How ‘cloudification’ of telecom networks can help CSPs grow

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Large carrier service providers (CSPs) have thrived for many years selling connectivity, voice and data, but that model has become too limited to keep them growing and profitable. Over the next decade, the CSPs that successfully transform will become digital service providers (DSPs), offering consumers and businesses a broad mix of services that generate new […]

The FCC seeks to aggressively stem fraudulent robocalls with STIR and SHAKEN

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If your recent experience is anything like mine, your phone has been pummeled by robocalls. For whatever reason, throughout the past year, I’ve been inundated with calls from across the U.S. regarding health insurance, car insurance, investment scams, mortgage refinance … you name it. On a mobile phone it’s easy to block these callers, but […]

2019 IT trend: Enterprises will pursue more bet-the-company digital initiatives

“Bimodal” IT has been one of the biggest obstacles holding businesses back in the last decade. Having two IT strategies — one traditional, one digital — not only creates competition for valuable resources (chiefly talent and investment capital) but also runs the company at two paces. One is slow and out of sync; the other is […]

Larger trends impacting business growth (for good and bad)

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In my most recent two posts, I discussed results of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2018 Future of Jobs report. Well, guess what? I am not done! That’s because the WEF report is massive, and I can’t do it justice in one or two posts. While I’ve already covered 1) how the report predicts artificial […]

Solve IoT data management issues with a ROBO design approach

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Data coming in from Internet of Things (IoT) devices is exciting, massive―and potentially crippling. To manage the data effectively and reduce system stress we need to proactively build support mechanisms to make it sustainable. Modern Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) systems can help. ROBO is not new. Splitting workloads and tasks across local and centralized […]

How to stay relevant in the future economy

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The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2018 Future of Jobs report is an exhaustive piece of research on how technology will impact the global economy and workforce over the next few years. As I wrote recently, the WEF report predicts the net effect of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robots, algorithms, and automation on employment will […]

6 digital transformation trends for 2019

Business transformation will pick up speed in 2019 as enterprises make critical decisions about their digital strategy. Our six digital trends will guide those decisions. 1. Enterprises go after digital business moonshots In 2019, more enterprises will make bet-the-company commitments to digital business. It’s a new kind of corporate race as companies adopt these moonshot […]

AI, robots will help create far more jobs than they cost, World Economic Forum argues

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Machines will do more than half of all labor in the workforce by 2025, according to a massive study by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Automation and intelligent machines already have made strong inroads into the workplace; machines put in nearly one-third (29%) of total hours worked in 2018, versus the 71% logged by humans. […]

Healthcare survey finds abundance of medical device security overconfidence

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When facing a determined adversary, it’s one thing to be confident, it’s quite another to be overconfident. But that’s what a new survey of healthcare IT professionals and biomedical engineers found: an overabundance of confidence when it comes to connected medical device security. According to the 2018 Zingbox Second Annual Connected Medical Device Survey, respondents believe […]

Rapidly changing telecom dynamics

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Telcos are in the midst of the most exciting phase of an era wherein the customer reigns supreme and technology, in turn, is being utilized to deliver the finest customer experience possible. OTT media players are capturing the market at an exponential rate. In response, telcos need to reinvent themselves to stay relevant in the […]