In the age of global cyberattacks, corporate enterprises and government
agencies that have some type of cloud-based network solutions should be
looking at a strategic design focus that guarantees a very secure intelligent
infrastructure unsusceptible to cyberattacks or natural disasters.
Hardening an organization's data center as well as its networks (and clouds)
is a critical step to ensuring its business continuity. In today's corporate
business environment, many organizations cannot survive if their core
applications are out-of-service for a couple of days.
Forget "disaster recovery" as it's a dated term, like data processing, and is
a dated concept. More resilient systems, which are not susceptible to
disasters and outages, are what should be planned and designed, especially
for any organization's mission-critical applications.
Business continuity, where enterpri... (more)
“Once you get into Cloud Computing and past the glossy euphemisms, you
better watch out for the real rocks in the road,” observes James Carlini.
“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 the
universal solution for today’s and tomorrow’s organizations. Now, let’s
get back on the ground and understand what some of the real potholes and
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)
This article is an excerpt from James Carlini's upcoming book Location,
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 battery-life into a smartphone among
other breakthrough ideas like bendable displays. It is also ten times
stronger than diamonds so its resiliency is perfect for use in a smartphone
or any other device ... (more)
Establishing an Institute for Intelligent Infrastructure
Infrastructure has provided the path to increase commerce and trade for over
5,000 years. It has created trade routes by overcoming natural obstacles
ranging from spanning rivers and gorges, to providing access by land (roads
and railroads), sea (docks and ports) and air (airports) to places which we
want to do business with.
Today, trade routes have become electronic. Broadband connectivity has
created a new layer of infrastructure within the "Platform for Commerce."
Many educational institutions lag behind offering solutio... (more)