AT&T Retraining Workforce for Software-Centric Networking

| April 7, 2017

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If anything speaks to the inevitability of an industry transition to software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), it's a behemoth like AT&T retraining a 280,000-strong workforce to embrace a new software-centric network.That's the gargantuan task AT&T has set for itself, according to John Donovan, chief strategy officer and group president, AT&T Technology and Operations."We need experts in a variety of software specialties," Donovan said in a blog post Tuesday. "These include network function virtualization, software-defined networking, security, data analytics and the Internet of Things. Many of these technologies will be running on open source software. We even need our non-technical workers to be versed in those areas. Our salespeople, lawyers, accountants, recruiters, marketing experts and more also need to understand where we're going."

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