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Calling the Shots

Our new prospects, customers and even our board often ask us about our differentiators to other platforms. We can easily throw a pelthora of technical arguments, talking about our scalability, distributed architecture and fault tolerance, but these are rarely the things customers base their decisions on. One of our genuine differences is that we get […]

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Fire & Care?

After a warm summer weekend, our office neighborhood is often littered with electric scooters, abandoned by their casual users. Some are out of battery, some broken. When our harbor sea water is clear, one can spot a few on the bottom too. Scooter rental companies painstakingly collect and recharge these fleeting assets, but often the […]

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The Allure of Fire & Forget

Time and again I see people making quick negative noise about products with newly introduced digital features. Whether it’s a connected farm tractor, car tyre or a Bluetooth tooth brush with an app, the easiest scoop is to scold the vendor for collecting data for mischievous purposes or somehow forcing the customer to pay more. […]

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Camera No Spime

In 2006 when our house construction was completed, I bought a couple of Mobotix video surveillance cameras for security, but mainly to observe the nature around us. Mobotix is a German manufacturer of very durable and high quality surveillance cameras, and time and again I have also used their products in different BaseN customer sites. […]

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Teleconferencing in the 90s

In early 1995, I was testing Ahlström’s first prototype teleconferencing system, which was implemented on a 64kbit/s ‘half-line’ between Helsinki and San Diego, through Atlanta, using dedicated hardware to emulate a private ISDN network over Frame Relay. The primary use for the (very expensive) dedicated connection was the global ERP solution based on HP3000 minicomputers […]

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Sovereign Capabilities

Our societies are digitalising with an increasing pace. Our governments authenticate us, tax us, police us and take care of our health with an arsenal of digital technologies, sourced from different vendors on a globalized marketplace. More often than not, vendor decisions are driven by pure financials and latest technological trends, as opposed to critical […]

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Car No Digital

Share this post: Share on linkedin Share on twitter Share on facebook For the last 10 years, many cars have been factory-equipped with 3G or LTE connectivity, while customers have been offered a mobile app or web portal to interact with the car: start heating, indicate location, open doors etc. In addition, same connectivity is […]

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No 5G but 10G

Share this post: Share on linkedin Share on twitter Share on facebook Building a fiber network from scratch Our own telecom fiber network building project here in Degerö (my home village) is on its final stages. The backbone connections are mostly completed. A number of homes, cottages and business facilities will be connected shortly. Each […]

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Digital Cabals

The last few days have seen unprecedented use of political power by cloud conglomerates like Amazon, Apple, Facebook and others. Digitalization accelerates with such speeds that most governments are hopelessly late (or powerless) in their regulation of equal access and commercial rules. The most shocking decision comes from Jeff Bezos of Amazon, the company terminated […]

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Security Awareness

::: nBlog ::: This week’s bombshell cybersecurity news about the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other US government agencies penetrated by foreign hackers has some very important underpinnings what comes to overall situational awareness of networks and systems deployed in critical infrastructures. It turned out that the breach was made possible through a […]