Profile of W. David Gardner
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Articles by W. David Gardner
posted in May 2009
The wealthy and powerful Slim, a mystery in American telecom circles, is revealed in a lengthy profile in The New Yorker.
A new report indicates that there will be a multiplicity of solutions ranging from cable and DSL to satellite and broadband over power lines.
Super-high-speed LTE wireless infrastructure is expected to expand into mainstream networks in the next few years, analysts predict.
The company reportedly sold at least 60 computers to universities and large corporations in 2008 and continued to log sales in 2009.
Configuresoft products, which assist IT operations in maintaining continuous regulatory and security compliance, are used in EMC's server configuration solutions.
The company's decision to shift its venture capital headquarters from Boston to Silicon Valley is calling into question the Boston/Cambridge area's entrepreneurial spirit.
The consulting and outsourcing firm has 180,000 employees working in 120 countries.
But a Massachusetts court has ruled that storage expert David Donatelli must avoid for one year working at any Hewlett-Packard unit that competes with EMC.
A mix of Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices, sensors, and communications systems will link health networks, while in education, providers will promote a brace of opportunities, a new report says.
The issue has been taken up on a state-by-state basis in recent months.
MIT's SENSEable City Lab worked with the city of Florence, Italy, to give commuters a way to browse the Web, create their bus routes, and determine the exact location of oncoming buses.
The issue arose earlier this month when the GAO, which is Congress' oversight operation, examined the GPS system.
The service vehicles are equipped with satellite links, VoIP phones, and Ethernet access to help restore communications.
The Loki software integrates with MapQuest, Flickr, and WeatherBug and triangulates signals from GPS, cell phone towers, and particularly from millions of Wi-Fi access points.
Asked to cite the most glaring problem of virtualization, 59% of the respondents indicate they lack experience to manage the technology appropriately.
The electronics retailer is training its mobile specialists in the finer points of the Pre to prepare them for the Palm smartphone's launch June 6.
A survey of 5,000 mobile phone users found about 60% of younger drivers admitted to texting while behind the wheels of their vehicles.
The newly merged group will forge the Core and access aggregation work of the IP/MPLS Forum with the continuing work of the Broadband Forum.
The site will allow mobile operators and other providers to present a uniform shopping experience to subscribers.
With LTE scheduled to make its major U.S. debut late this year by Verizon Wireless, the Motorola infrastructure solution will be available to all carriers.
No worries, say analysts, noting that, much like iTunes, Apple is using the App Store to drive demand for its hardware.
Nepal Telecom's approach calls for a series of satellite antennas to be set up below the heights of Mount Everest, and cell phone users can link to the NT network over them.
The action follows a driver's admission that he was texting when the trolley he was driving went through a red light and crashed into another trolley, injuring 50.
The service is expected to expand this summer in Las Vegas and Chicago with Philadelphia and Dallas/Fort Worth to follow later in the year.
Plan calls for dispatch of 180 FCC employees and thousands of volunteers to help consumers make the DTV transition June 12.
Currently carriers have four business days to transfer consumers' existing phone numbers to new providers.
The companies are pairing Cisco's mobile WiMax infrastructure with Clearwire's ecosystem of partners to deploy mobile broadband.
The software release also will provide Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support via the Lotus Notes Traveler software.
The wireless carrier hopes the decrease in subscribers will lead to improvements in network quality and customer service, and eventually help reverse its decline.
Massachusetts state legislators are looking anew at a bill outlawing cell phone texting while operating any vehicle following an incident that injured 49 passengers.
The 1.5 million subscribers AT&T will acquire from Verizon Wireless will be switched to AT&T's GSM network within a year of the acquisition's completion.
Attachmate's multiplatform X server offers support to remote and mobile users who need access to graphical Unix applications.
The company triangulates Wi-Fi access points with GPS cell phone tower data for extremely accurate and fast results.
The carrier is piggybacking on AT&T's Wi-Fi service, which offers access at Barnes & Noble bookstores and McDonald's and Starbucks locations.
While there are still pockets of complaints over its service, FairPoint said it expects to experience a declining rate of cutover related costs.
Rumors of a Sony Ericsson breakup were fueled by the partnership's loss of up to $533 million in the first quarter.
Heavy hitters LG Electronics, Microsoft, Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung, and partners are up against 802.11n Wi-Fi technology.
The company unveiled its iSite open source tool that allows service techs to analyze problems and manage work lists in real time from their BlackBerrys.
Jim Balsillie has turned his attention to the Arizona desert where the Coyotes are in bankruptcy.
The $764 million tender offer for the smaller company is scheduled to expire on June 3.
An Internet consumers' bill of rights for citizens of the EU aims to promote online shopping and address security concerns.
At EMC, David Donatelli ran a unit doing $6.3 billion in system sales, but was recently recruited to work at HP.
Among wireless technologies it has earmarked for investment: LTE, WCDMA, and converged radio-access networking.
If the deal goes through, several thousand Sprint employees are expected to be transferred to Ericsson.
The two firms have been in tense acquisition talks dating back to December.
As for carriers in the business market, AT&T appeals more in large enterprises while Verizon penetrated smaller companies with less than 100 employees more, one research firm finds.
The Los Angeles-area high school class also promises to stay away from TV, e-mail, PCs, cell phones, Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.