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2016 Predictions: Mobile, Internet of APIs Economy, AI, IoT and Hybrid Cloud With another year coming to a close, it's time to dust off the crystal ball for our annual predictions. However, before we forecast any new insights, I want to look back at our 2015 predictions, which could be best summarized as a maturing of technology innovations introduced in prior years. Now that the fundamentals are in place, there's potential for significant shifts in both software and vendor shakeups in 2016. The emerging battleground of innovation continues to heat up between companies that make technology versus those that use it. Success will be determined by a company's ability to leverage and monetize its data and API assets, drive contextual interactions with customers, along with its organizational agility to react to competitive forces. Here is Part One of our 2016 predictions... (more)

A Must-Attend Event: @ThingsExpo | #IoT #M2M #API #BigData #RTC

Are We Nearly There Yet? Moving from Connected Things to Connected Marketplaces This week, the team assembled in NYC for @Cloud Expo 2015 and @ThingsExpo 2015. For the past four years, this has been a must-attend event for MetraTech. We were happy to once again join industry visionaries, colleagues, customers and even competitors to share and explore the ways in which the Internet of Things (IoT) will impact our industry. Over the course of the show, we discussed the types of challenges we will collectively need to solve to capitalize on the opportunity IoT presents. EsmeraldaS... (more)

Industrial Internet and Beyond | @ThingsExpo #IoT #API #InternetOfThings

Esmeralda Swartz @ThingsExpo Slides: ▸ Here In the last blog we started the conversation on our findings from @Cloud Expo 2015 and @ThingsExpo 2015 as the industry came together to explore the impact of Cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) on business models as we know them. While often the focus of IoT are consumer services and the sometimes over-simplification of what constitutes an IoT company or service, one area there is no disputing is the significant advancement in the Industrial Internet (a term made popular by GE). Ongoing improvements in sensor technologies - including ... (more)

Mobile, Internet of APIs Economy, AI, IoT and Hybrid Cloud By @EsmeSwartz | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Today we continue with our 2016 predictions. If you missed our first installment, you can find it here. 6. Hybrid cloud drives cloud adoption in enterprises. According to IDC, 80 percent of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud architectures by 2017. This has significant implications for the way enterprises need to organize themselves. All enterprises, not just those on the cutting edge, need to adapt their business models to leverage services that are made possible by the cloud. Beyond the requisite cost reduction, new opportunities emerge with cloud that are im... (more)

SDN: Evolution to Special Purpose Clouds Challenges Traditional OSS/BSS

In just a few short recent years the idea of software-defined networks (SDN) has moved from a theoretical academic concept to a real-life practical proposition for making the world's telecommunications networks more efficient, cost-effective, easier to manage and resilient. The SDN concept really started to take shape around 2008 [1], Google and Facebook have already implemented important features of SDN in their own networks. Now most major carriers are planning to move in the SDN direction, for example Deutsche Telekom [2, 3] and more recently AT&T [3] to reduce high operationa... (more)