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RCR Wireless News (2024-07-01)
Reece Hayden, principal analyst with ABI Research, is part of ABI research’s strategic technologies team and leads the Artificial intelligence and machine learning team. “From a telco perspective, the challenges around AI implementation are enormous,” he said at the recent Telco AI Forum virtual event. Why? Because telecom providers are operationally complex with huge data silos, huge footprints, lots of legacy infrastructure and systems and don’t necessarily have the necessary talent or capital to organize and integrate all of those things into a coherent and holistic foundation for AI, with an available and consistent data set on which to train foundational models or otherwise fine-tune AI for specific use cases. On the flip side, however, there are plenty of potential opportunities for telcos to apply AI, Hayden said. Some of the use cases that ABI has identified include customer or internal-facing chatbots, workforce scheduling, summarization of internal documentation, regulatory monitoring and summarization, and fraud detection, eventually escalating to automated capacity planning and automated customer ticket handling.
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CNN (2024-06-21)
In the meantime, some AI companies in China may be better suited to target its consumers anyway, such as by offering more local dialects than what’s currently found in foreign AI models, Reece Hayden, an analyst at ABI Research, noted.
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CNN (2024-06-14)
Meanwhile, Reece Hayden, a principal analyst at ABI Research, told CNN that Apple’s approach is smart because it provides customers with a choice of how to deal with their data. “By providing a phased approach that blends ChatGPT and native capabilities, users will worry less about the partnership,” he said. “Apple can also continue to highlight their own AI capabilities and mitigate some of the risks of being associated with OpenAI, which remains in a state of flux.”
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Financial Times (2024-06-10)
These NPUs with their neural engine make it easier to run some of the extremely compute-heavy AI applications locally on the device, rather than through the cloud. But they bring “huge technical challenges in terms of memory”, says Reece Hayden, an analyst at ABI Research, a technology intelligence company. “Even very small generative models have much higher memory requirements than any phone at the moment can sustain.”
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CNN (2024-06-08)
Reece Hayden, a senior analyst at ABI Research, said he expects the demos during the event to highlight points where on-device AI brings additional value. He also believes Apple will spend time outlining its long-term vision. “AI will increasingly be foundational to Apple’s entire strategic focus, so it will highlight the R&D efforts moving forward, expected investment and acquisitions that the company has made to support their proposition,” he said.
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Computer World (2024-06-06)
“The data center AI market is hyper focused on the impact of AI power consumption with increasing concerns around the environmental impact and impact on the power grid,” said Reece Hayden, a principal analyst for ABI Research. “Intel Xeon 6 will be used as the CPU head node within Gaudi-powered AI systems. Improved performance per watt and density will reduce the AI systems’ power consumption, which will be positive for AI’s total energy footprint.”
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Emerging Tech Brew (2024-04-26)
Reece Hayden, senior analyst at ABI Research, said that in addition to the risks already inherent to generative AI—e.g., hallucinations, bias—agents could also drift in response consistency as they evolve based on their own interactions, compound the risk of fabrications as they network among each other, and slip in latency due to the complex processes required from agents. “The risk with AI agents [is that] you provide them with the autonomy to iterate…change their responses, react to feedback, and all of those different elements. That brings in more challenges around response inconsistency,” Hayden said. “Guardrails for AI agents, who have a much wider understanding, who have a much wider reach across an organization, who can pull from different data sets, who can perform iterative tasks, are much more difficult to implement.”
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The Guardian (2024-03-31)
“Most effort in the foreseeable future will be focused on integrating generative AI into existing form factors, as this will offer more obvious commercial opportunities,” says Reece Hayden, senior analyst at global technology intelligence company ABI Research.
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Information Week (2024-03-12)
“The novel thing about this innovation cycle is on-device, generative AI,” says Paul Schell, industry analyst with ABI Research. Though AI has been on-device for some time, he says, its earlier iterations dealt with simpler, lighter workloads for such tasks as image enhancement or gaming applications. AI chipsets could make AI more attractive to industries that have been reluctant to adopt the technology, according to Reese Hayden, senior analyst with ABI Research.
