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kdilbeck570
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kdilbeck570,
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1/27/2015 | 4:48:22 PM
Re: Wondering what changes might be in store
Carol, I would like point out that TM Forum has been conducting a number of catalyst exploring different aspects of Orchestration and Policy. These were demostrated at both TM Forum Live! in June and in December at the Digital Disruption events. Details are on the website. Our concentration has been on producting actual proof of concepts and validations efforts to support the development of technical specifications.

One other observation, the team consciously decided to focus on Policy and Security as key building blocks that needed to be in place before Orchestration could be adequately addressed, in detail. You will see several catalyst exploring the relationship between Policy, Security and Orchestration at TM Forum Live! 2015.
mendyk
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1/26/2015 | 6:27:56 PM
Re: Wondering what changes might be in store
Geographic expansion in the context of telecom makes sense, although TMF has struggled with that. Moving into areas like energy makes less sense. Who in the energy business knows or cares about TMF?
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1/26/2015 | 3:14:08 PM
Re: Wondering what changes might be in store
I'm with you, Carol!  The Forum has made some significant contributions at some levels and then seemed totally unable to organize themselves to capitalize them on another.  They have been particularly at sea with respect to SDN and NFV, though some of the Fellows I've worked with have strong ideas.  We'll see how much a change at the top percolates down through the layers.  That always seems to be the problem with organizations, no-for-profit and otherwise.
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1/26/2015 | 2:43:45 PM
Wondering what changes might be in store
Given the segment of the network it occupies, I would expect to see TM Forum more involved in the orchestration debates around virtualization. Sany spells out why, now I want to see the how. 


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