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.
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 the Exchange of Everything continues to accelerate, it’s time for real-time communications leaders to look way beyond their traditional networks and network services to recognize the massive opportunities opening up, given the Digitization of Everything.
It's my favorite time of year as GENBAND brings together hundreds of technology and telecom professionals at the top of their game to compare notes about the never dull worlds of networks and real-time communications applications, while sharing their experiences, and revealing visions into a future of hyper-connected digital conversations.
I’m not sentimental for the good old days as I typically embrace new technology, although I do recognize its impact. In 1995, checking my messages meant checking voice mail from my desk phone, in 2000 it evolved to checking voice mail on my phone and e-mail on my PC, mostly in the office. Today it means checking 6 or 7 different messaging platforms (including consumer tools and social networks) on 3 or 4 different devices – even if I’m on vacation in the most beautiful setting on earth.
It’s a presidential election year in Washington, D.C., having gone to college there and lived there for a number of years I know this is a special time. It’s one of those years where you regularly overhear coffee shop conversations that include threats to “move to Canada if candidate X gets elected”. Personally, when I hear this chatter I always feel bad for my Canadian neighbors to the North.
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.