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General topics relating to information technology and our fields of specialization.

Network Design and Validation: IT Matters

With the complexity of our industry, two things should be obviously necessary. These two things are Network Design and Validation Testing. Design requires identifying the requirements of the business and of dependent systems. This could include things like minimum bandwidth, … Continue reading

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Failure Analysis: An Interesting way to Break CAPWAP

I recently stumbled into what I think is a very interesting failure scenario with a Cisco Wireless solution. This was a traditional controller based solution that leveraged a CAPWAP data and control plane. The symptoms were fairly consistent and strange. … Continue reading

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Comments on Vendor Optics – Listen Here

I recently listened to Packet Pushers show 395 recently. It is a great discussion on optical networking. One thing I wanted to make everyone¬†aware of was a series of comments on the varying quality of optics and some justification around … Continue reading

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Back In The Future

There are several good nuggets that can be found in this Ted Talk. I particularly like the impetus on local communities and the idea of a Business Plan contest for high school students. Innovation: Five Steps to Get Your Local … Continue reading

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I Don’t Need a Car

You know, having conversations with teenagers can be a little annoying sometimes. One of mine (and I’ve heard others) keeps responding to my answers with “Why”. While this gets my blood circulating a little too fast in some contexts, getting … Continue reading

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Amazon Delivery, Not a Fully Implemented Process

Those of us who work in technology see the need to take expensive, time consuming and/or mundane activities¬†and convert them to streamlined automated processes. Ideally we improve these to the point that they improve accuracy, provide a better experience and … Continue reading

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