Uncommon Wisdom:

March, 2009


March 31, 2009  1:52 PM

Intel’s Nehalem chip and the Sun/IBM dynamic



Posted by: Tom Nolle
chips, IBM, Intel, Linux, Open source, processors, Solaris, Sun

Sun’s relationship with Intel on the new generation of processors may bear fruit with Solaris support for the Intel “

March 30, 2009  5:13 PM

IETF “LISP” initiative could offer users “global” addresses



Posted by: Tom Nolle
IETF, Internet infrastructure, IP, standards

The new IETF activity aimed at supporting enterprise multi-homing of their Internet connections may be taking a step in a much more valuable direction in the long run. The Locator/Identifier...

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March 27, 2009  2:53 PM

TV interactivity: Hot trend or hot mess?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
interactive TV, Online advertising

Interactivity in TV is being touted as being a plus for IPTV, or maybe it’s for True2Way, or maybe for digital TV. Any time you see this sort of “smearing the buzz” phenomena, you know something’s hot, and interactivity surely...


March 26, 2009  12:38 PM

EU telcos weigh economics of network management outsourcing



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, network management, NSN, outsourcing, telecom service providers

The EU says telcos there are weathering the economic storm so far, better in fact than most industry sectors. This contrasts with other stories that telcos are outsourcing network management to reduce costs.

We think that the truth of the situation is closer to the EU version. We’ve...


March 25, 2009  1:56 PM

New cloud computing Advisor Planners’ Briefing available



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing

CIMI Corp. has completed a new TMT Advisor Planners’ Briefing on the models (and illusions) associated with cloud computing. Those interested in receiving it, and subsequent briefings, should send an email to


March 25, 2009  1:44 PM

Amazon EC2, cloud computing and the enterprise



Posted by: Tom Nolle
cloud architecture, Cloud computing, enterprise networking, SaaS, Software as a Service

Amazon’s Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) is gaining some traction as the framework for software vendors to offer software-as-a-service (SaaS). This is no...


March 24, 2009  2:02 PM

Skype and the enterprise voice connection



Posted by: Tom Nolle
enterprise voice, SIP, Skype, telephony, VoIP

Skype is testing a new client that will allow Skype calls to be made from corporate phone systems using, we’re told, a SIP-to-Skype gateway that would be compatible with the VoIP used by most businesses.

This would let businesses bypass traditional telephony for expensive calls,...


March 23, 2009  3:41 PM

Internet free ride wins “unrealistic” prize



Posted by: Tom Nolle
capex, Cloud computing, Internet, Internet adversiting, over-the-top

The Economist is sounding a warning that we’re resonating with (because we’ve sounded it too). The most recent issue points out that Internet companies and...


March 20, 2009  8:43 PM

Cisco does some risky business with latest purchase of Pure Digital



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Pure Digital, video recording

Cisco has acquired a consumer video recorder company called Pure Digital, taking another step that is either incredibly bold or just incredibly risky. Pure Digital is a consumer device, something like you'd expect to see Apple put out. The product could be used to pump additional traffic onto...


March 20, 2009  8:07 PM

US RBOCs: Just how open is open?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
broadband stimulus package, FCC, rural broadband, US RBOC

The US RBOCs are concerned about applying for aid under the broadband stimulus package because it may force them to open their networks to competitors. The provision in the rural broadband aid portion of the stimulus requires the grantees to adhere to FCC principles of open interconnection, but it...


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