I have been able to visit the IBM facility north of Beijing's fifth ring where teh IBM Development Lab and IBM Research Lab are housed. There is also an SOA Solution Center as well. The internet was a lot faster there too compared to the hotel and my client. I've heard again that an earthquake off Taiwan ruined and undersea fiber optick cable and much of Asia is affected. How many of you have redundancy between the US and your global operations to survive an undersea cable break? What would you do if it only was a lot slower vs. broken completely?
Below, my IBM co-workers play a hacky-sak type game at lunch. The software group development lab is to the right, the solution center is straight ahead behind them, and the research lab is to the right side.
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