The Verizon State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2016 gives telcos and other cloud service providers some good news – cloud spend has grown. 84% of companies say their use of cloud has grown in the last year (up from 38% in last year’s report). Around half of companies say they will be using cloud for at least 75% of their workloads by 2018.
The worst cloud billing pitfall you can make is clearly not understanding what your customers are using and therefore not billing correctly. Why offer a service after all if you cannot monetize it properly?
Billing keeps your cloud business ticking, yet the process for it is often one of the last things to be considered when building out a new cloud service. We believe there are five cloud billing pitfalls all telcos and cloud service providers should avoid.
Plenty of research results are released on cloud every day. At the end of this week, we look at a few relevant stats for telcos and service providers in the cloud. Some are encouraging, some are eye opening to what is possible in the cloud and what threats exist.
There is a massive opportunity for telcos in the cloud – a hungry audience waiting to be engaged exists, but at the same time existing customers are ready to switch and are under threat from competitors. For telcos, there is an urgent need to implement effective action now.
We are very pleased to announce that after three years’ of intensive work, the MODAClouds project has reached its conclusion. For Flexiant, the MODAClouds project has been a great opportunity for us to explore the realm of multi-cloud environments.
MODAClouds has played a key part in understanding the opportunities of the multi-cloud market. This led to our acquisition of Besol Tapp in 2014 and the subsequent release of our cloud agnostic application deployment tool, Flexiant Concerto.