Rob Carter (FedEx CIO) on autonomous vehicles:
"The reality is, work always evolves to adapt to technology"
William Chou (Deloitte) on China's bike-sharing companies' lack of profits:
"Collecting data is the first goal of the sharing economy. Every time consumers scan the QR code on a bicycle -- or basketball, handbag, umbrella -- they provide information about habits, locations, behaviors and payment histories"
SlashDot on rising BitCoin transaction costs:
"With a typical transaction size of around 500 bytes, the average block had fewer than 2,000 transactions. And with a block being generated once every 10 minutes, that works out to around 3.3 transactions per second"
Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) prediction on 2018 telco markets:
"the ARPU decline in the fixed-line sector will be as much as 11.5%"
Ray Le Maistre (Light Reading editor) 2018 prediction:
"Tier 2/3 mobile operators will become financially distressed and Google will acquire at least one at a rock-bottom price"
Cole Crawford (CEO Vapor IO) on their Kinetic Edge rollout in Chicago:
"Back in the mid-2000s, Mark Andreessen said software is eating the world ... This is software eating the data center"
Tom Nolle (CEO cimicorp) on rumour that Verizon is dropping IPTV FiOS:
"Mobile video has essentially separated 'viewers' from 'households.' If you give people personal video choices, they tend to adopt them"
Tracy Troyer (VP Dell EMC) on their new PowerEdge XR2 servers:
"It makes more sense to run the application at the edge"
"[Bitcoin is] unsuitable as a currency, because people are far more likely to hold it in anticipation of it appreciating in price"
Kevin Kelly on the business plans of the next 10,000 startups:
"Take X and add AI"
Paul Ruelas (Masergy) on differentiating its SD-WAN offering:
"There is still that mythical 10X savings floating around out there, where you drop your MPLS and go to pure broadband… but it's about a lot more than price, there are features and functionality available, and that's where I see more interest"