Light Reading believes that service providers need to make a fundamental change to the way they're organized if they have aspirations to be more than just utility bit pipes. This change, which we call Bridging the Chasm, starts with service providers bringing their networks and IT teams together as a single, integrated unit.
Our Bridging the Chasm: A Manifesto explains why these related, but currently disparate, teams must work as one if service providers are to compete effectively with app stores, over-the-top video providers and other Web-centric rivals.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.