Uncommon Wisdom:

September, 2011

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September 29, 2011  12:16 PM

Kindle Fire launched as media cloud appliance with EC2 links, not mere tablet

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Well, Amazon finally announced its tablet. The event itself might have offered some clues because Apple would have done this in the Superdome, and Amazon had something that looked more like a high-school auditorium. Bezos set the tone for the launch with a long...

September 27, 2011  12:43 PM

The new IT and the new network: Stand or fall in the cloud

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Well, Meg Whitman now has the responsibility for making the right move at HP, and frankly I’m not encouraged by some of her early comments. The only thing that seems to be on the table, of all the changes that brought down Leo Apokether’s reign there, is the

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September 16, 2011  12:39 PM

Cloud sweeps the field in new survey, while benefits questions arise

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

I sent out the survey material for our fall strategy sweep, and as usual I asked both service providers and enterprises to respond quickly with the answers to the following questions; “What’s the hottest network issue”, “What’s your...


September 15, 2011  5:00 PM

What’s really behind Apple TV, and how it relates to Netflix/Qwikster

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Apple is always a wonderful target for rumors, and the current one is that the company is getting into the TV business for real, launching not only a service but

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September 14, 2011  12:00 PM

Cisco continues Juniper criticism in attempt to control the dialog

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Cisco held its investor meeting yesterday, and the Street view of the event was considerably more favorable than its view of rival Juniper. Analysts appear to...


September 10, 2011  12:48 AM

Is technology-strategy planning season beginning or stalling out?

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

We’re heading into the fall now, and with the change in season will come a new period of technology-strategy planning for both enterprises and the service providers. I’ve tracked the former group with a formal fall survey since 1982 and the latter since 1991, and the results of the surveys are...


September 8, 2011  1:52 PM

CDN model of the future evident in ALU and NSN offerings, startups

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

In video, we’re seeing a bit more focus on the kind of features more likely to be associated with monetized video than passive streaming. Vendors are jumping onto this, not with what we’d like to see (a true, architected, service layer) but at least with silo video offerings. I noted that

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September 6, 2011  1:58 PM

Cable operators back away from wireless in fast-changing market

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

One of the more interesting wrinkles in the ongoing tablet wars is a decision by more cable companies to back away from any commitments (on...


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