WBT interviews John Sculley and David Steinberg about InPhonic... and in
doing so takes us behind the scenes of a big player in the fast-emerging
"wireless management" space.
InPhonic, Inc., of Washington, DC, is the largest developer of virtual
private wireless networks in the United States today, specializing in
enabling its enterprise clients - large corporations and large member groups
- to build a wireless network to interact with all of their employees and end
users. Partners on the service side include AT&T Wireless, Verizon, and
Cingular, while on the manufacturing side they include Motorola, Nokia,
Ericsson, AudioVox, and RIM.
WBT: What prompted you to found InPhonic?
DAVID STEINBERG: Well, my last business was Sterling Cellular, a wireless
phone distributor and integrator, and it evolved from there. It was clear
that data would be the new frontier of the w... (more)
Marketing hype is everywhere in our lives. It's unavoidable no matter where
you go - flipping through television channels, reading newspapers or
magazines, or driving along and looking at the billboards on the highway.
Now, don't get me wrong; advertising has its place. It shows the market
what's out there, and the revenue pays for many goods and services, including
the very magazine that you're now holding in your hands. It's not the
advertising, itself, that's a problem, but rather the hype in the advertising
that's very hard to cut through for those making purchasing decisions... (more)
Our wonderful world of wireless is always a popular topic in the news these
days. It is the latest "big thing" in the technology world, and unwired
devices are one of the most quickly adopted technologies in history. Lately,
though, cropping up alongside the product announcements and all the flashy
new gadgets we love to read about (and get our hands on), have been several
news pieces about wireless networks that were hacked into. These articles
detail how the wireless network worked as a convenient gateway an open
door allowing hackers to attack servers, steal information, gai... (more)
It could help improve the safety of vessels at sea. It could help with
fighting terrorism. Doug Cline is a man with a mission: to introduce wireless
vessel tracking to the maritime world. Here WBT talks to Cline and his
associates on the Foresight Project and learns that, while it may seem pretty
straightforward technically, there are major political roadblocks ahead.
Off the southern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, an unidentified freighter
slows to minimum control speed and lowers a ladder as a supply boat pulls
alongside. Despite the inky blackness, no lights are used as a ship... (more)
CFDJ: Fig Leaf Software is one of the top e-business consulting and training
organizations in the world, specializing in the application of technology
from Allaire and Macromedia. Steve Drucker, president and CEO, and Dave
Gallerizzo, vice president of consulting services, will tell us what they're
currently working on.
Steve Drucker: We're contributing to a new initiative for Macromedia and
Allaire called Harpoon. Harpoon is a new toolkit - Macromedia Flash objects
with Invocation methods for ColdFusion, Jrun, all the macromedia tools.
You're going to be able to use Dreamweaver ... (more)