The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is now pushing for service providers to make use of Jamaica's Internet exchange point (IXP) following the installation of a switching station in September, a development that director Leighton Hamilton says will cut local server hosting costs and reduce Internet charges. 9104
The designers of a mobile crime alert application (app), which was soft-launched on the Android smartphone operating system in September, say they plan to earn from regional university campuses. So far, at least 1,000 users in Jamaica have downloaded the CrimeBot app, creating a small group of citizens conversing on an issue that has been plaguing the country for decades. 9101
WHILE THOUSANDS of individuals graduate from various secondary and tertiary institutions annually with no job prospects, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Phillip Paulwell has said information communication technology (ICT) is the best solution for unemployment. 9078
Parents will be required to absorb the cost of tablet computers after the 30,000 devices now being distributed free to 30 schools islandwide under the $1.4 billion Schools Tablet Computer Programme pilot, has ended. "We recognise that this project is very costly and when you think about the pilot only being able to deal with approximately 30,000 tablets and we have about 600,000 students we have to find a way to enable the full roll-out of the project for the entire country and to minimise the cost," Minister of Science and Technology Phillip Paulwell said. 9012
To establish almost any business takes, among other things, hard work, dedication and sacrifice. Globally, well over 90% of businesses are classified as micro-enterprises, that is having less 10 employees, and in many instances, they comprise just the business owner. A recent survey conducted by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) revealed that the incorporation of ICT/technology was “an area of major need” for Jamaica’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) (Source: Jamaica Gleaner). 8968
TECH NEWS- Jamaica is expected to benefit significantly from an Internet exchange point facility, which the ministry of science, technology, energy and mining expects to have in place by August. The IXP enables Internet traffic-routing within the country where the provision exists, instead of through external providers, as currently is the case with Jamaica. 8754
Julian Robinson, State Minister in Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining spoke to the Tech Community at Kingston BETA, October 4th, 2012. This is his slide deck. He was very well received and gave the community alot of think about, question, position for and be happy about.( video coming)
Just this week I was wondering when I was going to see a wave of great use of the Internet and it's tools ( blogs especially) by Caribbean people to add something fresh, to solve local and regional problems, to fill some gaps other than the overdone and not yet done very well, entertainment sector. Then I saw this Facebook link by blogger Annie Paul on Jamaicafiles.com which describes itself as "A new dimension in current affairs analysis! " As we've already started the run up to constitutionally due Jamaican Elections next year August/September, I do hope that his is an equally offending blog and not another Fox News Online type of platform. I'll review in 90 days and let you all know. In the mean time. Keep your eyes on it.
Glad we did a screen grab a few weeks ago so IF, or maybe when Digicel/Claro deal is cemented and The Government of Jamaica okays what will in essence be another monopoly we have evidence of increased prices and changes in packages. That said we went to the site today and got this message. Is this a signal of what is inevitable? Where did Claro Jamaica's Website Go?' Updated: 7:37pm: The site is back up now.
The Next Jamaica Pegasus Tweet up is this Friday, February 11th, 2011 dubbed "Tweetheart" and yes if you're reading this with your mouth wide open because you forgot to sign up. It's sorta late. The First 200 invites went within minutes and the new issues of 50 invites each are all gone. For those of you who attended the last one check the video, you may be in it. Here's What to Expect and a Few Tips for Making it Memorable and Meaningful by Jamaica Pegasus 4376