Frost.com - Information and Communication Technologies Research http://www.frost.com/c/10107/home.do - Information and Communication Technologies Research Fri, 18 Jan 2019 18:21:58 Mobile & Wireless Research in Asia-Pacific http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298958871 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 04:56:43 +0000 Asia-Pacific Mobile Services Market, Forecast to 2023 - Future Monetization to come from B2B and new innovative services. http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298958826 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 04:35:24 +0000 Chinese Mobile Payments Services Market, Forecast to 2023 - Payment Giants Setting Global Trends in Mobile Payments http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298958807 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 04:26:45 +0000 Frost Perspective on Edge Computing in Asia-Pacific, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298958768 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 04:21:28 +0000 Innovations in Machine Learning, IoT, and Analytics-based Security http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D983-00-25-00-00 This Cyber Security TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides a snapshot on emerging cyber security solutions powered by artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, cloud and analytics-based innovations that help companies protect from threats, data breaches, phishing attacks and defend against modern attacks residing within cloud, endpoints and various network layers. Cyber Security TechVision Opportunity Engine s mission is to investigate new and emerging developments that aim to protect the network infrastructure and the resources operating in the network. The TOE 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, identity authentication, advanced threat intelligence, endpoint security, E-mail protection, connected car security, artificial intelligence, encryption, machine learning, data security, network security, cloud security, Web application firewall, Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Growth Opportunities in the North American Hosted IP Telephony and UCaaS Market, Forecast to 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K279-01-00-00-00 The North American hosted IP telephony and UCaaS market continues to expand at a steady pace, creating significant growth opportunities for providers with differentiated solution offerings, robust platforms and architectures, and effective go-to-market strategies tailored for specific customer segments. Both demand and supply factors are driving market growth. Most businesses have developed a solid understanding of the cloud model benefits and are evaluating cloud services as part of their communications and broader IT upgrade projects. The rapidly evolving nature of work, shifting technology requirements and the need to stay afloat despite ever-more fierce competition are compelling IT/telecom investment decision makers to look for advanced communications solutions delivered via more flexible consumption models. The growing number of remote and mobile workers, the influx of Millennials into the workforce, and the simultaneous globalization and localization of business are creating strong demand for cloud services that deliver operational efficiencies, productivity benefits and a competitive edge. An increasing variety of hosted IP telephony and UCaaS offerings is providing viable options to businesses of different size, vertical industry and technology requirements. Improving VoIP and cloud services quality, reliability and security are instilling confidence in buyers to drive hosted IP telephony and UCaaS penetration beyond early adopters. However, businesses are only gradually moving their communications and IT workloads to the cloud. They are taking time to carefully assess the unique benefits and challenges of migrating different software workloads, users (e.g., by function) and business sites to cloud services. Continually evolving technologies and service provider models as well as the constantly changing competitive landscape due to ongoing M&A activity are deterring more conservative decision makers from making a final commitment and compelling businesses to apply greater scrutiny when selecting their solution and provider.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

This study provides and in-depth analysis of the North American hosted IP telephony and UCaaS market. It identified market growth drivers and restraints and provides installed base and service provider revenue projections until 2024. Unit estimates and forecasts are presented in terms of installed users (also referred to as seats), which are roughly equivalent to software licenses and endpoints/stations as of the end of any given year.

Research Highlights

Revenue forecasts for hosted IP telephony are based on an average recurring monthly charge incurred by enterprise customers on a per-seat/per-user basis. Monthly recurring charges generally include private branch exchange (PBX) functionality, local and long-distance calling, and any additional features and applications (voicemail/unified messaging, automated attendant, conferencing, etc.) purchased by customers as part of the hosted IP telephony or UCaaS bundle.

Our revenue forecasts do not include one-time equipment costs—such as those of IP handsets, routers, switches or gateways—incurred by enterprise customers. Certain equipment costs may, however, be part of total revenues, if the service provider is leasing or renting the equipment and its cost is not itemized on the monthly invoice. Installation and other one-time services revenues are included.

Key Conclusions

The study encompasses both multi-tenant and multi-instance hosted IP telephony and UCaaS solutions.

A key element of this study is the discussion of best practices and key growth strategies. Market participants can use this analysis to adjust their product roadmap and business models to compete more effectively in an increasingly dynamic market.

Author: Elka Popova

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000
Technology Convergence Transforming E-textiles http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D856-01-00-00-00 With advancement in Internet of Things (IoT) applications, there is an increased demand for technologies for remote monitoring of vital body parameters and surrounding environment. E-textiles are emerging as a major IoT application trend providing increased safety, communication, and location tracking capability for users. E-textiles involve integrating electronics with fabrics to provide safety and physiological awareness to users through active mechanism and communication capabilities. In the short term, E-textiles are poised to impact transportation, military and defense, and healthcare industries. The demand for E-textile solutions is poised to increase in manufacturing and entertainment industries in the medium term. The study assesses key innovation areas, applications, and market segmentation, and growth strategies for E-textiles. Some of the key questions addressed in the research service are highlighted below: What are the key drivers and challenges in the E-textiles industry? What are the key applications of E-textiles? What are the key functionalities of E-textiles? What are key growth strategies for E-textile stakeholders? Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Technology Convergence Enabling Agriculture 2.0 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D87E-01-00-00-00 The growing demand for high quality agricultural output for the rising population needs to be met with improvisations in the current agricultural practices. Therefore, utilization of updated precision agricultural practices which enhances the decision making system of the farmers needs to be adopted so as to increase the productivity yield per unit area of the agricultural field. Precision Agricultural practices can also be enhanced by the convergence of various technologies including vertical farming, crop sensors, equipment telematics, synthetic biology, enhanced efficiency fertilizers, integrated pest management and agricultural robots. These technologies enhance the decision support system of precision farming which in turn helps the farmers in improvising the farm management ability. Innovative agricultural technologies facilitate the reduction in the amount of water and fertilizers utilized which decreases the operational expenditures and increases the return ofn investment even for small scale farmers. The research study has identified the utilization of futuristic technologies and innovations that will enable the optimization of input parameters associated with current agricultural practices. The research service also offers insights on impact of Precision Agricultural techniques and other key innovations which are converging with various other technologies to enable Agriculture 2.0. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Technologies in Power Transmission and Distribution http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D883-01-00-00-00 Rapid population growth leads to an exponentially increase in electricity demand. There is an increasing need to improve power transmission efficiency, and enabling renewables and diversified energy mix. High-voltage transmission systems, including HVDC and FACTS, are being actively adopted to minimize the power transmission losses and to ensure connectivity. This research is an attempt to identify, review and analyze the main power system components, as well as efficient and cost-effective methods for transmitting electric power from one location to another. The study covers innovations and technology advancements in high-voltage transmission systems, as well as technologies performance analysis and comparison. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Quantum Computing - R&D Portfolio Analysis and Roadmapping http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D884-01-00-00-00 Quantum computing developments have witnessed a remarkable progress in the two past decades, involving a multi-disciplinary field of applied research. With the advent of disruptive technologies which addresses individual quantum states, quantum properties such as superposition and entanglement have led to the development of a completely new approach in computational science. Quantum computing field involves four domains: Quantum communication via individual or entangled photons used to transmit data in a secure way Quantum simulation via well-controlled quantum systems used to reproduce the behavior of less accessible quantum systems Quantum computation via quantum effects that significantly speeds up calculations Quantum sensing via high sensitivity of coherent quantum systems and external perturbations to measure physical quantities The report captures developments in quantum computing technology which leads to improvement in safety, quality, performance and yield across many application sectors and industries. The study covers companies and organizations that leverage key principles of quantum mechanics, primarily superposition and entanglement, to develop quantum computers, enabling components, software, and application platforms. The study covers the following topics: Technology roadmap, trends, capabilities, and applications Stakeholder activities, industry initiatives, investment environment Regional and global regulation landscape, standardization approaches, drivers and challenges Technology benchmarking for smart decision-making in driving business Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Technologies with High Funding: Impact Assessment and Growth Opportunities http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D889-01-00-00-00 This report "Technologies with High Funding: Impact Assessment and Growth Opportunities" focuses on recent technologies with high funding. It analyses the impact and growth opportunities for these technologies in ICT, healthcare, chemicals and materials, sensors, advanced manufacturing, energy, and environment. The high funding technologies covered are Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Organs, Big Data, Biomarker Analytics, Distributed Energy Generation, LiDAR, Metal 3D printing, Nanohybrids, and Smart Water Grid. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Envisioning the Next Generation Cybersecurity Practices http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D893-01-00-00-00 Cybersecurity has been in constant focus of enterprises in the recent past, especially in light of the breaches and hacks that have occurred recently. Hackers and criminals are getting more and more sophisticated and are devising more complex attacks which can cause significant damage to the affected parties. Companies are adopting more advanced solutions to protect their vital assets against these attacks. While data security and device usage policies were a concern of security teams until now, they are now becoming a management concern with the implementation of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and IoT (Internet of Things). Cybersecurity budgets have been increasing globally among companies in every industry vertical. With increased funding around cybersecurity, more startups have emerged in the space and have leveraged advanced technologies to develop products that have helped enterprises manage their security function better. In brief, this research service covers the following points: Cybersecurity & Enterprises An overview Drivers and challenges for Adoption of Best Practices in Cybersecurity Technologies Impacting the Future of Cybersecurity Considerations for Management Decision Making. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Global Online Video Advertising Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K299-01-00-00-00 Online video advertising spend continues to grow rapidly as it is positioned as the ideal medium for advertisers and brand marketers, combining the power and engagement of TV ads with the targeting, tracking, and interactivity of online advertising. Changing audience media consumption habits have prompted media and content owners to increasingly shift programming online, especially through the mobile channel, which is the fastest-growing advertising medium. Dynamic ad insertion (also known as server-side ad insertion) powered by the cloud is the way forward for online video advertising as it meets the stringent monetization and user experience demands for live/linear and video on demand (VOD) content. Challenges stem from factors such as rising ad fraud and ad blocking, brand safety concerns, lack of mobile-focused ad creatives, security and data privacy concerns, scalability, and potential regulatory roadblocks.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

