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

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
March 2016
When you see quality work in any installation, you know it has been done right. READ MORE
February 2016
If the cost of five minutes of downtime is $450,000,000,000, then spending another $4,000,000,000 to decrease it to an average of two minutes a year is a bargain. The cost/benefit analysis is clear. (Editor's Note: For part 1 in this series, click here.) READ MORE
January 2016
Welcome to the initial column of Intelligent Infrastructure Insights. We are going through a huge paradigm shift in real estate today. There is a convergence of next-generation real estate, intelligent infrastructure (power and network connectivity), technology (smartphones, Wi-Fi & DAS networks) and their combined impact on regional economic development. READ MORE