Mobile Value-added Services (VAS) in the Cloud: Security Challenges, Market Opportunities and Forecasts 2013 - 2018
- Language: English
- 57 Pages
- Published: June 2013
Telcos are already playing significant roles in Cloud IT and business services, but there remains a long road for them to travel. To play a central role in providing Cloud services, telcos will need to transform themselves in a number of ways, dealing with areas of expertise that have not necessarily been their real strength. In addition, they will need to become brokers that offer a broad range Cloud services as efficiently as their top competition.
This Strategic Perspective identifies the main hurdles that telcos need to overcome to become influential and relevant Cloud services providers to enterprises, including regulatory, business model, and technological hurdles. It also explores what effect telcos will have on various markets while acting as Cloud Service Brokers, acting as brokers between Cloud service providers and enterprise end-users, or acting as Cloud Service Providers.