Displaying articles for: 03-21-2010 - 03-27-2010
I saw this article on a flexible display demo by HP this week and couldn't help myself from having a brief blog entry about it. You can see in the video there are some significant limitations still, but it is definitely a signpost along the road to a whole different approach to displays.
This month's Wired magazine has a story titled: Advantage: Cyborg, that talks about why an average human with a very strong computer based smarts is the best combination in chess. The people can blend the number crunching of the compute with their innovation and creativity - knowing how and when to rely on machine intelligence.
One of the areas I've been talking about for a while is the intersection of the abundance of data (that people just can't handle) with the abundance of computing capabilities (available from cloud techniques) to define a new plateau of business value generation. This blending of the computer's capabilities and the individual's expertise is what I mean by allowing people to focus on turning anomalies into opportunities and allow the automation of "normal". Focusing the expertise where it is needed, instead of being wasted on normal activities.
This is where pattern recognition and human intuition can give an organization a significant advantage.
HP today expanded its Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C) services portfolio with offerings that help clients simplify and integrate business communications to lower costs and accelerate growth.
New HP UC&C consulting services take a comprehensive approach to transforming enterprise communications from strategy through implementation, and across people, process and technology. HP helps clients plan strategically, targeting a company's long-term vision while implementing short-term steps to ensure end-user adoption and maximum program success.
I always think about Unified Communications & Collaboration from a different viewpoint than most. To me it is as much about individual context and attention management as it is about anything else. Just as workflow and pattern recognition help understand the context of the enterprise. UC&C should help the individual control the enterprise perspective of them - focusing results to use the mechanism that is appropriate for the way they work. We're not there yet but I can definitely see it on the horizon.
Allowing the personalization of the interaction can be a key element to taking latency out of a response as well as minimizing the interruptions that impact productivity.
- HP Polycom Services - delivers voice and visual communication solutions from Polycom to simplify business communications while speeding collaboration with clients and partners. This includes Polycom's integrated voice and video solutions for Avaya and Microsoft UC environments, and Polycom VoIP phones for Microsoft Communications Server "14."
- HP Network Equipment Technologies (NET) Services - integrates the NET VX Series UC gateway into the HP and Microsoft UC&C solution to simplify management, further streamline communications across messaging, video and voice."
There was also the HP agreement with Microsoft earlier in the year that plays in this space as well and the announcement today of extended communications server support (in both hardware and software) is an early example of what we should hear more about.
I was reading IEEE Spectrum over the weekend and an article caught my eye Scientists Solve Mystery of Superinsulators. I'd never thought about it before, but if there are superconductors, it's likely there would be superinsulators as well.
This could have significant impact in the future, since it can be seen as "potentially opening the doors to better batteries, supersensitive sensors, and strange new circuits." The article makes me wonder about the effect on breakdown voltage ... that Moore's law is running into as devices get smaller. The way the technique discussed responds to magnetic fields also sounds like it could be used in a variety of amplification techniques.
The earliest reference I could come across was dated 2008 so this is clearly an emerging area.
The new spectrum dashboard has many features to help "Find spectrum licenses within 225 MHz - 3700 MHz in the following radio services: 700 MHz; 800 MHz Cellular; Advanced Wireless Service (AWS); Broadband Personal Communications Service (PCS); Broadband Radio Service (BRS) and Educational Broadband Service (EBS); 2.3 GHz Wireless Communications Service (WCS); Full Power TV Broadcast and Mobile Satellite Services (MSS). "
This information has not really been updated since the switch to digital TV and this site provides information by geography where spectrum options are still open. You can also search by company where the spectrum has been licensed.