Jonathon Gordon

Jonathon Gordon

Jonathon has been lurking around the Telecoms and Internet space for the last 20 years. He is now a man on a mission – that being the reformation of the Industry Analyst business. He is working with his co-conspirators on transforming the Industry Analyst world forever as an Expert with EMI.

The cost of unlimited data is having a bad effect on the bottom line

The cost of unlimited data is having a bad effect on the bottom line

Written by on June 12, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The sharp U-turn by US operators is having a serious impact as unlimited data costs effect the bottom line. All the major US wireless carriers have recently rolled out unlimited plans (here) and the sudden about face is taking a toll according to Cowen and Company Equity Research. The unlimited data costs are being felt. […]

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Hackers are just patriotic Russian artists says Putin

Hackers are just patriotic Russian artists says Putin

Written by on June 2, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that patriotic Russian cyber hackers may have attacked countries their own initiative. Putin, speaking to international media at an economic forum in St Petersburg, was answering a question about allegations Moscow might try to interfere in this year’s German elections. He claims these patriotic Russian cyber hackers were in […]

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A data breach can cost a company a lot, certainly its CEO

A data breach can cost a company a lot, certainly its CEO

Written by on May 30, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The Target data breach of 2013 also led to the resignation of longtime CEO Gregg Steinhafel and hurt the company’s sales and profits. If you have ever wondered what the real cost of a data breach is, well now you know. Target corp will pay $18.5 million to 47 states, including California, and the District […]

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Unlimited mobile data plans in the US push revenues into the red

Unlimited mobile data plans in the US push revenues into the red

Written by on May 26, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The rise of unlimited mobile data plans and intense price competition, push US Mobile data revenues into the red. For the first time in 17 years, carriers’ quarterly revenue from US mobile data plans declined from the previous year, wireless market analyst Chetan Sharma noted in his report on results from the first three months […]

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The unpicking of the net neutrality rules begins in the US

The unpicking of the net neutrality rules begins in the US

Written by on May 23, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The US Federal Communications Commission has voted to overturn the previous Obama-era FCC Net Neutrality rules. The Federal Communications Commission has officially begun to undo Obama-era regulations on Internet service providers. The FCC Net Neutrality rules, passed in 2015, had placed cable and telecom companies under the strictest-ever oversight of the agency. In a 2-1 […]

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Will India’s Jio suffer a post free-data hangover as network issues hit? 

Will India’s Jio suffer a post free-data hangover as network issues hit? 

Written by on May 16, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

After paying for India’s Jio, consumers expect a little more service. When a service is free, you can’t really complain. Or rather, when a service is free anything is better than nothing and users don’t feel a need to complain. But now with Jio requiring users to pay for data, and consequently calls, by asking […]

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We’ve had WannaCry, but Persirai hijacks your IP cameras

We’ve had WannaCry, but Persirai hijacks your IP cameras

Written by on May 15, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Trend Micro has discovered a new attack on internet-based IP cameras and recorders powered by a new Internet of Things (IOT) bot dubbed PERSIRAI. A new Persirai Internet of Things (IoT) botnet has targeted over 1,000 different models of vulnerable IP cameras and is using the hijacked devices to carry out DDoS attacks. Over 122,000 […]

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Title II rollback is no Pai in the sky, the wheels are in motion

Title II rollback is no Pai in the sky, the wheels are in motion

Written by on May 8, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Chairman Pai sets wheels in motion for Title II rollback. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has had a very busy first 100 days. He recently announcement that he will soon begin the process for the 2015 Title II rollback. The 2015 order exposed the Internet to a vast regime of regulations, was a welcome […]

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Symantec says malware attackers are hiding in plain sight

Symantec says malware attackers are hiding in plain sight

Written by on May 5, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Symantec points out that Zero-day vulnerabilities and sophisticated malware now tend to be used sparingly and attackers are increasingly attempting to hide in plain sight. According to the Symantec ISTR April 2017, cyber attackers revealed new levels of ambition in 2016, a year marked by  extraordinary attacks, including multi-million dollar virtual bank heists, overt attempts […]

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The BakerHostetler report says back to basics is best for security

The BakerHostetler report says back to basics is best for security

Written by on April 28, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The BakerHostetler report says companies need to continue focusing on the basics to become and remain “Compromise Ready.” The BakerHostetler 2017 Data Security Incident Response Report highlights the critical need for senior executives in all industries to understand and be ready to tackle the legal and business risks associated with cyber threats and to have enterprise-wide tactics […]

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