September 10, 2015

The Future of the Enterprise

  • Ansari F.
  • Siddiqui F.
  • Sparks K.

Enterprises are in many ways the laggards of the new digital era, as their processes and internal and external services remain rooted in the analog or physical world, and the digital systems they use are frequently disjoint and out-of-date relative to the latest web or consumer services and applications. However, that is about to change and enterprises are about to undergo a massive transformation to become virtual in the broadest sense. The new virtual enterprise will undergo a comprehensive digital transformation to become adaptive, efficient, and location-independent. It will also build on the assets of others, virtualize and digitize its own assets to the largest extent possible, automating the dynamic utilization of those assets and the connection to its business processes, and continuously optimizing the employee and customer experience.

Recent Publications

January 01, 2018

Fair Dynamic Spectrum Management for QRD-Based Precoding with User Encoding Ordering in Downstream G.fast Transmission

In next generation DSL networks such as G.fast, employing discrete multi-tone transmission in high frequencies up to 212 MHz, the crosstalk among lines reaches very high levels. To precompensate the crosstalk in downstream transmission, QRD-based precoding has been proposed as a near-optimal dynamic spectrum management (DSM) technique. However, the performance ...

January 01, 2018

Practical Mitigation of Passive Intermodulation in Microstrip Circuits

This paper presents new experimental evidence and a novel practical approach for mitigation of passive intermodulation (PIM) in microstrip circuits fabricated on commercial printed circuit board laminates. The mechanisms of distributed PIM in microstrip circuits are reviewed and a phenomenology of PIM generation due to locally enhanced electromagnetic fields at ...

January 01, 2018

Efficient Cooperative HARQ for Multi-Source Multi-Relay Wireless Networks

In this paper, we compare the performance of three different cooperative Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest (HARQ) protocols for slow-fading half-duplex orthogonal multiple access multiple relay channel. Channel State Information (CSI) is available at the receiving side of each link only. Time Division Multiplexing is assumed, where each orthogonal transmission occurs ...