September 2017

Quotes of the Week 006

Medium on Serverless:

"DevOps is a response to another problem space — microservices — and not fully applicable to serverless as many microservice assumptions no longer hold. Taking away “ssh to the box” alone retires half of DevOps tooling”

Alessandro Acquisti, professor of information technology at Carnegie Mellon University:

"What you are describing is called secondary implicit disclosed information… Personal data is the fuel of the economy. Consumers' data is being traded and transacted for the purpose of advertising”

Quotes of the Week 005

Anthony Bartolo, president of business collaboration, mobility and IoT for Tata Communications:

"telcos lack the 'domain expertise' to be smart-city experts on their own. They need the support of an ecosystem, "because it's not like Lego pieces ... The reality is that there's complexity in each of the domains. The telco has a role, but that doesn't mean it plays up and down the stack"

Wheelus, AT&T, Vice President of cloud and D2 platform integration:

Quotes of the Week 004

Comcast VP for Xfinity (Via NewsMax):

Braced for a dramatic loss of 100k — 150k subs in 2017Q3, using $5400 per subs, "Comcast could see $800 million in equity disappear in a single quarter”

5 Technologies that will define the next decade, TechCrunch:

Quotes of the Week 003 “Smart City” Tech Should Tackle More Than Transit and Energy:

"Finally, for all intents and purposes, the smart city movement has been co-opted by the IBMs and Deloittes of the world who see it as an opportunity to rebrand their infrastructure software solutions and market them to cities”

Mark Cuban:

"When you’re 22, 23, 24, there’s no such thing as failure"