World Internet Developer Summit – The First in Hong Kong
Date: March 6 – 7, 2012 (Tuesday & Wednesday)
Venue: Cyberport on March 6; Hong Kong Science Parks on March 7
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Internet Society Marks its 20-Year Anniversary
- Four ION Conferences each year to bring together network operators and leading industry experts
- Social media interactions to encourage year-round deployment discussions
- Speaking engagements at technical industry conferences and events around the globe
World IPv6 Launch Solidifies Global Support for New Internet Protocol
2011 SUMMARY OF EVENTS/ POLICIES/ PAPERS/ PRESS RELEASES
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|ISOC-HK MEDIA COVERAGE|
|Firms missing out on net names boom (South China Morning Post)Dec 7, 2011
ICANN says the huge increase in the number of endings from the present 21, including .com, .org and .biz to an almost unlimited range will start a new internet age. Read More香港商報：網址尾明年翻天覆地 (新通用頂級域名new gTLD簡介會後報導) (HKCD)
Dec 7, 2011
記者關據鈞報道：互聯網網址在明年初將出現重大變化！現時的.com, .net, .org等約22個通用頂級域名(gTLD)，即所謂的「網址尾」將會變成「無限」。香港互聯網協會會長莫乃光昨日更預言，無論是機構或個人，明年起將有「翻天覆地」的變化。 Read More
|IT NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS|
|Google rolls out IPv6 internal network (Byetech.com)Dec 13, 2011
In a project that has taken longer than company engineers anticipated, Google is rolling out IPv6 across its entire internal employee network.Google network engineer Irena Nikolova discussed the company-wide implementation at the Usenix Large Installation System Administration (LISA) conference, being held this week in Boston. There, she shared some lessons that other organizations might benefit from as they migrate their own networks to the next generation Internet Protocol. Read More
5 Major Changes Coming to the Internet in 2012 (Computer World Hong Kong)
Jan 5, 2012
2012 is poised to go down in Internet history as one of the most significant 12-month periods from both a technical and policy perspective since the late 1990s, when this network-of-networks stopped being a research project and became an engine of economic growth.
This year the Internet will face several milestones as it undergoes its biggest-ever technical upgrade, from Internet Protocol version 4 to version 6. In addition, key contracts that the US federal government controls for Internet infrastructure and operations are being re-bid. Taken together, these events could result in monumental changes in both who operates the Internet infrastructure as well as how these operations are handled: Read More
2012 IT spending forecast lower to 3.7 percent growth, says Gartner (Computer World Hong Kong)
Jan 9, 2012
Research firm Gartner announced last Thursday that it has lowered its 2012 IT spending forecast, with spending expected to rise only 3.7 percent, rather than the previous forecast of 4.6 percent growth.
“Faltering global economic growth, the eurozone crisis and the impact of Thailand’s floods on hard-disk drive (HDD) production have all taken their toll on the outlook for IT spending,” Gartner vice president Richard Gordon said in a statement.
Global IT spending in 2012 will now total US$3.8 trillion, Gartner said. Enterprise software, hardware, IT services and telecoms services and equipment will all see lower growth rates, it added. Read More
Jan 20, 2012
What is SOPA? SOPA is an acronym for the Stop Online Piracy Act. It’s a proposed bill that aims to crack down on copyright infringement by restricting access to sites that host or facilitate the trading of pirated content. Read More
Jan 26, 2012
Twitter is giving itself the right to withhold content in specific countries, while keeping that content available for the rest of the world, the company announced Thursday.
Until now, the only way for Twitter to censor content was to universally eliminate it from the site. This change means content deemed inappropriate by a specific government can be withheld locally, explains a blog post called “The Tweets Still Must Flow.” Read More
|UPCOMING EVENTS SUPPORTED BY ISOC HK|
|Get 36% Discount for Booth Rental @ the ICT Expo 2012 (HKTDC)As members of ISOC-HK, you are entitled up to 36% off for a booth at the ICT Expo 2012. Eligible exhibitors can also apply for the SME Export Marketing Fund and have 50% reimbursement from the HKSAR Trade & Industry Department.
If you are interested in a booth or would like to share a booth, please email [email protected]
Registration Deadline: Feb 17, 2012
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|Sign up to contribute to ISOC-HK’s special working groups. Your experiences and talents can greatly help drive the development of ISOC-HK’s initiatives. Areas of participation includes: graphical design, working groups for Internet Policies, IPv6, Internet Accessibility, Security & Privacy and more.Enrollment Form|