Entries by mdluscombe

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Technology: Easing Pressures for Oil and Gas

The Canadian oil and gas industry is transforming, giving rise to new opportunities in resource exploration and extraction. Companies are experiencing new and increased pressures to improve productivity and decrease costs. The adoption of technology is a critical strategy for facing these challenges, to remain fiscally strong and globally competitive. Companies who choose to wisely […]

Imagine a world with no standards for anything

Standardized traffic signals allows for orderly transportation. Standardization in certain medical procedures allows for vaccinations to be developed, and exceedingly complex medical procedures to enjoy mass adoption. Standardization in manufacturing technologies allows for mass production. Without standardization in virtually every aspect of our lives, the world would be a very different place today. Back in […]

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Blogging with Barlow

2013 marks some fairly significant anniversaries in evolution of communications networks.  It is the 50th anniversary of digital switching capability on phone networks, represented by the introduction of touch tone telephony that eliminated the need for the human component in switching.  This year is also the 40th anniversary of the Cell phone which has allowed […]