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BlackBerry Bolsters Its Enterprise Acumen with Good Technology Acquisition

BlackBerry announced this morning its latest M&A move, an all-cash purchase ($425m) of Good Technology, a leading player in the Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) space. The acquisition further boosts BlackBerry’s software portfolio, after buying the l…
Tags BlackBerry announced this morning its latest M&A move, an all-cash purchase ($425m) of Good Technology, a leading player in the Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) space. … http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/blackberry-bolsters-its-enterprise-acumen-good-technology-acquisition/

Risk of Not Encrypting Data Just Jumped to Over $500M

In the wake of the recent Ashley Madison hack, the spotlight is squarely on protection of data at rest. For too long, enterprises have complacently relied on perimeter security measures. Today's hacking sophistication, however, requires that data be perva…
Tags Stories of leaked data, stolen personal information, organized cyber-espionage and willful misuse of proprietary intellectual property are hitting the news wires at increas… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/risk-not-encrypting-data-just-jumped-over-500m/

Sponsored Data Can Accelerate Mobile Service Adoption for Latin American Businesses & Governments

By sponsoring consumers’ mobile data use, companies and governments can reduce costs, create new revenues, expand reach and enhance their brand perception
In today’s highly mobile, data-driven world, consumers everywhere place a high value on the time-saving and money-saving facilities mobile data technologies allow, and businesses … http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/sponsored-data-can-accelerate-mobile-service-adoption-latin-american-businesses-governments/

The Kansas City Shuffle, Bitcoin and the End of the Accounting Industry

Blog explaining Bitcoin, blockchains, and how the accounting industry will be disrupted
Bitcoin is the saviour. Bitcoin is a Ponzi scheme. Just like everything else on the Internet these days, debate has been polarised and constructive discussion is hard to find.… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/kansas-city-shuffle-bitcoin-and-end-accounting-industry/

Google rewrites the Alphabet: They’re coming for your industry too

In less than 1000 words, Larry Page just created a new company big enough to own Google
In less than 1000 words, Larry Page just created a new company big enough to own Google Google, the Silicon Valley search giant, has just announced plans to reorganize under a ne… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/google-rewrites-alphabet-theyre-coming-your-industry-too/

AI Meets… Research

Blog on how artificial intelligence will impact the research industry.
Categories Tags At Frost & Sullivan, we are undertaking a large scale research project exploring the applications of artificial intelligence (AI) across vertical indust… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/ai-meets-research/

The Role of Government in Financial Affairs

Categories Tags China’s recent stock market crash caused the Chinese government to intervene and make every strenuous effort to resolve what’s left of the aftermath.  An artic… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/role-government-financial-affairs/

MIT's "Enigma" Project Secures Cloud Computation

Google, Facebook, Dropbox... Anyone who stores your data online could give any or all of their customers' data up to the government, or hackers. How many of the services you use do you really trust with that data any further than necessary? MIT's Media La…
Categories Tags What is it? Google, Facebook, Dropbox... Anyone who stores your data online could give any or all of their customers' data up to the government, or hackers. H… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/mits-enigma-project-secures-cloud-computation/

Investor Panic in China

Is there a Future for this Risk?
Categories Tags It is a very interesting situation in China. What impact are FinTech or the disruptive new business models in finance going to have on public stock exchanges? … http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/investor-panic-china/

UC-enabled Headsets Continue to Grow in the Skype for Business Endpoint Ecosystem

The traction of UC headsets in Microsoft Lync/Skype for Business environments
Categories   For many years, Frost & Sullivan has closely tracked the markets of enterprise endpoints, including TDM phones, IP phones, UC clients, wireless devices, and enter… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/uc-enabled-headsets-continue-grow-skype-business-endpoint-ecosystem/

Aging Population Is Key Critical Market for Internet of Things (IoT)

Why meeting the needs of an aging population is becoming a key market for the Internet of Things
Categories Americans and Canadians who rely on the Internet of Things (IoT) to monitor and adjust their homes’ a/c, alarms, lighting, water taps, and window shades while they ar… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/aging-population-key-critical-market-internet-things-iot/

Nextiva: The Importance of People and Culture in Company Success

While I was at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, I took a class titled Competing Through People. This class was about the importance of people and company culture in accomplishing key business goals. Earlier this month, I had t…
While I was at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, I took a class titled Competing Through People. This class was about the importance of people and comp… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/nextiva-importance-people-and-culture-company-success/

Google Sets Sights on Smart Cities

Google has launched a new "urban innovation" initiative called Sidewalk Labs. We look at how this shakes up the smart city market landscape, and the potential challenges facing this new enterprise.
Categories Tags Google Wades into the Smart City Marketplace On June 10th, Google announced a new initiative titled Sidewalk Labs, dubbed an “urban innovation company”, led b… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/google-sets-sights-smart-cities/

Interactive Intelligence Raises the Stakes in the Cloud Market

I had the pleasure of attending Interactions 2015, Interactive Intelligence’s annual partner, consultant and analyst event. Interactive Intelligence is currently at major cross-roads as it tries to reposition for further success in the evolving business c…
Categories Tags Interactions 2015 I had the pleasure of attending Interactions 2015, Interactive Intelligence’s annual partner, consultant and analyst event. As always, it … http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/interactive-intelligence-raises-stakes-cloud-market/

Unique Use Cases for Social Apps in the Enterprise

Social networking is undoubtedly one of the most impactful consumer technologies today. Many technology developers are trying to replicate the success of the consumer social phenomenon in a business setting.Technology developers that are not entrenched i…
Categories Social networking is undoubtedly one of the most impactful consumer technologies today.  Many technology developers are trying to replicate the success of the consume… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/unique-use-cases-social-apps-enterprise/

IBM Resolves Government's Public Safety Issues with Digital Transformation

Emergencies that create a great strain on public safety personnel can range from traffic jams and water main breaks to terrorism and natural disasters. Multiple organizations that can work together seamlessly is necessary for quick resolution. Advanced an…
Categories Tags Emergencies that create a great strain on public safety personnel can range from traffic jams and water main breaks to terrorism and natural disasters. Multipl… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/ibm-resolves-governments-public-safety-issues-digital-transformation/

In the End it’s about the People – Dimension Data’s Drive to Claim its Unfair Share

Dimension Data's annual analyst conference overview
Categories Tags While that title sounds negative, the sentiment behind it is the exact opposite.  Last week Dimension Data held its annual industry analyst conference in beaut… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/end-its-about-people-dimension-datas-drive-claim-its-unfair-share/

IP Phones Are Dying – Not Really

IP Phones Status - 2015
Categories Tags As most of you must have heard by now, there has been a continued campaign to kill the IP desktop phones over the years, driven by vendor interest to boost… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/ip-phones-are-dying-not-really/

ShoreTel Champions One Path Forward

ShoreTel this week held its Champion One Partner Conference in Orlando. It was the first such event hosted by the company in over two years. A lot has changed during that time – the company, competitive landscape, technology and buyer’s perceptions of UC.
Categories Tags ShoreTel this week held its Champion One Partner Conference in Orlando. It was the first such event hosted by the company in over two years. A lot has changed … http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/shoretel-champions-one-path-forward/

Stronger Customer Interest in More Complex Mobile Worker Apps

North American businesses are enthusiastically deploying mobile applications to their employees ... and they're voicing strong interest in more than simple personal productivity apps.
Categories Tags North American businesses are enthusiastically deploying mobile applications to their employees … and they’re voicing strong interest in more than simple perso… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/stronger-customer-interest-more-complex-mobile-worker-apps/