Telco & Media

5G Technology

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5G: The Network Technology of tomorrow

5G is the latest mobile network which is currently being deployed worldwide, stimulating many interesting discussions about the technology and its use cases. It has promised an increase in wealth creation opportunities due to its ability to provide wider network coverage, reliable network connections and faster data transfer.

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5G security for mobile networks

5G creates completely new use cases for consumers and industries and is intended to improve quality and usability. The networking and interaction of billions of devices will become a reality in the near future. On the basis of this, the security requirements for end users, devices and 5G infrastructure will increase massively.


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How 5G will shake up the gaming world

The growing diffusion of the 5G network promises to lead to the development of new business models, as well as new ways to use these models. Reply wanted to concretely test the potential of Cloud Gaming and, above all, the promises of the network that is expected to forever revolutionise our way of life, not just of game play.

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Low latency: what makes 5G different

In the common perception, the most important benefit brought by the new 5G technology is the higher data speed. However, many ignore that 5G can be exploited to address a much more critical challenge, that is the reduction of the network latency.

Latency specifies the end to end communication delay, measuring the time between the sending of a given information and the corresponding response.

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Network Slicing, paving the way towards 5G technology

Network Slicing promises to transform what was a ‘best effort’ network to one which holds more reliability. The basic concept is the ability to build logical (virtual) networks, called “Network Slices”, on top of shared physical resources by providing them as a service to support diverse use cases with distinctive characteristics and requirements.

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Coronavirus: the unexpected catalyst for digitisation

Reply leverages Data and Analytics to gain insights into the development of the Coronavirus pandemic and how it impacts society, consumers and industries. This report focusses on the changes in the Telecommunications sector.

UPDATED AS AT 28 April 2020

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Understanding 5G Spectrum Frequency

Over the last few years, there has been an increase in connected devices and a growing trend towards interactive media. High-band spectrum provides the anticipated leap in data speed, capacity, quality and low latency promised by 5G.

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5G and Smart Cities: Smarter solutions for a hyperconnected future

Diffusion and availability of new technologies are required to transform a city in a smart city, contributing to reach high level of urban sustainable development and improved quality of life for its citizens. The adoption of 5G will provide the performance boost required to integrate a massive number of devices in a cost-effective way and move from research to commercial services.

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5G Broadband: challenges and opportunities for the Telco & Media industry

One of the core features of 5G services is the Enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) which focuses on the high speed of end user data and system capacity.

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5G Technology: mastering the magic triangle

5G technology, in combination with other technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), IoT, 3D printing and more will change the way consumers live today in industries as well as societies overall.

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Data Science

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Data streams: In the right place at the right time

To make it possible for all departments of a large telecommunications provider to efficiently use the multitude of data that reaches, travels through or leaves the organisation every day, the company has been using the data streaming approach for some time now.

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Recommendation Engine

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Omnichannel Marketing for personalised Customer Experiences

Every year, the portfolio of the omnichannel retailer HSE24 includes more than 20,000 articles from the fashion, jewelry, cosmetics, wellness, household and home & living segments. Given this product variety, the company has been using SAP Marketing Recommendation since 2018 in order to offer its customers the best possible customer journey through all channels and at all touchpoints.

Shopping Experience

Telco Customer

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Oracle Communication: the evolution of the signaling network

The program of divesting legacy networks leads to the new paradigm of Network Function Virtualization and in particular towards the innovation of the vSTP network devices of Oracle Communication.

Google Cloud Platform

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Google Cloud Platform is the solution for Sky Italia

Sky Italia has teamed up with the Go Reply cloud partner to develop a hybrid transcoder on the Google Cloud Platform.

Data Broker

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Telco Data Monetization

Target Reply transforms Telco companies into Data Brokers, supporting them in the analysis and processing of collected data in order to extract business value.

30.06.2017 / Total Telecom

Press Article

Twice Reply: Milestones of a Successful Transformation

What is critical for a successful digitization of complex companies? Volker Glaeser, Twice Reply, explains on Total Telecom how a clearly-defined strategy and well managed, already simplified processes lead a company's digital transformation to success.


