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Tuesday August 26, 2014
The cloud is a real lifesaver and time saver when it comes to backup. While most consumers and home users will find a single cloud backup to be enough, businesses need to take a different approach. Having a single tier backup in the cloud is not enough.
Thursday August 14, 2014
With all the clamor the past year about Big Data is this the service that will cause the broadband pipes to fill and the revenue to soar from business and residential applications? The terms the Internet of Things or Everything also refers to a futuristic view where data will make George Jetson seem more like Fred Flintstone. Is there a business case for rural telephone providers to position and benefit from this change?
Thursday August 7, 2014
How often have you heard the phrase “monetize your network”?
The meaning may seem obvious, but the “how” is where the fog rolls in.
Everyone “knows” the term monetize is the responsibility of sales and marketing. Then there is the billing system required to support the effort. Yet, if you were to roll out a new product to a retail market, the sales process would point out exactly what the capabilities of your new product are. So if that is the case, then why isn’t it the responsibility of monetizing the network led by the Plant department?
Tuesday August 5, 2014
One of my greatest skills is to state the obvious. Those of you who know me understand that I am the one in the meeting that listens to everyone else, then makes a statement that is intuitively obvious. So, that will likely be the theme of my blogs: “Deep Thoughts from Mr. Obvious”.
So, my “obvious” comment of the day is that telecommunications companies have to transform themselves from “The Telephone Company” to a “Broadband Company”. Again, the obvious is that this transformation is not only changing your network, but changing the entire culture of your company.
Thursday July 11, 2013
A speech made by FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel late last week should serve as a reminder to rural network operators that changes to the FCC’s rural healthcare program will begin kicking in soon.