  • Market trends
  • Drivers and restraints
  • Technical trends
  • Regional breakouts (North America and Latin America (NALA); Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and APAC)
  • Analysis of global online video advertising market measurements for 2017
  • Competitive landscape and market share discussions for the base year (2017) for leading market participants

The base year used in this research is 2017, and revenue forecasts as well as discussion of major drivers and restraints for the online video advertising market are provided for the 2016–2023 period.

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).

Key Issues Addressed

  • Will the market continue to grow at its current rapid rate? Will growth slow down as the industry matures over the long term?
  • Where does online video ad technology stand today? What are the primary challenges faced by vendors in this market? What are the drivers and restraints for growth in this market?
  • How are the existing competitors for Dynamic Ad Insertion (or SSAI) structured? Are there too many competitors at present? Are they well-positioned to meet customer needs—current and future?
  • Will there be further consolidation over the next four to five years? Is the market attractive for mergers and acquisitions?
  • What are the major verticals under consideration? What are the revenues contributed by each category (retail, finance, telecom, consumer electronics, automotive, hospitality, and so on)?
  • What are the revenue breakups by geographical region (North America, EMEA, Asia-Pacific, Latin America)? Which are the fastest-growing regions?

Author: V Aravindh

Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Turning Big Data to Smart Data: Emerging Opportunities http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D899-01-00-00-00 Smart Data is generated by filtering out noise from Big Data generated from various sources such as media, business transactions, Internet of Things (IoT), process ,and data exhausts from online activity. Smart Data reduces the risk of data loss by adding value and increases efficiency and revenue. Unstructured data/Big Data can be turned into Smart Data using data analytics tools that utilizes advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms. Companies such as Datameer, Xcalar, Incorta, and Bottlenose among many other companies are focusing on developing end-to-end Smart Data analytics solutions that brings out valuable insights from Big Data. In brief, this research service covers the following points: Smart Data An Overview Smart Data Market Potential and Government Initiatives Smart Data Technologies and Framework Application Diversity and Use Cases Analyst Viewpoints on Smart Data Sun, 30 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Redefining the Future of Mobility with Blockchain http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D89A-01-00-00-00 The rising demand for faster and more secure transactions along with full transparency has made Blockchain one of the fastest growing technology markets in the world. Banks and technology providers 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 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 automotive applications Use cases in the Auto Sector Patent and Implementation Scenarios Sun, 30 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Wireless Communications for Transportation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D84E-01-00-00-00 With several global technology developments, wireless communication for transportation and logistics sector has gained interest from several major tier organizations. Many major challenges have been addressed by the wireless communication technologies in the past 5 years and these include reduction in cost (cheaper hardware and communication, new business models), increase in coverage, and most importantly creating a record of implementation cases. Increasing awareness in technologies such as big data analytics, and Blockchain has garnered higher interest from various stakeholders globally leading to newer opportunities. The report captures developments in low-power wireless communication with emphasis on transportation and logistics sector. The scope includes mainstream communication protocols such as LoRaWAN, Sigfox, NB-IoT, LTE-M Category 1 (LTE-M Cat 1). These technologies will impact the application sector in the next 2 to 5 years. Key modules covered in the report are highlighted below: -Technology Landscape -Commercial advancements -Key drivers and challenges -Global trends -Prospective applications -Strategic insights about the market and emerging trends Sat, 29 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Metal 3D Printing Revolutionizing Modern Manufacturing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D88E-01-00-00-00 Metal 3D printing has experienced increased demand in the additive manufacturing market. However, the high cost of printers, slow speed, and limited part size have somewhat limited the volume opportunities for metal 3D printers in industrial applications. The rapidly evolving manufacturing industry has recognized the significance of additive manufacturing technology and has initiated R&D projects and set up dedicated teams to further improve and expand the technology capabilities to meet future end-user needs. The metal 3D printing market is becoming one of the fastest growing market segments in the digital era, and the trend is expected to continue moving forward. The focus of 3D printing has moved from hobbyist to industrial and business applications with metal 3D printing in the limelight at present. While plastic 3D printing technology using 3D printing techniques, such as fused deposition modeling (FDM) is the largest market segment, metal 3D printing is gaining attention. The growing demand for metal 3D printing is highly driven by the ability of the technology to manufacture highly customized metal alloys at affordable prices and the ability to combine various separate parts into a single unit. Key applications include: aerospace, automotive and healthcare industries.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key questions answered in the study:

• What is the significance of metal 3D printing?

