Even if the OEMs were continuing to support the tiering model, history has proven that, with very rare exception, being a Tier One or Systems Integrator
is a thinly disguised grocery store financial model where the sales are great but the margins are razor thin.
Still, Marshner is pleased with the software's performance and the 10-month installation process, and says he'll definitely use a systems integrator
the next time out.
According to the authors this trend is shifting power into the hands of major systems integrators
. Analysys estimates the Western European ICT outsourcing market was worth 23.5 billion euros in 2002 - 14 per cent of the total corporate networking market - and that WAN connectivity accounts for around 4.4 billion euros, or 19 per cent of this market.
The decision to install the new system made in March, and the systems integrator
had the new system running the first week of April, a record implementation.
This systems integrator
is one of the few that has managed to secure several Middle East telco and broadcast projects this year despite business being a bit sluggish.
Tilgin said its systems integrator
partner has begun deployment of Tilgin's Home Gateway solutions for fibre connectivity (FTTx) along with its VCM software for service and device management.
The course, which dealt with the basics of SD and HDTV engineering was tailored for a group of senior technical executives, technical and operational staff, broadcast engineers and systems integrators
who wanted to understand the basic concepts of digital TV operations, engineering and maintenance.
"As one of the leading systems integrator
in the region, we are committed towards helping organisations ease into these advanced systems efficiently and with guaranteed results."
The mix of controls may ultimately influence the choice of vendor and systems integrator
. "We have customers who prefer PC controls and customers who only want PLCs," Cash says.
The continuous onslaught of complex new products, resulting from technology breakthroughs and improvements, makes the systems integrator
the crucial decision-maker in architecting new topologies as well as retrofitting or replacing systems in the installed base.
Field Device Systems Integrator
(FDSI) modules for Invensys' flagship automation platform--the I/A Series system.
CMG Plc, the Anglo-Dutch systems integrator
, has expanded its footprint in France, paying FF33m ($5.4m) for Eurasoft SA, an insurance sector software developer.