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Content posted in February 2013
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No More Carrier Contracts - Pre-Paid Saves Money
Commentary  |  2/5/2013  | 
In the U.S., subsidized phones from AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint give us the illusion that expensive phones are cheap. But in most of the rest of the world, mobile access is bought on a no-contract, pre-paid basis. If you don't need a top-of-the-line phone upgrade every year or two, you can save a lot of money this way. It has advantages for BYOD as well.
FCC Spectrum Plan is Telco Carrier Nightmare
Commentary  |  2/4/2013  | 
AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint are no doubt concerned about the FCC's plan to open up high-quality RF spectrum for free Internet access, but they shouldn't be too worried. Too many factors weigh against such spectrum resulting in actual free Internet access for the public.
Unlock The Value Of Data: Share It
Commentary  |  2/4/2013  | 
How can your business open up data to others? It's more than time to ask.
5 Steps To Superior Customer Experience
Commentary  |  2/4/2013  | 
Oracle survey uncovers gaps between those who are and aren't delivering great customer interactions.
BlackBerry, Samsung Super Bowl Ads: Only Semi-Successful
Commentary  |  2/4/2013  | 
BlackBerry and Samsung both took humorous turns with their Super Bowl commercials, with mixed results.
The Taxman Cometh For Big Data-Driven Companies
Commentary  |  2/1/2013  | 
Data-driven commerce is an economic good, not a bad, so we shouldn't consider taxing it like carbon emissions.
10 Crucial Questions Agile Developers Should Ask Employers
Commentary  |  2/1/2013  | 
Find out whether that agile development job you're interviewing for might be a nightmare in the making.
Actian Builds Mini Big Data Empire
Commentary  |  2/1/2013  | 
Company behind Vectorwise and Ingres databases acquires Pervasive and Versant to add customers and expand software footprint into data integration.
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