What ails us can be fixedJuly 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.
Cloud services and small businessJuly 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…
Installer Update 2013July 1, 2013
e old adage “what goes around comes around” is something that could be applied to the world of cabling installation.
Zeroing in on securityJuly 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…
Cisco enters the Internet of Everything eraJuly 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…
A dismal report cardMay 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.
Power vs. SmartsMay 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…
Array Polarity SystemsMay 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…
Booming mobile rewriting strategic playbooks: IBMMarch 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…
BICSI opts to walk away from STEPMarch 1, 2013
Tampa, Fla. — The biggest news coming out of the 2013 BICSI Winter Conference occurred after the event had ended.