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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…
Categories Tags In the last week of October, BroadSoft held its annual partner and customer event dubbed BroadSoft Connections. During two packed days, BroadSoft demonstrated … http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/broadsoft-affirms-allegiance-service-provider-success/

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/

Cloud Capacity as Exchange-Traded Commodity

The verdict is in: The cloud is a commodity. So says the venerable CME Group (formerly known as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange) and Universal Compute Xchange (UCX), which are defining cloud infrastructure capacity as a new asset class, able to be traded …
Categories Tags The verdict is in: The cloud is a commodity. So says the venerable CME Group (formerly known as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange) and Universal Compute Xchange (… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/cloud-capacity-exchange-traded-commodity/

AWS and Rackspace: A Cloud Match Made in Heaven?

Infrastructure services provider Rackspace recently inked a deal with AWS, doubling down on its shift to provide more managed services to the enterprise cloud market. Rackspace's concentration on partnerships with leading third-party infrastructure provid…
Categories Tags Cloud service providers are evolving. Many add new services, often at increasingly higher levels of the stack, at warp speed. And with the self-service model t… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/aws-and-rackspace-cloud-match-made-heaven/

Crossroads: What the Dell - EMC merger means

DELL - EMC if played well has the potential of giving other majors like IBM and HP many sleepless nights! From Dell's perspective buy vs build or partner to transform its brand image of a device/hardware-centric company and leverage EMC's well put togethe…
Categories Tags For a long time the market perception of Dell has been that of a device/hardware centric company playing in commodities with low margins. EMC on the other hand… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/crossroads-what-dell-emc-merger-means/

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/

IBM Launches Cognitive Business Strategy

Yesterday, IBM launched the company's new strategic initiative, Cognitive Business, which is its vision for the next evolution of technology and business. IBM’s vision for Cognitive Business builds on Smarter Planet, with big data and intelligence drivin…
Categories Tags IBM is looking beyond connecting things; it's also looking beyond Frost & Sullivan's theory of adding people and processes to the mix to monetize on the IoT ex… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/ibm-launches-cognitive-business-strategy/

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/

The Other Side of the Smart City Coin

This blog post is a response to the 6th October 2015 Meeting of the Minds & Living Cities group blogging event. The topic states that year is now 2050. Write a letter to the people of 2015 describing what the city is like, and give them advice on the next…
This year is 2050, the evolution of smart city has come a long way from where you are in 2015. Some cities have progressed faster than others, but in general, the outcome needs so… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/other-side-smart-city-coin1/

The Other Side of the Smart City Coin

This blog post is a response to the 6th October 2015 Meeting of the Minds & Living Cities group blogging event. The topic states that year is now 2050. Write a letter to the people of 2015 describing what the city is like, and give them advice on the next…
This year is 2050, the evolution of smart city has come a long way from where you are in 2015. Some cities have progressed faster than others, but in general, the outcome needs so… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/other-side-smart-city-coin2/

The Other Side of the Smart City Coin

This blog post is a response to the 6th October 2015 Meeting of the Minds & Living Cities group blogging event. The topic states that year is now 2050. Write a letter to the people of 2015 describing what the city is like, and give them advice on the next…
This year is 2050, the evolution of smart city has come a long way from where you are in 2015. Some cities have progressed faster than others, but in general, the outcome needs so… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/other-side-smart-city-coin3/