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Reliable network connectivity is a fundamental requirement for digital business. It’s a matter of money — when the network goes down, sales and critical processes grind to a halt. And unlike data center and campus networks that have failover protection, remote locations such as construction sites, drilling rigs and convention center booths are almost always dependent on a single connection. This Report examines ways partners can help boost remote site availability with an independent, redundant circuit using wireless LTE.
Kurt Marko is an IT industry analyst, consultant and regular contributor to a number of technology publications, pursuing his passion for communications after a varied career that has spanned virtually the entire high-tech food chain from chips to systems. Upon graduating from Stanford University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering, Marko spent several years as a semiconductor device physicist, doing process design, modeling and testing. He then joined AT&T Bell Laboratories as a memory chip designer and CAD and simulation developer. Moving to Hewlett-Packard, he started in the laser printer R&D lab doing electrophotography development, for which he earned a patent, but his love of computers eventually led him to join HP’s nascent technical IT group. Marko spent 15 years as an IT engineer and was a lead architect for several enterprisewide infrastructure projects at HP, including the Windows domain infrastructure, remote access service, Exchange email infrastructure and managed Web services.