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CNN (2024-03-11)
Reece Hayden, a senior analyst at tech research firm ABI Research, said he believes the public will become increasingly skeptical and aware that images can be “faked” or “altered” in the months ahead. As AI images hit the mainstream, it will open up more discussions around transparency and the need to regulate usage so news outlets and the public can better spot AI-generated and augmented images, he said. Although AI image watermarks already being implemented on certain platforms, mandating that will be a challenge, Hayden said. “Our expectation, for the medium term at least, is that ‘watermarks’ will not be forced but governments will rely on both business and users to add them in to bring transparency,” he said.
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Automation.com (2024-03-05)
Reece Hayden, senior analyst, artificial intelligence lead at ABI Research explained, “In our opinion, there are three main use case buckets. The first is employee augmentation, and we can all understand what that means as simply enabling your employees to [use] generative AI chatbot or summarization tools within their daily workflow. The next is new products and services. This could be implementing predictive capabilities or generative capabilities within software that you provide to your customers. And the third and the highest risk, the highest value use case is automation and optimization.”
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CNN (2024-03-04)
Reece Hayden, a senior analyst at ABI Research, said it’s understandable that some workers could feel a “big brother effect.” “This could have an impact on willingness to message and speak candidly with colleagues over internal messaging services like Microsoft Teams,” he said.
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CBS News (2024-02-16)
"For professions like marketing or creative, multimodal models could be a game changer and could create significant cost savings for film and television makers, and may contribute to the proliferation of AI-generated content rather than using actors," Reece Hayden, senior analyst at ABI Research, a tech intelligence company, told CBS MoneyWatch. Given that it makes it easier for anyone — even those without artistic ability — to create visual content, Sora could let users develop choose-your-own-adventure-style media. Even a major player like "Netflix could enable end users to develop their own content based on prompts," Hayden said.
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CNN (2024-02-15)
Although “multi-modal models” are not new and text-to-video models already exist, what sets this apart is the length and accuracy that OpenAI claims Sora to have, according to Reece Hayden, a senior analyst at market research firm ABI Research. Hayden said these types of AI models could have a big impact on digital entertainment markets with new personalized content being streamed across channels. “One obvious use case is within TV; creating short scenes to support narratives,” Hayden said. “The model is still limited though, but it shows the direction of the market.”
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RCR Wireless News (2024-02-14)
Reece Hayden, senior analyst at ABI Research, said: “Since 2023, the enterprise market has shown continued interest in generative AI. Manufacturers are no different; many are looking to invest in solutions that reduce costs or unlock new revenue opportunities. However, strict OT requirements have so far slowed deployments on the production floor. Nokia MX Workmate is the first Gen AI solution for production floors that effectively addresses many of these challenges. It provides contextually relevant and real time information exchange between connected workers and complicated OT-systems in a secure and reliable way using natural human language.”
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CNN (2023-12-10)
Reece Hayden, senior analyst at ABI Research, expressed confidence that large language models (LLMs) could work to increase engagement across Spotify’s platform. “Large language models can enhance personalization, improve recommendations, and ensure recommendations are more reflective of user interests by understanding entire text/video rather than utilizing keywords/metadata,” he said in an email to CNN.
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Developing Telecoms (2023-11-13)
Speaking to Developing Telecoms, ABI Research senior analyst Reece Hayden said generative AI can be used effectively in marketing, billing and other internal operations. However, expectations should be reined in due to the looming challenge of costs. “Generative AI can do some very impressive things. If deployed effectively it is useful. From our perspective, it's not really going to have as many use cases as telcos expect. Instead what we expect is in the next year, telcos will get very excited about generative AI and they'll deploy it in a couple of use cases, and quickly realise how expensive it is to deploy and run. Then they'll move towards a more cohesive system, which combines different AI frameworks to effectively build out both the cost proposition and solve use cases effectively,” said Hayden.
