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29 Oct 2014  |  Africa
An Overview of the South African National Development Plan 2030 and the Industrial Policy Action Plan
Implications of Domestic and Foreign Investors
All economic and development strategies, even if pre-existing the National Development Plan (NDP), now fall under the NDP umbrella. Aligned with the NDP objectives to achieve sustainable growth and to combat unemployment, the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) envisions how to reverse industrial decline in general, but specifically in 19 sectors ...
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10 Jan 2014  |  North America
Monetizing the Enterprise Data Experience: Cloud Services Models are about Negotiable Contracts and Configurable Pricing Plans
This week's SPIE explains why the sale, delivery, and monetization of enterprise data services are driven by complex B2B models tied to individualized and negotiated service contracts. It points out why traditional subscriber billing systemsbusiness-to-consumer (B2C) support for millions of customers with a relatively small number of service offer...
17 Jan 2014  |  North America
In this SPIE, Stratecast examines the concept of the bare metal cloud from the provider and the customer perspective. We compare benefits and challenges of bare metal cloud configurations with the more common virtualized cloud configurations. Finally, we look at the bare metal cloud offers from Internap and SoftLayer, an IBM company.
24 Jan 2014  |  North America
In this SPIE, Stratecast outlines advancements in alternative personal computing modelsnamely, USB portable workspace (USB-PW), client-hosted desktop virtualization (C-HDV), and server-hosted desktop virtualization (S-HDV)in the context of a ranking matrix. This matrix consists of four dimensions: end-user device flexibility, session performance,...
31 Jan 2014  |  North America
This SPIE explores the dynamics of a blended mobility environment, as well as the impact this will have on consumer buying decisions. It will be of interest to telecommunication carriers, automobile manufacturers and those companies who provide them with technology.
07 Feb 2014  |  North America
Safe Haven from the Retail Analytics Privacy Fire: Retailer-Branded, Shopper-Approved Smartphone Apps
This Stratecast SPIE report analyzes an analytics-driven shopper engagement approach that gets away from the notion of installing a secretive data collection dragnet in a retail location; and, instead, engages customers 24/7, with shopper approval upfrontincluding when they are at or near a retail location.
14 Feb 2014  |  North America
This report will show that there is no excuse for waiting on network infrastructure evolution before deploying O&M solutions that can support the new network and the business, when they are ready.
21 Feb 2014  |  North America
In this SPIE, Stratecast examines the concept of unbundled infrastructure components, and the flexibility it brings to the public cloud IaaS market. Finally, we look at CloudSigmas strategy in the market, and how the company is creating value in a highly commoditized market through service differentiation.
28 Feb 2014  |  North America
In this SPIE, Stratecast examines the new role of IT, and what it will take to transform to support the business in the future. We also review the change management services offered by three technology leaders: HP, IBM, and VMware.
07 Mar 2014  |  North America
Decision Intelligence Boosts Analytical Insight for New Network Designs and Business Monetization Strategies
This week's SPIE focuses on what many believe is the top of the data analysis pyramiddecision intelligence. The report explains what decision intelligence is about, why decision intelligence is important, and why it is essential for making critical business decisions for the future.