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Trusting too Much in Data

January 30, 2014 10:30 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Comments

In recent weeks I’ve run into multiple posts, articles, and discussions concerning some findings that employee morale does not equate to productivity. I’ve read a few of the discussions and a couple of the articles, and the subject and the reports proves to be an excellent example for discussion about how easily we can mislead ourselves with data...

Strengthening the Electrotechnical Sector by Participating in IEC Standardization

January 20, 2014 3:32 pm | by S. Joe Bhatia, President & CEO American National Standards Institute | Comments

Nearly every aspect of modern life is connected to the electrotechnical industry. From telecommunications, multimedia, medical equipment, and energy production and distribution, to e-mobility, fiber optics, nanotechnology, and consumer ...

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What’s Next for Wireless Networks in 2014?

January 17, 2014 9:27 am | by Morgan Kurk, Senior Vice President, CommScope | Comments

The continued implementation of LTE and the ongoing data boom mean that most wireless operators are focused on modernizing and enhancing the capacity of their networks with the most efficient architectures and equipment. Increasing network capacity also intensifies their focus on metrocells and indoor coverage. With that said, here’s what I see as the major trends in wireless infrastructure for 2014...

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CES 2014: The Weird, Strange, and Unique

January 15, 2014 2:53 pm | by Editor | Comments

Every trade show has these — the oddball products, tech demos, and general weirdness that accompanies any large gathering of people vying for your attention. Sometimes, the exhibits exude innovation and leave a positive lasting impression...        

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Falling in Love With Your Phone

January 10, 2014 10:13 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Comments

Nowadays, users are consumed by technology. It’s on our clothes, in our cars, and making appearances in our home appliances, so maybe it is possible for some of us to develop deeper emotional attachments with certain technological advances...                         

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Four Predictions for CES 2014

January 7, 2014 10:04 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | Comments

Being that the PD&D offices are in Madison, WI, it would only be assumed that I, along with my colleagues, would venture to the grand International CES event in Las Vegas through the air. Unfortunately, due to the many flight cancellations associated with the bitter cold snap, I found myself stranded in...

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Consolidation among Global Wireless Carriers Accelerates

January 6, 2014 2:50 pm | by Robert Whitmore is Senior Vice President - Strategic Consulting for Tangoe, Inc. | Comments

Thanks to the power of technology, global enterprises are now always on and always connected, regardless of where members of their organization reside. Global mobile carriers have seen this shift first hand, and many are taking their first steps in...              

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5G Won’t Fully Develop Until 2020, Watch For Network Consolidation in 2014

January 6, 2014 2:29 pm | by Martin Nuss, Vitesse Semiconductor | Comments

Global 4G/LTE deployments are well underway. We’re even starting to see the first LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) rollouts starting in South Korea. This naturally has wireless vendors thinking about “what’s next?” And “what’s next” is usually referred to as “5G”...          

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Breast Implants and Grave Robbers

December 17, 2013 11:17 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Comments

From tracking devices to medical innovations, RFID is gaining popularity among those craving convenience and efficiency. No more struggling to find keys in the couch cushion; no more frantic searches for loose change to pay for tolls...              

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Heart-Hacking is Possible Paranoia

December 4, 2013 5:14 pm | by Julia Blaikie, WDD Intern | Comments

Like other wireless electronic systems, medical devices can be hacked. While it may not make sense to think that anyone would want to wirelessly access your medical implant to destroy you, neither does thinking someone would...   

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Smart Bras Track Your Mood

December 4, 2013 3:16 pm | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Comments

Do you or a loved one have an emotional eating problem standing in the way of your weight loss and healthy living attempts? Well, now there’s a bra for that. Microsoft recently reported it has been working on a “smart bra,” equipped with a...

Looking Ahead at M2M in 2014

December 4, 2013 9:18 am | by By Olivier Beaujard, Sierra Wireless, Vice President Market Development at Sierra Wireless | Comments

As more and more OEMs and companies are discovering the true benefits of M2M adoption, it’s clear that the coming year will see continued advancements towards an even greater connected world.                                                        

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Making the Switch: Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Migrating to Solid-State Relays

December 3, 2013 9:37 am | by Cliff Ortmeyer, Newark element14 | Comments

Is it time to migrate from those large-footprint switches to something a little smaller? Something a little quieter? Something a little more solid state, like the cool kids use? Maybe. But, as with anything else, it all depends upon the application.  Here are five questions you should ask yourself before making the switch.

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Keep Your Head in the Cloud: Rethinking BSS Systems in the Era of Hyper-Innovation

November 21, 2013 3:07 pm | by Alam Gill, senior vice president of global managed services, CSG International | Comments

Remember the days when outsourcing meant giving “non-core” systems and processes to third-party “consultants” who promised to save you money while allowing you to focus on whatever they thought was your core business...                 

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Farsens Presents the Magneto, a Battery Free RFID Magnetometer Tag

November 13, 2013 9:54 am | by Farsens S.L. | Comments

The Magneto from Farsens S.L., San Sebastián, Spain, is a battery free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated magnetic field measurement data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery on the sensor...

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