Gartner Research

Too Many Choices: Best-of-Breed, Best-of-Suite, Converged Solutions Suite or Application Integration Framework?

Published: 25 June 2001

ID: G0098396

Analyst(s): Norbert Scholz


Communications providers face an increasing number of choices for their BSS/OSS. In addition to best-of-breed point solutions and best-of-suite solutions bundles, individual vendors now provide coverage for the entire BSS/OSS solutions map. Gartner Dataquest explains the competing approaches and shows how they are linked to the competition among services, software and hardware vendors to gain a foothold in the BSS/OSS market.Project Analyst: Norbert Scholz

Table Of Contents
  • Executive Summary
  • The Proliferation of BSS/OSS Models
    • The BSS/OSS Value Chain
    • OSS at the Intersection of Hardware, Software and Services
  • Competing BSS/OSS Models
    • Best-of-Breed Solutions
    • Best-of-Suite Solutions
    • Converged Solutions Suites
    • AIFs
  • Gartner Dataquest Perspective
    • Gartner Dataquest Recommendations

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