Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan Reveals 21 Tech Predictions for 2016

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Jan 05, 2016, 09:10 ET from Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Another year full of opportunity and business change is upon us. The focus on change is driven by factors that are not directly about the human element. For example, those centered on technology evolution at both the network access and device levels; an ever expanding deluge of data usage volumes; adoption of mobile services by enterprises in all industries, to improve their customers experience; cloud services as a faster, easier, cheaper way to meet business needs, and the continued reaction to security threats at a network, business and personal level.

The complex interactions between what customers want, what technology can presently support, what businesses are willing to deliver, and what regulation will allow, all combine to make the prediction process more of an art than a science.

The new analysis, Stratecast Predictions 2016: The Year Ahead ( offers insight into 21 forecasted trends for the global communications marketplace in 2016 categorized into six core areas:

  • Big Data & Analytics
  • Business Communication Services
  • Cloud Computing
  • Connected Home & Consumer Communication Services
  • Operations, Orchestration, Data Analytics & Monetization (ODAM)
  • Secure Networking

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In celebration of the New Year, Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan is pleased to unveil two of the 21 technology trend predictions below:

1.    The Connected Home Finally Gets a Single Point of Interface

"The connected home is an increasingly complex environment that has been difficult for consumers to control and manage with ease and confidence," said Mike Jude, Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan Director Connected Home and Big Data Analytics. "In 2016, a new kind of universal remote will emerge for consumers to easily manage all of their in-home connected devices. This new universal remote will become the essential single pane of glass interface in consumers' connected homes."

2.    Cloud-based Monetization Solution Strategies Becomes a Reality

"CSPs have been hesitant until now to deploy their lifeblood—the monetization solutions that provide them revenue—using a cloud-based business model," said Karl Whitelock, Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan Global Director - Operations, Orchestration, Data Analytics and Monetization. "Cloud solution options from the major monetization suppliers can now deliver rapid time to market for new service offerings, provide cost savings over a traditional license model, and facilitate an environment of experimentation with new service offerings. In 2016, expect to see more deployments of cloud-based monetization solutions."  

Stratecast Predictions 2016: The Year Ahead is part of a tailored Stratecast ( client engagement service. Subscribers of Stratecast receive a steady stream of forward-looking and detailed insights on market opportunities and industry trends based on a structured combination of demand- and supply-side research.

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