Tag Archive: IT

Apr 16 2014

Is the IT department, as we know it, on its way out?

Although IT is essential to most businesses, a recent survey by analyst firm, McKinsey, suggest that executives are becoming less satisfied with the role and performance of IT in their organisations. Could the IT department, as we know it, be on its way out? Across virtually all organisations, regardless of size, Information Technology (IT) is …

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Sep 04 2013

Wireless hotspots – convenience or curse?

Wireless hotspots are incredibly convenient, but they are also terribly insecure. Understand the risks and learn how you can protect yourself. Wireless Hotspots – those places that offers wireless Internet access to the visitor or weary traveller. They are often found in coffee shops, bistros, restaurants, and well, almost anywhere. Some of those hotspots, you …

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Mar 22 2013

Key considerations on computer programming and innovation

A quick look at some key elements when considering computer programming and the need for societies to generate more coders to continue to support innovation. It is being widely reported in industry-related publications that there is increasing demand for computer programming skills, and in the next few years demand will outstrip supply. In the Caribbean, …

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Jun 20 2012

Karib Cable and Flow: can these two companies change the Barbados Internet landscape?

Figure 1: Columbus Communications' submarine cable footprint (Source: Columbus Communications)

Within weeks of each other, Karib Cable and Columbus International announced their imminent entry into the Barbados telecom market. Both are planning to offer triple play, but considering their track records in other countries, what might be in store for Barbados? For those of you who are regular readers of ICT Pulse, particularly our Snapshot …

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May 30 2012

Improving the region’s participation in international ICT discussions

Bevil Wooding, Outreach Manager, Packet Clearing House

Continuing our review of Day 1 of the 10th Ministerial Strategic Seminar, this post summarises some of the  discussions geared towards increasing the region’s participation in international fora on ICT and the Internet. Our previous post, CTU Ministerial: key messages and takeaways (Day 1), highlighted some of the messages and takeaways from the discussions on …

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