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 written from the comfort of your couch. A truck […]

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“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 context of fiction. The Beatles song was based on “Alice in Wonderland”, a fictional novel […]

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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 (and now, Juniper’s) routers, switches and firewall appliances that suffer […]

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Cloud Managed Wi-Fi which Lacks Intelligence.. is “No Bueno!”

Cloud Managed Wi-Fi which Lacks Intelligence.. is “No Bueno!”

We appreciate Ruckus highlighting their concerns in the latest “Seven Myths of Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi” white paper. The point of view lacks Intelligence — AI that is. Ruckus is a great company, with great products and technologies, so we were puzzled by the “retrospective” on Cloud Managed Wi-Fi as the paper describes concerns with yesterday’s Cloud […]

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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!) to functioning products and systems for much of the industrial age. The information age, […]

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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 capabilities and facilities as larger firms. […]

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