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In the middle of World War II, very basic and primitive computers were designed to improve accuracy for naval gunfire. The first computers ran complex mathematical applications to calculate trajectories and gunfire from large battleships. The size of the computer was huge and was made ...
Today, most enterprises have some type of cloud-based solutions or are looking at cloud-based infrastructure for some of their enterprise applications. What is lacking in many organizations is the strategic design focus and sophisticated implementation for very secure infrastructure wh...
Today, more organizations are looking at new technologies and applications for their operations. There is a convergence of industries that were thought to be independent which are now interdependent. What is missing is the ability to find common ground in definitions of infrastructure ...
Getting a second perspective based on several decades of diversified experience can only fortify your decisions on strategically applying technology to your organization. With demands on enterprise systems changing so fast, most organizations’ architectures and frameworks of Intellige...
Today, more enterprises are looking at cloud-based solutions. What is still missing is the ability to “sync up” transactions coming from various outbound originations to a single destination. What is necessary is Cloud Transaction Synchronicity ©. There are many articles and white pa...
This is a summary of a QNX webinar that was just presented on July 10, 2014 by BlackBerry (BBRY) and QNX. This was an anticipated seminar because many people are looking for answers to questions they have about the big buzzword, the Internet of Things (IoT). They also want to know wha...
5G Networks are being discussed and better defined by key industry manufacturers and network carriers so they can be deployed in the 2020 time period. They will represent a giant leap in capacity, baseline speeds and overall capabilities. They have to. Consumers are turning to Smart...
The new wonder metal, graphene, is being looked at as a building block for communications and electronic devices on the level of what the transistor was sixty years ago. Graphene is a one-atom thick, mesh-like (think hexagonal honeycomb or chicken wire), semi metal that will add more ...
In a recent Corning whitepaper, The Connectivity Premium, it discusses how commercial real estate developers can profit from forward-looking strategies in network infrastructure and wireless connectivity. Corning quotes ABI research that points out there are over 10,000,000,000 mobile...
COMCAST’s recent $45 billion acquisition of Time-Warner Cable was big news in the Cable TV world, but it should be big news in the area of cloud computing and network diversity. Instead of looking at COMCAST as a cable TV provider, it is time that we should be looking at it as another...
So many organizations switched to third-party help desk solutions without really putting in place any performance measures or tracking mechanisms to really measure how good – or bad – the support is. Some executives got a big bonus for “thinking out of the box” and coming up with a c...
More and more people are getting credit cards with a built-in RFID chip in them. That little RFID chip (Radio Frequency ID) can transmit your credit card info out several feet when it is scanned by any reader. Most people don’t know this. You can tell if your credit card has an RFID i...
Wake up America – especially the politicians in California, Illinois, and anywhere else where they are considering implementing a high-speed train. High-speed trains are so “last century” and they are not cheap to build or maintain. If they are not used to their maximum capacities and ...
You can design a great enterprise cloud network, but it will be very restricted if you are in a building that does not support broadband connectivity or mission-critical applications. What good is a multi-gigabit design if your connection to the central office is not fiber? Or redund...
Organizational structures become obsolete just like the technology that they manage. Management structures must be reviewed and replaced just like systems, software and technology – especially in mission-critical applications. In the last decade or so, more organizations have declared...
Many organizations that are looking at implementing a new network infrastructure for cloud computing; a new building being built; or any other network capability, better look closer at their network designs. Why? All the cabling needed to build the network should fit the lifespan of t...
With more smartphones being utilized everywhere, should we be redefining cloud computing? If not redefining it, at least recalibrating it to encompass and fit new edge technology that is becoming the device of choice. Many organizations that are looking at implementing cloud computing...
In the initial presentations at the 4G World Conference in Chicago’s McCormick Place this week, several executive insights from Verizon, Nokia, Telstra, IBM, and others focus on the need to expand speeds and network capacities. One talked about the need to expand networks in order to h...
Was there some bias as to what got said on Twitter on the night of the debates? Twitter needs to be able to handle large volumes and if they can’t, they cannot say that they are providing any accurate public barometer on something as important as a Presidential debate. On the last ...
If they plan to remain viable in today’s markets, now is the time for real estate firms to make some dramatic changes by offering intelligent amenities in their commercial properties. How do we prop up our dying shopping center? How do we develop and maintain more business for our st...
In this acute age of class warfare, elitism, and social media tools, somewhere in the middle of all of it, the retail and financial services industries are spawning the latest “Must-have” digital bling: mobile wallets. (or digital wallets) Will credit cards become a thing of the past...
Major retailers like Sears, Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, Best Buy, Shell and others announced last week their focus on developing MCX, Merchant Customer Exchange, to enhance their sales and cover the growing demand for capabilities to buy things from the smartphone. This is a great milestone in ...
The combination of Wi-Fi and DAS (Distributed Antennae Systems) communications technology is becoming a new intelligent amenity in many sports stadiums for enhancing the fan experience by having apps like Stadium VIP and others providing new services available at your fingertips throug...
If Cloud Computing is going to be part of the critical network infrastructure of an enterprise, senior executives better realize that no technology runs by itself. You need people that are very skilled in all aspects of planning, designing, implementing and managing these systems. Ther...
Every cloud computing platform that is being sold today will be obsolete prematurely unless they can retrofit them with a single-source timing device. If cloud computing is going to be as pervasive tomorrow as some sales executives have hyped them, the need for a more sophisticated pla...
Many organizations are starting to look at cloud computing as a universal solution, but there are many applications that cannot be considered unless the framework of cloud computing includes Timing as a Service (TaaS) as part of its fabric. Mission-critical applications require securit...
Too many technology leaders and corporate executives like to jump on the bandwagon and use the latest phrases they have read in some business magazine to define their next endeavor in saving or expanding their enterprise. Without understanding anything beyond the key phrase or buzzwor...
When it comes to procurement, any technology or service should be evaluated with a good set of criteria. Executive decisions should not be weighted solely on a single selection criterion such as price. This applies to any cloud computing service as well. The twelve criteria listed bel...
If cloud computing is going to spread to more mission-critical type applications, it needs to get more accurate when it comes to transaction-based applications. Trying to keep everything in a structured framework is going to require a more rigorous network infrastructure that includes ...
If you are a corporate executive contemplating adding some applications in a cloud computing network, be very aware of the vendors as well as your own internal system architects and Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) when they start talking about cost-effective networks, cheaper componen...
“How resilient are the cloud computing solutions being sold today?” This appears to be a question not asked often enough by those who are immediately lured by the hyped positives of the concept before there is enough data to substantiate the claims made by the vendors as well as the do...
High-Frequency Trading (HFT) and secret algorithms have become the new competitive strategy in today’s global financial industry. The faster traders can turn around trades, the faster they can get in and out of quick markets and short time pockets of opportunity. Having accurate reco...
“Cloud computing is the major approach that most organizations should be adapting for their applications in this new era of mobile computing.” You have all read the ads and the articles that hype it, along with all the overnight experts that tout how they know that Cloud Computing is t...