• What are the key funding trends and focus areas?

• What are the manufacturing innovations driving adoption?

• How do end-users leverage the benefit of metal 3DP?

• What are the growth opportunities beyond 2020?

• What is the future of metal 3D Printing?

Fri, 28 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Automotive Sensors - Innovation Impact and Roadmapping http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D88B-01-00-00-00 Sensor technology is a key enabler of advanced systems used in vehicle safety and control in the automotive sector. Automotive manufacturers are leveraging electronics systems for enhancing the vehicle performance, passenger safety and comfort. Sensors and actuators are being integrated into automotive control systems to achieve performance optimization and enhance the durability and reliability of the vehicle. Sensing technologies such as LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), image, touch, touchless, gesture recognition, inertial, pressure, micro-electromechanical system (MEMS), magneto-resistive and biometric-sensors and gyros are covered in this report. The innovation report discusses sensor-based innovations in automotive industry and captures the impact of current and future applications in vehicles. Key topics include: Technology and market dynamics Technology capabilities of various sensors Key sensor innovations and its impact Funding scenario Growth opportunities Companies to Watch Roadmap Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Autonomous Vehicles Application Landscape and Opportunity Assessment http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D89B-01-00-00-00 With the global focus on optimizing commuters safety, there is high demand for technologies providing 360-degree view of surrounding vehicles to reduce accidents. An autonomous vehicle is poised to witness adoption of breakthrough sensing solutions such as solid-state LiDARs for depth sensing and Blockchain for data security. Autonomous vehicles can disrupt existing ownership and business model for OEMs as well as other stakeholders. Developments in sensing technologies such as solid-state LiDARs and sensor fusion are a major driver for advancing autonomous driving. Legal concerns and data security issues are hindering wide-scale adoption of autonomous vehicles. Governments globally are focused on developing robust frameworks for autonomous vehicles. The technology and innovation report highlights some of the key emerging application scenarios of autonomous vehicles in the near term. This report discusses various enabling technologies and application scenarios of fully-autonomous vehicles. Some of the key questions addressed in the report are highlighted below: 1) What is the impact of fully autonomous vehicles? 2) What are the key drivers and challenges of autonomous vehicles? 3) What are the key technologies enabling fully autonomous vehicles? 4) What are the applications of autonomous vehicles in the near term? 5) Which are key patent areas and companies providing technology solutions for autonomous vehicles? 6) What sort of strategies OEMs need to embrace to gain competitive advantage? Wed, 26 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 More Industry Disruption by the Amazon Empire - AWS Outposts Plays Host to SD-WAN http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-68-00-00 A fierce competitive battle is raging at the Wide Area Network (WAN) edge, and this battle is far from over. The battleground is Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), and the combatants are many. By applying application and network-aware algorithms to routing WAN traffic across multiple transport links, enterprises can more economically satisfy their growing appetite for bandwidth; while maintaining, and possibly improving, application performance and end-users experiences. As Stratecast absorbed the waves of new product and feature announcements at AWS re:Invent last month, the AWS Outposts pre-launch announcement piqued our interest from two angles. The first is the AWS-promoted use case of hybrid cloud where Outposts is a remote and customer-dedicated extension of the AWS cloud platform. The second, and the topic of this insight, is Stratecast s view that Outposts could be a highly viable edge platform for SD-WAN. In this insight we outline our justification for this viewpoint. First, a snapshot of enterprise SD-WAN adoption is presented. Fri, 21 Dec 2018 14:11:39 +0000 Innovations in Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, and Data Analytics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D881-00-24-00-00 This edition of ITCC TOE provides a snapshot of the emerging ICT led innovations in artificial intelligence, IoT, blockchain, and data analytics. This issue focuses on the application of information and communication technologies in alleviating the challenges faced across industry sectors in areas such as manufacturing, healthcare, retail, logistics, insurance, and customer service. 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, predictive analytics, vision analytics, blockchain, artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, smart logistics, video conferencing, video content management, natural language processing, quality assurance, patient engagement Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 2018 U.S. SD-WAN End-user Survey Analysis http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=A314-00-98-00-00 The Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) market has evolved from the early adopter stage to the early growth stage of the product lifecycle. Frost & Sullivan s previous survey, in 2016, provided insights into the SD-WAN market as it was navigating through the early adopter stage. In the last two years, enterprise decision makers have equipped themselves with a much better understanding of the benefits that SD-WAN brings to enterprise WANs. SD-WAN vendors and managed SD-WAN providers alike report witnessing a surge in sales and actual deployments. The Frost & Sullivan 2018 SD-WAN survey validates market trends, and captures insights into future adoption trends. In this report, we provide a detailed analysis of the 2018 SD-WAN survey results that focus on enterprises current and planned adoption strategies for SD-WAN; perceived enterprise benefits of SD-WAN; and the criteria that network/IT decision-makers use while evaluating an SD-WAN vendor. Thu, 20 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 The Hybrid Cloud Landscape - Perspectives from the 2018 Frost & Sullivan Cloud User Survey http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=99E4-00-2F-00-00 Hybrid clouds are becoming a standard configuration in enterprise IT, with the majority of US businesses in 2018 having already deployed, or planning to deploy, a hybrid environment. In building their hybrid clouds, enterprises seek to create a seamless pool of resources across the business s premises and the cloud. They also expect to centrally manage all resources from a single management platform. The Frost & Sullivan Cloud User Survey, which has been conducted annually since 2010, tracks perceptions and business behaviors related to cloud and IT decisions. By comparing recent years results to those returned in 2018, we can examine trends in hybrid cloud decisions and deployments. The current survey was conducted via web in June 2018, garnering responses from 401 US-based IT decision-makers responsible for purchases of IT infrastructure, software, or services for their firms. Table of Contents: About the Frost & Sullivan 2018 Cloud User Survey Hybrid Cloud Supports Business Goals Growth across All Infrastructure Types Integrating Infrastructures into Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Enterprises Use Hybrid Configurations for Some Workloads Some Workloads Return to the Private Data Center What Customers Want from a Hybrid Cloud Platform Business Challenges in Integrating a Hybrid Cloud Hybrid Challenges: Migration Hybrid Challenges: Security The Last Word Wed, 19 Dec 2018 14:45:39 +0000 Customer Perceptions and Preferences of Big Data and Analytics, United States, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K342-01-00-00-00 The world is creating 2.5 exabytes of data daily. Every organization needs to access that tidal wave of information to make better, faster decisions or risks being left behind. We have discovered that IT decision makers find that cyber security, big data and analytics, and data centers are the most impactful for revenue growth and cost reduction efforts when compared to a host of other IT and communications solutions. BDA is a top 3 investment priority across all IT and Communications solutions. Over 90% improved customer metrics with BDA implementations. Over 75% reduced customer turnover with BDA installations BDA is primarily used to improve internal business processes and to make better decisions.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

We used the online survey method to interview 400 U.S. based big data and analytics purchase decision makers across business sizes. The overall research objective was to measure the current use and future decision making behavior toward Big Data & Analytics (BDA).

Frost & Sullivan aimed to:

  • Monitor the status and customer perceptions of Big Data & Analytics trends
  • Assess the current and future use of Big Data & Analytics
  • Evaluate factors that drive investments in Big Data & Analytics

This study also covers the impact of artificial intelligence and Internet of Things on BDA implementations.

