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 that requires super-ruggedness.
Wikipedia defines it as:
High-quality graphene is strong, light, nearly transparent and an excellent
conductor of heat and electricity. Its interactions with other materials and
with light and its inherently two-dimensional nature produce unique
properties, s... (more)
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 alternative to the traditional network
carriers like AT&T and Verizon for our data needs both at home and at the
Re-Thinking Cloud Computing Strategy
Do you have network redundancy in place in your cloud computing applications?
They cannot be considered "mission critical" if you ... (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 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
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 cost-cutting initiative to outsource IT help desks. Those same
executives do not want to hear all the complaints of people getting no
results and wasting a lot of time in repetitive phone calls as well as no
solutions to their problems. Even routine problems become time-consuming
nightmares because th... (more)
Sometimes, people frustrated with the status quo within an industry come up
with a better solution, much to the surprise of that industry's experts.
Evolution comes from within. Revolution comes from the outside.
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 there is only
marginal ridership, they are a supreme waste of money and their residual ... (more)