Case Study

Vodafone's Journey to SharePoint

Although Vodafone had invested to maintain their Oracle based Intranet, they were still having difficulty providing their 160,000 people with up-to-date and relevant information. WM Reply replaced one of the world’s largest telecommunication company's 8-year-old Intranet in just 3 months.

20.06.2016 /

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The role of interoperability in future networks

The rise of programmable networks​ is transforming the way telcos operate. Alexander Seyf, Partner at Sytel Reply, looks at some successful SDN implementations and stresses the importance of open source.

Unified Communications

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Unifying your communications in practice

Unified Communications​ adoption is a key objective in enterprise’s priorities. Unifying communications within an enterprise can show savings both in financial terms but also improve ways of working through simplification of the infrastructure by increased collaboration within the workforce.

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28.02.2016 / Cointelegraph

Press Article

How Bitcoin Disrupts Telecommunications?

The Blockchain has begun to disrupt not only the financial sector, but also the telecommunications sector. Using Reply’s expertise in the Blockchain technology and Software Defined Networking, Sytel Reply has created a brand new and powerful system, Securechain,​ to provide security, scalability and auditability to future networks.​

Business Fragmentation

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How to win the battle of business fragmentation

By providing a guide on where business fragmentation​ exists and its effects, this paper proposes a simple and effective approach to incorporate into your business improvement / transformation plan.

Virtual Customer Premises Equipment

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SDN and NFV are set to change the networking industry and, as part of that change, virtual Customer Premises Equipment (CPE)​ is an upcoming technology paradigm that promises to be beneficial for both customers and service providers.

Dynamic Service Chaining

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The difficulties faced when implementing network services continue to present a challenge to organisations, both from an organisational perspective, as well as from a technical perspective. This document provides direction on how organisations can deal with the challenge of introducing service chaining and deploying critical network services by using the emerging technologies of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV).​

Cloud for Telco

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Remove limitations to the Mobile Telco architecture: Telco-over-Cloud

​Technologies such as Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) are sparking numerous innovations in the networking landscape. One of them being Telco-over-Cloud, which can be directly applied to the Mobile Telco architecture to remove its current limitations, making it more cost-effective, flexible, powerful and easily scalable for the future.​​

17.11.2015 - 20.11.2015 / Nuremberg


DOAG Conference 2015

Live Reply participates in the DOAG Conference 2015, from 17 to 20 November 2015 in Nuremberg. The conference is hosted by the German Oracle User Group and Live Reply holds a presentation about "How OIM helped us to overcome integration hurdles" offering practical solutions for concrete issues that arise in large-scale integration projects.

29.07.2015 / ScienceDirect


Fixed Access Network Sharing

Fixed broadband network deployments are moving inexorably to the use of Next Generation Access (NGA) technologies and architectures. These NGA deployments involve building fiber infrastructure increasingly closer to the customer in order to increase the proportion of fiber on the customer’s access connection (Fibre-To-The-Home/Building/Door/Cabinet, ... i.e. FTTx).

Global Telecommunications

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Global Telecoms: How to Compete Effectively on Service Assurance

Service Assurance is a key competitive differentiator for Global Telecom operators. Services which are at the heart of creating leaders in this sector must be underpinned by solid Service Performance Management and Operations practices. These practices are vital to hedging companies’ against future development and driving growth. Void of these practices, Operators risk providing an opportunity for new entrants, both internal and external to their industry, to redefine the standard.​

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Curated Entertainment

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Sky: Environmental Branding

Inspired by the Royal Academy summer exhibition Avvio Reply worked with Sky to turn their shiny new Hub building into a gallery like environment. Sky people loved their new working environment and as a result Avvio Reply is now responsible for branding the ever growing Sky campus.

