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dlr5288
dlr5288
2/24/2016 1:15:12 PM
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Re: When is anything done on time and under budget?
It's always inteesting to see the different opinions of the CSP's. I agree that there's really no surprise, but project delays are inevitable. Either the money isn't quite right yet, or something goes wrong with the building process, or perhaps the plans simply change.

I do think they need to get more on board with each other about the high-priority tasks. They need to be more togather and be able to say one way or another if it will be finished towards the end of 2016 or 2017.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
2/24/2016 12:32:23 PM
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Re: A Course for Virtualization: Deployment
@DHagar:

It is no longer a purchase item but a capability to serve the organization and its customers in better operations, services, and connections.

Well stated facts again.


At this age nothinhg exists as one straight purchase. EVerything is a collaboration starting from key exec team to the ground staff. Any mis-alignment and/or miscommunication is going to cost dearly and throw a company off the track.

As a leader of the company who has decision making capability, that person must think about a BIG picture with forward vision. That's when all desired capabilities from a customer's perspective could be well thought of prior to envisioning something new.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
2/24/2016 12:26:46 PM
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Re: A Course for Virtualization: Deployment
@DHagar:

 the vision of CEO's need to embrace the role technology and communications plays...

Amazing fact. The vision of CEO is a real key for any company's well being.We have been hearing mixed stories in this regard. And often times we see big time shufflings of these big heards citing all trivial reasons. But the reality may have been 'lack of vision' or 'lack of alignment between the vision and company's background and potential capabilities'. By the time the realignment of that leadership occurs, the company must have lost X number of years of potential growth in the market.

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batye
batye
2/24/2016 2:58:32 AM
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Re: A Course for Virtualization: Deployment
@freehe  I think it the way of the future... thank you for the link interesting reading...

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
2/23/2016 7:55:02 PM
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When is anything done on time and under budget?
No real surprises, here -- but it's interesting to quantify the delays that are inevitable. The first virtualized functions will probably be done when it's profitable to do so... and legacy services are always going to stick around until customers stop paying more for something that could be done more cheaply. 

If there were a bit more competition between CSPs, then perhaps customers would be educated by a hungrier sales process -- and customers would demand faster deployments for the cost savings.... 

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DHagar
DHagar
2/19/2016 1:03:09 PM
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Re: A Course for Virtualization: Deployment
freehe, absolutely!  The drivers for change will be the tangible benefits in reduced OPEX, CAPEX, Productivity, etc.  Plus, I believe the tech and telco industries need to continually identify the ROI for turning these capabilities into real gains for the purchasing and use of these services.

It really is "The money, stupid" - as famously stated years ago when the financial impact was ignored.

Also, the vision of CEO's need to embrace the role technology and communications plays.  It is no longer a purchase item but a capability to serve the organization and its customers in better operations, services, and connections.

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freehe
freehe
2/19/2016 12:47:16 PM
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Re: A Course for Virtualization: Deployment
Virtualization has so many benefits such as energy efficiency, reduction in costs, reduction in backup and recovery, consolidation, etc. Why haven't more companies embraced the technology and why others have extended the deadline to virtualize their environments.

I have seen many CEO and CIOs afraid of change as well as employees. This has hindered many organizations and has continually increased their IT annual costs.
The key to selling CEOs and CIOs on implementing virtualization at a quicker rate is showing how virtualization can reduce time, resources and costs daily, monthly, quarterly and yearly.

According to Reserach and Markets, North American and European Virtualization Market Forecast are both going to grow by a healthy 8.5% CAGR over 2010 – 2016 period, creating aggregate markets of $123.8 Billion in North America and $94.7 Billion in Europe over the same period. http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/1402312/the_future_of_virtualization_cloud_computing_and

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DHagar
DHagar
2/18/2016 7:59:34 PM
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Re: A Course for Virtualization: Deployment
Mike, excellent infographic and portrayal of the evolution to virtualization.

Interesting note that they see this as taking longer to deploy than planned - stretching out the timeframes.  I am thinking this may be an example of our tendency to plan our deployments based on our current knowledge/systems.  The full realization of transformation is a bigger picture, requiring us to develop plans for the knowns and the unknows that will be the result of new configurations with virtuallization.   Better designs and planning will both effectively deploy virtualization and achieve the full ROI and benefits.

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