All posts by Jeff Berman

Accenture Execs: Strong Digital, Cloud and Security Demand Gave Company Q3 Boost

Accenture continued to see strong demand for digital, cloud and security-related services in its third quarter (ended May 31), and those businesses – which the company refers to ... More

Strong Cloud Adoption for Adobe in Q2; Company Acquires VR Tech

Strong Creative Cloud and Document Cloud adoption and retention continued to drive Adobe’s digital media revenue, boosting its overall results for the second quarter (ended June ... More

Verizon Digital Media Services Execs: Personalization Plays Key Role in Effectively Monetizing OTT Services

Many content owners have already launched over-the-top (OTT) online video services, but some of them have yet to find effective ways to increase revenue, reduce costs and keep view... More

DXC Technology: Hybrid Cloud’s Among the ‘Essentials’ for Enterprise Top-Line Growth Today

Transforming to a digital enterprise and making use of hybrid cloud services are among the “essentials” that “contribute to top-line growth and cost-based improvements, as we... More

Cisco, Verizon Collaborate Again for Enterprise Customers

Cisco and Verizon continue to collaborate on services for enterprise customers, and now Cisco will be making its Virtual Managed Services (VMS) available to Verizon in a move that ... More

Cisco: Number of Major Global DDoS Attacks to Soar By 2021

The number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks larger than 1 Gbps will soar from 1.3 million in 2016 to 3.1 million by 2021, Cisco projected June 8 as part of the Cisco... More

VR to Again Feature Prominently at E3

Virtual reality (VR) will be playing a major role again at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) June 13-15 in Los Angeles. All the major VR hardware players will be on ... More

Okta CEO: Company’s in ‘Early Innings of a Significant Market Opportunity’

Okta got off to a strong start for its fiscal year in the first quarter (ended April 30), seeing revenue growth and solid demand for its secure identity management services, accord... More

PwC Forecast: AI, VR Hold Promise for M&E Companies

While projecting that global entertainment and media (E&M) revenue will grow to $2.2 trillion in 2021 from $1.8 trillion in 2016, PwC cautioned in a new report that companies n... More

Box Execs: Company Sees Multiple Opportunities for Growth

Box continues to see multiple opportunities to grow its business as the enterprise space becomes more dependent on the cloud, according to company executives. “There was liter... More

HITS: Spring 2017: MarkLogic, Avanade, SAS Tout Importance of Data Integration, Personalization

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Data integration and personalization are important tools for content users, especially as over-the-top (OTT) services continue to gain in popularity, but... More

Box CEO: ‘Unbelievable Opportunity’ Presented by AI

Box is upbeat about artificial intelligence (AI) and believes the technology will play a significant role in its future, according to Box CEO and chairman Aaron Levie. “We are... More

HITS: Spring 2017: MediaSilo, Expert System, Rogers Media, Sony DADC Tout Ways to Improve Workflows

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Screener web sites have become a staple in Hollywood, but – all too often – TV show and movie reviewers who use these sites have an absolutely misera... More

VirtusaPolaris CFO: Company Expects Growth Momentum to Continue Through This Year

Business consulting and IT outsourcing company VirtusaPolaris expects that the revenue growth momentum it saw in the back half of last fiscal year will continue in the current fisc... More

Strong Results Across Salesforce’s Cloud Businesses Provided a First-Quarter Bump (MESA)

Salesforce saw strong results across its various cloud businesses in the first quarter (ended April 30), helping the company report total revenue that was higher than expectations.... More

Aspera Exec: FASPStream Overcomes Challenges of Streaming Live Content

Successfully streaming high-quality live — or even near-live — content over the Internet presents several challenges to media and entertainment companies, but Aspera FASPStream... More

NeuLion Exec: Leveraging Data and Personalization are Crucial

As live over-the-top (OTT) and TV Everywhere services continue to grow, it’s important for media and entertainment companies to understand insights and intelligence to stay compe... More

AI, AR and VR Among Topics on Tap for HPA NET Luncheon (MESA)

Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are among the topics slated to be discussed by industry experts at the Hollywood Pro... More

Deluxe Exec: 2018 to Be ‘Year of 4K’ (MESA)

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group expects that 2018 will be “the year of 4K for a lot of our operators” in the on-demand arena, according to Jeremy Morrison, VP of sales engi... More