In today’s business world, it appears that cyber attacks and other forms of security related threats have become the norm. In fact, it has become to be a game of cat and mouse. Just as quickly as vendors release the latest software patches, hackers are creating and launching stealthier and more covert attacks. In some cases, the hackers seem to be one step ahead. The reality is that, in the end, no industry is immune to these threats, including the telecom sector. Read More
With stock and other financial markets reaching new highs and with unemployment at its lowest levels since the global recession of the last decade, the American consumer now has much more disposable income and spending power. One of the best places to spend this extra cash is at the mall, especially during these hot summer months. At the mall, one can find great bargains while enjoying a favorite dessert or ice cream.
Whenever a new product or service is released by a new vendor, especially if it comes from a large company like Microsoft, the impact, whether negative or positive, is immediately felt by both new and existing customers. Such is the case in the telecom and cable industries. Just as in the software industry, there are only a few giants that have a monopolistic control over this particular market, especially when it comes to pricing for Internet based services. Read More
Do you remember the days of yesteryear when, in order to get from Point A to Point B, you had to actually call someone to get driving directions and write it down on a piece of paper? If you happened to get lost en route you had to actually stop somewhere, usually a gas station or a restaurant, to reconfirm or get new directions? Read More
In today’s blog, we continue looking at some of the leading GIS companies that have established a strong foothold in the marketplace. One such business entity is known as Supergeo Technologies, Inc. This entity was founded in 2001, and currently provides a GIS software product line which is being used by clients in more than 100 countries. Read More
Today, Level 3 Communications is probably one of the largest telecom giants, not only here in the United States, but worldwide. This business entity has a long history, as it was founded in 1985. Its current corporate headquarters are located at Broomfield, Colorado, and, at the present time, it employs over 13,500 personnel.
A majority of the GIS companies we have profiled previously just offer products and services which stems from their core competencies, or what they do best. Very few of them have actually ventured out into other GIS market based opportunities to explore and tap into new customer bases. Read More
In the world of telecom and cable, differentiation is the name of the game for survival and to win the hearts of new customers. Such is the case with EarthLink. Just this past week, they announced that they plan to differentiate in the marketplace by offering up a new type of Cloud Exchange Service. To do this, EarthLink will be focusing primarily upon creating much more efficient network, bandwidth, and monitoring capabilities.
In today’s business world, it is always great news whenever you can get investors on board to help fund your business or organization. There are many ways to get investor money, ranging from venture capitalists to angel investors to the newest method of procuring funds, known as crowd funding. Obtaining investor money is catching fire across all industries, even in the telecom industry. A prime example of this is a carrier known as “Wave Broadband.” Read More
In a previous blog post, we examined the popularity of the use of drones for GIS based applications. The popularity of them is growing exponentially, especially for mapping and analyzing difficult to reach geographic regions and terrains. Here are some of the recent statistics on the growth of drones in the GIS sector: Read More
This economy has been rough for some telecom and cable carriers. There is also intense competition from within the industry, leading to even more intense pressure upon the various vendors to provide the best levels of customer service as possible. Read More
When one thinks of GIS based technology, the image of satellites, world maps, countries, topographic features, etc., all come to mind. But remember, GIS is a very broad field and can encompass a wide array of topics, as well as technologies.