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Today/ Internet Explorer Gallery. Australian public cloud market to grow, despite legal concerns: Gartner | ZDNet - loop. Australia's legislative shortcomings will not stymie the growth of public cloud adoption in the enterprise, according to Gartner analyst Rolf Jester. Australia's public cloud market is tipped to reach AU$2.4 billion this year, up 18.8 percent from 2011, based on research by Gartner. Enterprise spending in cloud services is on the up, with an expected growth rate of 16.9 percent from 2011 to 2016. Worldwide, public cloud will rake in US$109 billion in revenue in 2012, at a rate of around 17 percent from the previous year. There are fears Australia's legislative landscape may provide hurdles for the general cloud-computing market. Analysts have pointed out that the recent court case concerning Optus TV Now may scare off potential cloud providers that are looking to expand into the Australian market.

Optus TV Now was a service that allowed customers to store free-to-air TV content in the cloud for later viewing. There is still lingering weariness of using public cloud services by businesses. DNSChanger Infections (2012-01-01 to 2012-03-31) What Is Wrong With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) EFF has been fighting against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) intellectual property chapter for several years. This agreement poses a great risk to users’ freedoms and access to information on a global scale.

We have created this infographic to capture the most problematic aspects of TPP, and to help users, advocates and innovators from around the world spread the word about how this agreement will impact them and their societies. Right-click and save the image for the PNG file, or you can download the PDF version below. We thank Lumin Consulting for working with us on this project. Are you in the United States? Join EFF and more than 25,000 people in sending a message to Congress members to demand an end to these secret backdoor negotiations: Tell the White House to uphold openness and transparency in TPP negotiations.

For more information on other aspects of the TPP, visit Public Citizen’s resource page. Local actions around the world. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. IT offers. Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband Rates - Internet. Telstra Business - ADSL Broadband Plans & Pricing. Switching to the cloud often gets put in the ‘too hard box’, but each step you take is one more towards transforming your business Everyone is talking about the cloud, but the idea of adopting a new technology may seem a little daunting, especially if you’re busy just running the day to day... But when the benefits include upping productivity, reducing IT downtime and making your business scalable and mobile, every day you aren’t on the cloud could be costing you. While you certainly aren’t alone if you’re unsure what the cloud is (in a survey of 1000 small business owners by Inuit Inc, 98 per cent thought they weren’t using the cloud, but were), the key is to not be intimidated by new tech.

“You’re probably already using the cloud in your personal life,” explains Telstra cloud specialist, Tony Antmann. “For example, Facebook or webmail – and it’s not a painful experience.” 1. You don’t have to migrate your entire business to the cloud on day one. 2. 3. 4. ANCCEH Telehealth Paper - Health Informatics Society of Australia. Current and future state of mhealth. Our analysis of mHealth reveals mobile is positioned to have a huge impact on how healthcare is delivered. It offers opportunities to address one of the most pressing global challenges: making healthcare more accessible, faster, better and cheaper. Mobile is accelerating trends in healthcare Three major trends already happening in healthcare lend themselves to the revolution in mobile technology: Ageing population: Ageing populations and chronic illness are driving regulatory reform. Public sector healthcare is seeking better access and quality, and it's looking to the private sector for innovation and efficiency. mHealth improves access and quality, and offers dramatic innovation and cost reduction.Foundations already in place: The foundations of industrialisation of healthcare are already in place — electronic medical records, remote monitoring and communications.

‘Care anywhere’ is already emerging. Video: How can we be sure that mobile healthcare isn't just technology-driven hype? IPTV: Strategies for success. Geoff Huston - potaroo.net. History of the Internet. World Sunlight Map. Watch the sun rise and set all over the world on this real-time, computer-generated illustration of the earth's patterns of sunlight and darkness. The clouds are updated daily with current weather satellite imagery. The Mercator projection used here is one way of looking at the spherical earth as a flat map. Used since the 16th century for navigation, straight lines on this map can be used accurately as compass bearings but the size and shape of continents are distorted. Compare this with Peters, Mollweide or equirectangular projection maps.

Also available is a semi-realistic view of dawn and dusk from far above the Earth, a look at the moon, and information about how this works. NBN Co opens app testing sandpit - Telco/ISP. The Internet of Things. Are you past oriented or future oriented. Internet2. Helping You Focus on the Research At a time when every major research project involves remote resources—human and otherwise—Internet2 is committed to helping researchers and research managers focus on the research itself, rather than the provision of infrastructure. Internet2 members have access to a unique, nationwide high-performance network infrastructure that removes the boundaries of today's Internet and provides an unsurpassed testbed for research. The Office of the CTO is revitalizing research partnership and engagement, creating an integrated network and services architecture for Internet2, and implementing a roadmap that will keep the Internet2 community—the same community who created the Internet—at the focal point of technology innovation and development.

Contact cto@internet2.edu to find out more. Research Support Case Studies Presentations. Center: About Jon Postel. Jon Postel, Internet Pioneer August 6, 1943 - October 16, 1998 "Be liberal in what you accept, and conservative in what you send. " -- jon RFC-1122 (originates in RFC760) "Jon has been our North Star for decades ... He was the Internet's Boswell and its technical conscience. " -- Vint Cerf About Our Namesake Click here for public relations material. Jon was many things to many people in the Internet: In its infancy, Jon worked on its development, from its early protocols, to the creation of TCP/IP. Jon's influence is felt throughout the Internet, in its protocols, in their documentation, in the DNS names we use and the 'dot' we use to separate them, and, in no small way, in the 'good engineering' that helped the Internet thrive from its inception in 1969 to today.

Jon worked at ISI from March 21, 1977, and since January 1, 1997 was the Division Director of USC/ISI's Computer Networks Division, which hosts Postel Center. Quotes "It's perfectly appropriate to be upset. Tim Berners-Lee. In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, an Internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing while at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory.

