Monthly Archives: January 2013

The next tech generation ?

Silicon valley north companies have always been cognoscente of the value of educating the next tech generation. During the summer you will find Son’s and Daughter’s of employees working in various roles. Co-ops from universities like Waterloo are highly sought … Continue reading

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Desktop video getting closer to the big leagues

Zoom.us announced this week that they will be offering a number of new services targeted at small to medium enterprise customers. This announcement definitely moves them closer to a commercial offering but it seems to lack one critical thing. The … Continue reading

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A new way to compute…A look into the near future.

It occurred to me when I wrote the articles on WHDI and HDBaseT that in the very near future all monitors will be Ethernet connected. This may not seem like a big deal but it will change the way we … Continue reading

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Diiva vs HDBaseT vs WHDI vs HDMI 1.4

It seems that there is a move afoot to replace HDMI even though the HDMI standard continues to evolve. The AV industry has been paying royalties in order to use HDMI and now there are several royalty free alternatives. Wireless … Continue reading

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Display Port (DP) vs HDMI vs DVI vs Thunderbolt

If you’ve been monitor shopping lately you will have noticed that almost all of the newest monitors have a new connector. New monitors have VGA, HDMI, DVI and Display Port (DP). So why do we need yet another way to … Continue reading

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ATI vs Nvidia

I have had the pleasure of working in the Linux realm for the past 15 years and on several occasions I have found myself specifying multi-head video cards. The first few times that I evaluated the two primary vendors ATI … Continue reading

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Do tech companies need tenets?

What are Tenets?. Tenets are things that people can refer to at times of uncertainty. Tenets are simple sayings, guidelines or rules that are easy to remember and recall when needed. Google for example has a saying that employees use … Continue reading

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Network topologies and Security

In the Internet age security is always in the news. We hire people and make their jobs dependent on our companies network security. We rely on devices like home routers to protect our personal PC’s from hackers and we give … Continue reading

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How does a startup break into an established market?

I have said before that for every question there’s more than one correct answer and this question is an example of that. I have been in my fair share of start-ups and in each case we were trying to sell … Continue reading

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What is a pivot?

The latest buzz word in the start-up sector seems to be “pivot” but what does it mean? Getting started with a new venture usually involves documenting an idea, pulling together a business plan, attracting venture capital, finding a place to … Continue reading

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