Three new types of connector options are gaining traction across the industry. All three connector styles also bring their own drawbacks as well as benefits. All connectors are inherently dirty because of the moving parts like springs, connectors, and latches, all of which generate wear debris; more connectors mean more debris. Specifiers will want inspection and cleaning products that will do the job right the first time. There will be no time, no people, and certainly no budget for do-overs. There is no doubt that our world is increasingly digitally interconnected. Today there are about 4 billion smart phones in use worldwide. High-speed 4G and 5G wireless networks make it possible to stream games, videos, and data-intensive apps like Roku and Waze to billions of mobile devices. Artificial intelligence apps like Alexa and “smart” home appliances are ubiquitous data hogs. New analytical tools such as high-frequency financial trading, credit card fraud detection, and even real-time aircraft tracking and maintenance only are possible due to the enormous predictive power of big data. Globally, we’re addicted to our data. Cisco estimates internet traffic will increase 127-fold from...