Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 54 - Page 20


SmartCIC achieves Cradlepoint 5G certification as it ramps up fixed wireless solutions

will allow us to strengthen our 5G fixed wireless service offering to carriers and enterprise customers .”
Headquartered in Cannes , France , SmartCIC is trusted by Tier 1 and Fortune 500 , FTSE 100 enterprises around the globe to deliver business critical solutions . Through its network of over 1,000 fixed line and mobile carriers and 25,000 field engineers , SmartCIC delivers smart connectivity and field services anywhere in the world .

SmartCIC , a global managed service provider , has been awarded 5G certification by Cradlepoint , a global leader in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network Edge solutions .

The certification allows the company to procure , install and support the complete Cradlepoint 5G solutions portfolio .
“ As one of our key strategic technology partners for our cellular solutions , we are delighted to have become officially certified by Cradlepoint for 5G ,” said Toby Forman , CEO at SmartCIC . “ We have been active in the space delivering standalone services or as part of an integrated solutions for over 10 years and this latest certification by Cradlepoint
“ Cradlepoint is committed to leading the evolution of Wireless WAN and 5G and is both the first and best choice for customers in this space . Our reseller , service provider and technology partners play a crucial role in this mission ,” said Eric Purcell , Senior Vice President of Global Partner Sales at Cradlepoint . “ The addition of SmartCIC to our 5G for Enterprise Branch Specialization programme is another important step in leading the path to 5G for business .”

More than half of CSCOs would sacrifice profit for sustainability

According to the results of a new study from IBM and Celonis on supply chain resiliency , Chief Supply Chain Officers ( CSCOs ) recognise the critical role that hybrid cloud , AI , process mining and execution management play in helping them overcome the disruptions they ’ ve faced over the last two years . In fact , 72 % of CSCOs surveyed expect their processes and workflows to be automated over the next three to five years – and 69 % plan to accelerate cloud adoption to enhance realtime data access .

The study , The resilient digital supply chain : How intelligent workflows balance efficiency and sustainability , conducted by the IBM Institute for Business Value ( IBV ) – in cooperation with Celonis and Oxford Economics – surveyed almost 500 CSCOs across 10 industries including banking , consumer products , manufacturing and automotive . The study findings indicate that organisations are searching for ways to modernise their supply chains by embracing data and hybrid cloud strategies as well as prioritising sustainability .
“ The confluence of post-COVID-19 challenges , inflation and supply issues , security and sustainability has led to the most complex operating environment in modern business ,” said Jonathan Wright ,
Managing Partner , Finance and Supply Chain Transformation , IBM Consulting . “ This has forced organisations to rethink and rebuild their supply chains to be more agile , efficient and sustainable . Technology and data-fuelled automation and intelligence are key to not only evaluating current workflows and inefficiencies , but in identifying new opportunities as well .” p
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