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Thoughts From Mobile World Congress: The Next Big Opportunity for Telco and Service Providers

As I look back on my experience at Mobile World Congress (MWC) held last month in Barcelona, I’m struck by how rapidly the Telco and Service Provider industry is changing. As I mentioned in my previous post Telcos and service providers are all engaged in large, complex, multi-year infrastructure and service delivery transformations. The technology transformation is the replacement of dedicated network appliances such as routers and cellular network switches with software running on commercial off-the-shelf hardware. The industry term for this is Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). The aim of NFV is to reduce the time to service, and cost for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to deliver network services.


Mobile World Congress: Partnering With Service Providers And Telcos In Transition

Mobile World Congress is starting this week. It’s one of my favorite industry conferences and the premiere industry event for the telecommunications and service provider market. Coming out of Mobile World Congress 2015 I predicted this industry would move from (more…)

Reengineering the Service Provider Ecosystem Thoughts in Advance of Mobile World Congress 2015

Thoughts in Advance of Mobile World Congress 2015

Last week, I jumped into a conference room at EMC headquarters and recorded a few thoughts on the challenges facing the telco industry and what I’m hoping to learn about service providers while at Mobile World Congress next week in Barcelona, Spain.

Mobile World Congress is the biggest and most prestigious telco and service provider event of the year.  It reflects how big the ecosystem is.  It’s quite exciting because almost every player in the world, both executives and technical team members, converge in one place to understand how the industry is evolving going forward. (more…)

Beyond Robust: Resilient IT (Part 3)

Par Botes

Par Botes

Former Chief Technical Officer, Asia Pacific & Japan
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If you have followed my series of posts on how to manage IT systems systematically so that IT benefits from failures, you will find that these approaches are similar to the ideas that Dr. Nicolas Taleb Nassim explores in his book, Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. His work in this field applies to IT professionals who want to gain a deeper understanding of how complex and interconnected systems benefit from pressure. I fully acknowledge his ideas and how they relate to the ideas I post here. Using these concepts in IT is part of a journey that began a few years ago in some of the leading IT technology companies. It appears that the idea of anti-fragility (a term Dr. Taleb invented) is something which evolved naturally in IT and in parallel with Dr. Taleb’s work.





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