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We focus on the customer at HSE24

HSE24 is one of the top addresses for modern and multi-medial home shopping. With its channel brands HSE24, HSE24 Extra, HSE24 Trend, this innovative mail-order company provides women over 40 with information on the latest trends via its online shop. In doing so, it links its interactive platforms TV, Online and Mobile in a consistent manner and offers lots of applications for smartphones, SmartTV and tablets. Xpress Reply has been supporting its longstanding customer HSE24 for nearly ten years now with the provision and further development of its IT systems.

DNS Security

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Domain Name System Security Extensions

The aim of this white paper is to provide information with regards to the current status of Domain Name System (DNS) and its evolution into Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC).

05.11.2014 / Cologne


VATM-Fibreglass Day 2014

Once again Live Reply is attending the VATM Fibreglass Day, which is being held in Cologne on 5 November. The VATM Fibreglass Day has been one of the industry’s main events for years, with its members attending it with great interest.

Web App

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Telefonica launches groundbreaking employee recognition app

Reply scoped, developed, built and delivered the internal web app, Recognise_D, to increase employee engagement and support business strategy at Telefonica. The new employee recognition programme was launched in conjunction with Telefonica’s fresh corporate strategy, which focuses on the values of Discover, Disrupt and Deliver.

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Brand Engagement


Reply help Sky promote Fibre Broadband in a BIG way!

To promote BSkyB’s summer campaign to their 9,000 London based employees Reply completed a series of huge building wraps which not only act as a piece of product pride for employees but also replaced billboard advertising along the main M4 motorway into London. From the major routes into London, 250,000 people can see the branding every day.

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Future Network

Digital transformation is pervasive and the forces driving it are centred on Information Technology and Communications Networks. This paper examines the drivers of change and the impacts that they will have on all aspects of a connected world, ushering in the Future Network.

Business/Operation Support Systems

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With Reply the route to the future of B/OSS is outlined

Reply considers the strong attention to Customer Management and the overall infrastructure and service operational improvement crucial elements to succeed in this market, combining its strong experience and positioning on BSS (Business Support Systems) and OSS (Operation Support Systems).

Telco Consulting Services

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Specialized consulting services on LTE, LTE-A & VoLTE

Reply provides high-value specialized consulting services on LTE, LTE-A and VoLTE topics. Reply collaborates with primary Telco Service Providers in the design, deployment and operations of their 4G Core network infrastructures.


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The convergence of Telco & Retail

Retailers know the importance of a quality omni-channel User Experience. However all too often Telcos are still providing inconstant offerings and poor customer services between online, retail and call centre channels.

Telcos need to raise their game and follow the lead of Retail by implementing more fit for purpose IT. Why?

Cloud Computing for Telco

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Telco over Cloud, SDN and NFV solution

Telco over Cloud, Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networking are changing the telecommunications industry landscape, more specifically the Telco Service Providers network infrastructure and systems, by introducing Cloud Computing, Virtualization paradigms and Software approaches already in use and mature in traditional IT environments.


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Customer Operational Excellence

For Reply, customer operational excellence means competing on quality. It implies providing customers with the best services and the fastest response times while enabling them to manage all processes flexibly and with continuity. People, processes and technology components remain the vital ingredients of an excellent service.

Mobile App

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New devices like TouchPCs and Smartphones offer their users exciting new functionalities. Sky invites his clients to a new experience on iPhone and iPad: important sport events online – wherever you are. The applications have been developed by Reply and can be downloaded in Apple’s App Store. The applications are designed for Apple’s iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.


Environmental Branding

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Environmental messaging at Vodafone HQ aligns people with their brand

Reply brief was to turn Vodafone's buildings from neutral environments to branded workplaces and create a space where employees can 'live' the brand.

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Sky's intranet goes mobile

Reply helps 16,000 Sky people access and share all the latest news and videos on their iPhone and BlackBerry devices.

Brand Strategy

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Client Website for the cable network provider Tele Columbus

Reply developed a new, more modern website for the Tele Columbus Group where the user guidance, the general overview and the functionality of existing site was clearly improved. The website offers a clear representation of the product ​to answer the most common questions regarding cable connection.

