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BT unveils business platform-as-a-service

New service will help companies digitally transform, collaborate and grow

Lock says PCMS brings to life a vision of how businesses can innovate in the digital economy.
Lock says PCMS brings to life a vision of how businesses can innovate in the digital economy.

BT has launched a new "business platform-as-a-Service", the first of its kind widely available in the market.

Dubbed BT Personalised Compute Management System (PCMS), the new system is designed to help companies speed up time-to-market for new digital services, disrupt their traditional business models and create new ways to grow.

According to the company, PCMS is built on the same cloud management platform used by BT to allow its customers to self-serve, purchase and access cloud services online. In addition, BT said customers will be able to use the same platform to consume or bring their own digital services to market, helping them to simplify and accelerate their digital transformation.

Neil Lock, vice president Compute, Global Services, BT, said: "PCMS brings to life a vision of how businesses can innovate in the digital economy. It is a ready-made platform that allows new ways for companies to digitalise, manage and build profitable business models from their own vibrant ecosystem of consumers, producers and innovators. 

Lock added that: "By building on a proven platform, businesses can confidently bring their digital services to market within shorter timescales and concentrate time and resources on innovation and development. It's a great example of how BT's Cloud of Clouds portfolio strategy empowers customers to create new business relationships."

Users will gain access to ready-made business support processes and functions to enable them to sell, fulfil and monetise their own portfolio of digital services. Customers wanting rapid entry into the cloud market will be able to resell BT's existing digital ecosystem services such as Cloud Compute, Compute Storage and Apps from BT available from a choice of 22 locations around the world. This can be for internal consumption or for sale to their own customers, value added re-sellers or to cross-sell to other PCMS users.

BT said PCMS has been developed and will be offered to the market in partnership with management and technology consultancy BearingPoint.

Angus Ward, partner and CEO, Digital Ecosystem Management (DEM) at BearingPoint, said: "PCMS brings together BearingPoint's expertise in digital business transformation with BT's skills in digital platform management to provide an end-to-end digital business service. Together, we're working with customers to deliver real digital business outcomes, allowing them to compete more effectively in the digital economy."

The platform will be available globally during the final quarter of 2017.