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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/13/2017 4:33:25 PM
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Re: A lot of "sunk costs" in older network tech...
@batye:

That's where granular level planning comes into play. But we need to also remember that we can plan as much as we could, but should never forget that tere could be some variables that may come up in the process and that should be dealt with. Only thing that we can try to achieve is to miminize  the magnitude of those last minute discoveries

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/13/2017 4:29:47 PM
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Re: A lot of "sunk costs" in older network tech...
@batye:

You made a good point, otherwise the whole purpose would be ruined.

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batye
batye
11/11/2017 5:11:11 AM
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Re: A lot of "sunk costs" in older network tech...
@ms.akkineni yes you are right plus I would add ability to replicate positive results :) 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/10/2017 3:35:23 PM
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Re: A lot of "sunk costs" in older network tech...
Absolutely, Sustainability becomes key in any model. It is ok to introduce more pieces and additional tweaks to accomodate chaging needs, as long as the base level model could be sustained well.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
11/10/2017 3:32:43 PM
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Re: A lot of "sunk costs" in older network tech...
What is absolutely critical, though, is for us to keep an open mind--and not be taken aback whenever challenges occur--strictly lthinking about the bottom line, per se, would not have yielded us the many advances we've had--right?

 

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batye
batye
11/10/2017 12:05:25 PM
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Re: A lot of "sunk costs" in older network tech...
@mpouraryan interesting point and observation as I always ask what is bottom line will be and what is gonna be cost at the end... 

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DHagar
DHagar
11/9/2017 10:20:51 PM
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Re: A lot of "sunk costs" in older network tech...
@mpouraryan, I understand your point.  What I don't believe, however, is that Facebook and Amazon are operating with the same objectives as Huawei with the focus on transformation.  They clearly are the big elephants, but I do not believe they represent 100% of Silicon Valley corporate philosophy.  In other words, I believe there is more diversity with the "them".

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
11/9/2017 8:21:37 PM
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Re: A lot of "sunk costs" in older network tech...
Japan has a labor shortage because the population is shrkinking.   But in the age of Alibaba and Amazon, we have a challenge--epitomized, for instance, by Deutsche Bank noting that half of 97,000 people may be rendered reduntant (48,000 people..and if you factor in about 7 people that are somehow impacted directly or indirectly), almost 350,000 people will be impacted by the decisions of one company alone--yes technology is nice--but at what cost? 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
11/9/2017 8:19:00 PM
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Re: A lot of "sunk costs" in older network tech...
The reality, though, is different as we are seeing with the advent of Fake News and some further "Food 4 thought" that we have to take into account as epitomized by what I saw today during my evening walkabout:

Rivals and governments beware. The age of Amazon and Alibaba is just beginning.
The Economist

Ashamed to work in Silicon Valley. Wall Street has long been the industry people love to hate. But as big tech's reputation plummets, suddenly a job at Facebook doesn't seem so cool.
The Guardian

 

 

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DHagar
DHagar
11/9/2017 6:31:22 PM
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Re: A lot of "sunk costs" in older network tech...
@mpouraryan, valid points.  However, the realization of transformation will be not to transact with the old models of progress which increasingly pitted technology against human skills, but to transformation that will move into the higher architectures of Thomas Davenport and others who advocate technology as being enabling capability to human intelligence vs. replacement. 

If you don't create a new model though, building and delivering new values, you will not gain the added revenue streams and will be left with limited choices - ie - cutting costs (employees).

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