Focus on Customer

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We focus on the customer at HSE24

HSE24 is one of the top addresses for modern and multi-medial home shopping. With its channel brands HSE24, HSE24 Extra, HSE24 Trend, this innovative mail-order company provides women over 40 with information on the latest trends via its online shop. In doing so, it links its interactive platforms TV, Online and Mobile in a consistent manner and offers lots of applications for smartphones, SmartTV and tablets. Syskoplan Reply has been supporting its longstanding customer HSE24 for nearly ten years now with the provision and further development of its IT systems.

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Multichannel Top Up

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Reply for Vodafone

Working with Storm Reply, an Advanced Consulting Partner member of the AWS Partner Network, Vodafone created TopUp without Login. This solution uses a multichannel approach that allows customers to buy credit for SIM cards using a credit card or PayPal on a website, mobile site, mobile application, or social networks. At the same time, the solution minimizes the number of information needed to complete the process, resulting in a faster and easier top-up process.

Pay-per-View System

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Reply realizes the Pay-per-View management systems for Mediaset Premium’s Digital Terrestrial

Reply worked with Mediaset’s Systems Management to develop the application processes, to create the Pay-per-View systems and the integration architectures on the Digital Terrestrial platform.

CRM for Broadcasters

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Mediaset Premium: the evolution toward a customer-centric model

Reply is one of the the main IT partners of Mediaset for the Premium initiative and is accompanying the growth of new business by contributing to the definition and fulfillment of the plan for the implementation and development of systems to support business.

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Employee Engagement

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Becoming Advocates of HD Technology: The BSkyB Project

With the support of Reply BSkyB has successfully brought its employees up to speed and on board with HD technology.

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Mobile Payment & Commerce: a bridge between the physical and digital world

Pay Reply will join the convention for the presentation of the results of the Mobile Payment & Commerce Observatory’s research which will be held in Milan on February 20, 2014


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A methodology for identifying best practice for communications providers

Innovative enterprises seeking to be ‘lean operators’ are characterised by the identification and implementation of Best Practice. This paper is written in the context of a global Communications Provider seeking to gain common practices and maximum effectiveness across all of its entities.

26.11.2013 - 27.11.2013


Telecoms Tech World

Sytel Reply participated in Telecoms Tech World, a conference and exhibition aimed at building partnerships for the next generation focussing on Machine to Machine (M2M), OTT and VAS, LTE and Mobile Payments & Billing. The event was held from 26 to 27 November 2013 in London.



Live Reply at the B2B-Day of the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

On June 26, 2013, the B2B-Day takes place at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg in Sankt Augustin. Interested visitors are given the possibility to discuss topics related to B2B-Marketing in the Teco industry with speakers from the Telco organizations E-Plus and Vodafone.

Big Data for Telco

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Big Data to improve ’churn’ analysis in the telecoms industry

The telecoms market provides a good example of why the high acquisition costs and slim profit margins for each customer make churn analysis vital to help companies identify and retain the most profitable among them. In this context, the paradigm change ‘more is more’ is in tune with the main aim of Big Data analytics.


News & Communication

Invoice Analysis Made Easy with RISE - The Rating Invoice Scanning Engine from Live Reply

With RISE, sales staff in telecommunication companies can offer their business customers the optimal tariff combination based on concrete invoice data. RISE uses the comprehensive and complex information from telephone bills to quickly and easily create the appropriate offer. The web-based solution was developed by Live Reply and is available immediately.


News & Communication

Modern Customer Communication: From the Reference Brochure to the App

Cluster Reply develops an app for Voith Paper to interactively present paper machines.

24.10.2012 - 26.10.2012


Media Days Munich 2012

Reply will be at the Media Days in Munich, from 24 to 26 October 2012. The event will be filled with decision makers, experts and evangelists of the media and communications industry.


News & Communication

New Momentum in the Telecommunication Industry

Effective immediately, Live Reply GmbH, a provider of comprehensive services for consultation, development and system integration in telecommunication and media companies, is a member of the German Association of Telecommunications and Value-Added Service Providers (VATM). With its membership the company plans to expand its network in the telecommunications industry, to more quickly identify trends that will move the industry in the future as well as to provide new impulses itself.