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CNN (2023-11-11)
“These significant announcements are indicative of the speed the AI market is moving at,” said Reece Hayden, an analyst at ABI Research. ADVERTISING Hayden noted the week’s development exemplified what’s unfolding in the industry. AI community continues to balance the risk of unintended consequences by moving too fast while moving as quickly as possible to remain competitive and innovative. “Overall, it [was] a huge week,” Hayden added.
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CNN (2023-10-04)
Reece Hayden, an analyst at ABI Research, said Google is looking to establish itself as an early market leader amid the “generative AI-related hysteria,” which kicked into high gear late last year with the introduction of ChatGPT.
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Silver Linings (2023-10-02)
“Cost, AI maturity, [time to market] TTM and core business focus will each factor into the decision to ‘buy’/partner or ‘build’ generative AI capabilities internally,” Reece Hayden, senior analyst at global technology intelligence firm ABI Research, told Silverlinings.
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Future CIO (2023-08-09)
ABI Research expects that generative AI will add more than US$450 billion to the enterprise market across twelve different verticals over the next seven years. Generative AI already has hundreds of use cases across these enterprise verticals. But accuracy, performance, and enterprise readiness will mean that use cases will come in three distinct waves. Reece Hayden, says senior analyst at ABI Research.
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The FinTech Times (2023-08-03)
According to Reece Hayden, senior analyst at ABI Research, the platform costs at least $500,000 per day to operate and as its popularity continues to increase, so will the cost. However, it is currently funded through venture capital investment or internal subsidies and this is not a sustainable growth plan, given customer acquisition cost.
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CNN (2023-06-13)
“Given that generative AI is based on probability, mistakes are possible … and summaries may not be an accurate reflection of customer reviews,” said Reece Hayden, a senior analyst at market research firm ABI Research. “The possibility of hallucinations will be a worry for customers and merchants.” Hayden also questions whether the tool will be able to decipher fraudulent or bot-created reviews. “These reviews will be treated equally and therefore the summary may reflect fake, non-customer reviews,” Hayden said. (Amazon didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on this possibility.)
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Reversing Labs (2023-05-30)
Reece Hayden, a research analyst at ABI Research, said tools such as NeMo Guardrails will be effective for low-code/no-code application development by putting structural and quality guarantees on the code generated by the LLM or a fine-tuned model.
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Communications Today (2023-04-14)
Telcos could seize USD 75 billion of the USD 150 billion NaaS market. However, their investment strategy, business, operational, and go-to-market models are not ready to deliver a competitive NaaS solution, says Reece Hayden, distributed and edge computing analyst at ABI Research. “The market is immature and highly fragmented, but telco market revenue will exceed USD 75 billion by 2030 if they act now and transform technology, culture, and structure to better align with the requirements of the NaaS market.”
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Future CIO (2023-04-06)
ABI Research says the anticipated growth in global edge server deployments is yet to come. Over the next five years, the firm expects significant acceleration, led predominantly by on-premises and carrier deployment, creating an Edge Server total addressable market of US$18.99 billion by 2027, a CAGR of 53.8%. Enterprise on-premises edge deployment is expected to expand aggressively over the forecast period. In 2022, this segment accounted for as little as 7% of global spending on edge servers; however, by 2027, this segment will have expanded to 55%. “This huge acceleration over the next five years will result from several factors. The first is related to edge hardware and software maturity. On-going innovation will likely lead to large strides in portability, energy efficiency, and performance guarantees. The second is the accelerated investment in digital transformation across verticals,” explains ABI Research's distributed and edge computing analyst, Reece Hayden.
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Future CIO (2023-03-28)
ABI Research expects significant acceleration, led predominantly by on-premises and carrier deployment, creating an edge server total addressable market of US$18.99 billion by 2027, a CAGR of 53.8%. Enterprise on-premises edge deployment is expected to expand aggressively over the forecast period, expanding to 55% by 2027, up from a mere 7% in 2022. “This huge acceleration over the next five years will result from several factors. The first is related to edge hardware and software maturity,” explains Reece Hayden, distributed and edge computing analyst at ABI Research.
