Category: Conference

Demand for edge computing is taking longer than expected to develop

Two giant US technology companies – data center operator Equinix and 5G provider Verizon – have reported slower-than-expected demand for edge services. The challenge on moving deeper into the edge is not a technology issue, but rather an ecosystem one in which developers have not been able to create economic models around new use cases that require those types of low latencies.Two giant US technology companies – data center operator Equinix and 5G provider Verizon – have reported slower-than-expected demand for edge services. The challenge on moving deeper into the edge is not a technology issue, but rather an ecosystem one in which developers have not been able to create economic models around new use cases that require those types of low latencies.

Data Center Summit to address topics including fiber connectivity, network design, security

On December 14-15 Cabling Installation & Maintenance will host the Data Center Summit, a series of seven roundtable-style sessions that will cover multiple technical and business aspects of data center operation and management. Topics include:
Liquid Cooling for the Data Center
Trends Driving Data Center Innovation
High-Speed Optics for the Data Center
Navigating High-Speed Data Center Network Evolution
Data Center Security: A Convergence of Cybersecurity and Physical Hardening
Fiber and Connectivity Options for Data Center Networks
Data Center Sustainability Challenges and Solutions

BICSI members choose directors, approve governance change

BICSI recently announced the results of this year’s Board of Directors election, as well as the result of a proposed governance change that was on members’ ballots.
In balloting that ended September 30, BICSI members elected five members to serve two-year terms on the association’s Board of Directors. The victorious candidates were: Secretary: Honorico “Rick” Ciordia, PE, RCDD, DCDC, RTPM (incumbent) Global Region Director: Fernando Neto, RCDD U.S. South-Central Region Director: Ryan Davis, RCDD, TECH U.S. Southeast Region Director: Bo Conrad, RCDD, TECH U.S. Western Region Director: Luke Clawson, RCDD, MBA (incumbent)

The 3 reasons hackers attack operational technology systems in smart buildings

While smart building technologies enable efficient, safe, healthy, and productive environments, they also expand the digital attack surface for cybercrimes that threaten to jeopardize business, endanger lives, and disrupt critical infrastructure. Unfortunately, the risk increases as more information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems and devices come online, making cybersecurity a critical issue for smart building owners and operators.

AEM, Superior Essex address smart building infrastructure, sustainability at GITEX in Dubai

AEM and Superior Essex Communications hosted a technology forum on Tuesday, October 19 in conjunction with GITEX Global in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. GITEX Global is the UAE’s annual technology event, highlighting innovations and digital advancements of the region.
The forum, titled PowerWise Technology Forum, included AEM’s manager of technical services Steve Cowles and Superior Essex’s vice president of marketing Brian Ensign, along with Superior Essex international sales director Paul Weintraub, Sinclair Digital chief executive officer Farukh Aslam, and Sinclair Digital chief business officer Luis Suau.
PowerWise is Superior Essex’s product line that supports Power over Ethernet transmission. The forum addressed a broad collection of topics related to smart building infrastructure, including a focus on sustainability.

TIA Announces Global Member Meeting Featuring Government and Industry Leaders

TIA’s Member Meeting will be held on June 22-23 and feature a packed lineup with some of the most influential thought leaders in the #telecommunications and #informationtechnology sectors. TIA members, participants, and guests will get to hear high-level discussions about some of the most critical #ICT issues, including supply chain security, #5G rollouts, accelerating access to broadband and how to prepare for the network technology of the future.

Online Event: CONNECT 2021 – Emerging Applications in Data Center & Enterprise Networks

Network connectivity has never been more critical to an organization’s operations than it is today. From boardrooms to courtrooms and from learning centers to data centers, connectivity requirements related to remote working, data streaming, building management and other applications are essential for business continuity. This multi-day online learning opportunity provides the in-depth information ICT professionals need to address today’s challenges and embrace tomorrow’s opportunities.

OFC 2021 to go fully virtual

The organizers of OFC 2021 (June 6-11) announced yesterday that the conference will be fully virtual. The technical conference content will be available live and on demand. Trending new topics include the potential impact of quantum communications and machine learning on network operations and how optics may support machine learning and neuromorphic computing.