Fiber Optic Cabinets, Cables, Pedestals and Terminals

By Jim Pilgrim

When I worked for Fujitsu in the 1990s they bet on the “Centralized Processing” model. They built a monster Core ATM switch. It had scores of OC-48c pipes feeding it. Fujitsu, the first manufacturer to build SONET multiplexers, doesn’t make many wrong calls, but they sure missed on that one. “Distributed Processing” with the power closer to the edge definitely won out.

The same philosophy will win at your company. Hire good people (smart, hard-working, experienced) and “Distribute” decision-making and authority to those people.

Your throughput will increase exponentially and no One-Basket-Dropped will be catastrophic.