Contributors   |   Messages   |   Polls   |   Resources   |   Register for newsletter
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 6   >   >>
michelle
michelle
1/31/2017 11:46:27 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Re: bandwidth utilisation
Adoption of a new spreadsheet tool is a lot like switching banks. I assume this is the case. I don't switch up my spreadsheet tools.

100%
0%
ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
1/24/2017 4:44:10 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Re: Gigabit needs
Gigabit is optional for developers, engineers, video gamers and those who use the laptops for business purposes such as DJs, photograhers, etc.

@freehe:


This is absolutely right. Gigabit trend at least now is limited to the personal level and prference. It may take some time to for this to gte to the next level.

100%
0%
mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/4/2017 6:54:11 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Re: bandwidth utilisation
> "a database platform that is supposed to be very easy to use and has many advantages over the traditional spreadsheet."

There have been a few of these sort of apps over the years.. I've yet to see any of them catch on in the same way as Excel.. :P

I still miss dabbledb.com -- that was a great database/spreadsheet service (until Twitter bought the company and killed the product).

50%
50%
mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/4/2017 6:51:00 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Re: bandwidth utilisation
The dominance of Excel has always intrigued me. It wasn't the first spreadsheet. Somehow when Lotus123 was the dominant spreadsheet app, MSFT bundled Excel with Windows -- and IBM didn't port Lotus123 to Windows quickly enough. The result was that Excel became the default spreadsheet app for businesses right at the time when everyone started to use PCs. But it's still strange to me that Excel has such a lock on the market with Google Docs offering a very similar app, and open source alternatives from Open Office and the like.

I suspect Excel remains the main spreadsheet because it has a network effect of installed users. You can't share your excel file correctly unless someone else also has excel (because the file converters for Open Office and Google Docs spreadsheets are awful). 

I'm not sure what will get people to turn away from Excel. Excel has a built in programming language that people have already learned.. so there's even more barriers to switch, unless somehow an alternative spreadsheet comes along with identical functions and much simplier programming tools..?

50%
50%
michelle
michelle
12/31/2016 9:15:29 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Re: GIgabit's App
@freehe I'll have to agree with that. I would like UHD but I don't want to pay the current rates for it (therefore I wait until pricing plunges).

50%
50%
michelle
michelle
12/31/2016 8:16:50 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Re: GIgabit's App
@Joe Thank you for that. :D I'll be sure to use the marketing-correct term from now on. 

50%
50%
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
12/31/2016 8:15:02 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Re: GIgabit's App
@Michelle: I think the marketing term for it is "product lifecycle".  ;)



50%
50%
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
12/31/2016 8:14:12 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Re: bandwidth utilisation
@freehe: Reminds me of a similar job interview I had in which I made several recommendations for a woefully underinvested company as the interviewers' eyes goggled.  I didn't get the job -- likely at least in part because of the enormous cost I would pressure them to spend.

I've since learned to keep my mouth shut about that sort of thing in such circumstances.  ;)

50%
50%
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
12/31/2016 8:12:25 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Re: bandwidth utilisation
@mhh: But that's what happens with simplicity -- or, to be more precise, accessibility.  The apps get "abused."

You can have accessible and still be lacking in simplicity, but you can NOT have simple without having at least a certain degree of accessibility.

50%
50%
michelle
michelle
12/31/2016 8:12:08 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Re: GIgabit's App
Of course! Better, better, better and more stuff. Marketing and such ;)

50%
50%
Page 1 / 6   >   >>


Latest Articles
Instead of staging our usual in-person conference in Denver, we will now conduct a free, digital event over two full days in late August.
New bill arrives as FCC Chairman's voluntary connectivity pledge with ISPs reaches its expiration date.
Cable operator has accelerated the rollout of an AI-powered system called 'Octave' to improve the efficiency of its access network.
Like Comcast and AT&T, Cox's business services unit has tailored its commercial offerings to suit customers that have been forced to support a growing remote workforce during the pandemic.
Overall peak usage on US cable networks continues to flatten out and even decline slightly, but sustained higher levels of usage on the upstream path have persisted, according to the latest data from the NCTA.
Sponsored Video
Ronan Kelly, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & APAC, shares his thoughts on the regulatory and government policy, technology adoption and consumer services ...
Ronan Kelly, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & APC, shares his thoughts on industry operators leveraging virtualization, disaggregation and open SDN control, ...
Network slicing promises to be a panacea, but the biggest hurdles are not technological. The grand ambition of enabling intelligent, adaptive, ...
F-Secure has been providing security for endpoints for 30 years, and using AI and machine learning algorithms, for example in the labs to automate ...
Fahri Diner, CEO and Co-founder of Plume, unveiled a new open source initiative, OpenSync, at Broadband World Forum 2018. Announced together with ...
All Videos
Information Resources
All resources
Video
The US government has moved to block Huawei's access, not only to US technology but to any technology made with US expertise. Light Reading's Iain ...
OBS CEO Helmut Reisinger and SVP of Customer Services and Operations Aliette Mousnier Lompre discuss keeping customers connected and adapting ...
The lines are blurring between streaming media and pay-TV devices and CSPs need to figure out how to manage that change, says Omdia analyst Paul ...
Omdia's principal research analyst, John Kendall, discusses whole home solutions and the importance of WiFi strategies to communications service ...
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Omdia's principal research analyst, John Kendall, talks about developments in the broadband CPE market as WiFi 6.0 ...
All Videos
Webinars
ARCHIVED
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
11:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 p.m London

Over the next two years, approximately 60% of service providers (both large and small) will adopt virtualization on a wide scale across their networks, according to the latest survey report from Ovum. Why are providers making these moves? Is there an easy way to start?

Learn how and why service providers are using virtualization to transform their networks. This webinar will look at how providers are leveraging virtualization to create more flexible and agile networks while also providing a better customer experience. Expert speakers from netElastic and Heavy Reading will address the industry drivers for network virtualization, the benefits that can be realized, the challenges to face and the results of virtualization being achieved by providers today.

Key topics will include:

  • Current network infrastructure and the move to virtualization
  • Benefits and challenges of network virtualization
  • How providers can get started
  • Service provider success stories: the decision to virtualize, the solution, and results

Partner Perspectives - from our sponsors
The 'Agile Titan' – an Advanced Supplier Model to Meet the Needs of 21st Century Networks
By Josh Hirschey, General Manager, Amphenol Broadband Solutions and Mette Brink, General Manager, Amphenol Procom & Amphenol Antenna Solutions EMEA & APAC
What Service Providers Should Know About WiFi 6
By Greg Owens, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Calix
All Partner Perspectives
Broadband World Forum Perspectives
As the Senior Digital Experience Strategist at Canadian operator Rogers Communications, Lindsey Omelon build on her years of marketing experience to approach her strategy with a hybrid ...
There's certainly no shortage of hype around the use of AI in the telecoms sector, but fewer instances of real-world deployments. South Korean national operator KT is one of those ...
Do a Google search of 'artificial intelligence broadband' and you'll get more than 9 million results in less than a second: The sheer volume of content out there shouldn't surprise anyone ...
Comcast, like any other major communications service provider, is undergoing significant changes in the way it grows its business, how it runs its business and the technologies it uses to ...
Five years ago, NOS board member Manuel Ramalho Eanes banked big on smart homes and smart cities.
All Broadband World Forum Perspectives
Broadband World News
About Us     Advertise With Us     Contact Us     Help     Register     Twitter     Facebook     RSS
Copyright © 2020 Light Reading, part of Informa Tech,
a division of Informa PLC. Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms of Use
in partnership with