A new name and a (slightly) new direction. Telco talk will add Business Process Management within the Telco OSS/BSS arena to the potential subjects we'll cover here. The old Industry Business Partner Technical Strategy Enablement (IBPTSE) team's role remains an important part of IBM's Telecom strategy, so I will probably still cover partner capabilities and content here. I know the blog is pretty much about telco, but I reserve the right to comment on other industries as well :-) I plan to talk about resources that are available to IBM Business Partners, some of the latest issues we are seeing in Telecom, some discussion of IBM software technology and some thoughts on IBM's Smarter Planet initiatives.
I will be away on leave, so no posts this week, but as a consolation prize, vskinner should be publishing an interview with me in her blog Yin meets Yang
Responding to Val's interview request has given me an idea for some future blog posts - publish interviews with some of our key Telco partners, those in the Service Provider Delivery Environment validation programme and those that I work with from a NEP or System integrator perspective. if you think this sounds like a good idea, please comment and let me know.
In the meantime, I am going to enjoy some time away from work. See you in a week's time.