Momentum Shift – Microsoft Increasingly Credible for BSS/OSS

If you look at just the numbers, Microsoft is used by only a very small percentage of BSS and OSS systems.  In the true telecom BSS/OSS space, Microsoft can claim less than 10% market share today.  The other 90% is split between legacy Mainframe, UNIX, and some LINUX.  IBM IMS and DB2 predominate on the…

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Microsoft a Service Provider FINALIST - TM Forum Best Practices Excellence Awards

Microsoft Online Services was selected as a Finalist by the TM Forum for this year’s Best Practices Excellence Awards 2009.  The awards were recognized at the TM Forum’s Management World event held in Nice, France from 6-9 May 2009.  Traditionally one might expect Microsoft to be entered in the category of a supplier rather than…

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Nomination for TM Forum 2009 Service Provider Excellence Awards

A nomination for TM Forum 2009 Excellence Awards has been accepted under the Service provider category.  The winner of the award will be announced at Management World in Nice on May 6th. Microsoft used TM Forum standards such as the NGOSS reference architecture, Service Delivery Frameworks, Architecture Harmonization, and Business Performance Metrics to design and…

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TM Forum NGOSS Standards Fast Track BSS/OSS For Microsoft Online Services

The TM Forum recently posted a Microsoft case study on how a BSS/OSS stack was rapidly designed and implemented to support www.Microsoft.com/online.   Business Problem:  To provide the speed and convenience of cloud computing services, Microsoft recently launched Microsoft® Online Services, a new family of offerings that combine elements of client-based programs with services hosted…

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