Just happened to read an older book which is surprisingly well hitting into today’s hot topic: privacy. Continue reading The Quantum Thief: online marketing, NSA and internet privacy – public and private memories exposed
Speed of internet connection – good position for consumer to be is in middle on trends, but what is operators next move?
Living in area close to city, but too far for proper fixed line connection. All operators offer 8M/1M connection and the actual measured speed will remain at level of 4-5M.
I am watching TV through that connection and began to wonder, if I could achieve a bit better quality for movies. 1M stream is ok, but I would prefer to get 2M stream for bigger screen.
I took a mobile phone capable to 4G connection. Made it distribute WLAN network and measured the speed. For my supprise I got almost symmetrical connection 25M/24M!
Naturally this luxury will not last as my neighbours figure the same thing out and start to utilize 4G, but for time being I can enjoy speed. So in some cases it is usefull to be early adopter moving from fixed to mobile connection.
Other thing that might change the situation in future is new pricing models of mobile subscriptions, that operators are talking about. Data buckets and other pricing limitatios will make it too fuzzy for consumers. At the moment mobile subscriptions are charged on fixed monthly basis similarly to fixed line connections.
Interesting to see what happens. I naturally understand that operators have to earn they money, but i am worried how pricing change will affect end user behaviour. Hopefully they will find a balance and we will not fall back to stone age. Like earlier times of mobile usage in USA: people did not dare to answer their phones as they felt uncertain about the expenses and stick with fixed line phones.
Cloud has also grey shades
Dependencies between systems can prove to be difficult to manage, if you are utilizing several different cloud and physical environments simultaneously. Network connectivity and traffic loads need to be carefully planned as traffic is not anymore staying with in one network. Vendor relation is also changing, if you are moving at the same time from single hosting partner into multivendor environment.
These challenges can be tackled with functioning integration solution and professional network design. You might be interested in possessing some of these capabilities inhouse also. On top of these services has to be categorized carefully based on their special requirements so that their locations (cloud vs traditional environment) can be decided based on good judgement.