Open is as Open does
Einstein never really said the pop-culture expression "everything is relative". Although, he did say that: “There is no absolute space-time coordinate system, so there are no absolute positions in time and space. All times and positions a...
Predictive Maintenance: Why it may be Over-the-Top for Me but Makes Perfect Sense for our Costumers
After my experience with my heating system I have made a lot of progress. Unfortunately, I must admit, that I have given up on trying to get the data directly out of my heating system. From my tries I learned that there seem to be...
Video-on-Demand: How Service Providers Can Thrive, Instead of Simply Survive
The television industry is changing rapidly. Streaming services like Netflix set new challenges to cable companies. In the US, the trend to change from TV contracts with cable providers to video-on-demand services on the internet ...
IBC 2015: Are Telco and Cable Service Providers ready for the Simplified Network?
Video is fueling the burning necessity for service providers to transform their networks by depending less on legacy purpose-built proprietary infrastructure and more on a generic set of standard-built COTS (commercial off the shelf) equipm...
Hybrid Cloud: Why Converged Modular Servers are just right for IoT Infrastructures
As mentioned within my last blog post, nearly every important market researcher and analyst agrees to the following: hybrid technology will be one of the main drivers of the digital transformation. The reasons for this are obvious: Big...
Hyperconnecting the IoT: A Risky Fly into the Cloud?
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win” – currently it looks as if this famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi will also be true of the cloud. Let’s take Amazon Web Services (AWS). They a...
IoT in Transportation: How Data is Driving the Trains
The IoT is everywhere. This may sound a bit scary – maybe it actually IS a bit scary – but it’s true. Do you know what is driving the world today? It’s not money, technology or even people – it’s data. It’s the same with trans...
The 4K Promise Land: Why HEVC 4K Video Will Be a Revenue Differentiator
Despite all the industry naysayers and complainers, all the technical and business roadblocks and ‘missing pieces’ to the puzzle, production grade 4K service roll-outs are well rolling. Why? Even after a disappointing 3D TV hype blip, c...
NFV: It takes a Village
“Where do I start with NFV?” “What are the network functions I can virtualize today that will make an early and quick result for the bottom line?” If we take a timeout from the pre-show frenzy of next week’s Mobile World ...
Mobile World Congress 2015: The Year of Real Virtualization
It’s February and the temperature ice cold, but for the mobile industry 2015 is already getting steaming hot. As it has been every year since the creation of the biggest worldwide event in the mobile industry (the Mobile World Congre...
Is Cloud Computing really the next BIG Thing?
The impact of cloud computing will grow during the next years as more and more cost saving effects are unleashed and security problems solved. Experts predict that cloud services might be a commodity soon – and that a substantial change i...
Why Spreadsheets & Virtualization are my Number 1 Choices for Innovation
Being immersed in computing, from microcode to Unix/linux type OSes and X11 windowing system across 5 different processor architectures (CISC, RISC) I have seen a lot of very cool innovation in the last 30 years. The most famous categories ...
Is the Internet of Things (IoT) the new Wave of being energy-efficient?
Intelligent devices that learn to think and organize themselves? And as well being power efficient in applying them and gaining benefits in the environment in which they are used? The idea which could result of a science fiction movie is on...
Smart Cities Require Smart Ideas
What makes a city smart? There are quite some angles to this idea. It usually covers sustainability, energy conservation, infrastructure and traffic, but also energy efficient buildings, health care and emergency services. The intelligent s...
IBC 2014 – Over-The–Top (OTT) Business Convention
There has never been a more exciting time than now when it comes to the business of producing, delivering and consuming video. The buzz surrounding this year’s IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) event in Amsterdam certainly prove...
Industry 4.0 & Internet of Things (IoT): How can Developers handle the Lack of Standards?
With Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things looming at the horizon, the industry is confronted with a new game. IT becomes even more important and there is a huge need for new standards that combine industry and IT needs – as organizatio...
BIG Telecom Event (BTE) – the Innovation Path to the Future
Big Telecom issues back to Chicago: This year’s inaugural “BIG Telecom Event”  hosted by Light Reading demonstrated that the evolution is not over yet, and services can be delivered by re-engineering the network infrastructu...
Momentous Metamorphosis
These are heady, head-spinning times in telecom. And one of its milestone moments is hitting right this week with the Big Telecom Event in Chicago, June 17-18. Ironically, this is the same city that used to play host to the good o...
No “Thing” Left Unconnected
Scouring through reports of the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain it is easy to see that The Internet of Things (IoT) was a “driving” force at the show. Indeed, many of the abundant IoT products, services and ap...
Content anywhere, at any price?
It is no secret that the worldwide demand to consume video – from whatever source, in whatever format and on whatever device, be it smartphone, tablet, pc or television – is increasingly filling the demand for bandwidth, processing and ...
Cloud based service for machines?
I have seen some industries consider it quite common that M2M is only the transfer from data to a server system… and then call this the cloud. However, in today’s business environment, manufacturers not only need to improve the product ...
What’s the next big thing in Embedded Computing?
It is not surprising that embedded computing technologies typically lag the latest trends in the broader retail computing space, primarily due to some unique requirements such as longevity, security and reliability. Eventually, many of the ...

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