Validation: Forrester’s View on CSP Big Data Gold Mine

Corner Office Wisdom

Last week, I posted Big Data: Mountain of Differentiation stating my observations on the potential differentiation and disruption available to Communication Service Providers (CSP’s) through Big Data.

Needless to say, I was pleased to read this week’s post entitled Big Data for Telco Begins to Unleash Systems of Engagement by Brian Hopkins of Forrester Research, a well-known, prestigious market research firm that focuses on IT and Telco trends.

In his post, he states “In our recently completed Q3 2013 Global State Of Enterprise Architecture Online Survey, big data for real-time analytics moved from the No. 3 most revolutionary technology to the No. 2 position, according to the 116 enterprise architects who participated. This reflects the importance firms now place on turning vast amounts of data into immediate insight. And this trend is extremely important to telecommunication industry communication service providers (CSPs), who are sitting on a gold mine of data…

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Just how connected do you want to be?

Gigaom

If all the connectivity efforts of today did in fact become successful, a decade from now, we are looking at connected traffic lights, sensor-laden parking lots and roads, connected everything at home, locks that can be locked and unlocked digitally, pills with digestible silicon, smart tattoos and washable sensors in fabrics. Many of these are commercial or nearly commercial today and will likely attain reasonable to massive scale over the next decade. Of course, there are several impediments to truly seamless connected everything. But, given the level of interest and efforts, we will get closer and closer to this utopian connected world for sure.

A lot of good things will come out of it – automation at home making things easier for us, personalization that will allow our devices to be so much more proactive and useful, global energy savings, better healthcare, etc. But, as…

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TechCrunch TL;DR: Here’s Everything Apple Announced Today

TechCrunch

Apple’s Cupertino keynote is finally over, but the ensuing sea of stories that emerged from the event can still be a little tricky to navigate. We’ve written plenty of full-length stories discussing what exactly Apple has just revealed today (with more to come, I’m sure), but for your reading pleasure here’s a quick primer for everything Apple announced or unveiled over the past few hours — think of it as a TechCrunch TL;DR for the day’s Apple happenings.

The Hardware

iphone5s

Apple finally revealed its two new iPhones, the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c. As the naming scheme implies, the 5s is the high-end successor to the iPhone 5 and it features (among other things) a snappy new 64-bit A7 processor, an M7 co-processor for tracking motion (you know, for fitness apps), and a Touch ID fingerprint sensor built into the home button. If it weren’t apparent at first…

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