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 Mexican Industrial Internet of Things Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K20E-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K20E-01-00-00-00 This outlook considers the growth potential of hardware, software, connectivity, and services, and of primary verticals in the Mexican IoT market. The base year is 2016 and the forecast period is from 2017 to 2022. For the purposes of this research, Industrial IoT refers to the use of IoT technologies in industry, automotive, finance, utilities, and other verticals. Consumer IoT, including consumer wearables, phones, TVs, appliances, home monitoring, and home automation, are not included. Primary research included extensive interviews with CEOs, vice presidents, directors, and other executives. A bottom-up analysis of the verticals included in the study was based on information in the Frost & Sullivan knowledge base, a modeled analysis of the impacts of various drivers and restraints over the forecast period across Mexico, and modeled demand analysis. These data triangulation and market breakdown procedures were used to complete the overall Market Engineering process and to arrive at the exact statistics for all segments. Mexican Industrial IoT market revenue is expected to increase from $1.13 billion in 2016 to $3.96 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate of 23.2%. Some of the main drivers for IoT growth are the migration from IPv4 to IPv6 and from 4G/LTE to 5G to provide future addresses and bandwidth for IoT. 5G will increase network capacity nearly ten-fold, with data speeds greater than 1 Gbps and near-zero latency and IPv6, the latest Internet protocol, can assign 100 unique IP addresses to every atom on the surface of the earth. Additionally, average selling price for sensors is projected to decline with prices falling at twice the rate of the previous 5 years. The Mexican industrial IoT market ecosystem comprises vendors, integrators, and service providers offering IoT wireless or fixed two-way communication technologies. The study presents business cases and market drivers and restraints through 2022. It provides insights regarding growth opportunities and emerging trends that will affect market participants over the forecast period.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • Which are the key verticals in this market? Which will grow the fastest by 2022?
  • How will the revenue shares of the hardware, software, services, and connectivity segments change?
  • In what stage are organizations in Latin America in evaluating or deploying IoT solutions?
  • What are Latin American organizations' top 3 concerns in regard to the IoT?
  • What are the top 3 drivers for IoT investments?

 

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Latin American IaaS Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K250-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K250-01-00-00-00 The Latin American cloud services market has been witnessing changes in terms of consumer mindset toward cloud computing. Companies of different sizes and across a variety of verticals increasingly understand the benefits of the IaaS business model and make investments in the cloud. The strategy of shifting capital expenditure to operational expenditure is an attractive one in today s economic environment. As opposed to investing money in expanding capacity, companies are turning to cloud services. The hosted private cloud still holds an important place in the Latin American IaaS market. Public cloud will grow at a high rate throughout the forecast period, driven by the positive cost benefits it presents and by the increasing number of native cloud applications. However, the largest growth opportunities will emerge from the hybrid deployment model. To extract maximum benefits from the cloud, companies are increasingly investing in hybrid infrastructure that combines multiple configurations, such as on-premise private cloud, public cloud, hosted private cloud, and bare-metal cloud. Other trends that are likely to create new opportunities are managed service offerings and the growth of multi-cloud providers.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

Frost & Sullivan conducted detailed primary interviews with leading cloud service providers, analyzed their quarterly and annual reports, and utilized internal databases to perform a detailed revenue analysis of the market. The resulting revenue market size reflects a sum total of the estimates for individual companies. In this study, Frost & Sullivan examines the cloud services market across 6 Latin American countries—Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru—and covers public and hosted private infrastructure as a service.

The study period is from 2016 to 2022, and the base year is 2017. The study examines the current competitive landscape, market drivers and restraints, and market development. It also provides insights regarding growth opportunities and trends that will affect market participants over the forecast period. 

