Frost.com - Information and Communication Technologies Research http://www.frost.com/c/10107/home.do http://www.frost.com/c/10107/home.do - Information and Communication Technologies Research Frost & Sullivan Software-defined Remote Access: An Inside Look at Aryaka s SmartACCESS Solution http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-36-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-36-00-00 Current SD-WAN vendor offerings focus on branch site connectivity and optimized cloud connectivity over hybrid WAN links. Remote and mobile workers, who comprise a significant percentage of the employee pool, are often ignored in SD-WAN deployments. In this paper, we look at the challenges with securely and cost-effectively connecting remote users to corporate applications; and how Aryaka s SmartACCESS addresses some of these challenges with its clientless SD-WAN solution. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:33:36 +0100 Innovations in Artificial Intelligence, Video analytics, Image Recognition, and Cryptocurrency Trade http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D881-00-14-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D881-00-14-00-00 This edition of ITCC TOE provides a snapshot of the emerging ICT led innovations in the field of blockchain, deep learning, artificial intelligence, analytics, and cryptocurrency that are used in various applications across industry sectors including healthcare, financial services, and retail eco-systems. ITCC TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) s mission is to investigate emerging wireless communication and computing technology areas including 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Big Data, cloud computing, augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, virtualization and the Internet of Things and their new applications; unearth new products and service offerings; highlight trends in the wireless networking, data management and computing spaces; provide updates on technology funding; evaluate intellectual property; follow technology transfer and solution deployment/integration; track development of standards and software; and report on legislative and policy issues and many more. The Information & Communication Technology cluster provides global industry analysis, technology competitive analysis, and insights into game-changing technologies in the wireless communication and computing space. Innovations in ICT have deeply permeated various applications and markets. These innovations have profound impact on a range of business functions for computing, communications, business intelligence, data processing, information security, workflow automation, quality of service (QoS) measurements, simulations, customer relationship management, knowledge management functions and many more. Our global teams of industry experts continuously monitor technology areas such as big data, cloud computing, communication services, mobile and wireless communication space, IT applications & services, network security, and unified communications markets. In addition, we also closely look at vertical markets and connected industries to provide a holistic view of the ICT Industry. Keywords: Artificial intelligence, deep learning, natural language processing, speech recognition, crypto currency, video analytics, healthcare API, computer vision, voice interface Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 2017 Big Data Analytics Survey: Big Data Beginning to Dominate but Issues Arising http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9A37-00-36-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9A37-00-36-00-00 Stratecast s fourth BDA survey data indicates that nearly all companies, regardless of vertical, are considering implementing BDA, are in the process of implementing BDA, or have implemented BDA solutions. In fact, most respondents surveyed consider BDA the most important technology, compared to other technologies in their organizations. However, despite the fact that BDA is extensive, there are still significant roadblocks to BDA adoption. This report provides readers with important information on businesses perceptions and opinions about BDA, usage, plans to implement, privacy issues, and IS/IT business priorities. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Apple Performance Tracker, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1F2-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1F2-01-00-00-00 This Frost & Sullivan tracker provides metrics on Apple's quarterly performance (for both unit sales and revenues) for iPads, iPhones, Macs, and other products (which includes sales of iPods, Apple TVs, Beats Electronics, and Apple-branded and third-party accessories). The deliverable includes historical quarterly data for all categories from 2007 to Q2 2017 and annual year-over-year (YoY) growth rates to capture important trends in the Apple ecosystem. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:40:36 +0100 Global CSP Monetization 2017 Edition Part 2: Billing Mediation Market Forecast and Market Share Analysis http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D532-00-CB-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D532-00-CB-00-00 The Stratecast Operations, Orchestration, Data Analytics & Monetization (ODAM) analyst team has completed its annual assessment of the communications service provider (CSP) monetization market. This market is defined by Stratecast to include the key business management functions of: billing mediation, rating & charging, other core billing, and policy management; along with the wholesale revenue management functions of interconnect & settlement and partner management. A detailed definition of each of these functions is contained in a later section of this report. This study involves over 100 global suppliers, and results in a multi-part market sizing and forecast focused on the end-to-end monetization market. Global CSP Monetization Part 2 assesses the billing mediation sector, provides a global market share analysis of the approximately 50 suppliers that deliver solutions to the global CSP market, and establishes a five-year forecast for this market. Key insights include: Billing Mediation Market CAGR Market Share of Top Seven Suppliers Billing Mediation Continues to Gain Importance Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:41:36 +0100 European Over the Top (OTT) Video Services Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD39-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD39-01-00-00-00 Over-the-Top (OTT) video services including video on demand are already widespread in Europe as a popular option for entertainment. The market comprises over 400 services including Pay TV operators, telcos, broadcast networks and pure play OTT service providers. The market is headed towards an increasing deployment of converged bundled services. This study analyzes the main trends that are driving and restraining the OTT Video market in Europe as well as the business models including advertising, subscription and transactions for video on demand. The study provides regional forecasts in two scenarios for total unique connected viewers, paid subscribers, as well as revenue from 2016 to 2021 for EU-28 with breakouts for 5 major countries - UK, Germany, France, Netherlands and Spain. It also presents competitor profiles of leading OTT/VOD companies such as Netflix, Amazon, Sky, BBC iPlayer, Apple iTunes, Wuaki TV, Knippr, Maxdome and Canal Play. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Asia-Pacific Enterprise Telephony Market CY2016 Tracker, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P991-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P991-01-00-00-00 This Asia-Pacific enterprise telephony market tracker analyzes the trends, go-to-market strategies, and important customer successes. The market is segmented into private branch exchange (PBX), key telephone system (KTS), wireless private branch exchange (WPBX), and Internet Protocol (IP) PBX. This research is based on Frost & Sullivan's proprietary TEAM methodology, which ensures that clients have a complete 360 Degree Perspective to drive decision-making. The base year of the study is 2016, and the forecast period is from 2017 to 2021. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:01:36 +0100 Our Detailed Privacy Blueprint: What All Parties Should Be Doing Right Now to Protect the People and Organizations They Care About http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-35-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-35-00-00 Privacy regulations can shut down most of the benefits of big data, leaving organizations ill-equipped to compete in the global economy. Nowhere is that more true than in the EU. The EU s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), intended to protect the privacy of EU citizens, threatens the viability of business initiatives in the region all of which depend on data. This SPIE completes our current four-part analysis of privacy. The report briefly touches on conditions and factors posing threats to privacy; then, moves into the main thrust of the piece: analyzing each recommendation outlined in our Privacy Blueprint. Key Highlights: --An Array of Privacy Threats Could Shut Down Big Data --A Privacy Blueprint: What All Parties Need to Do Right Now --Action Items for the Private Sector --Action Items for the Public Sector --Overview of Key US Privacy Regulations --Action Items for the Citizens/Consumers/Users --The Last Word Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:57:36 +0100 Vehicle-to-Everything Technologies for Connected Cars http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7BA-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7BA-01-00-00-00 Advancements in wireless communication technologies, sensor fusion, imaging technologies, Big Data, and analytics have created opportunities for automotive manufacturers to discover a wide range of solutions for multiple applications. Miniaturization of electronic components, advancements in navigation, and adoption of smart devices is expected to fuel advancements in the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications industry. Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication is be expected to be pivotal in the development of Internet of Things (IoT). Connected cars in the long term can be expected to interact not only among themselves, but also with the environment around, thereby leading to various forms of vehicular communication. Though government initiatives, evolving ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) applications, and technology advancements may drive opportunities, high initial investment and lack of suitable infrastructure are some of the key factors that hinder widespread adoption. This research service focuses on capturing applications of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and V2X. It also accesses communication technologies, which would be suitable for V2X communication based on cost analysis. Key questions addressed in the research service: What are the various applications of V2V and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I)? What are the different types of communication technologies that can be adopted in V2X? What are the factors influencing adoption of V2X communication? What is the suitable communication technology for V2X communication? What is the application pipeline for V2X communication? Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Enabling Hyper Competition through Advanced Analytics: North American Market Primed for Growth http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9A37-00-35-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9A37-00-35-00-00 This report looks at the application of advanced analytics on business process optimization; and suggests an infrastructure framework for ensuring that advanced analytics are utilized successfully. Key Highlights: --Advanced Analytics: A Primer --Predictive Analytics: The Holy Grail of Advanced Analytics --Analytics and AI --From Data to Insights --Data Preparation --Advanced Analytics Demand --Successfully Deploying an Advanced Analytics Infrastructure --The Last Word Tue, 8 Aug 2017 16:51:35 +0100 US Digital Consumer and Home Automation Market Transformation, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1B4-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1B4-01-00-00-00 The digital consumer concept continues to evolve as new products, services, and solutions make their way to the home. At present, the notion of a digital consumer largely revolves around individuals that leverage the Internet for productivity, entertainment, and communication. Going forward, however, consumers are expected to leverage the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) to interact with a much larger ecosystem that includes external entities such as smart parking facilities, smart health, and smart cities. A plethora of new business models continues to emerge in the digital consumer segment, though many are yet to attain a critical mass of customers and sustained underlying profitability. In addition, the intensifying competitive environment is forcing solution providers to deliver differentiated value propositions at compelling price points to both current and prospective customers. Greater product and market diversification by existing providers as well as new market entrants which are threatening to redefine various consumer segments are also creating a rather fragmented competitive environment across various consumer segments. In addition, growth in the adoption and usage of digital devices and applications, including smartphones, content streaming, and social media, further adds to time poverty and declining attention span in consumers. This in turn creates significant customer engagement and communication challenges for marketers. Lastly, the onslaught of innovative technologies such as smart thermostats and smart door locks being adopted by the modern consumer, either on a piecemeal basis or as a solution, is creating compatibility, standards, and integration issues for vendors, prompting them to make additional investments in research and development (R&D) functions to ensure a seamless user experience (UX). While increasing digital transformation among consumers has created challenges for providers, new growth opportunities are emerging on the horizon. For instance, rising time poverty creates demand for innovative products such as digital assistants (e.g., Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomePod) that perform various functions through voice commands, helping to simplify consumer lifestyle. Similarly, increasing awareness and understanding of the environmental impact of human consumption is helping to fuel demand for products and services, such as smart home irrigation systems, that enable greater conservation of natural resources while also adding convenience to the household and reducing costs. Within the home entertainment segment, over-the-top (OTT) video providers are increasingly differentiating their services by developing original/unique content rather than merely expanding their library of third-party syndicated content. In addition, OTT providers are developing artificial intelligence (AI)-based user interface tools to further enhance their value proposition. To counter the growing threat of OTT services to their core video business, traditional cable and satellite TV providers have launched their own content offerings, which include live TV streaming. Similarly, consumer product manufacturers, be they home appliance vendors or fitness device makers, are seeking ways to harness the power of Internet of Things (IoT) to deliver exceptional value while also expanding company revenue base and profitability. This study offers a conceptual framework of the overall digital consumer market and highlights areas of opportunity for a variety of market participants. While the digital consumer market is rather expansive and one that continues to evolve, this study closely examines the digital home automation market and the solutions involved. Home automation involves connecting various devices together so that they can be monitored and controlled through a centralized application. This study focuses on home automation pertaining to core home infrastructure. Tue, 8 Aug 2017 13:29:36 +0100 Monetization: The Long Game for Network Operators http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-34-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-34-00-00 Existing (legacy) systems cannot address the operations, orchestration and monetization requirements that the above-listed transformational initiatives bring to bear. New systems are the ultimate answer, but addressing the legacy gap left by existing systems cannot come from a mandate to rip and replace. Installed networks continue to rely on the legacy systems and business process environment to support customers. Besides, the time-to-market tax to make a bulk systems change-out is too great. A copasetic hybrid approach to the operations and monetization systems enhancement challenge is sorely needed, as long as hybrid networks are in use. This report outlines the current state of the legacy CSP systems, and what is needed to meet a growing list of new business requirements. The report also describes how these needs are satisfied by integrating new functionality into existing business processes and systems, as the CSP industry begins to adopt microservices-based business function architecture. Key Highlights: --What CSPs do Well: Still an Enviable Position --Historical Taxonomy of CSP Support Systems and Processes --Digital Transformation and Virtual Services Are the Next Challenge --A Partner Ecosystem for VNF License Management --The Customer Demand Challenge - Complexity is Winning --The Last Word Fri, 4 Aug 2017 12:57:36 +0100 Artificial Intelligence versus Augmented Intelligence in Financial Services http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297773773 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297773773 Several technological trends have simultaneously been impacting the development of artificial intelligence (AI). Those seen as drivers include increasing Internet penetration, exponential growth in computer processing capability Thu, 3 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Big Data is in Big Trouble, Starting in the EU http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9A37-00-34-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9A37-00-34-00-00 The EU Parliament approved the GDPR in April 2016. To allow the region and the world to adjust to the sweeping changes it contains, the EU established a two-year acclimation period, and will begin enforcing the GDPR on 25 May 2018. This Stratecast report offers our assessment of the content and impact of the key provisions of GDPR, in the EU and around the world. Included in each assessment is our determination of whether the impact of the provision is a net positive or a net negative on the ability of organizations to leverage big data; and by implication, on economic growth, first in the EU, and then through ripple effects across the rest of the world. Wed, 2 Aug 2017 15:02:35 +0100 Mexican Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K14B-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K14B-01-00-00-00 This Frost & Sullivan research service on the Mexican M2M market provides detailed market forecasts for lines in service, revenues and price trends, drivers and restraints, and the main industry challenges analyzing the need for vertical-focused solutions. The Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market is poised to grow rapidly until 2022 in Mexico. With high mobile penetration, Mexican carriers are turning their attention to M2M as a new revenue source with significant potential. Traditional mobile operators are implementing strategies aimed at both capturing emerging M2M deals and positioning their offerings to attract future growth opportunities. The research service also provides competitive analyses of participants from 2016 to 2022. As enormous potential of M2M lies in its manifold uses, the research service covers the four top verticals in the Mexican M2M market. These are: Transport and logistics Banking and finance Energy and utilities Industry Additionally, the study provides lines in service and revenue forecasts and highlights the market trends for each vertical. In this