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Movers & Shakers with Dr. Stu Elby, Infinera

Fireside chat with Dr. Stu Elby, SVP for Cloud Network Strategy and Technology at Infinera and ex-VP and Chief Technologist of Verizon Labs.
Categories Tags By Ronald Gruia, Director Emerging Telecoms, Frost & Sullivan   We were honored to have a chat with Dr. Stu Elby, SVP for Cloud Network Strategy and Technol… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/movers-shakers-dr-stu-elby-infinera/

Nokia/ALU Merger: Scale and Execution Yield Competitive Advantage

An analysis of the merger in the aftermath of Monday's Nokia announcement that it gained control of Alcatel-Lucent via a successful public exchange offer.
Categories Tags The telecom vendor space has gone through a flurry of M&A activity in recent years, driven by activist shareholders and private equity funds focusing on balanc… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/nokiaalu-merger-scale-and-execution-yield-competitive-advantage/

Hyperledger: Giants respond to Blockchain challenge

It’s the beginning of 2016, and it’s pretty clear now that Blockchains are going to be a big part of the future of IT and Software (at least!). The technological foundations of the information age are weaker than we’d like to admit. The year’s major cyber…
Categories Tags     Blockchains: a new fundamental It’s the beginning of 2016, and it’s pretty clear now that Blockchains are going to be a … http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/hyperledger-giants-respond-blockchain-challenge/

Digital Channels Are Driving Customer Contacts to the Cloud

More customer contact applications are in the cloud, but this number will rise with customers' increasing preference for digital channels.
Categories Tags Customer contact centers will continue to lift their solutions to the cloud. A new Frost & Sullivan research report, North America Hosted/Cloud Contact Center … http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/digital-channels-are-driving-customer-contacts-cloud/

Cisco Collaboration: Simplicity is More Than Less SKUs

Themes from Cisco Collaboration Summit 2015
Categories Tags   At the eighth annual Cisco Collaboration Summit in San Francisco last week I tweeted that if I could walk away with one word to describe the theme it woul… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/cisco-collaboration-simplicity-more-less-skus/

The carrier side of HPE and other HPE Discover takeaways

A summary of HPE’s carrier strategy going forward as its first post-split Discover event wrapped up.
Categories Tags A summary of HPE’s carrier strategy going forward as its first post-split Discover event wrapped up.  The company created a separate NFV business unit to b… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/carrier-side-hpe-and-other-hpe-discover-takeaways/

Discovering the New HPE #HPEDiscover

Ronald Gruia's impressions of HPE's discover event in London, which came at the heels of the split of the old Hewlett-Packard into two separate companies: HPE Inc. dedicated to PC and printers, and HPE, which is focusing on transformational solutions tack…
Categories Tags   Discovering the New HPE    http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/discovering-new-hpe-hpediscover/

The Indispensable Future of Network Mediation

Network mediation is distinguished by its increasingly vital role for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) in collecting, filtering, correlating, and sometimes enriching the data it collects. Today, CSPs could not survive without it. As we move into a …
Categories Tags By Tim McElligott First came instinct, then superstition: two serviceable, but non-optimal drivers of decision making. Then came big data. No, not thee Big … http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/indispensable-future-network-mediation/

The Thirst for Power: Is Electric Liberation any Closer?

Humans have always had a thirst for power – while political and economic supremacy is still a goal for some, most of us are happy just getting enough juice just to keep our gadgets running.
Categories Tags Humans have always had a thirst for power – while political and economic supremacy is still a goal for some, most of us are happy just getting enough juice jus… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/thirst-power-electric-liberation-any-closer/

Creating a Digital Collaborative Space the Size of a Football Field

Bluescape is an innovative company delivering a cloud-based, collaborative solution for the Workplace of the Future. It is being effectively used in highly collaborative, creative, and interactive environments across industries today.
I met with the Bluescape team (Elizabeth McGlauflin (COO), Nicholas Brown (VP Products), and Hillary Harper (Marcom Manager) in San Carlos, California to see a demo and discuss th… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/creating-digital-collaborative-space-size-football-field1/

Creating a Digital Collaborative Space the Size of a Football Field

Bluescape is an innovative company delivering a cloud-based, collaborative solution for the Workplace of the Future. It is being effectively used in highly collaborative, creative, and interactive environments across industries today.
Categories Tags I met with the Bluescape team (Elizabeth McGlauflin (COO), Nicholas Brown (VP Products), and Hillary Harper (Marcom Manager)) in San Carlos, California to see … http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/creating-digital-collaborative-space-size-football-field/

Will the Ericsson-Cisco Partnership Be Good for Both Companies?

