Earlier this month Pierrette de Leeuw Koumans referred to comments on the annual CIO survey of CIO.com, stating CIOs are gaining stature as business strategists. The comments seemed to show a less rosy picture of the involvement of IT and the CIO in the overall business strategy. And, indeed, unfortunately IT is not looked upon as a skilled and respected partner in the business. [Read more...]
We’re at it again, and just four months after being positioned in the ‘Leaders’ quadrant for Gartner’s Asia-Pacific Network Service Providers Magic Quadrant*, BT is delighted to have been positioned in the ‘Leaders’ quadrant for the Global Network Service Providers Magic Quadrant* for the ninth time.
Magic Quadrants provide a graphical competitive positioning of four types of technology providers, where market growth is high and provider differentiation is distinct: [Read more...]
SharePoint experts are an eclectic bunch – drawing on ideas, style and standards from a wide variety of sources. This is partly because the technology is so versatile allowing SharePoint to be deployed for myriad business purposes. The result is that SharePoint experts have a wide range of opinions of what is best, what works well and what works badly.
However, the one thing they have strong agreement on is the need for business governance. To put it bluntly business governance is what makes the difference between success and failure especially at the corporate level. [Read more...]
Our chief sustainability officer, Niall Dunne, asked an interesting question on the World Economic Forum’s blog. Talking about how Africa can benefit from being connected, he asked: Are we talking about connectivity because we’re a telecoms company? Surprisingly for some perhaps, his answer is “No”.
Here are a few examples to help us explain his logic. [Read more...]
The annual Cisco Live event is rapidly approaching, and once again it will bring together leading IT professionals and technical innovators from across the globe to discuss the technological developments that are changing the way we live and work.
Taking place at London’s ExCeL Centre from January 29 to February 1, the event will provide a forum for people to learn about the vital technologies that will be the bedrock of tomorrow’s economy. [Read more...]
By Neil Mellor, Business Development Director, PSN, BTGS
A significant milestone was achieved this week in BT’s delivery of PSN compliant services. With our GCN service, BT Connect WAN connectivity services and IL3 management services already PSN Certified, BT’s DNSP (Distribution Network Service Provider) service has also been granted PSN Certification.
The DNSP service provides the critical link between our broader portfolio of PSN services and the GCN, which itself provides onward connection to other service providers and their customers. [Read more...]
The End to Limitless Resources has been acknowledged for some time. Now, business must rise to the challenge of growth without fatal depletion of scarce or non-renewable materials. As our recent Istanbul Big Conversation discussed, the Supply Chain has a major role to play.
The End to Limitless Resources is one of the Big Four issues of our Global Services Big Conversation. So far, as the Conversation engages with audiences of business and technology leaders around the world, it is also the issue that has seen one of the greatest spreads of reaction and opinion. For example, in resources rich Colombia, our Bogota Summit ranked it as the least of their current concerns – at just 8 per cent of the audience. This compares quite closely with the 6.8 per cent of the Istanbul delegates who, today, put resources pressure as their first ranked Big Issue. [Read more...]