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