CTO Straight Talk - Issue 2 - 42
As the networked society evolves, network operators are
looking for continuous improvements in scalability, intelligence,
performance, and simplicity.
In December 2014, Ericsson delivered
and shooting a stream of data across
easily ported from one platform to
the latest iteration of our flagship IP
the network for analysis.
another. The journey is far from over,
edge router, providing more features
and functionality in a single software
release than we would have thought
possible as little as three years ago.
As the networked society evolves,
network operators are looking
for continuous improvements in
scalability, intelligence, performance,
As a provider of technology for
and simplicity. Agility is crucial, and
the networked society, we serve
we want to ensure we deliver the
operators of the world's fixed and
capabilities the operators need.
mobile network infrastructure,
who demand steady advancement
in performance from our products
in an ever-shortening period from
conception to implementation. Their
ability to support the connectivity
requirements of a networked society
depends, in large part, on us.
terms of the five billion people who
are currently connected - people
like you and me sending each other
e-mails, text messaging colleagues,
and calling friends and family.
Tomorrow, however, we'll also be
thinking about connectivity in terms
of devices, with upwards of 50 billion
connected devices in operation by
2020. There'll be sensors here, there,
and everywhere, pinging each other
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How do we do it?
Being able to increase content and
product development unit I oversee
streamline time to market has meant
at Ericsson is rising to the challenge.
creating a new mindset for the
When a customer wants a certain
organization. Quality needed to stay a
feature or functionality, we need to
top priority, but everybody needed to
be able to deliver it within weeks -
embrace a new way of working, new
not the months or longer that such
processes, and new tools.
days of old.
Today, we think of this primarily in
better than the one before.
release of the IP edge router, the
of which I speak? Here at Ericsson,
being connected is connected.
want to ensure that every release is
As evidenced by the most recent
development would have taken in the
everything that would benefit from
fundamental part of the vision. We
Let Teams Make Their Own
So what is the networked society
we define it as a society in which
since continuous improvement is a
This has been possible, I believe,
through empowerment. Rather than
Inside the IP router Product
micromanaging development from
Development Unit, or PDU, making
on high, we now assemble all of the
sure we can meet our customers'
competencies needed to complete
requirements for speed has meant
a particular feature, feature set, or
rethinking our approach to software
use case into an autonomous cross-
development. In the past two and
functional team. Such a team might
a half years, we've ushered in
comprise software designers, software
transformative change. We now
architects, and quality assurance and
operate in a manner that lets us
testing professionals, for example,
deliver next-generation software with
and work closely with the product
newfound urgency while maintaining
marketing function. The teams work
our high standards of quality. We
with our lead customers to assess and
make sure that our development
prioritize requirements, and they have
cycles are shorter and predictable,
the authority to make decisions and
and that the software we develop is
drive feature development.
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