Cisco and Ericsson partner to respond to NOK/ALU merger and provide end-to-end solutions (insight written in TheStreet.com) http://www.thestreet.com/story/13357992/1/will-the-ericsson-cisco-partnership-be-good-for-both-companies.html
Categories Tags As appeared on TheStreet.com - written by Ronald Gruia.  For additional insight, please contact the author at rgruia@frost.com http://www.thestreet.com/stor… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/will-ericsson-cisco-partnership-be-good-both-companies/

Cisco & Ericsson Partnership To Combat Threat Posed by Alcatel-Lucent & Nokia Merger

Ericsson and Cisco Systems announced a comprehensive partnership around products and services for next-generation service provider networks. Who benefits? Who is challenged? Will the partnership yield dividends? This blog is our take on the impact, fallou…
Categories Tags This morning, Cisco and Ericsson announced a major partnership combining Cisco's product line with Ericsson's massive service organization to aim for over $1B … http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/cisco-ericsson-partnership-combat-threat-posed-alcatel-lucent-nokia-merger/

Ericsson and Cisco commit to a future of cooperative networking, software, services and R&D

Ericsson and Cisco chose partnering over merging. They may have chosen wisely, at least for the short term.
Categories Tags Tim McElligott Ericsson and Cisco announced the formation of a global business and technology partnership today that answered not only how the companies wou… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/ericsson-and-cisco-commit-future-cooperative-networking-software-services-and-rd/

The Wearable Future: Revolutionizing Digital Payments

Blog exploring wearable opportunity in the digital payments market
Categories Tags Earlier this week, MasterCard announced its partnership with several hardware vendors to enable payment functionality in Internet-connected everyday objects su… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/wearable-future-revolutionizing-digital-payments/

Taking it to the Edge: the new ‘super platform’

As billions of connected devices start joining the Internet of Things (IoT), businesses will experience exciting transformations in some areas and unwelcome disruption in others. Not least, the network environment itself will transform into an astonishing…
Categories Tags As billions of connected devices start joining the Internet of Things (IoT), businesses will experience exciting transformations in some areas and unwelcome di… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/taking-it-edge-new-super-platform/

The Future of Work: Digital Autonomy

High transaction costs in the inefficient markets of the past led to the creation of the business as we know it. A huge proportion of today’s business sector is designed to meet these needs. However, the world is rapidly changing, and making these old ent…
Categories Tags The State of Business in 2015 It’s the year when the world’s biggest retailer, Amazon, has no inventory, the world’s biggest media publisher, Facebook, create… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/future-work-digital-autonomy/

The Human Brain: The Unsaleable Commodity

Technology has always replaced human labour. But artificial intelligence will replace jobs so quickly, workers will be left without jobs. Society will have to adapt to an age of worklessness. The Universal Basic Income offers a policy prescription.
Categories Tags Technology has always replaced humans  “If, then, man’s principal asset and value is his brain and his ability to calculate, he will become an unsaleabl… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/human-brain-unsaleable-commodity/

No Nasty Surprises: AT&T and Maersk Use Asset Tracking Technology to Monitor Refrigerated Shipping Containers

Want to keep enjoying strawberries in the middle of winter? Then you have to trust that these and other perishables are maintained in good condition over vast shipping distances.
Categories Tags Want to keep enjoying strawberries in the middle of winter? Then you have to trust that these and other perishables are maintained in good condition over vast … http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/no-nasty-surprises-t-and-maersk-use-asset-tracking-technology-monitor-refrigerated-shipping-containers/

Creating a Sustainable Model for Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing

Tackling Smart City issues, starting with transport, offers quick wins for any policy maker
Categories Tags The weight of urbanization is exerting mounting pressure on policy makers on a global scale. The trend is not a recent phenomenon. Cities did not undergo massi… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/creating-sustainable-model-peer-peer-car-sharing/