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Seeking competitive edge, Caribbean firms turn to internet technology

April 12, 2017
Seeking competitive edge, Caribbean firms turn to internet technology BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- As clouds of uncertainty loom over the global economy, it hasn't exactly been smooth sailing for Caribbean companies. But these days, a different kind of cloud is creating fresh opportunities for regional businesses. For techies, the term 'cloud' is just a metaphor....

What online casinos can teach us about internet security

April 5, 2017
What online casinos can teach us about internet security We live in a world that's more connected than ever. People spend a lot of their time online communicating, making payments, playing games, and while they do this, they share a lot of information with third parties. Some of the information they share is quite sensitive – among them, personal...

Building Central America's internet community: Diverse Guatemalan voices gather in historic meeting

April 4, 2017
Building Central America's internet community: Diverse Guatemalan voices gather in historic meeting GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- A historic gathering of diverse sectors of Guatemalan society recently took place in the country’s capital, hosted by the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Address Registry, commonly known as LACNIC. The gathering, called LACNIC On The Move Guatemala...

Future-proofing our Internet: Caribbean ISPs switching to next-generation protocol

March 31, 2017
Future-proofing our Internet: Caribbean ISPs switching to next-generation protocol GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- Forward-thinking network operators in Latin America and the Caribbean are using the Internet’s next-generation protocol, called IPv6, to gain a business edge over their competitors. The upside for customers is better quality of service, and in the long term a...

If you really want to know what's happening with tech in Cuba, read beyond the headlines

March 29, 2017
If you really want to know what's happening with tech in Cuba, read beyond the headlines HAVANA, Cuba -- “Cuba slashes Internet costs” … “Cuba signs deal with Google for faster internet access” … “Will Cuba embrace the Internet revolution?” These recent headlines from AFP, Al Jazeera and BBC, respectively, paint a picture of a society that after nearly six decades of dictatorship...

ICT is everyone's responsibility, says Antigua-Barbuda PM

March 29, 2017
ICT is everyone's responsibility, says Antigua-Barbuda PM ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua, the island of 365 beaches, was the location of the ICT Week and Symposium and Prime Minister Gaston Browne, in delivering the feature address at the opening ceremony, stated that everyone needs to get involved in ICT.  “ICT is inclusive and all empowering...

Caribbean leaders urged to embrace ICT

March 27, 2017
Caribbean leaders urged to embrace ICT ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- In keeping with the theme of ICT Week and Symposium Antigua and Barbuda; ICT – Driving 21st Century Intelligent Services, Melford Nicholas, minister of information, broadcasting, telecommunications and information technology stated, “ICT has disrupted the financial...

Cuban factory assembles first 7,000 tablets and laptops

March 25, 2017
Cuban factory assembles first 7,000 tablets and laptops HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The Industrial Company for Informatics, Communications and Electronics (GEDEME by its Spanish acronym) in Havana has assembled the first 3,500 laptops and 3,583 tablets for Cuban government agencies and organizations. The initiative is part of an effort by the Cuban...

Global experts focus on cybersecurity in Guatemala

March 25, 2017
Global experts focus on cybersecurity in Guatemala GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- Guatemala and other countries of Latin America and the Caribbean must continue to develop a more proactive, all-inclusive response to cybercrime and cyber terrorism. That's the opinion of an international expert panel at a recently concluded regional technology conference.

Internet experts favour Guatemala exchange point

March 24, 2017
Internet experts favour Guatemala exchange point GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- Internet service providers in Guatemala have expressed a commitment to explore ways to work together to strengthen the local Internet. This significant step forward for the country's Internet landscape was facilitated by a regional technology conference...

Global tech experts discuss regional internet development in Guatemala

March 22, 2017
Global tech experts discuss regional internet development in Guatemala GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- Global technology experts are calling for a collaborative, multisectoral approach to the continued development of a more open, stable and secure Internet in Central and South America and the Caribbean. “For Internet users in many Central American societies...

Barbados to host regional meeting of Caribbean Network Operators Group

March 22, 2017
Barbados to host regional meeting of Caribbean Network Operators Group BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The 13th regional meeting of the Caribbean Network Operators Group, or CaribNOG, will take place in Barbados from April 18 to 19, 2017. CaribNOG is the region’s first volunteer-based community of network engineers, computer security experts and tech aficionados.

LACNIC On The Move rolls into Guatemala City

March 14, 2017
LACNIC On The Move rolls into Guatemala City GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- Guatemala will host this year’s first edition of the regional technology event LACNIC On The Move, which will take place in Guatemala City on March 20 to 22. LACNIC, the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Address Registry, is holding the three-day...

