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 Movers & Shakers Interview with Zoran Vasiljev Chief Executive Officer http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298815120 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298815120 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 06:34:55 +0100 Movers & Shakers Interview with C sar Cernuda, President, Microsoft Latin America & Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Corporation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298815093 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298815093 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 05:59:29 +0100 Evolving the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud - Tata Communications: The Dark Horse in the Hybrid Cloud Race http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-62-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-62-00-00 For global enterprises seeking to standardize on a provider with a hybrid enablement platform that can manage a very wide array of resources, Indian communications provider Tata Communications may be just what the company needs to achieve its hybrid goals. The company s hybrid enablement platform spans many popular hypervisors and operating systems, as well as two of the most popular public clouds used by businesses today. Though Tata s US presence is small to date, its ability to serve multi-national businesses is great, and worthy of consideration as a cloud partner. In this SPIE, we discuss what businesses are looking for in an enterprise-grade hybrid cloud, and assess the offer that Tata Communications has brought to market. We will discuss the benefits of the Tata hybrid cloud, and why Stratecast|Frost & Sullivan believes it is a strong choice for enterprise IT environments, especially those operating on the multi-national stage. Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:04:13 +0100 Analysis of the Saudi Arabia Telecom Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA1E-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA1E-01-00-00-00 This research service provides an analysis of the telecommunications market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The stakeholder scope includes mobile network operators (MNOs), fixed line operators and Internet Services Providers (ISPs). This study details the key telecom market indicators; telecom market developments in terms of technology, services, competition and infrastructure; and key regulatory trends and their impact on operators. It provides a snapshot of the telecom market trends in KSA in terms of market size, revenue, subscribers and penetration across the overall telecom as well as individual mobile, fixed line and broadband segments. It also explains the contribution by the prepaid and postpaid segments to overall mobile services. Further, it highlights key market drivers and restraints that are shaping the KSA telecom market. This study provides a detailed analysis of the competitive environment in terms of business model evolution, product line, technology leadership, product innovation, revenue growth, profitability, competitive differentiation and customer service for each of the three incumbent MNOs in the market STC, Mobily and Zain. Key industry best practices in terms of compelling value offer, managed services, service quality levels, converged offerings, ICT services offerings and digitised customer engagement are also detailed. The study explores key growth opportunities that operators will look at investing in and the strategic initiatives they will adopt to accelerate their digital transformation journey. It also throws light on the key predictions for the KSA telecom market, in terms of services diversification and technological advancements.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the importance of ICT in the Saudi Arabian economy?
  • Who are the key telecommunications players shaping the communication landscape in the region?
  • What are the key regulations driving growth?
  • What are the industry best practices which telecoms can capitalise on?
  • What emerging technologies will be advancing in the telecommunications market?
  • What are the key trends shaping the telecommunications market?
  • What are the potential growth opportunities in the Saudi Arabian Market?

Key Conclusion

In Conclusion, the Telecommunication operators in the KSA market will make key investments in 5G technology and rigorously engage in partnerships with key providers to strengthen their 5G offerings, while emerging as a forerunner in the 5G space.

Furthermore, Telecommunication operators will be increasingly investing in fibre and SDN/NFV during the next three  years in order to offer digital services in a more efficient manner, while also allowing them to become more agile in response to changing market and customer requirements.

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Managed Security Services Market in India, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9F0-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9F0-01-00-00-00 Enterprises are moving through a phase of digital transformation. Customers are looking to leverage the advantage of technology and bring in agility, flexibility, and reliability within the processes. Volumes of customer data are stored within corporate data centers and the need to protect such assets has increased by several folds. However, enterprises are challenged with limited skilled resources, lack of technological expertise, and affordability, and protection of sensitive data becomes difficult. Hence, enterprises need experts in security, to help them through the digital transformation journey, protect customer data, monitor IT infrastructure 24x7, and be able to remediate or counter a cyber threat. Partnering with managed security service providers is the best possible choice for enterprises to monitor, detect, and respond to threats and offer a secured enterprise ecosystem. The concept of managed security has been around for decades. Initially, managed security services was about providing traditional security features of managed firewall, IDS, IPS, and log management; however, over time, enterprises have shown interest in having intelligence-based security services. Several large and niche security providers showcase next-generation security capabilities such as Managed Threat Intelligence (MDR), Compromise Assessment, Incident Response Retainer (IRR), ICS health check, managed DLP, and managed mobile endpoint security. These security providers invest in advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), behavioral analytics, and cognitive learning to enhance their capability to detect non-signature-based attacks.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

This research service analyzes the state of the managed security services market in the country in 2017. With an aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of the market (current and future), a well-tested step-by-step research methodology has been followed, which is an ideal mix of primary and secondary research.

