Proactive AI Rolls Back the Truck Rolls

Proactive AI Rolls Back the Truck Rolls

Talk to a Mid-Market CIO today, and they’ll tell you what they dread most about on premise networking – the infamous truck roll. Indeed. This is not a routine IT activity to be undertaken lightly. Far cry from Python scripts that run routine batch processes, and...

“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” meets HAL 9000?

“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” meets HAL 9000?

“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” a song written by Lennon–McCartney (Beatles’ 1967 album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”) and HAL 9000 Artificial Intelligence?  What do they have in common? Not much you may say. Well, let’s consider the...

The “Clock Signal” Heard Around the World

The “Clock Signal” Heard Around the World

Cisco’s response to the clock signal failure should send a ‘signal’ (no pun intended) to all customers. The time has come for the old and expensive way of doing business (vendor lock in with HW + maintenance support) to go away. Despite the massive recall of Cisco’s...

Guest Blog: Don’t Fix It Until It Breaks? Wrong!

Guest Blog: Don’t Fix It Until It Breaks? Wrong!

Author: Craig Mathias, Principal, Farpoint Group There’s an old saying that I’m sure you’ve heard – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And this maxim has defined much of human behavior regarding improvements (and sometimes, sadly, even routine and required maintenance!)...

Guest Blog: The Small Business IT Conundrum

Guest Blog: The Small Business IT Conundrum

Author: Craig Mathias, Principal, Farpoint Group As someone who has been working in IT for over 40 years, mobile and wireless for more than 25, and who has run a small business for that same more than 25 years, I can tell you: small businesses need exactly the same IT...

2017 – the Year 5G brings together IT?

2017 – the Year 5G brings together IT?

Mobile, Cloud, IT Services, Security, IOT + M&A Every year it is customary for industry analysts, pundits and long-time “veterans” to give their points of view (POV) and insights to what 2017 will bring us, both good and bad. As you read these insights, keep in...

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