- New Breed of ICT

Next steps

The NBI system design and a sizable part of its detailed design have been performed already.
Suppliers, supporters, sponsors and/or early partners are sought for the next steps to be undertaken: ICT development and implementation.

The shorter-term development steps include:
  • Coding and test of the specification language interpreter [the distributed environment will be simulated on a single machine, but the sample business settings and their operating functionalities – small value-chain, manufacturing site, sales network, office, eGovernment, consumer-business interface – will be complete]; this step will emulate terminals and servers, and implement the Operations part of the Data base;
  • Software coding and hardware development for a stand-alone company / organization support system, with the full range of expected services; this step will develop the server software, exploiting key design competences in: hardware choice / design, Linux, data base, security, test in malfunction conditions;
  • Software coding and hardware development for a full distributed environment, again with the full range of expected services; this step will develop server software as above, exploiting similar design competences with the addition of testing malfunction conditions within a distributed architecture.

The medium-term implementation steps include:
  • Product / service industrialization;
  • Implementation and commercialization agreements.

Since the "natural" supplier of a non stand-alone offer shall be a Telco [the TLC layer is used for normal operation – massive management of message queues – and is critical for storage recovery in emergency conditions], the industrialization should be performed preferably by a telecom equipment provider, while the commercialization would preferably be in pay-per-use form, under a revenue sharing agreements between the Telco and the development partners.

The more people go out of their way to tell you that you are wrong or what you're doing can't possibly work, the more likely you are onto something big - Paul Lauterbur [Nobel prize recipient for his work on magnetic resonance imaging]