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Rocky Mountain Information Security Conference (RMISC)

I recently attended the Rocky Mountain Information Security Conference (RMISC), a rather impressive and unique gathering that prompted several relevant notions. First, about the conference. Looking around the room, I saw about 1000 attendees. This conference is in its 10th … Continue reading

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Expanding the Customer Base and Product Offerings through Emerging Communications Technologies

Software Defined Networks, Network Function Virtualization, and the Resource Decoupling Disruption Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) are two trends in the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) industry that are relieving constraints for carriers, enterprises, and customers … Continue reading

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Good Design Rules

Axiomatic Design is a general purpose method for designing engineering systems that are highly effective (among other things). The axioms described in this approach are essentially as follows. 1) Maintain independence of the functional requirements so that you can set … Continue reading

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Net2Plan is worth a look

I recently found a network planning tool that is publicly available through GNU public license, called Net2Plan, and I suggest anyone working on telecommunications or IT networks to give it a try.  You can find a copy at net2plan.com of … Continue reading

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What is the cure for Diversity Fever?

Everyone seems to have diversity fever. We want to improve the reliability of our engineered solution, or the availability of a network, so we add redundancy, make sure we have diverse access to the service, and so on. Diversity is … Continue reading

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It’s all about Reliability

If you consider yourself an engineer, think about what you do in a very broad sense. Engineering is all about applying scientific discovery and making it practical, useful, and widely used. If you are an Electrical Engineer, for example, then … Continue reading

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Capacity Management, Failure Mitigation, and Where to Start?

Standard mitigation tools are a great place to start with Capacity Management, just like any failure mitigation need. As a telecommunications and IT consultant, we’re often called upon to solve problems. I remember some of my early training that suggested … Continue reading

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Network Capacity Management and the Trouble with Change

While working parallel projects on different sides of the Capacity Management (CM) problem, I’ve noticed a rather large disconnect between the way some networks operate and the assumptions hidden with the monitoring tools in use. Stable networks are the ideal … Continue reading

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Leveraging Human Solutions in Operations Research

People maintain control in spite of our new machine overlords. Operations Research (O.R.) projects often focus on trying to take control of the entire problem, and therefore fail when the engineer or manager with the ultimate control cannot validate, verify, … Continue reading

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Think you need Capacity Management?

Then you must improve your management. If your organization realizes it needs to do better with it’s Capacity Management, that is a good place to start. It is a healthy desire to check your health if not a recognition of … Continue reading

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