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Takeaways from Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2016

Summary of Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2016 - by ICT Industry Principal Alaa Saayed.
Categories Tags Earlier this month, I had the pleasure to attend Huawei’s global analyst summit which was held in the modern metropolis of Shenzhen, in Southeast China. Th… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/takeaways-huawei-global-analyst-summit-2016/

Mitel Pulls the Trigger to Acquire Polycom

An analysis of the long-rumored Mitel acquisition of Polycom.
Categories Tags Mitel and Polycom announced a deal for the former to acquire the latter. Agreement highlights: Mitel will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Polyc… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/mitel-pulls-trigger-acquire-polycom/

Taking the Pulse of the Enterprise Communications Platforms & Endpoints Market

The Status of the Global Enterprise Communications Platforms and Endpoints Market.
Categories Tags If you are a tech-savvy reader, such as me, you would have noticed that the enterprise communications and collaboration market has been noticeably shifting … http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/taking-pulse-enterprise-communications-platforms-endpoints-market/

AT&T’s ECOMP is Yuge

Stratecast commentary on the release of AT&T's ECOMP architecture
Categories AT&T's ECOMP is Yuge by Tim McElligott AT&T recently shared its platform vision for product- and service-independent capabilities for the design, creation and l… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/ts-ecomp-yuge/

Paying for Environment Use to Drive Tech-Oriented Smart Growth

Climate change and environmental destruction are threatening the planet, but there does not seem to be adequate mechanisms to encourage businesses and consumers to make sustainable choices. But there may be some potential solutions.
Categories Tags There is a growing drumroll of reports that are pointing to an inevitable climate change crisis.  A new report, “Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the C… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/paying-environment-use-drive-tech-oriented-sustainable-smart-growth/

Gold Contact Center Nuggets from Enterprise Connect 2016

Summary of some of the contact center announcements at Enterprise Connect 2016
Categories Tags I just returned from a whirlwind Enterprise Connect in Orlando Florida. EC16 was a great event.  It’s difficult to believe it’s been 16 years from the early da… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/gold-contact-center-nuggets-enteprise-connect-2016/

When the Cloud Brings Sunshine

Enterprise Connect 2016, which took place in the second week of March, marked the culmination of several months of hard work, anxiety and excitement as communications solutions providers prepared for the main event of the industry. This year’s event was a…
Categories Tags Enterprise Connect 2016, which took place in the second week of March, marked the culmination of several months of hard work, anxiety and excitement as communi… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/when-cloud-brings-sunshine/

How to control the unstoppable?

The recent events regarding user data privacy in Brazil, as a consequence of Whatsapp's blockeage demand by the gorvernment on December 2015, bring about a much broader topic. How far does the freedom of speech, internet neutrality or the free use of the …
Categories Tags Are we discussing how to stop Neymar or Messi? No, we are talking about the essence of everything we do today: the Internet, but specifically in Brazil. On Jun… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/how-control-unstoppable/

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…
Categories Tags Video conferencing has become a vital communications tool for users looking for instant, productive and rich personal communications to get work done faster an… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/how-cloud-changing-video-conferencing-equation/

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/