Author: Alpa Shah

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Spinning into Control: How One Company is Bucking the Trend in Identity Management http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-67-00-00 The global Identity and Access Management market is a rarity in the communications industry s software sector. It is a mature market of approximately 20 years, dating back to the early days of password management; yet, after continuous innovation and evolution in the face of serious scale, security, and productivity challenges, IAM is now entering its heyday. Because of the market opportunity that solution suppliers see in front of them, they are jostling for position with new strategies to reap the benefits. One company is doing the unexpected. Centrify has decided it makes good sense to focus intently on one discipline, and is spinning off its Identity and Access Management portfolio into a new company called Idaptive, in order to focus on Privileged Access Management using the Centrify brand. This report examines some of the trends in the Identity and Access Management market, as well as the Centrify/Idaptive strategy to move forward as separate entities. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:13:39 +0000 The Role of Bots in Financial Services, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME2F-01-00-00-00 One of the most critical challenges that the financial services industry continues to struggle with is the introduction of technology-enabled solutions into their businesses. Evolving customer demands and technologies require companies to adapt rapidly and offer customers what they want, when they want, and where they want. This mean that customers be provided access to financial services 24 7, irrespective of channels. To create a seamless experience, bots capable of processing real-time interaction and natural language usage are being initiated. Bots can bring about a phenomenal change in the financial services industry. However, most bot implementations are fairly basic, and it will be a couple of years before sophisticated bots become popular. Companies are experimenting with advanced robot-advisory services but on a much smaller scale. Ambiguity about bot capabilities is restricting growth for now, as companies need to be aware of the impact on customer engagement. Bots bring speed, accuracy and proactive dialogue to the table, and companies are definitely looking to experiment. Reliance on other companies to use their messengers or AI capabilities can be challenging, in the light of growing hacks/cyber attacks. Bots are being deployed by financial institutions globally, though the maturity of the solutions varies, and local market conditions play a significant role. As both large and small companies invest in bots, the pace of innovation is high, and even financial institutions are actively involved with accelerators and sandboxes to help startups. The fragmented state of the industry creates challenges for users, and solution providers are increasingly trying to work with each other to offer a consolidated solution to users.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Features

The objective of this study is to understand the scope of applications of bots in the financial services industry globally, the various outcomes, and their impact on the industry. Bots have revolutionized the way companies can engage with their customers. The range of functions where bots can be deployed is encouraging many companies to experiment and explore the various options. This study delves deeper into the ecosystem, and discusses technologies that empower bots, global market trends and growth opportunities.

This report will provide:

  • An introduction to Bots
  • Technology trends, and their impact on the industry
  • Role of bots in the financial services industry
  • Drivers and restraints
  • Growth opportunities

The report also includes company profiles of some market participants, examples of bots, and recent development, such as investments and collaborations in the industry.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the challenges to traditional banking system that are met by bots?
  • What technologies are impacting the bot industry?
  • What are the different areas where bots can impact the financial services industry?
  • What are the drivers and restraints?
  • What are the key growth opportunities?
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
The Paradigm of Digital Industries Beyond Vision http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298908885 Tue, 11 Dec 2018 05:56:44 +0000 AWS Seeks to Change the Hybrid Cloud Landscape with AWS Outposts http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9B0F-00-66-00-00 If any enterprises or technology pundits still doubted that hybrid cloud is the dominant IT model, last week s announcement of AWS Outposts will change their minds. Amazon Web Services (AWS), the market leader and de facto inventor of the public cloud, surprised many in the market by launching a hybrid cloud solution that extends the company s cloud into the enterprise data center. The announcement signals a shift in strategy and operating model for AWS. Long a proponent of the idea that the public cloud would replace private enterprise data centers, AWS is now acknowledging that some enterprise workloads need to remain on-premises, primarily to avoid network latency. In this report, Stratecast reviews the AWS Outposts announcement. Using data from the 2018 Frost & Sullivan Cloud User Survey, we consider how the offering meets IT leaders expectations for hybrid cloud solutions. Finally, we identify gaps that AWS should fill as it continues to expand its on-premises presence. Fri, 7 Dec 2018 13:59:58 +0000 Cloud, Machine Learning, and IoT-based Security Innovations http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D983-00-24-00-00 This Cyber Security TOE provides a snapshot on emerging cyber security solutions powered by artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud, and IoT-based innovations that help companies protect 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: IoT security, identity authentication, advanced threat intelligence, endpoint security, Dark Web, perimeter security, artificial intelligence, encryption, machine learning, data security, network security, application security, cloud security, threat mitigation, web application security, Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) Fri, 7 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 State of the Cloud 2018 - Results from the 2018 Frost & Sullivan Cloud User Survey http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=99E4-00-2E-00-00 For businesses operating in 2018, the cloud journey has been superseded by the digital transformation journey. Rather than an end unto itself, the cloud is now recognized as a means to achieving the agility, speed to market, innovation, and value they need to compete in the digital economy. Cloud services provide a strong foundation to support their growth plans. The Frost & Sullivan Cloud User Survey, conducted annually since 2010, tracks perceptions and behaviors related to business cloud decisions. By comparing the 2018 results to those of previous years, we can identify and explore shifts in thinking, and compare stated plans with actions. The current survey was conducted via web in June 2018, garnering responses from 401 US-based IT decision-makers responsible for purchases of IT infrastructure, software, or services for their firms. In this report, we review key findings from the 2018 Cloud User Survey related specifically to cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). The TOC for this report is as follows: --About the Frost & Sullivan 2018 Cloud User Survey --Cloud Adoption Continues to Grow --Why Cloud? Strategic Business Drivers Gain Traction --Cloud Restraints --Choosing an IaaS Provider --IaaS Costs: Poorly Understood and Managed --Software as a Service (SaaS) Decisions: Business Units Hold Sway --SaaS Decisions: Functionality, Security, and Ease of Use Drive Choice --Cloud Challenges: Technology and Expertise Gaps Hinder Hybrid Deployments --Cloud Challenges: IT Leaders Bear the Brunt of Inadequate Implementations --The Last Word Wed, 28 Nov 2018 15:10:31 +0000 Communications Platforms as a Service Buyer s Guide, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K261-01-00-00-00 Communications Platforms as a Service (CPaaS) is arguably one of the more disruptive innovations to affect the business communications market in the past five years. CPaaS solutions represent a significant departure from the way businesses of any size have become accustomed to purchasing and deploying communications. Their value proposition lies in providing a powerful toolset to make business communications applications richer and more tightly integrated within business workflows. Similar to other cloud-based services, most CPaaS solutions offer businesses a compelling operating expense (OpEx) alternative to costly capital expenditures (CapEx) to deploy the appropriate communications and network infrastructure needed to securely support application programming interface (API)-driven voice, video, and messaging services. Also important, cloud-based CPaaS offerings are priced at published per-API call or per-minute rates, enabling businesses to pay for the exact amount of services they consume. This is a particularly compelling value proposition for organizations with varying levels of demand or seasonal spikes in business activity. The inherent scalability of cloud architectures also benefits CPaaS, enabling businesses to consume as much or as little of a provider s API-directed services as needed by their application or work process. Beyond flexible consumption pricing, CPaaS allows businesses to utilize communications in a new way. While private branch exchange (PBX) and unified communications solutions focus on the value of a tightly integrated set of collaboration tools, CPaaS breaks voice, video and messaging services down to very simple but useful elements. With CPaaS, an organization only needs to consume the specific communications element(s) they need. For example, an organization may decide that they want to allow their customers to communicate with their employees using SMS on business numbers. While their existing on-premises UC platform does not support SMS messaging, the business can leverage a CPaaS provider to enable text messaging as an integration or overlay of their existing communications tools. In this example, the business maintains the existing relationship with their voice providers and their preferred UC vendor, while leveraging a CPaaS provider to address a gap in customer interactions. Put another way, CPaaS, with its API-driven architecture, affords businesses the opportunity to leverage voice, video, and messaging elements in a very consumable way. Going forward, CPaaS is not likely to entirely replace a business existing UC infrastructure or services, but rather build on that foundation and make communications more effective and better integrated into critical workflows. This buyer s guide defines the CPaaS market and provides an overview of the very diverse competitive offerings available in the market today. In addition, this study provides detailed reviews of select providers and the value proposition they bring to the CPaaS market. Author: Michael Brandenburg Wed, 28 Nov 2018 13:34:31 +0000 Growth Opportunities for Global Wireless Content Sharing Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K295-01-00-00-00 To support modern workers, businesses are seeking to create optimal physical and virtual meeting spaces that foster effective information sharing, creativity and innovation. Businesses are embracing technologies that enhance team collaboration. Key aspects of group collaboration are centered on robust audio, intuitive content sharing and engaging video conferencing, all while allowing users to leverage their choice of devices and content sources for information sharing. As meetings become shorter, more frequent, spontaneous, and less structured, users want to walk into any room any time and start a content sharing session from any device. However, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trends have led to a diverse mix of devices in business settings which create issues with physical connection interfaces and wireless sharing protocol support. Top selection criteria for wireless content sharing solutions adoption include simplicity, ease of use, and affordability. Security and consistent support across various endpoint devices are top concerns for buyers. Wireless content sharing that eliminates the issues associated with disparate wired connections is widely viewed as an avenue to achieve ease of use and more productive meetings. Two solution configurations dominate the market: those with dongles for attachment to sending devices; and those with software apps downloaded to sending devices. The nascent and fast-growing wireless content sharing market is characterized by an expanding roster of competitors all attempting to differentiate their positioning and advance their product capabilities simultaneously. Larger competitors are typified as offering products at higher average selling prices, and greater depth and breadth of functionality offered from broader portfolios. Smaller competitors have the tendency to offer significantly lower-priced products to address the most commonly required functionality needs.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