Key Issues Addressed 

  • What is the addressable market opportunity for the IaaS market? 
  • What is the expected growth rate? 
  • What are the driving and restraining factors that will shape the future of this market? 
  • What is the rate of IaaS adoption across Latin America and how is it expected to change over the forecast period? 
  • Who are the main providers in the Latin American IaaS market? 
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Chatbot Activity Spotted in Area 120! Mystery Solved: It s About Bot-building and Data http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-4C-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-4C-00-00 Many companies seeking to optimize cost in their support operations offshored their helpdesks over the past decade. Yet, the backlash over poor customer experiences, many rooted in language barriers, has caused many firms to bring their support operations back onshore, with native English speakers manning the phones. This still, however, does not address the cost and quality challenges associated with human operators that created the desire for offshoring helpdesks in the first place. Chatbots can help address these challenges, and many more but only if companies can overcome serious chatbot development challenges. Surmounting these challenges is imperative if chatbots are to provide fully informed, rapidly executed, truly human-like interactions with, well, humans. This SPIE report introduces an innovative application of big data to help companies build better bots an innovation that is available for free. We like free; and so does the market, in nearly all cases. Following is our analysis of this development, and its implications on bots and big data. Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:25:41 +0000 Innovations in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Prescriptive Analytics, Dark Data, and Cloud Computing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D881-00-1A-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D881-00-1A-00-00 This edition of the ITCC TOE provides a snapshot of the emerging ICT led innovations in artificial intelligence, prescriptive analytics, dark data analytics, robotic process automation, and cloud computing. This issue focuses on the application of information and communication technologies in alleviating the challenges faced across industry sectors in areas such as indoor network coverage, healthcare services, people tracking, fleet management, construction productivity, and marketing intelligence. 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: Big Data, artificial intelligence, chatbot, people tracking, fleet management, construction productivity, automated marketing intelligence, prescriptive analytics, dark data, cloud computing Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Global Smartphones & Mobile OS Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K232-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K232-01-00-00-00 Smartphones run complete operating system software that provides a standardized interface and platform for application developers. Chinese manufacturers have emerged as true competitors to the traditional powerhouses - Apple and Samsung. Manufacturing and screen technologies continue to advance, and as a result, wearable smartphones are just around the corner. As wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT) continue to advance, smartphones have emerged as the 'hub' for a more connected life. This excel based market engineering deliverable provides global smartphone and mobile OS metrics and forecasts. Market measurements include smartphone unit shipments and revenue from 2017-2023. Market segmentation is by region, manufacturer, and operating system (OS). Since arriving in 2007 with the initial release of the iPhone, smartphones have drastically changed the way consumers communicate, educate, and entertain themselves. As more and more smartphones models come to market, a wave of innovative features and functionality have driven the adoption of advanced devices. Processing power, memory, components, and screens have all continued to see great advances. One of the key advances has been flexible screens which allows for the future creation of more sophisticated smartphones. What will be the next game changer and where are the growth opportunities? Home automation and automotive connectivity/entertainment are expected to be two key markets that the smartphone will impact in coming years. Customers are looking to seamlessly migrate their user experience from the home environment to their vehicle, without interruption. Moreover, accessories continue to be a huge market opportunity. While current accessories continue to flood the market, there are more opportunities that can be created through the design of the smartphone itself. For example, modular hardware designs for smartphones will create the opportunity for simple add-on products and accessories such as high-end cameras, credit card readers, scanners, keyboards, and a number of other devices. Frost & Sullivan encourages smartphone manufacturers to explore smartphone designs that allow for modular accessories to be attached/detached by the customer. Finally, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) provide a key opportunity for smartphone manufacturers through accessories. Integrating an AR device with the processing power of a smartphone creates a key opportunity to transform devices such as glasses or heads up displays on vehicles, allowing customers to add on devices that enhance their customer experience. Frost & Sullivan encourages smartphone manufacturers to explore VR and AR applications that can drive the adoption of expandable or connectable accessories to provide customers with advanced AR functionalities. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:54:41 +0000 Asia-Pacific Managed Security Services Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9E2-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9E2-01-00-00-00 In 2016, the Asia-Pacific (APAC) managed security services (MSS) market maintained a strong growth momentum. New security challenges caused by the evolving threat landscape, such as ransomware, zero-day and targeted attacks, and compromised Internet of Things (IoT) are driving enterprises to invest more in risk management tools to gain cyber resilience. The increasing adoption of emerging technologies to facilitate digital transformation is also adding more security pressure for organizations. Many organizations are migrating applications, network infrastructure, and services into the cloud, which is causing a higher security concern. Majority of the businesses are facing a shortage of security professionals, skills, and expertise to cope with the new types of security challenges, which is driving them to outsource their daily security operations to MSSPs. With the shift from capital expenditure (CapEx) to operational expenditure (OpEx) continuing to take place among businesses, the adoption of MSS is expected to increase in the region. Many of the firms are shifting away from traditional IT management to more of an outsourcing-centric model to focus on revenue-generating business processes. In addition to market growth analysis, the study highlights the driving forces of the managed security services (MSS) market. The shortage of cyber security professionals with strong expertise was the top factor driving enterprises to engage with MSSPs to help them cope with new security challenges. The evolution of advanced threats continued to cause greater operational pressure on companies, driving them to look at MSSPs to reduce the pressure and better security threat management. The introduction and amendment of cyber security laws and regulations are urging companies to focus more on regulatory compliance. The shift from CapEx to OpEx continued to take place across the APAC region, prompting companies to outsource parts of their security practices to focus more on the revenue-generating operations. Market trends have been analyzed for the period 2015 to 2021, with 2016 as the base year. Hosted security services (HSS) and customer-premises equipment (CPE)-based management and monitoring services are the key service segments in this study. Vertical segmentation includes the government, banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI), service provider, manufacturing, education, and other sectors including pharmaceuticals, retail, logistics, oil and gas, energy, mining, agriculture, Information Technology (IT)/ IT-enabled services (ITeS), eGaming, eCommerce, and business process outsourcing (BPO). Companies mentioned in the MSS vendor analysis include NTT, IBM Security, Singtel Cyber Security, Verizon, NRI Secure, Telstra, LAC, SK Infosec, Symantec, Orange Business Services, Quann, BT, Tata Communications, Secureworks, NEC, AhnLab, IGLOO SECURITY, StarHub, CITIC Telecom CPC, Venustech, Tech Mahindra, and VADS. The countries included in this study are Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Japan, and South Korea.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the MSS market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • Are the existing competitors structured well to meet customer needs?
  • What were the key services that were adopted the most by customers in the region in 2016?
  • How was the competitive landscape in Asia-Pacific?
  • Will MSSPs be replaced by the new trends, such as in-sourcing and cloud-based security services?
  • How will the market be shaped in the next 5 years?
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Managed Security Services Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K39-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K39-01-00-00-00 The ANZ economy has been relatively on the downside in 2016. Crude oil prices slumped, which directly impacted the strength of the currencies, both the Australian Dollar and the Kiwi. As the market carries a weak sentiment, enterprises are cautious of their spending. Nonetheless, MSS demand in the Australian market remained positive, growing at 12% on a YoY basis in 2016. The strong presence and high maturity of the local MSS participants will support in mitigating the constantly advancing threat landscape. In 2016, the Australian government launched a $230 million Cyber Security Strategy, containing 33 new initiatives to address cyber security threats and take advantage of business opportunities. In early 2017, local authorities established an industry-led Australian Cyber Security Growth Network to develop a national approach for cyber security innovation. The implementation and active involvement of government have created strong awareness among the enterprises. The agility and flexibility offered by cloud-based model is likely to drive adoption of such services in the ANZ MSS market. In addition to market growth analysis, the study highlights the driving forces of the managed security services (MSS) market. The shortage of cyber security professionals with strong expertise was the top factor driving enterprises to engage with MSSPs to help them cope with new security challenges. The evolution of advanced threats continued to cause greater operational pressure on companies, driving them to look at MSSPs to reduce the pressure and better security threat management. The introduction and amendment of cyber security laws and regulations are urging companies to focus more on regulatory compliance. The shift from CapEx to OpEx continued to take place across the APAC region, prompting companies to outsource parts of their security practices to focus more on the revenue-generating operations. Market trends have been analyzed for the period 2015 to 2021, with 2016 as the base year. Hosted security services (HSS) and customer-premises equipment (CPE)-based management and monitoring services are the key service segments in this study. Vertical segmentation includes the government, banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI), service provider, manufacturing, education, and other sectors including pharmaceuticals, retail, logistics, oil and gas, energy, mining, agriculture, Information Technology (IT)/IT-enabled services (ITeS), eGaming, eCommerce, and business process outsourcing (BPO). Companies mentioned in the ANZ MSS vendor analysis include NTT, IBM Security, Singtel Cyber Security, Verizon, Telstra, Symantec, Orange Business Services, BT, NEC, and Tech Mahindra. The countries included in this study are Australia and New Zealand.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the MSS market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • Are the existing competitors structured well to meet customer needs?
  • What were the key services that were adopted the most by customers in the region in 2016?
  • How was the competitive landscape in ANZ?
  • Will MSSPs be replaced by the new trends, such as in-sourcing and cloud-based security services?
  • How will the market be shaped in the next 5 years?
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ASEAN Managed Security Services Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K40-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K40-01-00-00-00 The MSS market in ASEAN continued its tremendous growth momentum, as it grew strongly by 22.3% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. ASEAN was the second- fastest growing market, following India, which grew by 24.1%. ASEAN businesses continued to invest significantly in cyber security measures in the wake of rising advanced cyber threats. Increase in the number of security solutions, growing complexity of infrastructure, and shortage of cyber security experts drove many of these enterprises to outsource security operations to MSSPs for better threat visibility, security device management, threat monitoring and detection, and incident response. Other industries, including healthcare, utility, technology, and energy were also seen to be more open to the service model during the year. Investment in critical infrastructure protection services is set to increase significantly in the next 5 years. In addition to market growth analysis, the study highlights the driving forces of the managed security services (MSS) market. The shortage of cyber security professionals with strong expertise was the top factor driving enterprises to engage with MSSPs to help them cope with new security challenges. The evolution of advanced threats continued to cause greater operational pressure on companies, driving them to look at MSSPs to reduce the pressure and better security threat management. The introduction and amendment of cyber security laws and regulations are urging companies to focus more on regulatory compliance. The shift from CapEx to OpEx continued to take place across the APAC region, prompting companies to outsource parts of their security practices to focus more on the revenue-generating operations. Market trends have been analyzed for the period 2015 to 2021, with 2016 as the base year. Hosted security services (HSS) and customer-premises equipment (CPE)-based management and monitoring services are the key service segments in this study. Vertical segmentation includes the government, banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI), service provider, manufacturing, education, and other sectors including pharmaceuticals, retail, logistics, oil and gas, energy, mining, agriculture, Information Technology (IT)/IT-enabled services (ITeS), eGaming, eCommerce, and business process outsourcing (BPO). Companies mentioned in the ASEAN MSS vendor analysis include NTT, IBM Security, Singtel Cyber Security, BT, Symantec, Orange Business Services, Quann, Tata Communications, StarHub, and VADS. The countries included in this study are Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  •  Is the MSS market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • Are the existing competitors structured well to meet customer needs?
  • What were the key services that were adopted the most by customers in the region in 2016?
  •  How was the competitive landscape in ASEAN?
  • Will MSSPs be replaced by the new trends, such as in-sourcing and cloud-based security services?
  •  How will the market be shaped in the next 5 years?
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Greater China Region (GCR) Managed Security Services Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K41-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K41-01-00-00-00 The GCR MSS market grew 16.2% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis in 2016. The market was driven by the rising demand in MSS adoption in the region, as more enterprises were looking for third-party experts to manage their security postures against the evolving threat landscape. Stringent regulations by local authorities continued to spur the spending sentiments across the region. Enterprises were keen to engage with MSSPs, as they needed to meet the requirements of local log storage and incident response processes to stay compliant with the regulations. Given the ever-growing sophistication and complexity of cyber threats, enterprises are facing difficulty in managing their security functions with the right security tools. MSSPs with the capability to deliver security solutions that best fit an organization s business model, as well as network infrastructure, are being viewed as trusted third-party experts to maintain their cyber resilience. In addition to market growth analysis, the study highlights the driving forces of the managed security services (MSS) market. The shortage of cyber security professionals with strong expertise was the top factor driving enterprises to engage with MSSPs to help them cope with new security challenges. The evolution of advanced threats continued to cause greater operational pressure on companies, driving them to look at MSSPs to reduce the pressure and better security threat management. The introduction and amendment of cyber security laws and regulations are urging companies to focus more on regulatory compliance. The shift from CapEx to OpEx continued to take place across the APAC region, prompting companies to outsource parts of their security practices to focus more on the revenue-generating operations. Market trends have been analyzed for the period 2015 to 2021, with 2016 as the base year. Hosted security services (HSS) and customer-premises equipment (CPE)-based management and monitoring services are the key service segments in this study. Vertical segmentation includes the government, banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI), service provider, manufacturing, education, and other sectors including pharmaceuticals, retail, logistics, oil and gas, energy, mining, agriculture, Information Technology (IT)/IT-enabled services (ITeS), eGaming, eCommerce, and business process outsourcing (BPO). Companies mentioned in the GCR MSS vendor analysis include NTT, IBM Security, Singtel Cyber Security, Verizon, Symantec, Orange Business Services, Quann, Tata Communications, CITIC Telecom CPC, and Venustech. The countries included in this study are Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the MSS market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • Are the existing competitors structured well to meet customer needs?
  • What were the key services that were adopted the most by customers in the region in 2016?
  • How was the competitive landscape in GCR?
  • Will MSSPs be replaced by the new trends, such as in-sourcing and cloud-based security services?
  • How will the market be shaped in the next 5 years?
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Japan Managed Security Services Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K42-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K42-01-00-00-00 The Japanese MSS market grew by a healthy 14.8% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. It was the largest market in APAC. The MSS market was driven by the increasing complicated and sophisticated cyber threats. Japanese enterprises needed support from security specialists given by MSS providers. This was owing to the limited knowledge of in-house IT engineers or security analysts about the latest cyber threats. Other important drivers included the changing Japanese enterprises investment trends. They preferred to invest in services instead of on-premise solutions. This investment trend will continue to drive the Japanese MSS market. In addition to market growth analysis, the study highlights the driving forces of the managed security services (MSS) market. The shortage of cyber security professionals with strong expertise was the top factor driving enterprises to engage with MSSPs to help them cope with new security challenges. The evolution of advanced threats continued to cause greater operational pressure on companies, driving them to look at MSSPs to reduce the pressure and better security threat management. The introduction and amendment of cyber security laws and regulations are urging companies to focus more on regulatory compliance. The shift from CapEx to OpEx continued to take place across the APAC region, prompting companies to outsource parts of their security practices to focus more on the revenue-generating operations. Market trends have been analyzed for the period 2015 to 2021, with 2016 as the base year. Hosted security services (HSS) and customer-premises equipment (CPE)-based management and monitoring services are the key service segments in this study. Vertical segmentation includes the government, banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI), service provider, manufacturing, education, and other sectors including pharmaceuticals, retail, logistics, oil and gas, energy, mining, agriculture, Information Technology (IT)/IT-enabled services (ITeS), eGaming, eCommerce, and business process outsourcing (BPO). Companies mentioned in the Japanese MSS market s vendor analysis include NTT, IBM Security, Verizon, NRI secure, LAC, Symantec, Secureworks, NEC, BT, and Singtel Cyber Security.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  •  Is the MSS market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  •  Are the existing competitors structured well to meet customer needs?
  •  What were the key services that were adopted the most by customers in the region in 2016?
  • How was the competitive landscape in Japan?
  • Will MSSPs be replaced by the new trends, such as in-sourcing and cloud-based security services?
  • How will the market be shaped in the next 5 years?
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000
India Managed Security Services Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K43-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K43-01-00-00-00 The MSS market in India grew by 24.1% on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. In 2016, the MSS segment continued to witness growth in the Indian market, owing to the increasing demand of cybersecurity solutions. This was being driven by the government s drive for digitization through its Digital India campaign. Furthermore, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) aims to touch every Indian with electronic products by 2020. Sectors such as banking and finance, manufacturing, aviation, healthcare, and retail are increasingly adopting digital practices. This is leading to the uptake of MSS solutions, with most companies offering innovative solutions in this space. The Indian banking and financial services sector is witnessing an increase in investments in digital payments infrastructure. More investments are coming into new concepts such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain, and bitcoin, as banks focus on digital transformation. In addition to market growth analysis, the study highlights the driving forces of the managed security services (MSS) market. The shortage of cyber security professionals with strong expertise was the top factor driving enterprises to engage with MSSPs to help them cope with new security challenges. The evolution of advanced threats continued to cause greater operational pressure on companies, driving them to look at MSSPs to reduce the pressure and better security threat management. The introduction and amendment of cyber security laws and regulations are urging companies to focus more on regulatory compliance. The shift from CapEx to OpEx continued to take place across the APAC region, prompting companies to outsource parts of their security practices to focus more on the revenue-generating operations. Market trends have been analyzed for the period 2015 to 2021, with 2016 as the base year. Hosted security services (HSS) and customer-premises equipment (CPE)-based management and monitoring services are the key service segments in this study. Vertical segmentation includes the government, banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI), service provider, manufacturing, education, and other sectors including pharmaceuticals, retail, logistics, oil and gas, energy, mining, agriculture, Information Technology (IT)/IT-enabled services (ITeS), eGaming, eCommerce, and business process outsourcing (BPO). Companies mentioned in the Indian MSS market s vendor analysis include NTT, IBM Security, Orange Business Services, Quann, BT, Tata Communications, and Tech Mahindra.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  •  Is the MSS market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  •  Are the existing competitors structured well to meet customer needs?
  • What were the key services that were adopted the most by customers in the region in 2016?
  • How was the competitive landscape in India?
  •  Will MSSPs be replaced by the new trends, such as in-sourcing and cloud-based security services?
  • How will the market be shaped in the next 5 years?
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000
South Korea Managed Security Services Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K44-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K44-01-00-00-00 The South Korean MSS market witnessed a growth of 9.5% in 2016. The market saw a high demand from cloud MSS and hybrid MSS. Amazon Web Service (AWS) did business in the South Korean market, with support from leading local participants SK Infosec and AhnLab. As many customers are still using legacy solutions and not private cloud, the cloud MSS remains focused on public cloud such as AWS, Azure, Google, and IBM cloud, and these companies are trying to partner with cloud service providers. To reduce costs and have a better understanding about security incidents, clients prefer to have MSS professionals in their security operations centres (SOCs). In addition to market growth analysis, the study highlights the driving forces of the managed security services (MSS) market. The shortage of cyber security professionals with strong expertise was the top factor driving enterprises to engage with MSSPs to help them cope with new security challenges. The evolution of advanced threats continued to cause greater operational pressure on companies, driving them to look at MSSPs to reduce the pressure and better security threat management. The introduction and amendment of cyber security laws and regulations are urging companies to focus more on regulatory compliance. The shift from CapEx to OpEx continued to take place across the APAC region, prompting companies to outsource parts of their security practices to focus more on the revenue-generating operations. Market trends have been analyzed for the period 2015 to 2021, with 2016 as the base year. Hosted security services (HSS) and customer-premises equipment (CPE)-based management and monitoring services are the key service segments in this study. Vertical segmentation includes the government, banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI), service provider, manufacturing, education, and other sectors including pharmaceuticals, retail, logistics, oil and gas, energy, mining, agriculture, Information Technology (IT)/IT-enabled services (ITeS), eGaming, eCommerce, and business process outsourcing (BPO). Companies mentioned in the Korean MSS market's vendor analysis include NTT, IBM Security, SK Infosec, AhnLab, and IGLOO SECURITY.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  •  Is the MSS market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  •  Are the existing competitors structured well to meet customer needs?
  • What were the key services that were adopted the most by customers in the region in 2016?
  • How was the competitive landscape in South Korea?
  •  Will MSSPs be replaced by the new trends, such as in-sourcing and cloud-based security services?
  •  How will the market be shaped in the next 5 years?

