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ABI Research’s digital security research offers end-to-end coverage of the digital security ecosystem – from information and communication technologies to operational control process. This research is particularly salient to enterprises facing the growing proliferation of cyber threats, while also becoming increasingly connected, as in the convergence of IT and OT.

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Hot Tech Innovators: Blockchain Based Cybersecurity

This Hot Tech Innovators report covers 15 innovative startups in the blockchain space that offer a cybersecurity-focused solution, for both consumers and enterprise. Blockchain’s foundation on cryptography makes it an interesting technology for new cybersecurity applications as well as cryptocurrency and IoT. Most notably, the security solutions covered in this Hot Tech Innovators target identity, authentication, data protection, and secure communications. The solutions vary from private, permissioned blockchain platforms to hardware devices for securing cryptocurrencies.

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Why Operators Should Reposition as “eSIM Companies”

2Q 2018

Operators largely remain in the preparation phase as it pertains to the eSIM and are still fleshing out and making the required changes to infrastructure, backend systems, and business processes, in order to fully support eSIM devices. In terms of device types, operators are beginning to lower their resistance. It is fair to say that the majority of operators are keen to support eSIM in devices, which they have failed to monetize to a high level or in devices that were previously unconnected. This is viewed as a greenfield opportunity, but resistance by some operators remains at the handset level where SIM peddling continues as a business strategy, particularly those who operate in pre-paid dominant markets. In addition, the established nature of the handset market, business processes, and systems present another market barrier.

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eSIM Handsets – MNO Friend or Foe?

1Q 2018

The eSIM remains a hot topic and one which original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), mobile network operators (MNOs), smart card and secure IC vendors continue to explore, prepare and strategize. Today, the handset market has begun to move, driven by Google’s recently launched Pixel 2 handsets with eSIM inclusion, raising expectations that other OEMs will follow suit. In addition, the rise of the eSIM has raised fears that it may be used as a platform for OEMs to directly compete with its current MNO customer base, using the eSIM as a platform from which to launch MVNO services.

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Leveraging Blockchain for Industrial Manufacturing & Supply Chain Logistics

As an emergent technology, few have been as disruptive as blockchain in stirring up furor with regards to its transformative potential. With some hailing it as the next digital miracle, and others disdaining it as vaporware hype, the spectacular volatility of Bitcoin has only served to stoke the fires of debate. There is groundbreaking value in the emerging blockchain phenomena beyond cryptocurrencies, notably around manufacturing and supply chain logistics. Can blockchains be leveraged to reduce friction for faster and more efficient logistics in industrial manufacturing and supply? This webinar will seek to explore the applicability of blockchain to further the Industry 4.0 movement.

This webinar will address the following five questions:

  • How can blockchain be used in industrial applications?
  • What is the potential of smart contracts for manufacturing?
  • How can ledger technology deliver logistics 4.0?
  • How can blockchain streamline the supply chain?
  • Is blockchain a viable technology for Industry 4.0?

Following the webinar, ABI Research Enabling Platforms Vice President, Dan Shey, will give attendees an introduction of our new Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) research service.

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