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

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
August 2016
In today’s 21st-century global economy, in both corporate and government enterprises, mission-critical applications must have a higher caliber of resiliency and reliability. To survive asymmetrical warfare (terrorism, guerilla warfare), cyberattacks, and natural disasters, these qualities must be present in the network architecture. READ MORE
July 2016
United States’ military strategists have talked about the threat of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) strike since the Cold War in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. An EMP bomb is a type of nuclear bomb that can be exploded over an area in the upper atmosphere to take out any unprotected electronics and critically damage the electrical grid. READ MORE
June 2016
As we near the year 2020, which is supposed to be the pivotal year where many applications of the Internet of Things (IoT) appear as well as the impact of next-generation 5G networks, the need to be able to sell new complex solutions is critical. READ MORE
May 2016
The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) held its conference in San Diego at the end of last month at the Handlery Hotel and Resort in San Diego. READ MORE
April 2016
As I wrote in Part I of this article: “There is no such thing as a new $5,000 Rolls-Royce. If you want the quality, the engineering and the performance, you need to pay for it. Good intelligent infrastructure is no different.” READ MORE

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