 

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Preparing for 5G: Assure Tomorrow s Capabilities Today http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-4B-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-4B-00-00 Each new technology such as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Centralized Radio Access Network (C-RAN) and the emerging fronthaul network risks creating more instances of telecom s most persistent hurdle: operational silos. One company focusing on the challenge of providing end-to-end visibility in next-generation networks, and thus aimed at breaking down silos, is InfoVista. The company recently released an Xhaul and C-RAN service assurance solution for this purpose. InfoVista believes it can centralize and unite the fronthaul, backhaul, and C-RAN segments of the network from a service assurance perspective; and provide the coveted and necessary complete picture of network and service performance. This report examines the preparatory approach to 5G by assuring C-RAN and Xhaul solutions. Fri, 9 Feb 2018 14:18:06 +0000 Colombian Industrial Internet of Things Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K208-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K208-01-00-00-00 This outlook considers the growth potential of hardware, software, connectivity, services, and of primary verticals in the Colombian IoT market. The base year is 2016 and the forecast period is from 2017 to 2022. For the purposes of this research, Industrial IoT refers to the use of IoT technologies in manufacturing, automotive, smart cities, agriculture, utilities, healthcare and other verticals. Consumer IoT, including consumer wearables, phones, TVs, appliances, home monitoring, and home automation are not included. Primary research included extensive interviews with CEOs, directors, and other executives. A bottom-up analysis of the verticals included in the study was based on information in the Frost & Sullivan knowledge base, a modelled analysis of the impact of various drivers and restraints over the forecast period across Colombia, and a modelled demand analysis. These data triangulation and market breakdown procedures were employed to complete the overall market engineering process and to arrive at the exact statistics for all segments.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The study presents business cases and market drivers and restraints through 2022. It also provides insights regarding growth opportunities and emerging trends that will affect market participants over the forecast period.

The Colombian Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) market revenue is expected to increase from $168.3 million in 2016 to $523.7 million by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate of 20.8%. Some of the main drivers for IoT growth are the migration from IPv4 to IPv6 and from 4G/LTE to 5G to provide future addresses and bandwidth for IoT. 5G will increase network capacity nearly tenfold, with data speeds greater than 1 Gbps and near-zero latency; while IPv6, the latest Internet protocol, can assign 100 unique IP addresses to every atom on the surface of the earth. The Colombian industrial IoT market ecosystem comprises vendors, integrators, and service providers offering IoT wireless or fixed two-way communication technologies.