Research Highlights

The study starts with defining the market, the various segments of services, the research objective, and key assumptions for the research. It provides a look into the overall cyber security ecosystem in India, the Mega Trends affecting growth, technological impact, cyber security regulations, and drivers and restraints of growth. Market sizing and forecasting for the overall market, sub-segments (SAMM, DRIDR, RCM, and AEM), vertical spilt, and horizontal assessment are included, along with the market engineering measurements. The study also deep dives into the competitive landscape to evaluate participants’ market shares. Finally, growth opportunities are discussed, along with recommendation for vendors.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the state of the overall managed security services market in India?
  • What are the specific drivers and challenges of growth for the market?
  • What is the market size? What are the trends within the market?
  • How would the market look by the end of 2022?
  • How are the segments within the market performing?
  • What does the future hold for the market in the country?
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100
The Impact of SD-WAN on Network Functions: Traditional WAN Edge as We Know It is Fast Vanishing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-61-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-61-00-00 In this paper, we present insights from a recent SD-WAN end-user survey on businesses mindset regarding three WAN functions while evaluating SD-WAN solutions. The analysis specifically focuses on businesses router, firewall and WAN optimization strategies that accompany SD-WAN deployments. Fri, 5 Oct 2018 15:42:13 +0100 Innovations in Vulnerability Management, Machine Learning, and Web-based Security http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D983-00-22-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D983-00-22-00-00 This Cyber Security TOE provides a snapshot on emerging cyber security solutions powered by artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud, and IoT-based innovations that protect companies from threats, data breaches, phishing attacks 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: Vulnerability management, artificial intelligence, encryption, machine learning, device management, data security, network security, application security, cloud security, threat mitigation, Web application security, certificate and key management Fri, 5 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Emerging innovations in India http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D874-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D874-01-00-00-00 This report "Emerging innovations in India" focuses on recent innovations in India in the fields of chemicals and materials, energy and environment, electronics and automation, healthcare, information and communications. Some topics covered are Cloud Computing-based Management Solution, Robotics in Manufacturing and Agriculture, 3DP Innovations , Automation and Electronics Technologies, Super-engineered Polymers and Biotechnologies, etc. Sat, 29 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Latin American Internet of Things (IoT) Devices Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2BA-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2BA-01-00-00-00 The Internet of Things (IoT) extends Internet connectivity beyond traditional devices such as desktop and laptop computers, smartphones, and tablets, to other devices that use embedded technology to communicate and interact over the Internet. IoT means that everyday physical objects, from vehicles to manufacturing equipment to hotel coffee makers all connected to the Internet, and can be connected to each other. The common characteristics of any IoT-connected device are the presence of: a unique identifier, an IP address, and Internet connectivity; the ability to emit and receive information; the ability to interact with other objects; and the ability to perform these functions without requiring either human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. Architecturally, an IoT deployment has three basic components: edge, network, and core. The edge is where the managed devices, the things, live. The things contain embedded intelligence that links them via the network to the core. IoT is at the beginning stages of its growth. Because it offers the ability to capture and leverage data across virtually every aspect of human experience, the potential upside for IoT is enormous. What the majority of the world s organizations that do not yet have IoT on the drawing board must figure out, is what IoT looks like, where it fits, and the real-world issues and benefits it delivers, as they weigh their decisions about whether (or when) to deploy IoT. Self-aware machines and data networks can immensely improve companies productivity, and at any given point in time, the entire enterprise can be optimized to match the changes in the market. Other services that will become integrated into IoT platforms include operations management, ERP, and business management systems. The complex network of sensors across IoT environments are powered by communication technologies to form a real-time data monitoring network. Real-time data of assets, machines, and devices are of immeasurable value. Therefore, with the wide variety of information generated by connected devices and sensors, an engine that can mine the extremely large datasets to extract relevant information will drive the future of IoT adoption. Analytics can derive insights through predicting, monitoring, and analyzing the collected data through efficient mining algorithms. Thus, it is expected to improve the efficiencies of, for example, inventory management, sales, and continuous monitoring of devices. IoT is presenting Strong innovation and demand. More products and services are being fitted for IoT. They include vehicle telematics in trucks, product tracking alerts in truck containers, self-reporting vending machines that inform distribution, user-based car insurance, and real-time traffic information to GPS devices. Fri, 28 Sep 2018 12:47:14 +0100 Technologies Enabling Smart Water Grid http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D86D-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D86D-01-00-00-00 Water shortage caused by the intensification of the impacts of climate change, population growth, and accelerated urbanization require immediate action on development of technologies for effective management of water supply and consumption. In addition, aging water infrastructure leads to water loss and increase in non-revenue water. Smart water grid technologies are a promising solution for resolving a growing number of critical global water challenges. The adoption of technologies such as sensors, data analytics, and smart meters in water distribution networks will allow to control water losses and its inefficient use, thus ensuring financial savings. The study focuses on the advantages of adopting smart water grid technologies, integration of information and communication technologies and meters, devices and processes. The study also provides information about latest achievements in the development of water monitoring and control, leakage detection and prevention technologies, as well as smart water metering integrated with ICT. Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Technology Convergence Enabling Future of Digital Work http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D86E-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D86E-01-00-00-00 Digitization trend can significantly save time of humans and improve productivity and enhance efficiency in business processes. The digital transformation is enabling organizations to cut down costs, analyze large volume of user data for effective decision making and in optimizing businesses processes while improving quality of products and services. Organizations are increasingly adopting newer technologies to drive automation in enterprises to remain competitive and to effectively meet end-user needs. With massive increase in data usage and trend towards embracing the Internet of Things (IoT) concept, AI, Big Data and advanced methods of data processing and computing such as Edge computing and blockchain are key towards driving the trend. Advancements in enterprise artificial intelligence tools for data analysis are transforming various operations and functionalities in an organization. Technologies such as Virtual reality and hybrid cloud storage are in development phase and are expected to enable automation and seamless integration with technologies for more advanced operations at workplace. The technology and innovation report Technology Convergence Driving Future of Digital Work covers enabling technologies driving the future of smarter workplace. The report captures information on technology and application landscape, key stakeholder initiatives, and growth opportunities for technologies in smarter and modern workplace. Key questions addressed in the innovation report: 1. What are the key emerging technologies that are likely to have a high impact in the adoption of digitization trend in enterprises? 2. What are the benefits and applications of the technologies enabling digitization in enterprises? 3. What are the key focus areas of technology development? 4. How are organizations impacting the digitization trend in workplace? 5. Who are the major influencers and what are the recent technology initiatives? 6. What are future growth opportunities? Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Disruptive Opportunities for Intelligent Home Automation in India http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D879-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D879-01-00-00-00 Products and services associated with home automation, smart and connected homes have changed the perception of technological innovation amongst customers. Homes are no longer a place for eating, sleeping and relaxing but altered into a connected and personalized ecosystem of services. With the arrival of Internet of Things (IoT), technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, near field communication are enabling many devices to communicate with each other making the home smarter. With decrease in prices of sensors number of people can afford smart devices and connect them in many number of ways which is not possible earlier. Brands such as Samsung, Philips, Panasonic, Godrej, Honeywell few among others are expanding their connected devices portfolio and creating seamless smart home hubs combining with home automation market. In brief, this research service covers the following points: Home Automation Market An Overview Drivers and Restraints in Home Automation Market Popular Home Automation Products in India Technology Roadmap for Home Automation Systems Analyst Viewpoints on Home Automation Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Future of 3Rs: Impact of Visualization Technologies in Manufacturing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D86F-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D86F-01-00-00-00 Advancements in virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality technologies improving human machine interaction and intelligence have created opportunities for visualization technology manufacturers to discover a wide range of applications in the manufacturing sector. Efficient human-machine interaction, on the job training, immersive learning, and creation of flexible environment is encouraging advancements of visualization technologies in the manufacturing industry. Virtual reality and augmented reality are expected to play a key role in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) concept. Apart from automating the factory environment, adoption of visualization tools will ease the tasks of humans associated with dangerous and hazardous operations. With mixed reality still in its early stages of adoption in the manufacturing sector, enabling technologies can be expected to create disruptive opportunities in this sector. Some of the key enabling technologies include artificial intelligence, Big Data analytics, machine vision, and sensors. The scope of this report is pertains to virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality with applicability in the manufacturing sector. This technology and innovation report focuses on providing a snapshot on the key emerging visualization technologies suitable for the manufacturing industry. A global patent analysis on the current development of visualization technologies is captured in the report. Key questions addressed in the research service: 1. What are the key emerging technologies which will have a high impact in the adoption of visualization in manufacturing? 2. What are the benefits of visualization in manufacturing? 3. What are the factors hindering the adoption of visualization in manufacturing? 4. What are the key innovations impacting technology development? 5. Who are the key stakeholders driving developments? 6. What are the key focus areas of technology development? 7. What are future growth opportunities? Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 IoT in Agriculture, Africa, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA1D-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA1D-01-00-00-00 This study focuses on an understanding of smart farming practices and the ways in which farmers can make data-driven decisions regarding crop rotation, planting and harvesting times, soil management, and weather prediction. The study will provide an analysis on the Sub-Saharan African region, with information on Middle East and North Africa added as necessary. The forecasting will include both the regions. The technology scope will cover the following categories: mobile application, sensors, robots, satellite imaging, and drones. The categories for start-ups are: finance and insurance, logistics and equipment sharing, communication tools, integrated platforms, precision agriculture, and IoT network. The study provides detailed information on key emerging technology convergence leading to the development of smart farming along with the key start-ups across the agriculture value chain, which requires automated processes and systems to sustainably increase output and influence economic growth. The study also describes the factors influencing technology convergence in the farming sector such as autonomous systems, data management and analytics, robots, wireless communication, and regulations, whilst highlighting the technologies that will play a significant part in improving agricultural processes by increasing control over resources and enhancing productivity globally and regionally. In terms of Africa s digital agriculture journey, it has been ascertained that mobile connectivity and applications are enabling farmers to have access to market-related information, digital financial services, and innovative services such as tractor sharing. Furthermore, the combination of ICT solutions such as precision equipment, Internet of Things (IoT), sensors, geo-positioning systems, data analytics, and drones is changing the way in which traditional farming is conducted in Africa.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the main components in the agriculture value chain and who are the key stakeholders?
  • What are the key global trends shaping the agricultural sector?
  • What are the key drivers and restraints affecting the development of the smart agriculture market?
  • What is the size of the MEA market?
  • Who are the key start ups in Africa driving the development and adoption of smart farming?
  • How are emerging African start-ups advancing in the smart farming market?
  • What are the potential growth opportunities that smart farming companies can capitalise on to grow their businesses and stay competitive?

