Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#393363 - 11/22/10 02:56 PM Call for Caribbean 'Cloud Computing'
Marty Offline
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Caribbean region has an unprecedented opportunity to become a net producer of technology services and solutions, not just a technology consumer.

This is one of the main points of emphasis from Internet Strategist, Bevil Wooding, who presented on Cloud Computing at the 2nd Trinidad and Tobago Business and Innovation ICT Symposium. Cloud Computing is the term used to describe the increasingly popular trend whereby computing resources and services are owned and operated by remote third-party providers. In simple terms, it can be thought of as renting hardware and software services via the Internet.


Bevil Wooding, Chief Knowledge Officer, Congress WBN
However, Wooding highlighted the fact that ‘the cloud’ essentially means servers and infrastructure that physically exists in external jurisdictions, primarily in North America and Europe. He encouraged the audience to strongly consider the policy, privacy, security and technical issues and risks.

“Leaders in Government and Business must be aware of the inherent complications and risks that attend Cloud Computing. At the same time, we must recognize the tremendous opportunity the technology offers to create a ‘Caribbean Cloud’ that better serves our development goals and better fits our policy and compliance frameworks,” said Wooding, who is Caribbean Outreach Manager for international non-profit, Packet Clearing House (PCH).

He was part of a three-person panel together with Ric Telford, Vice President, IBM Cloud Services; and Alvaro Celis, General Manager, Multi Country Americas at Microsoft. The panel, which was moderated by Simon Aqui, CEO of IBM Trinidad and Tobago, was one of the plenary sessions on the final day of the ICT Symposium.

Addressing an audience that included academics, technology experts and top level business executives from the public and private sectors of various countries throughout the Caribbean, the Panel discussed the type of academic research, economic activity, technical considerations and legal framework required to enable the kind of technological development that would make it possible to have more high-quality technology services made available to the local market.

The ICT Symposium, hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Government’s Ministry of Public Administration, in partnership with the National Information and Communications Technology Company Limited (iGovTT) and the e-Business Roundtable, was part of the country’s ongoing mission to bring awareness to the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Innovation in developing existing businesses and encouraging the birth of new enterprises and opportunities.

The three-day conference programme, which took place in Port of Spain from November 14 to 16, delivered high-profile local and international speakers, including feature presentations by Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief of Wired magazine, and Dr Soumitra Dutta, a Professor of Business and Technology and faculty director of elab@INSEAD.

Top
#393565 - 11/26/10 01:58 PM Re: Call for Caribbean 'Cloud Computing' [Re: Marty]
James Pearce Offline
Not just clouds... I think Belize itself has a strong opportunity to offer IT & outsourcing services on top of them: US timezone, English-speaking, improving (!) telecoms.

What is missing to make Belize a miniature India in this respect?

Top

Links
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker
Chronicles

PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lil’ Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
December
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Who's Online
0 registered (), 37 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,676 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,064 Topics
462,323 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 07:16 PM




AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.