AT&T is pledging to make its network 75% software-driven by 2020, beginning with a very active 2015, according to a blog by John Donovan, senior executive VP of technology and operation.
The year-end posting, which you can find here, recaps a busy year at AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and an even busier year planned ahead. Among other things Donovan touts are AT&T's Network on Demand self-service app, which debuted in Austin, Texas, this year and its work to virtualize its DNS, network analytics, data platforms and edge routers. (See AT&T Brings User-Defined Network to Austin Businesses.)
It's interesting that, in addition to the bold 2020 promise and some bragging about AT&T's leadership position and its accomplishments this year, Donovan also throws in an appeal to talented folks to join AT&T, and a link to its current jobs openings.
I think that's one major takeaway not just from this AT&T blog but from the industry in general in 2014: Talented people are needed here.
One major reason for blogs such as this one, which is positioning AT&T's leadership on key fronts, is to attract that talent and assure forward-thinking folks that the company is a destination employer. Of course, blogs can't compete with salary, benefits and opportunities, but they do make a very public point about what's changed -- and still changing -- at AT&T.
— Carol Wilson, Editor-at-Large, Light Reading