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Impact 2014: Carriers need to understand enterprise mobility strategies

LAS VEGAS – The increased adoption of corporate mobile solutions impacts the telecommunications industry as they typically require more bandwidth and network performance improvements. Therefore, communications service providers need to understand what companies are doing (or planning to deploy) in order to anticipate traffic growth and seize, secure and update infrastructure.

In a video interview with RCR Wireless New at the IBM Impact 2014 event held in Las Vegas this week, Richard Esposito, GM for mobility services at IBM, commented on challenges faced by service providers in meeting enterprise mobility needs. Esposito also noted that meeting consumer experience expectation was a major trend. “Companies have to create a different, a unique experience for their customers,” Esposito said.

Esposito pointed to the development of new networks and infrastructure and making sure they are ready to handle the expected data load as a major trend. “It’s a huge opportunities for telecommunications providers.”

Mobile is among IBM Software unit’s main strategy for growth alongside cloud, social, big data and analytics. “When you have mobile, you have social,” explained Angel Diaz, VP for open technology and cloud performance solutions at IBM. “And it changes the way of you do business. You need to have flexible infrastructure and that’s why cloud is extremely important.”

Indeed, new technologies — such as big data, mobile, the “Internet of things,” cloud and social — present opportunities for business. To support these, Steve Mills, SVP for IBM Software and Systems, claimed that infrastructure does matter. “The evolution of today’s IT infrastructure moves from complex, skill intensive, reactive monitoring towards simplified, automated and proactive,” he said.

During his presentation at Impact 2014, Mills noted that mainframes continue to be the No. 1 driver of cloud adoption. “Everything that is happening is our industry affects the infrastructure layer.”

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Editor’s note: IBM provided travel costs to attend Impact event in Las Vegas.

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Roberta Prescott
Editor, Americasrprescott@rcrwireless.com Roberta Prescott is responsible for Latin America reporting news and analysis, interviewing key stakeholders. Roberta has worked as an IT and telecommunication journalist since March 2005, when she started as a reporter with InformationWeek Brasil magazine and its website IT Web. In July 2006, Prescott was promoted to be the editor-in-chief, and, beyond the magazine and website, was in charge for all ICT products, such as IT events and CIO awards. In mid-2010, she was promoted to the position of executive editor, with responsibility for all the editorial products and content of IT Mídia. Prescott has worked as a journalist since 1998 and has three journalism prizes. In 2009, she won, along with InformationWeek Brasil team, the press prize 11th Prêmio Imprensa Embratel. In 2008, she won the 7th Unisys Journalism Prize and in 2006 was the editor-in-chief when InformationWeek Brasil won the 20th media award Prêmio Veículos de Comunicação. She graduated in Journalism by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, has done specialization in journalism at the Universidad de Navarra (Spain, 2003) and Master in Journalism at IICS – Universidad de Navarra (Brazil, 2010) and MBA – Executive Education at the Getulio Vargas Foundation.

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