Key Conclusion

Identify Economies of Scale: Global suppliers of agricultural products and equipment are the more attractive market for IoT than fragmented farming production. Nonetheless, some mega-farms can offer the scale to make IoT service provision profitable.

Gather Agriculture Data: African start-ups are gathering predictive intelligence that they believe will create an unassailable competitive advantage in key areas of agriculture and related industries. Predictions for the impact of weather, soil conditions, and livestock health will become increasingly accurate for Africa.

Monetise Data to Multiple Customer Types: Across all stages of the agriculture value chain, agricultural data is valuable for government departments, insurers, commodity traders, and developers of machine learning systems, among others.

Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Breakthrough Innovations in Power Semiconductors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D858-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D858-01-00-00-00 Power semiconductors are the fundamental electronic components present in any power electronic device. They have been evolving for 30 years in size and performance. The power semiconductors are capable of acting as a switch or amplify current or voltage which has enabled them to serve diverse applications ranging from logic gates in the computer processors to sound amplifiers. Research and development towards improving the performance parameters of power semiconductors and to determine new semiconductor materials apart from silicon is an on-going process. Power semiconductors are being developed in order to propel the rapid advancements in technology like 5G (5th generation) communication, wireless charging and energy conversion. This technology and innovation report offers insights on the recent innovations in the power semiconductors. The research scope of this research service focuses mainly on the Wide Band Gap (WBG) semiconductors which are opening up new avenues in power electronics industry as a promising alternative for silicon semiconductors. This research service also offers insights on applications that might evolve in the next 5 to 6 years. GaN (gallium nitride) and SiC (silicon carbide) are two wide band gap materials which are extensively researched in the power electronics industry as possible replacements for silicon semiconductors. Other innovations in semiconductors which will be important from future perspective would be diamond, gallium oxide and their usage in different applications such as high power electronics, radio frequency, wireless charging and 5G communications. Semiconductors are being instrumental in design of any power electronic circuits, advancements in various power electronics domain has impacted plethora of applications at the component level. Power circuits in datacentres will be benefitted from WBG semiconductors to reduce the power consumption. Wireless charging circuit design can be optimized using the GaN semiconductors such as transistors. This report covers various WBG technologies and includes the following modules: Technology landscape Applications assessment Factors influencing development and adoption Key drivers and challenges Global trends and innovation indicators Stakeholder Initiatives and Innovation profiles Breadth of applications impacted Technology and application roadmaps showing the future prospect of Transistors Strategic insights about market and emerging trends Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Unblocking the Blockchain: Innovations Revolutionizing the Energy and Industrial Sectors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D878-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D878-01-00-00-00 The rising demand for faster and secure payments by banks and end-users along with full transparency has made Blockchain one of the fastest growing technology market in the world. Banks are investing heavily in R&D activity related to verifying and recording finance transactions. Also, major US technology companies such as IBM, Microsoft, and startup innovators are developing Blockchain-based services and applications, thereby driving the global Blockchain development market. Blockchain technology is positioned to meet the increasingly complex demands of the digital-first future through smart contract capabilities, middlemen elimination and provenance and consensus on all transactions. Blockchain greatly reduces transaction costs by eliminating middlemen along the supply chain. This is a key factor that will drive the adoption of this technology across all industries. Blockchain is capable of resolving issues prevalent across industry sectors by introducing Blockchain-based micro payments and contract pricing models, thereby eliminating the transaction cost. In brief, this research service covers the following points: Blockchain An overview Drivers and challenges for Blockchain adoption Blockchain-based Energy and Industrial Applications and its impact Use case by Energy and Industrial Sectors Patent, adoption trends, and key funding initiatives Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Video at the Edge http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9F9-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9F9-01-00-00-00 As we move into a data-defined