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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
5/29/2017 6:27:18 PM
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Re: What caught my attention.....
@John:  It is indeed complicated for the vendor no doubt--my humble contention was that it should be seamless to the end user--voice activation is just one example--Look at Alexa et. al :) :) 

Onward to June with all its' possiblities :) 

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
5/29/2017 6:09:48 PM
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Re: What caught my attention.....
Mike, Kelsey,

I'm just curious about which of several possible kinds of simplifying they'll be applying first to which of their literally thousands of kinds of customer interfaces. Simplicity is really complicated!

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srufolo1
srufolo1
5/24/2017 9:34:25 PM
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Simplicity Drives Digital Transformation
It's impressive that CenturyLink, after the aquisition of Level 3 is complete, will be the second largest enterprise service provider. And as Hussain pointed out, it's a company of legacy, and that will be a daunting task to change the legacy.

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DHagar
DHagar
5/24/2017 4:53:46 PM
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Re: Apples and Oranges
@afwriter, agreed - they are different products, but I think Hussain is right and CenturyLink has the right focus.  The ability to apply technology now and to make it a tool to solve the customer's problems is key.  People will become users before they understand it.  That, in turn, will develop and drive the markets.

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clrmoney
clrmoney
5/24/2017 10:41:31 AM
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Centurylink Digital Transformation
They say by 2020 4 billion people will be connected from device proliferation as it relates to digital transformation.  Of ourse they will be many advanced things and more options around that time.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
5/24/2017 10:17:21 AM
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Re: What caught my attention.....
The quest for simplicity is a noble cause--and streamlining it for the sake of the average ordinary face that yearns for it.   

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afwriter
afwriter
5/24/2017 9:50:10 AM
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Apples and Oranges
< Hussain said should be like the experience provided by Amazon and Netflix because that's what the customer is demanding today.>

I get this sentiment and I am all for it, but high-speed internet and ordering laundry detergent from Amazon are two incredibly different things. Maybe the simplicity of Amazon and Netflix have spoiled us so much that we do expect the same simplicity out of a technological advancement that was nothing short of a miracle 30 years ago. 

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Kelsey Ziser
Kelsey Ziser
5/24/2017 9:05:13 AM
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Re: What caught my attention.....
@mpouraryan Hussain talked about making it seamless in building the "platform economy." He spoke about the telcos' job of taking complex systems and making it simple for the customer. But, he did recognize this is a challenging task in referring to it as "changing the engine of a plane midflight."

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
5/23/2017 11:28:54 PM
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What caught my attention.....
...was the simple word:" Simplicity.   If only that was the operative word thorughout--why shouldn't it be?  Why isn't?   The bottomline--9it has to be seamless to all.    Will we actually see that?  

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