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • Which are the key verticals in this market? Which will grow the fastest by 2022?
  • How will the revenue shares of the hardware, software, services, and connectivity segments change?
  • In what stage are organizations in Latin America in evaluating or deploying IoT solutions?
  • What are Latin American organizations' top 3 concerns in regard to IoT?
  • What are the top 3 drivers for IoT investments?

 

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Microsoft: A Cybersecurity Company - Really? http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-4A-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-4A-00-00 Demand for cybersecurity solutions continues to grow, but actual solutions that lead to resilient risk reduction have been elusive. Consequently, Stratecast maintains that buyers of cybersecurity solutions will be casting a wider net on how they address cybersecurity risk and who they choose as trusted partners. In this insight Stratecast examines Microsoft as trusted partner in cybersecurity. Fri, 2 Feb 2018 13:01:05 +0000 Innovations in IoT Security, Network Security, and Cloud Security http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D983-00-1A-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D983-00-1A-00-00 This Cyber Security TOE provides a snapshot of the emerging security solutions for application areas such as connected devices, BYOD, smart cities, smart homes, and industrial networks that help companies mitigate threats and defend against modern attacks residing within cloud, endpoints, and various network layers. Cyber 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. Key words: IoT security, BYOD security, smart home security, identity and access management, adaptive security, device management, endpoint security, network security, cloud security Fri, 2 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Cloud Communications Buyers' Guide, North America, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K251-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K251-01-00-00-00 Digital technologies are profoundly transforming the way businesses operate and create customer value. Mobility, cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), unified communications (UC) and collaboration, artificial intelligence (AI), advanced connectivity and other technologies are enabling operational efficiencies, greater employee productivity and competitive differentiation in all industries and business segments. Frost & Sullivan customer surveys show there also exists a strong correlation between digital technology adoption and high revenue growth rates. However, the proliferation of advanced technologies is raising business communications and IT infrastructure costs and complexity, which creates challenges for IT/telecom staff. Routine management of increasingly sophisticated technology environments often prevents IT/telecom staff from focusing on important tasks such as aligning technology investments with broader business objectives and optimizing key workflows. To achieve desired performance outcomes many businesses are moving their software workloads to the cloud to re-assign internal resources to more strategic projects, gain operational agility and become more responsive to evolving customer requirements. A growing number of businesses are acknowledging the considerable benefits of cloud communications and are adopting hosted IP telephony and unified communications as a service (UCaaS) solutions. Frost & Sullivan research shows that most businesses choose cloud communications to gain greater flexibility at times of rapid growth or downsizing, as well as to access advanced features and capabilities. However, different businesses also face unique challenges and pursue varying objectives when moving their communications to the cloud. Business size and industry vertical often determine the priorities in a cloud migration strategy. Frost & Sullivan finds that UCaaS solutions offer most businesses a broad spectrum of benefits in three key areas, as follows: cost optimization and risk mitigation operational efficiency and agility enhanced customer value Choosing a hosted IP telephony and UCaaS provider is an important decision that must be based on a robust evaluation methodology. UCaaS deployment success requires careful assessment of existing provider offerings to select the best fit for businesses specific needs. This Buyers Guide offers detailed profiles of 22 leading North American hosted IP telephony and UCaaS providers to help businesses make smart investments in cloud communications solutions. The provider profiles include valuable company and solution portfolio information to assist businesses in their strategic decision making. Businesses should compare providers on 10 key selection criteria, as well as any highly specific requirements that may be relevant to their particular circumstances. Sustainable, long-term UCaaS investments deliver superior value and can greatly enhance broader digital transformation initiatives. Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:15:06 +0000 Global Bot Risk Management (BRM) Market Analysis, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K246-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K246-01-00-00-00 The term "bot" evokes top-of-mind and longstanding cybersecurity concerns, from DDoS attacks and spam to fraudulent and nefarious activities. But the bot ecosystem is much more complex, encompassing a wide variety of bots including search engine crawlers, bots operated and used between business partners, and bots that operate in a legally or ethically grey area. While sophisticated credential stuffing bots introduce the concept of bot risk to many businesses, many others are awakening to the need for comprehensive bot management solutions capable of addressing the entire bot ecosystem. The Bot Risk Management (BRM) market has emerged in recent years as a critical new cybersecurity control point for online enterprises of all sizes. This market analysis establishes the scope of the market, and provides insights into sales trends, drivers, restraints, challenges, and key competitors. Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 SailPoint: Keeping Identities Secure & Manageable with Smarter Governance, Best Practices, and Analytics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D532-00-D4-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D532-00-D4-00-00 When considering the need for identity and access management (IAM) solutions, security comes first to mind, as it should. However, when deciding when, how, and with whom to invest in any identity-based software solutions, and how to justify the investment to the accounting department, there is another compelling consideration; one that has been the mainstay for pennywise networked IT organizations across time: efficiency. Austin, Texas-based SailPoint is a leader in identity governance. The company was launched in 2005 as one of the first solution suppliers to come to market with a governance focus. This report assesses SailPoint s market approach, in light of dramatic changes to the market itself. Tue, 30 Jan 2018 16:23:06 +0000 Cyber Security Improvement Insights Ransomware http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9EE-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9EE-01-00-00-00 Ransomware is seen as one of the most successful cyber attacks in the Asia-Pacific. The following high profile incidents had a significant business and economic impact on Asia. The estimated economic impact of ransomware on the Asia-Pacific businesses and critical operations is expected to be at the range of hundreds of millions of dollars a year, in consideration of the following: 1) productivity costs due to infected computing systems 2) incident recovery costs 3) possible ransom paid to cyber attackers 4) other associated post-breach costs related to conducting investigations, paying fines, and settling lawsuits. It is recommended to set a practice of preventive, detective, and remediation controls against ransomware, across people, processes, and technology. Ransomware attacks will only increase in the near future and it is for the companies, governments, and individuals to take adequate precautions. With Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) and DIY Kits now easily available on the web, attacks due to ransomware will only increase. Companies should educate employees about the risks of ransomware and what needs to be done in case of a suspicious activity, ensure that security patches are in place, and minimize any vulnerability. They also need to and limit the access to sensitive data and have a robust backup plan. A list of the leading practices, which is researched with both the supply (security vendors, service providers) and demand (end users and regulators) of the cyber security ecosystem are mentioned in this paper. A summary preview is provided for end users considerations pertaining to ransomware mitigation, which is not a representation of all security solutions and associated professional services from each provider. These players can be broadly categorized into four areas - platform cyber security providers, network centric providers, endpoint centric providers, and backup and storage providers. Companies mentioned in this paper include Cisco Systems, Checkpoint, FireEye, Forcepoint, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, Sophos, Symantec, WatchGuard, ForeScout, Illusive, Jiransoft, Juniper Network, Lastline, NPCore, Proofpoint, SonicWall, Sasa Software, TrapX, WINS, Zscaler, Carbon Black, CrowdStrike, Deep Instinct, Kaspersky Lab, MalwareBytes, Reaqta, SentinetOne, V-secure Technology, 360 ESG, Acronis, CommVault, and Veeam. The countries included in this study are Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Japan, and South Korea. Key Questions This Study Will Answer What are the success factors of ransomware? What are the business and economic impacts of ransomware attacks to the countries in Asia Pacific? What are the cyber security best practices against ransomware? Who are the industry players that provide security solution pertaining to ransomware mitigation? What are the emerging areas that are prone to higher threats in the future? Tue, 30 Jan 2018 04:38:07 +0000 Botmania Part 2 Putting AI in its Place with Real-world Use Cases http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298279744 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298279744 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 01:04:43 +0000 Global Blu-ray Media and Players Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=NF98-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=NF98-01-00-00-00 While physical discs remain a key revenue generator in the home entertainment business, the growing revenue from digital services and the rise of download and over-the-top (OTT) streaming services such as iTunes and Netflix have negatively impacted physical disc sales in the last 4-5 years. Therefore, an overall gradual decline in disc sales through the forecast period is expected. Unit shipments for the global Blu-ray players market are expected to decrease from 72.1 million in 2017 to 68.0 million in 2023, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -1.0%. Unit shipments for the global Blu-ray media market are expected to decrease from 595.0 million in 2017 to 516.0 million in 2023, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -2.3%. The rapid growth in subscribers of OTT services, and on-demand 4K and 1080p content streamed directly from the cloud, has led to the rapid rise of services like Netflix, Amazon, HBO, and Hulu. Simultaneously, the intense bandwidth requirements of 4K content formats are unable to replicate the smooth and seamless playback of 4K UHD titles. Therefore, physical Blu-ray discs are still considered one of the best options for enjoying HD content that also supports HDR and Dolby surround sound. The majority of consumers, especially in the developed markets, are increasingly turning to UHD Blu-ray players to access movie and TV show content. To meet this demand, over 250 UHD titles were released in 2017 alone. Geographical Segmentation: The global market has been segmented into North America, Latin America (NALA), Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

  • Global market trend analyses, including market drivers and restraints. 
  • Detailed unit shipment forecasts for the Blu-ray media and players market. 
  • Competitive landscape, in terms of major participants and market share analysis.

