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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-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/

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…
Categories Tags 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, … http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/other-side-smart-city-coin/

DRaaS: AN SMB Gateway to the Cloud

Cloud computing has offered a solid solution to the ever-present business continuity and disaster recovery problem. With cloud-based disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), providers offer a single solution that backs up not only data, but an organization…
Categories Tags Several high-profile disasters over the last decade have made businesses more aware of the importance of business continuity and disaster recovery planning for… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/draas-smb-gateway-cloud/

Uberization of Healthcare - Are the Opportunities Real?

The prevalent consensus thus far is the Uberization of healthcare will be one of the defining healthcare trends of the 21st century. In this Forbes article, Reenita Das, healthcare expert at Frost & Sullivan, explores the potential for this new model to b…
Categories Tags Check out my colleague Reenita Das' article in Forbes as she explores the issues with this model: http://www.forbes.com/sites/reenitadas/2015/09/24/the-end… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/uberization-healthcare-are-opportunities-real/

Bit by Bit: NIST Advances Quantum Computing

Teleportation has long been the realm of science fiction. From Douglas Adams to Isaac Asimov, storytellers have ensnared us with visions of instantaneous travel. Physical teleportation remains a fantasy. Quantum teleportation, the transfer of quantum inf…
Categories Tags   What happened? Teleportation has long been the realm of science fiction. From Douglas Adams to Isaac Asimov, storytellers have ensnared us with visions o… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/bit-bit-nist-advances-quantum-computing/

Cloud Management Portals: Cloud Visibility and Control in a Self-Service World

In this post, I discuss the functions that are most needed in a strong cloud portal, as well as what’s on the horizon to be included in future cloud portals.
Categories Tags Internet-based self-service has become a part of our cultural DNA in nearly every part of life. In our personal lives, we manage everything—from money and heal… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/cloud-management-portals-cloud-visibility-and-control-self-service-world/

GE Advances in the Industrial Internet of Things with Predix Cloud

Blog providing an update on GE in the Industrial Internet of Things
Categories Tags GE took a major step towards realizing its ‘Industrial Internet’ dream with the recent announcement of its industrial cloud, Predix. Coined by the company, ‘In… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/ge-advances-industrial-internet-things-predix-cloud/

Why Cloud Service Providers are Missing the Boat on Community Clouds

Cloud service providers have sequentially embraced three of the four cloud deployment models recognized by NIST: first introducing public cloud services, followed by private clouds, and, most recently, hybrid clouds. They have yet to pursue the fourth mod…
Categories Tags Some things are difficult to define, but easy to recognize (as Justice Potter Stewart observed about pornography). Other things are easy to define, but difficu… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/why-cloud-service-providers-are-missing-boat-community-clouds/

Bitcoin 2.0? A Fork in the Road Ahead

Two factions have emerged in what will prove, however it is resolved, to be a pivotal moment for the Bitcoin Blockchain. Bitcoin is heading into dangerous territory and an unnecessary crisis point, according to one faction of developers. The time has come…
Two sides of the same coin: Bitcoin Core and BitcoinXT Two factions have emerged in what will prove, however it is resolved, to be a pivotal moment for the Bitcoin Blockchain. … http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/bitcoin-20-fork-road-ahead/

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/

Innovation in Education - Udacity is Changing the Model

Google X founder Sebastian Thrun created an education startup to offer free, online classes on technology topics such as artificial intelligence and data visualization. This on-line business is vying for the $400 billion higher education business.
You must have heard the age-old, sage advice that when the going gets tough, break down those big, unwieldy projects into small, achievable parts so that you feel a sense of accom… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/innovation-education-udacity-changing-model/