IT Challenges in the mobile community

The growing demand for mobile services across sectors ranging from media and entertainment to retail and financial services raises both commercial opportunities and IT challenges.

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Based on research conducted by FirstPartner with mobile-centric service providers and network operators, this white paper reviews the challenges facing CTOs in the mobile community. We examine the importance of latency, and therefore connectivity, for businesses serving a global customer base with real-time services. We look at the different attitudes of early-stage and more mature companies to the use of public cloud services.

We believe that members of the mobile community may be missing a significant opportunity to optimise connectivity, reduce costs and improve flexibility by colocating infrastructure in carrier-neutral data centres.

In this whitepaper we explore some of the following themes:

  • The rush to mobile
  • The multiple challenges facing CTOs
  • Common mitigation strategies
  • Balancing demands: the potential of carrier-neutral data centres
  • The way forward for mobile-centric organisations

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