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The physical nature of telecommunications is still immutable

  • TC2 Blog
  • 11/7/2012
  • David Rohde

Everybody understands that you’re reading this blog post in cyberspace. There is no print version of TC2’s David Rohde on Telecom, as there was with my old Network World columns of the 1990s.

Especially now with a choice of PCs, tablets, smartphones and hybrid end-devices, the delivery mechanism over the Internet is orders of magnitude more flexible than the old idea of waiting to receive trade magazines and newsletters.

So the tendency to think that redundancy and disaster recovery are essentially questions of cyberspace workarounds and failovers is a powerful one. At least until something like Hurricane Sandy comes along.