market research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts examine the M2M value chain, market distribution channels, and its main three models, among others. M2M taxonomy is analyzed, divided in the key verticals for both types of end users: consumers and enterprises. The main adoption trends for these verticals are discussed, including smartphones and tablets, connected vehicles, wearables, connected health and connected home, in the case of key consumer verticals. As for the key enterprise verticals, the main trends are described for transport, automotive, retail, energy, utilities, industry, banking and finance, government, and healthcare. Additionally, the research service describes the main growth opportunities for companies in the ICT industry, as participants in the evolving ecosystem will become an integral part of the IoT value chain. This includes telecommunication service providers, hardware and software vendors, mobile applications developers, platform and technologies integrators, providers of equipment and machinery, and chipset vendors. As wireless communication infrastructures, service providers, and data management and analytics hardware and software providers are poised to lead the ICT innovation ecosystem in Latin America, strategic imperatives for success and growth are explained. This analysis presents some of the trends that Frost & Sullivan believes will shape, grow, and have great relevance within the M2M industry in Mexico. The study looks at the Mexican M2M market from the perspective of telecom operators that provide connectivity and M2M platforms for services such as managed services. As a conclusion, the research service identifies the opportunities for growth and makes recommendations on call to action. Wed, 2 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 The Emerging Global Marketplace for Intellectual Property (IP) http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7CD-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7CD-01-00-00-00 Increased focus to maximize the return from investments in R&D is driving increased participation in the IP marketplace across the value chain. This research service provides an overview of the IP markets value chain and dynamics of the global IP marketplace. The study analyzes existing and emerging business models employed by market participants. The study also covers key issues concerning IP markets and recent developments in this space across the globe. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Digital Transformation of Telecommunications Operators in South Africa, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD4F-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD4F-01-00-00-00 This study provides an analysis of the digital transformation of the South African telecommunications operators. The service provider scope includes mobile network operators (MNOs), fixed-line operators, and mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) and end-user scope includes consumers, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and large enterprises. This study explains the context of digital transformation in the telecommunications market, including digital customer engagement, and the strategic and tactical initiatives and the key digital trends that prompt operators to adopt digital transformation. It provides a snapshot of global digital transformation trends adopted by leading operators including AT&T, Etisalat, SK Telecom, Orange, Telefonica, BT, Deutsche Telekom, Singtel, Verizon, and Giffgaff in terms of network operations, strategies and service offerings, and customer engagement. The study provides an analysis of the South African telecommunications market, including the competitive market landscape along with the market share of mobile operators as well as highlighting the subscriber numbers and penetration rates for key indicators such as fixed-line communications, mobile communications, and Internet/data, 3G/4G network coverage, and segment-wise revenue breakdown for the base year 2016, with forecast measurements for 2017. It identifies the key market drivers and restraints that are urging South African telecommunications operators to adopt digital transformation and analyses the overall mobile communications market revenue, operators revenue against their IT spending, extent of operator s digitalisation and its business impact, and operators digital readiness index. The study discusses case studies of leading telecommunications operators like Vodacom, MTN, and Telkom in the digital transformation context. Analyses their digital transformation strategy in terms of customer, operations, and people; historical revenue performance and how digitalisation is driving the revenue numbers; and the strategic initiatives adopted by them over the years in B2B as well as B2C segments to accelerate their journey. It explores key growth opportunities that telecommunications operators will look to investing in and the strategic imperatives they will adopt to accelerate their digital transformation journey. It also throws light on the key predictions for the South African telecommunications market, in terms of digital transformation. Key questions this study will answer: What are the global digital transformation trends in the telecommunications market, in terms of network operations, digital strategies and service offerings, and customer engagement? What are the key market drivers and restraints for adopting digital transformation in the South African telecommunications market? What the key South African telecommunications market indicators, in terms of fixed-line, mobile, Internet/data, and 3G/4G network coverage? What is the overall South African mobile communications market revenue, operators revenue versus their IT spend, extent of operator s digitalisation and its business impact, and digital readiness index? How are the key South African telecommunication operators progressing in their digital transformation journey in terms of strategies and revenue performance? What are the 5 major growth opportunities that South African operators can capitalise on so as to expedite their digital transformation journey? Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Hybrid Cloud Adoption Trends and Challenges: On-Premises Data Center Remains Key to Businesses http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-33-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-33-00-00 To gauge the changing perceptions and behaviors regarding cloud services, Frost & Sullivan conducted its seventh annual Cloud User Survey of U.S.-based IT decision-makers, via Web, in March 2017. A total of 410 valid responses were returned, providing a +/-5% margin of error at a 95% confidence level. In this SPIE, Stratecast|Frost & Sullivan presents results from the 2017 Cloud User Survey of U.S.-based IT decision-makers. Key Highlights: --Defining Hybrid Cloud --Infrastructures U.S. Businesses Find Important to Include in a Hybrid Cloud --Criteria Important to U.S.-Based IT Decision Makers When Choosing a Hybrid Cloud Platform Provider --Top Hybrid Cloud Management Platform Providers --Top Workloads U.S. Businesses Deploy in a Hybrid Configuration --Challenges U.S. IT Leaders Experience When Deploying a Hybrid Cloud --The Last Word Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:11:36 +0100 Global Virtual Reality Ecosystem, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD04-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD04-01-00-00-00 This study aims to analyse Virtual Reality (VR) and its applications across vertical industries 2017. Research Scope: The research scope of the study includes the following: Technology Trends (which includes smartphone, tethered and all-in-one headsets, tracking technology and platforms) Industry Trends (which includes consolidation, expansion away from gaming and partnerships) Innovative start-ups and vendors in VR The applications of VR in industries and case studies A general overview of Virtual Reality is given and its relevance to business in 2017. Applications of VR in recent years which offer new opportunities and value propositions are listed for each industry, with a case study analysed. Strategies for navigating Virtual Reality as a enterprise software or IT services company are assessed and the imperative for both to invest and experiment is explained. Virtual Reality (VR) is a set of technologies with create immersive experiences through digital simulation. VR exists on a spectrum of digital experiences from reality to full digital immersion. Breakthroughs in computing performance, hardware economies of scale and 3D expertise have enabled a resurgence of VR's promise in recent years, and 2017 could mark the beginning of VR s hockey stick growth trajectory. Companies across vertical industries are testing and implementing different applications of VR from pure branding exercises through to training and customer service optimization. The Healthcare, Defense, Manufacturing and Automotive sectors have plenty of historical experience with simulation technologies including VR. However, the current wave of software innovation, low price point for hardware and growing developer ecosystem bring radical new possibilities at a much lower cost. There are many unexplored opportunities in VR across training, media and simulation. Each industry may find new solutions to their own unique challenges. Experimentation is key to finding the biggest opportunities for innovation. This dynamic may be led by content and media platform producers over single-product startups, given the efficiency benefits of reused assets and optimizations for realism in VR. Facebook and Google have already made bold strides towards this future with Social VR application experimentation and YouTube experience respectively. Key Questions this Study Will Answer: The following are some of the key questions that this study will provide answers to: What is virtual reality and why is it relevant to the enterprise? What are the key applications of VR for each industry sector? Who are the key providers of VR platforms for consumers? What best practices can be determined from successful strategies using VR in industries? Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Technologies Driving Clinical Trial Management http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7CA-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7CA-01-00-00-00 Clinical trials are slow and expensive process. Over the years, especially last year, the number of drugs approved through successful clinical trials has reduced significantly. Due to several clinical trial failures, pharmaceutical companies have suffered significant revenue loss. Based on Frost and Sullivan s research, integration of digital technologies including cloud technology, artificial intelligence, big data, predictive and prescriptive analytics, internet of medical things and mobile technology, into the clinical trial processes can improve the efficiency, fasten the clinical trials processes. Pharmaceutical companies are embracing these digital technologies to improve patient engagement, prevent trial failures, thereby improving the profitability of drug development. This research service will showcase the emerging technologies impacting the clinical trial industry on a global scale, through a detailed strategic assessment of the industry challenges and unmet needs. Integrating of these emerging digital technologies can create further growth opportunities such as increase the chances of trial success through adaptive clinical trials, facilitate remote trials for faster and cost-effective outcomes and increase patient engagement through patient-centric trials. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Digital Transformation in the Global Retail Sector http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC4C-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC4C-01-00-00-00 This research service is part of Frost & Sullivan's Integrated Commerce Research Programme. It provides an original perspective on how technology trends, MegaTrends and industry trends are driving the digital transformation of retail. The rise of eCommerce, online marketplaces, and subscription models have been complementing, while also disrupting and eroding traditional retail. Brick-and-mortar retailers are responding to the challenge and embracing technology to enhance their physical assets to create seamless, immersive, and multi-sensorial shopping experiences. Technology has become pervasive and is transforming every company into an IT company as the saying has been for some time. Considering that a key driver for companies to engage in this digital transformation is the need to improve the customer experience, retailers as the archetypal customer-facing industry are particularly exposed to escalating expectations driven by digital technology, online and integrated omni-channel commerce. Retailers that fail to initiate a holistic and reasoned engagement with emerging technology that is reshaping the industry will fall behind. They will become unable to meet their customers expectations and fade into irrelevance or fully perish. This research service takes retailers and other readers on an exploratory journey through technology and technology-related changes in retail to provide orientation in this fast-evolving environment. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Securing the Power Grid - Innovations in Energy Cybersecurity http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7AB-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7AB-01-00-00-00 With the addition of smart meters and AMI, the need to provide cybersecurity to the energy and power infrastructure has also increased significantly. The Energy infrastructure is slowly turning from a mere physical infrastructure to a cyber-physical one with the addition of smart devices those are connected by communication networks. These nodes provide easy entry points for the attackers and other unauthorized persons. As the fiel only emerging the cybersecurity solutions are also just evolving. The differences between the requirements of the legacy Internet and the network requirements of the smart grid also generate restrictions for the direct adoption of cybersecurity solutions developed for the former. This study will deal with solutions those are in existence, the ones those are developed and considered specifically for the smart grid and power infrastructure, their limitations and areas to improve and so on. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Addressing Risk from the Encrypted Threat Vector: Analysis of the Impact and Importance of Cisco ETA http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-32-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-32-00-00 Research from the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) shows that over 50% of Web traffic is now encrypted, since 2016. As the amount of encrypted traffic mounts, enterprises are being forced into difficult decisions, choosing between visibility and data privacy. An all-together new approach to inspecting encrypted traffic, without exposing sensitive and potentially private data, may be required. On June 20, 2017, Cisco announced a new solution called Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA), which would offer a non-intrusive method for assessing encrypted traffic for signs of compromise or threats. This paper will provide an overview of the Cisco ETA solution, and assess the practical use of this technology in enterprise networks, and the impact it will have on the security industry. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:54:09 +0100 Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Video Conferencing Endpoints and Infrastructure Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K15-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K15-01-00-00-00 The Asia-Pacific enterprise video conferencing market is witnessing increasing demand, driven by a focus on simplification and lower prices. End users are seeking an enhanced meeting experience, which is also driving the innovation of video collaboration products. The study sheds light on the competitive dynamic and provides market share analysis Market trends indicate rising customer awareness, which will ensure reliability and quality within the overall framework of technology upgrades. The forecast period is from 2017 to 2023, and the base year is 2016. Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) is the key region discussed in this study. It is a highly concentrated market, dominated by Cisco and Polycom. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:52:10 +0100 Asia-Pacific Video Conferencing Endpoints and Infrastructure Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P97A-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P97A-01-00-00-00 The Asia-Pacific enterprise video conferencing market is witnessing increasing demand, driven by a focus on simplification and lower prices. End users are seeking an enhanced meeting experience, which is also driving the innovation of video collaboration products. The study sheds light on the competitive dynamic and provides market share analysis. Market trends indicate rising customer awareness, which will ensure reliability and quality within the overall framework of technology upgrades. The forecast period is from 2017 to 2023, and the base year is 2016. Sub-regions discussed in the study are Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), ASEAN, Greater China, India, Japan, and South Korea. Key market participants include, but are not limited to, Huawei, Cisco, Polycom, Sony, ZTE, Kedacom, Avaya, and Lifesize. In 2016, the total market revenue increased by 3.4% on a yearly basis, and was valued at $815.6 million. Immersive telepresence and single-codec systems witnessed positive growth. However, executive desktop system and video infrastructure segments recorded a revenue decline as compared to the previous year. The report highlights the drivers and restraints in the total Asia-Pacific video conferencing endpoints and infrastructure market. Key market drivers include improved features and user experience, extension of video connections to more users, a growing number of huddle rooms along with a vastly improved user experience, lower pricing (creating growth opportunities), software-centric and cloud-based services (boosting the usage and further demand for room systems), and rising ROI of video collaboration solutions (facilitating the adoption of VC for external communications). Key market restraints include stronger emergence of freemium and lower-priced alternatives (impacting revenue potential), global and regional economic challenges (inhibiting market adoption), and saturation in mature markets such as ANZ, China, and Japan (slowing down adoption). The average selling price (ASP) per codec had a prospective decline despite improvements in the features and function of endpoints. Price erosion by competition, promotional offers for UC bundled solutions, and emerging lower-priced huddle room systems are expected to further drive down the average selling price. Despite rapid user adoption, revenue growth will be under pressure due to precipitously declining prices. As the price for HD codec is expected to decrease by 2 5% per annum during the forecast period, with the emergence of huddle room systems, market opportunities from SMBs and mid-sized companies are anticipated to increase gradually in terms of new customer acquisitions. Growth opportunities such as video collaboration vision, huddle rooms, flexible meeting spaces, and SMB markets are considered as strategic imperatives for video conferencing providers during the forecast period. