When I was entering college, fax machines were kind of a big deal. Mobile phones were something you might glimpse in a movie about spies or some super wealthy person. It was the nascent years for the world’s 1G network. But for me and my friends, compact discs were the thing—a whole new way to enjoy music. And if you took our wheels away, we were lost. Contrast this with today’s young adults for whom the internet has become deeply fundamental. More than half surveyed in a new Cisco Connected World Technology Report say the internet is more integral to their lives than cars, dating, and partying. Wow!
The 2011 Cisco Connected World Technology Report looks at the relationships between human behavior, the Internet, and networking’s pervasiveness. The objective: to determine how the next generation of workers will influence everything from business communications and mobile lifestyles to hiring, corporate security, and companies’ abilities to compete.
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Tags: Cisco Connected World Technology Report, facebook, internet, mobile internet, young adults
How does a business become a category leader that fully leverages their online activity for market development and growth? I’ve previously described the process of using social media as an online lead generating tool, attracting prospective customers towards the corporate website.
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Tags: internet, London 2012, Service Provider, small business, social commerce, video
In ExtremeTech (http://www.extremetech.com/computing/94428-will-100-megabit-internet-connections-destroy-the-web-as-we-know-it), Sebastian Anthony recently asked the question:
“What do you think will happen when every home is connected to the internet via 100 or 1,000Mbps Ethernet or fiber?”
He goes on to give an answer that is yes, under the assumption that the 100Mbps is symmetrical.
“At some point in the not-so-distant future, then, we’re all going to be connected to the web at LAN-like speeds — 100 megabits per second up and down — and this, just like the advent of the telephone, will change the world as we know it. … ”
“Instead of your entire life being represented by a handful of bytes in amongst Facebook’s faceless sea, symmetric connections will enable the web to becomemetropolitan. Your presence on the web will be your home. ”
“The end result would be a truly decentralized internet that closely mimics human settlement and society. There will still be nodes on the internet where more people congregate — the bars, clubs, and McDonalds of the real world — but for the most part, a symmetric web would let people hang out and connect with the people they care about, and ignore everyone else.”
This is my definition of real cloud computing – something way beyond the standard view which is not much more than a new marketing twist on the old time-sharing data centers.
Tags: broadband, cloud, cloud_computing, IBSG, internet, network, virtual communications
The pace of IT and data is moving exponentially. With a rapidly growing networks across all industries, keeping track of all these connection points will give rise to a new business leader: The Chief Information Officer, or CIO.
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Tags: Chief Information Officer, CIO, infographic, internet, network
By Steven Shepard, Contributing Columnist
If you read my prior story on this topic, and appreciate my love of conversations with cab drivers, then you’ll understand this cryptic note:
hi Steve, how are u, its been long time,
this is cab driver Masud from Vancouver, I drop at the airport, we discus many issue, I hope u remember me.
Any way if u have any thing to shear on new thinks, please don’t hegited.
That message is why I travel, and why I work in this field.
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Tags: globalization, internet, mobile phone, network infrastructure, telephone network