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  • Mar 29, 2013
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From MWC2013 : IBM > the continuing, never ending marvels of Watson

  29 March 2013 – This was the second year in a row at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) that we had the opportunity to spend a fair amount of time with the IBM telecom team and members of the Watson team in attendance.  Paul Bloom, Chief Technology Officer for Telecom Research, gave us riviting summary […]


  • Mar 27, 2013
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From MWC2013: oh, the angst of the bring-your-own-devise (BYOD) movement – the cost, the security (and a little cyber education thrown in)

  27 March 2013 – BYOD originated in response to employees who requested access to corporate resources on their personal devices so they wouldn’t have to carry a personal phone and a company phone. And IT directors still cite employee demand as one of the top reasons for allowing BYOD.  Yet skepticism persists among technology […]


  • Mar 26, 2013
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More from MWC2013: metrics transformation in telecommunications – thoughts from Ernst & Young

  26 March 2013 – Think of telecommunications as the world’s biggest machine. Strung together by complex networks, telephones, mobile phones and internet-linked computers, the global system touches nearly all of us. It allows us to speak, share thoughts and do business with nearly anyone, regardless of where in the world they might be. Telecom […]


  • Mar 25, 2013
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More from MWC2013: Qualcomm – they made smartphones possible

    25 March 2013 – Qualcomm really know how to get the technology world excited. It is pretty much the world leader in everything involving mobile semiconductors. It makes the most sophisticated 4G modems, have excellent RF, and can roll a killer applications processor to boot. It’s “next generation” super-speedy Snapdragon 600 system-on-chip is in […]


  • Mar 24, 2013
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From MWC2013: Visions of cars and clouds – the Intel experience and the Ford experience

  24 March 2013 – Ever since the first nineteenth-century steam-powered automobiles terrified a public accustomed to the less vigorous progress of horses and carts, humankind has been obsessed with the motor cars of the future. Today, a glance at the legions of car-and-driver magazines lining newsstand shelves is enough to prove our obsession with […]


  • Mar 17, 2013
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From MWC2013: Africa calling

  17 March 2013 – African cosmopolitan business people – “Afropolitans” using Asian, European and US capital to invest in African opportunities – have their sights on expanding their businesses across the continent. Nigerian, Kenyan and South African companies are moving faster across borders, tapping into neighboring growth markets. The perception that the sum of […]


  • Mar 15, 2013
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The Apple – Samsung psychological gamesmanship

  Full disclosure: I am long both Apple and Samsung   15 March 2013 – With an Apple-like buzz from the media and consumers themselves, Samsung unveiled its new flagship smartphone yesterday, the Galaxy S IV, at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. Query: I cannot be the only person who thought the […]


  • Mar 15, 2013
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More notes from MWC2013: Monetizing “Big Data” in the communications industry

  15 March 2013 – In the history of business, data has never been more important than it is today. Knowledge has always been key, but we’ve never before been able to access, manage and act on so much real-time information. The systems we are developing and deploying all over the world are helping enterprises understand and use all this ‘big data’ to make really smart decisions. It is […]


  • Mar 5, 2013
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From MWC2013: M2M – The rise of machine-to-machine technology and the Internet of Useless Things

  5 March 2013 – At Mobile World Congress this year machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions took center stage. A wide variety of connected solutions and devices were on display, including an exhibit area devoted to the idea of the connected city. Taken together, the solutions show how mobile will be a vital part of M2M during the […]


  • Mar 5, 2013
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En vivo desde el “Mobile World Congress”: Reflexiones iniciales

  05 De marzo de 2013 – Decidí quedarme en Barcelona unos días después del congreso para relajarme y disfrutar de la ciudad. Y francamente después de estar presente en un evento con más de 75.000 asistentes (y clientes potenciales), 1500 expositores, 30 presentaciones, 220 tarjetas y otra cantidad de contactos BUMP por organizar… La verdad estoy […]


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