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Posted by Dan Bieler on November 11, 2013
Ericsson is well on its way to being a prime driver of transformation in the Networked Society, as Ericsson describes its vision. I do not question the leading position of Ericsson’s core network activities. But compared to last year’s EMEA Analyst Event, Ericsson has made noticeable progress in its ambition to become a network-focused provider of ICT services because it:
As much as I welcome the progress of its enterprise and services activities, I see certain areas that Ericsson ought to tackle with greater emphasis. These areas will be important for taking Ericsson to the next level. Ericsson ought to:
In my opinion, Ericsson has put some distance between itself and its fiercest competitor, Huawei, both in terms of its enterprise strategy and its vision for future networking. But Ericsson should not rest on its laurels. Yes, Ericsson is on its way to evolve its business model: Ericsson is moving deeper into the software space and strengthening its end-user-focused networking as well as cloud and managed services activities. As part of Ericsson's business model evolution, the competitive landscape is changing. As it moves deeper into the ICT space, Ericsson will encounter IT services providers more often. And compared with the leading IT services providers, Ericsson still needs to sharpen the business-process focus of its strategy and messaging.
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