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Corporate Cyber-Sabotage: The Six-Phased Enterprise Assessment Framework When the Tsunami of system failures paralyzes your organization from a coordinated cyber-attack, it's too late for the CEO to think your organization can "get through this event." It's too late. Too many top executives and futurists are giddy about what the future holds with the "Internet of Things" and the growth of technology-based applications cutting across many, if not all, industries. Few are talking about reinforcing corporate systems as well as hardening facilities and mission critical applications to withstand cyber-sabotage and EMP attacks because few, if any, are even qualified to assess that area of their enterprise (see Intelligent Infrastructure Destruction: Cyber Attacks). Many still talk about having "Disaster Recovery" plans. That isn't good enough in the era of 21st century int... (more)

Review | The Internet of Things: QNX Seminar

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 what role does the cloud-based product QNX play within this environment? The QNX webinar gave a good overview of what the QNX product was and how it fit into the overall business market. They are operating system agnostic, which means they can work with any device, not just one type of Operating Syste... (more)

The Cost of Disruption in Network Projects

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)

5G Networks: The 20/20 View on 2020

This article is an excerpt from James Carlini's upcoming book, Location Location Connectivity: 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 Smartphones and tablets as the new ubiquitous edge technology for all their applications. Many people have gotten a good taste of smartphones and all the applications they can utilize with them.  Now, the growi... (more)

Cloud Transaction Synchronicity

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 records of when a transaction occurs is critical as to processing the trade and valuating the transaction. There are many articles and white papers discussing cloud computing and shared services. New services that are being touted are things like SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service),... (more)