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 below (see Chart 1) forces executives to take a
broader review of the many elements of the total cloud computing service, and
not just price. Each criteria starts with an R, F, or P which makes it easy
to remember the total framework for the Yardstick for Technology Procurement
Chart 1: Yardstick for Technology Procurement (RFP)
At what percentage of reliability is the service? 99.9% 99.99? 99.995? How is
this measured? What costs are associated with increasing reliability?
Can the system survive a major disaster or is there a single ... (more)
This article is an excerpt from James Carlini's upcoming book, Location
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)
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
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
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 devices already connected wirelessly, with that number expected to
expand to 30,000,000,000 by 2020. With that type of growth, we need to expand
the network infrastructure and upgrade its capacities across all commercial
real estate because copper cannot handle the traffic that keeps growing
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)