As service providers explore the meaning of digital transformation and cloudification, an exciting range potential innovations is emerging. With so many ideas to choose from, it’s smart to prioritize cloud integrated solutions that create customer value. From digital customer engagements to data-driven insights and productivity innovations, cloud capable solutions must be top priority for successful digital transformation.
Reinventing customer interactions with short-term, high-value projects exerts strong influence over digital transformation, which includes cloud migration strategy and activities. Cloud capable technologies provide a platform for actualizing that strategy and activity, delivering return on investment in the form of rapid benefits, and flexing along with changing market conditions without sacrificing profitability or purpose.
Cloud Networking Solutions
Cloud capable architecture has modular, open, and scalable interfaces that do much more than modernize legacy systems. These architectures are the basis for a new digital infrastructure that maximizes service delivery, drives down OPEX, and preserves the useful lifespan of existing network investments.
The only way to differentiate the modern network is to incorporate cloud capable technologies methodically, from core to edge. That includes network equipment, Operations Support Systems (OSS), OSS integration, and the business processes that support them. Evolving a network in this way, to fully support cloud-based and virtualized capabilities, is no mean undertaking. Many service providers are discovering that a dependable partner and a phased approach helps them generate the best outcomes for their customers and their business. This phased approach is a journey in every sense, not least because it is essential to know where you are at the outset as much as it is to have a solid cloud migration plan for the road ahead. Successful cloud migration begins with careful study of the current business environment both internally and externally, to create a baseline against which effectiveness, value and success can be measured.
Value-Based Perspective Drives a Customer-First Mindset
Regardless of the chosen approach, value must be the connective tissue linking strategy with business transformation and establishing a customer-first mindset throughout the network and its operations. Evaluating service offerings from a value-based perspective stimulates innovation that can result in an expanded portfolio of precisely targeted and customized products and services.
Digital transformation extends beyond delivering revenue-generating services faster. There is much more to value than quicker time to market and operational efficiency. Digital transformation enables service providers to strengthen their existing business and partner ecosystem, driving sustainability while creating trust continuously and responsively through innovation. These ecosystems, together with the network itself, are the vital engines that power value creation from within.
Learn More About Digital Transformation and Cloud Enabled Networking
For an in-depth perspective on each stage of the journey to a virtualized, cloud enabled networking, read our whitepaper. We describe a phased approach to network digital transformation and discusses how to develop an initial baseline for measuring success, what it means to prioritize value, how to plan the path forward carefully, the innovations that generate rewarding customer experiences, and the use of network intelligence, cloud orchestration, and automation to enhance competitive advantage.