Category Technology

It’s Not About the Money

Believe it or not, it isn’t always about the money. Not by a long shot.

Open RAN Creeps Ahead

It’s not as easy as it looks.

Too Much Money

Can capitalism have too much capital?

Expanding the Attack Surface (technical)

Sorry, but Huawei is not the problem.

Massive MIMO – Some thoughts on where it stands (technical, longish)

I find this topic endlessly interesting. Although I admit it can be a challenge making it interesting for others. But let’s see what we can do.

Are we losing our edge?

The most disturbing thing about the National Science Foundation’s announcement this week, that they will tear down the famous radio observatory at Arecibo, is that it didn’t come as a surprise.

“Who knew that the future would arrive so neatly wrapped in the past?”

It’s always a little exhilarating to encounter a bit of really impressive technology that is not reserved to multi-billion dollar corporations, armies of faceless engineers, and hair-trigger legal departments. Yeah, I get collaboration, I get intellectual property rights, I get EBIDTA. But we need a break from it once in a while.

Cost Reduction

‘Cost-reduction’ is the kind of thing that makes many an engineer’s eyes glaze over. It’s not sexy. It won’t shine on your resume. And it’s a lousy path to promotion.  But if your aim is to deliver a working product to a paying customer and make money at it, the need will arise. Like anything […]

Managing the Tail

Technologies come and go, but some linger. And there’s a reason they linger. They keep making money. Take the conventional phone network. It lingers because cellphones don’t answer all needs (which is why firms have receptionists and PBXs), and because some people don’t want to give up their conventional phones and don’t care enough about fast […]

Project Management

The buzz around “project management” these days is about the various flavors of “agile” development being applied to, or advocated for, IT projects and other software engineering. “Conventional” project management is passed off as old hat. But IT projects are a little different from conventional product development, because IT projects are almost never “productized”. IT is […]