James Carlini

Freelance Writer

James Carlini, MBA, is a strategist for mission-critical networks, technology and intelligent infrastructure. He has been the president of Carlini & Associates since 1986. He is author of "LOCATION LOCATION CONNECTIVITY," a visionary book on the convergence of next-generation real estate, intelligent infrastructure, technology, and the global platform for commerce.

His “Platform for Commerce” definition of infrastructure and its impact on economic growth has also been referred to by the US ARMY Corps of Engineers in their Handbook, “Infrastructure and the Operational Art.” (2014)

His firm has been involved with applying advanced business practices, planning and designing mission critical network infrastructures for three decades.

He served as an award-winning adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University’s Executive Masters and undergraduate programs for two decades (1986-2006).  He has been the keynote speaker at national and international conferences.

He also appears in civil and federal courts as well as public utilities commission hearings as an expert witness in mission critical networks, network infrastructure and cabling issues.

He began his career at Bell Telephone Laboratories (real-time software engineering), AT&T (technical marketing & enterprise-wide network design support for major clients) and Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young, Director of Telecommunications & Computer Hardware consulting).

Contact him at james.carlini@sbcglobal.net or 773-370-1888. Follow daily Carlini-isms at www.TWITTER.com/JAMESCARLINI.

Articles by James Carlini

May 2017
What we have been installing in buildings and data centers for years that could be a lethal element for a terrorist attack? If you are some “certified infrastructure designer” or hold some cabling design certificate from CISCO or some other network infrastructure vendor, and you don’t know the answer, this is a must-read article for you. READ MORE
April 2017
Electrical contractors used to focus on the initial construction phase of a building. This was the “bread-and-butter” phase where contractors made their money. That business model is not the model for today or tomorrow. READ MORE
March 2017
In any industry, those who are connected get the jobs (no pun intended). It’s no different in the electrical construction industry. If you are reading this column, you are already part of the “in crowd” (Intelligent Infrastructure Insights). You want some pragmatic insights into where the action is, or will be for 2017, and well into 2018 and 2019. READ MORE
February 2017
In December, I spoke at the International Drone Expo in Los Angeles. The Expo lived up to its name as to being “International” in scope. Many countries were represented from all corners of the Earth: Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Dubai, Egypt, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan, and New Zealand, among others. READ MORE
January 2017
With the new presidential administration coming into the White House, will this be the year of advancing infrastructure? Will there be a diversified trillion dollar infrastructure project to jumpstart the economy as well as fill your schedules and your wallets? READ MORE
December 2016
As we end 2016 and look forward into the New Year, the big question for many companies in the industry in North America is, “Where will the opportunities be for cabling, electrical contractors, and electricians in the coming years?” In the United States, will 2017 mark the year that things pick up? READ MORE
November 2016
Many electrical contractors build, renovate, and maintain corporate and government data centers. They need to understand the new metrics needed to manage a data center, and they need to ensure those who are in charge understand these new metrics so, without wasting power, they can get the maximum performance out of the data center. READ MORE
October 2016
As stated in Part 1 of this series last month, when it comes to the architecture of mission critical systems for any organization, the power and network infrastructure layers need to be reliable, redundant, and resilient. Those are the three R's you need to remember if you are working on building or maintaining any mission-critical applications. READ MORE
September 2016
When it comes to the architecture of mission-critical systems for any organization, the power and network infrastructure layers need to be reliable, redundant and resilient. Those are the three R's you need to remember if you are working on building or maintaining any mission-critical application. READ MORE