Friday, December 14, 2007
I attended a MIT/Standford Venture Lab (VLAB) & SVASE event at the Intel auditorium on Dec. 11.
Opening remarks held by Sriram Viswannathan, GM of WiMAX Program Office at Intel
Moderator: Berge Ayvazian, Chief Strategy Officer, Yankee Group
Rama Shukla, VP Mobility Group & Director, WiMAX Program Office, Intel
Rehan Jalil, President and CEO, WiChorus (Content and Network Services)
P.Kelley Dunne, CEO, Digital Bridge Communications (WiMAX rural service provider)
Sandesh Patnam, Partner and CFO, Bay Partners (Venture Capital)
Tom Gruba, Sr Director Marketing, Motorola, MOTOwi4, WiMAX
Intel gave an overview of their plans and release of the new 2008 laptop platform heavily promoting WiMAX in addition to WiFi (Centrino). 2nd half of 2008 is target for hardware release including PC/miniPC cards. All major laptop vendors have signed on for this new platform.
WiChorus discussed their opinions for the need to think about mobile broadband internet access gateways with possibility for deep packet inspection and optimization of content.
Digital Bridge, presented their success in cost efficient deployments in USA for WiMAX services and ease of installation and use for customers. Digital Bridge has used Alvarion equipment for their deployments.
Bay Partners presented their interest in monitoring this technology area.
Motorola outlined their commitment to WiMAX in addition to other possible competing technologies such as 3G LTE (Long Term Evolution) for WCDMA and CDMA2000. Tom also debunked the speculation around Clearwire and Sprint breakup of JV. Motorola has deployed WiMAX in more than a dozen countries around the world. Tom expressed his opinions about that business cases for each service provider will determine what technology that will be used. This can be anything from availability of spectrum for WiMAX (2.5 GHz or 3.5GHz) or lack of spectrum in which case a 3G LTE solution may be better.
In any case, the overall comments were all positive on WiMAX business opportunities and that WiFi/WiMAX services combined will be here for a long time in parallel with 3G wireless evolution.
Berge from the Yankee Group reminded everybody to check the WiMAX Forum activities for upcoming events and conferences.
For additional comments or info, contact me at http://www.lidforss.com/contactus.aspx
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
"Leveling the Playing Field: Accelerating Growth Through Partnerships"
9am-2pm, Wed 11/14/07 at the Microsoft Conference center, Mountain View, CA.
Please feel free to contact me for an appointment to meet at this event or before/after the event.
thomas at perperz.com or 415-710-8434
Friday, October 12, 2007
Xpressent Inc (http://www.xpressent.com/) provides wireless security test tools and portable software to OEMs. The products enable UMA dual mode phones, Mobile phones, Wireless embedded devices (M2M devices), Femtocells and Gateway companies to develop security compliant products.
XpressVPN is a complete toolkit that includes the protocols of IPSEC, IKE, and IKEv2. EAP based authentication is supported for IKEv2. EAP types currently supported include EAP-MD5, EAP-GTC, EAP-SIM and EAP-AKA.
XpressVPN is available in two packages: OEM and TestTool.
XpressVPN-OEM is an OEM toolkit for IPSEC/IKE/IKEv2 and is available as a SDK for Linux, Windows and Windows Mobile platforms. XpressVPN-OEM is designed for portability, extensibility, and performance. We have customers using the product or planning to use on most of the common platforms (Linux, Windows, Windows Mobile, VxWorks, etc.) and on a variety of hardware architectures (MIPS, ARM, x86, etc). Portable ANSI "C" source code for XpressVPN is available optionally.
XpressVPN-TestTool is a Linux-based IPSEC/IKEv2 test tool. This tool includes multi-client capability, allowing the simulation of thousands of IKEv2 clients from a single system. Multiclient traffic generation tools are included. It also includes an IKE packet interceptor and modifier utility that can be used to simulate error conditions based on user-defined rules for vulnerability and robustness testing.
XpressVPN has proven interoperability with all major vendors of VPN products. Xpressent has also successfully particiated in both of the IKEv2 interoperability workshops hosted by ICSA Labs. In fact, ICSA Labs uses XpressVPN as the reference platform for their IKEv2 certification program.Xpressent is up to date with the latest IETF and 3GPP security standards needed for your protection.
Please contact Saroop through email at saroop at xpressent.com or contact me at http://www.lidforss.com/contactus.aspx to discuss your needs further and I will introduce you to Xpressent. I am no longer with Xpressent but I can assist you setting up a meeting and introduce you to the company. We are located in Silicon Valley in California and are available to either meet locally or have a phone conference or WebEx to go through your requriements and XpressVPN product capabilities.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
I attended an MITCNC (MIT Club of Northern California, see http://www.mitcnc.org/) event 10/9/2007 in Palo Alto, called "Crowd Sourcing". This event was moderated by Brian O' Malley, Senior Associate, Battery Ventures.
