Tomalak’s Realm – MIT

Tomalak’s Realm – MIT Technology Review: Message in a Bottleneck. Simson Garfinkel. Many people who have never tried wireless messaging think that it’s just another techno-gadget–a technology looking for a market. But as soon as they try it, most realize that it’s friendlier, faster, more reliable, less intrusive and generally a lot cheaper than making a cell-phone call.

Blogarithms – Yankee’s Crystal

BlogarithmsYankee’s Crystal Ball. Research firm the Yankee Group has released its popular annual “Prediction Edition” for 2002. They include:

  • Managed network services will not sell themselves. [duh!]

  • Hosting vendors’ sales and marketing efforts will markedly shift from customer acquisition in 2001 to client up-selling and retention in 2002. [more duh!]

  • Dedicated hosting explodes in Europe as more sophisticated new enterprise users emerge. [okay, this one’s interesting]

The full Prediction Edition is available online at http://www.yankeegroup.com/ygrn1-1-2002.html [Source: Web Host Industry Review, January 4, 2002]