MSPs Must Use Startups as an Asset for their UnTelco Strategy

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3Q 2018 | IN-5199


There Are Many Ways to Pursue UnTelco


For MSPs, the need to move beyond their legacy systems and thought processes is becoming a more and more common topic of discussion. As a result, many MSPs drafted new strategies centered on different facets of digital transformation. This was done, for instance, by Orange with its Essentials 2020 plan, which is focusing on Internet of Things (IoT) and new areas such as banking, and by KT Corporation, which is following a “platform” strategy across many verticals, including media, energy, and security. MSPs have also been deploying specific technologies to upgrade and improve their own internal operations, as is the case with Telefónica’s network virtualization program. MSPs have also worked to identify new verticals, such as manufacturing, mobility, and smart cities, as key areas of future growth so as to efficiently focus their resources in selected growth areas. There is no right or wrong strategy for UnTelco, but all MSPs must realize they must take action to grow past connectivity. All of the above approaches are implementation of su…

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