The base year of the research is 2017, with forecasts running up to 2023. The research highlights key trends impacting the global Blu-ray media and players market and outlines future implications.

Key Issues Addressed

  • Will the market continue to decline at its present rate over the forecast period?
  • Where does Blu-ray technology stand today? What are the primary challenges faced by vendors addressing this market? What are the drivers and restraints for growth in this market?
  • What does the current competitive landscape look like? Will there be further consolidation over the next 4-5 years?
  • Is the market attractive for mergers and acquisitions? What are the revenue breakups by geographical regions - North America / EMEA / Asia-Pacific / Latin America? Which are the fastest growing?
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Analysis of the North America Managed & Professional Security Services Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1F4-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1F4-01-00-00-00 The North American managed and professional security services market totaled $7.2 billion in 2016 and is projected to increase at double-digit rates annually almost throughout the entire forecast period. The increasing volume, diversity, and sophistication of cyber threats aimed at a broadening exposure footprint, and the mounting severity of direct and indirect implications attributed to inadequate or outdated security practices, plus challenges of in-house staffing and adaptation are durable contributors to market demand. The competitive landscape is highly diverse with providers from a myriad of backgrounds. The largest competitors, as measured by revenues, are firms with a deep history in serving the government and consulting firms. Their revenues are concentrated in professional security services. Next, with a mix of managed and professional security services, the fewer in number but sizable individually pure-play security service providers constitute the next tier. Much greater in number, communication service providers (telcos), security product vendors, local and regional IT services firms, cloud management providers, and managed Security-as-as-Service (SECaaS) providers round out the competitive landscape. Competition among providers will intensify, compelling providers to ratchet upward their investments in technological innovation, sales & marketing, and strategic acquisitions. Simultaneously, pricing pressure will intensify as will client expectations for tangible demonstrations of security services essentialness and business return. The managed and professional security services market is a high growth, dynamic market. The number and variety of competitors continue to increase. Consequently, the competitive playing field is intensifying. Although numerous durable factors driving market demand are present, there are also other factors that will dampen demand. For example, self-service, automation, containerization, and standardization, hallmarks of cloud services, will reduce market opportunities as organizations, justifiably or not, gain a stronger sense of prowess in cyber risk management with their cloud deployments. In turn, this segment of demand for managed and professional security services will not reach the level of security services demand in non-cloud environments. Profitability for service providers will also become more difficult to maintain as honing "means to serve" is an ever-present expenditure. Innovating through use of advanced technologies, building and re-building intellectual property, and marketing and sales investments must continue to remain a relevant provider. Also, like their clients, managed and professional security service providers confront the same challenging and expensive staffing issues (e.g., wage increases, periodic training, and retention). Finally, security services clients expect tangible results and outcomes that demonstrate they are receiving a favorable return on their expenditures on managed and professional security services. As with any fixed-term service arrangement, each service provider is at risk of not having its contract renewed, being replaced by another provider, or not considered for additional service engagements. Earning customer trust and appreciation must be a top priority in order to thrive as a managed and professional security service provider. In Analysis of the North America Managed & Professional Security Services Market, Forecast 2021 - Expansive Market Opportunities, But Competition Looms Large, Frost & Sullivan delves into the drivers and restraints of the managed and professional security services market, estimates its current size and forecasts its growth, and adds color to the competitive landscape. Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 European Over-the-top (OTT) Video Equipment Market Outlook, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD7A-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD7A-01-00-00-00 The European Over-the-Top (OTT) Video equipment market outlook provides bold perspectives, trends, and predictions in the market for 2017 and 2018. The segments covered include Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Online Video Platform (OVP), Online Video Analytics (OVA), Online Video Advertising Platform (OVAP), and Video Transcoders. The analysis aims to capture the trends that shaped the market in 2017 and predictions for 2018.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

OTT Video Equipment Sector Analysis:

  • Content Delivery Networks
  • Online Video Platforms
  • Online Video Analytics
  • Online Video Advertising Platforms
  • Video Transcoders

Market Trends:

  • Technological Developments
  • Regional Trends
  • Market Outlook

Regional Trends:

  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe

Highlights of growth opportunities that will be created by OTT Video across the various sectors.
2018 growth/revenue analysis for OTT Video equipment vendors.
Market Measurements are analyzed for 2017 and 2018- European OTT video equipment market snapshot; 2017-2018 growth rate sector-wise. An extensive list of start-ups to watch out for in 2018 is discussed in detail.
The base year for the study is 2017, with 2018 as forecast period.

Research Highlights

The OTT video equipment market is at the center of a continuing wave of innovation and disruption. OTT video service providers are seeking solutions that enable them to understand the consumer better, improve efficiency, and reduce cost. Europe, being a mature market for online video, provides equipment vendors with lot of growth opportunities. However, high population diversity in terms of age, religion, language, culture, ethnicity and so on coupled with a preference for local services keeps technology vendors on their toes to keep themselves differentiated. Technological innovations to support high resolution formats such as UHD/4K, cloud based services, new formats such as VR/AR, and Automation were the key focus areas for OTT video equipment vendors in 2017.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the top predictions and key market trends that will drive the various sectors of the OTT Video equipment market in 2018? What will be their impacts?
  • What will be the key growth opportunities and strategic imperatives for current and potential market participants in 2018?
  • What is the total OTT video equipment market size in 2017, and how is it forecasted to grow in the year 2018?
  • What are the key technologies transforming the OTT video equipment market? What will be their impact?
  • Who are the key market share winners of the overall OTT video equipment market and each of the segments?
Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000
The End of Net Neutrality: Encouraging Competition in the Broadband World http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-49-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-49-00-00 Many of the dynamics set in place by net neutrality s brief life will take time to play out. For example, investment in content creation rather than broadband deployment will take time to consummate. However, Stratecast expects to see significant changes in network operator behavior in the shorter term. These changes will likely be good for consumers, and may even be very good for content providers. In this report the current status of net neutrality is assessed; and a new theory as to why the repeal of net neutrality is actually good for the market is suggested. Hint: it is not about content control; it is about content variety. Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:43:06 +0000 Connected Home State of the Market: Barriers to Adoption http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9941-00-2D-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9941-00-2D-00-00 As new technologies enter the market, consumers are increasingly willing to consider a connected home as a possible living environment. This report examines the state of the connected home market, illuminates some of the barriers to growth, and considers some of the companies that are delivering solutions to transcend those barriers. The discussion will be of interest to communication service providers and companies delivering technology to those communication service providers. Thu, 25 Jan 2018 04:38:06 +0000 Global Embedded Computing Ecosystem Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K042-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K042-01-00-00-00 IoT, powered by embedded sensors and ubiquitous cloud/mobile computing, is creating new business models and driving billions in spending across all key verticals manufacturing, automotive, retail, and security on a global scale. The revenue for the global embedded computing systems market is expected to increase from $55.51 billion in 2017 to $83.86 billion in 2023, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.1%. Falling hardware prices, emergence of LPWANs, power-efficient processors, expanded wireless and broadband connectivity, and implementation of the IPv6 protocol are other growth catalysts. North America is the biggest market for embedded systems.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

This market insight covers the following:

  • Detailed global market trend analyses—including market drivers, market restraints, technology trends, regional analysis, and competitive analysis.
  • Detailed revenue forecasts for the total embedded computing systems market.
  • A competitive landscape, in terms of major participants and market share analysis.

Geographical Segmentation

The global market has been segmented into North America, Latin America (NALA), Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).

Research Highlights

The base year of the study is 2017, with forecasts running up to 2023. The research highlights key trends impacting the global embedded computing systems market and outlines future implications. There are several underlying technologies that have made IoT a reality. These technologies include embedded systems, short and long wireless range communications, mobile technology, big data analytics, AI, machine learning (deep learning), semantic technologies, next-generation networks, and cloud / edge computing.

