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Net Neutrality Is Not Needed In Next Generation Networks

Net Neutrality Is Not Needed In Next Generation Networks

Next Generation Networks

I have always marveled at how quickly the Information Technology landscape has changed. A prime example of the magnitude of the change comes from my two daughters.

Although my oldest girl has barely reached school age, she grew up at a time when it was still common to read newspapers. As a small toddler, one of her favorite distractions was to climb on her father’s newspaper, either to appear to be reading or perhaps to be the center of attention. Maybe even both.

While my youngest daughter is only five years junior to her sister, she has been born into a completely different era. As we have replaced newspapers with tablets in our household a couple of years ago, she could not care less about newspapers. Outside of eating them, she has no idea about their purpose. At the same time, though, the tablet is about the coolest thing in the world to her – that and the remote for our smart TV.


Based on my experiences on the homefront, I think it is safe to say that the mobile industry has by now penetrated throughout Western societies. The Internet of Things is also well on its way as our smart TV goes to show. It is an apparent development in many families and companies alike.

Bandwidth Traffic Jam

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Interestingly, however, the networks that connect all these devices are still mostly based on technologies that were developed in the 80s and the 90s. Due to this, the general quality of Internet services has been gradually degrading over the last couple of years as service providers have been struggling to keep up with the ever-increasing Internet use.

Although disrupted connectivity is not such a big deal when my older daughter is streaming Barbie videos from YouTube, there is an increasing number of online services and connected devices for which network connectivity may be critical. The further the Internet of Things streams ahead, the more connected critical devices and services there will be.

Net Neutrality – Will It Work?

Well-meaning initiatives such as Net Neutrality are not likely to improve the status quo in any way. One of my colleagues explained to me that he is pro Net Neutrality, since he does not like the idea of large service providers taking away bandwidth from the little guy in order to give it to the better-paying corporation. In reality, though, I am not sure if this is what Net Neutrality is really about.

As it happens, networks are not that different from roads. In rural areas, one tends to have relatively little traffic and so all vehicles on the road are able to make free use of the different lanes. The same applies to many urban areas during nighttime and weekends when there is not so much traffic. At the same time, many cities and states have introduced bus lanes and special lanes for carpooling during busy hours, to make sure that the traffic flows more efficiently. The examples abound.

One of the ways the traffic conditions have been improved over time is through use of technology. The number of lanes has been increased. Bridges and tunnels have been built. Road-tolls, various telemetric systems and dedicated lanes have been introduced to make sure that societies are able to handle the increased amount of traffic, and that those investments can be financed. In certain situations, priority is given to certain vehicles for well-grounded reasons, yet no one is concerned that this would threaten the equality in the societies we live in.

In the same way, network infrastructure vendors and the service provisioning industry has embarked on a transition that is as large as the Internet was some 20 years ago. With new technologies such as Software-Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization, service providers will be able to introduce elastic network infrastructure that is able to configure itself for optimal flow of data. These technologies will largely make obsolete the need for policies such as Net Neutrality, because ultimately they do not aim at redistributing the existing bandwidth, but rather expand the abilities and services that will be available to all of us.

Assuming the service provisioning industry is able to finance the associated infrastructure investments through prioritizing the data that flows through their networks, I really do not see an issue. After all, what it really means is that the large corporations and the government will pick up the bill for network infrastructure overhaul that benefits us all. Introducing Net Neutrality would just curb that, which is exactly why for example Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has stated that Net Neutrality will not be introduced in Germany.

By Juha Holkkola,

Juha is chief executive of FusionLayer, (formerly Nixu Software) the technology company that streamlines cloud and application delivery in next generation data centers. He joined Nixu in early 2000 and has since held various business and sales management positions. Before Nixu, Juha worked for Nokia Networks and financial services company Danske Bank in marketing and treasury functions.

Industries That Can Be Disrupted Because of ‘Internet of Things’

Industries That Can Be Disrupted Because of ‘Internet of Things’

Disruptions Within The ‘Internet of Things’

The Internet of Things or IOT is a very popular term these days which requires due diligence as we shall see. In essence, it is a term which is used to refer to wireless devices or the network of wireless devices equipped with the technology to communicate without any human interference.

This IOT technology has now been incorporated in the manufacturing industry, which makes use of machine to machine (M2M). More and more industries are now shifting to this new method, mainly due to quick results such a concept is famous for providing when it comes to modernization.