world, digitizing physical space has enabled organizations to make the digital connections between the physical environment and virtual world, converting real world data into value. Systems have become more open and interoperable, creating new data sources mined through digital means an important component that enables agencies and organizations to achieve different business outcomes. The convergence of Information Technology (IT) and Operating Technology (OT) has connected billions of sensing devices, communicating with one another to enable direct control and complete monitoring of physical spaces. The advancement of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things has the ability to translate real world data into value, facilitating end-users to streamline operations and improve experiences. This digital transformation has disrupted human-to-machine interactions and increased the complexity to understand and manage data. With the evolution of a fresh set of risks and vulnerabilities within the physical space, terrorism and physical security threats have become more prevalent and unpredictable these days. Especially with the rise of populations in these urban spaces, organizations are faced with new sets of physical security challenges and threats. Increasingly, the requirements and standards of securing physical spaces have been changing and it is crucial to understand human interactions occurring in different spaces to gain better space awareness. Organizations need to leverage on the capabilities of cutting edge analytics applications and processing technologies to extract valuable real-time data analysis to perform proactive monitoring, plan actions and safeguard assets. With the advancement of edge technology, it has enabled data collection and analysis to be performed at the device through automated analytical computation. Instead of waiting for the data to be sent back to a centralized data server, users are able to obtain analyzed and aggregated real-time intelligence. The convergence of technologies, devices and systems has expanded the usage of video content to become a medium that is able to provide real-time intelligent insights for users to make sophisticated decisions. Making sense of these huge amounts of data is made possible with the integration of analytical tools onto the video data platform to contextualize data for descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analysis to facilitate and automate daily business operations and processes. This industry guide focuses on end-users is an unbiased research study will cover on the following points: Creating the digital connection between the physical and virtual space Evolution of video as the NEXT data source Video as a data platform, translating real world data into value Used cases of end-users in different verticals Wed, 26 Sep 2018 04:09:14 +0100 European NeoBanks Market, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME2E-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME2E-01-00-00-00 As the global banking industry struggles with issues related to rising costs, legacy infrastructure, evolving customer demand and changing regulations, the NeoBanking industry is making slow but steady progress. With new business models, innovative products and services, use of technology and approach to business, NeoBanks are engaging their customers like never before. The objective of this study is to identify NeoBanking trends in Europe. With regulations enabling access to data to encourage competition, NeoBanks are disrupting the market. The underserved market segments are exploring new and innovative offers. This study delves deeper into the efforts that NeoBanks are making to differentiate themselves, technologies that they are using, and the new business models that are working for them. While NeoBanks will continue to disrupt the market, they need to be backed by a solid foundation. The United Kingdom has recently issued licenses to many new banks are almost 150 years. These new banks are using technology to forge ahead, and while they do not have the legacy of information that most large banks possess, they are using connected devices and shared economy and a completely new approach to gather consumer data. This data is being used to derive insights and make better decisions. This in turn is appreciated by consumers and enterprises alike, who are now open to sharing data in a secure environment in exchange for better products and customized services. Technologies such as AI, ML, analytics, and Blockchain are constantly evolving and new solutions based on these technologies are gaining prominence. Some of the areas that are likely to witness significant developments include security solutions, analytics based decision-making, and natural language understanding based applications. Regulators are also promoting NeoBanks by enabling access to data through regulations such as PSD2 and GDPR. Incumbents are also playing a significant role with strategic investments in innovative companies, partnerships, and also by launching their own NeoBanks.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Features

  • An Introduction to NeoBanks
  • NeoBanking Trends in Europe
  • Technology Trends and their impact on the Industry
  • Drivers and Restraints to the NeoBank Industry
  • Growth Opportunities across the Segments

