Mexico could do much better in its national commitment to ICT, according to
our research at the Tau Institute. Possessing one of the world's major
economies, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto was recently at the G20
Summit in Brisbane, Australia, where a comprehensive strategy plan was
presented to all delegates.
The plan discussed job growth and several areas of reform. It did not
directly address ICT, other than a mention of fledgling telco reform.
Believing as we do that economic and societal development over the long-term
are a function of a commitment to a strong ICT environment, we encourage
leaders in all sectors and strata of Mexican society to redouble their
efforts in this area.
Yet that sentiment may seem irretrievably glib given the difficulties facing
Mexico, which must be viewed through the lens of the country's difficult
history and relationship ... (more)
Each of the G20 member countries outlined a Comprehensive Growth Strategy at
the recent G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia. One of the more aggressive
plans comes from Brazil, which has pledged to train 12 million young people
in technical areas by 2018.
The program is called Pronatec, and is administered by the Ministries of
Labor and Education jointly with local councils. The program has actually
been in effect since 2011, already reaching 8 million students, according to
the report. It targets an additional 4 million students over the next four
years. Its cost was listed as mo... (more)
Who doesn't like a clever turn of phrase? Docker CEO Ben Golub (pictured
below) provided several from the recent Red Hat Summit in answering our
questions about virtualization, Big Data, and DevOps.
With Cloud Expo now approaching, I see a lot of the big issues that will be
raised there being raised here. Ben, take it away...
Roger: Could you explain for our audience the significance of
containerization, and how it differs from virtualization?
Ben: Traditional virtualization was created over a decade ago, when
applications were long-lived, monolithic, and deployed to a single serv... (more)
It occurred to me, as I'm sure it's occurred to most of you, that driving a
car is a classic example of the IoT in action. In this case, my brain is the
CPU, and all of my car's gauges are the things.
I was making a routine 30-minute drive to raid a local vegetable stand. As I
processed all the information coming in, I realized there were several
dimensions to it. The same principle is at work with IoT projects, no matter
what their scale.
One of the classic charts/concepts widely used in information management is
determining urgency vs. importance. Urgent & important things are r... (more)
Samsung promises to be one of the 800-pound gorillas of the IoT, if its
success in recent years with Android devices and other consumer electronics
is any guide.
Showing its willingness to be a big IoT player, the company recently acquired
SmartThings, a recent startup that's developed an open smarthome appliation
that currently supports 1,000 devices and 8,000 apps. SmartThings will now
work under the auspices of Samsung's Open Innovation Center (OIC).
See Also: Samsung OIC Exec Jacobo Lenzi Touts "Open" Dialog
SmartThings Founder and CEO Alex Hawkinson (pictured above) said tha... (more)