Listed below are three such industries which have adopted the internet of things and now have become ‘smarter’. These industries are now filled with new opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs, who make use of technology to improve services and communication.

1. Healthcare


The healthcare industry has a lot to benefit from this concept since it is driven by its ever increasing demand for improvements in safety, care, and health.  Hospitals now have the capability to collect, record and analyze important data, in a quicker and more efficient way, mainly due to Wi-Fi enabled medical devices and tools. This in turn has improved the productivity of medical staff, in terms of treatment and diagnosis. It has also improved the standards of care provided at hospitals.

Apart from this, the concept of wearable devices is gaining popularity, especially among the elderly and among those who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness.  This is because the medical staff is alerted with just the push of a button, through these devices.

2. Manufacturing


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Industries pertaining to manufacturing and machinery were the first ones to benefit from the technology of the Internet of Things. In the current scenario there are a large number of wireless sensors and devices which are network linked to factories, around the globe. The day to day operations are made ‘smarter’ in multiple ways, mainly due to these industrial networks. Businesses make use of the sensor based technology in order to implement a ‘smart manufacturing system.

King’s Hawaiian was able to increase its production of bread by an extra 180,000 pounds, on a daily basis, after it incorporated technology based on IOT. The employees were able to access both real time data and historical data, in order to monitor performance, once they installed a new factory with 11 connected machines. The system can be managed and controlled from a remote operations center, as it is connected to the internet.

3. Retail

The new concept of online shopping provides considerable advantage as opposed to the traditional brick-and-mortar stores. It is mainly due to this reason that the giants of ecommerce are growing at a great pace. Retailers can boost sales significantly with such technology by keeping track of their customers and their inventory, in real time. The same can be said of brick and mortar stores who are now more reliant on customer feedback in order to create a more personalized buyer experience.

As a result of this, these stores are now able to create a better shopping experience for the customer; details like shopping history, location and any other information regarding target demographics allows them to improve customer experience significantly.

By Sameer Bhatia

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Apple Watch

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Apple Watch

By David Fletcher

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I’ve Been Kidnapped, Is There An App For That?

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I’ve Been Kidnapped, Is There an App for That?

The App Store and the Google Play marketplace, are teeming with apps – hundreds of thousands of them – that do everything from wake you up to keep track of your kids, along with all the games, books, newspapers, fashion apps and everything else we’ve come to expect from our phones. With such a breadth of functionality, it should come as no surprise that the developers of today are also crafting apps designed with safety in mind, both physical and financial.

Here are a few of our favorite apps that keep users safe from harm.


Watchme911 – This app is created for those who have reason to be careful when it comes to their physical well-being. The app has four main features: It emits a panic alarm, includes a flashlight, has a 911 emergency dial, and can work in both panic and monitoring mode. While in panic mode, the app sends emergency text messages, complete with a GPS location, to a pre-selected contact from your personal contact list. While in monitor mode, the app notifies your loved ones about your location. It’s a great way to stay in touch with the people who are most important to you, especially if you live in a dangerous area.



Guardly is perhaps the most broadly functional of the safety apps we’ve seen. While it includes the standard siren and panic modes, it also allows you to take pictures of non-threatening situations (like property damage or a minor car accident) and send them directly to the appropriate authorities. It’s often difficult to maintain a record of documented harm in these cases, but with this app, you can easily point out a recorded instance of harm to ground your claims in a court of law.

I’m Getting Kidnapped

I’m Getting Kidnapped was developed shortly before the beginning of the World Cup in Brazil, when international visitors feared the notorious favelas of Rio. It allows users to contact their loved ones with a custom message. Though it may be difficult to access during an actual kidnapping, the app only takes about a second to access. It’s certainly not the perfect remedy to a dangerous situation, but it’s a vast improvement over the time it takes to physically type out a text message, or dial 911.

Circle of 6

Circle Of 6 caught our attention because it focuses on preventative, rather than reactive, action. The app was designed to prevent sexualized violence in college, which, as news alerts constantly remind us, is a rampant national problem. The app allows users to select a network of 6 people, and with a tap, request an interruption, a pick-up, or even just advice. It also comes equipped with an emergency button that connects them to local authorities or an abuse hotline.

There are apps for just about everything, including physical safety. Throw any one of these apps on your device for a little more peace of mind.

