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A friend of mine's son recently returned from an extended absence which basically removed him from nearly all aspects of technology, including the Internet, for a bit longer than 5 years. Upon return, observing him restore his awareness of technologies and absorb all things new develop...
While layer 1 (physical) interconnection of network resources will always be required – the bits need to flow on fiber or wireless at some point, the future of carrier and service resource intercommunications must evolve to accept and acknowledge the need for user-driven, near real tim...
IT professionals continue to debate the benefits of standardization versus the benefits of innovation, and the potential of standards inhibiting engineer and software developer ability to develop creative solutions to business opportunities and challenges. At the Open Group Conference ...
A couple years ago I attended several "fast pitch" competitions and events for entrepreneurs in Southern California, all designed to give startups a chance to "pitch" their ideas in about 60 seconds to a panel of representatives from the local investment community. Similar to televisi...
SDNs, or more specifically provisioning automation platforms service provider interconnections, and have crept into nearly all marketing materials and elevator pitches in discussions with submarine cable operators, networks, Internet Exchange Points, and carrier hotels. While some of ...
Risk management has been around for a long time. Financial managers run risk assessments for nearly all business models, and the idea of risk carries nearly as many definitions as the Internet. However, for IT managers and IT professionals, risk management still frequently takes a fa...
Modern Data Centers are very complex environments. Data center operators must have visibility into a wide range of integrated data bases, applications, and performance indicators to effectively understand and manage their operations and activities. Unfortunately, in many cases, the ab...
In an informal survey of words used during seminars and discussions, two main themes are emerging at the Pacific Telecommunications Council’s 2015 annual conference. The first, as expected, is development of more submarine cable capacity both within the Pacific, as well as to end poin...
Is there a point where business can safely assume they have hit the limit of what traditional IT organizations have to offer? In an Internet and data driven world, does IT simply lack the agility and depth needed to fulfill business requirements and need for innovation? Parts of clou...
Cloud Computing has helped us understand both the opportunity, and the need, to decouple physical IT infrastructure from the requirements of business. In theory cloud computing greatly enhances an organization’s ability to not only decommission inefficient data center resources, but e...
As IT professionals we have been overwhelmed with different standards for each component of architecture, service delivery, governance, security, and operations. Not only does IT need to ensure technical training and certification, but it is also desired to pursue certifications in IT...
Providing guidance or consulting to organizations on cloud computing topics can be really easy, or really tough. In the past most of the initial engagement was dedicated to training and building awareness with your customer. The next step was finding a high value, low risk applicatio...
As the years passed, and we entered 2014, not only did cloud computing mature as a business model, but senior management began to increase their awareness of various aspects of cloud computing, including the financial benefits, standardization of IT resources, the characteristics of cl...
WMN may provide a model for ensuring communications following the disaster. As nearly every American now has a mobile phone, with a WiFi radio, the basic requirements for a mesh network are already in our hands.
The NexGen Cloud Computing Conference kicked off on Thursday in San Diego with a fair amount of hype and a lot of sales people. Granted the intent of the conference is for cloud computing vendors to find and NexGen Cloud Conference develop either sales channels, or business developmen...
Inyo County, the second largest county in California, is ready to jumpstart the process of delivering a true broad band infrastructure to business and residences within the Owens Valley. The plan, called the 21st Century Obsidian Project, envisions delivering a fiber infrastructure to...
Why is the idea of architecting ICT infrastructure still an abstract to so many in government, and even private industry?
Pacific-Tier Communications LLC is preparing our ICT courseware development plan for 2015.
The 2013 ACC kicked off on Tuesday morning with an acknowledgement by Philippine Long Distance Telecommunications (PLDT) CEO Napolean L. Nazareno that “we’re going through a profound and painful transformation to digital technologies.”
No student has walked away from a cloud computing course knowing less about the role, impact, and potential of implementing cloud in nearly any organization. Normally, when we think of technical-related training, images of rooms loaded with switches, routers, and servers might come to ...
