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‘On The Road To Terabit Ethernet’

June 16, 2017

By Paul Barker Last year, a consortium that included Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telecom T-Labs and the Technical University of Munich achieved what can only be called a major milestone – successfully achieving speeds of one TB per second in

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Delving Into The DNA Of AWS

February 27, 2017

By Paul Barker Las Vegas — It may have been well past the cocktail hour, but that didn’t stop thousands of AWS re: Invent 2016 delegates from streaming into a cavernous hall to listen to James Hamilton, responsible for infrastructure

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Fiber, Copper & The Digital Revolution

January 17, 2017

By Paul Barker The digital revolution will continue at a torrid pace in 2017 and with it so too will activity in four major technology blocks that make it all possible – the cloud, of course, the data centre, the

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Microsoft Outlines Its Digital Vision At MWPC

October 3, 2016

By Paul Barker A record 16,000+ delegates converged in and around the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in July for the 2016 edition of the Microsoft Worldwide Partners Conference, otherwise known as MWPC. The annual event, the Redmond, Wash.-based software firm

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Prepare For A Wild Ride, Says VMware’s CEO

October 3, 2016

By Paul Barker There is a tectonic shift in the ICT industry currently underway that shows no sign of slowing down, says Pat Gelsinger, the president and CEO of VMware. Gelsinger said during a recent press briefing in Toronto that

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Of Machines & People

October 3, 2016

By Paul Barker There was yet another new buzzword that surfaced at the 14th edition of the Canadian Telecom Summit held recently in Toronto – The Exchange of Everything or EoE. Five weeks before appearing on stage to discuss EoE,

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IoT Reaches New Heights

July 7, 2016

By Paul Barker In farm fields, factories and fuel depositories, in offices, in schools and in sports stadiums, the impact of a technology initiative called IoT, short for Internet of Things continues to grow and multiply. The application types are

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5G & IoT Dominate MWC16

March 22, 2016

Barcelona, Spain – The 2016 edition of Mobile World Congress showcased many technological advances, but the two that clearly stood out from the rest were 5G and the Internet of Things. In the exhibit halls, during keynote speeches and at

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The Curious Case Of Women In ICT

March 22, 2016

Is the glass half full or half empty? In the context of women’s role in ICT, this question evokes the same ambiguity that marks virtually all discussions of complex social evolution. On one hand, the contribution that women could make

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‘Data Is The New Currency — Invest Wisely’

March 22, 2016

By Paul Barker Late last year, Dell released a study that found companies investing in cloud, mobility, security and big data are growing upwards of 50% faster than those who had decided to give it a miss. It is a