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.
David Tattam, Chief Research and Content Officer and Co-Founder, Protecht, discusses the company’s mission ‘to redefine the way the world thinks about risk’, with some engaging and informative insights as to how organisations can develop and grow an effective, dynamic risk management framework, with the people-related aspect – culture and conduct – at its core.
John Wilson, Senior Fellow, Threat Research at Fortra, discusses the company’s recent 2023 report on Business Email Compromise (BEC) Trends, warning of the dangers of email impersonation, payment interception, phishing and hybrid vishing, before going on to explain how businesses can optimise their email security through considered use of technology, training and processes.
Gisli Kr., Chief Sales Officer at AtNorth. discusses the carbon footprint AI explosion, suggesting that finding the right sustainable data centre to host these AI applications can help contribute to the circular economy. He also provides updates on the company’s third Icelandic data centre, some new hires, and record revenue levels – which in part can be contributed to atNorth’s strong sustainability credentials.
Dr. J Metz, Chair, SNIA Board of Directors and Cameron T. Brett, STA Forum Board of Directors, discuss the formation of the SNIA SCSI Trade Association (STA) Forum and share their thoughts as to what this positive development means for the storage industry (vendors and end users alike) into the future, as well as highlighting the challenges and opportunities facing the sector in the rapidly evolving technology space.