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Given the competitive nature of the telecom industry, the benefits of a managed services partnership lend themselves well to creating a strategic advantage, as long as operators are diligent as they choose their partners. Given the risk involved, there is no alternative. Clipped by: clarionwave Clipped on: 1/17/2010 3:24:52 PM Remarks: Erik Linask of Alcatel-Lucent advocates that telecom network operators outsource some or all of their network management to managed service providers. In his blog post he flags some considerations, primarily the provider's track record. In an earlier post Erik outlines a number of business models (and points to a…
From this article, a couple of applications for machine to machine communications and sensors mousetraps in Wembley Stadium being by Rentokil (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07129/784423-294.stm) connected via a wireless sensor network to save the maintenance crew a trip until a mouse is in the trap (truly a killer app!). trash cans in Sommerville, Mass, are able to send an SMS message when they are full and ready to be picked up (http://www.wirelessweek.com/Articles/2009/12/Predictions-2010/ ). clarionwave's clips Result 1 of 4 Clipped by: clarionwave Clipped on: 1/17/2010 3:39:03 PM Remarks:  This posting from Dr. Scott Snyder, author of The New World of Wireless: How to…
Why Canada should open source the government Shane Schick, ITWorldCanada David Eaves has already worked with the City of Vancouver on open data projects. Now he's making the case for a self-emerging, bottom-up approach to delivering public sector services to citizens. A case in point: 911 I was sparked by this lecture at OCAD on Thursday night, as were about two hundred others. Eaves' approach to Government 2.0 seemed eminently sensible and even-handed. Although he was calling for a broader distribution of power and influence in government, he resisted notions from the audience that this, in any way, paralleled pitchfork…
The following is an excerpt from Umair Haques's blog article "The Builder's Manifesto." The article and its ensuing comments make for a delicious thought-fest. You can, however, get the idea from the following injunctions - enough to understand my response below.
I was born and raised in a small town. Most of the time, I was anxious to get away from that small town with its small town ideas, small town attitudes and small town culture. So, when I was finally able to make the break to university, I was gone like a shot. Ever since, I've lived in large cosmopolitan cities that have offered myriad opportunities to experience and enjoy many ideas, attitudes and cultures.
For the last few months I have been working on a startup project that could create some exciting fireworks in the telecom industry, enterprise mobility in particular. When we first met, Brian Keedwell, the inventor of Mobile Process Services, told me he expected to create a new market that would generate $5 billion in five years. Yeah, yeah, I know ... that was my initial reaction too. But there were a couple of elements in his plan that grabbed my attention and my imagination - integrated education and smart business networks.
I am very grateful to the volunteers and sponsors (Elluminate, Jay Cross, George Siemens, Tony Karrer and Harold Jarche, to name just a few) who made the Learntrends 2009 online conference such a success. For three days, the number of participants never dipped much below 150 and the amount of side-chatter in Elluminate and Twitter was overwhelming. In fact, a lot of the learning occurred in the side chatter so participants deserve a round of applause for their sharing too.
I am starved for spirit. Although religion and science occasionally fill me with awe, neither inspires me with deep purpose and meaning. I worry that this is a widespread malaise, an existential depression infecting too many people in a world where consumerism spills in too easily to fill the void. Personally, I'm not inspired by money or power so the material world is a kind of hell to me. And, like most people, I'm afraid my lack of deep spiritual purpose inhibits me in making necessary sacrifices on behalf of the environment. Or on behalf of starving children. Or on…
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