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Communications Today (2023-03-23)
TRENDSEdge server total addressable market to hit $18.99 bn by 2027March 23, 2023 Anticipated growth in global edge server deployments is yet to come. Still, over the next five years, global technology intelligence firm ABI Research expects significant acceleration, led predominantly by on-premises and carrier deployment, creating an Edge Server total addressable market of US$18.99 billion by 2027, a CAGR of 53.8%. Enterprise on-premises edge deployment is expected to expand aggressively over the forecast period. In 2022, this segment accounted for as little as 7% of global spend on edge servers; however, by 2027, this segment will have expanded to 55%.
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Future CIO (2023-02-06)
“Deploying networks ‘as-a-service’ will become a cornerstone of any successful enterprise digital transformation. It provides greater time-to-value for new sites or use cases, optimises cloud strategies, and increases networking control by abstracting hardware and providing centralised management.”
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SDX Central (2023-01-30)
Cloud-native enterprises and startups will be the earliest adopters, with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and multinational corporations lagging due to uncertainties with NaaS, the research firm found. ABI Analyst Reece Hayden said the biggest concern that these enterprises have is the as-a-service billing model. “Even though it gives you that agility, that flexibility, it’s creating unexpected monthly billing. The enterprises are used to knowing how much they pay per month or per year for their network services,” Hayden told SDxCentral.
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Computer Weekly (2023-01-27)
“Deploying networks ‘as a service’ will become a cornerstone of any successful enterprise digital transformation. It provides greater time-to-value for new sites or use cases, optimises cloud strategies, and increases networking control by abstracting hardware and providing centralised management,” noted Reece Hayden, distributed and edge compute analyst at ABI Research. “This brings massive financial and operational efficiency opportunities and moving forward will have a value proposition that resonates strongly across nearly every major enterprise vertical.”
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SDX Central (2022-11-11)
“To access this opportunity, telcos must look to accelerate their usage of distributed compute (utilizing geographically distributed resources to perform compute and storage functions) resources to support network deployment and service delivery by improving customizability, accessibility, and programmability,” Reece Hayden, distributed and edge compute analyst at ABI Research, wrote in the report. “This will enable telcos to deploy applications and services that solve enterprise problems and attract the real value in the market.”
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SDX Central (2022-11-04)
“To access this opportunity, telcos must look to accelerate their usage of distributed compute (utilizing geographically distributed resources to perform compute and storage functions) resources to support network deployment and service delivery by improving customizability, accessibility, and programmability,” Reece Hayden, distributed and edge compute analyst at ABI Research, wrote. “This will enable telcos to deploy applications and services that solve enterprise problems and attract the real value in the market.”
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TelcoNews Asia (2022-10-19)
To access this opportunity, telcos must look to accelerate their usage of distributed compute (utilising geographically distributed resources to perform compute and storage functions) resources to support network deployment and service delivery by improving customisability, accessibility, and programmability," says Reece Hayden, Distributed and Edge Compute Analyst at ABI Research.
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SDX Central (2022-09-22)
“6G networks will need to be deployed across distributed computing domains with integrated edge AI resources to provide effective services for enterprise applications,” Reece Hayden, distributed and edge computing analyst at ABI Research, explained.
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Future CIO (2022-09-20)
ABI Research says a sound distributed computing and artificial intelligence (AI) strategy will underpin successful 6G commercial deployment and enterprise use case enablement. “End users in the 6G-era will not be concerned about merely connecting devices and creating data, but instead, they will want to extract valuable information from this data to make real-time operational decisions,” says Reece Hayden, distributed and edge computing analyst at ABI Research.
