Category Archives: IT

End of 2012 Entry: An Eventful and Noisy Year

In this end of year article I’ll review 2012 and look at a few of the things coming up in 2013.  2012 has been an eventful year, we tend to miss how eventful as we’re busy working and raising our families (a life-long commitment!).  The year opened with some operators finally admitting revenues are in […]

IT Trends: The One that is Often Overlooked

In reviewing the seething mass of marketing BS in the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) industry I see 5 main trend categories: Internet of things: ehealth, connected car, smart networks, sensor networks, mobile / portable devices, home storage, home networks and devices; Internet of services: analytics (aka big data, including predictive analysis), cloud computing / […]

Bundling Telecoms and IT

At the SDP World Summit in Berlin, one of the presentations I’m giving is on M2M (Machine to Machine), a theme in that presentation is the challenge operators will have in M2M is its much more than just the telecoms bit of the problem.  I’ll review that presentation in the weblog summary of the conference […]

Cloud Asia 2011 Summary

Cloud Asia ran from 30 May – 2 June 2011 in Singapore.  It was co-organized by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, who is investing heavily in Cloud to make Singapore a hub for the region, and Informa.  In attendance were around 250 delegates from enterprises of all kinds, cloud technology suppliers, cloud service providers […]

Is BT BS?

We hear Business Transformation (BT) mentioned by many vendors and consultants when they’re selling their products and services.  It closely echos the messaging of SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) transformation of the past decade; and given the challenges we’ve seen in realizing those benefits, it’s fair to consider it in some ways a re-branding.  Or you […]

More on the The ITization of Telecoms

Its one of those trends we know is there.  Its been there for decades. However, because the trend is constant it gets ignored, its a bit like boiling frog syndrome – ignoring the small changes until its too late and you’re cooked.  The trend is the ITization of telecoms.  Within the telecoms industry we like […]

Defining SOA, SDP and IMS; and how they fit together

I would like to thank Jeroen Visser from BT for his suggestion of this article to explain SOA, SDP and IMS; and then explain how they fit together. Service Oriented Architecture Defined SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) has emerged as a successful integration framework for BOSS (Business and Operational Support Systems) within operators.  We are now […]