Cloudy Dawg!

The business model for your IT provider is here, and it’s a la cart, and it’s as simple as your local hot dog cart. You’ve got to hand it to the consumer marketplace as your internet, entertainment, are as easy to access as hot dog street vendor.  For IT services, productivity, security, and communications services and more are now all …

Good Clouds and Storm Clouds

Good clouds can make your day. They hover over you, make shade, and then they move on, followed by another cloud and perhaps even better shade. Storm clouds however are a different thing, and lock you down in your car or home while you wait it out, costing you time and money. In technology, clouds do similar things, and have …

Send in the Clones

Everyone should have a clone, and everyone would, if they weren’t so complicated. Their uses are abundant. With a clone of you in your closet or in the freezer, you can have a ready source of spare body parts, and a ready spare should a piano fall on your head.  But clones are difficult to make, hard to upkeep, and …

The Ides of Watch

Julius Caesar should have known his time was about up, as a seer warned him, but he didn’t listen, and perhaps he didn’t rightfully care. Back in Caesar’s time, it was hard to tell time, and harder even to tell when it was time. Not heeding warnings, you could end up your day in the company of a bunch of …

The 5g Network and a Dinosaur’s Brain

A rather charming myth that explained why dinosaurs had the brains of walnuts was that because of all that distance from head to toe, a brain could not literally communicate quickly, so a second brain evolved in the dino’s keister to expedite behavior. So, what was the point of the tiny brain evolving if what we had here was a …

Flat Tire on the Information Superhighway

When you want to go places, and I mean really go places, you think of everything you need for where you want to go. So, you pack up your stuff, head out on the superhighway, and promptly get derailed by a flat tire. Whether a flat tire is a nuisance or a catastrophe depends upon quick and ready backup, and …

SIP Trunks: An Incomprehensible Service the size of Texas

President: What is this thing? Truman: It’s an asteroid, sir. President: How big are we talking? Engineer: Sir, our best estimate is 97.6 billion… (President looks on, confused) Truman: It’s the size of Texas, Mr. President. President: Dan, we didn’t see this thing coming? Truman: Well, our object collision budget is only a million dollars, it allows us to search …

The Fix is in!

  In 1955, the whole family gathered around a new form of entertainment and information, the TV. It was a revolution, a wonder, and it broke a lot. Enter the TV repairman. In time, TV’s became a lot more reliable, cheaper, and capable of not only receiving TV signals but data and video signals as well. In time the TV …

When a Tesla Costs a Nickel

Right now, if you could upgrade your clunker to a new Tesla at the cost of a nickel you would do it in a jiffy. An impossible deal you say, technology can move fast of course, but pricing just can’t move as fast. Well, pricing does move that fast, and in the real world, cost really counts. But you resist …

China Finds Waldo

  Finding needles in haystacks or Waldo in a crowd is near impossible for us, but child’s play for modern data recognition software, and that should make you happy and scared at the same time. A camera system is the eyes of a physical enterprise, seeing everything, but up to now, not making much sense out of it. And the …