St. Kitts and Nevis is one step closer in establishing an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) as Government continues to work with local and international partners to enhance self-reliance in the information technology sector.
Mr. Bevil Wooding
On a recent visit to St. Kitts, Bevil Wooding of the United States-based company Packet Clearing House (PCH) presented server computer equipment that will allow local users from different internet service providers to exchange information directly instead of having the traffic routed to the United States and then back to the Federation. Continue reading →
The Future of Business in the Caribbean – Pt 2 By Russell Williams
In an earlier piece I compared the business environment which exists in the Caribbean to that in more developed countries such as the UK and US. Among the key differences were the availability of adequate resources and functioning Business Support Organisations (BSO’s) such as the Small Business Administration service, Chambers of Commerce, Business Link, and charitable organisations such as the Prince’s Trust. Add to that the regular hosting of competitions to encourage the creation of businesses. Continue reading →
As I conclude this series of articles on why we in developing countries really must break the shackles of “consumerism” especially as it relates to technology and software by giving some examples.
The most important asset a commercial enterprise has is its customers! If you disagree try to run your business without them. A close second is the information that business has about those customers, what they purchase, the frequency, how much they owe and what could we get them to buy. Anyone who has even looked at a product on Amazon, can see how Amazon makes the data associated with not only purchases but also products viewed work for them. Continue reading →
CANTO based in Trinidad & Tobago will stage its 6th annual World Telecommunication and Information Society Day- Essay Competition under the theme: “Women and girls in ICT”. High school students from the ages of 15 to 18 are invited to write a 600 word essay exploring the current and future roles of women and girls in the ICT sector in their respective country and by extension the global community. Continue reading →