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Digital Transformation Service Provider (DXSP) vendor selection framework

  • Digital transformation
  • DX
  • consulting
  • services
  • systems integration
  • application development
  • communications
  • operations
  • software
  • hardware
  • project management
  • Jim Morrish
  • Matt Hatton
This report is the first in a series from Transforma Insights which looks at the DXSP market. In this report we define the market, look at which vendors should be considered as DXSPs, and explore the three main dimensions which will define any organisation’s ability to deliver on a DX project: functional capabilities, technological expertise and vertical experience.
  • Accenture
  • AsiaInfo
  • AT&T
  • Atos
  • Avanade
  • Bain & Company
  • BearingPoint
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • BT
  • Capgemini
  • CGI
  • Cognizant
  • Deloitte
  • DXC
  • EY
  • Fujitsu
  • GE
  • Genpact
  • Globant
  • HCL Technologies
  • Hitachi Vantara
  • HPE
  • IBM
  • Indra Sistemas
  • Infosys
  • KPMG
  • McKinsey
  • NEORIS
  • North Highland
  • NTT Data
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Publicis Sapient
  • Reply
  • SAS
  • Siemens
  • Slalom Consulting
  • Smartronix
  • Sopra Steria
  • Taos
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Tech Mahindra
  • TietoEVRY
  • T-Systems
  • Unisys
  • Verizon Communications
  • Virtusa
  • Wipro

        AWS re:Invent showcases a broad portfolio focused on solving industry needs

        • AI
        • artificial intelligence
        • AWS
        • edge
        • IoT
        • Machine learning
        • ML
        • SageMaker
        • Matt Hatton
        In December 2020 AWS ran its re:Invent conference, featuring a series of keynotes on company strategy and announcements of new product launches. These included a significant amount of evolution of its machine learning, edge computing and IoT capabilities. This report provides Transforma Insights’ perspectives on launches of and developments to capabilities such as Monitron, Panorama, Lookout, SiteWise Edge, Greengrass 2.0, IoT Core for LoRaWAN, and SageMaker Clarify.
        • 1NCE
        • Amazon
        • Amazon Web Services
        • Google
        • Hitachi
        • Lenovo
        • OSIsoft
        • Internet of Things
        • Hyperconnectivity
        • Artificial Intelligence
        • Data Sharing
        • Edge Computing

            Mobile Private Networks for IoT: 5G capabilities and new dedicated spectrum will drive demand

            • 5G
            • mobile
            • private
            • networks
            • cellular
            • operator
            • Matt Hatton
            The topic of mobile private networks (MPNs) has been high on the technology agenda during 2020. In particular it is seen as one of the most immediate opportunities associated with 5G. The last twelve months has also seen an increasing availability of spectrum that will be useful for MPNs. This report examines the reasons why MPNs have moved to the top of the agenda for many technology companies, the particular appeal of 5G as a technology, and the related issue of the availability of dedicated spectrum, including detailed analysis of the awards in Germany, UK, US and many other countries. This is the first in a series of three reports on Mobile Private Networks. The others are ‘Mobile Private Networks for IoT: Which sectors will see the biggest adoption?’ and ‘Mobile Private Networks for IoT: Who will be the winners?’
            • A1 Telekom Austria
            • Accenture
            • Airbus
            • Alabama Power
            • AT&T
            • Charter Communications
            • Chevron
            • Comcast
            • Cox Communications
            • Dish Network
            • Fraunhofer Institut
            • Huawei
            • Hutchison 3 Austria
            • John Deere
            • Mercedes Benz
            • San Diego Gas & Electric
            • Southern California Edison
            • T-Mobile Austria
            • T-Mobile US
            • T-Systems
            • ThyssenKrupp
            • University of Virginia
            • Verizon Communications
            • Internet of Things
            • Hyperconnectivity
            • Edge Computing

                Mobile Private Networks for IoT: Which sectors will see the biggest adoption?

