Virtualization technologies, Cloud (private or public), “Software-defined whatever” not only bring simplicity and flexibility to systems and communications management, but also require the full automation of company IT systems.
Whether due to startup costs, lack of scalability, or because it hasn´t been specifically designed for small businesses, up to now, it hasn´t been clear how SMEs could benefit from SD-WAN technology.
The idea behind Microservices has been with the software industry and developers for about six to seven years now, and it´s definitely a current buzz term which is being heard more and more in the industry.
As I have done in previous years around this time, I would like to take this opportunity to summarize some of the most important issues we have encountered in 2017. This year is proving to be a very interesting year for the telecommunications sector.
Over the last year colleagues have written blog posts on digital transformation and the new technologies within the telecommunications industry that are accompanying this phenomenon. However, I would like to take a step back and look at the digital transformation from a more business perspective.
Some have classified the digital transformation as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where the markets, both clients and suppliers, are experiencing huge changes with the introduction of digital technology.
Digital Transformation uses technology to digitalize current business assets or to open new business avenues drawing on the advantages offered by ICT. This concept encompasses a much deeper change in organizations than we are used to as, for many, Digital Transformation has more to do with user experience, customer relations or the use of electronic selling channels. And yet this is only part of a process that impacts the whole organization. (more…)