Network Effect vs. Congestion

Imagine having the only telephone in the world. Can’t call or be called by anyone. Not very useful, right? Imagine, on the other hand, everyone you know had one. A lot more valuable! Perhaps that explains why more people have phones than toilets. It’s called network effect and, yes, the phone is the poster child…

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How Cloud is Transforming the Insurance Industry

In a survey of over 800 CFOs in the US and Europe, Google  found that 81 percent of U.S. respondents believe that implementing Cloud technology will improve employee productivity and 71 percent felt  it would reduce the time required to bring new products and services to market. Clearly, Cloud is poised to fundamentally change the…


It’s A Hard SOC Life

Today, cyberattacks are changing in form, complexity, volume and timing. One of the larger DDoS Mitigation providers noticed that, in addition to increasing size, DDoS attacks also increased in frequency as they mitigated 32.43% more attacks between 2012 and 2013. Hackers aren’t going to stick with a single attack method and they aren’t going to…


It’s IP, Jim, But Not as We Know It

Dateline: September 1994. I’d just started my first job in London after University working at a major international telecom operator, and the first public beta release of Netscape’s Mosaic browser was being released. As an early Internet enthusiast, I was keen to point out to the old guard “bellheads” at my new employer that this…