"The United States has had Air superiority since 1947. Its military has shown
dominance on the land, sea and in the air for decades, but what about having
Global Net Superiority today - and tomorrow?" - James Carlini
Cyber warfare is not a futuristic theory being discussed on one of the
military channels by some obscure software architect anymore. It is a common
occurrence in today's global economy and it appears some are trying to test
the electronic defenses we have set up on the Internet.
The question becomes, are we susceptible to a cyberattack? How much would we
lose in a cyberattack? Would the damages be even greater than in a war waged
with conventional weapons and/ or atomic weapons? That would be a great
We continue to spend billions of dollars on physical weapon systems for
traditional land, air and sea battles, but how much are we spending on ... (more)
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: Yardsti... (more)
If cloud computing is going to spread to more mission-critical type
applications, it needs to get more accurate when it comes to
transaction-based applications. Trying to keep everything in a structured
framework is going to require a more rigorous network infrastructure that
includes timing down to milliseconds, if not nanoseconds.
One way to accomplish this is to use the IEEE 1588 protocol or "Precision
Time Protocol" (PTP), which provides timing. In an earlier article entitled,
"Cloud Transaction Synchronicity," I discussed the need for this type of
capability if financial or... (more)
If they plan to remain viable in today's markets, now is the time for real
estate firms to make some dramatic changes by offering intelligent amenities
in their commercial properties.
How do we prop up our dying shopping center? How do we develop and maintain
more business for our stadium? How do we raise our commercial properties'
occupancy from 45% to 85%?
These questions are being asked more and more in the commercial real estate
industry as the economy remains in a slump in many locations. Many executives
are baffled because their usual management techniques are not working. I... (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)