Entrepreneurs on Ulitzer
NOTE: Pacific-Tier Communications invites guest bloggers to provide articles
that would be of interest, and benefit to our readers. This week we are happy
to introduce Mr. Andy Slater, CMO, Presence Networks.
‘‘The ‘Command and Control’ management style enjoyed by many CEOs in
the past has gone. Today teamwork and collaboration are the norm. Leadership
the accepted management style, people orientated collaboration the culture,
people centric technology the facilitator.’’
We stand at a transition point in business. As the global economy starts to
work its way out of recession CEO’s and management teams around the world
are beginning to plan for growth. But they won’t do that by simply taking
back into their businesses the bottom line costs they just spent 18 painful
months getting rid of. The enlightened are looking for a new ways of working, ... (more)
Jakarta is a city of cafes, coffee shops, and mobile phones. With a mobile
penetration hitting nearly 62% of the population, the world’s 4th most
populace nation represents a huge market, and tremendous infrastructure
challenges. With more than 50% of the country making less than $50/month, the
percentage of people with access to mobile phones and the Internet is
This is very apparent when driving through villages that are well under the
poverty line, such as you will drive through on the way from Balikpapan to
Samarinda (in Eastern Borneo, East Kalimantan Province)... (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)
Twitter on Ulitzer
Google's CEO Eric Schmidt refers to Twitter as a "poor man's email." For
millions of individuals, small business owners, and even emergency services
organizations, Twitter is rapidly becoming an integral part of their business
strategies and personal lives.
That fact is not lost on the private equity and investment communities.
Twitter confirmed a large investment on Friday, estimated at $100 million
dollars, with a posting on their website:
"Yesterday we closed a significant round of funding with a group of
investment firms that we're excited to publicly thank... (more)
"If everyone purchasing a room air conditioner in 2009 chooses an ENERGY STAR
qualified model, it would save 390 million kilowatt-hours of electricity a
year. That would prevent more than 600 million pounds of greenhouse gas
emissions each year—equivalent to taking more than 50,000 cars off the
road—and save consumers over $43 million each year in energy bills."
(Pickens Plan Fact of the Day, 8 Oct 09)
California has always prided itself as being a leader in alternative energy
innovation. Driving through the hills around Livermore, Palm Springs, or
between San Diego and Yuma bri... (more)