No Cloud, No Rain: Cloud Computing Critical To Region’s Digital Economy

Bevil Wooding, IWSM IXP Panel

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 digital architects of the region’s digital future are actively

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 Internet-connected devices is simple enough, if you

ICANN 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) to build the capacity of the region’s technical community. ICANN coordinates the Internet’s system of unique

CaribNOG 11 kicks off in Jamaica

Regional Tech Community Gathers in Montego Bay Anyone interested in the development of the Internet in Caribbean may have already heard of CaribNOG, the Caribbean Network Operators Group. Over the past decade, this volunteer-based community of computer engineers has grown into a formidable influencer in the regional technology arena. Today, its

US$235,000 in LACNIC FRIDA funding available for Caribbean innovators

For Caribbean innovators, funding makes a world of difference. Regional entrepreneurs know that access to financing can differentiate a profitable business venture from hundreds of other similar ideas that simply never made it. A programme from the Internet Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACNIC) is bringing that much-needed resource to the

LACNIC, CaribNOG partner for regional technology development

The concept that Caribbean minds are best placed to solve Caribbean problems is hardly novel. But the idea is drawing new life from an unlikely source. The Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) is an independent, volunteer-based community of network operators, telecommunications regulators, Internet service providers, special interest groups, government representatives and academics who come together regularly

Jamaica to host CaribNOG regional technology conference

BELIZE CITY, Belize—Montego Bay, Jamaica will host the next regional gathering of the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) from April 19 to 24, 2016. Stephen Lee, Programme Director of CaribNOG, made the announcement at its tenth regional meeting in Belize City. “Jamaica is the perfect location for CaribNOG 11 because of its