in the US targeted areas that were never or rarely impacted in the past, such as POS (point-of-sales) terminals. As a result, the industry had to provide a list of best practices and deliver additional software or patches to merchants. The next forecasted target is, without a doubt, the mobile ecosystem.

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    Troy M Morley, Operations & Monetization Strategy Analyst
    Given the continued global adoption of smartphones and mobile devices, one could envy the financial position of communication service providers (CSPs). However, market saturation in many areas is pushing prices down—reducing revenues—while network and other costs continue to increase to support all these new data-hungry devices. This briefing will focus on the monetization tools suppliers are offering global CSPs in the segment Stratecast refers to as financial assurance.

    Key Questions and Benefits:
    • What is Financial Assurance? Revenue assurance, fraud management, and margin assurance.
    • Isn’t revenue assurance old-school? No! Learn why revenue assurance is more important today than ever.
    • Are we still dealing with fraud? Yes, fraud continues unabated and with increasing sophistication, but with the right fraud management tools, CSPs can reduce the cost drain of fraudulent activity.
    • How do we optimize our bottom line? Learn how purpose-built analytics are providing margin assurance—increasing revenues and decreasing costs—in every area of the offer-to-cash lifecycle.
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