Uncommon Wisdom:

October, 2010


October 29, 2010  6:00 PM

Bad data could mean bad decisions on FCC broadband plan

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Anyone who's followed my writing knows that I'm no fan of the National Broadband Plan. My main issue is with the data that's been presented to back that plan, as well as some recent work I've been doing that is...

October 29, 2010  1:30 PM

Mobile shows the market of the future and new leaders in the making

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Last week saw what has become the usual push and pull of supply-side and demand-side issues, and perhaps a bit more than the usual confusion in the markets (financial, enterprise and consumer) about the net outcome. It wasn't the

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October 28, 2010  5:45 PM

Alcatel-Lucent pushes a ‘European approach’ to 4G broadband, but why?

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Speaking at the Broadband World Forum, Alcatel-Lucent chief marketing and strategy officer Stephen Carter talked about the need to

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October 26, 2010  4:45 PM

Juniper suite creates network-wide mobile security ecosystem

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Juniper announced a mobile security suite, building on its Junos Pulse agent/client software that operates across a wide variety of mobile and PC platforms. The elements of the suite (the...


October 26, 2010  1:37 PM

Message to FCC: Wireless policy won’t cure U.S. economic issues

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

There’s a significant potential for some swings in stock prices this week (not that we haven’t seen them in the past!) because of the volume of economic news and the number of earnings reports due out this week. The number to watch closely is 3Q gross domestic product (GDP) growth, which our...


October 26, 2010  12:55 PM

In exit memo, Ozzie points Microsoft toward cloud: Is he right?

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Tech guru Ray Ozzie is leaving Microsoft, and in the wake of the announcement, a memo from...

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October 26, 2010  11:47 AM

Apple’s unified developer environment: How far will it go?

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Apple's moves to converge its iOS and MacOS platforms over time and to create a unified developer environment among their disparate devices are smart responses to the realities of the market and the present competitive environment. The questions are how far Apple will go, and what impact the...


October 21, 2010  1:41 PM

Behind the Facebook breach: Why we should beware of ‘free’

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

The Facebook privacy breach scandal, where popular application providers shared private data without user permission, is only the latest in a series of targeting-related breaches of privacy...


October 21, 2010  1:17 PM

Caution, not chaos, the right response to Apple, IBM reports

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Chicken Little got everyone upset by spreading the rumor that the sky was falling. When Apple and IBM reported their earnings earlier this week, there were immediate calls for a...


October 15, 2010  12:53 PM

Discrepancy alert between network-builders and vendors

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

It's always fascinating to listen to network operators and even large enterprises talk about their infrastructure projects, and I'm just starting to analyze the first round of our fall strategy survey, so I'm getting that chance on a large scale. It's too early to say how everything is going to...


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