ICT agencies meet after CARICOM heads of government approve single ICT space roadmap

March 1, 2017
ICT agencies meet after CARICOM heads of government approve single ICT space roadmap GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Following the approval of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) single ICT roadmap earlier in February, the ICT cluster agencies in the region met last Friday to chart the way forward. The meeting was held via videoconferencing that was anchored at the CARICOM...

OECS considers new options for reducing broadband prices and increasing service quality

February 25, 2017
OECS considers new options for reducing broadband prices and increasing service quality CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member states are taking steps to fully embrace the digital economy. The OECS Commission has formed a special ICT Strategy Group to consider the region’s options for using technology more effectively to facilitate...

Antigua-Barbuda to host ICT week and symposium

February 23, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda to host ICT week and symposium ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The rapid pace of innovation in information and communication technologies (ICT) is impacting every aspect of Caribbean life. There is a clarion call for the region to keep abreast with and understand the potential of these new and revolutionary technologies to overcome...

Caribbean well positioned to capitalize on Internet growth, says Internet Society report

February 22, 2017
Caribbean well positioned to capitalize on Internet growth, says Internet Society report WASHINGTON, USA -- The Internet Society has released its “Removing Barriers to Connectivity in the Caribbean” report, together with recommendations for increasing Internet adoption in the region. Reflecting the Caribbean’s diversity in size, language, political structure and economic...

CTU secretary general presents roadmap for CARICOM ICT single space

February 22, 2017
CTU secretary general presents roadmap for CARICOM ICT single space GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The secretary general of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), Bernadette Lewis, addressed the 28th inter-sessional meeting of the conference of the heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on February 17, 2017, in Georgetown, Guyana.

Roadmap to single ICT space submitted to CARICOM heads

February 17, 2017
Roadmap to single ICT space submitted to CARICOM heads GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- A roadmap towards creating a single ICT space for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is being tabled at the 28th Inter-sessional CARICOM summit for the approval of the conference of heads of government. The conference is meeting in Georgetown, Guyana...

Guyana internet users blacklisted over cyber-security concerns

January 9, 2017
Guyana internet users blacklisted over cyber-security concerns GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Residents of Guyana who rely on the internet to handle online banking and online payment processing with a number of US banks and payment gateways, may soon be unable to do so after several US-based payment processors have decided to blacklist...

Google signs agreement with Cuba to improve online services

December 14, 2016
Google signs agreement with Cuba to improve online services HAVANA, Cuba -- Internet search giant Google and Cuba’s national telecom provider ETECSA have signed an agreement to deploy the Google Global Cache service to help improve the online experience for Cubans who are using Google products. The deal allows ETECSA to use...

No surprise: Backdoors and spyware discovered on Chinese smartphones

November 22, 2016
No surprise: Backdoors and spyware discovered on Chinese smartphones HONG KONG, China -- Kryptowire, a security firm, recently identified several models of Android mobile devices that have preinstalled permanent software, known as firmware, that serve as backdoor that collects sensitive personal data, including text messages, geolocations, contact lists...

Building the Caribbean internet economy

November 1, 2016
Building the Caribbean internet economy PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten -- In the Caribbean, change is in the air. In fact, it’s in the cloud. There’s a new conversation among the community of technology experts who spearhead Caribbean Internet development, and the buzz is no longer just about physical infrastructure. The architects of...

Caribbean faces serious cyber security threats

October 31, 2016
Caribbean faces serious cyber security threats PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten -- Keep it secret. And make sure it’s safe. Don’t use your real name, your birth date, or any single word. Instead, try a short phrase that includes some numerals and even some punctuation. Devising secure passwords for your online accounts and your family’s...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Action needed to address Caribbean cyber security

October 29, 2016
Commentary: The View from Europe: Action needed to address Caribbean cyber security Just over a week ago Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Netflix, Visa and many more premium providers of global web services, temporarily went offline. This was because they had indirectly suffered the effects of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, a largely unknown...

Global internet giant backs Caribbean technology development

October 27, 2016
Global internet giant backs Caribbean technology development PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten -- A global Internet giant is partnering with a Caribbean-based group to advance regional technology development. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is joining forces with the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG).

CaribNOG 12 off to a successful start in St Maarten

October 26, 2016
CaribNOG 12 off to a successful start in St Maarten PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten -- Even with its minor geographical footprint, the Caribbean has a major appetite for the Internet. More and more, Caribbean citizens are reflexively heading online to do their everyday essentials. In order to keep pace with that digital predilection, the modest...

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