The State of Hardware to Software (HW2SW) Transformation

Communications Service Providers (CoSPs) are helping drive transformational change within the communications industry and the customers they serve. But CoSPs are also undergoing significant change and transformation themselves. Emerging technologies, such as 5G, Edge Computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are driving waves of new applications and customer requirements, and CoSPs recognize that they must change, adapt, and become more agile to proactively address and capitalize on these emerging opportunities. For many, this involves a shift, or migration, from a hardware-centric to software-centric infrastructure and services model.

The State of HW2SW Transformation offers a global dive into the risks, challenges and opportunities CoSPs face as they look to shape, implement and support these transformational initiativesWe also share the findings of our recent study on this subject, informed by the opinions of 465 global business leaders and technology professionals within the communications industry.

In this paper, you’ll learn:

  • The top strategic drivers of HW2SW migration
  • The key use cases and vertical applications that benefit from the shift from hardware to software architectures
  • Key selection criteria CoSPs rely upon when selecting technologies and providers
  • Why security and faster access to data are important to CoSP success
  • The importance of hardware, applications and data convergence to CoSP strategic plans

For a complete dive into this topic, and a look at how CoSPs are building an infrastructure rich in NFV and SDN tools, download your copy of The State of HW2SW Transformation today.

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Author Information

Daniel is the CEO of The Futurum Group. Living his life at the intersection of people and technology, Daniel works with the world’s largest technology brands exploring Digital Transformation and how it is influencing the enterprise.

From the leading edge of AI to global technology policy, Daniel makes the connections between business, people and tech that are required for companies to benefit most from their technology investments. Daniel is a top 5 globally ranked industry analyst and his ideas are regularly cited or shared in television appearances by CNBC, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal and hundreds of other sites around the world.

A 7x Best-Selling Author including his most recent book “Human/Machine.” Daniel is also a Forbes and MarketWatch (Dow Jones) contributor.

An MBA and Former Graduate Adjunct Faculty, Daniel is an Austin Texas transplant after 40 years in Chicago. His speaking takes him around the world each year as he shares his vision of the role technology will play in our future.