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December 2011

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2012 Predictions! Oh No!

December 20, 2011

It’s the time of year to make some predictions.

  1. 2012 will be year of interactivity.  What does that mean?  The increased penetration of smartphones worldwide, with worldwide 3G network buildout, will enable more mobile interactivity via social networking tools like Facebook and Skype instant messaging. 

Scoring Last Year's Predictions! Oh No!

December 13, 2011

Last year, I made 5 predictions for 2011.  Let’s be honest and see how I did?



Just in Time for the Holidays...Fast, Fast , Fast , FAST!!

December 7, 2011

Yesterday, I experienced my first LTE interaction by using an LTE phone that belonged to a colleague.  I am not usually easily wowed, but Wow, that was an unexpected experience.  I knew it would be fast but I was floored by just how fast it was!   I mean like it says on the commercials, going out to websites and grabbing videos was faster than using my laptop from work, not to mention from home.  Now, maybe I was the only person in the cell vicinity to be on that LTE network so there was no bandwidth hogging action going on, but I was impressed.  If anyone in my family is reading this, I want one for Christmas fast!

The Future Premise Network, Part 2

December 6, 2011

Last week, I level-set on what a typical Premise Network might look like today. Advanced networks, including mobile networks, are impacting the definition of the premise though and so this “typical” concept is evolving rapidly.  More and more people are connecting to the enterprise network via mobile devices, even on mobile devices the IT people wish they wouldn’t connect with.  But customer desire is overwhelming the IT people and these devices are coming to the enterprise networks, whether IT managers like it or not. 

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