Platform service consumers: how vendors can benefit from third-party platform services

18 August 2022 | Research

Adaora Okeleke

Strategy report | PPTX and PDF (8 slides) | Data, AI and Development Platforms

"Vendors that decide to become platform service consumers should develop cloud-native applications, invest in API abstraction layers and engage with platform service provider marketplaces."


Telecoms applications vendors that wish to consume third-party platform services rather than continuing to invest in their own will face development and commercial challenges as they re-align their applications and businesses. 

Information included in this report

  • Challenges that vendors will face if they become platform service consumers
  • Recommendations for how to address these challenges



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Adaora Okeleke

Principal Analyst, expert in AI and data management