5G: Look for where motivation and creativity is high

The Important Nothing in life is a given, especially when industries hit the mature part of the curve Incentive, creativity, passion, purpose, and public/private sector collaboration can make a difference. Look for these elements when creating 5G investment strategies. Quick and free subscription to the leading Cloud, Network, and Security Newsletter, CloudNetSec from bohcay: link…

Networking Epochs from Mainframes to NaaS

The Important After decades of Internet and Cloud infrastructure innovation / investment, the networking world turns its eyes to Enterprise Routing, and more generally, Enterprise networking. The tip of the spear is SD-WAN, but Network-as-a-Service (Subscription) is the larger theme, with multicloud also part of the mix. This presents Enterprise Networking disruption potential, though Cisco…

SW licensing in the age of cloud: measurement and reporting

The Important In the age of cloud, agility, efficiency, and flexibility need to be the focus of operations Approaches to SW licensing that halt operations, cause manual intervention, or cause time consuming activities do not meet these goals There are multiple stakeholders involved in software licensing, complicating software licensing Quick and free subscription to the…

Business model: a large range of meanings from SKUs to value.

When people say they are doing “Business Model Transformation” they might mean anything from SKU-based financing to value chain reengineering. It is important to know which, especially for the company doing business model transformation.

Network vs Cloud Service Providers

The Important The core of a Network Service Provider’s business in network services The core of a Cloud Service Provider’s business is cloud services This difference in focus drives different requirements for suppliers Quick and free subscription to the leading Cloud, Network, and Security Newsletter, CloudNetSec from bohcay: link Discussion Network service providers (NSPs) add…

Open Source Software is not a Business Model – You have to create that

The Important Open source software: is a development and/or software source code licensing model. does not dictate or describe how value is created, delivered, and captured by a business. Any business using open source code: may face the need to have a non-product model and/or a tiered licensing model must have clarity about who buyers…

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. ┬áNetwork managers can benefit from replacing large operational expenses, with smaller,…

Why (Networking) Software?

Why software, for any purpose? The simplest answer is: it is the easiest way, for the most engineers, to tell computers what to do, in the most expansive ways. The cloud era adds to that: it is the easiest way, for computer instructions, to be adapted to, the largest scope of computer / storage configurations….