Recognising these unique challenges facing the industry, Juniper and BT have joined forces to commission a white paper from Ovum that looks in to these issues and how CIOs should respond to the challenges. The white paper looks at how financial institutions can address the challenge of Creating the Network of the Future for the Digital Financial Institution.
The key messages in the paper revolve around three themes:
Institutions needs to embrace new SDN technologies that will enable them to orchestrate the network and increase automation
There will be an increasing move to the cloud, with a hybrid of both public and private cloud becoming more important
Open technologies will be advantageous to enable change as technology evolves
A colleague of mine made a wonderful comment in a meeting I was in a few weeks back when he pointed out that ‘somebody’ did not exist in our company directory. The comment came as part of a planning discussion where, almost inevitably, it’s easy to fall into the ‘somebody should fix that’ kind of comment trap as you assess the planning horizon and consider the goals and objectives you need to achieve.
Good for him that he did as it re-enforced the fact that the answers to some of the challenges in front of you lie much closer to home rather than simply offloading them to a mythical, virtual individual called somebody