Ready for Network as a Service (NaaS), Time for Cloud?

ISG delivered a global communications transformation to a divesting media account moving to network-as-a-service (NaaS).



A global media company split off it’s finance arm and required a full network transformation focused on NaaS. They planned to transition to a new provider entirely, who could provide all the components of network along with full global managed services.   
The goal was to reduce Capex and move to an Opex environment with focus on Cloud migration and Datacenter space reduction to add flexibility to their overall business model.
The company had concerns about the financial commitment required. It also worried about the potential operational impact along with the complexity of deploying new, real-time communications solutions globally potentially affecting many critical operations areas.
Imagining IT Differently

Imagining IT Differently

ISG assessed the financial, contractual and technical details of their existing agreements along with potential exit clauses.   ISG then built the business case, proposed solution, providing an in-depth review of contract terms and conditions, pricing, E911 support plans and the company’s new business case. We then defined the proposed solution design, vetted potential managed services, cloud & datacenter companies, along with network partners qualified to deliver this new model.    
ISG ran the sourcing process over several months to identify the best NaaS solution provider then after shortlisting providers in partnership with client, we sourced a new agreement with the selected provider(s) for managed services, cloud and data center consolidation.

Future Made Possible

  • ISG identified risk and exposure of existing architecture can contractual obligations.
  • ISG identified gap-to-market in the vendor pricing, key contractual risks and issues, and architecture and design changes required to reduce overall deployment risk to the day-to-day operations of the media client.   
  • Identified and corrected key shortcomings to the proposed design and implementation plans required to reduce the risk of the deployment.
    Identified qualified providers for cloud, managed network services and datacenter. 
  • Then sourced those agreements on behalf of client to maximize value.   ISG then identified key contract elements that needed to be addressed to provide the optimum leverage over the term of the contract.