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thingQbator: Fostering innovation in a world of boundless opportunities

As I travel back to my alma mater, Indian Institute of Technology Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU), I have been thinking of how much the world has changed in the 26 years since I graduated. During my student days, the ultimate dream was to either go to the US for further studies, pursue an MBA with a leading…

January 17, 2019

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Predictions for 2019 : The year of the boar (Inoshishi “亥”) on the road to ”2020” (3)

3. Cybersecurity front and center With Digitization trends accelerating, Cybersecurity becomes THE top priority for customers in 2019. As they move more services and applications to the cloud and connect more devices to the network, as well as supporting an even greater mobile workforce and customer…

January 17, 2019

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Predictions for 2019 : The year of the boar (Inoshishi “亥”) on the road to ”2020” (5)

5. Augmented Reality (AR) and Location-Based Services (LBS) Technologies to Transform Experience Augmented Reality (AR) and Location-Based Services (LBS) technologies have been experiencing tremendous consumer uptake and are poised for explosive growth in industries such as healthcare,…

January 17, 2019

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Predictions for 2019 : The year of the boar (Inoshishi “亥”) on the road to ”2020” (6)

7. Embracing Talent from Everywhere Lastly, to realize the full potential of secure digital transformation, it is going to take a significant amount of new talent and investment. It’s going to require all of us to double down in building and hiring skills around cyber security, artificial intelligence,…

January 17, 2019

CLOUD

Predictions for 2019 : The year of the boar (Inoshishi “亥”) on the road to ”2020”

Japanese      English In the Japanese Zodiac, Boars represent courage and adventure and have a pioneering spirit. They are good natured, fun, resilient with a strong sense of empathy.  These traits will be essential to a successful 2019, a year in Japan where digital transitions…

January 17, 2019

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Predictions for 2019 : The year of the boar (Inoshishi “亥”) on the road to ”2020” (2)

1. Power a Multicloud World We live in a multicloud world. Using multiple clouds from different providers has become the new normal. But this new normal is not easy to operationalize and secure.  Organizations are challenged to deal with the increased complexity across data, policy, and security…

December 19, 2018

COLLABORATIONS

What’s the one big tech development that shaped 2018?

Mark Phibbs, VP of Marketing & Communications for APJC talks about collaboration technology and the Future of Work on MoneyFM 89.3.   <iframe src="https://omny.fm/shows/money-fm-893/what-s-the-one-big-tech-development-that-shaped-20/embed?style=cover"…

December 14, 2018

CLOUD

The WAN is dead. Long live the SD-WAN.

As early as 2011, analyst firms such as IDC were documenting the challenges with Wide Area Network (WAN) environments. In its top 10 predictions for 2011, IDC mentioned the WAN was reaching a breaking point due to the pressures of cloud and security requirements. More recently, Gartner said that “by…

December 13, 2018

DIGITIZATION

Towards a Multimodal Transportation Data Framework

Towards a Multimodal Transportation Data Framework Digitisation is occurring at a rapid pace across all modes of transportation. Whether this be future disruptive services such as Mobility-as-a-Service or improving road safety through Connected and Automated Vehicles; it has become apparent…