Global Net Superiority: Intelligent Infrastructure Defined
"In order to move forward in applying and maximizing new technologies,
everyone involved in real estate, infrastructure, technology, and regional
economic development needs to get on the same page in defining basic concepts
like infrastructure." - James Carlini
Today, more organizations are looking at new technologies and applications
for their operations. There is a convergence of industries that were thought
to be independent which are now interdependent. What is missing is the
ability to find common ground in definitions of infrastructure and other
From the US Army Corps of Engineers' "Infrastructure and the Operational Art"
The word infrastructure has many definitions, each tailored to the particular
perspective of the author. Each is correct for the needs of the author, but
In this acute age of class warfare, elitism, and social media tools,
somewhere in the middle of all of it, the retail and financial services
industries are spawning the latest "Must-have" digital bling: mobile wallets
(or digital wallets).
Will credit cards become a thing of the past? Will retailers pull away from
all the transaction fees they have to pay on credit card purchases and go to
a smartphone app-based transaction model instead? What about other payment
processors like PayPal, Google, and others?
These are some of the strategic questions starting to pop up across diffe... (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Here are five ways to tell if your building is obsolete.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)
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
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)