Category Archive: Computing

Oct 24 2014

“Generation Open” and Open Access

A discussion on Open Access, and its importance, in recognition of International Open Access Week. Whenever we need to research a subject, we no longer reach for a set of encyclopaedias, or head to our local library to pore through the periodicals and reference books stocked there. Instead, via the Internet, we access a wealth …

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Oct 22 2014

Online, offline, but still falling behind: challenges for Internet use in the Caribbean

Based on a recently published McKinsey report, a discussion on challenges for Internet use in the Caribbean. At recent count, although the global population was around 7.1 billion at the end of 2013, only 40%, or 2.8 billion are online (Source: Internet World Stats). Though that figure might seem impressive, thought leaders, such as McKinsey …

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Oct 17 2014

5 tech offering to help you cope with the chikungunya virus

Four apps and one device that could be useful during the throes of, but more so after, a serious illness such as chikungunya that is currently plaguing the Caribbean. For those of us who live in the Caribbean, typically we know at least one person who has contracted the chikungunya virus. We might even have …

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Oct 10 2014

Making cybersecurity a priority in October

Though Caribbean countries might not yet observe October as Cyber Security Awareness Month, this article briefly highlights key threat trends, along with some tips that individuals and businesses can adopt to become safer online. Increasingly, the month of October is being observed as Cyber Security Awareness Month worldwide. Launched in the United States in 2004, …

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Oct 01 2014

Skills today’s software developers need to be more competitive

A quick look at the top computer programmes languages for 2014, and additional skills that software developers ought to possess to better positioned for the current market. In newspapers in Trinidad and Tobago last week, and as reflected in our latest news roundup (published on Monday, 29 September), policy makers in the twin-island republic have …

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