Key Issues Addressed

  • Will the market continue to grow at its present rate?
  • Where does embedded computing technology stand today? What are the primary challenges faced by vendors addressing this market? What are the drivers and restraints for growth in this market?
  • What technological and market trends are shaping this space today? What trends are on the horizon, and what does this mean for future IoT strategy?
  • Will there be further consolidation over the next 4-5 years? Is the market attractive for mergers and acquisitions?
  • What are the major vertical markets under consideration? What are the revenues from each category – manufacturing / retail / security / healthcare / auto / security and so on? Why are some verticals spending more on intelligent systems than others?
  • What are the revenue breakups by geographical regions - North America / EMEA / Asia-Pacific / Latin America? Which are the fastest growing?
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Monetizing the Omni-Channel, Omni-Play Customer Experience: The Right Tools Address Complexity and Create Positive Results http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-48-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-48-00-00 This report looks deeper into the omni-channel customer experience, and explains why the transition from CSP to digital service provider (DSP) involves enhancing systems, modifying workflows, and redefining work center responsibilities. The report identifies how support of the omni-channel mindset does not necessarily mean a total systems replacement, nor must it mean spending vast sums of resources, protracted across months of new systems development effort. The report also explains how a process-oriented enhancement overlay, such as that provided by Dynacommerce, can be used within an existing systems environment to yield favorable customer experience results. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:18:06 +0000 Innovations in Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Predictive Analytics, and Digital Twins http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D881-00-19-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D881-00-19-00-00 This edition of the ITCC TOE provides a snapshot of the emerging ICT led innovations in artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, digital twins, cloud, and virtual reality. This issue focuses on the application of information and communication technologies in alleviating challenges faced across industry sectors in areas such as material recovery, food waste management, recycling, retail, animation, media streaming, clinical imaging, and shop floor productivity. 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, machine learning, digital twins, conversational platform, image analytics, hand animation, content delivery networks, multi-layered neural networks, computer vision, chatbots, predictive analytics Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Internet of Things (IoT) Connectivity Protocols, Global, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDA6-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDA6-01-00-00-00 With billions of connected devices expected to be in use in the world in the next 2 3 years, the importance of a critical component within the IoT ecosystem connectivity is only set to increase further. While the requirements of devices vary, the connectivity protocols that can enable IoT to leverage the applications and benefits are also evolving. From 2G, 3G to the now prevalent Long Range (LoRa) and Low Power (LPWAN) and the future technologies of 5G and NB-IoT are all vying with each other to meet these requirements. Almost all major verticals are now implementing or testing IoT applications to improve productivity and enhance user experiences. Smart health, smart home, smart energy, Manufacturing 4.0, and so on are just some of the traditional industries that are using IoT and altering their operations, products, and services. As companies realize the benefits and consumers demand better services, the use of IoT will increase further, which in turn means that connectivity protocols must be equipped to deal with the rising demand. Given that the cost component is a key deciding factor, providers are increasingly looking at low power and long range options that can help companies use connectivity devices to offer better services without an immense increase in costs or without incurring a high upfront investment. As research and development and testing of technologies such as NB-IoT, LTE-M and 5G forges ahead, governments and regulators globally, are also taking a keen interest to develop an environment that is conducive to growth and implementation. While regional trends are likely to be different, the trends do point toward rapid adoption despite challenges related to costs, compatibility, and interoperability. Clearly, the need for ecosystem stakeholders to work together is higher than ever before.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

This study covers various aspects of IoT connectivity protocols and their applications, such as:

  • The different types and models in IoT connectivity
  • Current connectivity trends to enable smarter products and services
  • Suitability of protocols for different applications based on complexity and data transfer requirements
  • Examples, use cases, drivers, and restraints for existing applications
  • Themes such as standardization and interoperability
  • Upcoming connectivity protocols such as 5G and NB-IoT and the potential applications where they can be used, with a number of stakeholders in the telecom sector.

Company profiles offer a glimpse of what companies are offering and various steps that they are taking to stay ahead of the market.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the different types of IoT connectivity protocols used currently?
  • What are the different applications that these protocols enable?
  • What are the significant areas of growth?
  • What are the key differences between various protocols?
  • What are the upcoming IoT connectivity protocols and the applications and where can they be implemented?
  • What does the IoT connectivity ecosystem look like?
  • What are the developments across verticals?
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Innovative Solutions to Data Storage Challenges: Four Storage Companies to Watch in 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-47-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-47-00-00 In this report, Stratecast takes a look at four storage solution providers who have introduced interesting and innovative technologies to the market. One is using software to solve hardware limitations in a new way. Two use different approaches to address the challenge of hybrid storage, finding ways to mask incompatibilities in storage formats, and introduce cloud efficiencies to traditional storage. The final is a battle-scarred hardware vendor a former industry darling that fell from grace but has re-emerged with a beefed-up software platform. We believe they are worth watching in the months ahead. Fri, 12 Jan 2018 04:37:06 +0000 2017 Over-the-Top Communication Service Provider Vendor Guide http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9941-00-2C-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9941-00-2C-00-00 This report examines OTT service providers that are disrupting their industries, and the impacts that may take effect from the recent FCC vote to eliminate net neutrality. Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:56:05 +0000 Latin American Contact Center Systems Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K202-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K202-01-00-00-00 Latin American contact center systems market revenue is expected to increase from $222.2 million in 2016 to $271.1 million by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate of 3.4%. The base year is 2016 and the forecast period is from 2017 to 2022. This study is for contact centers that are premise-based. Premise systems are those that the customers purchase and maintain on their own premises. Revenue calculations for cloud versus premise are not the same. Contact Center Systems (CCS) revenue includes software licenses sold to service providers (for hosting), as the sale is simply a license sale (whether the service provider is simply sitting on it, or has already actively hosted the seat, does not matter). Therefore, any money that a solution provider is making selling its licenses to a partner stays here. Primary research included extensive interviews with CEOs, vice presidents, directors, and other executives. Forecasts were based on information in the Frost & Sullivan knowledge base, a modeled analysis of the impacts of various drivers and restraints over the forecast period across Latin America, and modeled demand analysis. These data triangulation and market breakdown procedures were employed to complete the overall market engineering process and to arrive at the exact statistics for all segments. The Latin American contact center systems market ecosystem comprises vendors offering contact center systems technologies. Companies include Avaya, Genesys, Altitude Software, Aspect, InConcert, Vocalcom, Verint, NICE, Cisco, Tecnovoz, among others. Regions covered include Brazil, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, the Southern Cone and the Andean Region. The study presents market definitions, drivers and restraints, forecast by industry vertical, contact center size, region and product segment through 2022, as well as market shares for the total market and by product segment and region for 2015 and 2016. It provides insights regarding growth opportunities, emerging trends and key takeaways that will affect market participants over the forecast period. Key questions this study will answer: In which stage is the market, and at what rate will it grow in the next 6 years? What is the industry status within the Latin American countries? Which countries present the greatest opportunities or challenges? What are the key drivers and restraints for growth within Latin America? How will the structure of the market change over time? Which are the key competitors to watch for? How will each of the applications markets evolve in the short and medium term? Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:01:06 +0000 Innovations in Biometrics, Data Security, Machine Learning, and Cloud-based Security http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D983-00-19-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D983-00-19-00-00 This Cyber Security TOE provides a snapshot of the emerging security solutions based on machine learning, biometrics, and other new technologies that help companies mitigate threats and defend against modern attacks residing within cloud, endpoints and various network layers. Cyber 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. Key words: Behavior analytics, multi-factor authentication, machine learning, deep packet inspection (DPI), cognitive computing, multi-layered threat detection, biometrics, contactless bio-sensing technology, mobile threat detection Fri, 5 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Over-the-top (OTT) Video Services Market, India, 2017 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9BC-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9BC-01-00-00-00 The OTT video market in India is gradually becoming a mainstream entertainment destination in the midst of growing Internet users. With the rapid commoditization of data and the ongoing price wars, online video streaming is a more feasible option today than ever before. This has led to the influx of many global, local, and independent platforms in the past year that are hoping to capitalize on this vast growth opportunity in the market. As operators optimize their operations with advertising revenues, they are evolving content strategies and marketing effectively to reach the masses. The focus has shifted from the urban youth to mass market, regional audiences across multilingual backgrounds. There is a disconnect between the total addressable market of Internet users and the served market, as a majority of the population has access to erratic and slow broadband speeds. The focus on Hindi and English programs has gradually shifted toward regional content, thus catering to a larger audience. Monetization of platforms remains one of the biggest challenges for operators, as they depend on advertising for their revenue. The inclusion of regional content has paved the way for mass-market adoption as opposed to the initial niche offering. Live sports and other marquee titles going online has reiterated the growth opportunity for OTT video, attracting global Internet companies to invest and enter this lucrative market.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

This study provides a detailed analysis of the OTT video services market in India, including the market opportunity and growth prospects in terms of advertising as well as paid services in viewership and revenue from 2017 to 2022. It illustrates the ecosystem and provides insights of key market participants and company profiles of new entrants, and analyzes the impact of the ongoing price war in telecom services in bringing about a drastic change in the way video is consumed in India. It also provides an overview of consumption patterns in terms of duration spent, content preferences, languages, live sport coverage, and availability of exclusive programming. The rising trend of curating original content and other content strategies is captured in the study.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the state of the OTT Video Market in India? What are the key technology trends in the market?
  • Which are the leading OTT platforms and what is their market share?
  • What is the ARPU across platforms? How much will this grow in the next 5 years?
  • What is forecast for the subscriber base and revenue for the industry?