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Communications Today (2022-09-16)
“End users in the 6G-era will not be concerned about merely connecting devices and creating data, but instead they will want to extract valuable information from this data to make real-time operational decisions. Enterprise network expectation progression will mean that with the 6G rollout, the role of distributed computing is likely to drastically change,” says Reece Hayden, Distributed and Edge Computing Analyst at ABI Research. “6G networks will need to be deployed across distributed computing domains with integrated edge AI resources to provide effective services for enterprise applications.”
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Future CIO (2022-07-12)
ABI Research forecasts this new network-as-a-service (NaaS) market to expand significantly reaching over US$150 billion by 2030. “Telcos must seize the opportunity to dominate the NaaS market, as revenue generated from connectivity provision will continue to decline. However, their investment strategy, business, operational, and ‘go-to-market’ models are not ready to deliver a competitive NaaS solution, explains Reece Hayden, distributed & edge computing analyst at ABI Research.
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Cloud Computing Magazine (2022-07-12)
Enterprises, to support digital transformation today, need solutions that offer cloud-native agility, multi-cloud accessibility and services that can fluctuate. As a result, there is increased interest in the network-as-a-service market. ABI Research expects the NaaS market to reach over $150 billion by 2030, at which time, about 90% of enterprises will have migrated at least one-quarter of their global network infrastructure to be consumed within a NaaS model. Telecoms companies, seeing a decline in revenue from connectivity, are presented with an opportunity to dominate the NaaS market. However, as ABI Research (News - Alert) Distribute and Edge Computing Analyst Reece Hayden says the investment strategy, business, operational and go-to-market models of telcos are not quite ready to deliver a competitive NaaS solution.
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SDX Central (2022-07-07)
Telecom network operators remain positioned to tap into the increasingly lucrative network-as-a-service (NaaS) market but must act fast if they want to take advantage of that positioning and $75 billion market opportunity by 2030, according to a recent report from ABI Research. The report notes that telecom operators currently lack business models that allow them to build on their physical connectivity advantages and wrestle control of the NaaS market from interconnection providers like Megaport and Packet Fabric and cloud-focused giants like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
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Channel Futures (2022-07-06)
A new study by ABI Research touches on the rise of network as a service (NaaS). Reece Hayden, ABI’s distributed and edge computing analyst, said the NaaS market will surpass $150 billion by 2030. Moreover, telco market revenue can exceed $75 billion by 2030. However, such a result requires that telcos transform their technology and operations, Hayden said. “Telcos must seize the opportunity to dominate the NaaS market, as revenue generated from connectivity provision will continue to decline. However, their investment strategy, business, operational, and ‘go-to-market’ models are not ready to deliver a competitive NaaS solution, Hayden said.
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Fierce Telecom (2022-07-06)
Telcos are poised to snag pole position in what will be a $150 billion network-as-a-service (NaaS) market, but must act now to overhaul their businesses and fend off competition from cloud and interconnection providers, ABI Research argued in a new report.
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Mobile World Live (2022-07-06)
ABI Research predicted revenue from the network-as-a-service (NaaS) sector to surpass $75 billion by 2030, but noted operators must build up their service-architectures and network scalability to secure leading positions. The research company believes operators must implement go-to-market strategies for the NaaS as they face competition from interconnection providers including Megaport and PacketFabric, and hyperscale cloud providers Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services.
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BizTech (2022-06-03)
“SD-WAN is a critical piece within enterprise network transformation,” says Reece Hayden, an analyst focusing on enterprise connectivity and digital transformation for ABI Research. “It creates clear business and operational value. I expect that within five years, 99 percent of enterprises across verticals will have deployed or be in the process of deploying an SD-WAN solution.”
