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Sodioum’s First Project

 This is simply our graduation project (Saif Jarrah and Edmond Shami) which got $21k in funding to continue its development.  Tested at Hikma and Aramex, the device basically moves around the warehouse and uses multiple sensors to do auto-counting of inventory with wireless data transmission to the cloud.   It still needs further work down the line.  

Comparison Study for Multi-vendor Versus Single-vendor for Enterprise Computer Networks

One of the topics that concerns the way computer networks are designed, is the single-vendor and multi-vendor solutions. Where the performance and operation of your network depends on which model you choose for your enterprise, and the future risks aligned with such models. This study outlines the strengths and average price ranges of multiple vendors in the past 2 years (2018 and 2019), practical cases in which each model works, a case study done by Gartner, and finally, recommendations that can help push the design practices when it comes to network design. arXiv link:

Optionality and Convexity in ICT Networks

Networking companies, especially the ones with the biggest market shares, tend to offer end to end solutions for their customers, with large discounts, that it would sound irrational to decline such offers, helping contractors make larger profits, leaving clients more fragile to future uncertainties, and robbing the client from the leverage of optionality. This paper discusses the role of optionality in harnessing convex payoffs in uncertain domains, showing how ICT Networks supply chain plays a big role in determining a better response to future developments, by harnessing the multi-vendor model, and ends with the story of how Wall Street made hundreds of millions using optionality in ICT Networks. arXiv link:

The Evolution of Decentralized ICT Networks

Traditional networking systems, especially the famous 3 tier topology design, focused more on centralizing the networking systems, and used redundancy as a protection mechanism against future failures of the system. However, in recent years, the evolution of decentralization has taken place through several design techniques. Starting with clients requiring physically separate networks for critical applications. And then emerged the Spine Leaf topology and the Software Defined Network solutions. In this research paper, I will first, prove how decentralization is better than centralization using aspects of probability theory. Second, I will go further and show how the Spine Leaf and Software Defined Networks are inherently decentralized, redundant and are better than the traditional centralized networks. arXiv link: