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21 Mar 2014  |  North America
In this SPIE, a method of predicting the future known as scenario development will be applied: one which seeks to put boundaries on the future. It will not pretend to deliver a precise view of the future, but will instead provide several views of the future: essentially a worst case, neutral case, and a best case scenario. It will then extract th...
28 Mar 2014  |  North America
In this SPIE, we examine the design elements included in the desktop virtualization products offered by Virtual Bridges, and how those elements address questions about VDI adoption.
04 Apr 2014  |  North America
In this SPIE, we revisit SLAs, examining new cloud user data illustrating what customers are seeking in cloud SLAs; the qualities that make an industry-leading SLA; and how some leading providers have updated their SLA terms over the last year to reflect their commitment to both their service, and to their customers. We review the SLA terms of some...
11 Apr 2014  |  North America
While organizations are conceptually ready to reap the benefits of Big Data, moving from their current state of data-not-quite-readiness to a Big Data-driven future requires tackling three challenges: one structural, one temporal, and one about reliable data. This Stratecast report briefly analyzes these challenges and the viability of a solution d...
18 Apr 2014  |  North America
This SPIE explores the basic value proposition for Big Data and analytics and discusses the several issues that will have to be addressed to convert that value from conceptual potential to quantifiable business success.
02 May 2014  |  North America
Enterprise-Level Smart Device Operations and Monetization Control: Overcoming the Challenge of Multi-Carrier SKUs through Remote Subscriber Management
This report brings to light the multi-carrier, multi-platform dilemma that global enterprises face when they sell turn-key connected devices to a global customer audience. In this report, we explicitly focus on the nagging problem of provisioning, tracking, monetizing and reporting on smart-enabled devices when they, for example, are manufactured i...
09 May 2014  |  North America
In this SPIE, we explore the complex economics associated with cloud pricing. We look at enterprise perceptions regarding pricing, and assess the pricing strategies espoused by AWS, Google, and Microsoft for their public cloud services. Finally, we gaze into our crystal ball and envision the future of a price-driven cloud market.
16 May 2014  |  North America
Operations & Monetization Platforms in the Cloud: Why the Time May be Right for Back Office as a Service (BaaS)
This SPIE will examine the new partnership between Salesforce.com and Comptel for the competitive edge it provides them both, the benefits it could confer on the CSP, and the impact it may have on the industry as O&M solutions inch further toward the cloud.
23 May 2014  |  North America
In this SPIE, Stratecast provides its view on what a cloud security framework could be, its appealing attributes, and the barriers to be overcome to bring this framework to market.
06 Jun 2014  |  North America
Asynchronous communications methods are, by and large, over-the-top (OTT) and are accessed through broadband connections. OTT service providers such as Google and Facebook have built substantial empires providing such services; but now consumers are looking for more complete OTT packages. It may be time to consider combining the new asynchronous ap...