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 solutions to what is needed
to solve today's, as well as tomorrow's, business problems tied to
infrastructure. Traditional approaches and curricula at these organizations
provide answers that do not satisfy today's questions. As I say in my book,
"21st century problems cannot be solved with 20th ce... (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
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)
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)
“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