In today’s business world, all entities, no matter how large or small, are prone to cyber based attacks and threats. Every day we hear about the latest hack to have occurred. As a result, it has become almost impossible for business owners to keep up with the latest security patches and updates. In fact, it has literally almost become a cat and mouse game. Just as soon as an upgrade comes out, the hackers are coming out with something new to combat it. Read More
There is nothing like a good competition. It usually brings out the best in us and, most importantly, when we do technically lose a contest, there is always something to be learned from it that can be applied in the future. This is true of all types and kinds of contests. It does not matter the industry in which the event occurs, everybody–including businesses and corporations–can benefit. Read More
There is one fact of life in the telecom industry: There will buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, gains and losses of customers, as well as profits and losses. The latter couldn’t be truer for Ciena, one of the telecom giants. In fact, just last week, the company reported that its losses had widened to $18.8 million, or 17 cents a share. This is up from a loss of $15.9 million, or 15 cents a share from exactly one year ago. Read More
Global Telecom & Technology (GTT) is a multinational telecom giant as well as an Internet Service Provider. They are headquartered in McClean, Virginia. They have offices in all of the major cities, primarily in the United States and Europe. They also have a foothold in the Asian market, with an office based in Hong Kong. The company operates a Tier 1 network, and also provides IP Transit and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) services to its customer base. Read More
The Federal Communications Commission just recently enacted upon and passed new net neutrality legislation for both wireless and wireline carriers. The aim of these new policies is to block illegal content and forbid the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from executing business deals with content generation companies. Read More
GIS based software applications are certainly making their marks worldwide. As we review in today’s blog, now the United Kingdom is coming into the limelight. More specifically, the North Hertfordshire District Council (also known as the NHDC) is planning to transition from its custom built web mapping application to a newer platform developed by Cadcorp, a UK based software development company. Read More
Given the advances being made today in wireless technologies, it is no wonder that people are now getting rid of their landline phones for Smartphones and other VoIP based telecom systems. A prime example of this is the recent announcement by Verizon that it is going to sell its wireline assets to Frontier Communications. This deal will transpire in three different states, and is worth a total of $10.5 billion.
As we continue to profile various GIS based companies, there is another emerging that is on the cusp of producing some brand new revolutionary products and services. This company is known as CubeWerx. It is a geospatial firm with headquarters in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. Read More
To date, the Internet has been largely unregulated by the Federal Government. Now, there is even more of an effort to keep this a reality. Three Democratic Senators–Cory Booker (D-NJ), Edward Markey (D-MA), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO)–have created a new bill called the “Community Broadband Act.” This legislation proposal is designed to repeal state laws which prohibit towns, cities, and districts from creating and building their own broadband networks. Read More
IGI, based out of Kreutzal, Germany, is one of the leading geospatial companies in the world. They offer various types of GIS based integrated sensors coupled with Global Positioning Systems (GPS). The range of applications include both airborne and mobile land survey missions. Read More
In just about every industry imaginable, content distribution is one of the best ways to disseminate information about the latest happenings not only to clients, but also to other professionals, consultants, value added resellers, C-level executives, etc. This is a trend which is now occurring more frequently in the GIS.
Caliper Corporation, based out of Newton, MA, is a pioneer in both the creation and the development of GIS and transportation based software. Their products are equally supported with technical service, applications and training, GIS database development, and customization per customer requirements. Read More