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Understanding OPNFV

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Understanding OPNFV 43 technologists at your company to attend relevant trade shows or summits? Are there internal workshops or knowledge transfer programs? Will teams share learnings with each other? Are there post-mortems on projects? Can you imagine an environment where upper management will not assign blame during these post-mortems? While organizational structure, processes, technology and skill set acquisition are the primary areas impacted, there are also two secondary areas that need to transform: business models and procurement. Unlike the primary areas, we will skip the questionnaire for secondary areas. Secondary Impact: Business Models Current telecom operator business models have been optimized for mass market. With new trends such as IoT and network slicing, business models will have to be tailored for specific industries and business cases. One size fits all business models are not going to work. If the customer transaction will be better suited to different durations, such as daily, monthly, or even hourly, and different metrics such as number of cities visited using virtual reality, or number of Pokemons captured, and so on, then the business models will have to be adapted accordingly. Secondary Impact: Procurement How your organization wants to deal with vendors will need to be re-evaluated with NFV. A variety of new models open up.

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