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:52:09 +0100 Innovations in Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and IoT http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D881-00-13-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D881-00-13-00-00 This edition of ITCC TOE provides a snapshot of the emerging ICT led innovations in blockchain, artificial intelligence, analytics, and Internet of Things. These are used in a wide variety of applications across industry sectors including healthcare, e-commerce, trade supply chain, and pharma. ITCC TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) s mission is to investigate emerging wireless communication and computing technology areas including 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Big Data, cloud computing, augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, virtualization and the Internet of Things and their new applications; unearth new products and service offerings; highlight trends in the wireless networking, data management and computing spaces; provide updates on technology funding; evaluate intellectual property; follow technology transfer and solution deployment/integration; track development of standards and software; and report on legislative and policy issues and many more. The Information & Communication Technology cluster provides global industry analysis, technology competitive analysis, and insights into game-changing technologies in the wireless communication and computing space. Innovations in ICT have deeply permeated various applications and markets. These innovations have profound impact on a range of business functions for computing, communications, business intelligence, data processing, information security, workflow automation, quality of service (QoS) measurements, simulations, customer relationship management, knowledge management functions and many more. Our global teams of industry experts continuously monitor technology areas such as big data, cloud computing, communication services, mobile and wireless communication space, IT applications & services, network security, and unified communications markets. In addition, we also closely look at vertical markets and connected industries to provide a holistic view of the ICT Industry. Keywords: Artificial intelligence, IoT, blockchain, smart contracts, pharmacovigilance, collaborative commerce, image recognition, dark data Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Disruption in Global Financial Services, 2017 Machine Learning is Imperative http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD13-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD13-01-00-00-00 Technology is disrupting the financial services industry. Also termed fintech, tech-enabled products and services in the industry are further enhanced by advanced technologies such as cloud, IoT, analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine language (ML). This research service explores the impact of ML on the financial services industry. The objectives of the study are to understand the following: The evolution of the financial services industry ML and its impact on the financial services value chain The ML ecosystem and different stakeholders ML solutions and their implementation Providers and use cases of ML Shared economy and connected devices have made Big Data ubiquitous, and analytics has improved the outcomes of data analysis. To ensure that all the available data is utilized to come up with insights, an increase in the adoption of ML is expected, which would several processes and increase the ease of data gathering and analysis. Companies are experimenting with and adopting new ML-enabled business models, solutions, and services, and entering new markets. Fraud prevention, robo-advisory services and credit scoring are some of the largest growth opportunities for the application of ML in financial services. As proofs of concept and use cases come to the fore, myriad applications of ML are expected to alter the financial services industry as it is known today. Different stakeholders in the industry use diverse methods to implement it, including the following: Start-ups are introducing innovation into the system by offering financial services that are cost-effective, faster, automated, and take into account consumer behaviour. Large tech companies such as Amazon and Apple realize the potential and are already offering payment solutions to consumers. IT companies responsible for the vast IT systems in financial institutions are upgrading their offerings with innovative and advanced technologies. With connectivity playing an important role in creating an ecosystem that makes financial services available to consumers 24x7, telecom companies are also increasing their presence by updating their offers and including ML. Following are some of the key questions the study answers: What are the challenges within the financial services industry that ML can help mitigate? What are the current trends in ML adoption? What drivers will encourage ML in financial services? What are the restraining factors that may affect the growth of ML adoption? What are the growth opportunities for ML in financial services? ML in financial services is forecast to become mainstream in a few years, as many factors are driving adoption. Notwithstanding all the challenges, the importance of ML is clear, and the inclusion imperative for financial services to successfully meet consumer demands and create an efficient and effective system. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 South Korea Video Conferencing Endpoints and Infrastructure Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K20-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K20-01-00-00-00 The Asia-Pacific enterprise video conferencing market is witnessing increasing demand, driven by a focus on simplification and lower prices. End users are seeking an enhanced meeting experience, which is also driving the innovation of video collaboration products. The study sheds light on the competitive dynamic and provides market share analysis. Market trends indicate rising customer awareness, which will ensure reliability and quality within the overall framework of technology upgrades. The forecast period is from 2017 to 2023, and the base year is 2016. South Korea is the key region discussed in the study. Key market participants include Cisco and Polycom. Political and economic instability is expected to trigger revenue decline in the near future. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:26:11 +0100 Japan Video Conferencing Endpoints and Infrastructure Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K19-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K19-01-00-00-00 The Asia-Pacific enterprise video conferencing market is witnessing increasing demand, driven by a focus on simplification and lower prices. End users are seeking an enhanced meeting experience, which is also driving the innovation of video collaboration products. The study sheds light on the competitive dynamic and provides market share analysis. Market trends indicate rising customer awareness, which will ensure reliability and quality within the overall framework of technology upgrades. The forecast period is from 2017 to 2023, and the base year is 2016. Japan is the key region discussed in the study. While it had the highest average selling price (ASP) in Asia-Pacific, it also saw a significant replacement of cloud-based video conferencing services. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:26:10 +0100 India Video Conferencing Endpoints and Infrastructure Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K18-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K18-01-00-00-00 The Asia-Pacific enterprise video conferencing market is witnessing increasing demand, driven by a focus on simplification and lower prices. End users are seeking an enhanced meeting experience, which is also driving the innovation of video collaboration products. The study sheds light on the competitive dynamic and provides market share analysis. Market trends indicate rising customer awareness, which will ensure reliability and quality within the overall framework of technology upgrades. The forecast period is from 2017 to 2023, and the base year is 2016. India is the key region discussed in the study. The market is characterized by high price sensitivity. Key participants such as Cisco, Polycom, and Huawei have implemented localized strategies to attract customers. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:26:10 +0100 Greater China Video Conferencing Endpoints and Infrastructure Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K17-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K17-01-00-00-00 The Asia-Pacific enterprise video conferencing market is witnessing increasing demand, driven by a focus on simplification and lower prices. End users are seeking an enhanced meeting experience, which is also driving the innovation of video collaboration products. The study sheds light on the competitive dynamic and provides market share analysis. Market trends indicate rising customer awareness, which will ensure reliability and quality within the overall framework of technology upgrades. Greater China is the key region discussed in this study. It is also the biggest market in Asia-Pacific. Huawei, ZTE, Kedacom, and Polycom are the key market participants. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:26:09 +0100 ASEAN Video Conferencing Endpoints and Infrastructure Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K16-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K16-01-00-00-00 The Asia-Pacific enterprise video conferencing market is witnessing increasing demand, driven by a focus on simplification and lower prices. End users are seeking an enhanced meeting experience, which is also driving the innovation of video collaboration products. The study sheds light on the competitive dynamic and provides market share analysis. Market trends indicate rising customer awareness, which will ensure reliability and quality within the overall framework of technology upgrades. The forecast period is from 2017 to 2023, and the base year is 2016. ASEAN is the key region discussed in this study. Emerging countries such as the Philippines and Vietnam were driving market growth. Untapped markets in CaLM (Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar) are expected to boost the adoption of enterprise video conferencing solutions in the near future. