Avaya goes public (again), rings NYSE opening bell

Avaya has returned to the New York Stock Exchange today. With the opening bell being rung by Avaya’s CEO Jim Chirico, they launched the new stock , marking the end to a 10-year stint in the hands of venture capitalists TPG Capital and Silver Lake Partners. Avaya pre-emptively released an announcement to the press (Avaya…

THE LOOP: A documentary on IBM design thinking

One of the things that have cropped up in my news feed recently was this: The Loop: A documentary on IBM Design Thinking. You’ll need to handover the obligatory contact details to InVision see the full documentary, but a trailer is available. The documentary talks about IBM‘s journey into Design Thinking, by evangelising the outcomes that…

IBM passes Notes and plays Dominos with HCL

IBM has partnered with Indian tech company HCL to maintain the life of Domino and Notes platforms. HCL Technologies previously took on Rational and Tivoli products from IBM in 2016. The Notes platforms include the instant messaging SameTime platform, as well as the Web-ified version of the Notes front-end, Verse. Deployments of these can be…

Quintillion completes Alaskan subsea cable

Quintillion has announced it has completed the first phase of its cable between Japan and the UK. The finished segment runs from Prudhoe Bay to Nome, as well as the overland segment from Prudhoe to Fairbanks, following the Dalton Highway (of Ice Road Truckers fame). These Alaskan sections bring coastal communities onto terrestrial internet links.…

Expressif IoT platforms made safe from KRACK

The recent KRACK exploit has led to fears that this will allow further exploitation of IoT platforms, many of which use WiFi for their internet connection. One of the most successful recent IoT platforms is the Espressif ESP8266 chip. It is very cheap which doesn’t require a lot of support circuitry, and provides a robust CPU…

Wi-Fi encryption KRACK-ed with re-keying injection

On Monday, a coordinated disclosure announcement revealed that WiFi networks are at risk. The disclosure was found early with the discovery of the GitHub repository for the talking points on the issue. The security teams investigating the matter named it KRACK. They documented their findings on www.krackattacks.com. Ars Technica was the first to publish an article (Severe…

$3m cost when forgetting to re-register your domain.

Every couple of years I get a bunch of emails from my ISP. These are reminding me that my domain name is about to expire and that if I don’t contact them, they will renew it automatically. Auto-renewal, of course, is free service, but the renewal costs money. This regular refresh keeps the 1310nm.net domain…

Bandwidth Control using an intuitive NetValve

Having worked with Ipanema for a while, I can recognise an intuitive user experience for controlling bandwidth. But none is as intuitive as a solution which uses a technology almost everyone can understand. This is what the NetValve offers. Ilker Dagli has created the ability to manage internet bandwidth using a large brass valve. I…