R&D Telecommunications Introduction In order to keep abreast of telecom, it is important to ensure there is continued Research and development (R&D) (Timo and Antti 103). However, this is an expensive activity to undertake with only telecommunications monopolists dominating the exercise. Nevertheless, R&D is essential to all organizations as it tends to facilitate development of services. R&D ensures moving from split universe to a universe which is centered to the client. Smaller organizations can utilize R&D capacity to expand their business. The most important move is to participate in programs that focus on the information technology (Timo and Antti 103).
The main focus should be on development of works which has already been carried out in order to diversify on major future themes depending on their areas of operation (Timo and Antti 104). Since small organizations may lack capacity to reinforce new R&D, working with local governments would create a partnership that would enhance the existing technology (Timo and Antti 105). Moreover, telecommunication development in small organizations lies on strategic management and focus of the objectives of the organization. In this regard, some little stances can ensure R&D in telecommunication based on the focused objectives.
For example, an organization can initiate and develop a regular regimen of telecommunications research with its employees being subjected to telecommunication education and training (Timo and Antti 106). In light with these routines, the organization can set both short and long-term developments depending on the market criterion. Attending different telecommunications seminars and workshops can develop an R&D strategy as the organization representatives get inspired by different gurus in the telecommunication industry (Timo and Antti 108).
Little practical experimentations would perfect the little knowledge about telecommunications in small organizations. This is characterized by activities like installing telecommunications hardware and software in the organization. It is evident that R&D can only be successful if both basic and applied research are applied and implemented. As the public telecommunication organizations concentrate much on applied research, the small and private organizations can invest in basic research which forms the basis of R&D (Timo and Antti 109). Basic research is not as expensive as applied research and can lead to a less expensive applied research if thoroughly articulated.
In fact, outsourcing partnership by small and private organizations can lead to successful R&D. Small organizations can combine efforts and cost share on both basic and applied research in order to succeed (Timo and Antti 109). On the other hand, small organizations can create intra-firm telecommunication integration and involve public partnership in order to enhance R&D (Timo and Antti 110). It is also important for small organizations to focus on the evolution taking place in telecom such as fourth- generation digital network and start planning for such ventures in time.
This can only be achieved by being in touch with telecommunication industry research organizations that have a track record in the industry (Timo and Antti 112). When recruiting new employees in the organization, it is important to pick candidates with college degree for a full-fledged career in telecom R&D, specialized either in technical aspect of telecom research or in the management strategies of the immerging telecommunication development (Timo and Antti 112). Conclusion Just like big and public organizations, small organizations can also keep abreast of telecom if they can apply strategic management in their operations.
Attending training and education forums on telecom can greatly uplift their stance to higher levels. Works cited: Timo, Korhonen and Antti, Ainamo. Handbook of product and service development in communication and information technology. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, 2003.