Uncommon Wisdom:

September, 2010

September 28, 2010  3:54 PM

Does IBM’s Blade Network acquisition go far enough?

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

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?

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

 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?

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

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

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

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

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

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

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

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

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