While AT&T continues looking into the cause of its Houston equipment incident, Light Reading has obtained exclusive photos of the telco cabinet wreckage before the charred equipment was removed from its concrete pedestal and taken back to AT&T for investigation. (See AT&T Eyes Batteries in Explosion Probe.)
These photos, obtained by sources close to the investigation, give a clearer view of just how powerful the initial blast was -- and how hot the fire burned as it incinerated the equipment.
re: Exclusive Photos: Fire to the Node "Smoking gun," LOL. Apt.
I once interviewed the company that used to be called Failure Associates (current name escapes me now), and they showed me a video of what happens when a laptop battery explodes. Let's just say you don't want it in your lap when it happens.
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.