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What ails us can be fixed

July 1, 2013

The cover story in this issue is a microcosm of all that is happening in the ICT industry. So much change, so many moving parts, so many opportunities and so many challenges.

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Cloud services and small business

July 1, 2013

any BICSI members are small business owners or are interested in making a transition to owning their own business. Cloud computing is becoming the engine that brings those businesses many of the enterprise level tools that, until recently, have…

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Installer Update 2013

July 1, 2013

e old adage “what goes around comes around” is something that could be applied to the world of cabling installation.

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Zeroing in on security

July 1, 2013

A new physical network security standard is under development within the TIA TR42.1 formulating committee. The document is still in the early stages of development and for this issue’s column, I wanted to report on the key elements of…

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Cisco enters the Internet of Everything era

July 1, 2013

Orlando, Fla. — Cisco Systems Inc.’s reinvention of itself continued unabated in June with the launch of new switching and router equipment and a networking architecture designed to “expand” the scope of its Open Network Environment…

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A dismal report card

May 1, 2013

The Conference Board of Canada has reviewed the level of innovation, or lack thereof, in this country and does not like what it sees.

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Power vs. Smarts

May 1, 2013

ber communications infrastructure is a key enabler for the smart grid, which promises to turn our electrical networks into intelligent systems. With the right infrastructure in place, a smart grid should be able to monitor electrical demand and…

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Array Polarity Systems

May 1, 2013

In August, 2012 TIA published Addendum 2 to the ANSI/TIA-568-C.0 “Generic Telecommunications Cabling for Customer Premises Standard” with a mysterious title called general updates. This Addendum contains a lot of valuable information including…

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Booming mobile rewriting strategic playbooks: IBM

March 1, 2013

DC Canada contends that ever-increasing commute times, a growing desire for work-life balance, the proliferation of mobile devices and cloud computing, as well as the overall improvement in network speeds all serve to contribute to…

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BICSI opts to walk away from STEP

March 1, 2013

Tampa, Fla. — The biggest news coming out of the 2013 BICSI Winter Conference occurred after the event had ended.