This research service delivers market sizing and growth forecasts for stand-alone or purpose-built enterprise wireless content sharing including:

  • Software-based solutions wherein a wireless content sharing application is installed on off-the-shelf receiving hardware (e.g., Chromebox, Intel NUC) as well as sending devices (e.g., PC, Mac, mobiles).  
  • Hardware-based solutions wherein a wireless content sharing application is embedded in proprietary receiving devices (e.g., dongles and appliances) as well as sending devices (e.g., dongles for PC, Mac, mobiles).

Research Scope: Global
Time frame: 2017–2022

Excluded from the scope of this research report are:

  • Web and video conferencing software and services (e.g., Webex, GoToMeeting and Zoom) which include wireless content sharing as a feature
  • Hardware-based solutions in which wireless content sharing is incorporated into an all-in-one endpoint device (e.g., Cisco Webex Board)
  • Wired content sharing solutions with no wireless option (e.g., Layer Logic)
  • Consumer wireless content sharing solutions (e.g., Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, etc.)
  • Wireless and wired projection solutions

Research Highlights

Market leaders report high growth rates, which we expect to remain stable until more competitor offerings and go-to-market strategies mature during the forecast period from 2018 to 2022. New market entrants and growth of competitive products at lower than market average sales process will buoy unit sales while hampering revenue growth. Trends toward convergence, including comprehensive conferencing suites and all-in-one digital collaboration boards with wireless content sharing capabilities, will increase competition and ultimately have a negative impact on stand-alone wireless content sharing product sales in the long-term.

