Tony Poulos

Tony is a freelance writer, regular speaker, MC and chairman for the telecoms and digital services industries worldwide. He has founded and managed software and services companies, acts a market strategist and is now Editor of DisruptiveViews. In June 2011, Tony was recognized as one of the 25 most influential people in telecom software worldwide.

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Should untrained under-18s be banned by law from social media?

Should untrained under-18s be banned by law from social media?

Written by on October 17, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Child health care specialists have called for anyone under the age of 18 be banned from using social media without training. The call from StemProtect.co.uk (the UK’s stem cell bank) comes at a time when cyber bullying and mental health issues among teens and young children are at an all-time high. An estimated one in three […]

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Embattled Ericsson appoints former mining gear boss as its new chairman

Embattled Ericsson appoints former mining gear boss as its new chairman

Written by on October 9, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Ericsson has picked Ronnie Leten, the former boss of mining gear maker Atlas Copco, as its new chairman, as the mobile equipment company battles to revive its fortunes. Leten will, pending shareholder approval, take over from Leif Johansson, who said in July he would step down. Ericsson has been hit hard by […]

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MVNOs in Asia are not just alive they are kicking some serious butt

MVNOs in Asia are not just alive they are kicking some serious butt

Written by on October 5, 2017 in Opinion with 3 Comments

I’m sure what you are about to read will annoy some people, but I had almost forgotten about mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) and their place in the telco food chain. Big mistake! I now know that just because I am not exposed to any MVNOs where I live, or that they rarely make the […]

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Emails have become the bane of my miserable existence

Emails have become the bane of my miserable existence

Written by on August 18, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

I read with dismay that one in five commercial emails worldwide fails to reach its intended target, according to the 2017 Deliverability Benchmark Report from data solutions provider Return Path. Now, if you just send and receive emails as part of your daily routine at work or socially that might not seem a big deal, […]

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Cybersecurity, ransomware, cloud security and IoT insecurity – who cares?

Cybersecurity, ransomware, cloud security and IoT insecurity – who cares?

Written by on August 15, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

If you thought matters around cybersecurity and internet privacy were complicated now, just wait and see what will happen in the coming year. Whilst the most recent news has been around cybersecurity, ransomware, cloud security and IoT insecurity, no one seems to know what to do or who to turn to after the ‘proverbial’ hits […]

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China holds drill with ISPs to bring down harmful websites

China holds drill with ISPs to bring down harmful websites

Written by on August 4, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China held a drill on Thursday with internet service providers to practice taking down websites deemed harmful, as the country’s censors tighten control ahead of a sensitive five-yearly political reshuffle set to take place later this year. Internet data centers (IDC) and cloud companies – which host website servers – were […]

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Senior execs: try your company’s online experience – and weep

Senior execs: try your company’s online experience – and weep

Written by on July 20, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Every day brings another story about an online trader, financial institution, telco or individual being hacked or defrauded. Security breaches are becoming as common as sunrise and sunset, and almost as regular. At a time in history where going digital is deemed to be a survival tactic for businesses and people alike, it is more than […]

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Video marketing – 127 facts you most probably didn’t know

Video marketing – 127 facts you most probably didn’t know

Written by on July 7, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

Ever wondered why video marketing is so hot just now. As a writer in Forbes magazine put it: “In today’s fast-paced world, video marketing is one of the few types of online material that provides the value, relevance and flexibility consumers need, all while catering to the on-the-go lifestyle they want.” According to HubSpot, 80% […]

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Bitcoin as a currency or credit card – possibly, but then…..

Bitcoin as a currency or credit card – possibly, but then…..

Written by on July 7, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Ever since its creation, Bitcoin has been derided by various economic experts, who predicted that the cryptocurrency would flop, become worthless, and would never break into mainstream awareness. With Bitcoin flying in the face of those particular predictions, the nay-sayers have instead switched their arguments to the limitation of how it can be used. Of […]

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No appetite for risk is no excuse for subsequent failures

No appetite for risk is no excuse for subsequent failures

Written by on June 28, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

The recent rash of cybersecurity breaches should have increased business awareness of risk that comes with being part of the digital economy.  Yet, sadly, risk awareness and risk preparedness are not always high on the list of priorities of most businesses and small to medium enterprises in particular. You would expect that companies like communications […]

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