                • 5G
                • mobile
                • private
                • networks
                • cellular
                • operator
                • Matt Hatton
                Mobile Private Networks (MPNs) have attracted a lot of attention over the last two years as a growth opportunity for mobile network operators and infrastructure vendors. Some of the early deployments have focused on factories and ports but there are dozens of potential campus-type locations where there will be some value associated with a more secure and reliable private network using licensed spectrum. This report examines the use cases for which MPNs will be deployed, including connected workers, site security, connected assets, robotic processes, and transportation. It also looks very closely at the various deployment scenarios and the likely verticals into which MPNs will deployed, including manufacturing, transportation, supply chain, oil & gas, education and many more. In particular, it focuses on those deployments where the MPNs will be used to facilitate new Internet of Things (IoT) applications. It also includes Transforma Insights’ forecast for the number of IoT connections that will be supported by private networks, and in which verticals. This is the second in a series of three reports on Mobile Private Networks. The others are ‘Mobile Private Networks for IoT: 5G capabilities and new dedicated spectrum drive demand’ and ‘Mobile Private Networks for IoT: Who will be the winners?’
                • A1 Telekom Austria
                • Baodian Coal Mines
                • Beidou Tiandi
                • China Mobile
                • Corning
                • Ericsson
                • Huawei
                • Mercedes Benz
                • Nokia
                • Shandong Energy Group
                • Telefonica
                • Verizon Communications
                • Vodafone
                • Internet of Things
                • Hyperconnectivity
                • Edge Computing

                    Mobile Private Networks for IoT: Who will be the winners?

                    • 5G
                    • mobile
                    • private
                    • networks
                    • cellular
                    • operator
                    • small cells
                    • Open RAN
                    • Matt Hatton
                    he topic of mobile private networks (MPNs) has attracted increasing attention during 2020 thanks to the arrival of 5G and the increasing availability of dedicated spectrum. In many cases these will be used to support sophisticated IoT use cases in manufacturing, transportation, energy and agriculture. There is an immediate and substantial opportunity associated with the provision of MPNs but the business model for delivering them remains uncertain. There are a number of different possible deployment models for such networks, and several permutations for the commercial arrangements between the various stakeholders (e.g. enterprise, infrastructure vendor, and mobile network operator) for delivering them. This report examines all of the various participants in providing MPNs and how their internal dynamics and interrelationships are likely to evolve in the next 5-10 years. It proposes Transforma Insights’ view on who will be the likely winners in terms of realizing the benefit from the market. It is the third in a series of three reports on Mobile Private Networks. The others are ‘Mobile Private Networks for IoT: 5G capabilities and new dedicated spectrum drive demand’ and ‘Mobile Private Networks for IoT: Which sectors will see the biggest adoption?’.
                    • A1 Telekom Austria
                    • Accenture
                    • Airspan
                    • Altiostar
                    • AT&T
                    • Boingo Wireless
                    • Cambium Networks
                    • China Mobile
                    • Cisco
                    • Commscope
                    • Deutsche Telekom
                    • Ericsson
                    • HPE
                    • Huawei
                    • IBM
                    • ip.access
                    • JMA Wireless
                    • Juniper Networks
                    • Nokia
                    • Telefonica
                    • T-Systems
                    • Verizon Communications
                    • Vodafone
                    • Internet of Things
                    • Hyperconnectivity
                    • Edge Computing

                        IoT Connectivity Support Platform update: slow diversification and cloud integration

                        • Connectivity
                        • platform
                        • IoT
                        • Internet of Things
                        • SIM
                        • cellular
                        • IMSI
                        • billing
                        • activation
                        • 5G
                        • Matt Hatton
                        The ‘IoT Connectivity Support Platform’ is a critical piece of middleware deployed by Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to handle the activation, management and billing for the cellular connectivity upon which IoT devices rely. The vendor market is dominated by two main third-party vendors (Cisco and Ericsson). Many CSPs have their own in-house developed capabilities which are either their exclusive platform (as is the case with Verizon and Vodafone) or which are used alongside those of third parties (as done by Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica). A recent report ‘Communications Service Provider (CSP) IoT Peer Benchmarking 2020’ (September, 2020) examined the strategies of ten leading connectivity providers for IoT. Each profile contained a Middleware section which included, amongst other things, an examination of each’s Connectivity Support Platform strategy. This report expands upon those sections, looking at the emerging trends for Connectivity Support Platforms, including the changing dynamics for multi-sourcing of platforms, their increasingly cloud-native nature, the impact of API-ification, the arrival of 5G, OpenRAN and eUICC, and changing commercial models.
                        • 1NCE
                        • Aeris Communications
                        • Amazon Web Services
                        • Cisco
                        • Comarch
                        • Deutsche Telekom
                        • Ericsson
                        • G&D
                        • Huawei
                        • KORE
                        • Microsoft
                        • PTC
                        • Telefonica
                        • Thales
                        • Twilio
                        • Verizon Communications
                        • Vodafone
                        • ZTE
                        • Internet of Things
                        • Hyperconnectivity

