German rivals jump on campus bandwagon; physical and digital security launches; 5G use-cases explored in Netherlands, Spain, and UK.
GAIA-X project gathers pace, as T‑Systems and OVHcloud share details of first commercial services to be launched early next year. Deutsche Telekom remains strong supporter of GAIA-X. Largest cloud providers pledge support for project’s principles, but there are signs of regulatory headwinds ahead.
Operator implements near‑zero touch automation to increase operational efficiency.
In an interview with BTwatch, key figures from F5’s European operations discuss the application security service provider’s relationship with BT Group in the wake of securing a place on the telco’s streamlined list of 15 certified security partners. Richard Holben, the vendor’s BT Global Account Manager, and Ian Harris, ...
New mainframe training programmes in place to replace old hands who will shortly retire. T-Sys has “thickest deal pipeline” in mainframe business since 2012.
Upgrade simplifies finance, human resources, and supply chain. Long‑time suppliers SAP, Accenture complete project in 18 months, after more than a year of preparation. Vodafone Germany opts for IBM’s help with SAP S/4HANA migration.
Slimmed‑down list of partners expected to simplify the BT Security sales pitch while ensuring an effective and synchronised managed services wrap. Tenacious smaller vendors maintain a role in the ecosystem, but sector giant Check Point’s role modest, and well‑established ally Symantec off the radar.
Rejig painted as giving Digital eXperience Layer a speed upgrade.
DTCP invest in SafeBreach and cash in on video conferencing software Blue Jeans; hub:raum co-led blockchain investment round in Ubirch. Tim Höttges rotates for Adel Al-Saleh on BT board. TMUS confirmed contracts with Bandwidth Inc, Avangrid Renewables, and AWS’ A2I solution.
Data Analytics executive Eskigun flags supply chain optimisation driven by IBM Cloud Pak for Data. IBM uses virtual conference to launch new Cloud Pak and Watson capabilities.
New group effectively the political wing of operator‑led efforts to develop an open RAN ecosystem, with major integrated network vendors conspicuously absent. Nokia gatecrashes launch party.
BT the clear leader in public sector communications, but Virgin Media proving an increasingly viable challenger. New contracts flowing through, but prospect of significant contract expiration by the end of 2020 flagged.
SME suppliers in Spain thrown an early lifeline as Group takes steps to keep supply chain moving. O2 Germany reopening stores and account switching restrictions are eased in Spain. O2 UK focuses on supporting health services, but engineers at risk as 5G conspiracy suspicions lead to vandalism and assaults. ...
Goal of retail operation revamp. Warehouse/store logistics based on “real‑time data”. Reduction in SAP data footprint by 90%. IBM Services reportedly enables 50% faster migration to S/4HANA compared with traditional solutions.