The connected, converged company
This track had two speakers from Reliance Infocomm who urged
enterprises to introduce revolutionary new convergence technologies that usher
in the next level in business efficiency and customer relations. They were Prakash
Bajpai, President, Enterprise, and Lalit Sawhney, Senior Vice-President.
It's all about broadband
With broadband technologies making the Internet more accessible, and that too
at very high speeds, one question arises in the minds of CIOs today. How does
one create a convergent enterprise that is totally connected using broadband?
A convergent enterprise is the one that is connected in real time with its suppliers
and vendors, employees at different locations and functions, and is truly responsive
to the changing dynamics of customer requirements.
For whether it's a transaction between the business and a consumer, or between
two businesses, it is known that the success of e-commerce transactions increases
greatly with higher, more efficient speeds. All of which makes high-speed data
networks and Internet access in a convergent enterprise a basic requirement
for corporate efficiency and success.
The convergent enterprise
This track presented an overview of a convergent enterprise
and the immediate benefits it can bring to an organization.
It covered integrated voice, data and video solutions, including core broadband
products, MPLS-based VPN, leased lines, gigabit Internet connectivity, video
conferencing and video telephony. This integrated voice-data-video solution
framework, delivered through a Fibre-To-The-Building (FTTB) architecture, will
bring true broadband connectivity to Indian enterprises.
The ways in which this technology can meet a CIO's unique needs were examined,
whether it is connectivity or a communication solution, wireless and wireline
voice solutions, broadband Internet, leased lines or Ethernet-based leased lines.
The track also looked at how this technology can make a network infrastructure
available to mobile executives across India, or executives in remote offices,
and the strategy to build flexible and secure private networks.
Bajpai highlighted the reach of his organization's nationwide optical fiber
backbone, and mentioned a few instances of how this infrastructure helps connect
rural and remote nationwide locations to allow e-governance initiatives.