Hi there, and welcome!
I meant to start writing this a long time ago, but for one reason and another I didn’t. I thought it was time that I stopped procrastinating and started putting some content down, so here we are!
Always best to start with some quick introductions, so I will. If you came here from Twitter, you might already know that my name is Ian Massingham and that I work at EMC as Chief Technology Officer for the Service Provider Business Unit in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. If not, you certainly know this now
The objective of this blog is to share my thoughts and findings from working with IT and Telecommunications Service Providers.
I’m guessing that the immediate question that you will have is what topic areas will I be covering? The best way to answer that is that is to say that I spend a lot of my time on working with Service Providers to help them develop services that create new opportunities for Service Providers to help their customers transform the way in which they operate their IT and, as a result, their businesses.
At the moment, this means a lot of focus on the development of Service Provider operated Cloud Services (more on what I think this actually means in upcoming posts) and on applying cloud-like delivery models to existing services too.
More specifically, some topic areas that I am likely to write about are:
- Macro-level trends that I see
- Services being developed and launched by SPs, both in EMEA and globally
- SP Architectures
- Relevant enabling technologies
- News and events that are relevant to the SP sector
A wise person once told me to blog little and blog often. Obviously I haven’t taken their advice to date, but I am going to start now and stop here. There’ll be more content coming very soon though.