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Rust and Chernobyl

::: nBlog ::: During my teenage years in Helsinki’s Puistola, next to my beloved and now endangered Malmi airport, two events had special impact to my thinking and world view. One was the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the following confusion with official actions and communication. The other was Mathias Rust’s unauthorized flight from Malmi […]

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Security Culture, Cloud aka Other People’s Computers

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Who controls your customer base?

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Crossing the Digital Product Shame

::: nBlog ::: During its 18 years, BaseN has encountered many successful product digitalization and service conversion projects, often deployed on BaseN Platform but also within other platforms and environments. However, there’s an even greater number of IoT projects and endeavors which have failed to reach the commercial phase and have been quietly buried into […]

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Digital to Analog Paralysis

::: nBlog ::: Here on the coastal countryside we live in, there are numerous Swedish-language places called ‘Telegrafberget’, meaning Telegraph Hill. Some of them still have stone or wooden foundations where the tall telegraph buildings once stood. The hills have direct line-of-sight to each other and are usually a few kilometers apart. While Finland is […]

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Humans & AI Diplomacy

::: nBlog ::: We’ve recently put quite some effort to our Spime Enablement Services (SES) framework, which, among few other interesting things, is now able to control our semi-autonomous drone Ohan-1. The local drone program handles avionics and real-time control, while being continuously updated by the SES master we call Sandbox. Mission planning and longer […]

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Spime Your Core Business

::: nBlog :::   Concentrate on your core business! Specialize on your niche and be the world leader in it! Decide what not to do! Sell off anything else! Ditch other than most profitable customers! Conglomerates are dead! These were the echoing calls of management consultants starting from the late 1990s, and the parrot mantra […]

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Leading your Feelings, too

::: nBlog :::   In my career, I have had the luxury to see and be part of many different people organizations, ranging from a paper mill shift to a government situation room. Although tasks are vastly different, leadership presents itself in surprisingly similar ways. The best kind of a leader is first and foremost […]

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Roots of Sustainability

::: nBlog ::: In 1988, I started working on a global IP network called AGNET for A. Ahlstrom Corporation. Although the company was primarily about pulp & paper, heavy machinery and packaging, it had long roots in being an early adopter of latest information technologies an communications. The initial core network consisted of factory sites […]

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Scalable, Fault Tolerant and Distributed

::: nBlog ::: Those are the original principles on which we’ve built BaseN. During the last 19 years, our self-sufficiency and independence from the global cloud and singular network providers, and third parties in general has sometimes been called into question as old-fashioned and heavy. “Develop fast, fail fast, don’t own any assets, concentrate on […]