All Transformation (change) articles – Page 9

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    BT confirms Crozier as ‘turnaround’ chair


    Former ITV CEO unanimously picked to replace Jan du Plessis, with BT highlighting his experience in changing the fortunes of struggling public and private businesses. Digital evolution and a return to growth highlighted as key priorities for Crozier-era BT.

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    Telefónica (finally) exits Costa Rica


    Group finalises long-awaited divestment. Final transaction price is $538m, around $40m short of previously agreed deal. Movistar marque utilised by Liberty as it pursues multi-brand strategy in Costa Rica. Former Movistar Costa Rica exec to head operations.

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    BT targets serial moderniser to back Jansen transformation


    Strong media rumours emerged identifying former Royal Mail Chief Executive Adam Crozier as the likely Chairman-successor to du Plessis, reflecting continued pressure on BT to accelerate restructuring. Crozier would come with little direct digital background, but considerable experience of shaking up venerable institutions, and with recent experience linked to ...

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    Suppliers & SCM

    VPC’s Wilson praises Lenovo for help in pandemic crisis


    Ninian Wilson impressed by Lenovo’s ability to meet “huge demand” for laptops when Vodafone call-centre operatives needed to work from home during lockdown. Extends existing Lenovo contract as reward: “when people help you in a crisis you don’t forget”.

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    Indus Towers said to firm up IT systems rework


    TowerCo CEO flags progress in pursuit of post-merger synergies. “Indus team” completes IT systems integration, meaning management of 180,000+ site portfolio falls under one roof.

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    Amdocs to support billing tidy-up


    Magyar Telekom’s billing transformation programme gets underway with Amdocs’ partnership. IT services provider will drive digitalisation and modernisation of the NatCo’s billing platform, the first element of a broader Future of Billing initiative.

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    Strategy & Change

    Telefónica’s Rao hails bold approach to customer tech refresh


    CTIO highlights ‘co-creation’ role played by partners such as Salesforce.

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    Strategy & Change

    BT Global shuts down Kuwait HQ


    Division’s rationalisation of Middle Eastern footprint continues as Group confirms closure of Kuwaiti facilities. Residual presence in country — and region — maintained via new reseller alliance with Ooredoo.

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    Partnerships & Alliances

    Shell G&PD, T-Sys to share green energy smarts


    Transatlantic agreement benefits multiple DT domains. Renewed MSA signed in 2020 extended by MoU, as Shell and T-Systems aim for respective environmental targets. Smart city tech also in the works.

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    Vendor Voice

    Teradata: balanced data foundation critical to digital transformation


    If AI and ML are your future, make sure the data foundations are in place. Requirements and applications change but the need for a solid data base does not. Your data vision should be holistic, released from the complexity and inefficiency of hundreds and even thousands of siloes. Use ...

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    Four-day weeks and home working at Telefónica


    “Avant-garde” union deal writes in provisions for permanent hybrid working for 15,000 employees. Four-day week pilot promised for volunteer employees, with an accompanying drop in pay. 1% salary increase also flagged.

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    Strategy & Change

    ‘Fearless’ Mehta out to power rapid change at BT


    New CDIO committed to radical cultural change, fostering an entrepreneurial spirit, and a willingness to embrace the risk of failure. BT’s slow start on digital transformation an opportunity to leapfrog a generation of innovation. Group CEO Jansen’s persuasiveness key to convincing Mehta of BT’s potential as a TechCo.

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    Vendor Voice

    Celfocus: Agile mindset and precision key to digitalisation

    2021-06-14T10:34:00Z Sponsored by

    In an interview with Telefónicawatch, Paulo Trigo, CEO of European telco SI Celfocus, outlines a belief that operators must think more nimbly as they engage in strategic transformation programmes. IT implementation needs greater influence to enable digital transformation. Agile is more than a buzzword and must to be part ...

  • Blue Planet urges operators to take the digital leap
    Vendor Voice

    Blue Planet urges operators to take the digital leap


    In interviews with Telefónicawatch, senior figures at Blue Planet discussed learnings from the vendor’s journey towards the digitalisation of services by carriers. Standards provide vital safety net as industry digitalises incrementally and telcos must act collectively to establish a vision. Old thinking on customer relationships and procurement cause friction. ...

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    Suppliers & SCM

    NPS revival makes for happy shopping at Vodafone’s VPC


    Digital transformation at Vodafone’s procurement unit said to have driven positive Net Promoter Scores for user experience. VPC says it is now faster, more efficient, and has “happy” purchase orders. Process mining and machine learning driving further efficiencies.

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    Vodafone banks on the Nile for flow of efficiencies


    Group Annual Report sheds light on shared services transformation under the _VOIS division. Egypt emerges as the Group’s largest territory by headcount. CFO Della Valle points to _VOIS “role efficiencies” as it de-siloes, standardises, and harmonises operations.

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    DT to halve real estate footprint in cost reduction drive


    Group will shutter 50% of its German real estate in the period to December 2024. Expected net savings could reach €200m. Reflective of a “new way of working” at T-Systems and TDE.

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    Strategy & Change

    TM Forum puts skills gap in focus on the Human Factor


    Organisation warns that the telecoms industry risks losing the war on attracting new talent.

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    Strategy & Change

    Softwarisation is industry’s destiny, says DT’s Gopalan


    Telekom Deutschland Chief Executive sees industry value already shifting from physical infrastructure to software architecture. Network orchestration layer and partnerships key to realising telco-as-a-platform vision. Cannibalisation of legacy revenue part of the digital transformation journey.

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    Partnerships & Alliances

    Amdocs sets up shop on Vodafone’s Tomorrow Street


    Long-time Vodafone partner signs strategic tie-up with scale-up incubator and offers digital transformation services to portfolio companies. Amdocs flags intention to market Tomorrow Street-backed solutions.