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Archive for 2015

Googilocks and the Three Bearers

Here’s a holiday treat. Any relationship of the characters to real organisations past or present is “purely coincidental” (of course). Once upon a time, not that long ago, there lived a young girl in a land not too far from…

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What’s on screen for 2016?

It has been another busy year in technology.  From smarter wearables to micro mobile payments and from new handsets to VR headsets, there have been plenty of exciting gadgets that grabbed the headlines. And yes, it has been yet another…

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Innovation is not a sometimes thing, but an all the time thing

This phrase came to my mind as I read the recent Citrix announcement unveiling their new company strategy.  As part of that strategy, it would be “transitioning the Bytemobile business” – corporate speak for shutting it down. Citrix purchased Bytemobile,…

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Why did the EMEA Tier 1 Operator Shun the Software Giant?

It is not every day that you hear about one of the world’s largest enterprise software vendors being shunned. But, that’s what happened recently when a global Tier 1 operator evaluated a User Data Repository (UDR) solution from the software…

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Could T-Mobile’s Binge Eat Other Carriers’ Dinners?

“Don’t you love it when a plan comes together?” I wonder if T-Mobile’s John Legere uttered that immortal A-Team catchphrase on Tuesday when he launched the Binge On™ plan at its star-studded Un-Carrier X event. Legere always aims to make…

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Top Reasons to Upgrade your Subscriber Data Management Systems

Subscriber Data Management (SDM) has gone from being the technology that would be a “nice to have” to an essential tool that operators are looking to adopt.  Infonetics Research reported that the worldwide SDM market grew 29 percent in 2014…

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The rise of encrypted data

Ever since Edward Snowden showed the world how much snooping was going on, privacy has been a major talking point whether it’s at work around a water cooler or its twenty first century equivalent – social media. Everyone has an…

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5 Innovations That Will Disrupt Mobile Advertising

The advertising dollar is going cellular. The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) recently revealed that mobile advertising revenues had risen to $12.5B per year in the US – and is rising at around 100% year-over-year. But what are the key innovations…

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What iPhone users want from mobile video

It’s happening again. And this time it’s bigger. On September 9th, millions will pay homage to yet another iteration of the iPhone. This time the launch will take place at the largest venue for an Apple event ever with an…

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Transitioning to SDM – Why Agility is Key

Matt Halligan is Chief Technology Officer for Openwave Mobility Mobile operators have been utilizing multiple silos to store their networks’ subscriber data for years. That’s starting to lose its curb appeal. Why? That’s because in today’s fast-paced, ultra-competitive marketplace agility…

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