 

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Latin American Conferencing Services Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1BE-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1BE-01-00-00-00 The Conferencing Services Market in Latin America experienced solid growth in 2016, driven by fabulous performances of the hosted web and video services. While different regions and product segments are exhibiting diverse performances, the overall market defogged notably well in a challenging economic scenario. The advance of Internet protocol (IP)-based communications in the enterprise communications landscape in Latin America is unstoppable. While the audio conferencing services through the public switched telephone network (PSTN) are suffering from a slow momentum, the hosted web and video services segments are forecasted to enjoy a solid growth trajectory in the forthcoming years. The lines between hosted web and video conferencing services are blurring: while traditionally considered web conferencing applications - such as WebEx - have incorporated visual collaboration capabilities, as well as many video conferencing solutions have added collaboration and content sharing functions. As a matter of fact, most solutions from both segments are actually competing for the same user base, with few use cases requiring advanced video quality or collaboration capabilities, thus requiring a specific type of application. The Latin American conferencing services market is split among global CSPs (AT&T, BT, Level 3/CenturyLink, Orange Business Services, Verizon Enterprise Solutions), regional and national CSPs (Cable & Wireless, Entel, Oi, Telef nica/Vivo/Movistar, Telmex/Embratel/Claro), pure conferencing providers (WEST, Arkadin, Wittel, Colaboraci n Virtual) and traditional enterprise communications resellers and system integrators (Logicalis, Dimension Data, Convergia, C3ntro Telecom). This market is expected to be driven by factors such as: New generations of workers demand tools that enable fast, agile and collaborative work. The proven benefits of cloud communications flexibility, scalability, lower risks, agility are pushing an increasing number of organizations to move away from premises-based systems to a cloud and service-based model. Subscription-based models allow small and mid-size businesses (SMB) to adopt conferencing tools without incurring CAPEX. The growing adoption of remote work in the region will unleash greater demand for business communications solutions, such as conferencing services. Economic recovery in Brazil and Argentina is expected to boost new growth. The degree of complexity associated with the interoperability of legacy systems and advanced soft clients such as Skype for Business leads to the rising need for managed video conferencing services that can facilitate infrastructure deployment and management. This report provides a detailed assessment of the conferencing services market in Latin America, including audio conferencing, hosted web conferencing, hosted web conferencing and managed video conferencing services. The base year of this study is 2016 and forecasts reach 2023. Wed, 3 Jan 2018 12:02:06 +0000 FinTech Growth Opportunities in the Global Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD67-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD67-01-00-00-00 Technology-enabled financial products and services are disrupting the FinTech industry. The new products, services, and solutions are equipped with advanced technologies such as cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine language (ML). The objectives of the study are to explore: The emerging products and services The trends in the tech-enabled sub-segments of the financial services industry The drivers and restraints in the new ecosystem Trends across different regions Growth opportunities across the industry--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Benefits

The use of technology across the financial services industry is growing. Some of the more popular products and services are likely to be the ones that serve previously untapped market segments. Trends that are unique to local markets tend to stand out and find greater acceptance by the consumers. Similarly, start-ups with unique value propositions and strong technology back-up will do well. Incumbents across the world are slow to respond to these trends; however, there are clearly some outliers. The research provides insights into strategic and positioning decisions and discusses growth opportunities across different areas such as technology, business models, services, and products. Different stakeholders in the industry use different methods to stay relevant in a changing marketplace. For instance, they may:

  • Launch new products and services
  • Partner with other companies in the ecosystem to achieve significant and rapid changes
  • Increase the use of tech-enabled solutions across all functions
  • Invest in research to experiment with new technologies
  • Assess consumer demand to design products and services

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the key sub-segments in the financial services industry?
  • What kind of growth can be expected for these key sub-segments?
  • What are the significant growth opportunities in the industry over the next two to three years?
  • What is the impact of global Mega Trends, disruptive technologies, and new business models on the future of the market?
  • What are the trends across different regions globally?

Key Conclusion

Disruptions in the financial services industry can be witnessed across a wide range of segments. The emergence of services such as PayTech, RegTech, InsurTech, and digital banking highlight the ways in which digitalization has impacted the industry. As consumers demand improved access and anytime-anywhere services, governments and regulators are striving to lower costs and achieve greater transparency by using technology. Going forward, many innovative solutions can be expected as different stakeholders in the industry collaborate to enhance industry performance.

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A Company on the Move, on Location: Why What Happened in Vegas will Impact Everyone with a Stake in Big Data and Analytics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9A37-00-39-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9A37-00-39-00-00 Since developments at Tableau have the potential to be market-making and economy-shaking, Stratecast sought to better understand current and upcoming developments at Tableau by attending the company s recent annual global conference in October 2017 in Las Vegas. This is not, however, a typical show recap report in terms of either timing or content. We assert that the things Tableau announced in Las Vegas will impact the company and the market at large for years to come; and are best understood in the context of where Tableau has been, and where it is headed. This report explores this context, and analyzes the opportunities and challenges this will pose to Tableau and the broader market going forward. Sun, 31 Dec 2017 14:35:05 +0000 Sensor Innovations Transforming Industry 4.0 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7E5-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7E5-01-00-00-00 Industry 4.0 is enabling smart factories by configuring cyber-physical (Internet-connected) systems coupled with artificial intelligence (AI) to leverage the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for seamless machine-to-machine communication, data transfer, and advanced automation of processes throughout the manufacturing value chain. The opportunity to optimally use and communicate the data collected about key equipment and processes depends on the smart sensors with inherent signal processing and data communications capabilities. Sensors will have key growth opportunities in Industry 4.0 driven by their ability to provide enhanced detection of equipment, process, and product conditions and improved Internet-based sharing of vital information within the manufacturing facility and across the entire supply chain. Industry 4.0 enables advancements in automation, efficiency, and flexibility driven by smarter sensors. This research report provides analysis of key technology innovations and identifies key developers of sensors and related technologies for improved sensing and communications of data for more efficient, cost-effective manufacturing. The technology and innovation report pinpoints key markets, needs, opportunities, and challenges for sensors in Industry 4.0. Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 AI Innovations in Future of Manufacturing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D80B-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D80B-01-00-00-00 Information technology has been largely impacting the manufacturing industry. With the increase in the number of IIoT solutions and real-time data processing, predictive analytics is enabling processing of large volumes of data captured from the connected machines. The current scenario includes involvement of humans in making logical decisions along with low-level machine processors. The concept of artificial intelligence (AI) or cognitive intelligent systems will thus enable machines to self-detect vicissitudes in the manufacturing processes and be in-built with capabilities to respond in real time with limited need for human intervention. Mass customization, complete automation, adoption of intuitive robots, and responsive intelligent machines will be enabled by the adoption of AI technologies. This technology and innovation report provides a detailed look into the world of artificial intelligence and the key research focus areas that will impact the manufacturing sector. This study also focuses on AI technologies and how they enable various manufacturing supply chain participants to become smarter. Other modules include market potential, market participants, as well as implementation case studies and the future of individual technologies and its impact on the manufacturing sector. Key questions answered in the study: 1. What are the trending technologies of AI in manufacturing? 2. What is the value addition of AI technologies in manufacturing? 3. What are the key trends that will shape the cognitive factory? 4. Who are the cognitive solution providers? 5. What are the benefits of AI application in manufacturing? 6. What is the market potential of AI? 7. What are some of the strategies that manufacturers should adopt to accelerate growth? 8. What are future technology trends? How will it impact the industrial and manufacturing sectors? Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Technology Convergence Enabling Retail Process Automation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D80C-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D80C-01-00-00-00 The retail industry is transforming at an ever-increasing speed with the introduction of new information and communication technologies in the sector. With the changes in the behavior of the customers along with the introduction of new channels and formats of marketing, the retailers are required to quickly adjust the existing business models according to the changing needs of the market. To satisfy the dynamic needs of customers, retail organizations are finding it very difficult to adjust the changes in the existing business model manually. It is also increasing the cost for employing additional resources to manage the omni-channel market place. In recent years, retailers are trying to engage customers with the introduction of new technologies in the space. Automation across the value chain is proving to be a vital strategy for the retailers to manage the changing landscape and better engage customers with the brands. This report identifies the key trends in the retail space and highlights the key technologies and their convergence prospects to envision the future retail market. In brief, this research service provides the following: An overview of retail process automation The changing landscape of modern retail ecosystem Key trends toward enhancing service management productivity Key trends facilitating point of sales automation Key trends enhancing online interactivity Technologies enabling retail process automation Key innovations across the identified technologies for retail Snapshot of technology convergence scenarios Emerging opportunities and benefits for various stakeholders in the value chain Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Cinemas to unleash exciting opportunities for Saudi Arabia http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298148766 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298148766 On 11 December 2017, the Ministry of Culture and Information for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) lifted a 35 year-old ban on cinemas. The government of KSA signed a resolution paving the way for licenses to be granted to commercial movie theatres, with the first cinema expected to open in March 2018. Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Technologies Impacting the Future of Korea http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7F8-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7F8-01-00-00-00 Korea is one of the world s biggest innovators in terms of research and development, patent activity, number of high-tech companies, value-added manufacturing, and researcher density per million of population. Korea s remarkable economic rise over the past decade can be attributed to the high amount of innovation and the rapid technology development. This report aims to outline broadly, those technologies that will disrupt the Korean innovation landscape in the near horizon. Ten technologies that we consider to be most impactful across a diverse technology areas have been profiled in this report, and they are Big Data technology 5G Smart Factories Rapid Charging Healthcare IT Digital Biomarkers Smart Water Management Electric Vehicles Lightweight Materials Bio-based Materials Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Technologies Impacting the Future of Cybersecurity http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7D8-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7D8-01-00-00-00 The growing number of cyber attacks and cyber crimes has resulted in compromise of data important computing and resources, and network outages. With the implementation of information and communication technologies (ICT) in almost every sector, attacks have been increasing at an alarming rate. Penetration of the connected ecosystem is further increasing the loopholes and increasing the attack surfaces for cyber attackers. The need for efficient cyber security solutions is evident in every sector. This research service identifies the key technology development areas within cyber security space and explores the benefits of such technology development. The report also highlights the key developers in the identified technology segments to give an overview of the technology advancements. In brief, this research service provides the following: A brief snapshot of the benefits of implementation of cyber security solutions Key challenges faced by organizations with respect to cyber security The key technology trends in cyber security space Potential of the technologies to address the existing challenges in the cyber security space Key participants under each of the enabling technology segments along with some use cases across industries Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Data Center Services Market in Latin America, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1F3-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1F3-01-00-00-00 The data center market remains warm due to the migration of on-premises infrastructure to service providers to ensure business continuity, lower operational costs, and increase physical and logical security. Despite the positive scenario, telecom operators still find it difficult to compete with the large data center and cloud service providers. Opportunities appear for the providers that have included in their portfolio the services of infrastructure management through network monitoring, servers, applications, and security as a way to present a greater value add, minimizing the commoditization of data center services.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