Author: Robert Arnold

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Growth Opportunities in the Global Conferencing Services Market, Forecast to 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2F6-01-00-00-00 The global conferencing services market continues to offer significant growth opportunities for conferencing and collaboration service providers. While stand-alone audio conferencing services were greatly impacted in 2017, mainly due to the growing popularity of tightly integrated audio and video conferencing services, video-related conferencing services continued to grow triggered by the increased acceptance of video collaboration in the workspace. Revenue from stand-alone audio conferencing services decreased by 9.9 percent in 2017. Stand-alone audio conferencing services will continue to be impacted by price compression; user migration to cloud web and video conferencing services with integrated audio; and increased proliferation of all-in-one unified communications as-a-service (UCaaS) solutions. Cloud web and video conferencing services revenue grew 12.1 percent in 2017. Continued growth in cloud web and video conferencing services can be largely attributed to increasing user comfort with video collaboration, improved overall offering and affordable prices. The demand for robust and engaging digital environments to meet and collaborate on increasingly complex business objectives will continue to grow over time. IT departments around the world increasingly accept the flexibility derived from cloud communications and collaboration deployment models as opposed to on-premises components. The changing demographics in the workplace combined with technology advancements for the portability and reduced cost of delivering video, is making rich interaction with groups over audio and video with content sharing nearly as mainstream and ubiquitous as audio only conversations. Managed video conferencing services grew by 4.9 percent in 2017. Key drivers that will contribute to the growth of managed video conferencing services include greater requirements for remote monitoring and management of the meeting solutions ecosystem (beyond the conferencing infrastructure); the growing ecosystem of conferencing endpoints and devices need to outfit open meeting spaces and huddle rooms; and overall managed video conferencing portfolio enhancements. In 2017, stand-alone audio conferencing accounted for 51.0 percent of the global conferencing services market, cloud web and video conferencing 38.7 percent, and managed video conferencing 10.3 percent, in terms of revenue. These proportions are expected to significantly change by 2024 with cloud web and video conferencing services growing to represent 76.8 percent of total global conferencing services revenue. Author: Alaa Saayed Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Global Video Conferencing Endpoints and Infrastructure Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K330-01-00-00-00 Software and cloud-centric solutions have driven the video conferencing industry to morph significantly. Companies that have innovated at a fast pace are growing while others are becoming less relevant. As video conferencing becomes an integral part of the digital transformation strategy, the user demand continues to expand. The impact of software-based room solutions, migration to cloud, and rapid adoption of lower priced devices including USB conference cams has lead to a fast changing market. In H1 2018 user demand for video conferencing endpoints continued to expand. Unit shipments of endpoints grew by 14.1 percent over H1 2017, the highest in four years. The arrival of all-in-one collaboration boards/interactive digital whiteboards is providing a much needed boost to end points growth. The consumerization of video has led to an exploding demand for simple and hassle-free video conferencing that allows users to connect with anyone from any device and location with a click of a button. Vendors enabling these simple and compelling user experiences are winning. Many technology vendors are reaping the benefits of the exponential growth in user demand for video. At the same time they are facing new challenge. The total spend per user is expected to decline even as overall usage and quality of experience is expected to improve. Moreover, as technological breakthroughs accelerate, new providers are entering the market with innovative business models and technologies, leaving existing providers to wonder whether they will be displaced. The shift to cloud continues to negatively impact video conferencing infrastructure revenue along with declining on-premises investments. Growing virtualization and software-based solutions have led to declining price points further straining revenue growth for infrastructure systems. Revenue for the total market is forecast to remain in low single digits due to shifting market dynamics. Revenue for the total market is forecast to remain in low single digits due to shifting market dynamics. The total market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.5 percent from 2018 to 2023 to reach $2.7 billion. Endpoints unit shipments CAGR will remain healthy with rapid adoption coming from next-generation devices in huddle rooms and open meeting spaces. This report provides an update on market sizing, trends, forecasts, prices and market shares and offers an in-depth perspective on the dynamics of a changing market. It covers the market for video conferencing endpoints and infrastructure. It excludes conference room USB video devices; soft clients and cloud video conferencing services. Software- and cloud-based videoconferencing along with USB devices are covered in other research reports by Frost & Sullivan. Author: Vaishno Devi Srinivasan Fri, 23 Nov 2018 11:15:31 +0000 ASEAN and Taiwan Data Center Services Market, Forecast to 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA27-01-00-00-00 Owing to the growing presence of hyperscale cloud service providers, extensive penetration of Internet connectivity as well as keen focus on cybersecurity and data privacy, the demand for data storage and managed hosting services is expected to grow exponentially across the ASEAN and Taiwan region (henceforth collectively referred to as ASEAN ). In mature data center markets such as Singapore, which still remains the data center hub in the ASEAN region, the demand for wholesale colocation from global cloud service providers will drive data center services revenue growth. Upcoming data center markets such as Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand are poised to experience exponential data center growth due to abundant availability of resources as well as conducive government policies concerning data center infrastructure. Governments in these high-growth markets are vying to increase data center adoption to promote digital transformation across industry sectors through effective strategic partnerships with global as well as local data center vendors as well as offering them tax incentives. Emerging data center markets such as Vietnam and Myanmar are witnessing growing data center penetration, thanks to local service providers, but these countries lack the necessary connectivity and infrastructure capabilities to attract global data center vendors. Governments in these emerging economies, are, therefore, focusing on improving the readiness of these countries to support hyperscale data centers by enhancing telecommunications and network infrastructure. In established data center markets such as Singapore as well as countries witnessing high data center growth rates such as Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand, governments have been undertaking several smart city projects as a part of their digital transformation initiatives. Data center service providers are, therefore, adopting innovative solutions such as data center infrastructure management, data center modernization, and edge or modular data centers to optimize operational workloads and enhance service delivery by limiting latency related issues. With rising power costs across the region, many enterprises are taking a keen interest in management capabilities that enable them to generate operational insights into their on-premise data center infrastructure.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the addressable market opportunity for data center service providers? What are the expected growth rates and key drivers of growth for specific services areas?
  • What are the driving and restraining factors that will shape the future of the data center services market in ASEAN and Taiwan? What are the significant developments in the data center service space in ASEAN and Taiwan?
  • Which are the key participants in the market and what are their market strategies?
  • What are the key customer adoption trends in the data center market in ASEAN and Taiwan? What drives sales in specific segments?
  • Where are the key industry technology trends in the ASEAN and Taiwanese data center market?
Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Asia-Pacific Secure Content Management Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9F6-01-00-00-00 The overall Secure Content Management (SCM) market continued to grow positively by 6.9% on a Year-over-Year (YoY) basis. SCM technologies have evolved drastically over the last few years due to changes in the threat landscape associated with email and Web gateways. Businesses are increasingly focusing on protection against such risks through the use of these 2 gateways rather than the pure productivity-driven anti-spam and Web-filtering capabilities. With customers looking at solutions to be integrated with other security features, such as DLP, authentication, advanced malware detection, AEDR, UEBA to protect businesses from malware-born emails and embedded malicious URLs, businesses are showing less demand for standalone legacy SCM solutions, but looking at a more integrated security approach toward email and Web security. In addition to market growth analysis, the study highlights key driving forces of the SCM market. Increasing risks associated with email and Web gateways are driving the needs for SCM solutions. Besides, industry and local compliance continues to drive the investment in SCM for data protection and content management. Moreover, increasing adoption of mobility in the workplace requires organizations to tighten controls over online content to enhance productivity and to prevent threats. Market trends are analyzed for the study period 2016 to 2022, with 2017 being the base year. SCM solutions are a key focus area in this study. The vertical segments in this study include the government, banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), service providers, manufacturing, education, and other sectors. Companies mentioned in the SCM market's competitive landscape include Symantec, Cisco (Ironport), Trend Micro, Forcepoint, Digital Arts, Alps System, Sangfor, ,360 ESG, McAfee, RUAG Defence (Clearswift), Canon IT Solutions, Softnext, Axway (Tumbleweed), Barracuda, imatrix, Cellopoint, Fortinet, Somansa, H3C, SonicWall, Sophos, Jiran Security, Daou (Terrace Tech), Crinity (3Rsoft), F-Secure, Soosanand INT (PlusTech) and Kaspersky, and other small vendors. 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 SCM market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • What are the key trends of the SCM market in 2017 and in the future?
