We've seen this headline "University Computers Hacked" before. Knowing the curiosity of university students it's bound to be tried. As this story unfolds we'll see the weak point(s) in this system: anything from a weak admin password to an unpatched vulnerability to social engineering.
Cloud Cost Savings: Open-source and Virtualization Savings also
With cloud computing, open-source software and virtualization, we all could save some money in our personal computing as well as government computing on all levels. Personal I use some cloud and open source only because they work so well from day one.
"An action plan to secure the UK's place at the forefront of innovation,
investment and quality in the digital and communications industries
will be developed by Stephen Carter, the first Minister for
Communications, Technology and Broadcasting. " Full Report
BBC, part of the report's subject, write(s):
The 86-page report sets out ambitious targets for the government to
make broadband ubiquitous across the UK, reform radio spectrum, and
sort out public broadcasting.
Some have been positive about its conclusions but opposition
politicians criticised the wide-ranging report, saying it was light on
"We're very disappointed," said Jeremy Hunt, shadow culture minister. [me: isn't that a great title "Shadow Culture Minister" that the U.S. and California are missing?]
"We thought the report was going to contain a strategy," he
said. "In France and Germany they are laying fibre, in Japan they
already have it. In Britain the average broadband speed is 3.6Mb so
what [Andy Burnham] is talking about is getting half the current
For the US consider the 2008 'Digital Future Report' from the Center for Digital Future at the University of Southern California.Now
in its seventh year, this report forms part of a longitudinal study on
the impact of computers, the Internet, and related technologies.