The report also includes company profiles of many market participants, along with their value propositions, differentiators, strengths and weaknesses.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the challenges for the traditional banking system that are met by NeoBanks?
  • What are the trends in the European NeoBanking industry?
  • What are the technology trends prevalent in the industry?
  • What are the drivers and restraints for the European NeoBanking industry?
  • What are the key growth opportunities in the NeoBanking industry?
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Innovations in Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud, and Analytics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D881-00-21-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D881-00-21-00-00 This edition of ITCC TOE provides a snapshot of the emerging ICT led innovations in artificial intelligence, deep learning, blockchain, cloud, data analytics, and augmented reality. This issue focuses on the application of information and communication technologies in alleviating the challenges faced across industry sectors in areas such as e-commerce, smart cities, infrastructure management, data security, industrial IoT, and machine-to-machine communications. 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: Machine learning, blockchain, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, data analytics, cloud, visual intelligence, deep learning, 3D maps Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Indian Unified Communications (UC) Applications and Services Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9FB-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9FB-01-00-00-00 With ongoing advancements in technologies, the world is growing to become a connected place and communication is increasingly becoming the most important ingredient for building a connected world. Organizations worldwide are embracing better communication technologies so as to improve their employee productivity and also enable their workforce to stay connected to each other, no matter where they are located. The introduction of newer technology concepts like artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics is enabling companies to enhance their communication tools, thereby leading to better organization-wide transparency and efficiency. Companies today are adopting a unified communication approach where they are implementing tools and technologies so as to simplify communication and collaboration processes within the organization. In India too, businesses, especially large enterprises, are shifting from standalone communication products or solutions to comprehensive unified communication and collaboration solutions. To cater to these changing preferences, the traditional communication solution providers are re-building and repositioning themselves as UC platform providers by re-architecting their products and solutions and also by building stronger technology partnerships. While the demand for traditional corporate communication tools like email and IP telephony continues to exist in India, business users are now seeking advanced communication and collaboration tools like enterprise team messaging, chatbots, cloud telephony, and similar others. The requirements in the contact center market in India is fast transforming, with businesses looking for advanced customer analytics, AI-integrated contact center solutions and enhanced workforce management (WFM) solutions for improved agent productivity. With growing penetration of cloud-based solutions, the demand for cloud-based unified communication services is on the rise. These solutions are expected to have a larger adoption among small and medium business segments. This report titled Indian Unified Communications (UC) Applications and Services Market, Forecast to 2022 analyzes the state of unified communication in the country in 2017. With an aim to provide the readers of the report a comprehensive understanding of the market (current and future), a well-tested step-by-step research methodology has been followed, which is an ideal mix of primary and secondary research. The market research report starts with defining the Unified Communication and Collaboration (UCC) market, the mega trends affecting the growth of UCC in India, industry verticals impacting the UCC adoption, and an overview on the horizontals adopting UCC. It measures drivers and restraints to the market are identified and their impacts on growth. It further estimates the market sizing and provides forecasts for the overall market and sub-segments of UC Applications and Services (Contact Center/Email/Conferencing, Integrated UC/Telephony), along with market engineering measurements. Finally, it identifies growth opportunities that Frost & Sullivan believes will create differentiators for Unified Communication and Collaboration vendors.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the current state of the overall UC applications and services market in India?
  • What are the specific drivers and challenges for the growth of UC in India?
  • What is the current market size and future forecast of UC applications and services?
  • How is the vertical and the horizontal split and what are the trends?
  • What would the market look like by the end of 2022?
  • What does the future hold for UC in India?
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Global Routers, Switchers, and Master Controls Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K237-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K237-01-00-00-00 This study on the routers, switchers, and master controls market covers software and hardware point solutions as well as comprehensive, large-scale value based applications that support the video production and broadcasting needs of consumers. The global market generated $656.6 million in 2017, and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4% to $755.8 million by 2023. The market is driven by product upgrades; IP-fication; international, national, regional, college, and online sporting events; demand from non-broadcasting segments such as education and houses of worship; and consolidation and acquisitions by leading market vendors.--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 routers, switchers, and master controls market
  • A competitive landscape of major participants and their market share analysis
  • A competitive analysis of major participants - Grass Valley, Evertz, Sony, Imagine Communications, Ross Video, and FOR-A

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 till 2023. The research highlights key trends impacting the routers, switchers, and master controls market and outlines future implications. These trends include transition to IP-based products, growth of education and houses of worship segments, and the escalating demand for remote production in regional and college sports.

Research Benefits

Readers who will benefit from this research include routers, switchers, and master controls vendors, broadcasters, smart TV vendors, device vendors, and any company looking to venture into the market.

