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12 Jan 2017  |  North America
Leading CSPs globally are pursuing varied network transformation strategies, which are at different stages of development. In this insight, we will profile some of the leading global CSPs, provide an overview of each provider’s network transformation strategy, and discuss each company’s unique competitive position in the market.
13 Jan 2017  |  North America
Thriving in an Untamed Digital World: Flexible Monetization Strategies Drive Business in New Directions
This report provides a perspective on how advances with monetization and partner management solutions are enabling organizations in any industry to work individually or in partnership with others, as global digital transformation continues. The report also highlights how one monetization and partner management platform supplier—Ericsson’s Indus...
20 Jan 2017  |  North America
The Rise of the Cloud Service Broker Model: Helping IT Organizations Transform to Support Digital Business
What IT leaders have learned is that supporting the needs of a digital business requires more than placing workloads in the cloud; it requires a new way of operating. In recent years, the “IT as a Service” concept has gained favor among forward-thinking businesses, with the IT organization acting as a service broker to the business. In this rol...
27 Jan 2017  |  North America
In this insight, we provide an overview of AWS Shield, and present our perspective on its near-term competitive impact on the DDoS protection market. In addition, we assess the influence of AWS Shield on the future of this market. But first, a summary on the nature of DDoS attacks is valuable in providing perspective on the type of DDoS protection ...
02 Feb 2017  |  North America
Mobility has some less obvious impacts that are rapidly transforming not just the telecommunications market, but society as well. Stratecast research provides insights into the subtle influences of mobility on the average consumer, and demonstrates ways that service providers can grow revenues by addressing some of the needs that these impacts crea...
03 Feb 2017  |  North America
This report discusses how Supply Chain Management (SCM) optimizes not only the supply chain but also two closely related areas: inventory and omnichannel. Omnichannel integration ensures consistency of campaigns, messaging, offers, and, perhaps most importantly, having the right inventory in the right location at the right time.
10 Feb 2017  |  North America
Deep Learning: Analytics Meets Microservices: It is Time for Big Data to Take Its Rightful Place in CSP Operations
As Communications Service Providers (CSPs) open their networks to ecosystem partners for digital services delivery, they are also opening their operations to application partners. These partners can help address the growing complexity of assuring services, through innovations in analytics. Ciena, for example, an early adopter of the microservices a...
14 Feb 2017  |  North America
Cataloging the Future for Hybrid Services: How Information & Data Models Pave the Road to Agility and Success
The questions facing the industry’s operations and monetization teams are many: How do we update or replace existing information and data models? What system will act as the master controller of these models? How will the product, service and network asset descriptors used to create and deliver new services be managed and coordinated? A central c...
17 Feb 2017  |  North America
In this report, we look at 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.
03 Mar 2017  |  North America
The urgency of the bot problem is mounting—particularly when viewed through the lens of credential stuffing and account takeover. Billions of unique credentials have been stolen in recent years, evidenced by the massive breach of 1.5 billion accounts at Yahoo alone. Overall, this exploit trend demonstrates that the pattern of escalation has follo...