Internet of Things gathers momentum

Written on Wednesday, 20 January 2016 08:11
Everywhere you turn someone is touting the "Internet of Things" as the next big deal. A globe-spanning network for the Internet of Things (IoT) has been built over the past 20 years that provides the coverage, security and reliability needed to connect us and bring intelligence to the things that surround us. Cellular networks already cover 90 percent of the world’s population, but even with the networks in place, a number of roadblocks to supporting mass-market adoption of IoT have…

Hewlett Packard: Tips for moving to all-flash storage

Written on Wednesday, 20 January 2016 08:07
Paul Shaw, general manager, storage with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, South Pacific offers five tips for organizations contemplating the move to all-flash storage. Finding smarter and more efficient ways of managing data overload is now dominating investment decisions in technology departments across the region. With the digital universe experiencing unprecedented digital growth of roughly 40 percent a year[i], the demand for data storage has never been greater. Coupled with ever-increasing expectations around "instant responsiveness" and "always-on availability", many businesses are looking…

Accenture’s digital transformation

Written on Tuesday, 05 January 2016 05:53
As competition has become fierce in this new digital world, Accenture is operating fiercely from the middle. In an interview with Active Telecoms, Gerardo Canta, Managing Director, Accenture - Leading Communications, Media and Technology Business talked about the importance of digital economy, focusing on the telco's role and digital transformation, showing its effect on society and the consumer. The following are some of his responses. What is the new role of the telco in this new, highly connected digital world?…

Consumer convenience: Phones, video and social media

Written on Tuesday, 05 January 2016 05:10
Consumers have become more difficult to engage with as they spurn automatic brand loyalty and look online to support their purchase decisions. It's time organizations used technology to reconnect with them, says a recent study commissioned by BT and Avaya. Consumers in the US are more active on social media than the global average, and 83% of them would buy more from organizations that are easier to deal with, according to a latest study commissioned by BT and Avaya. The…
As communication technology continues to rapidly adapt and progress, the ITU Radiocommunication Assembly (RA-15) provided an insight into the future of radiocommunication technologies to enhance connectivity and accessibility worldwide; with an introduction to IMT-2020 (5G), Internet of Things, small satellites, and accessibility.
With the Internet of Things promising to provide unprecedented connectivity, logistics is recognized as a key vertical being transformed by it. The Middle East, by 2018, is projected to be the fastest-growing international freight market; therefore, SAP and Aramex have partnered up to support the Middle East’s growth as a logistics hub.
Nick Wilson, managing director, HP South Pacific and general manager, Enterprise Services, HP South Pacific, argues that the key to survival of for communications service providers lies in groundbreaking data analytics. Every moment with a connected customer is a make or break experience. Communications services providers (CSPs) are only too aware that underperformance in delivering a quality customer experience will lead to customer churn. Disruption from new over-the-top (OTT) content providers with new business models threatens traditional revenue streams for…

The relationship between media and telecoms

Written on Wednesday, 07 October 2015 13:19
The telecom and media space is going through significant changes as the way we consume media evolves. New players and new business models are emerging in which telcos have a big role to play, rising to bigger growth opportunities. Nowadays, media consumption, in particular audiovisual content, is changing dramatically with a strong increase in the number of digital devices such as smartphones and tablets which are used frequently to watch videos. Since 2010 reaching 2014, the average time spent on…
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