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The top three stumbling blocks for cloud transformation programs

Operators, globally, are rapidly embarking on their evolution towards being digital service providers. If you’re one of them, it’s high time to begin your own digital transformation so that you are positioned to help your customers achieve theirs. That means updating your services, network, infrastructure, and operations to become agile and accelerate innovation. The cloud, in all it fuzzy definitions, is an integral part of achieving the digital transformation. A successful Cloud Transformation will create the necessary foundation for the digital service provider of the future.

Ericsson Cloud Blog becomes Future Digital Blog

It’s sometimes hard not to get whiplash due to the speed by which industries and markets are evolving. That’s why so many of us turn to blogs to help keep us informed. And that’s why we’re pleased to announce that the Ericsson Cloud Blog and the IT/OSS/BSS Blog have joined forces to create the Future Digital Blog, where we’ll discuss all things digital.

DevOps for operators in an era of digital services

Users in a multitude of contexts — at work, at home, at play or on the road; are shaping a new digital economy in which agility for a superior user experience has emerged as the ultimate measure of competitive differentiation. As an industry benchmark, non-traditional service providers have re-architected their IT environments to accelerate the delivery of compelling digital services with extremely efficient cost structures.

Is artificial intelligence the only option for cloud security?

So who's going to win the future of security?  The good AI bots or the bad AI bots? Jason Hoffman, Head of Product Area Cloud Systems at Ericsson and a cloud industry pioneer, spoke to Telecoms.com about developments in cloud security, focusing on artificial intelligence.

Modernize your applications now with a full KPI-driven framework

As I have argued in my previous posts, an iterative approach is the right decision when you are modernizing your applications. But how can you measure success? How can you understand your true starting point before starting a migration? How can you help  your team embark on a smooth and full migration to a new way of working? How can you move your technology forward and keep it aligned with the rest of the industry?

Here is some guidance to make your migration simple and easy to measure.

8 questions you need to ask about your legacy applications

When executives consider their applications, the maturity of those applications and whether they can help the business achieve its digital goals, there is often a big debate about which ones should be considered legacy applications and then how to evolve them. This is becoming a requirement in every single industry, so here is some guidance on how to recognize the problem and intelligently move your applications to the next level of maturity!

Why you need to start application modernization today

You hear a lot about how application modernization projects - moving applications into the cloud - are more than a mandate but instead are a necessity to survive. But how do you start with this often overwhelming task? How do you accomplish it and which methods do you use? The answers to these questions can spark huge debates even in the top performing companies.

Why you need to fight shadow IT to master the digital economy

Historically, in every economic system, it’s been easy to tell who the boss is. They are the one who controls the resources. The pharaoh controlled the granaries, the noble controlled the land where the serfs toiled, and the industrialist owned the machines clanking away in the 19th-century factory.

Pay attention to business user concerns about cloud

In a new report, Ericsson ConsumerLab interviewed 1,500 business users and 350 decision makers about the benefits and challenges of cloud transitions. And while the perceived benefits are closely aligned, decision makers should pay attention to how business users perceive the challenges.

Most discussions about the benefits of the cloud focus on the decision-maker's or IT leader’s perspective. But what about the business users, the people who actually use the cloud?

How data storage stores: behind the magician's curtain

Let's explore the different ways applications store data permanently on disk. The different methods are in some sense merely conveniences for the programmer writing an application.

At its heart, all data storage consists of a stream of zeros and ones on some medium. Paper and magnetic tape have given way to disk, but the principles remain the same. When we talk about storage methods, we mean the structure imposed on these zeros and ones to provide the semantics necessary for storing them—that is, the ability to express ideas such as data ownership, security, access method, and even clues as to what type of data it is that we are storing.

I will begin the discussion with the most familiar method (file storage) and then discuss block storage (the way databases store data for us), and finally I will briefly discuss object-based storage, which is a method modern applications use to move data structures from working memory to disk.

A seamless organization is a prerequisite for successful omni-channel management

Technologies have turned our world upside down, giving us newfound opportunities to create, innovate, and thrive. It is not only altering our personal lives, it’s transforming organizations and entire industries.