  • What are the key drivers and restraints of the market?
  • Which regions and countries performed best in 2017?
  • What is the competitive landscape across APAC?
  • What is the market growth forecast from 2017 to 2022?
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Secure Content Management Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K78-01-00-00-00 The ANZ SCM market was mainly driven by the growing cyber threat landscape emerging from the increasing rate of ransomware attacks, business email compromise incidents, and phishing attacks. In the light of the growing threat landscape, the governments in the region are strengthening their cyber security strategy. The Australian Government is planning to invest more than A$230 million in the next 4 to 5 years. Meanwhile, the New Zealand Government is also reviewing its cyber security strategy introduced in 2015 to ensure cyber safety for its businesses and citizens. Vendors of SCM solutions are constantly innovating and introducing new integrated solutions to combat advanced threats. They are looking at offering more value-added services pertaining to threat intelligence and security analytics to distinguish themselves from the competition. On the technology front, enterprises in ANZ are introducing more analytics capabilities which allow real-time behavioral sandboxing and generate various types of detailed reports which will help users to prevent cyber threats. Vendors are also introducing solutions with AI and machine learning integrated into their SCM solutions. This will allow better spam filtering, improve user productivity, and reduce the number of phishing attacks, malware, and ransomware incidents. In addition to the market growth analysis, the study highlights the key driving forces of the SCM market. Some key drivers include the increasing risks associated with email and Web gateways, which are driving the need for SCM solutions. Besides, industry and local compliance continues to drive investment in SCM for data protection and content management. Moreover, the increasing adoption of mobility in workplace requires organizations tighten control over online content to enhance productivity and to prevent threats. Market trends are analyzed for the study period 2016 to 2022, with 2017 as the base year. SCM solutions are the key focus area in this study. The vertical segmentation in this study includes government, banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), service providers, manufacturing, education, and other sectors. Companies mentioned in the SCM market's competitive landscape include Symantec, Cisco (IronPort), Forcepoint, Trend Micro, RUAG Defence (Clearswift), McAfee, Axway (Tumbleweed), Barracuda, Sophos and other small vendors. The countries included in this study are Australia and New Zealand.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the SCM market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • What are the key trends of the SCM market in 2017 and in the future?
  • What are the key drivers and restraints of the market?
  • Which regions and countries performed best in 2017?
  • What is the competitive landscape across Australia and New Zealand?
  • What is the market growth forecast from 2017 to 2022?
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000
ASEAN Secure Content Management Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K79-01-00-00-00 The ASEAN SCM market maintained a solid growth momentum, which was greatly driven by the need to fight evolving threats through email and Web gateways, particularly in the wake of the outbreak of ransomware attacks in the late of 2017. There has been an increase in state-sponsored attacks, financially motivated criminals, phishing campaigns, BEC, ransomware, and malware attacks through email and Web channels, which prompted businesses and government organizations to invest more in security measures to protect these gateways. Despite recording solid growth during the year, the growth momentum for legacy email and Web filtering solutions has slowed down over the years due to the lack of innovation. More importantly, organizations are now looking at email and Web security as security measures to protect their organizations critical data. Customers are now either looking at integrated security appliances that offer email and Web filtering capabilities or shifting their attention to other advanced security solutions, such as sandboxing, AEDR, or more cost-effective cloud-based services. In addition to market growth analysis, the study highlights the key driving forces of the SCM market. Some key drivers of SCM solutions include the increasing risks associated with email and Web gateways. Besides, industry and local compliance continues to drive the investment in SCM for data protection and content management. Moreover, the increasing adoption of mobility in the workplace requires organizations tighten control over online content to enhance productivity and to prevent threats. Market trends are analyzed for the study period 2016 to 2022, with 2017 as the base year. SCM solutions are the key focus area of this study. The vertical segmentation in this study includes the government, banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), service providers, manufacturing, education, and other sectors. Companies mentioned in the SCM market's competitive landscape include Symantec, Cisco (IronPort), Forcepoint, Trend Micro, Axway (Tumbleweed), Fortinet, RUAG Defence (Clearswift), Sangfor, SonicWall, Sophos and other small vendors. The countries covered in this study are Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the SCM market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • What are the key trends of the SCM market in 2017 and in the future?
  • What are the key drivers and restraints of the market?
  • Which regions and countries performed best in 2017?
  • What is the competitive landscape across the ASEAN region?
  • What is the market growth forecast from 2017 to 2022?
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Greater China Secure Content Management Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K80-01-00-00-00 The Greater China SCM market experienced a double-digit YoY growth rate of 14.2%. With the growing complexity of the threat landscape, email remains a highly targeted attack vector, with employees being vulnerable to attacks on an organization s security. The outbreak of Wannacry in 2017 urged enterprises to invest in email security to protect against common attacks through email, be it ransomware, phishing, spear phishing, or even Business Email Compromise (BEC). The importance of Web content management/Web filtering was increasingly emphasized in the light of addressing an organization s security challenges and the need to prevent legal liability due to failure to comply with regulations. BFSI, government and service provider vertical which rely much on email for either corporate communication or marketing were the key revenue contributors in the email security segment, as a result of the evolving and rising volume of attacks in these sectors. Manufacturing, government and BFSI were the key revenue generators in the Web security segment, as they are increasingly appreciative of the need to ensure a healthy in-house network environment and to reduce the risk of losing critical data and sensitive information. In addition to market growth analysis, the study highlights the key driving forces of the SCM market. Some key drivers include the increasing risks associated with email and Web gateways which drive the need for SCM solutions. Besides, industry and local compliance continues to drive the investment in SCM for data protection and content management. Moreover, increasing adoption of mobility in the workplace requires organizations tighten control over online content to enhance productivity and to prevent threats. Market trends are analyzed for the study period 2016 to 2022, with 2017 as base year. SCM solutions are the key focus area of this study. The vertical segmentation in this study includes the government, banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), service providers, manufacturing, education, and other sectors. Companies mentioned in the SCM market's competitive landscape include Symantec, Sangfor, 360 ESG, Fortinet, Softnext, H3C Technologies, Forcepoint, Trend Micro, Cisco (Ironport), Cellopoint, and other small vendors. The countries covered by this study are China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the SCM market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • What are the key trends of the SCM market in 2017 and in the future?
  • What are the key drivers and restraints of the market?
  • Which countries performed best in 2017?
  • What is the competitive landscape across the Greater China region?
  • What is the market growth forecast from 2017 to 2022?
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Japanese Secure Content Management Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K81-01-00-00-00 The Japanese Secure Content Management (SCM) market witnessed a meager growth rate of 2.8% on a Year-on-Year (YoY) basis. There was an increase in SCM adoption of integrated security appliance, such as UTM or next-generation firewall appliances, instead of stand-alone SCM solutions. Moreover, the Japanese SCM market has a highly competitive vendor landscape and recorded low price competitiveness in 2017. As the Japanese email security market is highly saturated, there were few greenfield opportunities, which indicated that replacement deals contributed to the majority of the revenue. As for verticals, service providers were the largest spenders in 2017. They increased SCM spending to expand their managed security services offerings, as many Japanese enterprises have started to enjoy the as a service model rather than invest in SCM infrastructure on their own. This approach has helped Japanese enterprises to refrain from high capex investments. The Japanese SCM market will continue to witness an upward trend until 2019, driven by the Tokyo Olympic Games to be held in 2020. Owing to this, the general investment in the cyber security space will also remain positive during the forecast period. In addition to market growth analysis, the study highlights the key driving forces of the SCM market. Some key drivers of SCM solutions include the increasing risks associated with email and Web gateways. Besides, industry and local compliance continues to drive the investment in SCM for data protection and content management. Moreover, the increasing adoption of mobility in workplace requires organizations to tighten control over online content to enhance productivity and to prevent threat. Market trends are analyzed for the study period 2016 to 2022, with 2017 as the base year. SCM solutions are the key focus area in this study. The vertical segmentation in this study includes the government, banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), service providers, manufacturing, education, and other sectors. Companies mentioned in the SCM market's competitive landscape include Digital Arts, Alps Systems, Trend Micro, Symantec, Cisco (Ironport), Canon IT Solutions, McAfee, Imatrix, RUAG Defence (Clearswift), Barracuda and other small vendors. The study covers Japan.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the SCM market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • What are the key trends of the SCM market in 2017 and in the future?
