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Reflections on FinovateFall and What’s Next in FinTech

Four days of information and interaction, including two full days of demos from almost 80 financial technologies companies – from crypto to credit solutions – can take some time to process. The majority of the companies that presented and participated at FinovateFall 2018 in New York last are aiming to help banks improve the customer experience. Pe...

Frost & Sullivan CES 2018 Roundup – War of Digital Assistants and Autonomous Shuttles

The two-hour power shutdown hogged all the headlines this past week at CES 2018, still there were many interesting developments and announcements from Vegas pertaining to the automotive world. Most of these were pertaining to the world of autonomous driving and its implications on areas like user experience, infotainment/entertainment. There were a...

Revisiting video encoding and transcoding- with cloud

One of the solution markets that I have been tracking for years is video encoding and transcoding. Highly disrupted by trends such as the shift from hardware to software-based solutions and SaaS-based models, video compression has become a commodity. Yet, it is an essential piece of the video delivery ecosystem that continues to keep several media...

4 possible reasons why SD-WAN adoption is still low in APAC?

SD-WAN has been in the news in the last few quarters .In simplified terms, an SD-WAN enables cost-efficient use of public Internet and private networks. An enterprise CIO can now configure a mix of network services easily e.g, a mix of inexpensive Internet links to achieve high-speed bandwidth for non-critical applications, while continuing to use ...

The future of Cisco-Broadsoft family in Asia-Pacific market - Some quick thoughts post the announcement

Right before the kick-off of Broadsoft Connections 2017, Cisco officially released the announcement on acquiring Broadsoft at US$1.9 Billion in cash, which undoubtedly becomes the spotlight for the entire event. The acquisition is expected to be closed in early 2018. Broadsoft team will be part of Cisco Collaboration team after the completion. Rowa...

Key takeaways from CyberConnect 360

Working on research reports covering the cybersecurity industry has a perk - to learn about new technologies that combat new attack vectors. With the proliferation of cybersecurity startups, my team attends to at least a new solution briefing every week, and in every session, we hear of innovative, new ways to combat cyberattacks. However, the re...

Itron Acquires Silver Spring Networks for $830 Million

On Monday, September 18, it was announced that Itron is set to acquire Silver Spring Networks for approximately $830million. The boards of both companies have unanimously approved to the deal for which Itron has agreed to pay $16.25 per share in cash to acquire all outstanding Silver Spring shares. The acquisition is expected to close at the end of...

Yorktel Introduces Univago HE™

Yorktel Introduces Univago HE™   Yorktel today introduced Univago HE described as the first and only all-inclusive telemedicine video services platform that delivers the versatility, reliability and security vital to affecting widespread telemedicine adoption.  Yorktel indicated that it designed the product from the ground up explicitly for telem...

ParExit: Does it impact process equipment manufacturers?

The US officially withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement that was signed by 195 nations in 2016, aimed at controlling global warming. The agreement requested countries to work together to reduce the harmful emission such that the global temperature is limited to no more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. While there are geopolitical and eco...

Huawei shares digital strategy and future plans at HAS 2017

Frost & Sullivan has attended Huawei’s 2017 Huawei Analyst Summit (HAS 2017) in Shenzhen, where Huawei discussed its performance results and future strategy. One of the key announcements during the summit was the launch of its first public cloud service suite called ServiceStage. Eric Xu, Huawei's Rotating CEO, opened the summit with an in-depth o...

Notes from Microsoft Asia 2017 Analyst Briefing: Securing a new Digital World

Globally, security remains a major concern for IT markets today as consumers use multiple devices to connect to the Internet for both personal and professional purposes. The Internet of Things or IoT refers to the digital connectivity of devices, object and environment to the Internet. For 2017, numerous IoT-enabled devices have been developed and ...

“ALL CLOUD strategy” says Huawei at MWC 2017

Huawei in the pre-MWC conference, London, 2017 showed itself to be visionary in its thinking and planning. With the evolution of the ICT space and the increased uptake of technologies such as the cloud, analytics, mobility and automation – Huawei has captured the linkage across these areas and planned for it with the launch of its cloud suite as th...


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