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BizTechReports (2022-04-25)
Trends accelerated by the pandemic have created significant networking and security challenges: the expansion of the remote workforce, an increasing reliance on cloud infrastructure, and the requirement to connect end-users securely everywhere with applications anywhere. Traditional solutions that have rigid wired network underlays and a requirement for on-premises infrastructure cannot adequately deal with these trends. This has led to a rapid expansion of demand for secure access service edge (SASE) solutions such that enterprises can shift networking and security infrastructure toward a cloud-native platform that can be delivered ‘as-a-service’. Although converging networking and security offers enterprises a promising solution, global technology intelligence firm ABI Research highlights that there is still a considerable misalignment between enterprises’ perceptions of “what SASE could do” and the reality of “what SASE is currently capable of achieving.”
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SDX Central (2022-04-24)
“Consolidation and convergence are essential to driving the value proposition and re-aligning perception with reality,” explained Reece Hayden, enterprise connectivity, and distributed and edge computing research analyst at ABI Research, in a statement. “The three areas where this will be vital will be within the private network backbone, zero-trust architecture, and single pane of glass visibility. As these facets of SASE will be critical to its appeal to enterprises.” Hayden added that the SASE market will need to run through a maturity cycle before it’s able to capitalize on that appeal.
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Telecom TV (2022-04-20)
It’s evident that most services remain in their early stages of convergence, and significant consolidation is required before the true value of SASE can be delivered to enterprises. “Consolidation and convergence are essential to driving the value proposition and re-aligning perception with reality. The three areas where this will be vital will be within the private network backbone, zero-trust architecture, and single pane of glass visibility. As these facets of SASE will be critical to its appeal to enterprises,” explains Reece Hayden, Enterprise Connectivity and Distributed & Edge Computing Research Analyst at ABI Research. “Over the next few years, it will be interesting to see how vendors bridge these gaps. ABI Research predicts that a combination of M&A, organic development, and partnerships will deliver the most value in the short, medium, and long run.”
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Redes & Telecom (2022-04-20)
facebook sharing buttontwitter sharing buttonlinkedin sharing buttonemail sharing buttonwhatsapp sharing button Las 3 C de la 5G para maximizar el valor de SASE. Las 3 C de la 5G para maximizar el valor de SASE. Las tendencias aceleradas por la pandemia han supuesto importantes desafíos a nivel de redes y de seguridad: la expansión de la fuerza de trabajo remota, una mayor dependencia de la infraestructura de la nube y la exigencia de conectar a los usuarios finales de forma segura en cualquier lugar con cualquier aplicación. Las alternativas tradicionales sustentadas en redes cableadas rígidas e infraestructura local no pueden lidiar adecuadamente con estas necesidades. Esto ha llevado a una rápida expansión de la demanda de soluciones de Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), de modo que las empresas pueden cambiar la infraestructura de redes y seguridad hacia una plataforma nativa de la nube que se puede entregar "como servicio". Si bien la
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CIO & Leader (2022-01-20)
“As enterprises shift toward ‘cloud native’ strategies, it is imperative for suppliers to keep in lock step with enterprise demand by providing universal access to network Points of Presence (PoPs),” explains Reece Hayden, enterprise connectivity and distributed edge computing Research Analyst at ABI Research.
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IT Brief (2022-01-19)
"Certain suppliers are leading the way in the SD-WAN market space, including Cisco, VMware, and Aruba," says ABI Research research analyst, Enterprise Connectivity, Distributed Edge Computing, Reece Hayden. "However, key cloud-native innovators such as Cato Networks and Aryaka Networks are challenging the traditional leaders by offering solutions that shift computing to the cloud, enabling enterprise verticals to develop versatile and scalable cloud-native networking strategies."
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Computer Weekly (2022-01-18)
Prior to the pandemic, the uptake of software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) had been on a solid trajectory. However, since then, and with the emergence of secure access service edge (SASE), which integrates SD-WAN with edge security, a perception has grown that SD-WAN is somewhat outdated, something ABI Research has claimed to be unfounded. Indeed, according to the leading technology analyst’s The future of SD-WAN in enterprise connectivity report, there is still a considerable market opportunity across the entire software-defined portfolio for innovative suppliers looking to keep up with enterprise vertical demand.
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