Technology, Media & Entertainment, Telecommunications

News, trends and technology insights for the fields of Technology, media & entertainment, and telecommunications.

Social media trends translated for the C-suite

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Even the dedicated social media wonk has a hard keeping up with the latest in social platforms and tools for enterprise use. Once they’re identified, the next challenge becomes explaining them to the other stakeholders who fund, approve or use these tools for competitive advantage. Notorious for being skeptical of social media investment are C-level […]

A preview of media content creation in 2030

Great stories have always been popular, but today’s demand for engaging, original content is unprecedented. Content consumption in all forms has grown dramatically over the last decade, thanks to the proliferation of digital distribution channels and devices. Today truly is a remarkable time for storytellers, and the appetite for their work shows no sign of […]

When your tech job isn’t in tech

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When you think of technology workers, you’re apt to think of companies such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung … you know, tech companies. But there are technology workers in every industry that deploys tech, and in many industries the percentage of workers with technology jobs has increased. “Tech jobs as a share of all […]

You’re one good idea away from your own tech podcast

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In a recent blog post, I argued that podcasting offers technology professionals an opportunity to raise their profiles and advance their careers. There are three main reasons for this: Podcasting is an intimate medium perfectly suited for articulate people to demonstrate their knowledge of a particular topic in conversations and interviews. Podcasters who know their […]

How podcasting can advance your tech career

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There was a time when the only ways technology professionals could proactively raise their profiles (and monetary value) in their industries or areas of expertise were to get on the conference/speaker circuit, become a steady and reliable source for print and broadcast news media, write books, and maybe land a columnist gig at a tech […]

Is the U.S. driving in the internet slow lane?

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How’s the internet speed where you’re working? There can be multiple answers, since people can work in an office, their own homes, or in a public space such as a coffee shop or hotel. But by far the most common response to that question is, “Not fast enough!” Sure, maybe it’s never fast enough for […]

The ISDN Cut-Off – why should you pay attention?

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The ISDN cut off is happening, and if you’re not already prepared, you need to start immediately. Copper services have been disconnected since November last year, thanks to the roll out of the NBN. Voice services have so far remained intact, but ISDN voice services using the old copper-based networks will also be disconnected starting […]

How UCaaS can help you cope with the ISDN switch off

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Voice networks around the world are transitioning from traditional analogue and ISDN lines to voice calls over the internet. In the UK, BT plans to start phasing out older systems as early as 2020, switching off all PSTN and ISDN phone lines by 2025 and migrating customers to internet-based Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunks. We […]

The internet will always be there for you. Or not.

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Digital transformation as we know it would be impossible without the internet. This global network of connected computers and devices enables us to access information, resources, and services, to transact business, to communicate and collaborate in real time from anywhere in the world, to entertain and educate ourselves, and more. Without the internet, everyone would […]

Les jours du smartphone sont comptés

Les jours du smartphone sont comptés. La saturation du marché, l’absence ces derniers temps d’innovation significative et la banalisation des produits (provoquant la baisse des prix et des marges) en sont les raisons. Même si IDC prévoit un retour à une , ces chiffres ne suffisent pas à convaincre les fabricants d’appareils et leurs actionnaires. […]