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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.

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Nets being cast far beyond 100 GbE

March 1, 2013

Anyone who thinks the Ethernet path will conclude with 100 GbE is mistaken for it appears it is simply going to be the springboard for a whole new era of computing.

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Clearing out 100 GbE Roadblocks

March 1, 2013

he path to 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) may still be littered with roadblocks, but their numbers are fewer with each passing year. High cost and limited technology availability continue to keep wholesale migration at bay. At the same time,…

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A 40-year celebration

March 1, 2013

The BICSI 2013 Winter Conference & Exhibition was 40 years in the making, and what a great opportunity it was to take a glimpse back in time.

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What to do when the bank says, NO!

March 1, 2013

s an investment banker I am exposed to all kinds of difficult situations that business owners can face. Sometimes a client’s need for financing is driven by an unexpected business or sector slowdown, other times it is for acquisition or…

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Privacy and private lives

March 1, 2013

In this age of “constant contact / always on / share everything / blah blah blah,” it is easy to forget that we actually do have the right to go about our business with a reasonable degree of privacy. Identify theft is an increasingly common…

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Update on ANSI/TIA-569-C

March 1, 2013

he ANSI/TIA-569-C standard, published in May 2012, replaces the TIA-569-B standard including Addendum 1 and has been substantially reorganized and revised to provide “generic” requirements for telecommunications pathways and spaces for all…

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RTPM credential gaining momentum

January 1, 2013

With 2012 behind us, I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. It is a time to not only reflect on the past 12 months, but also a time to give thanks. I would like to take this time to thank so many folks for…

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Evolving whiners into winners

January 1, 2013

When Canadian manufacturers faced their self-proclaimed “brush with death” experience with the recently once-soaring Canadian loonie, it starkly exposed the traditional Canadian method of making money — use a cheap dollar and cheap wages…