  • What are the key drivers and restraints of the market?
  • What is the competitive landscape across Japan?
  • What is the market growth forecast from 2017 to 2022?
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Indian Secure Content Management Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K82-01-00-00-00 The Indian SCM market experienced a moderate YoY growth rate of 2.4%. The slow growth could be attributed to the Indian enterprises preferring to use more integrated SCM solutions with features, such as ATP detection and sandboxing techniques, rather than stand-alone SCM products. In addition, enterprises are shifting their preference from on-premise solutions to cloud-based security solutions because of the large investments and in-house expertise required in the case of on-premise solutions. This is specifically seen in the case of SMBs that prefer cloud-based solutions. The banking sector recorded the highest spending on SCM solutions. This was mainly driven by the increase in digitization of banking services in the country. The higher the number of digital banking channels, the higher the threat of attacks from malware, ransomware, and phishing frauds. The Indian Government is formulating a cyber strategy for mobile banking using smart phones, to ensure safer banking. Indian vendors are also considering Privacy by Design to ensure their products and data can remain secure. All of these initiatives will continue to drive the growth of SCM solutions and will be significant in achieving strong digital platforms. In addition to market growth analysis, the study highlights the key driving forces of the SCM market. Some key drivers include the increasing risks associated with email and Web gateways which are driving the need for SCM solutions. Besides, industry and local compliance continues to drive the investment in SCM for data protection and content management. Moreover, the increase in the adoption of mobility in workplace requires organizations to tighten control over online content to enhance productivity and to prevent threats. Market trends are analyzed for the study period 2016 to 2022, with 2017 as the base year. SCM solutions are the key focus area of this study. The vertical segmentation in this study includes the government, banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), service providers, manufacturing, education, and other sectors. Companies mentioned in the SCM market's competitive landscape include Forcepoint, Symantec, Cisco (IronPort), Cisco (Ironport), Trend Micro, SonicWall, RUAG Defence (Clearswift), Barracuda, F-Secure, McAfee and other small vendors. The study covers India.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the SCM market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • What are the key trends of the SCM market in 2017 and in the future?
  • What are the key drivers and restraints of the market?
  • What is the competitive landscape across India?
  • What is the market growth forecast from 2017 to 2022?
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South Korean Secure Content Management Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=4K83-01-00-00-00 The South Korean Secure Content Management (SCM) market witnessed a YoY growth rate of 7.1%. With the increased awareness of spear phishing and ransomware, the adoption of email security and Web security solutions has increased in South Korea. Email is the most used tool to penetrate systems and spread malware for spear phishing and ransomware. As most of the businesses use emails to do work and communicate with others, spammers spread spams through emails; this trend has been witnessing an increase every year. In addition, botnets such as Necus are spreading spam on a massive scale in South Korea. As ransomware has become a big concern in South Korea, the awareness of anti-ransomware and database protection solutions has increased. With the rising ransomware awareness, the adoption of email security and Web security is also expected to increase. The integrated security solution vendors also provide email security and Web security features in their solutions, which is seen as a roadblock to the market, as SMBs increasingly prefer these solutions due to budget constraints. In addition, to the market growth analysis, the study highlights the key driving forces for the SCM market. Some key drivers include the increasing risks associated with email and Web gateways which are driving the need for SCM solutions. In addition, industry and local compliance continues to drive the investment in SCM for data protection and content management. Moreover, the increasing adoption of mobility in workplace requires organizations tighten their control over online content to enhance productivity and to prevent threats. Market trends are analyzed for the study period of 2016 to 2022, with 2017 as the base year. SCM solutions are the key focus area in this study. The vertical segmentation in this study includes government, banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), service providers, manufacturing, education, and other sectors. Companies mentioned in the SCM market's competitive landscape include Jiran Security, Somansa, Cisco (IronPort), Daou (Terrace Tech), Crinity (3Rsoft), Symantec, Forcepoint, Trend Micro, McAfee, Sophos, SonicWall and other small vendors. The study covers South Korea.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the SCM market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • What are the key trends of the SCM market in 2017 and in the future?
  • What are the key drivers and restraints of the market?
  • What is the competitive landscape across South Korea?
  • What is the market growth forecast from 2017 to 2022?
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US Connected Retail and IoT Solutions Market, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K296-01-00-00-00 This study analyzes the connected retail industry and discusses various areas of opportunity for IoT vendors. Research Scope: The study provides an overview of the US retail sector, including sector size and historical growth. It highlights various operational areas where IoT solutions are being deployed. The study offers insights into core IoT solutions such as platforms and connectivity devices. A high-level overview of adoption cycle for IoT is offered. The US retail sector is facing a period of significant change. Growth in competition, rising operating costs, and the need to effectively manage geographically dispersed supply chains are among the leading challenges faced by retailers across a broad spectrum of markets including department stores, food service outlets, specialty retailers, and others. Increasingly, retailers are turning to IoT to realize operational efficiency, extend asset life cycle, and enhance the overall shopping experience for customers. The IoT solutions implemented by retailers range from inventory tracking to smart lighting solutions that help reduce utility expenditure. Deploying IoT solutions, however, is a complex task for retailers in that it involves numerous elements, ranging from identification of appropriate solutions and vendors to post-implementation management of devices, connectivity, and applications. Moreover, IoT implementations may require additional capital and operating expenditure, thereby impacting adoption. For many retailers, initial IoT investments are likely to be skewed toward point solutions such as smart video surveillance systems or intelligent inventory tracking and management systems. Such solutions directly address an operational need and hence offer a clear value proposition for retailers. Deployment of integrated, end-to-end IoT solutions encompassing the entire value chain is likely to remain limited to large national and multinational retailers. These retailers typically have complex supply chains and multichannel operations (online and offline) and are geographically dispersed, which makes them an attractive target for IoT vendors. Growth opportunities for IoT vendors within the connected retail market are analyzed across a range of areas, including core operations, facilities management, utilities consumption, asset monitoring and management, customer experience, and store safety. Moreover, the insight highlights key vendors in this space and their offerings. These include platform vendors, analytics, connectivity, and other retail IoT ecosystem vendors. Key Questions this Study will Answer: 1. What are the core issues faced by retailers and how are IoT solutions helping address these challenges? 2. What are the emerging trends in online and brick-and-mortar retailing? 3. What is the overall growth opportunity for IoT vendors? 4. Which are the specific areas within the retail sector that are likely to see greater adoption/implementation of IoT solutions? 5. What are the strategic alliances and partnerships needed to succeed in the market? Tue, 20 Nov 2018 11:29:30 +0000 Global Big Data Analytics Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2AF-01-00-00-00 This study on Big Data Analytics (BDA) classifies the market into 2 major categories: Data Discovery and Visualization (DDV) and Advanced Analytics (AA). The BDA market accounted for $8.5 billion in 2017, and is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 29.7% to $40.6 billion by 2023.The market is driven by organizations realizing the operational advantages of BDA, improved DDV empowering organizations to better target consumers, increased access to cloud-based models, enterprise-grade security and data governance solutions offered by market vendors, and continued vendor consolidation.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

  • Detailed global market trend analyses, including market drivers, market restraints, technology trends, regional analysis, and competitive analysis
  • Detailed revenue forecasts for the BDA market, including forecasts for the AA and DDV segments
  • A competitive landscape of the major participants and their market share analysis
  • A competitive analysis of major participants: SAS, IBM, Qlik, SAP, Mictostrategy, FICO, TIBCO, and Tableau

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 BDA market and outlines future implications. These trends include Internet of Things (IoT) adoption and proliferation of data, Big Data fueling Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) growth and data strategy becoming central to C-level business planning.

Research Benefits

Readers who will benefit from this research include advanced analytics vendors, data discovery and visualization vendors, organizations looking to better understand the BDA, vendors across banking, government, retail, telecommunication, health and life sciences, 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 BDA 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 BDA market?
  • Which vendors are leading the market and what do vendors need to know to stay ahead of the curve?
  • What are the key trends and how will they impact the BDA market?
  • Which market segment is growing faster AA or DDV?

Author: Deviki Gupta

 

 

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