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As the telecom industry drives open source for interoperability more operators benefit from NFV and SDN, but incumbent suppliers face significant disruption

HAMPTON, N.H. (April 12, 2018) — According to TBR’s 1Q18 NFV/SDN Telecom Market Landscape, open-source groups will spur NFV and SDN adoption by establishing industry standards that foster interoperability among a broader range of solution providers. Operators are also facilitating NFV and SDN adoption by targeting new hires with relevant skill sets, retraining existing employees […]

As the telecom industry drives open source for interoperability more operators benefit from NFV and SDN, but incumbent suppliers face significant disruption

HAMPTON, N.H. (April 12, 2018) — According to TBR’s 1Q18 NFV/SDN Telecom Market Landscape, open-source groups will spur NFV and SDN adoption by establishing industry standards that foster interoperability among a broader range of solution providers. Operators are also facilitating NFV and SDN adoption by targeting new hires with relevant skill sets, retraining existing employees […]

Leading IT services vendors position ahead of the curve due to past and ongoing investments in next-generation solutions

Vendors that have diversified their portfolios and skills in digital and cloud are able to scale transformational activities with clients and offset growth pressures in traditional IT services areas, accelerating revenue growth year-to-year during the past several quarters. Expanded proximity to clients, collaborative innovation capabilities and applications expertise, for instance around solutions from SAP, Microsoft, […]

The greatest revenue growth opportunities derive from the front end of A&I implementations, where services can be more differntiated

Analytics and insights services segment overview Analytics and insights (A&I) services revenue expanded 13.7% on average in 3Q17 for the 20 vendors benchmarked by TBR, spurred by growing client interest in data-intensive digital transformation initiatives requiring services such as consulting, data integration and analytics application development. Consulting continues to lead segment revenue growth, but double-digit […]

Factors impacting wireless subscriber growth: Insights from TBR’s 4Q17 U.S. & Canada Mobile Operator Benchmark

Insights from TBR’s 4Q17 U.S. & Canada Mobile Operator Benchmark All Tier 1 U.S. carriers, with the exception of Sprint, reduced postpaid phone churn in 4Q17, which was largely attributed to customers’ increased satisfaction with their network coverage and accelerated data speeds enabled by LTE-Advanced technologies. Mobile video bundles are also helping to reduce churn […]

Aggregated lateral movement and more: EY’s latest SOC serves the GCC

Covering the evolution of digital transformation centers over the last few years, we’ve frequently noted that new ways of working have infected many traditionally structured and operated organizations, often through nontypical talent and specially designed workspaces (yes, we’re talking about “funky chairs”). The latest development may be the most surprising as it comes from EY, […]

Webscale ICT market to experience a 19.5% CAGR from 2017 to 2022

AWS (Amazon Web Services) is the leading IaaS provider by revenue, but Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud are growing revenue faster than the incumbent due to years of data center investment across geographies. Microsoft is closing the gap quickly and will challenge AWS in the short term, while Google, which was later to the market, […]

Super 7 webscale ICT capex spend will reach over $63B by 2022, driven by investments in network capacity and data center builds and expansions

HAMPTON, N.H. (March 2, 2018) — According to Technology Business Research, Inc.’s (TBR) 1Q18 Webscale ICT Market Landscape, Super 7 webscale ICT capex will grow at a 19.5% CAGR to over $63 billion in 2022 as these companies continue to invest in network capacity to support traffic growth, and data center builds and expansions to […]

2018 will beget a new way of thinking about how to use IoT, which will ultimately increase adoption across verticals

HAMPTON, N.H. (Feb. 12, 2018) — Technology Business Research, Inc.’s (TBR) Commercial IoT Market Forecast 2018-2023 finds that the hype around Internet of Things (IoT) will diminish in 2018 and be replaced with a more stepwise and outcome-based way of thinking. Customers now seek connected operations for their industry-specific operational functions and connected business tools […]

As IoT hype deflates, customers and vendors are abandoning expectations for big IoT transformation

HAMPTON, N.H. (Jan. 31, 2018) — Technology Business Research, Inc.’s (TBR) 1Q18 Commercial IoT Market Landscape finds that customers and vendors are overwhelmingly abandoning expectations for big Internet of Things (IoT) transformation projects to refocus on incremental adoption of smaller, tactical IoT tools. Customers are evolving to understand IoT as two interconnected techniques: connected operations […]