Treefort Music Fest (think South by Southwest, except in the Pacific Northwest) was a huge success again this year as thousands converged to watch more than 260 bands perform in downtown Boise.
Everyone loves March Madness. The passion, the energy, the hustle. The pressure of one-and-done. Dramatic comebacks. Last-second heroics. David vs. Goliath. Trash-talking. Bracket battles.
Oh, and networks that crawl to a halt because everyone is streaming NCAA tournament games.
By now, you've probably seen this crazy play from this highschool state basketball championship in New York. It's been on ESPN. It's been everywhere. And if you haven't seen it, do yourself a favor and watch the video.
When Mt. Vernon disrupts New Rochelle's last second effort to score the game winning basket, New Rochelle's failover solution kicks in to win the game. Failover, it's kinda like that. Check it out.
Software Defined Networking (SDN) has been an area of rapid innovation for the last three years. For IT managers faced with managing complex distributed networks, cloud-based SDN offers the promise of more efficient management, improved reliability, lower capital investment and operating costs.
Check out the TMCnet interview with Ken Hosac, Cradlepoint Vice President of Business Development, as he discusses the latest trends in M2M networking and the management of those networks through the cloud.
The wireless and routing industries are in constant flux. I’ve written about mergers and acquisitions before, and there have been a few more in the last week.
Soon after joining M2M Evolution magazine's advisory board, Cradlepoint's Ken Hosac, VP of business development, is right in the middle of things as usual at the M2M Evolution Conference & Expo. Here he is on the conference's front page:
Ken Hosac at the M2M Evolution Conference
We couldn't agree more with Steve Cassidy of PC Pro, who argues that typical failover is basically worthless. In his much stronger terms:
I hate failover – in fact, the art department won’t let me use a font big, bold and scarlet enough to fully express the depth of my hatred. It’s a crackbrained idea, the refuge of the ignorant against the indifference of the uncaring.
When I wasn't meeting customers at the Cradlepoint booth at this year’s National Retail Federation’s Big Show, held Jan. 14–16 in New York City, I walked the floor and saw hundreds of solutions that leverage (or depend on) wireless in the retail environment. With the proliferation of cellular and wireless-enabled devices, from iPhones to Androids to tablets, retailers are searching for ways to connect with customers within their retail environment. It’s obvious that the innovative retailers are already moving with offerings. As a mobile-device junkie, I’m excited about what’s coming.
We're at Retail's BIG Show, the NRF 102nd Annual Convention & EXPO in New York City, among 25,500 retail professionals. Between scoping out the techiest gadgetry, enjoying happy hour, spotting Cradlepoint solutions around the convention, and showing off the VE Connect at our booth, we've had a chance to explore the technology shifts and reflect on the future of retail.