Service providers are busy. There is getting to the cloud, building out the technology stack, knowing what technology is actually required, then there is marketing and acquiring new customers for the cloud. It’s a lot.
You might already be in the cloud or maybe you are starting your journey. Whatever stage you are at, here is our complete checklist of considerations from the business side to the technology, all the way to customer acquisition.
Also, below is our latest infographic – a one stop guide to help you identify some considerations you hadn’t thought of previously or reinforce what you already know.
When it comes to billing for cloud services, it’s a tricky business. Sometimes complexity can take over causing services to not be billed for correctly. And as we all know, if you are not billing properly, you are most likely losing money or customers.
Here is our latest infographic featuring five cloud billing pitfalls we believe every service provider and telecom operator should avoid based on our experience.
Think you’re too late to the cloud market? Think again. By 2018, IDC forecasts that public cloud spending will more than double to $127.5 billion. This forecast is broken down as $82.7 billion in SaaS spending, $24.6 billion for IaaS and $20.3 billion in PaaS expenditures.
Service providers have to compete with cloud giants like Amazon, Google and Microsoft to provide high availability, scalable and customizable infrastructures and all the while offering competitive costs. These challenges are not only slowing the delivery of excellent service, but they are also the main reasons for service providers to miss out on the opportunity to generate new revenue streams through the cloud. Now though, service providers no longer need to compete with cloud giants. Instead, they can embrace the public clouds while still maximizing opportunities through multi-cloud solutions.