IT Reflection for the new year.

January 1st was the 30th anniversary of the modern internet. The 1st marked the cut over to TCP/IP.

Where computers had a giant impact on the way we do our work and what not TCP/IP has had and continues to have an even greater impact. Prior to TCP/IP all things were proprietary. Sharing and sending information between the various networks was all but impossible. TCP/IP changed all of that paving the way for what we have today.

It has been the underlying tidal force of my entire career. Computers may have been the vehicle but without TCP/IP there is no where to go, stuck on an Island trapped in a silo.  TCP/IP Changed all of that.  Computers in their current forms and iterations are nothing like what they were 30 years ago (ok sans a keyboard and yes we still have command prompts.).  TCP/IP on the other hand is the same for the most part.  Even with the addition of IPv6 its still the same at its core, just has more segments its still TCP/IP.  One could argue the same thing about computers that at their core they are still the same too, but to that I say “Shush! this is TCP/IP’s day not yours 8086”.

Take a moment, sit back look at all the devices around you. Every news feed alert, IM message, each dungeon run or quest you complete (Fellow Warcraft players, im looking at you), all Netflix movies you watch on a smart TV and wall you post to would not be what it is today with out the pioneering work of Vint Cerf in 1973, Robert Kahn in the 1970’s, Jon Postel.

There are many other very smart and creative people that provided frameworks to make these things happen but the creation of TCP/IP was the road which they all had to navigate.


Thanks for one heck of a ride so far.  {Tip of the hat and toast of the Red Bull to ya TCP/IP}

Is the information your customers are looking for there?

We were turned onto an interesting article earlier by none other than JTECH Communications. JTECH is one of our long time web support clients that just happen to be doing some really interesting things with mobile, as you can see with their product Spinnaker.

The article in question deals with the different ways that mobile device users utilize their devices to find information about a business. The article focused on restaurants but it really applies to any business really which means its important to have already prepared the information that your customers are looking for. We realize this is easier said than done so if your business needs a mobile optimized website with affordable, timely and expert management, contact 3PRIME.

The SEO Mailbag

We receive a lot of questions at our site, and we’re happy to answer them–it allows us to get in touch with potential customers and also, at the very least, provide people with some good advice.

Recently, we received a question from Carrie B. about an issue that I’m sure many of us have wondered about at one time or another.

The Question:
Subject: Mobile Development
I want to create an increase in my income situation, can you please help?

3PRIME provides services to help businesses increase their visibility and the ability of customers who go to their web properties to become customers. To figure out where we would recommend you make investments, here are several questions, and you can give me a call to review them.

  • What is your website domain?
  • Why do you think your customers would be better served with a mobile optimized website?
  • How do customers find you?
  • Are there particular keywords that potential customers might use to find your products/services?

Have a similar question to this one? Well don’t hesitate to contact us.

Icenium Cloud For Mobile App Development Seeks To Replace Visual Studio and Eclipse | TechCrunch

Icenium Cloud For Mobile App Development Seeks To Replace Visual Studio and Eclipse | TechCrunch.

Definitely seems cool, but jesus, what happens when the cloud infrastructure breaks? Yesterday’s Amazon Web Services Outage should give many developers pause to relying solely and exclusively to the cloud as a magic bullet (if nothing else, it should be an example of the inherent flaws in single zone deployment!). In this scenario, when the cloud breaks – you can’t even develop locally! YIKES!! That’s a big trade off.

Plus, if i’m not mistaken, with eclipse there are plenty of ways to affect a develop-once-deploy-many facility by way of plugins.

My big problem with IDE’s in general is their interface – it really offers a very clunky out of date workflow. Updating the interface therefore would improve the mobile development lifecycle while not being so brittle by encumbering development with the cloud-scape.