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the market growing? If so, how long will it continue to grow and at what rate?
  • What are the regional trends in the routers, switchers, and master controls market, and what are the implications for the global growth strategies of vendors?
  • Are the products/services offered today meeting customer needs, or is additional development needed?
  • What are the critical success factors? Who is further along the curve in addressing these issues?
  • What are the major drivers and restraints in the routers, switchers, and master controls market?
  • What do vendors need to know to stay ahead of the curve?
  • What are the key trends and how will they impact the routers, switchers, and master controls market?
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Frost & Sullivan s perspective of Novelis acquisition of Aleris. http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298745159 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298745159 Fri, 7 Sep 2018 01:46:33 +0100 Frost & Sullivan on Tech Mahindra s 2018 TechMNXT Summit http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298745112 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298745112 Fri, 7 Sep 2018 01:23:31 +0100 Movers & Shakers Interview with Vanesa Meyer, VP of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, VISA Latin America and the Caribbean http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298745076 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298745076 Fri, 7 Sep 2018 00:37:33 +0100 Innovations in Blockchain-, Machine Learning-, and IoT-based Security http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D983-00-21-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D983-00-21-00-00 This Cyber Security TOE provides a snapshot on emerging cyber security solutions powered by artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud, IoT, computer vision, and blockchain-based innovations that help protect companies from threats, data breaches, phishing attacks. These cyber security solutions also defend against modern attacks residing within the 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: Decentralized blockchain, encryption, data security, network security, IoT security, cloud security, threat mitigation, Web application security, computer vision Fri, 7 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Global Content Protection Market, Forecast to 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDE4-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDE4-01-00-00-00 The study on the Global Content Protection Market provides a comprehensive analysis of trends, perspectives, and market forecasts until 2024. The segments covered include: a. Conditional Access Systems (CAS) b. Digital Rights Management (DRM) c. Digital Watermarking Apart from providing a thorough competitor analysis of key market participants across segments and the total market, this study highlights the opportunities that can be mined with the growing digital consumption and the associated threats to the revenue and reputation of media companies. It also showcases technological trends in the content protection market and the associated revenue potential for vendors.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope:

Segment Analysis

  • Conditional Access Systems
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Digital Watermarking

Geographical Analysis

  • North America and Latin America
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Asia Pacific

Market Trends

  • Technological Developments
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Market Drivers and Restraints

Market Forecasts – 2018 to 2024

  • Total Content Protection Market
  • CAS, DRM and Watermarking Segments
  • EMEA, APAC and NALA Regions

Highlights of growth opportunities that will be created for content protection vendors across the various sectors The base year for this study is 2017, with 2018-2024 being the forecast period.