News & Communication

Reply develops Facebook app to make the news even more ‘social’

Reply [MTA, STAR: REY], a leader in the design and implementation of solutions based on the new communication channels and digital media, has been chosen by Corriere della Sera to develop a native Facebook app bringing a new way of reading and sharing news based on personal reading preferences.

23.05.2012 - 24.05.2012


Handelsblatt annual meeting Telcomarket Europe 2012

Live Reply takes part in the 18th annual meeting of Handelsbalt, Telcomarket Europe 2012 on the 23rd and 24th May in Düsseldorf. Moreover, Live Reply is one of the main partners of this Event.

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MOBILIZE ME! Apps for mobile devices or mobile web apps – technologies, tools, assesments

The uptrend in mobile web apps is continuing. More and more people are tending to their private and professional lives using smartphones and tablet computers.


News & Communication

European Software Excellence Awards 2012

Syskoplan Reply, the Reply Group company specialising in consulting and system integration services on the SAP technology and on SAP solutions, has been named among the finalists in the Software Excellence Awards 2012, a prize awarded to the best software solutions from all over Europe.


Next Generation Networks

Keeping pace with expected growth of connectivity demand will require European Telcos to invest in enhancements of current-generation networks. Conversely, new demand for data traffic only brings marginal revenue increase.

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How to prevent DDoS attacks in a service provider environment

The frequency and sophistication of Distributed Denial of Service attacks (DDoS) on the Internet are rapidly increasing. Most of the earliest DDoS attacks were simply arbitrary attempts by hackers to gain simple notoriety. However, they have evolved into serious criminal operations that threaten to attack businesses with significant financial and operational implications.

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Mobile Malware

The report details the current status of Malware for mobile devices, their security risks, the possible future evolution of Mobile Malware and Future Mitigation Options.

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Project Management, People Management, Business Management

Companies need to be vigilant in choosing which project managers to share their plans and aspirations with.

Choosing project managers wisely allows companies to build their next generation of leaders.


News & Communication

Reply Deutschland bundles Know-how for the media industry

Fast-paced technological developments require media companies to demonstrate an exceptionally high degree of innovation. Especially with the current economic situation in mind, an efficient innovation process throughout the entire value chain is decisive. To offer comprehensive support to media companies facing these challenges, Reply Deutschland founded a startup called “Twice Reply”. Reply Deutschland bundles its expertise in the media industry within this company.



Conference for the presentation of the Observatory NFC & Mobile Payment research 2011

e*finance consulting Reply participated in the Conference for the presentation of the results of the Observatory NFC & Mobile Payment "Mobile Payment: if not now, when?". The event was promoted by the School of Management of the Milan Polytechnic and was held on 9 February 2012 in Milan.


Press Article

The boom in mobile usage is transforming the corporate world

The trend is clear and irreversible: the mobile phone will become, or already is, the main device for accessing the Internet, especially social media platforms. This means companies have to find out how users use their mobile phones and social media channels and thus seize new business opportunities and adjust their strategies for maintaining their customer relationships.

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Exalab - Oracle Exadata in action

Reply Exalab is a laboratory where you can see the Oracle Exadata Database Machine and the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud in action! This is a demonstrator of the Oracle ExaCloud with preinstalled best practice applications for Telco, Retail and Finance sectors. Reply Exalab is available for Proof of Concepts and benchmarks in order to evaluate the real benefits of performance, reliability and manageability of bespoke or highly customized legacy applications. The combination of Exadata and Exalogic is the landmark for Exacloud, Oracle’s response to the demands of 21th century data center.

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TamTamy. Customers, Staff, Partners and Stakeholders: Your most Valuable Corporate assets

TamTamy is a software solution for the creation and development of corporate and community social networks. Available as a service (on-demand mode, based on cloud computing architecture) or as software to be installed at the company’s data center, TamTamy helps develop networks of colleagues, meeting places for customers and communities to support online events.