List: C-level briefing – Orange Business Services Head of International Business explains why managed services and convergence will be the norm.
1. 2016 will see technical problems being surmounted
"There is a big theme of convergence in terms of fixed and mobile coming together.
"On convergence, you will see the convergence that needs to happen on the networks, the technical convergence. In 2016 you will see it from a user side as well. The consumer will want the choice between different types of connectivity."
2. An end to the stigma attached to IP voice
"B2B CIOs are more hesitant to go to the internet because of concerns about security and that the internet does not give you quality of service.
"We as consumers experience Skype, which runs over the internet. Is it always fantastic? Yes and no."
3. Workloads will be spread more across different clients and devices
We see both worlds proving to be true: the Cisco world technology-wise, the desktop world of Microsoft," Reisinger says.
"Ideally everybody looks for integration into the different devices; it could be mobile, or either a Microsoft Lync client on this or a Cisco client. People want to work in different environments."
4. Managed services becoming the norm
"In terms of purchasing behaviour, there will be more demand to purchase things as a managed service. They don’t want to buy and to run it with their own staff.
"In Australia, Cricket Australia wanted to have a complete cloud platform. Cricket is up and down depending on usage. For them, cloud makes perfect sense."
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