Saturday, January 31, 2015

Netiquette IQ Blog Of The Day - Equal Internet And Equal Education - They Are Interrelated


One of my goals as an author, blogger and radio host is to put out the message that Netiquette can equalize and close the the income, education and demographic gaps throughout the world. This can become mainfest in a short segment of time with the dedication and modest resources.

Clearly one of the keys is to provide free and open Broadband access. The article below touches on a few topics along this line. All of us can assist in some ways to bring these benefits to a realization.

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Lydia Dobyns 
President and CEO, New Tech Network
Huffingtonpost.com 1/30/2015
In his 2015 State of the Union (SOTU) speech, President Obama said, "My only agenda for the next two years is the same as the one I've had since the day I swore an oath on the steps of this Capital -- to do what I believe is best for America." 
What on earth makes us believe there is a reason to "hope" let alone "believe" that in his last years as President, with both houses controlled by the opposite party, the President will be able to see some of his most innovative programs pass through Congress, especially education initiatives?
Obama said:
By the end of this decade, two in three job openings will require some higher education...And yet, we still live in a country where too many bright, striving Americans are priced out of the education they need. That's why I am sending this Congress a bold new plan to lower the cost of community college to zero. Forty percent of our college students choose community college. Two years of college becomes as free and universal in America as high school is today.
Last week, I wrote about the President's Community College proposal (free community college) and asked where the estimated $60B in federal funds for this program will come from.
The President has proposed free community college for students who maintain C+ grades AND make consistent progress towards graduation. I reiterate these questions -- why do we think more under-represented students will enroll and persist in college when tuition is only a portion of the cost of a college education? Could we use this to launch a meaningful policy-centric discourse around the factors that currently impede or prevent students who want to attend college from pursuing this path? How do we know that high school is truly preparing students for college? How are community and four-year colleges ensuring that undergraduate programs are relevant to employers?
The bottom line here: What needs to change so that we ensure all children have access to a quality K-12 education? And what more can be done to make the value of a high school and college diploma relevant and meaningful in today's economy?
Obama's SOTU speech also included mentions of a "free and open Internet" and said, "extending its reach to every classroom, and every community..."
The lack of broadband access for all students is a significant challenge in the United States, and a piece of the "equal access" equation. The promise of equal access to quality public education in 2015 means equal access to high-speed Internet with easy and persistent access to web-based learning resources for students and teachers.
While Internet and technology access by themselves are not silver bullets, the absence of these critical resources are real "barriers to entry" for students around the country. This is especially true for rural communities where students do not have the opportunity to travel or experience diverse cultures. Broadband access allows students to go beyond the classroom and outside borders of their communities. With high-speed Internet, these schools can provide access to resources that give all students a chance to connect to others, to dream, to learn and to imagine.
While we tend to focus on the access issue as critical for students, let's remember that the adults who work tirelessly to facilitate learning for our children also need to be supported with access to technology paths  -- to learn and dream for themselves  -- so they can model what a lifelong love of learning looks like. Maybe our elected politicians could use a little lesson in learning how to learn?
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 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  Additionally, I provide content for an online newsletter via paper.li. I have also established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and Yahoo.  I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. Further, I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and have been a contributor to numerous blogs and publications. 

Lastly, I am the founder and president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a company that provides “best of breed” products for network, security and system management and services. Tabula Rosa has a new blog and Twitter site which offers great IT product information for virtually anyone.
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Netiquette IQ Technical Term of The Day 802.11u


From whatis.com

802.11u
802.11u is an amendment to the IEEE 802.11 WLAN standards. The 802.11u specification, which was ratified by the IEEE in February 2011, facilitates interworking with external networks by allowing Wi-Fi client devices to learn more about a network before deciding to join it. Network discovery and selection is facilitated by the Access Network Query Protocol (ANQP), which comprises elements defining the services offered by an access point.

An 802.11u-capable device can take advantage of Hot Spot 2.0. Hotspot 2.0, also called Passpoint or Wi-Fi 2.0, was developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wireless Broadband Association to enable the seamless handoff of traffic between cellular and Wi-Fi networks. If a subscriber is in range of at least one Wi-Fi network, the device will automatically select a network and connect to it. 

Notable features of 802.11u include the transmission of pre-connection information to prospective users that defines the type of network offered (private, free public, chargeable public, emergency, etc.) as well as the venue type (educational, residential, business, vehicular, etc.). Other benefits include an enhanced data transfer rate (DTR) and service on demand.
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In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” will be published soon follow by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  Additionally, I provide content for an online newsletter via paper.li. I have also established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and Yahoo.  I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. Further, I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and have been a contributor to numerous blogs and publications. 

Lastly, I am the founder and president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a company that provides “best of breed” products for network, security and system management and services. Tabula Rosa has a new blog and Twitter site which offers great IT product information for virtually anyone.
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Friday, January 30, 2015

Netiquette IQ Blog Of The Day - Net Neutrality - What Does It Really Mean for the Future of the Internet?




