Technology Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere: A Network That Doesn?t Depend on a Single Power Cord
This week, I am in
I was cruising with my husband and my family. I do like to cruise. When I went on my first cruise almost 10 years ago, I liked the isolation. No news, new email, nothing. But, here lately my favorite cruise line implemented a wireless network on board. Ooh, access to everything, even in the middle of an ocean. So, last year, I checked my email, misguided soul that I am. I had an email from my boss. He was on a rant about the email issues du jour. I replied back, ?Ed, I?m sorry about the problems, but I can?t do much as I am somewhere in the middle of the
I am pictured here on my last cruise. My anniversary in fact; 16 wonderful years with a retired ops guy. I am in
I heard a talk at the Department of Energy CIO Conference from one of my predecessors — Linda Wilbanks, now the CIO of National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). In her talk, IT Toys, she discussed the outcomes of always connected employees. They are constantly juggling, have no downtime, and are in constant communication. This drives us to become dangerous drivers who text while driving and desperate and overworked people always in search of communication signals. Some may argue that being always connected is not a healthy thing, but as service providers, we need to understand that consumers and customers have the expectation of being always connected. Anywhere, anytime.
This week, I heard about no jitter, no packet drops, good throughput, high availability ? oh, and low cost and highly secure. No wonder Joe never smiles. He knows what we do is important ? businesses, customers, consumers, and CIOs expect it and lives depend on it.