By Dylan Chadwick / Fueled

Is It Time For Your Business To Transition To The Cloud?

Is It Time For Your Business To Transition To The Cloud?

Transition To The Cloud… When?

How important is it that you transition to the cloud? Some would say it’s imperative, while others are comfortable with outdated systems.SlingShotData-CloudTweaks-01

While there are complications transition to any new infrastructure or software, the benefits seem to far outweigh the costs of moving to the cloud. The numbers don’t lie, they speak for themselves. We studied some of the numbers from an infographic produced by several reputable tech news sources. You might be surprised to hear what we’ve found.

From the Infographic: “Since the 1960’s, cloud computing has developed over time to the maturing of virtualization and Web 2.0. Some consider the cloud one of the most important technological developments in decades. Cloud computing is radically evolving as it allows businesses to increase efficiency.

Surprising stats about businesses making the transition to the cloud:

  • 82% of companies polled saved money in their cloud adoption project
  • 52% of IT decision makers polled reported increased data center efficiency and utilization
  • 49% of companies polled processed the bulk of their workloads in the cloud in 2014

The infographic below has been provided by the group at


Obviously, the drastic increase in demand for cloud services puts those professionals with cloud service experience at a premium. The infographic tells us that over half of the downtime that business managers faced in the past six months from that time was due to poor integration or misunderstanding of transitioning to the cloud. More than 500,000 cloud computing jobs are needed every year. 1.7 million jobs were left unfilled due to lack of cloud service training way back in 2012.

The cloud is here to stay. And it’s only going to keep improving. How has moving to the cloud helped your organization or business?

By Jason Sander

The Benefits Of Having A Cloud-Bursting Partner

The Benefits Of Having A Cloud-Bursting Partner

Cloud-Bursting Partners

Hybrid cloud continues to emerge as an evolving standard of business operation, but while its most obvious benefits – economic efficiency, scalability and lower total cost of ownership – appear at the top of most IT managers’ priority lists, there are numerous other benefits that are less-frequently discussed. One of these is cloud-bursting.

Cloud-bursting happens when demand for computing capacity exceeds that available in a private cloud or internal data center. It represents one of the key advantages of hybrid cloud technology, since its presence as a failsafe means that an enterprise or business is not hamstrung by going overcapacity and having a system crash. A second advantage is that it represents essentially a pay-as-you go service, paid for as needed, rather than existing as a fixed, or sunk cost even during periods where no spillover is needed.

These two benefits of hybrid cloud are sufficiently important to warrant special attention by CxOs considering either an initial move to the cloud, or perhaps the next step in the transition.

Customers Down On Downtime

In the world of e-commerce, for example, it is well-known that cart abandonment and page abandonment are key causes of commerce failure. Customers have very little patience but a great deal of awareness of their own mobility. Industry giant can expect to lose over $66,000 in revenue for each minute of downtime, but the argument need not go as large as Amazon or as long as 60 seconds to have serious implications. Even a page load delay of one second can be enough for an individual shopper to move on to a competitor, which is what they do, in record numbers and at breakneck speeds.

Failures from overcapacity are not restricted to ecommerce businesses. Enterprises of all types rely on computing power for virtually every area of operations. Downtime – even from a momentary spike, can cause significant damage and delay.

The Demanding Spikes


In years past, IT managers would purchase computing resources with spikes and excessive demand in mind, requesting and paying for more space, energy and computing power than was generally needed for day-to-day operations. This caution was well-founded but resulted in higher fixed costs, which no company generally welcomes.

The ongoing acceptance of the cloud as a platform for mission-critical data, and not simply the extraneous stuff, means that senior management in general is now recognizing the many valid reasons for blending their on-premise power with that provided by a cloud vendor. The capacity to accommodate cloud-bursting is one of these. Not only do spill-over resources become available as-and-when needed, resulting in a variable and manageable cost rather than a fixed cost, additional savings can realized by investing in a private IP line to deliver the data, for example, rather than incurring standard data transfer fees.

A reputable cloud vendor will work hard to identify such opportunities for their clients, as this is the very nature of hybrid cloud – taking over the nuts and bolts of data processing and data storage in a dynamic and proactive manner on behalf of their clients.

Credit, Compliance and Confidence


As with all cloud arrangements, there are additional issues to consider, such as compliance, especially when it comes to the location of sensitive data, such as consumer credit card information. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is very specific about the location and encryption standards of credit card information, and this is something that businesses and their cloud providers must be explicitly clear on.

