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Globe Business exec imparts telco’s expertise in IT, cloud

Cocoy Claravall, Globe Business VP for IT-enabled services

Globe Business took active part in the recently-held 2nd Annual Telco Cloud Strategies in Singapore, which brought together telecommunications operators, industry experts, enterprise end-users and solution providers to provide them with a better grasp of the Asia-Pacific cloud landscape through first-hand intelligence, case studies and expert advice covering multiple aspects of the cloud ecosystem.

Vice President for IT-Enabled Services Product group Cocoy Claravall, shared to the audience that business generated by services of telecommunications companies is “big and stable,” and that opportunities abound for expansion. However, revenue growth is slowing as reflected by global trends due to commoditization and intense competition – thus the need to create business-enabling units focusing on information technology (IT) services.

Claravall echoed the key message of the conference, noting that currently, “the role of telco operators has evolved from a mere communication service provider to that of an IT solutions provider. Hence, they must now develop strategies to effectively expand their business offerings with shorter time-to-market in order to remain competitive in this industry.”

To particularly focus on providing these high level of professional services, he explained that Globe Business created a new group which will “enable solutions that accelerate the performance of business ecosystems using best-in-class IT capabilities, platforms and services,” thus the establishment of the company’s IT-Enabled Services Group.

“The time was apt as Globe was already generating a notable year-on-year growth, earning global industry certifications and leveraging on its network and IT modernization, thus the Globe IT-Enabled Services Group was created,” he said. He also told that the company’s move is in accordance to the five-year Philippine Digital Strategy with its four focus areas, namely ICT infrastructure, cyber services, human capital development and e-governance.

“To optimize their efficiencies, they could subscribe to our data center or cloud offering, whether a dedicated private cloud or an enterprise virtual private infrastructure. If they want to innovate, they could go for dedicated managed platforms or shared hosted platforms. If they are to disrupt their industry, they could opt for end-to-end business application services. The entire gamut of offerings can only be best served with world-class facilities, certified people and processes.”

For “Infrastructure-as-a-Service” or IaaS, he disclosed that by 2016, the worldwide market will generate over $5 billion, and local demand in 2017 will range between P600 million to P1 billion.