Telcos to deliver VaaS
Funny or sad?
This is hilarious or sad, whichever way you look at it. Eyeing the Twitter feed last night, I saw someone had tweeted a question about whether carriers were going to be moving to VaaS – ‘Voice as a Service’.
When I asked if this was a joke, the reply was that a couple of telcos in the US were already starting to use this language – so apparently not – which begs the question of what the hell they think they have been delivering to the world for the last few decades.
Seriously, I can only imagine that some bright spark creative marketeers came up with the idea of repositioning hosted PBX and VoIP offerings using trendy new cloud speak.
This reminds of an IBMer trying to convince me a few months ago that some of the traditional Citrix installations they had done for customers were proof of ‘Desktop as a Service’ in action, and Steve Ballmer repositioning Microsoft’s desktop and mobile business lines as now being about intelligent devices to access the cloud, because the cloud, apparently, is now the centre of everything.
Is it just me that thinks this is all totally unhelpful nonsense?
Not the first time....
Back in the day, when MP3 was just getting going and downloads were done over phone lines, some brain-free commentator opined that "phone lines just don't have the bandwidth to carry audio".
It was either that...
I've just submitted a trademark application for SAASAAS
Software as a Service... as a Service
I'll be rich!
Barry they do it,
For the basic package
(just don't plug yer phone in)
No Problem with VaaS
I hope BT introduce it as an 'option' I can then *DROP* the Voice Element and have just wires only for LLU - something a great many UK broadband users have been ****SCREAMING**** for, for years! Line rental only with no need for some stupid voice calls package would be very welcome.