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Digital Health M&A Deals You Need to Know in 1H 2016: Pick 1 Mars Petcare & Whistle

Digital health is an area rampant with competition, winners, losers and promise. With that brings heavy interest in watching funding activities given the startup environment, as well as over time how those companies move to the next phase of lifecycle. According to StartUp Health, Digital Health funding has reached record levels of $3.9 Billion in ...

Digital Grid –Tapping into the Next Generation of Customer Service for the Individual

-An analyst view on the recent Opower and Oracle acquisition announcement By Farah Saeed, Principal Consultant Frost & Sullivan As most are aware Oracle is not new to utility space. In fact, the company specializes in a wide variety of enterprise software such as meter data management, customer and demand side management, outage management, as we...

2016 SLM Study Finds Shifts in Paradigm from Anti-Piracy Towards Comprehensive Monetization

Our most recent analysis of the software licensing and monetization market shows that some core value propositions endure even as the technology and its applications undergo significant evolution and change. Software licensing solutions were originally created with the goals of preventing piracy and protecting revenue of software products. While an...

Impact of Mitel's acquisition of Polycom in Asia Pacific Market

On April 15, 2016, Mitel Networks announced the acquisition of Polycom Inc with the transaction expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2016. The acquisition follows Cisco’s purchase of Tandberg and Acano, as well as Avaya’s acquisition of Radvision, exemplifying the trend of video conferencing vendors being acquired by telephony vendors. ...

The top considerations for leaders to make decisions on the technology to use

In a recent study on buying behaviors of IT technologies, the following key considerations are identified based on the discusssion with business leaders (CMO/CIO/CTO). Should communication be instant? Instant technologies such as conferencing are valuable when leaders (BU leaders, Project managers, cross functional leaders etc) need to persuade ...

Key findings of 2015 APAC Video Conferencing Market

In 2015, total market revenue grew by  2.5% over 2014.The growth is primarly driven by endpoints market, which reported 4.5% year-on-year growth, while infrastructure revenue posted a further decline of 3.5%.   Lower growth rate is partly due to the slowdown in China and the dimmer growth outlook, which crimped companies’ spending on IT inf...

Predicting the Future of Healthcare and the Evolving Role of Doctors

Expect Not a Doctorless Future but a Future with Less Doctors While the traditional doctor-patient relationship and mode of interaction has many positive benefits, it is a highly expensive and inefficient model (at least in the US) that denies access to medical care to a large swath of the population. Why? Because a) there are not enough doctors...


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