Research Highlights

The global content protection market is expected to reach $1.95 billion by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 2.3%. As the market is facing narrowing margins, the need to look at other revenue streams and also keep the customer committed to the vendor for their next upgrade is becoming paramount. This can be achieved by investing in R&D and focusing on expanded product portfolios. The need for vendors to look beyond traditional CAS and DRM solutions and revenue models based on number of set-top boxes installed is critical to their continued sustenance and growth. The role of watermarking in enabling a market-wide transition from a distributor-centric solution to a content owner centric solution is important to embrace the changes accompanied by the Internet-based content distribution and consumption model.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the market size of the global content protection market? How is it expected to change during the forecast period?
  • How is the market segmented? How does each segment influence the market size?
  • What are the key technological trends observed in the market at present? What technological developments can be expected during the forecast period?
  • Who are the leading competitors in each segment and globally? What is their market share?
  • How do market trends, customer needs and technological trends differ across regions? How are market vendors adapting their strategies to suit local needs?
  • What are the growth opportunities for content protection vendors over the next seven years?
Wed, 5 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Burgeoning Demand for Third-Party Risk Management: Ripe Business Opportunity for Security Services Providers http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-60-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-60-00-00 For organizations, large and small, the use of third-party vendors in a variety of functions is a recurring part of their operations. And like malicious insiders, cyber criminals, hactivists, and nation-states, the cyber risks associated with third-party vendors should receive similar attention across all stages of cyber risk management: identification, assessment, prevention, and response. However, as we show in this insight, most organizations admit they are not managing third-party risk adequately, and project that this situation will worsen. Building from our research on the managed and professional security services market, we contend that TPRM is a business opportunity with strong upside for security services providers. However, in our opinion, for these providers to gain that upside, their proficiency in TPRM must be melded with their existing assets and attributes, and packaged for organizations of all sizes. Before describing how our bullish view on the business opportunity in TPRM can materialize, we review available research on organizations viewpoints on third-party risk. Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:08:02 +0100 Cloud IP Telephony and UC&C Services Market in Latin America, Forecast to 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2BD-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2BD-01-00-00-00 The cloud IP telephony and unified communications & collaboration (UC&C) services market exhibited a strong performance in Latin America in 2017, regardless of the highly challenging economic scenario in the region. Competition is expected to increase in most countries in Latin America due to new service providers entering the market, existing participants widening their service portfolio, and platform providers broadening the availability of cloud-based solutions in the marketplace. Solid growth is forecast for the forthcoming years driven by new services launches in several countries, hybrid deployments fueling the adoption of cloud services within large enterprises, and an increasing demand for integrations with third-party applications and security enhancements. Service providers in Latin America are looking to evolve the user consumption from basic telephony to more advanced UC&C functionalities, such as Web and video conferencing, persistent chat rooms, mobility and the use of multiple devices, and integration with external applications and devices. The market is also challenged by still functioning legacy systems that restrain further deployments of cloud solutions. Major growth opportunities in this market include, but are not limited to: Increase the use of UC capabilities among customers: As more Latin American enterprises onboard new Millennials workers and adopt new ways of working - such as mobile, remote or on-demand work -, the use of advanced communications functionalities become a stronger business driver. Expand Market Reach: Many SPs - especially national carriers - have developed a multi-segment strategy and have now different value propositions for different type of customers. Enterprise-grade Mobility: As the BYOD and remote working trends continue to expand in Latin America, offering enterprise-grade mobility is becoming a must for any provider that wants to stay competitive in the marketplace. Cloud Contact Center: Latin American organizations value the opportunity to outsource an integrated set of cloud communications and contact center from a single provider and thus ensure greater usability, as well as gain operational efficiencies through a consolidated bill and a single throat to choke. Mid-Market and Large Enterprise: Latin American mid-market and large enterprises are progressively opening up to cloud communications due to maturing technologies and business models. This report provides a detailed assessment of the cloud IP telephony and UC&C services Market in Latin America, providing segmentations for several variables such as geography, customer size, type of license, industry vertical, technology platform, architecture type, IP phone as a service, type of access and market share. The base year of this study is 2017. Revenue and users are forecast until 2024. Fri, 31 Aug 2018 13:18:02 +0100 NVIDIA S First Overseas GTC 2018 Demonstrates Latest Artificial Intelligence Development and Greater Market Coverage http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298677167 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298677167 Thu, 30 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Nepal on the Cusp of Digital Transformation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298733016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298733016 Thu, 30 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Global SD-WAN Vendor Market Mid-Year Forecasts, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=A314-00-97-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=A314-00-97-00-00 The SD-WAN market is in the early growth stage of the product lifecycle. Key factors driving market adoption include: cost savings from efficient usage of private and public networks, ability to optimize hybrid cloud connectivity, and application-aware routing. In this research, we cover market trends driving SD-WAN adoption, as well as give a 5 year forecast for the market, and profiles of the leading vendors. Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Survey Shows Shifts in Business App Placement: Managed Services, SaaS, and Co-Lo Steal Share from IaaS http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-5F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-5F-00-00 With our recently conducted 2018 Cloud User Survey, some patterns are beginning to emerge. Some workloads initially deployed in the public cloud are now being moved back into a premises data center, in a trend known as repatriation. And for the first time, we are seeing a decline in the number of businesses that use cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to deploy critical business applications and a related uptick in managed cloud services, Software as a Service (SaaS), and old-fashioned hosting and co-location services for those applications. The findings indicate that more businesses are starting to make decisions regarding which deployment model is optimal for specific business applications. In this report, we present and analyze findings from the 2018 Frost & Sullivan Cloud User Survey of IT decision-makers regarding placement of business workloads. For four common business workload categories Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Human Resources (HR) management, and business productivity (spreadsheets, word processing) we compare the 2018 survey responses to previous surveys, identifying patterns. Finally, we look at the trends that are shaping current and future buying behavior. The analysis will interest IT decision-makers who would like to measure their cloud journey against other organizations as they wrestle with workload placement; as well as cloud and data center service providers and vendors who are looking to understand the pace of change. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:20:01 +0100 Global CSP Monetization and Financial Assurance 2018 Edition: Market Drivers, Forecast, Market Share, and Requirements Analysis http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D532-00-D8-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D532-00-D8-00-00 The Stratecast Operations, Orchestration, Data Analytics & Monetization (ODAM) analyst team has completed its annual assessment of both the global communications service provider (CSP) monetization market and the global CSP financial assurance market. The monetization market includes the key business management functions of: billing mediation, policy management, rating & charging, other core billing, interconnect & settlement, and partner management. The related financial assurance market includes the revenue assurance and fraud management functions. A detailed definition of each is contained in a later section of this report. This study involves 114 global monetization suppliers and 42 global financial assurance suppliers, and includes: An overview of the six monetization functions and the two financial assurance functions. An assessment of the market drivers that impact both of these important markets. Individual examinations of the global end-to-end CSP monetization market and the global CSP financial assurance market. These separate assessments include: - A five-year forecast for each overall market and the segments that make up these markets. - A global market share analysis for each market and the market segments that make up these markets. Leaders are identified in the end-to-end market and in the market segments. A geographic sector analysis and a delivery model analysis are also included. An overview of requirements affecting both markets. Demographics of both markets. Thu, 23 Aug 2018 22:58:01 +0100