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:10:48 +0100 5G in Asia-Pacific, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P967-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P967-01-00-00-00 5G is on its way. It may be closer to 2019-2020 for some but for others, it may be 2023-2025 before it materializes. In all the countries that are frontrunners of 5G in Asia-Pacific, 5G is benefiting from local government support coupled with local demand or at least the potential for demand for 5G services. The demand may be incentive or market driven. The drive for governments and industry regulators to push for faster internet speeds through 5G comes from the angle of its potential contribution towards a country s economic growth and digital economy transformation. Industry regulators need to understand what 5G is and why the right regulatory strategy will be essential to the success of 5G. For mobile network operators (MNOs), markets are saturating, competition is increasing, and revenues and/or profitability, especially from traditional core services, is declining. MNOs are under pressure to seek out new revenue streams that can be derived from innovative new services and the reduction in cost to serve. 5G will trigger a quicker transition to distributed, cloud native networks that leverage on NFV, SDN, and MEC to reduce cost to serve and improve on efficiency and profitability for MNOs. Further, with 5G offering latency below 1ms and larger bandwidths, mobile networks can gain an edge over fibre networks and regain competitiveness. This study covers the challenges and issues with 5G as well as the growth opportunities within the ecosystem and will be beneficial to strategists and marketeers to aid in formulating a 5G strategy and corresponding go-market or GTM plans. Industries benefiting from 5G, for example, cloud, software, network equipment manufacturing, and IoT applications/sensors, will find this study useful. Research Scope The market trends are analyzed for a study period of 2017 to 2022, with the base year being 2016. The study leveraged on primary research through interviews with 4 out of 5 radio access network equipment vendors supported by extensive secondary research and validated by key industry experts. A carefully curated selection of MNOs across Asia-Pacific was interviewed to get a more accurate view of the industry from within. The timeframe covered is from 2017 to 2022, of which the forecast period is from 2018 to 2022. Companies mentioned in this study include but are not limited to NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu, KT, Vodafone, China Mobile, China Telecom, Unicom, China Broadcasting Network, Taiwan Star, Far EasTone, M1, Starhub, U Mobile, Telkomsel, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, ZTE, NEC, Intel, Qualcomm, 5GAA, Yelp, Augment, Blippar, Daqri, Educreations, Quiver, Explain Everything and Aug That!. Countries covered include South Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, Laos, and Brunei. Global benchmarks referred to within the study include the United States, the European Union, and the United Kingdom. Key Questions This Study Will Answer What is 5G and what are the major features of 5G? What are the likely frequencies and spectrum considerations? When will 5G be available for rollout and what is the optimum timing for 5G? How big will the market be for 5G? What are the likely use cases? Why should MNOs implement 5G and what is the best approach to deploying 5G? Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Growth of Over-the-Top (OTT) Video Market in Europe http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297743703 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297743703 OTT services, also known as Video-on-Demand (VOD) services, distribute video content over connected devices using wired or wireless broadband. Europe s high Internet penetration rate of 77% has triggered a boom in this sector (Figure 1). Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Microservices: The Communication Industry s Next Little Big Thing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D532-00-CA-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D532-00-CA-00-00 The ODAM sector is now forced to respond to a virtualization transformation idea it can hardly be called a plan that was basically sprung on them with no clear direction for simultaneously supporting the physical and virtual components of a hybrid network. The idea of winging it for operations and monetization support leads to drama. The pressure to find solutions, and to support CSPs in their essential transformation, leads to more than drama; it leads, as competitive pressure often does, to innovation. Applying microservices architecture to the challenge of making traditionally monolithic OSS and BSS functions more accessible, agile, programmable and responsive is one example. However, CSPs cannot wing it on microservices. They must get it right. This report looks at the benefits and challenges of incorporating microservice architecture with existing systems and processes. The report also gauges how microservices help the sense of urgency with which the industry must address transition. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:24:09 +0100 Assessing Workloads in a Hybrid Cloud: CloudGenera Decision-Analytics Tool Optimizes Application Placement http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-31-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-31-00-00 The pressing need for fast, yet comprehensive, decision-support calls for automated analytics tools. Yet, the complexity appears to daunt even software providers. Although several companies have introduced platforms that compare costs among cloud service providers, few extend their purview into the enterprise data center and almost none consider other important criteria. In this report, we identify challenges faced by enterprises in determining where to deploy their applications; and consider how CloudGenera s CloudAssist platform addresses the challenges. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:34:10 +0100 Global CSP Monetization 2017 Edition Part 1: End-to-End CSP Monetization Market Drivers, Forecast, Market Share, Delivery Model, and Requirements Analysis http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D532-00-C9-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D532-00-C9-00-00 If 2016--the base year for our 2017 CSP monetization solution supplier market share and forecast assessment--saw some change from the status quo, 2017 and beyond will provide a much larger redirection in the way CSP monetization and business management solutions are purchased and used. This report is essential reading for not only understanding the primary business drivers of change, but also in determining how the status quo license model tied to purchasing and implementing monetization and business management solutions may be a strategy that is now falling short of CSP business needs and their customers expectations. Understanding the size of the global end-to-end monetization market, and what degree of market share each supplier of these capabilities presently garners, is further reason to make sure this report reaches your critical reading list in the days ahead. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:29:09 +0100 EMEA Managed Security Services Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MB25-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MB25-01-00-00-00 The Managed Security Services (MSS) market in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) registered a second consecutive year of double-digit, year-on-year (YoY) growth of 16.0% in 2016, after a 15.0% YoY increase in 2015. By 2015, trends show a decline in the combined market share of the top 3 participants and an increase in the number of suppliers. Merger and acquisition activity has continued in 2016, with several similar sized companies pooling their expertise to compete with improved geographic scope, scale, and product breadth. At least 2 leading telecoms service providers, Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom, have re-launched their security services in 2016, and every other security vendor is also offering services to counter an expected decline in growth momentum for security hardware. All of these supply-side activities are reflective of a buoyant market; however, the key to longevity and success is an MSSP that is agile and astute enough to stay ahead of the competition by demonstrating the following characteristics: Positioned to capture the next wave of higher value MSS: According to Frost & Sullivan s research, the 2 growth MSS segments over the next 5 years are threat intelligence, and research and detection services. Strong ability to retain security talent: Retaining security experts through not only competitive remuneration, but also with the nature of jobs by providing interesting, varied, and collaborative work. Grow the midsized market segment with the right pricing strategy: According to Frost & Sullivan s research, the midsized market segment is relatively under-developed; it is largely ignored by many tier 1 MSSPs, and underserved by the niche, pure play vendors. A customer-centric approach: Retaining existing customers and attracting new ones by delivering solutions that meet customer demands Technology-led approach to service delivery: Unburden tedious tasks from security staff through automation and a collaborative solution approach Key Questions this Study will Answer: What are MSS and why are they needed? What are the trends driving the market for MSS? What is the addressable market size for MSS in the EMEA region now and in the future? Which are the dominant MSSPs in EMEA? What are the prospects for security asset management and monitoring; threat intelligence, research, and detection; RCM; DDoS mitigation; and advanced and emerging MSS? What makes each significant MSSP special and unique? Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Banking-as-a-Service to Bring Agility and Flexibility to Financial Services, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD41-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD41-01-00-00-00 Financial services industry has been remarkably disrupted by innovative technologies and new business models to-date. Customers are demanding more customer centric, digital solutions from banks as they are becoming more digitally aware of solutions that are being offered by companies outside financial services. The pace of innovation is rapid in financial services, and traditional banks and startups are gearing up for taking banking to the next level by making their databases open to third-party service providers that can build applications using a bank s data. Some fintech startup companies such as SolarisBank and Fidor have launched core banking platforms, enabling plug-and-play model for a bank to operate with. These platforms give opportunities for banks to launch APIs at a quick and a rampant pace. This study aims to put in perspective the existing trends for Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) in financial services globally. The analysis will include the current challenges for adopting BaaS, drivers for the adoption of BaaS within financial services. This study also provides an insight on all the APIs that are currently being provided in banking and their workflows. The analysis will include current challenges for adoption, a well-defined API workflow, and impact of BaaS on banking. This report also covers the top drivers and restraints that determine the adoption of BaaS. This report has a pictorial representation of the companies providing APIs and banking platforms. Key Questions this Study will Answer What is BaaS? What are APIs? What are the current APIs that are available in the market currently? Who provide APIs? What is open banking? What are the challenges that impact the adoption of open banking? What are the drivers for the adoption of APIs? What are the top areas in banking that would get the best benefits from the adoption of APIs? How does BaaS impact the services and products that are provided by the financial organizations? How are APIs being used in payments? How are APIs being used in foreign exchange? How are APIs being used in remittances? How are APIs being used in accounting? How are APIs being used in authentication? How are APIs being used in billing? How are APIs being used in B2B payments? How are APIs being used in cryptocurrencies? What are banking platforms? What are the next steps that banks must ensure to take for a successful BaaS implementation? What are the growth opportunities for banks by adopting BaaS? Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 We Have Seen the Future of IT, and it is Big Data: Part 2: A Blueprint for Privacy, in the IoT and Everywhere http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9A37-00-33-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9A37-00-33-00-00 As with most complex problems, there is no one solution to privacy. This report presents and analyzes the potential solutions we believe have the most merit; and concludes with a blueprint for what everyone should be doing now to protect the people and organizations they care about. Fri, 7 Jul 2017 06:27:10 +0100 Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Global Market Analysis, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K17D-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K17D-01-00-00-00 Security information event management (SIEM) has a platform is entering iteration 3.0. SIEM products have been used traditionally by organizations for compliance reporting and auditing. SIEM can be the last chance to find a malicious binary before a cyber-attack detonates. More than incident detection, SIEM orchestrates other cyber security tools, and begins the remediation process. In this report, the SIEM/LM market is reviewed for revenues by region, by vertical market, by product type, and by market-size. Market shares for overall market, enterprise accounts, and SMB are provided. The strategies of top SIEM/LM vendors are discussed and evolving trends within SIEM/LM are presented. Fri, 7 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Emerging Security Solutions for Healthcare http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D983-00-13-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D983-00-13-00-00 The use of connected devices for enhancing healthcare services is a growing trend. This has considerably increased the attack surfaces on healthcare networks that cyber attackers can leverage to gain access to confidential information such as electronic health records (EHRs), and patient s personal details, amongst others. This edition of Network Security TOE provides a snapshot of the advanced security solutions for protection against advanced cyber threats in the healthcare sector. It provides a guideline for the various attack surfaces within a healthcare network and basic mitigation strategies for cyber attacks. The study highlights eight innovative security solutions for comprehensive healthcare IT security. Network Security TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) s mission is to investigate new and emerging developments that aim to protect the network infrastructure and the resources operating in the network. NST offers strategic insights that would help identify new business opportunities and enhance technology portfolio decisions by assessing new developments and product launches in: anti-spam, anti-virus, phishing, identity management, disaster recovery, firewalls, virtual private networks, end-point security, content filtering, Web application security, authentication and access control, intrusion prevention and detection systems, encryption algorithms, cryptographic techniques, and pattern recognition systems for network security. Highlights of this service include technology roadmapping of network security technologies; IP portfolio analysis; information on funding and investment opportunities; evaluation of commercial opportunities from technology developments; technology assessment; analysis of technology accelerators and challenges and many more. TechVision Information & Communication Technology cluster provides global industry analysis, technology competitive analysis, and insights into game-changing technologies in the wireless communication and computing space. Innovations in ICT have deeply permeated various applications and markets. These innovations have profound impact on a range of business functions for computing, communications, business intelligence, data processing, information security, workflow automation, quality of service (QoS) measurements, simulations, customer relationship management, knowledge management functions and many more. Our global teams of industry experts continuously monitor technology areas such as big data, cloud computing, communication services, mobile & wireless communication space, IT applications & services, network security, and unified communications markets. In addition, we also closely look at vertical markets and connected industries to provide a holistic view of the ICT Industry. Keywords: Healthcare security, connected healthcare, Internet of Healthcare Things, mobile security, identity and access management, threat detection, live memory analysis, cloud-based security Fri, 7 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Hardware-based Micro-Isolation: Bromium Delivers a Legitimate Next-Gen Anti-Malware Solution http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-30-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-30-00-00 In this insight, we provide a holistic evaluation of a new security product: Bromium Secure Platform. Our evaluation is not limited to Bromium s primary objective of reducing the attack surface of malware, and mitigating its spread among endpoints (PCs and servers). We also describe how Bromium Secure Platform crosses over into other new security product categories, namely: endpoint detection and response (EDR), advanced malware sandbox (AMS), deception, and content disarm and reconstruct (CDR). Our conclusion is not that the Bromium Secure Platform is the Swiss Army knife of anti-malware; that would be an unrealistic bar for any security technology, legacy or new. Rather, customers of the Bromium Secure Platform can derive a portion of the security outcomes of these other security technologies. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:55:10 +0100 We Have Seen the Future of IT, and it is Big Data: Part 1 Will IoT Privacy Issues Steal the Future? http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9A37-00-32-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9A37-00-32-00-00 Industries are flocking to the IoT because of the potential benefits; and falling prices on compute power, bandwidth, connectivity, and sensors are only accelerating the effect. As a result, and as this report will show, those deploying the IoT are thrusting ordinary objects that were never designed with the Internet in mind out onto the front lines of digital interaction in other words, into the teeth of the data privacy battle without the necessary armaments to protect themselves and society from harm. In brief, this report: 1. Analyzes ways the IoT adds a significant new threat to data privacy; and looks at consumer attitudes and preferences with regard to the technology and the threat. 2. Presents a range of specific incidents where privacy has been violated in some cases, chillingly so because of the IoT. 3. Offers our assessment of where data privacy stands, and where it is headed as a result of the new data and new challenges contributed by the IoT. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 06:27:09 +0100 Innovations in Silicon Photonics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7BB-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7BB-01-00-00-00 The silicon photonics (SiP) is an emerging industry with a high level of collaboration between key stakeholders. SiP technology integrates complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS), three-dimensional (3D) integration, and fiber optic communication technologies. The objective of the SiP technology is to leverage CMOS manufacturing capabilities to fabricate and manufacture photonic devices. The key to enable this is by using silicon as the medium. The innovations in SiP technology have evolved to address the needs of the data transmission market. High bandwidth requirement and high data rate for transmission are two key technical requirements that has driven the advancements in silicon photonics. Key factors that are decreasing the potential for silicon photonics are the inability of the manufacturing process to meet the cost performance demand. Constraints in development in this sector are mainly due to lack of standardized tools and specifications, testing schemes, integration, and packaging techniques. The industry participants are seeking technology development either through investment in research and development (R&D) or through acquisition strategies. Vertical integration is expected to drive the manufacturing and automation activities of large tier participants in the SiP industry. Major participants are expected to wield dominance across the SiP value chain through acquisitions. Optoelectronic product development is expected to be the major area to witness high level of research activities. Key questions answered in the report: 1. What is the current trend in silicon photonics? 