Posts about Infrastructure

For this post, Michael Ritter and I talked with Peter Klostermaier of Computacenter about the need to integrate the five areas of security, the importance of protecting data as it leaves the premises and how the “Snowden effect” has changed attitudes to data protection ...
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"Smart City" is one of the trending buzzwords these days. Like all buzzwords, no one really knows exactly what it means, but let me venture a broad definition: a smart city is a city that strives to reinvent itself using technology to improve its efficiency, enhance the service it offers to citizens and visitors and adopt a more sustainable model.
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The term ‘networked nation’ was bandied about in 2010 with alarming regularity. Barely a month passed without government officials espousing the virtues of universal broadband and its associated economic and social benefits. But while many talked generalities and the promise of impressive data speeds, there were few who actually discussed roadmaps or key milestones. Even more alarming was the absence of education as a critical part in the rollout of universal broadband.
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