8 days ago

A Q&A with Thomas Magedanz – 5G Technologies and Smart Cities

Digitalization is forcing the convergence of networks and platforms that have traditionally remained separate. Mobile networks have previously been the domain of telecommunications providers, but as new mobile generations emerge the reach of the network is also becoming an enterprise domain.

We spoke with Thomas Magedanz, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the Technische Universität Berlin and Director of the software-based networks competence center at Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS, about the expectations for 5G networks, why 5G technologies are being tested with Smart Cities applications and how standards can drive the global network interoperability that 5G will require. Thomas was a keynote speaker at The Open Group Berlin 2017 in April.

2 months, 1 day ago

The Open Group Berlin 2017 – Event Highlights

On Monday, April 24, Steve Nunn, President and CEO of The Open Group gave a warm welcome to over 200 attendees from 24 countries at the ‘Smart Cities/Making Standards Work’ event in Berlin, Germany. The venue, Berlin Marriott, sits on the site where some of the Berlin Wall was. In several meeting rooms, attendees were in the former East and West Berlin at the same time.

2 months, 10 days ago

Why Smart Cities Need Open Standards: A Conversation with Kary Främling

The concept of the “smart city” is beginning to be adopted by cities and municipalities worldwide. By providing “smart,” digital services, cities will, ostensibly, become more attractive places to live, offering better living conditions to citizens.

4 months, 20 days ago

The Open Group San Francisco Day Two Highlights

By The Open Group Day two of The Open Group San Francisco event was held Tuesday, January 31 on another sunny, winter day in San Francisco. Tuesday’s welcome address featured Steve Nunn, President & CEO, and Jim Hietala, VP Business … Continue reading

5 months, 1 day ago

Understanding the Customer Experience: A Conversation with Forrester Analysts David Cannon and David Wheable

By The Open Group With more technology in the hands of consumers than ever before, customers have become increasingly demanding in terms of not only the service they receive from companies but also the experience they have with your company … Continue reading

5 months, 3 days ago

Gaining Executive Buy-In for IT4IT™: A Conversation with Mark Bodman

By The Open Group With many organizations undergoing digital transformation, IT departments everywhere are taking serious hits. And although technology is at the heart of many business transformations, IT has traditionally had a reputation as a cost center rather than … Continue reading

5 months, 9 days ago

Digital Transformation and Disruption – A Conversation with Sriram Sabesan

By The Open Group The term “disruption” has been the de rigueur description for what’s been going on in the technology industry for a number of years now. But with the pressures of a digital economy facing all industries now, … Continue reading

5 months, 17 days ago

Looking Forward to a New Year

By Steve Nunn, President & CEO, The Open Group As another new year begins, I would like to wish our members and The Open Group community a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017! It’s been nearly 15 months since I transitioned … Continue reading

6 months, 7 days ago

Route to Enterprise Scale Agility

Of all the imperatives of digital transformation, the one success factor on which there is consensus is “enterprise-wide agility”. Agility not limited to IT services alone, but all enterprise services working together. Be it the “software development process” or the … Continue reading

6 months, 7 days ago

IT service providers: SMEs going global

Published in Outsource Magazine As the media never tires of pointing out, the axis of world economic power is speedily shifting to the East, both in terms of working-age population and GDP. As many of our SME-sized IT service provider clients … Continue reading