Net access isn’t a right, says Google VP

January 9, 2012

Net access isn’t a right, says Google VP On ZDNet,  reports on why. “To use Cerf’s own example, it used to be that you needed a horse to make a living. But the related human right was the right to earn a living, not to own a horse. And it’s the same for the Internet: technology enables and enhances the right to free speech, but it’s just a tool towards that end,” he writes. What’s your opinion?

Who will be David to EMC’s external disk Goliath? On The Register, Chris Mellor explores the question. “It’s evident that, although NetApp is still growing, it is not at the same pace. Its growth has slowed over the most recent quarters and it has not broken clear of the pack in the same way as EMC has. Both NetApp and EMC face challenges in continuing to grow and take business away from the others,” he writes. What’s your opinion?

Report: Cloud skills hiring up 61 per cent from 2011 figures On Talkin’ Cloud, looks at the figures. “As you may expect, the No. 1 growth area in required cloud skills was computer programming and software engineering. Surprisingly, though, WANTED found that marketing managers, sales managers, customer service representatives and cargo and freight agents all are increasingly expected to have experience with cloud applications,” he writes. What’s your opinion?

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Harmeet Singh
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Harmeet reports on channel partner programs, new technologies and products and other issues relevant to Canada's channel community. She also contributes as a video journalist, providing content for the site's original streaming video. Harmeet is a graduate of the Carleton University School of Journalism.

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