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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About the Author

Daniel Newman is the Principal Analyst of Futurum Research and the CEO of Broadsuite Media 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. Read Full Bio