With the modernization of networks accelerating heading into 2018, the promise of more open technologies and more orchestrated ecosystems has become a reality for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) who are now able to spin up, deliver, bill for and manage new services faster and more efficiently than ever.
Over the past 15 years Unified Communication (UC) services have become a normal part of enterprise communications, features like presence and IM along with voice and video are part of our work lives. The advent of cloud-based UC has made it even easier to roll-out sophisticated services to anyone with an internet connection.
Development and operations teams are sprouting up in enterprises and businesses around the world, and while formal “DevOps” programs are still in the early phases, as our hyper-connected and hyper digital world calls for more and more software applications, many analysts suggest DevOps will be even more powerful than legacy IT in the future.
As communications networks evolve, interconnects tend to grow in numbers and complexity. Carriers and enterprises are converting core networks to IP, and are using IP to connect with peering entities. For the network core to deal with the emerging universe of applications, networks and devices, those elements must first be normalized at the edge.
Is your enterprise ready to support wave after wave of new technologies already disrupting and, in some cases, destroying traditional business?
Communications and collaboration are undergoing a major “uber-transformation” and, to a large extent, this is being driven by a new generation of customers, workers, and partners who have grown up mobile first, cloud first, and constantly connected. Enterprises who aren’t adapting fast enough are crumbling.
As real-time communications services are increasingly moving to the cloud, one of the biggest impacts and potential for growth revenue is coming at the intersection of software innovation and dramatically changing consumer behaviors.
The “webification” of real-time communications (RTC) refers to communications being embedded into the Web and made accessible on any screen, which is something we see happening in an increasing number of applications. Embedding RTC into web applications helps deliver a richer and better user experience by making online interactions more human. Developers, including those of sophisticated software that powers major business processes, are taking note of this trend and starting to capitalize on its benefits.
Back in early nineties, straight out of college, I began working on Wall Street building trading floor technology and trying to keep up with the growth of the public markets and innovation in platforms.