To meet the accelerating demands of internal and external customers, digital services must be delivered through an efficient production line. For most IT executives, this is easier said than done. Challenges often arise from manual delivery processes, customization requests, IT complexity, operational costs, and an overall changing hybrid IT landscape that can directly impact business performance and customer satisfaction.
In today’s competitive landscape, the ability to become a provider of customer-centric services will ultimately drive the success of multi-tenant data centers (MTDCs). By emphasizing service design, prioritizing catalog management, and embracing the paradigm shift to a product-oriented approach – MTDCs are uniquely positioned to improve customer retention and attract new ones, all while maintaining costs and optimizing prices.
In today’s fast-paced and competitive market, communications service providers (CSPs) and their suppliers recognize the need for digital networks to support high speed communication, on-demand services and dynamic management. As timing is everything in this dynamic environment, providers must operate with maximum cost efficiency across all business processes while delivering the best business performance via efficient provisioning, monitoring, and planning processes. Successful providers will be those with an agile infrastructure that enables them to deliver services fast and efficiently.
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The Impact of Automation on ICT Service Management
Customer demand drives companies to innovate, while new technical possibilities lead to greater diversity in the product and service portfolio. Digitization has paved the way for the emergence of innovative offerings that combine physical products with ICT services. While customers enjoy unprecedented flexibility and personalization, providers have to rethink the way that ICT services are delivered and create sustainable, future-proof concepts that meet growing demands.
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If you’re planning on attending the Gartner Symposium and ITXpo in Barcelona on November 6-10, you can meet the FNT team this year at booth #817. We’ll all be wearing green sneakers again!
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Today’s digital transformation is far reaching and changes how cities embrace technology to deliver an array of services as well as make existing operations more efficient. To align with and adapt to “digitization”, many cities have implemented an array of solutions and systems but are struggling to maintain control because they lack a common management platform.
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FNT and partners were on the road again during the “Expertenveranstaltung 2016” (www.expertenveranstaltung.de) from September 07 until September 22. This yearly roadshow around IT service management and IT Service Design Thinking was held in eight cities in Germany and (for the first time) in Switzerland. We met more than 380 people in Bern, Zürich, Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich to discuss recent trends in IT service and infrastructure management. This years the theme was “Service Design Thinking – Surviving in the Age of the Digital Transformation.”
Recently, we sat down with Norbert Puritscher, co-founder of bluEDGE – an innovative company offering state-of-the-art service management solutions. He assists clients in creating transparency in business process environments with a goal of establishing efficiency and productivity. He shared his unique perspective on enterprise organizations and how they can optimize their business through a service management.
Thanks to digitization, companies such as Google, Apple, Airbnb, and Uber are using new business models to enter traditional markets, where they are changing the rules forever. The agility of these companies is achieved through a strong focus on customer service combined with systematic deployment of the latest IT technologies and platforms. As we will examine below, the existing players in these markets require a new set of tactics to compete with these “digital natives.”
We are headed to Nice (France) to participate in the TM Forum Live! (May 09-12) event at the Acropolis Convention Center. We look forward to presenting our solutions around telecommunication infrastructure management, IT transformation, virtualization with SDN/NFV and smart city technologies to more than 3,500 delegates from all over the world. Meet the team and find and win the FNT frog at our booth.