ago, one of my colleagues asked me, “James, what are the three most important
things in life?” I responded with, “I do not know? What are they?”
colleague told me the following:
- Your family
- Your faith
- Your network infrastructure solution
can imagine I was taken aback; however in jest, it appears my colleague had a
point. There is little business or activity that does not pass over some form
of network infrastructure. Life as
we know it would not be the same without it. Although we would probably get
more sense from those digital natives we call our children (aka millennials).
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CommScope report compares the tech lifestyles of Millennials and Baby Boomers
parties or on a night out, I am often asked what I do and who I work for. I
proudly say CommScope and that we supply cabling or network infrastructure. As you can imagine, the usual response is that their
eyes glaze over and they take the earliest opportunity to move on. I have
realized after all these years, why I get left in the corner on my own.
I might get the follow up question, “I never heard of them. Are they a big
company with multi-billion dollar revenues,” I tell them. You’d be surprised at
their shock. People’s perceptions and reactions show that most do not realize
or have ever thought about how big the infrastructure
industry is or how much people rely on it in their everyday lives. It is
little wonder when infrastructure products are almost always hidden from view
or concealed within other objects.
the hottest topics today is wireless
technology. To most the word “wireless” conjures up images of freedom from
cabling or wiring.
With ever increasing bandwidth requirements and
number of network connected devices (i.e., Internet of Things [IoT]),
coupled with the need for more wireless coverage and capacity, the reality is
that extensive cabling is required to support wireless networks, whether they
be cellular or Wi-Fi. Now, that is music to my ears.
great thought for all us “cabling
evangelists” out there - Wire
More to Wireless!
well have come to the conclusion that I may be a little odd. I like to think of
it as passionate about the infrastructure industry. All too often the software,
electronics and equipment take center stage. Infrastructure choices are
extremely important, if not critical for all forms of communication, whether it
be in the home, at the office or on the go. We need to ensure those choices are
not taken lightly. I’m proud to be a cabling
are interested in becoming a cabling nerd like me, then visit the CommScope
Infrastructure Academy. We’ll teach you how.
nerds of the world—UNITE!