The Changing Face of Technology and Innovation
A friend of mine's son recently returned from an extended absence which
basically removed him from nearly all aspects of technology, including the
Internet, for a bit longer than 5 years. Upon return, observing him restore
his awareness of technologies and absorb all things new developed over the
past 5 years was both exciting and moving.
To be fair, the guy grew up in an Internet world, with access to online
resources including Facebook, Twitter, and other social applications.
The interesting part of his re-introduction to the "wired" world was watching
the comprehension flashes he went through when absorbing the much higher
levels of application and data integration, and speed of network access.
As much as all of us continue to complain about terrible access speeds, it is
remarkable to see how excited he became when lea... (more)
Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization (NVF) themes
dominated workshops and side conversations throughout the PTC 2015 venue in
Honolulu, Hawai'i this week.
SDNs, or more specifically provisioning automation platforms service provider
interconnections, and have crept into nearly all marketing materials and
elevator pitches in discussions with submarine cable operators, networks,
Internet Exchange Points, and carrier hotels.
While some of the material may have included a bit of "SDN Washing," for the
most part each operators and service provider engaging i... (more)
The Station Fire ripped through communities along the northern rim of Los
Angeles in August and September, consuming an area more than 160,000 acres.
Evacuations came with little or no warning, homes and buildings lost, and the
entire ordeal put a tremendous strain on utilities and resources. Including
When the city of Glendale needed to quickly alert residents to lower their
water and power use to enable fire fighters to gain access to critical
resources, they turned to a local company, Everbridge, to reach citizens with
real-time notifications alerting them to the emerg... (more)
How do you get 6.2 million people up every morning, feed them, send them to
work or school, and put a roof over their heads every night in a country
where the average income of a worker is around $800 a year? Then answer is
easy. Hard work, sacrifice, innovation, and an entrepreneurial spirit that is
partially survival instinct, and mostly hope.
In Hanoi it is easy to be confused while walking down a main street where
many shops offer the latest in wide screen TVs and mobile phone technology,
while navigating sidewalks busy with vendors trying to scrape a living by... (more)
Recent discussions with government ICT leadership related to cloud computing
strategies have all brought the concept of Enterprise Service Bus as a
Service into the conversation.
Now ESBs are not entirely new, but in the context of governments they make a
lot of sense. In the context of cloud computing strategies in governments
they make a heck of a lot of sense.
Wikipedia defines an ESB as:
In computing, an enterprise service bus (ESB) is a software architecture
construct which provides fundamental services for complex architectures via
an event-driven and standards-based mess... (more)