Another matter of great significance has to do with the apps and software that are used to shift data to the cloud, either as a matter of course, or in an emergency burst situation. The danger of redundant or duplicate copies of databases being created, and the assignment of a single application server to a transaction – a concept called state management – can cause problems if they are not adequately accounted for by a cloud provider.

Two additional considerations: it is essential that the cloud platform that hosts the burst capacity is compatible with the platform where development/testing happened, and it is also important that as much as possible the processes for bursting are automated, so as to avoid the risk of human error at such a critical time.

In sum, the capacity of hybrid cloud to act as a safety net during times of extreme stress on an enterprise system denotes yet one more advantage to its incorporation into a company’s IT plans. Flexibility and up-to-date emergency procedures become the responsibility of the provider, once again allowing a client company to focus its resources on its core competencies and its financial success.

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By Steve Prentice

15 Cloud-Based Video/Conferencing Services – Start-ups And Larger Enterprises

15 Cloud-Based Video/Conferencing Services – Start-ups And Larger Enterprises

15 Cloud-Based Video/Conferencing Services 

The video/conferencing market is expected to reach US$ 6.40 Billion by 2020 from the current $3.31 Billion.

However, there are also concerns for the equipment market – IDC reports – “The worldwide enterprise videoconferencing equipment market has been experiencing some downs lately — with consecutive quarters and two years of declining revenue growth in 2013 (-13.1%) and 2012 (-5.0%). This is mostly attributed to the impact of delayed customer buying decisions, lower-cost systems, more software-centric solutions, and the rise of cloud-based video services offerings for business. On the bright side, most or all of the videoconferencing equipment vendors are now offering cloud-based video alternatives for customers.

The good news is that there is still a huge market as video conferencing will continue to be one of the most relied upon forms of communication by businesses. There are a vast number of different services and competitors to choose from in the marketplace, and this article will aim to draw attention to some of the diverse options available to both large and small companies; it is not necessarily a list of ‘biggest’ or ‘best’. This list contains a combination of both cloud based video and conferencing services.



WebEx is both widely known and widely used. According to their website, 51 million people per month attend a WebEx meeting, there are 3 billion minutes of video conferencing a month on their service, and 93 percent of Fortune 100 companies use Cisco’s video collaborate services. The free account gives you three people per meeting, while up to 100 people costs £49 per month.

Blue Jeans


Blue Jeans’ customers include Facebook, Office Depot, Stanford University and, so you can be certain they are a trustworthy supplier. They were a ‘Top 10 Cloud Start-up’ in a recent feature by CIO Magazine, and have experienced more than 500 percent growth in the last two years. The biggest benefit of their service is that it enables interoperability between all major video platforms. 



The AvayaLive Video service offers video collaboration in the cloud. Due to the lack of necessary capital investment and technical expertise to set it up, it makes the service perfect for small start-ups. The first thirty days are free, then the cost goes up to $99 minimum. 



No list of video conferencing services would be complete without Microsoft’s ubiquitous offering. Businesses can benefit from Skype buttons on their website, Skype numbers that accept non-Skype calls, and a ‘Skype Manager’ which can create accounts, allocate credit, and manage features. 


 StarLeaf-Video conferencing in the cloud

Clients of StarLeaf include Dr Martens shoes, Mercedes Benz, and Carglass, all of who offer testimonials on their website. They offer alternative systems for meeting rooms, desktop users, and mobile workers. As with most cloud services, you’ll get all the benefits of video conferencing without the hassles typically associated with owning, managing and maintaining the system. 


 HD Video Conferencing Solutions for Small to Large Businesses-Lifesize

Lifesize isn’t cheap, and is typically aimed at larger firms. A 12 month contract for 100 users costs $12,999 per year ($11 per employee, per month), while a large scale deployment for 500 people costs $27,999 per year. It offers the best of point-to-point, multipoint, and streaming collaboration, without needing to configure anything yourself. 


Video Conferencing-Web Conferencing-Online-Meetings-Zoom

Zoom have 65,000 clients, including Texas A&M University, Drexel University, and DLA Piper. Their free plan, which is perfect for SMEs and start-ups, allows up to 25 users, unlimited 1-to-1 meetings, and an unlimited number of meetings – however, each meeting is limited to 40 minutes. Their paid plans are either $9.99 or $49.99 per user, depending on the features you require. 



