Debate and activity are on the rise in the UK, as companies of all kinds see the potential for Big Data to identify and exploit business opportunities based on the customer information they have or can gather digitally.
But knowledge of analytics is a major hurdle. Over 20% of respondents in IT roles, 33% in other roles, said their understanding of Big Data analytics was poor.
The forward-looking effects of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) on the traditional wireline and wireless broadband service provider sector will truly be unprecedented. Vendors of deeply-rooted proprietary technologies are most at risk.
Moreover, plans for open-source hardware and software adoption will potentially reshape the whole value-chain.
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Across the globe, forward-looking telecom service providers and their savvy enterprise customers are joining the progressive movement to deploy Open Hybrid Cloud solutions.
The growing trend has created a demand for highly-skilled IT talent that can enable companies to achieve their business technology goals and objectives.
Big data is a big deal for businesses — and particularly marketers — worldwide. The sentiment in the UK is no different. A survey of marketing professionals in Europe, 90% of whom came from the UK, found that 82% of companies either already used big data or planned to do so within the next three years.
While big data has a huge amount of potential, until it can be better structured, stored and harvested, its use for marketers will remain limited.
“This is the year that SDN and NFV move from the lab to field trials. Many carriers are in the process of moving from SDN/NFV proof-of-concept projects to working with vendors in the development and ‘productization’ of software that will become the basis for commercial deployments,” said Michael Howard, principal analyst at Infonetics Research.
Only 29% are currently implementing SDNs, but 52% plan to evaluate SDNs by the end of 2014. Nearly every carrier plans to deploy SDN (97%) or NFV (93%) in some aspect of their network.
Prepackaged mobile applications reached a plateau during 2013, but with more exciting advancements expected in 2014, North American companies are once again deploying a wide array of mobile worker software.
According to Frost & Sullivan, 48 percent of business decision makers report that their companies already deploy one to ten apps for employees on mobile devices.
Broken down by type, Big Data-related services revenue made up 40% of the total market, followed by hardware at 38% and software at 22%. Such a breakdown is due in part to the open source nature of much Big Data software.
Both IT-vendors and pure-play Big Data vendors took steps to better articulate their product and service roadmaps.
The confluence of hybrid cloud services — based upon open source technologies like OpenStack — and low-cost high-value Chrome OS notebook PCs is going to become a powerful combination that will gain momentum in 2014 and beyond. Here’s an example of that key trend in motion.
An estimated 2.1 million Chromebooks shipped in 2013 with nearly 89 percent of total shipments reaching North America.
An ecosystem of companies, researchers and public agencies is emerging to help drive adoption of Industrial Internet applications, a foundational element for accelerating the Internet of Things.
The IIC is a not-for-profit group with an open membership that will take the lead in establishing interoperability across various industrial environments.
via IBM News