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The new analysis, Stratecast Predictions 2014: The Year Ahead - and a Look Back, details 24 trends for 2014 broken into seven core areas including big data and analytics, business communication services, cloud services, the connected home, consumer communication services, operations support systems (OSS)/business support systems (BSS), and secure networking. The detailed analysis also scores the accuracy of 2013 Stratecast predictions, which proved, by and large, to be correct.
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As a preview, included below are three of the 24 predictions:
1. With 2013's NSA revelations, privacy concerns take a leading role in Big Data and analytics in 2014
"It seems every public or private entity with a vested interest is monitoring consumers' (citizens') every move," said Stratecast | Frost &
2. "Hello? Are you there?" Major telecommunications provider drops voice service in 2014
"With the rampant use of text messages, emails, social media platforms and other alternative means to verbal communication, Stratecast |
3. Manage and monitor your home from afar: 2014 brings comprehensive connected home offerings
Communication services continue to evolve, shifting from single-purpose to multi- utility applications. As such, consumers will increasingly seek complete home solutions that incorporate communications, computing, and content management. Since such solutions tend to be complex, consumers will expect the integrated services to come with remote management and monitoring. Expect at least one network operator to offer a comprehensive connected home offering in 2014.
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