The tech and mobile industries
will soon gather at Mobile World Congress to discuss the very latest
innovations in what is a dynamic and fast-changing sector. With this comes new
opportunities and challenges. Here are five areas I expect to be big, from Jim Bailey, Senior Managing Director,
Accenture Mobility, part of Accenture Digital.
Operators commonly expect that moving to SDN
and NFV will enable cost reductions, through efficiency gains in network
management and device consolidation. As they get closer to deployment, however,
commercial reality is telling a different story, says Antoine Lecomte, Product
Marketing Manager, OneAccess Networks, depending on the market segment being
While huge progress has been made
this year toward the development of virtualized services, a variety of
challenges remain before widespread service roll-out can commence. 2017 will be the year that the industry takes
positive steps to overcome these barriers, says Pravin Mirchandani, CMO at OneAccess Networks, who shares his five
key predictions for the year ahead.
Neil Cornish, Ecosystem Development Manager at Tech Data UK, discusses the collaboration between the UK Fashion & Textile Association, IBM, the Future Fashion Factory and Tech Data UK, to develop a new technology platform designed to help drive both sustainability and profitability within the fashion supply chain.
Thor Johnsen, Head of Triple Point's Digital 9 Infrastructure plc., discusses the organisation’s recent data centre acquisitions in London and Finland, as it seeks to develop a multi-site, multi-location strategy with sustainability as a central focus.
Rob Elder, Vice President Data Centers, Bulk Infrastructure AS, discusses the current energy price spike and the impact it is already having on the global data centre industry - with a particular focus on how location is becoming an increasingly important factor for end users.
Robert Belgrave, CEO of Pax8 EMEA, shares his plans for the company, following a recent $185 million investment round - with ongoing geographical and technology solutions expansion very much on the agenda. Robert also provides some fascinating insights into the post-pandemic Channel and end user business worlds.
The research uncovered 64% of employees believe their experience with technology impacts their morale, but only 20% of the C-Suite put budget toward improving the digital employee experience, and only 21% of IT leaders prioritize end user experience when selecting a tool.
Ingenuity Studios has selected VAST to help deliver next-level realism to a host of long- and short-form works, including feature films, television series, music videos, commercials, and more. Ingenuity Studios tapped VAST Data’s Universal Storage architecture to leapfrog the status quo by deploying a simple data storage platform that allows artists and animators to easily collaborate on projects with ultra-fast performance and low-latency, without the classic flash storage tax.