I have the most fun in my job when I get a chance to have an in-depth discussion with someone about a business issue they are working to solve. After all, that is what we are in business to do.
None of us like to be "sold" which sometimes causes us to not share problems with people who can help. We have created a program that we hope will give some comfort to sharing things with us.
Food-for-Thought is a no-cost opportunity to try us out. Bring us an issue you are working on and we will provide lunch and a consultant to share information with your team. Rather than sell you something, we want you to have the opportunity to buy something you feel will have value to you.
We have also done some interesting Webinars recently that are available on our website for download. Topics have included planning for 4G and Leadership in Project Management.
We will be at 4G World next week and I am setting personal meetings with people who are attending the meeting. If we have not connected and you would like to take our measure, please drop me a line.
Alliance is always interested in new solutions that may prove useful to our clients. We find them at trade shows, in our clients, and sometimes we are approached directly by the vendor. We have senior people within the company check out the offering and determine how it might fit for our clients.
A recent cloud based solution made me start to think about what that trend may mean for us and how fast it might be adopted. I believe we will see many more cloud based solutions in our business in the next few years. They will be adopted because they will be the next way to drive out cost. The companies providing them may be established players in telecom, but I think there will be companies doing well that most of us have not heard of today. What do you think? Email me with your thoughts on how this concept is being used or will be used in your BSS and OSS architecture.