2. What is the influence of mega trends? 3. What are the factors driving adoption and development? 4. What are the needs in the market that drive innovation? 5. What are the key R&D focus areas? 6. What is the patent and funding trend and how does it foster innovation? 7. Who are the key innovators? 8. Who are the key competitors and what is the intensity of competition? 9. What are key attractive markets for silicon photonics and where should we invest? 10. What is the impact of key innovations? 11. What is the road ahead for technology development? 12. What are the opportunities for growth? 13. What are the key questions for strategy planning? Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Blockchain Technology Powering Emerging Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7B7-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7B7-01-00-00-00 Blockchain refers to a distributed ledger technology that is programmed to maintain records of financial and non-financial (anything of value) transactions. Technology advancements in blockchain in the recent years have led to significant improvements in quality and reductions in overall cost, and have attracted deep investments from private companies, federal bodies, and other funding organizations globally. The objective of this research service is to understand development trends, offer a technology roadmap for ecosystem participants, identify the key emerging applications across industries, highlight patent trends, and assess the future opportunities in the blockchain space. In brief, this research service provides the following: A brief snapshot and overview of blockchain and its types Development trends impacting mega trends Key emerging application areas across industries Key market participants across industry-specific applications Market sizing and future opportunities Evaluate the future roadmap and understand key insights Key patent trends in blockchain Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Technology Advancements Shaping Big Data Progress http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7B6-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7B6-01-00-00-00 With the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, data are growing rapidly and are becoming an integral part of the evolving IT infrastructure. Big Data analytics (BDA) refers to a set of data management tools, applications, and techniques for effective analysis of Big Data sets so as to derive intelligence on business operations and customer interactions. BDA is capable of processing both structured and unstructured data from various sources. The recent trend in the data management space is to enable scalability in data analytics and to ensure details of smaller entities are analyzed appropriately. BDA is bringing in step-changing innovation across sectors of economic activity for efficient data management. However, there are few challenges restricting the adoption of the technology. At present, the market is experiencing some technology convergence with the advancement in some supporting technologies to address these challenges with Big Data technology space. This research service identifies the key technology development areas within information and communication technology industry that have the potential to not only address the challenges of the Big Data space, but also facilitate development of next generation applications through convergence. Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Use of Debit Cards in Malaysia Survey http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297686700 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297686700 The debit card is being leveraged as a key enabler in Malaysia going cashless. However, there are a number of industry issues and bottlenecks that need to be addressed by the industry regulator as well as industry participants. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Australian Edutech Market Key Trends, Technologies, and Opportunities, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P956-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P956-01-00-00-00 The Edutech market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 3.0% during 2016 2022 from A$1.45 billion to A$1.73 billion. This growth will be driven by changes in the demand of the student body which is requiring a more digitised and seamless learning and campus experience, greater competition amongst universities, as well as increased participation in tertiary education, requiring institutions to adopt technologies to effectively meet learning outcomes. The education technology market is set for considerable growth and transformation over the coming years. Key innovations and developments will occur in areas such as learning management systems, Big Data analytics for learning and campus management, conferencing solutions, and augmented and virtual reality products. Major Technology Sectors Covered in this Study: Learning Management Systems: Online digital learning platform that manages all aspects of the learning process between students and teachers Massive Open Online Courses: Free-to-access online academic courses designed for large audiences with potential for certifications and university course credits Conferencing: Audio, video, and web live online communication for lectures or project collaboration delivered to students on campus or studying remotely Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: Headset devices used to create or alter physical environments for the purposes of entertainment or study Big Data Analytics: Descriptive or predictive quantitative analysis programs used for enhancing teaching activities and campus management Artificial Intelligence: Advanced processing systems capable of self-learning, speech recognition, and predictive analyses A top-down approach has been used to calculate total IT expenditure across universities, and to project the future growth of this spending. These estimates have been sourced from secondary data combined with insights collated from qualitative interviews. Market estimates, growth estimates, and segmentation are based on existing data sourced from secondary research, combined with data gathered from interviews in 2016. Secondary research includes Frost & Sullivan s internal database, industry reports, market databases, trade journals, industry literature, Web-based materials, and annual reports. Key insights presented in this study were obtained from primary data, obtained through telephone and face-to-face interviews using a semi-structured discussion guide. The discussion guide included closed and open-ended questions to obtain quantitative data, as well as qualitative feedback from technology vendors, telecommunications providers, system integrators, IT directors, CIOs, and university IT staff. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 DDoS Mitigation Global Market Analysis, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1B2-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1B2-01-00-00-00 The DDoS attack remains the scourge of online businesses. A DDoS attack publicly embarrasses its victims and drives away customers. Enterprises of all sizes are aware of DDoS risk and are investigating solutions to the DDoS challenge. As a result, the DDoS market is growing rapidly. However, DDoS threats continue to evolve in sophistication and magnitude, challenging existing solutions. As the world prepares for the digital transformation age, DDoS is one cyber threat that must be addressed. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Consumer Communication Preferences Survey: Utilizing Consumers' Perception to Meet Their Needs http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D544-00-4D-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D544-00-4D-00-00 Since 2009, Stratecast has conducted an annual North American Consumer Communication Services (CCS) Survey. This survey is designed to understand consumer perceptions on landline phone, wireless/cellular phone, Internet access and subscription video services. As well as, identify consumers use of technologies such as over-the-top (OTT) and Internet access. This report will examine services consumers prefer, factors that contribute to their purchasing decisions, satisfaction levels with their services, and how, when and where they use those services. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 The Elastic Telco: How a Smart Catalog Drives a Smart Business http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-2F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-2F-00-00 The best catalog-based solutions for CSPs will be those that perform incredibly complex acrobatics on the inside; yet, take usability to a new level of simplicity on the outside; and extend that usability to a broad set of traditional and non-traditional stakeholders. Leveraging analytics will be a big change to building and operating catalogs; but it will also drive big change for the CSP business. This report will examine these challenges and the options for addressing them. This report will also evaluate the market s latest approach to catalog-based lifecycle management: Amdocs Intelligent Catalog. The Intelligent Catalog focuses on something called business elasticity, which allows many groups to work within the catalog environment, independently and in parallel, or to collaborate. This includes a broader set of business users within the CSP, as well as their ecosystem partners. The catalog continues to be an underestimated, yet essential, component of the new communications marketplace. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:55:10 +0100