State of the Net 2018

I’ve spoken to the some of the best and brightest in the connectivity market over the last quarter.  In hearing their ideas on trends, business opportunities and what clients are asking for; there is a clear direction the US is headed for over the next 3 years.  I will be writing about SD-WAN, CDN’s and MVNOs over the next few articles.  To understand each topic, you have to understand the state of the Internet as we head into 2018.  I’m putting forth my understanding of what’s happened over the last few years. I believe it spells out the culmination of a massive market shift of epic proportion.  Follow me down the rabbit hole… Continue reading “State of the Net 2018”

Bitcoin Plunges, Blockchain Suffers

Bitcoin, and other crypto-currencies, experienced colossal growth in late 2017.  As with any Cinderella story, rapid popularization made most investigate the technology behind Bitcoin.  Everyone was all about block-chain.  Like magic, this underrated methodology became the “thing” to talk about.  Everything from banking to analytics was being driven by block-chain, or so people marketed. Continue reading “Bitcoin Plunges, Blockchain Suffers”

The Technology Divide

While everyone looks to the horizon for the next big bubble, There’s a monumental divide that is forming within the PC, mobile and companion verticals. At first, it started small…like a fracture on the side of a mountain; but it’s continued to spread. It deepens month-by-month. Most recently, I’ve noticed this chasm expand to completely break certain products onto their own island. Like the moving tectonic plates of Earth, the technology world is shifting underneath our feet… Continue reading “The Technology Divide”

Conference Room Tech is Next…

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci

Table boxes…input plates.  Processors, switchers and remote controls; the poor, poor, conference room.  For a technology person, the conference room is either the bane of your existence or a means of keeping you employed.  This area of your enterprise has remained the last “fig leaf” of the 20th century.   Continue reading “Conference Room Tech is Next…”

I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always…

Like it or not, shopping technology is maturing.  While the systems and solutions we’re selling are buck toothed, pimple ridden, “teenage” sophomores; we’re no longer kids!  Worse yet, shoppers are maturing as well.  The once wide eyed, innocent consumer has caught a taste for the finer things and isn’t so enthralled with colorful, yet simple, blocks and puzzles.   Continue reading “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always…”