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IT Trends :: Thursday, November 30, 2006

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Interesting Google Initiatives Overseas

This take sees the Arab world as desperately in need of information technology and connectivity in order to tap the best future for its populations. Google CEO Dr. Eric Schmidt said the Information Technology industry could act as a great “enabler” in assisting the region better integrate with the global economy and help improve the quality of life in the region. We could buy that. Today, only 26 million out of a total population of 209 million use the Internet. That number is expected to increase to 50 million by 2009…

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Georgetown University Secure Network Delayed Until Spring

The delay is not due to institution of higher learning bureaucracy, but to an incompatibility in some Intel chips found in some recent laptops. Beth Ann Bergsmark, a director at Georgetown’s University Information Systems (UIS), said that problems with developing the new network arose during its testing process. Developers discovered a bug in the software of several new computer models, rendering these models incompatible with the new network. One option is for students with those laptops to buy new chips. That should work well…

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