Posts tagged “Opinion Analysis”
Vivek Wadhwa: Just as an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs that ruled the Earth and made way for small furry mammals, a new wave of planetary disruptions is about to occur. The new asteroid is called "exponential technology."
Fervent customer demand for Apple's brand and devices globally is fueling phenomenal growth of the iPhone business, and China is emerging as an important pillar of Apple's long-term growth strategy, according to Technology Business Research.
Google Fiber is coming to the Triangle as announced Tuesday, joining networks already being built by AT&T and Frontier Communications. And Joe Freddoso, the CEO who oversaw the building of North Carolina's first statewide fiber network, hails the news. He says a "tectonic shift in broadband access." We are about to "experience the wonder" of what ultrafast Internet means.
The latest earnings report is in, and it shows that Microsoft is succeeding in navigating the change in IT consumption models, writes Kelsey Mason of Technology Business Research. WTW Insiders get the full story.
Based on a few days of viewing, Sling TV comes across as a good stopgap for those who don't already pay for cable or satellite -- but it's not compelling enough for most people to cut the cord. And that's the point: Dish wants to win over the pay-TV holdouts without cutting into its existing customer base.
The Broadband Report: As the "Internet of Things" movement grows, the networks needed to make all these really cool gizmos go may start to get pretty crowded. But, that's not stopping consumers, based on a new study from Parks Associates.
Jon Fisher, the inventor and CEO of CrowdOptic and one of Google's first certified and only patented Glass developers, believes that there are no flaws with the current version of Glass. Rather, it was never meant for the consumer. CrowdOptic, has put Google Glass in operating rooms, ambulances, sports stadiums, and on field service technicians. He talks about Google's decision last week to pull back on GoogleGlass effective today for further development.
The Broadband Report: Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling unveiled the BroadbandUSA initiative last week aimed at finding new ways to assist communities seeking to ensure their citizens have the broadband capacity they need to succeed.
Earlier this week, President Obama reiterated his call for "net neutrality" and Internet regulation. He also praised city-government built fiber-to-the-home projects, city Greenville, N.C. as an example. But Strand Consulting, a research firm, believes differently, citing a study of fiber plans in Leverett, Massachusetts as an example. The city is "handcuffing its citizens for the next 20 years," the firm says.
Analysis: IBM internally announced a reorganization on Jan. 6 that structures the company into specific units focused on combining technology, software assets and IP, and domain and vertical expertise for more agile delivery of IT in response to how its customers want to consume technology, concludes a team of analysts at Technology Business Research.
Analysis: The decision by Xerox to sell its information technology outsourcing business to Atos is a big boost for the France-based firm, says analysis firm Technology Business Research. The $1 billion deal involves some 4,500 workers in North America, including some in the Triangle. Xerox will keep ITO access through Atos.
The honeymoon is over. It's time to get down to real business for the Triangle's startup community. So writes WRAL TechWire columnist Joe Procopio in an exclusive report for our Insider subscribers.