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Digital Transformation
Where are enterprises in achieving digital transformation?
"Creating digital capability is consistently ranked as one of the top IT priorities for most enterprises."
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Internet of Things
Engagement and efficiency are the key drivers of IoT adoption
Ovum’s ICT Enterprise Insights 2016/17 report shows a clear desire to use emerging Internet of Things technologies.
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Ovum
The goal is clear for CSPs: Become digital media providers despite the challenges
This transformation affects multiple network layers and components.
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Data analytics
Fast data analytics requires even faster governance
Data can be ingested, analysed, and visualised in near-real time – leaving little chance for compliance practitioners to interpret or react to trends.
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Artificial Intelligence
Consumer-facing intelligent agents have promise – but beware the hype
"Consumers already have a misguided view of what AI is thanks to the supercharged scenarios imagined by Hollywood."
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Facebook
Workplace by Facebook: Can the social media giant convince IT decision makers?
"If business leaders can harness the Facebook ‘secret sauce’ to drive up employee engagement, then all are likely to benefit."
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Internet of Things
Google and Snapchat use AI and wearables to shake things up
Two major announcements happened in the world of OTT communications in September, involving Google and Snapchat.
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Google
Google’s Daydream View is a good, if tentative, step forward for mobile VR headsets
Google’s design team has obviously gone to town on the Daydream View – replacing hard matte plastic with fabric and creating a hassle-free headset.
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Disaster Recovery
Disaster recovery: Australian organisations not immune to IT outages
“Australian organisations need the ability to revert back to minutes before an outage, ensuring they have up to date resources and files."
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Google
Google’s new devices: Don’t be fooled
“Google is not about to transform into a hardware manufacturer and compete head-to-head."
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Oculus
The rise of dedicated portable headsets
Oculus's dedicated portable VR headset highlights this new category.
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Ovum
RJio’s mega launch will help catalyze the Indian mobile data market
Over the last five quarters, India has witnessed strong growth in the take-up of mobile broadband services.
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Ovum
DCI is reshaping optical networks and fueling component demand
Internet content providers (ICPs) continue to investment billions of dollars in building millions of square feet of data centers.
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Customer experience
What does today's customer want? New study finds experience in ANZ is getting worse
You’d think that over time, we’d start getting better at the things we do. Apparently, that’s not the case for customer experience.
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Digital Transformation
Tech vendors must transform to survive digital era, says expert
“In the digital era, these insights become more critical for vendors to compete. SPs could also become critical go-to-market channel partners."
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Digital Transformation
Enterprise architecture should be an important enabler of business and IT transformation
The emphasis of enterprise architecture should be on outcomes and the views required by non-architects.
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Ovum
Blackboard provides a roadmap to the cloud for higher education
The widespread availability of business-grade “as-a-service” (aka cloud) offerings is affecting all industries. Higher education is no exception.
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Facebook
WhatsApp shares data with Facebook ahead of monetisation
More than two years after its acquisition by Facebook, WhatsApp has seemingly succumbed to the inevitable pressure from its parent company.
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Facebook
Facebook goes “video first” in search of TV ad dollars
As Mark Zuckerberg put it last week, “We see a world that is video first, with video at the heart of all of our apps and services.”
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Ovum
Ovum opinion on MobileIron's review: The struggle to secure corporate mobile data
How to secure corporate data contained on mobile devices & apps is a key challenge for most enterprises looking to embark on an enterprise mobility.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS sets the path for practical multimodal IT
AWS is the biggest public cloud provider globally and it has grown from providing simple IaaS to a complex array of offerings.
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Social Media
Why enhanced video will prove to be much more than a gimmick
An new area of innovation is set to rise and rise in importance, especially for video - this is the ability to enhance content.
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Virtualisation
Service providers not keeping up with digital transformation
Lack of an end-to-end systems offer is one reason service providers have not got a bigger digital story to tell.
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Digital Transformation
Service providers must tune in to digital business transformation
Systems integrators, IT and software vendors, and telecoms operators all need to think of themselves as digital service providers.