Strategy and Innovation

WebFoundation:  I Invented the World Wide Web. Here’s How We Can Fix It. – https://webfoundation.org/2019/12/i-invented-the-world-wide-web-heres-how-we-can-fix-it/

NetworkWorld:  IoT in 2020:  The awkward teenage years – https://www.networkworld.com/article/3453643/iot-in-2020-the-awkward-teenage-years.html

ITWorldCanada:  The 12 biggest tech acquisitions of all time – https://www.itworldcanada.com/slideshow/updated-top-11-biggest-tech-acquisitions-of-all-time

 

Networking

NetworkWorld:  What is edge computing and why it matters – https://www.networkworld.com/article/3224893/what-is-edge-computing-and-how-it-s-changing-the-network.html

 

Internet Security and Privacy

Bruce Schneier:  Scaring People into Supporting Backdoors – https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2019/12/scaring_people_.html

ITWorldCanada:  Cybersecurity in Canada 2019: It was an ‘awesome’ year for attackers – https://www.itworldcanada.com/?p=425514

 

Policy and Regulation

EFF:  to ICANN:  Stop .ORG Domain Registry Sale To Private Equity Firm – https://www.eff.org/press/releases/eff-icann-stop-org-domain-registry-sale-private-equity-firm

OpenMedia:  Smaller Internet providers are dropping their prices and you can thank the CRTC for it – https://openmedia.org/en/smaller-internet-providers-are-dropping-their-prices-and-you-can-thank-crtc-it

Slashdot:  Brookline Votes To Ban Face Surveillance – https://yro.slashdot.org/story/19/12/20/2210242/brookline-votes-to-ban-face-surveillance

EFF:  Protecting the Legal Foundation of the Internet: 2019 in Review – https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/12/protecting-legal-foundation-internet-2019-review

Open Source Tech

El Reg:  LibreOffice 6.4 nearly done as open-source office software project prepares for 10th anniversary – https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/24/libreoffice_64_nearly_done_as_project_prepares_for_10th_anniversary/

 

Unified Communications – VoIP

Wickr:  The Benefits of Using Wickr for Secure Data Sharing – https://wickr.com/the-benefits-of-using-wickr-for-secure-data-sharing/

El Reg:  What’s that? Encryption’s OK now? UK politicos Brexit from Whatsapp to Signal – https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/20/uk_conservatives_brexit_from_whatsapp_to_signal/

 

Data Centre and Hosting

ComputerWeekly:  Top 10 datacentre stories of 2019 – https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252475322/Top-10-datacentre-stories-of-2019

 

Cloud Computing

ComputerWeekly:  In it to win it: Should AWS consider building out its SaaS play? – https://www.computerweekly.com/feature/In-it-to-win-it-Should-AWS-consider-building-out-its-SaaS-play

AWS: Outposts Now Available – https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-outposts-now-available-order-your-racks-today/

 

Telecom and Carrier

APNIC:  Down the black hole: Dismantling operational practices of BGP blackholing at IXPs – https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/18/down-the-black-hole-dismantling-operational-practices-of-bgp-blackholing-at-ixps/

CANARIE:  Government of Canada invests $137M in CANARIE to renew its mandate for 2020-2024 – https://www.canarie.ca/goc-invests-137m-in-canarie-to-renew-its-mandate/

 

Resort and Hospitality Tech

The Connected Trip: A Sensible but Perhaps Perilous Obsession – https://hospitalitytech.com/connected-trip-sensible-perhaps-perilous-obsession

Why HSIA is Imperative for Enhancing the Hotel Guest Experience – https://hoteltechnologynews.com/2019/12/why-hsia-is-imperative-for-enhancing-the-hotel-guest-experience

Banff Lodging Company Centralizes Call Center Operations and Revenue Management with Maestro PMS Suite – https://hoteltechnologynews.com/2019/11/banff-lodging-company-centralizes-call-center-operations-and-revenue-management-with-maestro-pms-suite/