High-Tech Tuesday Webinar: Brokering Cloud Value, a CSP Guide to the Digital Industrial Economy

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Summary

This webinar describes Gartner's view of the role of communications service providers in enabling the development of a digital industrial economy by providing cloud services at various levels of the cloud services value chain.

Table of Contents

Many Moving Parts Impact the Transition to the Digital Industrial Economy

Key Issues

The Digital Industrial Economy: Software-Defined … Business

CSPs and the Cloud: Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

Quantifying the New Digital Opportunities for CSPs

Quantifying the New Digital Opportunities for CSPs (cont.)

How CSPs Can Explore the Opportunity and Leverage the Synergy: a CSP Heat Map

How CSPs Can Explore the Opportunity and Leverage the Synergy: a CSP Heat Map (cont.)

But Mind the Gap

Key Issues

Potential Routes to the Cloud and Beyond

Reimagining: a New Digital Industrial Economy

Transition to a New Role: From an Order Taker to a Business Partner and Enabler

Transition to a New Role: From an Order Taker to a Business Partner and Enabler (cont.)

Who's Winning the Race to Market?

Leverage the Flexibility and Dynamics That Software-Defined Can Bring

Leverage the Flexibility and Dynamics That Software-Defined Can Bring (cont.)

Leverage the Flexibility and Dynamics That Software-Defined Can Bring (cont.)

Key Issues

Gartner Sees Enterprise Cloud Activities Evolving in Five Key Areas

A Hybrid Future With Hybrid Clouds and Hybrid IT

Don't Take Every Cloud Migration Scenario at Face Value

Don't Take Every Cloud Migration Scenario at Face Value (cont.)

Don't Take Every Cloud Migration Scenario at Face Value (cont.)

Take a Pace-Layered View of Systems to Guide Your Cloud Deployment Decisions

Organizing for Hybrid IT: Implementing a Clear Brokerage Role

Definition: Cloud Services Brokerage

Brokerage Provider(s) and Enablers

Leverage Brokerage for Supermarket-Like Convenience and Efficiency

CSP Recommendations for the New Digital Industrial Economy

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Overview

As the global economy prepares to embrace the digital age, leading communications service providers (CSPs) are defining their roles in the new ecosystems that are emerging.

This webinar discussed:

  • How these CSPs are embracing brokering as an "onramp" to deliver value to enterprise customers in the Nexus of Forces — social, mobile, information and especially cloud

  • How CSPs can exploit cloud synergies to add value in the upcoming digital industrial economy

  • Which innovations are having the biggest impact on digital competitiveness and success

  • How cloud services brokering will change the ecosystem of customers, vendors and providers

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