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Mike Sapien

Chief Analyst, Enterprise Services

Country USA

Experience 36+ years

Mike Sapien
Mike is a chief analyst at Omdia. Within his role, he tracks the areas that are of importance to global large enterprise customers and complex managed services. He also provides analysis of the networking, security, and enterprise mobility requirements (including 5G & IoT) of these large customers globally.

Mike covers global enterprise service trends and emerging technology with a focus on the large enterprise market. His recent work has featured managed security, SD WAN, data analytics, cloud, and vertical solutions with a focus on healthcare solutions.

Mike joined Omdia, formerly Ovum, in 2008 and has more than 30 years' experience in the telecoms and internet services industry. Previously, he held senior positions within large and competitive local exchange carriers and at a data center provider. He also was an independent consultant for over seven years, working with technology vendors and service providers. He is also an author (Mastering ISDN) published in 1997.

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  • Cisco Partner Summit 2019: Cisco unveils its new services portfolio

    Enterprise Services, Enterprise Decision Maker

    Cisco Partner Summit 2019: Cisco unveils its new services portfolio

    At its recent Partner Summit (November 4–6), Cisco announced many new partner-friendly services as part of the overhaul of its multiple services organizations within Cisco.

  • Comcast Business makes progress with open vendor approach and partnerships

    Enterprise Services, Enterprise Decision Maker

    Comcast Business makes progress with open vendor approach and partnerships

    In September 2019, Ovum attended the Comcast Business Analyst Conference. As Comcast Business continues to invest and show progress in its B2B portfolio, it continues to make progress in its efforts in B2B and enterprise markets in the US.

  • Sprint Business making good on its 2018 promises

    Internet of Things

    Sprint Business making good on its 2018 promises

    Omdia attended Sprint Business' analyst conference in June 2019 and heard updates on Sprint Business initiatives, investments, and whether it had results for some of its many promises from 2018.

  • NTT consolidates assets into new NTT Ltd

    Enterprise Services, Enterprise Decision Maker

    NTT consolidates assets into new NTT Ltd

    NTT recently announced the consolidation of 28 of its entities into one new NTT Ltd unit and a single global NTT brand. The new NTT Ltd will become a major IT services provider once it is fully integrated under one brand.

  • Sprint ramps up its IoT game with Curiosity IoT

    Enterprise Services, Internet of Things, Enterprise Decision...

    Sprint ramps up its IoT game with Curiosity IoT

    Sprint recently announced plans to build its Curiosity IoT platform, which will be available commercially at the end of 2018. Curiosity IoT comprises two major components: Core (IoT network) and OS. Sprint named Ericsson as the strategic partner. Sprint Business has been developing its plan to get more aggressive in the enterprise IoT market since late last year, and Curiosity IoT demonstrates its commitment.

  • Comcast Business: Is it finally getting down to large business?

    Enterprise Services, Enterprise Decision Maker

    Comcast Business: Is it finally getting down to large business?

    In September 2018, Ovum attended Comcast Business’ (Comcast) analyst event, where the company provided an update on its activities. Comcast Business previously shared its plans to go beyond its traditional SME market to pursue larger customers in the enterprise segment. Comcast Business shared some positive product updates, progress on managed services, and recent customer successes.

  • Oracle Partner Summit highlights investment in people and programs

    Enterprise Services, Enterprise Decision Maker

    Oracle Partner Summit highlights investment in people and programs

    Ovum attended the June 2018 Oracle Partner Summit – North America, where Oracle shared its vision, strategy, and programs with its partner community. Oracle also invited a few analysts to participate, providing Ovum with access to its extensive program, partners, and executive leadership team.

  • Government Agencies should expect more than MTIPS

    Service Provider Markets

    Government Agencies should expect more than MTIPS

    Secure internet service is just the beginning of network security and advanced services with the new EIS contract...

  • Is SIEM dead or just on life support?

    Enterprise Technology IT, Enterprise Decision Maker

    Is SIEM dead or just on life support?

    Over the last year, Ovum has seen that customers and vendors appear to be signaling that the security incident and event management (SIEM) platform might be in its last years of life.

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