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Eternal newbies but instant experts

Eternal newbies but instant experts

Have you ever felt like you are living life in the fast lane and slow lane at the exact same time? It seems to me that my short perspective is getting ever shorter and that makes the fact that my longer perspective isn’t moving increasingly hard to adjust for.

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5G is the new WiFi

Man sitting on a conference with a laptop

Today 4G connectivity comes at a premium, whereas WiFi is free. But that could all change, and 5G just might be the new WiFi…

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This is going to be so much fun!

“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I found it!) but ‘That’s funny…’” ― Isaac Asimov Continue reading

Football fans and 5G: How operators can already start winning with live events

As a long-time football fan, I was very much looking forward to this year’s global football tournament in Russia. The great thing about football is that many of us relate to it and have personal experiences attached to it. While the basic game has remained pretty constant from my early experiences as a football fan, much of the experience for fans has changed over the years – with the key drivers for this being pervasive connectivity and new devices.

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5 ways to master the new innovation game

Assuming your organization has a creative mindset, and beyond the possible implications of emerging technologies, a key challenge lies in pinning down what is required from an organizational perspective for innovation to take place. To a large extent, this is the key challenge in the business world today and something that many organizations, especially larger ones, struggle with. What are the prerequisites for making innovation happen?

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Updating to a flexible machine

Want a head start at the future labor market? Learn to collaborate with a flexible machine.

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Autonomous mining trucks and equipment – connected Pit Vipers are every miner’s dream

Have you ever driven a self-driving vehicle? Or perhaps an even better question would be: can you even drive something that is self-driving and automated? Maybe we soon will have to change the way we talk about self-driving, as well as change our entire approach to travelling and transportation. I mean: if a car is entirely self-sufficient – would you even need to have a driver’s license? Continue reading

Following the money in IoT: Distribute the cloud to the edge

IoT edge computing enables platooning trucks

Over the last decade, businesses have been centralizing their IT infrastructure in the cloud. Now, the Internet of Things (IoT) is shedding light on some limitations of this approach – lack of storage, high latency, static environment, etc. – resulting in a shift from the centralized model to distributed model and to the edge for optimal user experience and cost performance. Continue reading

Software robotics and drones – from design to concept

During the rise of technology trends like software-defined infrastructure and hardware disaggregation in 2015, I started looking into what could be the next step in the evolution of datacenter hardware, trying to envision where we would be around 2020. Continue reading

Will 5G need an iconic device to drive consumer adoption?

The other day, when waiting for a train at a bustling station, I used my smartphone to immerse myself in a very interesting panel discussion streamed live by the Washington Post via Facebook. However, this experience was far from enjoyable as I experienced some major interruptions due to high latency. Such troubles made my questions to the panel out of context since they were arriving with a delay. Latency ruined the whole experience, and the questions I posted remained unanswered. Consequently, I lost interest in following the panel. Continue reading