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What Will Your Product Do When It Grows Up?

There comes a time in every product's life when a difficult decision must be made: What will it do for a living? Having been conceived out of one of your recent telco projects, your new database/automation/integration/whatever solution is coming of age. It's been productized and recently v1.0 has been successfully deployed at a second tier-2 […]

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Open Source OSS – RiverMuse Launched

Yesterday, the RiverMuse team announced the release of their open source fault management platform. It’s their marketing audacity that struck me when I first happened upon RiverMuse. Firstly, and most obviously, that name. For those readers without 5+ years in the industry, it borrows from RiverSoft and MicroMuse, both innovators in fault management systems back […]

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Creaner on Cloud Computing

Martin Creaner’s blog teaches us the fundamentals of cloud computing, but where’s the TM Forum leadership? The hype and hope of cloud computing continues. There’s an opportunity here, and I’m happy to see more contributions to the debate on how service providers can embrace new architectures. Frequently, though, they lack any meat, or real understanding […]

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Telcordia at Sonaecom

At the start of this week Telcordia announced an OSS project… or something… at Portugal’s Sonaecom. Here’s the PR. Not a bad PR either, as it actually contains some detail. Shock! But please take a look, because I can’t work out whether it’s a new deal or not… Telcordia products will be used to support […]

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Amdocs OSS Win at Telenor Sweden

Amdocs have sold some OSS stuff to Telenor Sweden to manage inventory and automation of their wire-line network. It is worth noting, as the PR does, that Amdocs products are already deployed to manage Telenor Sweden’s mobile network. This new deal presumably adds wire-line network, but it is not clear whether the new project includes […]

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How Web 2.0 is the OSS Industry?

What your peers are doing on the web… I’ve been blogging for just ten months. Facebooking for a couple of years. Twittering, well, I’m still working out why. I am not the lone late-adopter in this industry. Most people in the OSS industry are late adopters of commercial or professional ‘social’ networking. For example, if […]

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Off Topic – Holodeck, Today

Check out this craziness… http://www.baekdal.com/future/interaction-design/sketchup-2045-today/ Has to be the best thing in VR since those massive stereo helmets that promised so much in the mid-90s. The Eon Reality 3D cube looks like a total mind-mess. Where can I try one?

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Beautiful Graphs = Fascinating Data

Last week I was with an friend and ex-colleague, attending his leaving drinks, discussing what we both learnt while working for a large BSS/OSS company, compared to the start-up we had originally joined. One of my ‘learnings’ (urgh) was the significance of how data is presented differently to professional managers rather than start-up propeller-heads. Propeller-heads […]

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Industry Blows Hot and Cold on Service Catalogs

Not everyone shares my enthusiasm for service and product catalogs despite the investment in developing products & solutions that we’ve seen in the last couple of years. At Tele Management World, this May in Nice, I talked to a number of people from different OSS vendors. I have to say, some of my optimism, assumptions […]

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Web 2.0: Single Point of Failure vs. Blissful Naivety

Web 2.0: Single Point of Failure vs. Blissful Naivety

I was catching up on some Marketing Over Coffee podcasts today when the topic of Web 2.0 ‘single points of failure’ came up briefly. Web 2.0 stuff is great for making contact with customers and building interest in campaigns. MOC questioned whether such services could be relied on, 24/7? Their marketing answer was to ensure […]

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