The Lights Are Coming on at ECI
I understand that in the Blogosphere 8 weeks is a long time between blogs, especially in the corporate world. But five months??? That's a lifetime – for some startups anyway. But let's face it, the blame for this lack of communication usually falls on the new guy and, well, yes… that's me. I have replaced Sandra Welfeld here at ECI as Head of Marketing Communications and Sandra, the former mistress of this blog, has decided to move on.
I have spent the last several weeks processing the many new and exciting areas within which ECI is moving. Things around here are moving in a very dynamic fashion, which is probably why Sandra didn't get a post up before she left. I have been learning about our evolving SDN and NFV solution story, the success of our packet optical transport solution, Apollo, the live 1 Terabit trials we are performing and our expanding North American business. In the coming months, I hope to share my insights and ECI news with those of you out there following our blog. In addition, I'll be sharing some of the industry leading ideas I am discovering here at ECI.
I have been preparing with a variety of teams for ECI's participation in several successful trade shows such as the National Research Education Network show in Dublin, LightReading's Big Telecom Event in Chicago, the current WDM show in Nice and the upcoming SDN and OpenFlow World Congress in Düsseldorf, as well as MEF's GEN14 in Washington DC.
I am familiarizing myself with terms that are new even to seasoned ECI employees, terms like SmartLight, LightSoft, and LightApp. Suffice it to say that my head is spinning. But, I think we can all agree that it is far better to come to work, look down and by the time you look up find it is time to go home, than to slog through boring days at a stagnant company that is going nowhere.
I leave you with my first and perhaps overall impression of what ECI stands for:
Evolution – Our clients' networks are evolving and as they expand and grow ECI's technology is also evolving to meet their needs. Our story is also evolving from our industry-proven solutions towards those that are more software oriented and eventually, the cloud!
Challenge – Challenges are part of life, but in business they can mean loss of revenue or market share if they are not met swiftly and economically; Challenges such as, delivering cost-effective broadband services while lowering bandwidth costs. ECI helps our clients meet these challenges and in turn we challenge ourselves to bring you the best and latest in competitive technology.
Innovation – Well, that's the name of the game isn't it? Our innovation helps support our clients' innovation and helps them future-proof a virtualized network with a high quality of service.
We've changed the name of the blog to refelct some of the new directions we are taking here at ECI, LIGHT TALK. Keep an eye out for our next post. We'll try not to be away so long!
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