There are more mobile phones in the Philippines than people. And there are a
lot of people.
This is one of the amazing statistics of our current era, in which the
compulsion for humans to communicate is leading us into the realm of massive
data flows in an increasingly interconnected world.
The Philippine phenomenon is due in part to the presence of two dominant
mobile carriers-and a third that nips strongly at their heels-who charge
extra fees for texts and calls outside of their networks. About 96% of this
traffic is from prepaid traffic, in which users "load" up their phones from
ubiquitous small stores in increments of less than one US dollar.
Similar noteworthy statistics are found elsewhere in Southeast Asia.
Indonesia, for example, was sending out 385 tweets per second in 2013,
grabbing 7.5% of global Twitter traffic. Other strong social-media numbers
have le... (more)
Manufacturing comprises 17 to 18% of the global economy, and is set to rack
up about $13.5 trillion in revenues this year. China assumed leadership in
the sector a few years ago and will account for about $2.5 trillion this
year; manufacturing revenues in the US will approach $2 trillion.
The developed world and China continue to dominate the sector. Things are
less good among developing nations. As an example, the Philippines (where I
have family and an office) produces about 1% of US revenue in manufacturing,
with about 33% of the US population. There are slightly more than 1 mi... (more)
The stack is the hack, Jack. That's my takeaway from several events I
attended over the past few weeks in Silicon Valley and Southeast Asia.
I listened to and participated in discussions about everything from large
datacenter management (think Facebook Open Compute) to enterprise-level
cyberfraud (at a seminar in Manila attended by the US State Dept. and
Philippine National Police) to the world of entrepreneurial startups, app
deployment, and mobility (in a series of meetups and talks in both the US and
I also attended the announcement of a very high-level report from the ... (more)
The 16th Cloud Expo has added coverage containers and microservices to its
program for New York, to be held June 9-11 at the Jacob Javits Convention
Cloud Expo has long been the single, independent show where delegates and
technology vendors can meet to experience and discuss the entire world of the
cloud. This year will be no different.
Containers are an old concept that saw renewed life with the emergence of
Docker in 2013. Then late in 2014, CoreOS shook up the cloud-computing world
by announcing its own container strategy called Rocket. Meanwhile, enterprise
IT heav... (more)
Containers and Microservices at Cloud Expo New York
Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest
throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities.
Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 16th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center
in New York, June 9-11, will find fresh new content in a new track called
PaaS | Containers & Microservices.
Cloud Expo New York Tracks Announced:
Enterprise Cloud Adoption Cloud & Mobility | Hot Topics PaaS | Containers &
Microservices Cloud APIs & Enterprise Security Big Data | Analytics Consumer
Internet of Things Enterpri... (more)