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Liz Goldsmith

Tale of 4 Costs

When it comes to total cost of ownership for industrial-grade cables, there are four factors to consider: The cost of the initial system, the cost of maintenance, the cost of unplanned downtime, and the cost of non-compliance.

2021 Network and cabling salary survey results

FFor the third year, Fluke Networks has teamed up with Cabling Installation and Maintenance to survey network and structured cabling professionals about salaries and jobs. This survey gathered data on the areas that impact salary, like education and experience. We also asked about types of jobs, bonuses, job changes, and how COVID-19 impacted the workforce. In addition, this survey includes information on salary by job titles like network technician salary, network engineer salary, cabling general management salary, and network designer or architect salary. There are some significant and surprising departures from findings of prior years.

Ways to Test Equipment Cords – The Weakest Links

Equipment cords are an integral part of any network—whether it’s a fiber jumper used to make connections between fiber patching areas and switches in the data center or a copper patch cord out in the LAN to connect end devices to the work area outlet. Unfortunately, they are also typically the weakest link in the network. They are handled and manipulated more than any other component, which makes them more subject to damage. They are also often considered a commodity item and some end users will seek to save money by purchasing them from lesser-known generic sources that may skimp on quality and compliance.

TIA Chairman address top ICT issues post Covid

Read this interview with Doug Moore, Chairman of TIA’s Board of Directors and CEO of Fujitsu Network Communications. Moore explores the issues currently facing the ICT industry as the world begins to emerge after more than a year under work-from-home and social distancing advisory orders and discusses the challenges and opportunities lie ahead for our industry.

Mapping the Journey to Smart Building Outcomes and R.O.I.

CRE building owners looking to make their building smarter must connect desired outcomes to how the building currently performs. The buildings in which we live, work and play are fundamentally changing to provide a more connected, safer and smarter surrounding environment. To accomplish this, many organizations are converging IT and OT groups as part of a new strategic approach to managing buildings and the migration of systems and subsystems to operate over IP networks. There are many factors driving new advancements in commercial real estate property technology around the world, but perhaps none loom as large as preparing for the general population to re-emerge from Covid-19 lockdown, more than a year of doing everything “- from home.”

How Fiber-Deep Network Solutions and 5G Can Help the Hospitality Industry Recover Post-COVID | The Signal Network Blog by Corning

Few industries were hit harder by the pandemic than hospitality.Even with the expected economic boom due to pent u p travel demand, the industry will take years to fully recover. But it’s also an opportunity for hospitality to build back better. Simultaneous with the industry’s recovery will be the widespread rollout of fiber-deep and data rich networks like 5G and WIFI6. These networks can support technologies that help hotel guests feel safer post-pandemic, and enable the industry to lay the groundwork for other high-tech services in the future.