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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)

Cutting Through the Unwired Hype

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)

Unwired Attacks

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)

Wireless Tracking System Prevents Terrorism at Sea

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)

SYS-CON Radio Interview...with Steve Drucker & Dave Gallerizzo

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)