Advancements in global communication technology were highlighted by some of the industry’s leading thinkers at a seminar organised by JT for its Jersey based customers this week.
Specialists from JT’s key technology partners were in the Island to provide local business leaders and IT professionals with an opportunity to hear more about emerging intelligent solutions, including Cloud services and business continuity.
The keynote speech, ‘Enabling Business Transformation’, by Treb Ryan the Chief Strategy Officer for JT’s partner Dimension Data Cloud Business Unit, focussed on the advantages of an ‘agile’ methodology. In summary, he explained how Cloud technology when embraced by a business can make a real difference to how it operates and how IT practitioners and employees alike can benefit from the user friendly experience that Cloud technology affords them.
He said: “Being in Jersey to address a telco audience presented me with the opportunity to explain what is happening globally to enable them to embrace the Cloud technology, which JT and its partners are providing. Cloud technology isn’t just about doing things in the same way, the nature of these systems is that they offer a much more streamlined service with a higher quality application and a much more user friendly experience all round. The idea of trying before you buy and using what you need when you need it rather than instigating a two to four year planning and implementation programme, is not only attractive to the IT practitioner but pays back time and time again. Employees are demanding much more from organisations today and to meet these expectations to both secure the best and bring out the most from their teams, companies are now able to try new services and see if it works and how it can improve the working environment for the end user.”
Mr. Ryan has been instrumental in defining and creating services organizations that improve the quality and reliability of the technology infrastructures businesses depend on for communications and commerce. He is currently considered one of the leading thinkers in Software as a Service and sits on the Software Executive Board at the Software & Information Industry Association which is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries.
Paul Taylor, MD for JT’s global business unit said: “Advancements in communication technology are rapid and it is our responsibility to help our customers keep up to date with and understand the technological infrastructures that can keep their businesses agile. We partner with companies that are at the forefront of the technology infrastructures that businesses depend on for communications and commerce around the globe and are delighted to create a forum for discussion around current trends and developments
“Last year we joined together with Dimension Data to enable us to unlock innovation in services, establish ourselves as the first Enterprise grade Cloud provider and deliver quality and cost-effective services to clients, wherever they operate. As part of our commitment to our customers to drive a market leading position across communication technologies it is important that we join with the leading experts such as Dimension Data and we are absolutely delighted to have hosted this very valuable and insightful event.”
Representatives from Cisco, OnDemand, Mitel, Radware and Meraki joined Mr Ryan to provide technical expertise in a live 1-2-1 environment for attendees.