This study covers the following data center services:

  • Colocation: It includes the rent required to host a server, comprising physical infrastructure of the data center, space in the rack/cage, and data infrastructure.
  • Dedicated hosting: Solutions involve a server, which is located at a dedicated facility, with resources that include a secured cage or cabinet, regulated power, dedicated Internet connection, security, and support features. These facilities offer customers a secure place to physically host their applications and corporate processes, as opposed to locating them in their offices or warehouses where the potential for fire, theft, or vandalism is higher.
  • Disaster recovery: It includes associated expenditures specific to business continuity as well as recovery services in the data center.
  • Storage: Electronic computing devices capable of storing large amounts of digital information on permanently accessible media (hard drives or an arrangement of hard drives), mostly related to magnetic or optical media. These include all devices with the capacity to hold and retain data such as servers, add-on disks, and storage area network (SAN) equipment and solutions.

Only third-party data centers that provide infrastructure services to customers are considered. Captive data centers, which are built exclusively for the internal use of a company, are not in the project scope.

Frost & Sullivan conducted in-depth primary interviews with leading technology service providers, analyzed their annual reports, and used in-house databases to conduct a detailed analysis of the data center market. The resulting revenue market size reflects a total sum of our estimates for individual companies. This survey also provides information on growth opportunities and emerging trends that will affect market participants during the forecast period.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the main drivers and restraints affecting growth of the Latin American data center services market?
  • Will the market continue to grow? If so, at what rate?
  • Which vertical markets will deliver the greatest opportunities?
  • What types of data center services show the strongest demand? Is this expected to change?
  • What is the current market concentration? How will this change by the end of the forecast period?
  • How will this market develop in future?
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Malaysia Data Center Services Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9C9-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9C9-01-00-00-00 Hyperscale cloud service providers have been key in driving the demand for data center services in Malaysia, with more of these vendors identifying Malaysia as a country with rapid cloud adoption. For instance, earlier in May 2017, Alibaba Cloud announced its plans to open its first data center in Kuala Lumpur, increasing the company s footprint to a total of 15 data centers worldwide. Additionally, the Malaysian Government has been actively promoting Iskandar, Johor Malaysia, as a data center hub. It is positioning it as an alternative location to Singapore for the hosting of data, for Singaporean companies and global Multi-national Corporations (MNCs) intending to expand into Southeast Asia. In the same vein, the Malaysian Government has been embarking on numerous Smart City initiatives as a part of its Digital Transformation roadmap. A key tenet of these initiatives includes the need for data center modernization, as well as third-party outsourcing of edge data centers for latency-sensitive applications. At the same time, data center modernization has emerged as a leading priority for many enterprises in Malaysia. With rising power costs in Malaysia, many enterprises are taking a keen interest in management capabilities that enable them to keep a tight rein on their data center power utilization. How can data center operators in Malaysia capitalize on the above opportunities, to increase their revenue streams? At the same time, what are some other key growth opportunities that data center service providers can create to support end users in their data center modernization roadmaps, amid the increasingly competitive market participant landscape in Malaysia?--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the addressable market opportunity for the Malaysian data center services market? What is the expected growth rate and what are the key drivers of growth of specific services areas?
  • What are the significant developments in the data center space in Malaysia?
  • What are the driving and restraining factors that will shape the future of the data center services market in Malaysia?
  • What are the key customer adoption trends in the data center market in Malaysia? What drives sales in specific market segments?
  • What is the current competitive landscape in Malaysia? Which are the key participants in the market and what are their market strategies? How is the competitive landscape expected to evolve in the future?
  • Where are the growth opportunities and what are some actionable recommendations for service providers and vendors to capitalize on these opportunities?
Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000
Innovations in Computer Vision Applications Powered by AI http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7F5-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7F5-01-00-00-00 Computer vision is a rapidly burgeoning field, with the potential to revolutionize various applications such as advanced driver assistance systems, medical imaging, precision agriculture, retail, advertising, media, security and surveillance, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and robotics. This report answers the following questions: Which are the analytics sub-technologies that are being adopted? What are the major application areas for these technologies? What are some industries impacted? What are some use-cases of successful implementation? What are some innovative business models being driven by advanced analytics? What is the patent scenario globally? What are some game-changing convergence scenarios of advanced analytics with other disruptive technologies? What are the key findings of the analysis and analyst POV of the future? Some of the computer vision sub-technologies covered are: Image Recognition and analysis Gesture Recognition Facial Recognition Motion Detection and Object Tracking Eye Tracking Emotion Recognition Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 User & Entity Behavioral Analytics in Incident Detection & Response, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K266-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K266-01-00-00-00 The report is about User and Entity Behavioral Analytics (UEBA) platforms used in the Incident Detection and Response (IDR) lifecycle and machine learning in various procedures in cybersecurity technologies. UEBA platforms apply algorithms over unstructured data sets to locate anomalies. By using a algorithm-based approach, UEBA is not limited to what can be learned from signatures or from techniques that require packet parsing. Divorced from signatures and packets, UEBA platforms are positioned to detect threats not possible in traditional cyber defense tools. UEBA platforms are deployed (typically) as plug-ins to network ingress/egress points and do not require agents or sensors (although additional visibility and endpoint management with the deployments of agents could be gained).If a UEBA platform is trusted, it can reduce agent management, and more importantly, reduce the number of alerts facing SOC analysts.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

The report is about User and Entity Behavioral Analytics (UEBA) platforms used in the Incident Detection and Response (IDR) lifecycle and machine learning in various procedures in cybersecurity technologies.

UEBA platforms are attractive on several levels:

  • UEBA platforms apply algorithms over unstructured data sets to look for anomalies.
  • By using a math-based approach, UEBA is not limited to what can be learned from  signatures or from techniques that require packet parsing.
  • Divorced from signatures and packets, UEBA platforms may be able to detect threats not possible in traditional cyber defense tools.
  • UEBA platforms are deployed (typically) as plug-ins to network ingress/egress points and do not require agents or sensors (although additional visibility and endpoint management with the deployments of agents could be gained).
  • If a UEBA platform is trusted, it can reduce lightweight agent management, and more importantly, reduce the number of alerts facing SOC analysts.
Tue, 26 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000