Client Technical Advisor for Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment

Stopping Scams is not a Technology Challenge

Don’t give money to strangers! Australians are being scammed and are losing money.  Somehow when a stranger calls and says, “We’re the Tax Office, you owe us money.  Pay up. With iTunes cards,” people who ordinarily perform and function well in everyday life hand over money to strangers.   What’s the trick? Part of the conman’s […]

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AI: Here Now and Delivering

Machines that think! AI was on the cover of Time Magazine with an image showing Rodin’s statue ‘The Thinker’ embodied as circuitry in a microprocessor.  It was the late 1980s and AI was an exciting field, promising to solve a whole new range of problems.  I had just joined the workforce with a major in […]

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Moving towards Edge Computing

In this article I look at the emerging area of Edge Computing: how the compute power of decentralised Edge devices will be open and not only run apps, store content and data and host virtual networks, but also enable new and novel experiences by being autonomous and able to collaborate with each other. The ‘Edge’ […]

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Network and Cloud: SDN and NFV 101

At last year’s Mobile World Congress, AT&T outlined their plans for their network of the future: the ‘User-Defined Network Cloud’. AT&T and others are basically starting to apply Cloud to the Communications Network.  The motivation is simply to reduce cost and increase flexibility of the network. The underlying capabilities being used to apply Cloud to […]

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Machine-to-Machine M2M – the ‘Next Big Thing’

Two years ago this month I published the first of a series of articles outlining Machine-to-Machine M2M [1]: M2M or Internet of Things is not new; many industries over many years have been connecting physical infrastructure such as trains and electricity networks to computer-based monitoring and control systems the market is expanding because several trends […]

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M2M. What’s changed to make it big news? (Part 2 of 2)

Machine-to-Machine. What's changed to make it big news? (Part 2 of 2) M2M has been around for quite some time. This article looks at what's changed to make M2M big news. Part 1 of this article looked at Single...

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M2M. What’s changed to make it big news? (Part 1 of 2)

Machine-to-Machine. What's changed to make it big news? (Part 1 of 2) This is the third article in a series on M2M.   In the first article in this series I offered a definition of M2M and in the second article I outlined...

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Machine-to-Machine – M2M. Is it new?

Machine-to-Machine. Is it new? In my first article in this series I offered a definition of M2M.   We're seeing significant telecommunications industry focus on M2M due to the forecast growth in the number of M2M endpoints...

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M2M is a Big Market! But what is M2M exactly?

  In the last ten years or so, hundreds of millions of people worldwide have picked up and started to use mobile phones for the first time.   The rate of adoption of cellular communications services has been significant and unprecedented but...

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