He wrote the first web client and server in 1990. His specifications of URIs, HTTP and HTML were refined as web technology spread. He is Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a Web standards organization founded in 1994 that develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. He is a founding Director of the Web Science Trust (WST) launched in 2009 to promote research and education in Web Science, the multidisciplinary study of humanity connected by technology. At MIT, Berners-Lee is the 3Com Founders Professor of Engineering in the School of Engineering, with a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Laboratory for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAIL).

Tim Berners-Lee. Photo credit: Tony Scarpetta A graduate of Oxford University, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, an internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing while at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory, in 1989. He wrote the first web client and server in 1990. His specifications of URIs, HTTP and HTML were refined as Web technology spread. He is the 3Com Founders Professor of Engineering in the School of Engineering with a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Laboratory for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence ( CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he also heads the Decentralized Information Group (DIG).

He is also a Professor in the Electronics and Computer Science Department at the University of Southampton, UK. During 2009 Tim also advised the UK Government’s « Making Public Data Public » initiative. Queen Elizabeth and in 2007 he was awarded the Order of Merit. A Brief History of the Internet. Barry M. Leiner, Vinton G. Cerf, David D. Clark, Robert E. Kahn, Leonard Kleinrock, Daniel C. Lynch, Jon Postel, Larry G.

Introduction The Internet has revolutionized the computer and communications world like nothing before. This is intended to be a brief, necessarily cursory and incomplete history. In this paper,3 several of us involved in the development and evolution of the Internet share our views of its origins and history. The Internet today is a widespread information infrastructure, the initial prototype of what is often called the National (or Global or Galactic) Information Infrastructure. Origins of the Internet The first recorded description of the social interactions that could be enabled through networking was a series of memos written by J.C.R.

Leonard Kleinrock at MIT published the first paper on packet switching theory in July 1961 and the first book on the subject in 1964. The Initial Internetting Concepts The original ARPAnet grew into the Internet. Proving the Ideas. Welcome to SC12 | SC12. 8th IEEE International Conference on eScience 2012 - Chicago, USA. Thank you! Thanks to all eScience attendees and contributors, and we look forward to seeing you again in Beijing for eScience 2013 eScience 2012 The 8th IEEE International Conference on eScience (eScience 2012) will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 8-12 October 2012, with workshops (including the Microsoft eScience Workshop) on 8-9 October and the main conference events on 10-12 October.

Scientific research is increasingly carried out by communities of researchers that span disciplines, laboratories, organizations and national boundaries. Argonne National Laboratory | Argonne National Laboratory. NSF names Alan Blatecky acting head of cyberinfrastructure office | RENCI. Alan Blatecky, far left, with UNC Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development Tony Waldrop, School of Government Dean Mike Smith, and former Chancellor James Moeser. WASHINGTON, D.C., — Alan Blatecky, the former Deputy Director of RENCI and Interim Director from December 2007 – September 2009, was named Acting Director of the National Science Foundation’s Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) this week by NSF Director Arden Bement.

Blatecky will lead the OCI while a national search for a permanent OCI head is conducted. He replaces Edward Seidel, who was named NSF’s Assistant Director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) this week. Seidel has led the OCI since September 2008, but had been serving as the acting head of MPS since last August while Blatecky handled most of the day-to-day responsibilities in the OCI. Blatecky came to RENCI in 2004, shortly after the institute’s founding. Jon Postel. Posthumous Recipient Jon Postel's technical influence can be seen at the very heart of many of the protocols which make the Internet work: TCP/IP determines the way data is moved through a network; SMTP allows us to send emails; and DNS, the Domain Name Service, helps people make sense of the Internet. He contributed to these and many other technologies. He studied at UCLA, ultimately gaining his Ph.D. in computer science in 1974. Those studies led to his early involvement in the ARPANET project, the packet switching network from which the modern Internet evolved.

In addition, he was involved with Request For Comment (RFC) document series, which contains the standards and practices of the Internet's infrastructure. For many, Jon's greatest contribution to the Internet was his role in creating the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). Geeks Debate Consumerization of IT at Citrix Synergy | Cloudline. The GeekSpeak panel debate on the consumerization of IT at Citrix Synergy provided some valuable insights to what IT pros are facing with today’s proliferation of personal devices and services. The standing room only crowd of 900+ all seemed to have a genuine interest in hearing the industry experts talk about the problems and potential solutions to today’s IT problems with consumerization.

Among the vocal geeks in the crowd were Citrix founder Ed Iacobucci and XenSource co-founder Simon Crosby. There was a consensus that most users do not intentionally disobey the polices set by IT, rather they are now more capable of finding ways to get their jobs done wherever and however they choose. And if they don’t hear about a workaround from a colleague, they can always Google it. Unfortunately these methods are also likely to cause security issues that expose a company’s IP or regulatory requirements.

International Workshop on Collaborative Cloud | VeRSI: engaging, collaborating, developing ... bringing eResearch to researchers. Event Date and Time: Sun, 14/10/2012 - 12:00am - Wed, 17/10/2012 - 12:00am Many emerging services, such as tele-work, e-government and business solutions, are using cloud computing in various forms to their advantage. Some businesses are providing services by outsourcing parts of their business processes, which are now hosted as cloud-based software services. Others are adopting cloud-based IT infrastructure to be able to host their outsourced services.

This trend will be both economically and technically feasible only when the application services outsourced from various enterprises work seamlessly when deployed across multiple cloud platforms. As a result of such a convergence between cloud computing technology and service outsourcing business model, a plethora of small and medium enterprises will be able to sustain and grow their businesses. Topics of interest Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): Venue: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Top 5 Things The Cloud Is Not | Cloudline.