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More Communication Service Providers Offer Cloud Apps

According to a new study, CSPs now view cloud-based software-as-a service (SaaS) enterprise applications as a substantial revenue opportunity. Over 45% of CSPs are offering public cloud applications and services for enterprises ranging from basic email and storage to fully-fledged unified communications, CRM and ERP solutions.

via Allot

Top Benefits and Challenges of Open Source Cloud Platforms

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Findings from the “2014 State of the Open Source Cloud” study highlights the rapid adoption — 72% growth between 2012 and 2014. The survey also highlights the increasing dominance of the OpenStack platform in the open source cloud market — 69% of respondents who use an open source cloud use the OpenStack platform.

via MarketWired

Why more IT Professionals now Prefer Open Source Software

Business continuity and control eclipse cost savings are the top reasons why U.S. IT professionals prefer open source to proprietary software. According to a study, more than 70 percent of IT professionals in the U.S agree that commercial open source software provides more control and ensures better business continuity than proprietary software.

via Zimbra

Business Case for Open Hybrid Cloud Management Platforms

Businesses struggle to bind cloud services together, says Forrester

Cloud computing has reached a tipping point for enterprises with some 83% of the enterprises we surveyed struggling to bring together all their cloud services — from IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS and from public and private clouds to traditional IT, according to the study entitled “Simplify and innovate the way you consume cloud.”

via Computer Weekly

New Study of Digital Marketing Technology Benefit Assessment

Every digital marketer knows there’s a wealth of data out there to make their efforts — potentially — more effective. Likewise, every digital marketer knows there are approximately a million and one software tools that promise to take that data and turn it into proven ROI. But what kinds of technology actually help the marketing practitioner?

via eMarketer

Outlook for Over-the-Top Mobile Communication Apps

There’s been a growing concern about the impact of Over-the-Top mobile communication software applications — such as WhatsApp, LINE, WeChat and Skype — on the Mobile Network Operator business model. The negative threat is somewhat obvious, but there is also the potential for market collaboration and business partnerships.

via Digital Lifescapes

SDN & NFV Orchestration will Reach $1.7 Billion in 2020

Expected to account for merely $170 Million in 2015, spending on SDN and NFV orchestration platforms is expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 60% between 2015 and 2020. By the end of 2020, orchestration platforms will account for $1.7 Billion in revenue, representing more than 8% of all service provider SDN and NFV spending.

via Signals and Systems Telecom

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