Polycom claim to have “the industry’s most interoperable, scalable, and secure UC platform”, which offers business-to-business collaboration that’s independent of application, system, or device. It even integrates contacts directly from Facebook and Google Hangouts. Clients include Ireland’s Chamber of Commerce, the British National Health Service (NHS), and alcohol manufacturers Heineken. 



LoopUp was founded in 2003 and has entered the conferencing space in 2006. LoopUp sells direct to the enterprise market and via major distribution partners including Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, BT, and Cable & Wireless Communications. They offer 24×7 global support,  Free Administrator tools, Dedicated account management and flexible Pay As You Go plans.

Google Hangouts


Along with Skype, Google Hangouts is the other ‘big hitter’, well-known to people around the world rather than solely in industry circles. If your company uses Google’s other services such as Calendar, Keep, and Drive, the app with integrate with them flawlessly. It lacks some of technical aspects of the other offerings in the list, but is great for very small teams and start-ups. 



Vidyo aims to sell itself to the distributed workforce market. Forrester Research, the well-known market analysis firm, uses it to connect 2,200 staff around the world, while CERN, the research lab in Switzerland, uses it to connect a massive 20,000 employees globally. The entire system is web-based, meaning employees can use any device to plug into conferences regardless of where they are. 

Adobe Connect


Adobe® Connect™ is one of the most recognized name in web conferencing platform for web meetings, eLearning, and webinars. It powers mission critical web conferencing solutions end-to-end, on virtually any device, and enables organizations from leading corporations to the U.S. Department of Defense to fundamentally improve productivity. Their pricing starts at $45 US per month.



One of the most recognized names in video conferencing. Gotomeeting owned by Citrix is no stranger to this competitive market. They’ve been in business for over 10 years and have a huge list of clients and options for both start-ups and Enterprise businesses.



IVCi’s cloud video service can include traditional endpoints, multiple software clients, and an assortment of desktop and mobile devices. They also offer ‘virtual meeting rooms’ that will allow multiple participants to meet face-to-face, and interoperability with Microsoft Lync and WebRTC. They’ve been in operation for 18 years.



Operated by tech giant Brother, OmniJoin is their cloud-based web conferencing service. The 14 day trial is free, and from there they offer three main plans; Omnijoin Lite for up to 8 users (but without file transfer) costs $15 per month, OmniJoin Main which costs $29 a month for up to 12 users and 1080p HD quality, and OmniJoin Pro for 20 users for $59 per month.

Have you used any of the services we discussed? Perhaps you have your own service that didn’t make our list? We love to hear from you – let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

By Daniel Price

Net Neutrality – Helpful or Destructive?

Net Neutrality – Helpful or Destructive?

Net Neutrality – Helpful or Destructive?

After years of deliberation, the FCC recently ruled to reclassify broadband Internet service as a utility, just like phone companies. Some cheered. Some cried. Netflix, once the most vocal proponent of net neutrality, now has some doubts.

The Washington Post reports: “Netflix said they were ‘not pleased’ about the ruling. It’s a shocking admission for a company that led the charge on aggressive regulations for Comcast, Verizon and other broadband companies. Given how vocally Netflix was advocating for Title II, it’s surprising to see Wells suddenly throwing the regulations under the bus, as Variety is reporting.

Net Neutrality Impact on Big Data and the Cloud

Despite some positives, the new ruling isn’t welcomed by most cloud computing and big data service providers. Even a few years ago, big name news sources were warning that FCC internet regulation could cause complication to cloud services and contracts.

From the Wall Street Journal: “ISPs could use the ruling to develop more innovative services, meaning better cloud software services. But the ISPs could then drive up the costs of supporting high-bandwidth cloud applications, such as storage, arguing that they need to recoup the cost of their technology investments. CIOs will now need to worry about not only how much bandwidth to buy, but which lane of the highway they want to be on.”

Supporters say the FCC will have a “light touch” on regulating the internet as a utility. Opponents of the recent ruling expect the FCC to eventually get into regulating pricing and profit just like other public utilities. regulating free speech. It isn’t yet clear what impact the net neutrality ruling will have on businesses. Only time will tell if Net Neutrality will be a net positive or negative.

Below is a good refresher on what Net Neutrality is and isn’t.

What do you think?

By Jason Sander

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