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Tesla Model X Beats Lamborghini Aventador

Lambo Engineers Should be Hiding Under RocksHaving your supercar beaten by an SUV is beyond embarrassing. Heads should be rolling all over the...

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Intermedia Anti-Phishing Tools for Small Business

Large companies generally have IT teams to deal with phishing attacks but really, there is no perfect defense from a determined phisher...

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How Technology can Eliminate White Supremacy

As our country is mired in race debates, it's interesting to see how technology has inadvertently begun to actually reduce the number...

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IoT and Real-Time Communications Convergence (Part 1)

At first glance, it might seem oxymoronic that IoT and real-time communications would converge.  I mean, IoT is all about sensors...

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The Long Tail of Cybersecurity

The long-tail, a term coined to describe the ability for organizations to sell vast amounts of products in small quantities accurately describes...

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MVNO's Need Their Own Infrastructure To Differentiate

Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) are increasingly investing in their own infrastructure. Why?  Because running on someone else’s mobile network and trying...

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Newfies-Dialer Founder Belaid on Voice Broadcasting, AI, Chatbots

Areski Belaid, Star2Billing CTO and founder, as well as Newfies-Dialer explains his company's services that can push a business and especially contact...

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Converged Savings

March 7, 2008

On LinkedIn, one of the LinkedIn Answers (actually a question) from Steve Griffin at T-Systems was: Will data / voice convergence be a main IT cost saving driver in 2008?

While writing my answer, I figured I would share it with you:

I think the market is tired of hearing how they can save money in telecom. Internet pipe, voice costs, and now mobile expenses have driven up the telecom budget line items.

Verizon, Fairpoint Finance Dance

March 7, 2008

Verizon (VZ) has been given approval by the FCC and the state PUC in VT, ME, and NH to sell its landline business in New England to Fairpoint. The sticking point is that Fairpoint is a company too small to acquire VZ's assets -- a company that is 5x the size and scope. Plus as Alltel/Windstream discovered in Eastern KY, most assets in this region have been neglected.

So how does a smaller fish buy a bigger fish AND expand the broadband network in that area?

Microsoft and SAAS

March 5, 2008

The big news in SAAS is that Google has released Google Sites, which is a collaboration tool similar in function to what Sharepoint does. This is a good piece of glue to add to Google Apps. To counter that Microsoft announced that it will be offering Hosted Office Live Workspace, namely Office, Exchange and Sharepoint. I have 2 points to make here.

One is the software itself.

Is Telecom Broken?

March 5, 2008

From an agent side of telecom, I do think it is broken. So many carriers have merged for survival that the integration was a disaster. The blunder poster child would obviously be Sprint as it wrote off $29.5B on the Nextel merger. Sprint can't get out of its own way.

Web Apps - IP and Privacy

March 3, 2008

At FOWA, the speakers talked about Ruby on Rails; inter-op; open social; cloud computing; Google Gears and Amazon S3. They emphasized API's and keeping it simple. Leah Culver spoke about API's consuming data and API's to view the mashed up data. But the one thing missing in all this, was the IP.

FOWA wrap-up

March 3, 2008

FOWA ended on Saturday, but I skipped the Beach Day events to start the 6 hour drive home. Our last taste of FOWA was the party at Nikki's Beach Club. Scrapblog's sponsorship was noon-intrusive. Signage plus a flash presentation on a screen. Lots of networking.

FOWA Miami

February 29, 2008

I will be blogging today from the Future of Web Apps conference in Miami.

The opening remarks point out that applications sometimes are designed by accident, like Twitter. It is a side project with no obvious need or reason. (I have seen this in science as well.

FOWA: Nokia night

February 29, 2008

We didn't make it to BarCampMiami, but we did get here in time for the Nokia party at Delores/Lolita Restaurant. Nokia gave a demo of their N and S60 models. You could hardly hear the speaker. The room set-up meant that most people could not see the screen.

Sprinting Where?

February 29, 2008

Rumor has it that Qwest is talking to VZW to replace Sprint. Is this just a play to make Sprint negotiate? Or is this just another sign that Sprint's troubles have become unmanageable? Yesterday, Sprint announced that it would take a $29.5B write down for Nextel.

Widgets, Back-up, and stuff

February 25, 2008

This is a little off topic, but since I have spent 2 days restoring my laptop after a Windows Update issue gone bad, I figured I would share some nifty widgets.

Backup your data. SD cards are 4GB and cost $30. That's where I keep my Outlook pst file now.

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