On 2 Feb 2011 we met with Dr. Victor Besliu, Chairman of the of Automation
and Information Technology faculty at Moldova Technical University. Dr.
Besliu is a graduate of the Moscow Technical University, and has many strong
ideas and recommendations for how Moldova can make students and graduates
more competitive not only in the Moldova ICT community, but also the global
The interview was conducted mainly in Romanian language, with translation
done by Ion Stanciu. You can listen to the entire audio recording of the
interview in Romanian HERE.
Main topics discussed during the interview included;
1. His opinions on Moldova’s eReadiness
He conducted extensive research on the topic during 2005 and 2009 Moldova
still has only a couple of universities with curriculum focusing on ICT
(information and communications technologies) Moldova Technical University ... (more)
The SMS message was desperate. AJ sent the plea "If I have to see one more
picture of a cloud in a PPT I might lose it…" After two days of
presentations at the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference and Expo,
where companies tried to bring the audience up to an Intro to Clouds 101
level, some attendees were grasping for new ideas, new information, new
reasons why companies should release their IT models currently based on
strict FUD-Factor (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) compliance, to the new
generation of cloud computing.
The "same slides, different day" approach was star... (more)
Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer
The Cloud Computing Conference and Expo in Santa Clara has come to an end,
leaving a fair share of opinion, skepticism, and robust discussion for the
period of incubation leading up to the next conference. Many companies have
adopted "Cloud-something or other" as their new name, and are aggressively
bringing their products to market. We observed exhibitors displaying cloud
network management software, cloud email and SMS messaging, cloud security -
basically cloud everything.
According to the conference organizer (SYS-CON's Jeremy Geelan), the
Wireless Technology on Ulitzer
It was a clear, very beautiful morning in Sydney. Mike brought the Pitts
biplane up to about 4,500ft, and you could literally reach out and touch the
mountains from the open cockpit and passenger seat.
I came close to better appreciating the words of the classic poem that is
understood by pilots, and very few others.
Here it is in full:
Mike Lagunowitsch, the pilot, a friend, and former colleague at Sprint
Australia and Sprint China, is one of the few people I know who can really
step away from the job, and escape into complete indulgence in life. Then... (more)
The headlines say it all… "Further commitment needed to break negotiation
deadlock." The rich nations vs. the poor nations. Industrialists vs.
environmentalists. And at the end of the day, looking out over the Pacific
Ocean towards Catalina Island from Long Beach, the dense brown sludge of
polluted air is a constant reminder we are dumping horrifying amounts of
human waste into the oceans and air.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says "world policymakers do not
have to choose between a clean environment and economic growth."
Schwarzenegger believes people worried about ... (more)