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Alan Weissberger Broadband

OpenVault: Broadband usage +47% in Q1 2020; Power users are the new normal

Introduction: Broadband analytics and solutions firm OpenVault reports that total broadband usage increased 47% in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020, to roughly 402.5 gigabytes per user, versus the year-ago period.  As expected this increased use of broadband was largely due to the millions of people subject to “shelter in place” and the resultant data […]

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Alan Weissberger Cloud Computing Technology

Dell’Oro: Cloud Services to benefit from COVID-19; CAPEX to increase

According to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, Cloud data center capex is forecasted to be higher this year despite challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Alan Weissberger Technology

CORD-19 Initiative, AI, Data Science and Chatbots to Combat COVID-19

On March 16th, researchers from the Allen Institute for AI, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), Microsoft, and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health released the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) of scholarly literature about COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, and the Coronavirus group. Requested by […]

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Alan Weissberger Technology

Summary of IEEE Ethical Standards for Robotics and AI

by Alan J Weissberger Introduction: Should robots and artificial intelligence (AI) be used to improve the human condition and enhance productivity or are they only to be used to increase revenue and profits for the companies pursuing those technologies?  Can they be trusted to make decisions without human intervention?  What about robotic or AI accidents/mishaps? […]

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Alan Weissberger Networking Software Defined Network

Is Lifecycle Services Orchestration (LSO) Ready for Large Scale Deployments & Where?

By Alan J Weissberger and Kaustubha Parkhi Introduction: MEF is developing LSO (Lifecycle Services Orchestration) specifications in order to automate the entire lifecycle for services orchestrated across multiple provider networks and multiple technology domains within a single provider network. LSO, with open APIs, enables network service providers to transition from a silo-structured BSS/OSS approach towards […]