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Digital Transformation Grows Up

Denise Culver
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes
Denise Culver, Online Research Director

Enterprises are continuing their initiatives around digital transformation, using data analytics, mobile, cloud services, IoT and other technologies to help them transform their organizations. While some companies have already embraced digital transformation, others have hesitated, waiting and watching to see what technologies would prove to be the stalwarts.

This year is likely to be a key turning point in which those that have waited will need to finally make decisions or risk being too far behind the curve, while others that were faster out of the gate work to improve and accelerate processes through which they can improve upon what they've already implemented.

Without question, digital transformation is a hot-button topic, as evidenced by numerous stories covered by Light Reading in just the past week:

Already, there are a number of digital transformation companies and products featured in Virtuapedia, with a few standouts like:

  • QREDA-DX Platform from Flytxt lets enterprises and telcos share customer data insights derived from underlying data streams with external partners to launch new digital services. It ensures that the information is shared in compliance with data privacy regulation, while also pulling it from different sources within IT, such as billing, CRM, customer care, as well as external sources, like device data, geospatial maps and retail purchases.

  • Huawei's CloudCampus can manage several million network elements and gives operators automation tools to implement day-level WiFi network deployment. Field workers can complete hardware installation, and all cloud-managed devices, including switches and firewalls, are plug and play, and are ready immediately.

  • Cloud Application Manager from CenturyLink enables customer IT transformation by orchestrating the delivery of infrastructure, applications and services across multiple clouds.

More than 1,500 companies and 1,600 products are now listed in Virtuapedia, making it the telecom industry's most comprehensive resource for all things related to virtualization. Some 13,000 network professionals also are now registered with Virtuapedia, giving them access not only to vendor and product information but also to the latest industry news and research from Heavy Reading.

To get your company listed in Virtuapedia, go to the Get Listed tab on the site. To join the growing ranks of the virtualization community and get access to executive summaries of Heavy Reading's research, go to the Register Now tab.

— Denise Culver, Director of Online Research, Heavy Reading

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