digitization

March 3, 2017

CLOUD

It’s a Complicated World Out There – Thoughts on the Amazon S3 Outage

It’s a complicated world out there, especially when it comes to cloud. Customers are trying to figure out the right cloud strategy, and it isn’t easy. The Amazon S3 outage is an example of just how complex the situation is. While that interruption only lasted four hours, the impacts were felt far and wide. So is public cloud still a viable option? Or course it is. Amazon Web Services published their post-mortem and the issue was human error and fully correctable. Despite this, there is no disputing the reliability of S3 which is on-par or even better than most enterprise storage options. It’s just that since AWS is so large and so pervasive, it makes the news when it fails and when that failure happens, we see multiple systems that all rely on S3 failing at once.

Service Provider IoT Solutions Can Drive Digitization

A major opportunity exists for Service Providers to provide secure connectivity and signaling from IoT devices back to a multi-access core with unified policy, charging and service capabilities.

February 17, 2017

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Innovating for a New Future in United Arab Emirates

Digital innovation is setting the course for long-term economic growth in the Middle East, and could contribute up to 3.8 percent annually in GDP – amounting to approximately $95 billion.

February 16, 2017

CLOUD

5 Imperative “Must Haves” for Your Cloud Strategy

Cloud is a top investment area for digital transformation but why is it that only 3% of enterprises have an optimized cloud strategy? In a recent InfoBrief sponsored by Cisco, IDC categorizes the maturity spectrum of cloud adopting organizations from ad-hoc (beginning awareness and immediacy to adopt) to optimized (mature and delivering IT-enabled products and services).

February 15, 2017

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Transform Your 5G Mobile Networks With a New Approach to Security!

Digitization is opening up new business opportunities for Service Providers. 5G is enabing mobile operators to evolve their core and IP networks to deploy new revenue generating services and more impactful experiences bringing greater business agility, reduced cost, and complexity.

February 14, 2017

NETWORKING

SD-WAN is Mission-Critical – Don’t Leave Critical Functions Shortchanged

There is justifiably a great deal of hype around the rise of Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN). Organizations are becoming more digitized and increasingly rely upon a mixture of public and private cloud-based applications for day-to-day functions

February 10, 2017

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Empowering Employees To Execute with Actionable Accountability

To enable actionable accountability, establish clear measurement criteria based on roles and responsibilities. Then enable people to act and challenge the metrics to align to a new business model allowing them to measure that progress. Remember that criteria should be cross-functional and applied through organizational lines of authority. In addition, measurements should roll up and […]

February 2, 2017

CLOUD

Getting to Better Business Outcomes with Cloud

I’ve spent a lot of time hearing from our customers about cloud adoption and there are three things they all agree on: (1) it’s essential to digitization, (2) not everyone starts the journey in the same place, and (3) there is no one-size-fits-all strategy. Some customers need support for new cloud native as well as […]

January 31, 2017

INNOVATION

Ten Predictions on How Innovation Will Disrupt Business and Culture in 2017

How will companies and our culture be influenced by innovation disruption in 2017? Learn 10 predictions from Alex Goryachev.