“We have no other alternative. We have to do this to survive.”.
Hossein Eslambolchi, CTO of AT&T, describing the company's
transformation into a data-centric service provider. He's right. Go
read the New York Times article for a good perspective on how telecom is changing. As I've written,
AT&T has a fighting change to emerge from the turmoil as a leader,
largely thanks to smart executives like Hossein and CEO Dave Dorman.
But it faces a tough road in getting there. Turning around a big, proud
company like AT&T is never easy, and it's especially challenging in
an environment like this. [Werblog]