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kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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11/25/2015 | 5:44:05 PM
Re: Odd premise
But then if the big guys are making some changes as in "AT&T outsourced development, but the company is now bringing development in-house" one might wonder if that a way to be copied by others. Even though the lifespan of companies seems to be trending down, even 15 year of life can be very useful, assuming one doesn't sign on in the last few years before death.
Mitch Wagner
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11/19/2015 | 5:16:32 PM
Re: Under Estimated Costs of SW Development
But can carriers afford to simply hand over their innovation future to other companies?
SeniorSo18507
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11/18/2015 | 9:32:17 AM
Under Estimated Costs of SW Development
I have seen Service Providers trying to do own SW development in house and at the point they realize the there are other aspects of Development that requires;
  • Life Cycle Management,
  • Support,
  • Able to convince the talent to stay
  • ...

they give up and ask vendors' to swap out their own "child" with theirs. This has happened many times and it will be happening again and again, Open Source will not address any of these issues. Imho; Service Providers will not leave the luxury of SLAs in Support Contracts.

 

 

 
mendyk
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11/17/2015 | 8:38:53 AM
Re: Odd premise
There's only one 100% guaranteed outcome for everyone. The rest comes down to probables, possibles, and improbables. BellLabs was created and thrived in another, very different era. Given current and foreseeable CSP economics, the prospects for significant in-house technology development look improbable. That's one of the reasons for the attraction of open source.
brooks7
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11/16/2015 | 9:18:13 PM
Re: Odd premise
You might think that part of vendor challenges is the procurement methods of the carriers.  If you treat high end systems like low value commodities, you can't expect them to invest the way they have.

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Mitch Wagner
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11/16/2015 | 8:46:19 PM
Re: And how about real disruptive innovation ?
Service providers don't want to close out relationships with vendors. They should get useful technology from wherever it is available. 
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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11/16/2015 | 8:44:46 PM
Re: Odd premise
Sure, but the common belief that vendor solutions are safer assumes that the vendors will continue to be around to provide support. 
mendyk
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mendyk,
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11/16/2015 | 11:38:50 AM
Odd premise
Using the shrinking corporation lifespan as a lead-in to the discussion about DIY R&D is dramatic and grabs attention, but it's a bit disingenuous. We use suppliers of all types for some good reasons, one of which is that it's economically much more efficient.
brooks7
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11/16/2015 | 11:16:51 AM
Re: And how about real disruptive innovation ?
Disruptive is the word that is a challenge.

 

Tell me.  In your process, where is training 100,000 people to deploy the technology?

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Yossi W
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11/14/2015 | 3:30:28 PM
And how about real disruptive innovation ?
It's clear that those service providers that can afford to build the critical mass required for an effective R&D team should do it. 

However, the missing part here is how to take advantage of real disruptive technologies that naturally come from smaller companies or start-ups. If they want to enjoy the benefts of disruptive and innovative technology from such companies, service providers need to develop short agile processes to test and evaluate such technologies. 

Imagine a service provider cycle for technology screening that's structured like this:

* 3 weeks to bring technology in front of relevant users in the operator

* 2 weeks to define a successful trial action items upon success

* 1 week max for legal (prallel to former)

* Limit trial to 3 weeks

* 2 weeks to start executing on action items 

 


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