Category: FOTC

The Future of Transportation

With anticipation building for autonomous vehicles, buzz around a hyperloop that can travel as fast as 800 miles an hour, and the growing presence of transportation devices that have an ability to communicate with each other, this article explores the way technology is changing the future of mobility. Throughout history, mobility has been an important driver for societal development: enabling economies to boom by facilitating faster, more reliable trade, higher standards of living, international investment, and larger globalized business operations. The future of transportation is set to deliver all these outcomes and more. As the world becomes increasingly connected, so do transportation assets and devices, empowering communities and citizens around the world.

On brief: Procedures & precautions for cutting and re-spooling fiber-optic cable

A recent evergreen technical brief, authored by Corning Cable Systems and distributed by eAnixter, takes as its premise the reality that improper use of a cable re-spooler can cause damage to fiber-optic cable jackets or, in tight buffered cables, result in wavy fiber due to cable crossovers or excessive tensile loading. The document provides a recommended procedure for cutting and respooling fiber-optic cables.

BICSI names John H. Daniels new executive director and CEO

BICSI’s board of directors has named John H. Daniels as its new executive director and chief executive officer. Daniels will assume the new role on January 1, 2020. Daniels currently serves as global vice president in the analytics department of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), which is an association with more than 80,000 members and 650 corporate organizations.

Telecom Industry Must Develop Trustworthy 5G Equipment Supply Chains

As we build out 5G infrastructure and applications, with more connected devices and data than ever before, we must all do everything we can to build and operate trusted, reliable networks that minimize our exposure to cyberattacks and espionage. The question, as ever, is how. TIA CEO Dave Stehlin calls for the use of industry-driven standards and programs to protect the security of the supply chain.

Challenges of implementing today’s technology in yesterday’s buildings and look to the future of sustainable smart buildings

The Smart City multi-trillion-dollar market has become an umbrella for a lot of smarts – Smart: Healthcare, Building, Industry, Logistics, Transportation, Agriculture, IoT, and more. Each one of those smarts have a gazillion applications and products that support them. But we need a better way to define the market that will allow us to talk more specifically about the needs and discern appropriate solutions quicker. A decoder ring, if you will.

NTT report finds ‘digital natives’ don’t prioritize cybersecurity

In today’s multigenerational workforce, professionals over the age of 30 are more likely to adopt cybersecurity best practices than their younger colleagues who have grown up with technology, are concerned by the cybersecurity skills shortages in their organizations — and are more likely to pay hackers’ ransom demands. This insight comes from research recently conducted by the Security division of NTT Ltd., a leading global technology services company, regarding generational attitudes toward cybersecurity. Among the more than 2,000 professionals surveyed, nearly 700 respondents – all under 30 – worked outside of IT in management and decision-making positions.

UL and Underwriters Laboratories announce leadership succession

The UL Board of Directors appointed Jennifer Scanlon as president and CEO of UL and a member of the UL Board of Directors, effective September 30, 2019. Ms. Scanlon most recently served as president, CEO and a director of USG Corporation, a 116-year-old innovative building products manufacturer and one of UL’s oldest clients. Scanlon succeeds Keith Williams retired as president and CEO after 15 years.