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Network2025: Network as a Subscription – Opportunity to change the game

Information technology in general, and networking specifically, have benefited greatly from silicon economics for decades. Consistent gains in networking price/performance have been on the capital expense side / hardware procurement. Operations gains have not benefited as much, and are increasingly a barrier to productivity. Network managers can benefit from replacing large operational expenses, with smaller, OPEX-based, network subscriptions, focused on security, agility, automation, autonomy, scalability, and effectiveness. Network technology suppliers can change the game with an impactful Network as a Subscription strategy.

Networking: NLP for IBN (intent-based networking)

Because the age of interfacing with networks via NLP seems probable, the only question that remains is what will the protocol be between centralized components and distributed components, as well as between the distributed components themselves?

Value and mindset conflicts = strategy & leadership problem

“When you see value proposition and mindset conflicts, you know there is a basic strategy and leadership problem. This is common, and the reason it is common, is so few people in the world have transformation experience, all they know, is what they have been doing, successfully, for decades.”

What is a business model (part 1)

“Business models – on one hand, a pretty simple focus on the main preoccupations and competencies of a company, and on the other hand, a complex study of everything a company does to create, deliver, and capture that value.”

What is strategy

“Framing the issues, asking the right questions, analysis, influencing, driving action, and then checking the strategy for whether it is producing results. Understanding both what the company will and will not do, getting to that clarity by debating real alternatives and making real choices, with meaningful resource allocation. These are some of the aspects of strategy.”