A Response To “What Went Wrong with NFV: The Operator View”

This post is a specific response to Tom Nolle’s recent blog: What Went Wrong with NFV: The Operator View. I provide a perspective on the points Tom raised, based on my experience leading business model strategy / transformation at a leading Networking supplier, Juniper Networks. Tom’s blog reflects the operator view as articulated by Tom,…

CloudExpo 2019, Santa Clara: Cloud Chaos

bohcay’s take on last week’s CloudExpo in Santa Clara. “While there are many gaps in cloud computing, the size of those gaps depends on whether an enterprise is operating in a virtual machine, container, or serverless environment. The closer to serverless, the greater immaturity an Enterprise must navigate. The closer to serverless, the greater the…

EVs, Ford, Transformation, and When it’s in Your DNA…

The important When it is in your DNA, you focus on it relentlessly, and reinforce its importance, it shines through in the products and services you create, regardless of the technology. Ultimately, when it comes to focusing hearts and minds, a business is shaped by customer outcomes. When companies focus on outcomes for the customer,…

5G, Cisco, The Important

The Important Do the fortunes of 5G rest on Enterprise solutions? Which vendors are best positioned to execute on Enterprise solutions? These are the kinds of questions scenario planners should be asking Discussion I’ve worked with a couple of editors in my time. The most aggressive of them want that perfect title that demands people…

Explained: Systematic, Synergistic, and Strategic

The Important A strategy is a vision of desired change/outcome, and the way to get to that outcome. Decision makers across a company’s value chain must consider how to align to the outcomes desired by the strategy, and not get stuck in old thinking This consideration must be systematic, otherwise disconnects will occur, synergies will…

Huawei and the terrible conflict we feel

UPDATE – NOT LONG AFTER THIS BLOG WAS PUBLISHED THE IEEE REVERSED ITS DECISION TO BAN HUAWEI EMPLOYEES FROM REVIEWING PAPERS. If you work in tech, you a) work in global markets b) probably believe the best tech should win, even if you concede it does not always, and c) identity with political movements that…

Value Generation Framework

The Important In a world of growing digital transformation, few industries can afford to ignore the new reality of how customer experience expectations have changed. The best way to compete in the future, is to create the future. Creating the future is the function of creatives. The traditional concerns of strategy processes, the three C’s:…

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. Discussion In a concession to those that are highly skeptical about 5G, we offer this tactical…

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…