                            Servitisation and the wholesale transformation of an economy

                            • Internet of Things
                            • IoT
                            • PLM
                            • product lifecycle management
                            • servitisation
                            • X-aaS
                            • x-as-a-service
                            • Distributed Ledger
                            • finance
                            • insurance.
                            • Jim Morrish
                            Servitisation, or rendering an asset as-a-service (X-aaS) is increasingly frequently talked about in the IoT and PLM domains, and the operational benefits have been explored at length. But the concept of servitisation could potentially be more far-reaching and transformational than is generally realised. In this Key Topic Insight report, we explore some of the knock-on and second-order effects of servitisation, including in secondary markets, financial markets, and in terms of market size.
                            • Amazon
                            • BMW
                            • Kärcher
                            • MOBOX
                            • Zipcar
                            • Internet of Things
                            • Product Lifecycle Management

                                IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP) Peer Benchmarking 2020

                                • Application Enablement Platform
                                • AEP
                                • IoT
                                • Internet of Things
                                • industrial
                                • connectivity
                                • software
                                • data
                                • Jim Morrish
                                Transforma Insights’ IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP) Peer Benchmarking 2020 report analyses the strategies and capabilities of twelve leading vendors of AEP platform capabilities: Altair, AWS, Clearblade, Ericsson, Fujitsu, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, PTC, SAP, Siemens, and Software AG. The twelve vendors chosen offer a blend of generic (cross-vertical), end-user and application focussed, and horizontal technology focussed propositions.
                                • Altair
                                • Amazon Web Services
                                • Clearblade
                                • Ericsson
                                • Fujitsu
                                • IBM
                                • Microsoft
                                • Oracle
                                • PTC
                                • SAP
                                • Siemens
                                • Software AG
                                • Internet of Things
                                • Artificial Intelligence
                                • Distributed Ledger
                                • Human Machine Interface
                                • Edge Computing
                                • Product Lifecycle Management

                                    What’s the prognosis for IBM as it rolls the dice again with a new strategic pivot?

                                    • AI
                                    • artificial intelligence
                                    • machine learning
                                    • edge computing
                                    • cloud
                                    • hybrid-cloud
                                    • Matt Hatton
                                    In October 2020 IBM announced that it would be divesting its IT infrastructure business in order to focus on its “open hybrid cloud platform and AI capabilities”. In the last few years, while making significant progress in some technology areas, IBM has somewhat missed the boat in others, notably cloud. Claims of generating 27% of revenue from cloud today are somewhat questionable. This report examines the motivations behind making such a move, its likely impact on the market, the reasons for IBM’s ‘cloud-washing’ of revenue, its potential to make the shift from services to product company, and the prognosis for the company after the split, particularly in the context of efforts to seize the new cloud-to-edge opportunity.
                                    • Amazon Web Services
                                    • Google
                                    • IBM
                                    • Microsoft

                                          Global IoT Forecast Insight Report 2020

                                          • IoT
                                          • internet of things
                                          • forecast
                                          • connections
                                          • revenue
                                          • LPWA
                                          • 5G
                                          • mobile private networks
                                          • Jim Morrish
                                          • Matt Hatton
                                          • Matt Arnott
                                          The Internet of Things will comprise 25.4 billion connected devices generating over $1tn in 2030. This report provides a summary of Transforma Insights' comprehensive IoT Connected Things forecasts.
                                            • Internet of Things
                                            • Hyperconnectivity

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