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Digital transformation taking resellers on road to disruption
The disruption being wrought by digital transformation is forcing technology companies – and resellers – to change the way they look at the world.
Digital transformation is here, are you ready?
No industry is immune from digital disruption and failure to look at changes in other industries and innovate may put your business at risk.
Millimetre wave technology set to take off in next five years
"MMW will find significant application in complementing the usage of the higher frequency spectrum in wireless communications."
WatchGuard wins Frost & Sullivan innovation accolade
WatchGuard’s APT Blocker wins Frost & Sullivan’s 2015 New Product Innovation Award, with F&S noting it is 'conducive to the unique needs of SMBs'.
New models and partnerships crucial for wearables
Healthcare will benefit from wearable technology says research firm Forst & Sullivan - but there are still obstacles ahead for wearables.
Enterprises turn to new UC technologies
The need to leverage UC&C to boost efficiency, productivity and competitiveness is encouraging businesses to adopt new communications technologies.
Security concerns for IoT and changes ahead for wearables
Security and privacy concerns for IoT and changes on the wearables front as functionality, design and non-intrusiveness come to the fore.
Security hampering Aussie cloud contact centre market
"Once these challenges are mitigated, the market will witness a strong uptake of cloud contact centre solutions.”
Wearables take on Australian enterprise
Wearables will be a $1 billion market in Australia by 2018 with enterprise adoption expected to take off from 2017.
Frost & Sullivan: Where will wireless communications go next?
"Developments in wireless communication test equipment will revolve around LTE, M2M communications, and solutions that can be easily deployed."
Cloud top of the agenda for IT decision makers
A new study shows more than half of organisation decision makers identified cloud computing as their top priority for the next 12 months.
Mega trends boost unified communications market
Frost and Sullivan has identified ‘mega trends’ that will support unified communications (UC) market growth in the APAC region.
New players pose threat to established unified comms vendors
While the Kiwi UC market continues to be a two-tiered market, with Microsoft, Cisco and Avaya accounting for more than 50% of market share, new players entering the market ‘will pose greater competitive threat to the established vendors over the next few years’.
Lifesize on winning streak with enterprise video applications
Lifesize has released two new icon video systems as well as updates to the Lifesize Cloud service, and has recently received a Frost and Sullivan award.
The next phase of UC solutions, according to Frost and Sullivan
Frost and Sullivan have said on-premise solutions are to give way to hosted and cloud-based UC solutions in Australia.
Wearables are the latest disruptive technology, Frost and Sullivan says
The latest report by Frost and Sullivan raises the question, will wearables be the next enterprise game changer?
Schneider Electric takes out three Frost and Sullivan Best Practice Awards
At the annual Frost and Sullivan Best Practice Awards ceremony Schneider Electric took away three awards.
Australia's cloud services market will skyrocket to $4.55 billion by 2018
Australia’s cloud services market will continue to grow at an increasingly rapid pace over the next five years, says Frost and Sullivan.
Kiwi mobile commerce to hit $10 billion by 2019
New Zealanders will buy nearly $10 billion in goods via mobile channels by 2019 – up from nearly $4 billion this year – according to a new Frost & Sullivan report.
Alcatel-Lucent wins for excellence in unified communications deployment strategies
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise's OpenTouch platform has been awarded Frost & Sullivan's 2014 Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Unified Communications Deployment Strategies.
Avaya claims award
A strong channel network has helped Avaya to top spot as Frost & Sullivan’s 2011 Asia Pacific Contact Center Applications Inbound Systems Vendor of the Year.
Selling value-added unified communications
Investing in your staff will enable resellers to truly differentiate themselves and best sell value-added unified communications, Sam Williams, global marketing director, Zeacom, says.
Optimising client service
Samuel Williams, vice president Global Business Development, Zeacom, points to how Unified Communications can successfully automate processes in contact centres.
Top UC trends
Here are some of the trends identified by the New Zealand Unified Communications Market Report 2011 from Frost & Sullivan: