George Ou

George Ou
Senior Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

George Ou was a Senior Analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.  Previously, he was Technical Director and Editor at Large at ZDNet.com and wrote one of their most popular blogs “Real World IT“. Before journalism, Mr. Ou was a network engineer.  He built and designed wired network, wireless network, Internet, storage, security, and server infrastructure for various fortune 100 companies.

Recent Publications

April 3, 2009

Despite the promises of municipal fiber, the actual success rate of these community fiber projects has been lukewarm at best and, in many cases, a failure.

March 5, 2009

Supporting the deployment of faster broadband networks will be crucial to enabling next-generation Web-based applications and services that will play important roles in improving quality of life and boosting economic growth.

December 11, 2008

This report documents why, to provide quality internet service, ISPs must be able to allocate bandwidth between users and apply network management tools to shape traffic.

August 18, 2008

In his recent article in "FedTech," ITIF Senior Analyst George Ou discusses ways companies can better manage their IT power use to become more environmentally friendly. Ou argues by adopting energy monitoring and management best practices on both the client and server side, firms can also save money by efficiently reducing energy use.

August 11, 2008

While bash-the-corporation rhetoric may have some populist appeal, it is both factually and logically flawed.