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Only Connect? M2M, the Cloud and Big Data

One petabyte a day: That’s how much data BMW’s Connected Drive cars will generate by 2017 reckons BMW Group IT infrastructure chief Mario Müller. I teased out this statistic while chairing IIR’s Telecom Cloud Services conference this week. As Müller underscored, M2M data will require plenty of processing power – and is a great opportunity for… Read more

Camille Mendler

Barbarian at the gate: Verizon’s disruptive CloudSwitch buy

Verizon’s buy of innovative startup CloudSwitch is a nasty surprise to those who deny the growing power of telcos in the cloud. After all, who would expect a telco to buy a firm that helps enterprises migrate apps securely to their competitors’ clouds, including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure? Who’s the barbarian now?… Read more

Camille Mendler

Warning! Dumb Pipe or Dumb Cloud, Same Danger

Terrified of a dumb pipe future, telecom operators have lemminged to the Cloud. The awful truth: Telcos have just replaced one big problem with another. For the majority, generic, ‘dumb’ cloud services dominate. What’s to differentiate them from each other, or indeed,from their non-telco competitors? Take a guess. Once the cloud’s digital assets are fungible, the only real differentiator becomes… Read more

Camille Mendler