Blair Pallopson Blair Pallopson Director - DonRiver

Recent Entries

  • OSS Metadata Management - The Right Approach

      I'm often asked what is the best way that a communications company can manage their OSS metadata?   There seems to be an infinite number of approaches that can be taken each with their own merits and shortcomings.  Based on my experience, the answer of course is not straight...
  • Standardizing OSS device Modeling

     Ever wondered why OSS vendors, equipment manufacturers and telecom providers haven't been able to get their act together and create some sort of standardized approach for how devices are modeled in an OSS system?  It seems like it’s time for this industry to make it a reality.  ...
  • Virtualization: Licensing Issues

     It's a cliche but better to be safe than sorry when it comes to software license compliance.     Fortunately the company I was implementing the OSS platform for had enterpise wide licensing agreements with all major OS vendors and 3rd party software products required for the O...
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  • OSS Data Migration - To API or not to API, that is the question

     When it comes to migrating your OSS data to a new platform architects are often faced with the difficult task of deciding what the best approach is for loading data into the new OSS platform.  Most OSS software packages have some sort of standardized API that can be used to load data into...
  • Virtualization: A real world OSS example at an OSS implementation project

    Zubair's article inspired me to write about a real world example of how virtualization helped a major telecommunications company deliver an OSS inventory solution.  The lessons learned and benefits realized will be detailed in a multipart series by this blogger..   Part 1- The backg...