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Movers & Shakers with Dr. Stu Elby, Infinera

By Ronald Gruia, Director Emerging Telecoms, Frost & Sullivan We were honored to have a chat with Dr. Stu Elby, SVP for Cloud Network Strategy and Technology at Infinera.  Dr. Elby has over 30 year experience in the telecoms, video and data center domains.  Prior to Infinera, he had a long tenure at Verizon, where he served as the VP and Chief Tec...

Nokia/ALU Merger: Scale and Execution Yield Competitive Advantage

Nokia/ALU Merger: Scale and Execution Yield Competitive Advantage The telecom vendor space has gone through a flurry of M&A activity in recent years, driven by activist shareholders and private equity funds focusing on balance sheet re-capitalization, OPEX optimization and portfolio/customer synergies   Furthermore, factors such as greater scale (...

Discovering the New HPE

HPE held its first event (HPE Discover held in London, England) after the old HP split.  In this piece, I offered my impressions on Day 1 of the event.  Discovering the New HPE ...

Messaging Services Provider Symphony entered Asia Pacific market

  I attended Symphony’s product launch event which held at Raffles Hotel, Singapore, on 22nd September 2015. Symphony invited over 10 media representatives and analysts to participate the event. Symphony is a single application to help individuals, teams and businesses communicate efficiently and securely from a single platform, with built-in sec...

The Stepped-Up Need to Immediately Uncover and Address Technology Risks

Safety and security have always been the afterthoughts of almost every technology innovation and deployment. As a result, innocent, and sometimes not-so innocent people, become injured or killed while operations are crippled when the “bad things” inevitably happen. Sadly, managements too often respond with denials, excuses, coverups, blamesmanship...

Getting Engaged and Experienced in Vegas

WOW. What happens in Vegas: I’m writing about it, and analyzing it. Ok, before anyone goes scrambling for legal counsel and/or relationship counsel-ing, what I’m analyzing is Sitecore Symposium 2014 in Las Vegas: a slickly-produced conference with, I’m guessing, judging by the chock-full keynote hall, +/- 2,000 attendees. The event featured multi...

Post-Earth Day Resolution: To Marketize Environmental Decisions

Every Earth Day is a reminder of how far we have come in protecting the environment that keeps us alive in this “ultimate closed-loop system,” namely our planet.   But Earth Day also serves as a stark reminder of how far yet we have to go in removing the threats we have created to the survival of our species, and others. And, more seriously, how w...

2014: Ubiquitous Connectivity and the Internet of Things

2014 is set to be the year when the focus of both IT buyers and IT sellers, shifts to the Internet of Things (IoT). In 2014, more data will be generated by machines (‘things’) than by human beings. This creates enormous opportunities: To analyze and use vast amounts of data. To store data and source application functionality in/from the cloud....

The View from Belmar: Sandy, Disaster Response, and Limiting Future Events

My wife and I live in Belmar, New Jersey, and from our home we can see the beach and the ocean. It is hard to find a more pleasant place to be. That is, except when those same waters bring disaster. Like one year ago when Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy smashed into our community, and many others in New Jersey and New York, causing death and destruction...

Shadow IT: Rogue Apps or Bring-Your-Own-Software?

By Lynda Stadtmueller, Program Director, Cloud Computing Among the business process disruptions wrought by the cloud is the ability for non-technical employees to make technology decisions. Thanks to self-service SaaS portals, Line of Business employees can bypass IT gatekeepers and decision-processes. Thanks to free or low-cost monthly subscripti...

The Connected Car: Driving New Opportunities for ICT Suppliers

The nexus of cloud computing, high speed mobile networks, big data and ‘The Internet of Things’ is creating huge opportunities to transform entire industries. From the healthcare industry to the automotive industry, we are on the brink of a surge in innovation, driven by ICT advances. Organizations no longer view ICT as a way of increasing product...

Microsoft: Will the Empire Strike Back?

Microsoft: Will the Empire Strike Back? To some, the omens look bleak for Microsoft. PC shipments are in decline, and an increasing proportion of IT activity bypasses Microsoft technology entirely. Google and Apple continue to make massive inroads into, what was once, Microsoft territory, forcing Microsoft to react. Will the trend towards consume...

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