International telecommunication carriers all share one thing in common – the need to connect with other carriers and networks. WBX offers the global telecom industry an alternative to other carrier hotels in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Is it acceptable to simply be a technology specialist, or do ICT professionals also need to be an inherent part of the business process?
Big Data. There are few conversations in the IT community which do not start, address, or end on the topic. Some conversations are visionary in nature, some critical, and many considering the challenges we’ll need to overcome in the process of understanding how to deal with Big Data. ...
Much like the early Internet days of eEverything, cloud computing is at the point where most have heard the term, few understand the concepts, and marketing folk are exploiting every possible combination of the words to place their products in a favorable, forward leaning light.
NOTE:  This story was originally published at myBurbank.com by the author. Bexel is a very unique company.  From an unimposing facility near the Burbank Airport, Bexel sends broadcast video and audio equipment all over the United States, and around the world, covering events ranging fr...
The current technology refresh cycle presents many opportunities, and challenges to both organizations and governments. The potential of service-oriented architectures, interoperability, collaboration, and continuity of operations is an attractive outcome of technologies and business ...
We all know the buildings, One Wilshire, The Westin Building, 60 Hudson, Telehouse (UK), 200 Paul, 1102 Grand – all buildings advertising dozens, or even hundreds of carriers using the properties for interconnections at the fiber and network level.  Meet-me-rooms are crowded, ladd...
EDITOR’S NOTE:  This article by the author originally appeared in BurbankNBeyond.  This and the interview with Councilman David Gordon, are the final articles in a series researching the introduction of a proposed pet Sales and Breeding Regulations Ordinance that may potentia...
BurbankNBeyond: can you give us an overview on your position regarding the sale of commercially-bred puppies in Burbank? Councilman David Gordon: Well I have done quite a bit of research since this whole issue came up. As far as I can understand, there is no disagreement with me as f...
This is part three of a series on the issue of pet stores selling puppies in Burbank, whether the city should prevent sales of puppies in Burbank, and a greater issue of animal abuse through the distribution of puppies produced in “puppy mills.”
Part 2 of the series “Burbank Takes on Puppy Mills” will focus on the position of animal rights groups, shelters, and adoption agencies and their views on the above topics.
Throughout 2012 large organizations and governments around the world continued to struggle with the idea of consolidating inefficient data centers, serer closets, and individual “rogue” servers scattered around their enterprise or government agencies.
On October 16, members of the community, animal rescue organizations, and local pet store owners gathered at the Burbank City Council meeting to weigh in on the highly emotional issue of the sale of dogs and cats in Burbank, with a focus on commercially bred animals sourced from “puppy...
In order to punish violators and offenders, law enforcement needs to collect and maintain facts and evidence. Failure to do so correctly may result in the release of a guilty person, or possibly worse the arrest and incarceration of an innocent person. “Without evidence, we don’t hav...
Day two of the Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas continued reinforcing old topics, appearing at times to be either enlist attendees in contributing to Gartner research, or simply providing conference content directed to promoting conference sponsors. For example, sessions “To...
Gartner’s 2012 Data Center Conference in Las Vegas is noted for  not yielding any major surprise.  While having an uncanny number of attendees (*the stats are not available, however it is clear they are having a very good conference), most of the sessions appear to be simply reaffirmin...
When people talk about social media marketing, then I say we’re talking about communications. When you think about it, when you are born the very first thing you do is communicate. You cry, and then you start to breath. You are crying to communicate.
Every week a new data center hits the news with claims of greater than 100,000 square feet at >300 watts/square foot, and levels of security rivaling that of the NSA. Hot and cold aisle containment, marketing people slinging terms such as PUE (Power Utilization Efficiency), modular da...
Hunter Newby, Founder and CEO of Allied Fiber believes most people do not fully understand the meaning of “Net Neutrality.” There is a perception that “Net Neutrality is about the Internet,” says Newby. “It is not, it is about physical access to the Internet.” And this is a combinat...
This is Part 2 in a series highlighting Hunter Newby’s thoughts and visions of communications in America. Part 2 will highlight Newby’s ideas on the yin and yang of telecom infrastructure. Additional articles touch on net neutrality, the fiber optic industry, and the dilemma of support...