This year’s CES show featured a large number of IoT products. A recent survey results show that enterprise IoT may be growing even faster.
The Microsoft Communications & Media team just wrapped up a busy week at the TM Forum Digital Disruption 2014 event in (mostly) sunny San Jose, CA.
We’re at TM Forum Live! in Nice, France this week talking about topical issues of interest to Telcos who are reinventing their businesses to become digital service providers—among them, big data.
I find it appropriate that the title of this year’s Telemanagement Forum in Nice, France is “TM Forum Live!” It’s not because previous ones were dead, I assure you. Rather, it’s that everything in telecommunications has gone live-time. Long-planned, carefully scripted marketing campaigns and customer business operations for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) have become irrelevant thanks to smart devices, consumers who are constantly online, and information that is easily accessed over the Internet. We live in a rapidly changing world where human beings are constantly connected: in command, informed, social, and always on. Fundamentally, customers have gone live, and CSPs need to catch up to this pace.
We aren’t doing this alone; we are working with partners and empowering customers to use the Azure cloud as a simple extension of their existing datacenters. This means customers can enjoy the benefits of higher security and improved economics as they extend their private networks to Azure.