Tag Archives: cloud

Innovating the university scene

Back when I went to university, I took classes remotely. However, the technology of the time was immature, and hadn’t yet evolved to enable a full remote learning environment. Cloud environments were no more than a dream, which made a program we recently ran for six geographically scattered Indian universities that much more interesting to me. We work with universities around the world to help students develop the tool-set they need to integrate innovation into their professional lives. What makes this program stand out was the distance between the schools involved, and utilization of the cloud to bring it all […]  More >>

We had an AWSome Day…the first of many!

The first question I might hear from the people reading this blog is, “Why did you leave the ‘E’ out of awesome?”  Because the AWS in “AWSome” stands for Amazon Web Services, and on March 23rd AWS held a one day event for close to 100 Amdocs employees in Tel Aviv, Israel.  In attendance were Amdocs developers, solution architects and engineers who were briefed on the latest features and services available from Amazon Web Services. This is an example of Amdocs technology leadership, as we continually work with cutting edge partners such as AWS to deliver innovation to our customers. This […]  More >>

Selling Cloud Services isn’t about the Technology

Service providers trying to sell cloud services to small and medium sized businesses should stop focusing on the technology, and focus on the benefits available to SMBs.  More >>

Multi-play evolution in progress

Fierce Wireless’ latest quadplay report is hot off the press. The European mobile industry giants are evolving toward fixed-mobile convergence – creating quadplay bundles that combine wireline, broadband, Pay TV and mobile into a single package. And while Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Germany, Orange, Telekom Austria and others move toward quadplay, it is only the first step on the way to multi-play. On the road to multi-play As the name suggests, quadplay is the natural evolution of triple play. But more importantly, quadplay is precursor to multi-play, where service providers will once again add services to build loyalty and find more […]  More >>

4 Elements Your Cloud Ecosystem Needs

To be successful, service providers offering cloud-based services need to build partnerships, and develop these four elements as part of their cloud offering.   More >>

The paradox of choice

Too many choicesService providers need to offer their small- and medium-sized business customers easy to understand packages that include cloud services, or risk scaring those customers off to find other OTT cloud providers.   More >>

SMB opportunities abound in the cloud

Service providers can help remove barriers that small and medium sized businesses run into while trying to move to the cloud. Research shows that these businesses would like their service provider to provide a one stop shop for communications and cloud needs.   More >>

Escape the circle of silos

Escape hatchCentral product catalogs offer service providers the opportunity to escape the circle of silos. They offer greater flexibility when defining offerings across multiple lines of business, and create a single source of product truth within the service provider organization.  More >>

SMBs Aim for the Cloud

SMBs are increasingly looking for suppliers that will provide a converged communications technology suite, including traditional communications services such as wireless, broadband and wireline coupled with cloud-based services. In pure terms SMBs are prolific and provide a wealth of opportunity for the astute service provider.  More >>

Cloud and Other Foggy 2014 Telecom Trends – The Lighter Side…

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately, getting ready for 2014. Though there are some pretty exciting predictions for telecom trends, a few have me worried, and others have me downright scared. Big Data, cloud, mobile payment, 3D printing, wearables and Smart Homes all sure sound fancy – but are we really ready for them? For starters, no one is more excited about Big Data than I am. I’m turning 41 this year and I can barely read the data on my screen. I say the bigger the better. Hopefully with Big Data, we’ll be reading text messages without […]  More >>