Some retailers are moving to platforms that aren't competing for customers. Others just want to keep their options open.
VP Bill Long tells NFV-Carrier SDN crowd that niche players and new entrants face a much riskier market, even though hardware capex requirements are much lower.
Microsoft is developing hardware and software tools to help secure 80 billion Internet of Things devices that will come online by 2025.
Microsoft is striving to win cloud customers with a new telco strategic focus, HoloLens augmented reality, and by forswearing competing with customers – unlike, Microsoft says, its crosstown rivals at Amazon Web Services.