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Will cloud still be part of your business and technical vocabulary five years from now? We doubt it. By then, cloud will be so completely embedded in the way you design, manage and deliver communications and content services that the word itself will cease to have meaning.
But right now, cloud is on the business technology agenda in all Atos discussions with telco clients around the world, and early experimentation is fast making way for practical implementation. We see four reasons for this new and gathering momentum:
- Expectation – both your consumer and enterprise customers expect cloud to be part of the proposition.
- Over-the-top pressures – cloud gives you opportunities to leverage your differentiating information assets against new OTT competitors.
- Application providers – you need to take advantage of the fact that the software providers you and your clients rely on are all looking to SaaS.
- Viable commercial models – this is not just virtualisation. Providers like Atos can now offer viable pay-per-use service models.
There is a cloud shift happening right now – and it’s time to explore.
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Over the last eighteen months, Atos has been actively inolved in a wide range of cloud-based projects with telecommunications clients. Some of these are focused on the telco opportunity to generate new revenues with new services. Others are designed to increase the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of internal processes and operations.
In both scenarios, Atos makes continuity, compliance and security a priority without compromise at all times.
Back-up and restore are now standard consumer cloud offers – but how to do more and how to challenge over-the-top players head on. The Atos Consumer Cloud lets your customers synchronise content across any combination of devices, and can be purchased directly as a “ready for revenue” solution, implemented with the Atos commitment that consumer data will stay local/regional.
Enterprise Application Store
Could the age of the enterprise application license be coming to an end? As a telco, you can raise your business profile with an enterprise application gateway. Canopy, the Atos company formed with EMC and VMware, now offers a pure-play cloud application store for the enterprise, allowing telcos to re-badge for immediate use.
Mobile Retail Services
Putting smart retail services on the device in the consumer’s pocket lets you take personalised and context-sensitive shopping to a new level. The Atos Mobiret cloud retail service allows retailers to build profitable relationships with their customers on the move – creating new revenues for the telco as a result.
Workplace as a Service
The telco workplace is more diverse and dynamic than ever – provisioning desktop devices and services loses sense when BYOD and home-working increasingly become part of the mix. With the Adaptive Workplace, Atos can now offer full “workplace-as-a-service” options, allowing you to design the individual workplace in line with employee profiles – and pay according to actual usage