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DALLAS, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* is significantly expanding industry alliances, accelerating its platform strategy and fostering an "ecosystem" of innovation to meet business customer demand for highly secure mobility and cloud-based solutions, according to Andy Geisse, CEO, AT&T Business Solutions. Geisse addressed more than 70 industry analysts being hosted at the company's Dallas headquarters this week.
AT&T outlined progress against its strategy to seize the opportunities afforded by the emergence of business mobility, security and cloud computing as highly popular, industry-transformative technologies.
AT&T's strategy for enterprise customers includes:
The company made several announcements underscoring its progress against this strategy:
"There are only a few times when you get to participate in a technology disruption as big as the one we're currently experiencing," said Geisse. "Whether it's equipping flight attendants with tablets to take orders, embedding technology in cars to connect people to information, or delivering store promotions on mobile devices when a shopper walks into a store, our world-renowned network and expertise is playing a huge role in changing how people live and how companies, government, and institutions like schools and hospitals operate."
Speakers at AT&T's Industry Analyst Conference, including executives from Hertz, Maersk and Infiniti Red Bull Racing, described how AT&T has helped them transform their business operations. Hertz CTO Rob Moore said the car rental company is using mobility solutions to quickly assign vehicles to travelers as they arrive at an airport and to provide location-based direction and roadside services to help drivers stay connected while on the go. Maersk CIO Robin Johnson discussed machine-to-machine communications and opportunities.
In addition, AT&T has announced the following customer wins:
Other customer solutions referenced throughout the two day session included Ancero, Art.com, Carnival Cruises, Delta Air Lines, Goodwill Industries International, State of Texas, and the United States Postal Service.
1 Evans Data Corporation, 2012, 'Mobile Development Survey Volume II'
2 Mind Commerce, September 2013, 'Telecom Network API Marketplace: Strategy, Ecosystem, Players and Forecasts 2013-2018'
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