IoT evolves rapidly

Internet of Things (IoT) offers long-term sustained growth for many IT vendors, especially vendors that can successfully position their offerings as critical components for a wide range of IoT solutions. This opportunity, however, is accompanied by challenges in product or service design, market targeting, partnering, and reaching decision makers within customer organizations. IoT’s diversity of […]

Industry, digital transformation and artificial intelligence : Services’ tea leaves for 2018

Going into the second half of 2018, TBR’s Professional Services Practice (PSP) anticipates providing additional research around a few issues that have been top of mind for TBR’s clients and the PSP analysts, including what fosters the new interest in industry-driven organization, which IT services vendors are both becoming more digital and delivering digital transformation […]

Intelligent use of artificial intelligence: A tech provider’s guide to automation success

The enterprise automation market opportunity is nearing a tipping point where proof-of-concept tests using adaptive, emerging technologies are hardening and scaling. The gap increasingly widens between leaders and laggards, with leaders now moving from obvious cost take out initiatives into creative destruction pilots for new revenue sources in adjacent markets. Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), for example, […]

Cognizant, DXC, HCLT prepared to implement SCM systems for healthcare providers

In the current healthcare provider landscape, maintaining operational efficiency has proved to be costly and challenging. A patient’s information about products prescribed, drugs administered and services provided will flow through the hands of multiple stakeholders. Pharmaceutical manufacturers, insurance companies, hospitals, healthcare staff and the patient must somehow communicate information with each other to maintain accurate […]

Canonical seeks to solve the IoT software puzzle

Despite Internet of Things (IoT) having become a common term in business transformation vernacular over the last three years, its development is still akin to a self-guided home improvement project — you can find all the pieces at the store, but there are numerous brands per item and no guarantee the pieces will fit together; […]

Bending diversity into mission: Accenture cybersecurity’s evolution into ‘the new’

With views of the Washington Monument, the Pentagon and Washington National Cathedral, Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) recently opened Cyber Fusion Center (CFC) in Rosslyn, Va., reflects its neighbors’ sense of mission and culture. With distinct but collaborative teams, the CFC provides Accenture three opportunities. First, the center allows Accenture to work collaboratively with clients on business […]

Portfolio and network enhancements showcase Telefonica’s evolution to digital service provider

Telefonica’s (NYSE: TEF) progress in evolving from a traditional communication service provider to a digital service provider was highlighted at the company’s 2018 Industry Analyst & Customer Day. Telefonica’s digital transformation initiatives will yield internal cost savings and increased operational efficiency for the company while enhancing connectivity, scalability and customer experience for consumers and businesses. […]

LiveWorx 2018: Better together with others

In just over three years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly evolved on a path to maturity. But it still has miles to go. When TBR started closely watching IoT, it was a nebulous set of technologies that promised to radically change a customer’s business. IoT was surrounded by tremendous hype, and just about […]

Sprint Business is on an upward trajectory, but the T-Mobile merger is essential for long-term viability

The 2018 Sprint Business Analyst & Consultant Summit showcased the early success and growth potential of Sprint Business’ revamped go-to-market strategies. During the summit, a recurring theme was that Sprint Business is focused on turning its weaknesses into strengths, highlighting that the company’s awareness of its limitations versus larger enterprise operators, such as AT&T (NYSE: […]