October is one of my favorite months with the Exceeding Expectations kids. As you all know, our top priority for the kids is, and always will be, education. That said, every October we participate in two athletic events that I feel are significant in laying the groundwork necessary for them to be successful in the academic world and in their adult lives. The first of these events is the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) triathlon, aptly called “The Best Day in Triathlon.” Here’s a brief overview from their website: “In 1994, three friends started a triathlon fundraiser to help one man regain his independence after a tragic accident left him a quadriplegic. From one came many, and Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) took root in the belief that sports and an active lifestyle are a pathway to more in life. Since that fundraiser 25 years ago, CAF has been committed to breaking the financial barrier that individuals with physical challenges face to participate in sports and live a healthy and active lifestyle.” Participating alongside challenged athletes in a very tough race gives our kids an additional perspective on their own lives. The racers on the course with them face obstacles that they
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Today’s consumer has an insatiable demand for the Internet, and with mobile carriers moving to more restrictive (and more expensive) data plans, those consumers are turning to Wi-Fi to support their habit. Continue reading
The increased adoption of smartphones and web-enabled devices has triggered a data deluge as consumer behavior shifts to a “mobile-first” mentality. More than half of Facebook and Twitter users are accessing the social networking sites via mobile devices. With the digital world in our pockets, staying connected helps consumers access immediate information, discover local resources and update friends across social networking channels.
Recently, there have been a lot of headlines identifying mobile data growth as a crisis in the making — a collection of different voices adding to the discussion, culminating in a chorus of warnings about the coming capacity crunch. Even with upgrades to 4G, there won’t be enough mobile data capacity to meet the exploding demand for data thanks to the proliferation of powerful smartphones that put the Internet in our hands, available at every turn. Andrew Seybold, one of the wireless industry’s best established pundits, has added his voice to the chorus with his newsletter article “Managing the Demand for Wireless Data” — and it is one of the most thorough deconstructions of the issue that we’ve seen in print. Sometimes it takes a seasoned veteran to distill the myriad complexities of the issue down into a single, comprehensive overview that readily addresses the critical aspects of the issue at hand, including the likelihood of increased costs for heavy users due to new tiered pricing structures. We highly recommend reading his article, and then reading it again. It’s that good. LINK: Managing the Demand for Wireless Data