Uncommon Wisdom:

February, 2009

February 26, 2009  3:52 PM

Nokia’s migration of smartphone OSs to netbooks

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Nokia is planning to release a netbook line based on Symbian, according to reports. The move is certainly a reaction to the Google plans to introduce netbooks based on Android. The barriers to the use of a smartphone OS as the basis for a computer are less with netbooks because more of the usage...

February 25, 2009  3:38 PM

Juniper focuses on preparing for economic upturn

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Juniper’s analyst event was a tour de force by any standard, and especially good for a company that has had problems communicating its value proposition in this kind of forum. Juniper related its position...

February 24, 2009  3:24 PM

Juniper orchestration initiative to address services platform

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Juniper, at its industry analyst event scheduled before its primary analyst meeting, hinted of a major initiative later this year in what the company calls “orchestration." The new activity, coming out of its emerging network management...

February 23, 2009  3:22 PM

The wisdom of mobile social networking strategies?

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

One of the interesting outcomes of the Mobile World Congress this year was the interest shown by mobile operators in social networking. Operators appear to be continuing their strategy of driving...

February 23, 2009  3:10 PM

Nielson mobile survey: Caveats on the results

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

A mobile Internet survey conducted by Nielson for Tellabs shows that consumers consider it a necessity, and that almost three of four users expect to use the...

February 19, 2009  2:54 PM

T-Mobile to shake up prices; pressure mobile market

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

T-Mobile may be about to launch the Great Mobile Price War, with dramatic consequences for the whole market. The company is expected to announce a $50 per month unlimited usage plan, undercutting competitors by half...

February 17, 2009  8:57 PM

Internet security: No easy fix

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

The issue of Internet security, and in fact of computer security overall, has become more difficult through the years, enough to prompt some to ask whether we need a “new Internet” that is less vulnerable. Stanford’s Clean Slate approach and...

February 17, 2009  3:37 PM

ExperiaSphere services architecture prototype released

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

CIMI Corporation has announced the completion of the Alpha-One prototype of ExperiaSphere and open-source Java toolkit for creating NGN Services Architectures, syndicating service components, and exposing services for partnership to the web community.

CIMI also announced its...

February 16, 2009  2:18 PM

Cisco positions for cloud computing move

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Cisco is reportedly eyeing VMware for possible acquisition, a move that would surely put Cisco squarely into the IT competition and mark perhaps the most dramatic transformation of business model attempted by any major U.S. tech vendor.

There are other things that Cisco could be focusing...

February 13, 2009  7:03 PM

Service layer platform vendors: Not game-changing yet

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Nortel may be preparing its own application platform, something that would compete with HP ProCurve, Cisco’s new blade server, and Juniper’s JCS1200. All of these products reflect the reality that the “network” is dividing formally into a service layer and a transport layer, and that...

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