A business view on component governance for TelCos
Changing conditions in current telecommunications markets created a greater need for telecommunications companies to provide a wider range of products and to produce them fast and flexible. To be successful in the Next-Generation markets for communications and content products the modern telecommunications companies are under pressure to review and optimise their business processes and organisational structures. The implementation of capable IT structures will be a key success factor to be profitable. This paper describes the market challenges of telecommunications companies and depicts three different governance methods currently applied in telecommunications companies. It also illustrates why component governance is the most appropriate approach for TelCos and which problems are emerging during the application of this approach in practice. The paper concludes with an idea for further research that addresses these challenges.