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Plantronics Maintains Leadership Through Visionary Innovation

Over the years, Plantronics has successfully led in the market with the concept of “one headset does not fill all”. As such, the vendor has relentlessly analyzed the behavior and environments of business users in order to identify their evolving communica…
Categories Tags Plantronics Maintains Leadership Through Visionary Innovation For those who know me well, I’ve been tracking the professional headset market for more than … http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/plantronics-maintains-leadership-through-visionary-innovation/

Database-as-a-Service: How Cloud-Based Database Management Can Help You Cope with Out-of-Control Data Growth

As data growth and processing increases exponentially due to amplified analytics programs, connected devices, and replication, new means of cataloging, storing, and serving information for processing are required. Scalability and flexibility are critical,…
Categories Tags Two primary trends are driving the shift from local, on-premises data management toward cloud-based services like Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS). First, prol… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/database-service-how-cloud-based-database-management-can-help-you-cope-out-control-data-growth/

Unify’s Strategy to Survive the Post-PBX Apocalypse

Three years ago, Unify (formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications) was a textbook example of all that was outmoded in the enterprise communications market. A large organization, still trapped in the halcyon days of selling simple PBXs to the masses, tryi…
Categories Tags Three years ago, Unify (formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications) was a textbook example of all that was outmoded in the enterprise communications market. A … http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/unifys-strategy-survive-post-pbx-apocalypse/

Lifesize Doubles Down on Cloud; Spins Off from Logitech

Lifesize, a global provider of video and web conferencing, has split from Logitech and is now operating as a fully independent company. The company is now focused on fully realizing its potential as a high-growth B2B SaaS provider in the fast growing coll…
Categories Tags Corporate spinoffs can be challenging often entailing a long complex process.  Craig Malloy, Lifesize CEO, states about recent spinoff announcement from parent… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/lifesize-doubles-down-cloud-spins-logitech/

Daniel Ruppar Interview @ Digital Health Summit Studio CES 2016

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas - Check out Frost & Sullivan Research Director of Transformational Health Daniel Ruppar
The Digital Health Summit, http://www.digitalhealthsummit.com, produced by Living in Digital Times, convenes one of the broadest spectrum of health care and technology audiences i… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/daniel-ruppar-interview-digital-health-summit-studio-ces-20161/

Daniel Ruppar Interview @ Digital Health Summit Studio CES 2016

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas - Check out Frost & Sullivan Research Director of Transformational Health Daniel Ruppar
Categories Tags The Digital Health Summit, http://www.digitalhealthsummit.com, produced by Living in Digital Times, convenes one of the broadest spectrum of health care and te… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/daniel-ruppar-interview-digital-health-summit-studio-ces-2016/

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/

ShoreTel Boosts its Cloud Portfolio with Corvisa Acquisition

ShoreTel caught me by surprise with its December 21 announcement to acquire Corvisa, a small, but innovative competitor in the cloud communications space. ShoreTel is acquiring Corvisa from Novation, a company focused on helping entrepreneurs grow their s…
Categories Tags The last thing one expects to hear right before the Christmas holidays is an acquisition. It is hard enough to reach anyone for a serious conversation as we al… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/shoretel-boosts-its-cloud-portfolio-corvisa-acquisition/

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/

The Age of Reason

As we fast approach 2016, we are all looking into the crystal ball trying to predict the future. I believe 2016 and the next few years will go down in history as the age of reason. It may be just wishful thinking and I may be a few years too early with th…
Categories Tags Gotcha! If you thought this article would have anything to do with Jean-Paul Sartre’s famous novel, you thought wrong.  I recently read Mr. Sartre’ book,  but … http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/age-reason/

Infograph on Cloud Video Conferencing - "How Cloud is Changing the Video Conferencing Equation"

Video conferencing has become a vital communications tool for users that are looking for instant, productive and rich personal communications to get work done faster and better. The old complex and expensive hardware-centric approach to video conferencin…
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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…
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Thoughts from Streaming Media West 2015 - Part 1

Key takeaways from Streaming Media West around 4K, HEVC, and the continued elusiveness of actually profiting from online entertainment video services.
Categories Tags This year's Streaming Media West was, in my perspective, all about getting down to the business of getting stuff done, and making money on online video. In ter… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/thoughts-streaming-media-west-2015-part-1/

Why Microsoft is Interested in Blockchains

Microsoft has partnered with a blockchain production studio, Consensys, on a suite of products and tools referred to as Blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS). The collection, based on the Ethereum blockchain platform and provided on Microsoft’s Azure cloud, laun…
Categories Tags Consensys brings Ethereum’s blockchain to the enterprise Microsoft has partnered with a blockchain production studio, Consensys, on a suite of products and to… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/why-microsoft-interested-blockchains/

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/

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/

BroadSoft Affirms Allegiance to Service Provider Success

In the last week of October, BroadSoft held its annual partner and customer event dubbed BroadSoft Connections. During two packed days, BroadSoft demonstrated its commitment to technology innovation and service provider success. What most intrigued th…
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