With constantly increasing customer expectations, the communications industry is under pressure from new competitors and their shareholders alike. The emergence of new global competitors, operating in home markets now calls for more than a traditional response.To add to the pressure, new competitors create new uncertainties. Mobile has changed the game and challenged the status quo. The focus in your future must be to determine how to drive profitable growth, while defending traditional revenue streams.
|Creating New Data Services||Most communications companies believe that their most valuable asset is their network. Until now, they have been locked into established business strategies that do not open services provided by their networks to new industry sectors. The fundamental problem has been a failure to adopt new thinking with respect to their networks and access points. New data services can be created thereby unlocking tremendous cost savings for new industry sectors and exploiting the value of the network asset. Using new technologies, telecoms can create reliable, easy-to-implement and secure new data services for new customer groups.|
|Networked IT Outsourcing||What should companies do to create value for their community of users? The objective should be to provide a true ‘value-add’ service and not create a ‘locked-in’ or non-competitive environment. The use of networked IT outsourcing is one of the company’s key strategic decisions going forward. There are many choices available today. The application best practice benchmarks and creation of the appropriate RFPs are the hallmarks of prudent management. The essence of networked IT outsourcing is risk management – and that calls for expertise.|
|Global Worker Connectivity||The ability to deliver critical information in-place, on-time and without complexity is today’s challenge. All global teams must have information in the right information, delivered to the right place, at the right time to be able to do their jobs, properly and safely. The correct choice of infrastructure and technologies is at the heart of the challenge. The payoff is the reduced costs associated with access to information to meet the needs of the modern global environment.|
|Secure Aviation Messaging Services||Since 1949, the aviation industry has used legacy protocol messaging to facilitate the movement of data between legacy host computers and applications. Until now, the aviation industry has been locked into two legacy network providers or even managed their own expensive dedicated access networks to interface their applications to their own or their partners’ hosts. With global telecom networks deploying advanced MPLS networks and using proven secure aviation messaging services, the aviation industry can finally unlock tremendous cost savings through alternative, competitive solutions.|
|Airline VPN Community Networks||Airline VPN community networks are essentially an ‘Open Communication Hub’, the application of which is constrained only by the limits of the user. An Open Communications Hub centralizes communications under the control of both the hub manager (the Airline Alliance) and the users (member airlines) located at the multiple spokes of the hub. Each member airline on its own can build on the Open Communications Hub to create a private cloud to communicate with all its partners on a sub-level of the Airline Alliance. These networking externalities rapidlly construct a communications ecosystem for airlines, such that they constantly communicate with each other under new, open, more flexible technologies that help them migrate from legacy, proprietary systems.|