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Tony Poulos

Tony is a freelance writer, regular speaker, MC and chairman for the telecoms and digital services industries worldwide. He has founded and managed software and services companies, acts a market strategist and is now Editor of DisruptiveViews. In June 2011, Tony was recognized as one of the 25 most influential people in telecom software worldwide.

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Voice is not dead – long live voice!

Voice is not dead – long live voice!

Written by on June 8, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

So, voice is supposed to be dead (or at least dying), according to the leading telecoms companies in the world. Supporting this theory are countless reports on Gen X, Y and Millennials espousing that they don’t talk to each other, preferring to communicate by text messaging. It seems both ‘assumptions’ may be a little premature […]

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Being late to embrace big data may be a blessing for telcos

Being late to embrace big data may be a blessing for telcos

Written by on May 30, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Innovation in big data is all about making the data available for any number of people to test out ideas to see what works without impacting the performance of the systems the data resides in. Promoting and supporting innovation of this type is critical for any business. Big data has become a byword for any […]

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Interview with Yuval Dvir, Head of EMEA Online Partnerships, Google for Work

Interview with Yuval Dvir, Head of EMEA Online Partnerships, Google for Work

Written by on May 20, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

This is the third year that Yuval Dvir has attended the TM Forum event in Nice. It is not a Google thing, but more a ‘Dvir’ thing. Previously he attended while working at Skype, but this year he spoke about IT transformation from a Google perspective. When everything is connected as we move towards the […]

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Netcracker, Telefonica – addressing a digital identity crisis

Netcracker, Telefonica – addressing a digital identity crisis

Written by on May 18, 2016 in Features with 1 Comment

In a briefing on the discussion at one of the keynote sessions at the recent TMF Live event in Nice, Andrew Feinberg, CEO of Netcracker and Phil Jordan, CIO of Telefonica explain the industry’s dilemma. In short, operators, indeed, the ecosystem, is suffering from a digital identity crisis. If you say ‘digital’ to one service […]

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Delivering the complete digital ecosystem – a whole new experience

Delivering the complete digital ecosystem – a whole new experience

Written by on May 6, 2016 in Catalysts with 0 Comments

Communications service providers are already participating in digital ecosystems but they are finding some aspects of it rather challenging. In order to enable and integrate new digital services to enhance their offerings they need to adopt new business models that are both relevant and personalized for their customers. By doing this they aim to improve […]

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Why I won’t be buying an autonomous, electric, connected car

Why I won’t be buying an autonomous, electric, connected car

Written by on May 4, 2016 in Opinion with 4 Comments

I wasn’t sure for a while but now I definitely know that I don’t want an autonomous, self-driving, all-electric, connected car. No sirree, not for this old-fashioned classic car geek. Driving a car was the most life-changing moment of my early years and one that I have cherished ever since and I am not giving […]

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Big data openness means a lot more than just open data

Big data openness means a lot more than just open data

Written by on May 3, 2016 in Catalysts with 0 Comments

Big Data has been around a long time but more recent talk of ‘Open Data’ is changing perspectives on how to best utilize data wherever it resides and in whatever format. Big Data and Open Data are closely related but they’re not the same. Both types of data can transform the world, but when government turns […]

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How to protect the sale of your house from fraudsters

How to protect the sale of your house from fraudsters

Written by on April 26, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Unfortunately, as technology is advancing so are fraudsters. Unbelievably, homeowners looking to sell are having their houses sold from underneath them. Cybercrime is on the rise and perpetrators are targeting unsuspecting property sellers and their solicitors. So is it now really safe to sell your house? Nothing is fool-proof but there are precautions you can […]

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Smooth sailing through data lakes on the horizon

Smooth sailing through data lakes on the horizon

Written by on April 25, 2016 in Catalysts with 0 Comments

Promoting and supporting innovation is critical for any business. Big data has become a byword for any business wishing to capitalize on information it has at hand in order to provide customers with the best possible experience. Innovation in big data is all about making the data available for any number of people to test […]

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A brave new world – diagnosing diseases where they originate

A brave new world – diagnosing diseases where they originate

Written by on April 21, 2016 in Catalysts with 3 Comments

The advent of smartphones has impacted the lives of millions of people around the globe revolutionized many industries.  Everything from banking and payments to retail and gaming has been affected.  As we are entering the Internet of Things (IoT) era at full pace we are seeing the collection of data from devices in any location […]

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