The presenters were;
Devin Poolman, COO, 8020 Publishing, http://www.8020publishing.com/
Scott Brave, CTO and Founder, Baynote, http://www.baynote.com/
Jim Fowler, CEO and Founder, Jigsaw, http://www.jigsaw.com/
Thor Muller, CEO and Founder, Satisfaction, http://www.getsatisfaction.com/
An interesting observation about these companies, they all build their business model on rapid expansion by sourcing information and conversations from the community, the "crowd" instead of trying to build the base themselves.
8020 Publishing is a hybrid media publisher who creates printed magazines by getting content from the community and conversations or voting about what should go into the magazine. Their first magazine is the JPG a picture gallery based magazine.
Baynote uses community and conversations to build search engine relevance for customers/enterprises. Instead of just getting a list of search results, you get a relevance factor sorted list of results with links to associated documents. Scott also presented interesting statistics about people's attention span. Traditional search engine hits, no 1, 100% of people pay attention to, this drops quickly down to 9.5% for hit number 10 meaning people give up there after.
Jigsaw is a business card exchange program where users can trade business cards or subscribe to the service and search/acquire business cards. Jim Fowler made comparisons to pay services such as Hoover where Hoover has to build the database. Jigsaw lets the user community build the database and provides "a carrot and a stick" model where users get challenged if they put in incorrect information in the database. Jigsaw has quickly gone from nothing to more than 6M business cards. Jigsaw as a service is used a lot by sales and recruiting people. Jim also pointed out the importance of personally contacting your early users to get traction in the community, this is very important to get enough traction to grow. I use the service myself and can highly recommend it. Join by clicking here.
Satisfaction is a community and conversations based system for customer service and how to quickly get a customer satisfied. Thor pointed out the importance of providing relevance based on instructions from the community and people who are already using a product instead of depending on each individual companies produced manuals or directions from their websites.
Please feel free to contact me for your thoughts and comments.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
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Friday, September 28, 2007
Do you need an easy integration of state of the art wireless security software for your mobile devices, terminal adapters, femtocells or security gateways?
Then look no further, Xpressent Inc is a hot company providing expert services and software products for your business. Xpressent also provides test tools to test and evaluate your equipment against protocol compliance, capacity and vulnerability. Xpressent is up to date with the latest IETF and 3GPP security standards needed for your protection.
Please contact me at http://www.lidforss.com/contactus.aspx to discuss your needs further and I will introduce you to Xpressent.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Automotive & Transportation
ZENN Motor Company
Biofuel & Agriculture
Energy Management & Efficiency
Blade Network Technologies
Silver Spring Networks
GridPoint **OVERALL WINNER**
Nanotech & Materials
Clean Energy (not solar or biofuel)
Great Point Energy
Better Energy Systems
Silicon Valley Solar
Stirling Energy Systems
GeoPure Water Technologies
Industrial Plug and Play
P2W Pollution To Water
PAX Water Technologies
Seven Seas Water
Contact me at http://www.lidforss.com/contactus.aspx
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
If you need to learn how to close a deal and how to overcome objections, you should seriously consider one of the best deals around. Eric Lofholm is a sales super-star coach who is regularly holding his 2 day "How to Close Seminar" event.
Three events are coming up soon, September 29-30 in San Diego, California, October 13-14 in Sacramento, California and October 27-28 in Orange County, CA. The seminar is 9-5 both days.
Hurry up and register before the seats are gone.
Register here, The Close Seminar.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
I have personally recently been in touch with the leaders of two of them. One, OriginOil is an interesting energy production company in Southern California, transforming algae into oil. The company has recently filed a patent for their processes.
The second company in Dallas has an interesting solution for green restaurants, saving a lot of energy and greenhouse gases, considering everything from the building materials used to cooking, heating and ventilating in addition to good healthy food. The founder of Cafe DelPiazza is looking for investments to branch out and further establish his restaurant concept.
Please feel free to contact me for further details about Cafe DelPiazza at http://www.lidforss.com/contactus.aspx for more contact information.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Do you need to find a business card of a decision maker or a senior manager within a company? Then you have to start using Jigsaw. I can highly recommend the service.
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Friday, June 29, 2007
Charles Bacon, the known expert on state of the art dilligence knowledge will publish an exciting book later this year. The New Diligence - Building Better Business for Small Businesses.
Please take a look at the pdf file for early bird saver special on the book and order now!
For additional information about SuperDiligence, please feel free to contact me at thomas-at-perperz-dot-com or call me at +1-415-710-8434
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Are you concerned about outsourcing and not having enough control over your projects and quality of service? Then you should consider insourcing projects instead of outsourcing. I can highly recommend ViTeleTechZone for insourcing for your next design project. You will be in control and have access to experienced engineers for just what you need.
Please see more details in the following brochure;
ViTTZ-Brochure-v2.pdf (updated doc and link to be provided soon, July 2008)
And please feel free to contact me at http://www.lidforss.com/contactus.aspx for more information about the creative wireless products and design services from ViTeleTechZone.