Uncommon Wisdom:

September, 2010

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September 28, 2010  3:54 PM

Does IBM’s Blade Network acquisition go far enough?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
blade servers, Cisco, data center, Ethernet, IBM

IBM is acquiring Blade Network Technologies, an Ethernet switch vendor that specializes in blade-server switching for the data center and supports both IBM’s and HP’s blade centers. The move seems...

September 23, 2010  5:10 PM

Verizon’s 4G LTE tiered pricing: The only answer for ROI?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, LTE, pricing, Verizon

 Verizon’s announcement that it would be delivering LTE services with tiered pricing shortly is an important if not-unexpected indicator of a harsh reality in networking. We have a...


September 22, 2010  1:20 PM

Will tech M&A activity fill need for broad-based product strategy?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, equipment vendors, Ericsson, Huawei, M&A, mergers and acquisitions, Nortel, NSN, OEM, technology industry, ZTE

Companies are now actively pursuing mergers and acquisitions to consolidate and improve economies of scale. Even when mergers and acquisitions don't directly consolidate the companies (


September 3, 2010  6:48 PM

FCC revises net neutrality NPRM with eye toward Google/Verizon plan



Posted by: Tom Nolle
broadband access, broadband services, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Google, managed services, net neutrality, regulation, Verizon, Wireless broadband

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a revision/expansion to its net neutrality notice of...


September 3, 2010  6:26 PM

Rumored Skype buy could be monster service layer move for Cisco



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Google Voice, P2P, peer-to-peer, service layer, Skype, Telepresence, voice services

If it's true that Cisco has offered to buy Skype, it would be a truly revolutionary development. We can't get any specifics on this particular story, other than that Cisco is indeed...


September 1, 2010  10:54 PM

Alcatel-Lucent OpenPlug move reinforces app-development strategy



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, applications development, Cisco, service layer

Alcatel-Lucent announced its second developer-oriented acquisition in its


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