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Ian Brown

Senior Analyst, Network Transformation and Cloud

Country UK

Experience 34+ years

Ian has worked for both the telecom and IT sides of Omdia, covering IT services, infrastructure, and cloud. He currently works for the Networks and Cloud Services practice, focusing on the challenges and opportunities faced by both suppliers and customers as they compete in a world of fast-changing business models.

He joined Omdia, formerly Ovum, in 1997, having worked for 20 years as a research director for two of the leading US-headquartered IT research companies. When he moved to Omdia, he changed focus from data center technology to IT services and began his journey to cloud.

Ian offers a thorough knowledge of the ICT infrastructure services market and a good understanding of the challenges and opportunities that confront both suppliers and customers as they face a new era in which technology impacts both business processes and business models.

Cloud is the platform that supports everything from AI to the Internet of Things, and Ian is pleased to be in the vanguard of the digital future.


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  • CenturyLink is the latest service provider to achieve AWS Managed Service Provider Partner status

    Enterprise Services, Enterprise Decision Maker

    CenturyLink is the latest service provider to achieve AWS Managed Service Provider Partner status

    CenturyLink has announced that it has been named an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Managed Services Provider (MSP) Partner. AWS MSP Partner status means CenturyLink has been audited for its ability to help customers migrate and manage workloads in the AWS cloud. It will boost the telco's opportunities to take on a more central role in managing its customers' cloud use.