Nanokrieg© in Cloud Computing: Battles with Micro-Second Synchronicity
If we are involved in a cyber-war, where are the frontlines? Should we be
spending more time (and money) in figuring out cyber-warfare, instead of
(Part of this article is an excerpt of Carlini's upcoming book, NANOKRIEG:
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 up of
vacuum-tube technology. You could literally walk into the computer. (And
needed to, when a tube went bad and you had to replace it.)
Since then, computers shrank in size and costs, but their computing power and
applications to various industries grew e... (more)
From an upcoming white paper on network infrastructure projects:
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
the building, not the lifespan of the technology that is hanging off of it. A
lot of network architects, network designers and "certified" network
engineers seem to be forgetting this fundamental design concept.
They also seem to be forg... (more)
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
In the last decade or so, more organizations have declared their various
communications-based information systems as "mission critical" to the
organization's success. Having a mission-critical system requires having a
mission-critical mindset when it comes to organizational leadership.
It has been reported that one in three applications are considered "miss... (more)
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 redundant? Can you even have a mission-critical network if
you only have one connection to one central office?
Here are five ways to tell if your building is obsolete.
Excerpt from James Carlini's upcoming book, Location, Location, Connectivity
How receptive is your building to all the new connectivity t... (more)
RFIDs are great capabilities in many industries, just understand their
limitations and the technology that can compromise them.
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 in it because most cards will be
marked by one of several symbols: PayWave, PayPass, or BLINK or the symbol
that looks something like this )))) There are some cards that have... (more)