How Teachers and Student Classrooms are Going Virtual
Over the last few weeks, Cisco and IBM have launched a joint initiative to create free virtual classrooms for students affected by nationwide school closures. The aim is not only to connect teachers and students through interactive online classes, but to also help them use the technology more effectively.
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Networking Vendor Revenues Set a New Record
“New data from Synergy Research Group shows that vendor revenues from Ethernet switch and router markets passed the $12 billion mark in the final quarter of 2018, achieving a new all-time high. For the full year vendor revenues were in excess of $44 billion, up 4% from 2017.”
Digital Transformation is Fueled by Disruptive Innovations
What’s disruptive innovation, and why does it matter to leaders in the C-suite? It’s how the savvy non-conformist will target market opportunities. How does this happen, when established companies seem to have the advantage? Creative software developers can quickly apply new technologies and digital business models to capture untapped demand.
Source: Business Technology Roundtable
Cisco VNI Predicts Near-Tripling of IP Traffic by 2020
Globally, M2M connections are calculated to grow nearly three-fold from 4.9 billion in 2015 to 12.2 billion by 2020, representing nearly half of total connected devices. The connected health consumer segment will have the fastest growth (five-fold) of M2M connections from 2015 (144 million) to 2020 (729 million).
Telecom Networking Market Disruption is Now Inevitable
For the past several years, the telecom industry has been moving toward a major network and operational transformation epitomized by software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) with the top goals of automation and service agility.
Source: Digital Lifescapes
Mobile Video Users will Drive Global Internet Traffic Growth
Mobile video will have the highest growth rate of any mobile application. Consumer and business users’ demand for higher video resolution, more bandwidth, and processing speed will increase the use of 4G connected devices.
Survey Finds Many Executives Expect Big Digital Disruptions
The results of a worldwide survey show that digital disruption will displace approximately 40 percent of incumbent companies within the next five years, in each of the 12 industries studied. Technology Products and Services sector has the highest potential for disruption.
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The Unruly Transition to Software Defined Networking
The overall enterprise networking market will grow at a 5.9 percent CAGR through 2018, reaching $99 billion in revenue — due to double-digit CAGRs in the wireless networks and security segments, according to the latest global market study by Technology Business Research (TBR).
Mobile Cloud Applications will Realize Epic Growth by 2019
The ongoing adoption of more powerful mobile devices and machine-to-machine (M2M) connections are key contributors to significant mobile data traffic growth, according to the latest annual update of the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast.
Ongoing Disruption for Legacy Enterprise Networking Vendors
With customer adoption of cloud and SDN driving hardware commoditization, and a shift in IT purchasing models to Solutions and Business Outcomes, enterprise network vendors are adjusting their business models to maintain relevancy, increase agility and survive the disruption. According to TBR, these efforts include realigning employees, and investing in resources to capture growth opportunities in areas such as cloud computing, software and professional services.
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