Uncommon Wisdom:

November, 2009


November 30, 2009  8:29 PM

IBM in the service layer: Less than meets the eye

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

IBM has launched its own program to be the solution to service provider service-layer technology needs, but so far, there’s less than meets the eye.

IBM has had what it calls the Service Provider Delivery Environment (SPDE) for some time, but the product has been indifferently...

November 30, 2009  6:58 PM

Brocade’s last quarter: Is a sale its best option?

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

One of the players that might be feeling some pressure from an HP/3Com deal, namely Brocade, says it’s not for sale. The company is a combination of storage networking and the acquisition of Foundry, a high-end Ethernet switch vendor. In its present form, it’s a pretty pure data center play...


November 24, 2009  2:52 PM

Google’s YouTube automated captioning: Making video searchable

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Google has launched an automated captioning system for some of its partner channels, based on speech recognition algorithms. The move is aimed at making content...


November 23, 2009  2:10 PM

Nortel Ethernet auction: Ciena ups bid, NSN steps back

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

NSN released a statement that it did not submit the highest bid for the Nortel Ethernet assets, and that means

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November 20, 2009  2:10 PM

Google Chrome OS initially targets netbook subset

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Google announced its long-awaited Chrome OS yesterday, and there were some very interesting surprises. While it’s clear from Google that Chrome is expected to be a real and...


November 19, 2009  1:36 PM

FCC broadband analysis uncovers seven critical gaps

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

The FCC has jumped decisively into the broadband deployment issue with a number of new initiatives. In the “concrete” area, it issued a declaratory ruling to expedite the decisions on cell tower installation, removing what some operators characterized as...


November 18, 2009  2:09 PM

Bidding for Nortel’s Ethernet assets highlights NSN’s needs

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Yesterday was the final date for the submission of bids for Nortel’s metro Ethernet assets. Financial analysts are generally saying that the

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November 17, 2009  2:06 PM

Droid, Android, and how Google could hurt Apple

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Verizon, Motorola and Google can all be pleased at the pace of Droid sales, estimated at $250,000 the first weekend. While Apple’s iPhone sales record dwarfs that of Droid, it’s still...


November 13, 2009  1:43 PM

NSN talks up open IPTV developer platform

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

NSN, following on a show theme that IPTV needs to be more developer-friendly, has been talking up its open platform at the telco TV show, and its efforts raise some interesting questions.

We agree that...


November 12, 2009  2:01 PM

HP’s 3Com acquisition: Vendor market activity spurred the move

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

HP has made a somewhat-surprise move and acquired 3Com, a venerable but now fallen giant in the networking field, and the move is very likely...


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