 The practice of Internet Neutrality is still in question...and still in jeopardy. I will continuing to publish blogs about this as long as this problem exists. It is the responsibility of all netizens to follow these developments and do all they can to maintain a free access Internet. It is in everybody's interest to do so. Below is yet another article which speaks to this point.
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 Net Neutrality; What Does It Really Mean for the Future of the Internet? 
·         January 28, 2015 dataeconomy.com
·         Written by: Anuradha Santhanam
 
Net Neutrality discusses the openness of the internet; the fact that all internet access should be equal, neutral irrespective of service. All data should be equally accessible across users, speeds remain unregulated and throttled, and among other things, all services be equally accessible across and within networks. This, however, is not the case in several countries across the world. Service providers intend to, and in many cases, have effectively divided the internet into ‘fast’ and ‘slow’ lanes: structuring customers’ speeds and access in line with the amount they pay ISPs.
In the United States of America, Comcast has been in the news for its repeated violations of the principles of Net Neutrality. The USA’s Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order promoted and sought to enforce the principles and ideals of net neutrality on Internet Service 

Providers, who could not be permitted to charge selectively for services and provide selected access.
Comcast, which is looking to acquire cable content provider Time-Warner, could potentially become both content creator and provider. It charges content provider Netflix high fees in order for consumers to access the service via Comcast’s network at speeds acceptable to consumers.
It is hoping (as of January 2015) to convince the FCC to create a net neutrality exemption allowing it to still charge Netflix.
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said earlier this month that he will move to protect Net Neutrality by reclassifying Internet-access service under Title II of the Communications Act. This would mean it would mean internet service would be classified as “telecommunications service,” subject to tighter regulation, a change from its earlier status as a lightly regulated “information service.”, a necessity to promote the open, fair architecture of the internet and ensure it is not compromised.
The absence of net neutrality has serious ramifications; these may be economic, they may be technological, they may be related to personal freedoms.
Should a firm like Comcast, [which also owns NBC and is acquiring Time Warner] gain an absolute monopoly from its current existence as part of an oligopoly, it spells several problems.
First, this would make a firm that is content provider, creator and distributor at the helm of being able to grant selective access to this content to its consumers, at any price it saw fit.  Other content providers [such as Netflix] are already being charged in order for their services to be provided to a certain standard, while content provided by firms under Comcast’s wing are available at this standard at no cost, ultimately only benefitting the firm and shutting out external activity.
Providing unequal, discriminatory access to the internet can ultimately reduce participation on the web, leading to a form of stifling; those who cannot pay for better access to the internet must simply be content with not having their voices heard as loudly; several studies have shown dwindling internet use at lower speeds.
In addition, ISPs may then subsequently choose to completely block certain services at their own discretion, leaving consumers few to no options, especially in places where certain providers are the only way for consumers to access the internet, which is no longer a luxury, but a utility in this technological day and age.   Several ISPs have, in the past, intentionally slowed down peering or P2P communication and sharing.
This violates the very foundations of the internet as a structure that permits equal access, free speech and the uninhibited sharing of information. If unchecked, all of the above could become an even more stark reality sooner rather than later, and this is why the fight for net neutrality is all-important.
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In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” will be published soon follow by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  Additionally, I provide content for an online newsletter via paper.li. I have also established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and Yahoo.  I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. Further, I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and have been a contributor to numerous blogs and publications. 

Lastly, I am the founder and president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a company that provides “best of breed” products for network, security and system management and services. Tabula Rosa has a new blog and Twitter site which offers great IT product information for virtually anyone.
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Netiquette IQ Technical Term Of The Day - Cloud Robotics

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Cloud robotics From whatis.com
Cloud robotics is the use of remote computing resources to enable greater memory, computational power, collective learning and interconnectivity for robotics applications.
Cloud robotics expands a robot's capabilities beyond its physical housing and limited onboard computation, memory and software. When computational or storage demands exceed on-board capacity, they are simply offloaded to the cloud, where the massive resources of a datacenter can supplement the robot's limited local resources. 

Cloud robotics also represents a significant advance for robot learning. Instead of having to use its own resources to solve a problem, a robot can simply download the information it needs from a shared library. A shared cloud infrastructure can also help robots coordinate work and be more efficient. The collaborative effort of 15 robots learning different parts of the same complex task, for example, might take minutes instead of hours. 

An important goal of cloud robotics is to create smarter, lighter and less expensive robots. The challenge of cloud robotics is to optimize cloud use for tasks that don't require real-time execution. A robot's motion control, which relies heavily on sensor data, requires local resources to be executed in real time. That same robot's object recognition capability, on the other hand, is well-suited for the cloud. With a Wi-Fi connection to cloud-based resources, the robot can access a vast library of known objects to identify things in its environment. 

Google's self-driving cars are often pointed out as an example of how the cloud can benefit robotics. An autonomous car not only accesses information from the cloud to validate the vehicle's location, it also gathers information about road and traffic conditions and sends that information back to the cloud.
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**Important note** - contact our sister company for very powerful solutions for IP management (IPv4 and IPv6, security, firewall and APT solutions:

www.tabularosa.net

In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” will be published soon follow by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  Additionally, I provide content for an online newsletter via paper.li. I have also established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and Yahoo.  I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. Further, I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and have been a contributor to numerous blogs and publications.
Lastly, I am the founder and president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a company that provides “best of breed” products for network, security and system management and services. Tabula Rosa has a new blog and Twitter site which offers great IT product information for virtually anyone.
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