About Arthur Cole

Arthur Cole is a freelance journalist specializing in the hi-tech communications and information field. Prior to striking out on his own, Arthur held editorial positions for a wide range of technology publications, covering such industries as audio/video production and distribution, multimedia, computer gaming, and IP communications. He holds a B.A. in journalism from the Southern Connecticut State University. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.

Infrared lasers have been a staple of optical fiber communications for some time, both for local and long-haul communications. Now, it seems research is turning toward taking the fiber out of the equation by establishing direct infrared connectivity over the air ...
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Hyperscale data centers are starting to crop up all over the world, providing both the scale and the resource density needed to handle the massive workloads of big data and the internet of things ...
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Enterprises looking to improve connectivity across the internet of things and other wide-area data ecosystems basically have two choices when it comes to fiber optics: purchasing leased line services from a telecommunications carrier or implementing its own network using dark fiber ...
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The enterprise is rapidly deploying new classes of compute and storage on the network edge in order to service the plethora of devices that are populating the internet of things (IoT). But while the edge forms a vital link between centralized resources and the multitude of data points all around us, it is by no means the only link in what is emerging as a highly dynamic and intelligent data chain. In between the data center, the cloud facility and the edge is a host of systems and architectures that some experts are starting to call “fog computing” ...


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One of the biggest challenges the enterprise faces with the advent of big data and the internet of things is what to do about the network edge. Emerging data patterns require an edge that is not only distributed across a wide area, largely on third-party infrastructure that is beyond the direct control of IT, but one that can handle a much broader set of responsibilities than traditional security and access ...
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