NZCS Newsline: Draft CloudCode released, iPads, the Bechdel Test and ICANN vs NTIA

, posted: 19-Mar-2012 16:13

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Joy CottleDraft Cloud Computing Code of Practice released
Joy Cottle, CloudCode Facilitator

Six months ago the process kicked off to Develop a Code of Practice for Cloud Computing in NZ. NZCS was asked to facilitate the development on behalf of the broader industry and other stakeholders.
Since then more than 200 people have come together and contributed from various customer and market segments including government, private enterprise, finance, education and various authorities to help develop the Code of Practice. And now we're proud to release the draft CloudCode for consultation.

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Taku Waimarie Hoki!

Juha SaarinenA confession
Juha Saarinen, Newsline Editor

This is a terrible thing to admit, but I don't have an iPad. Not the 1, not the 2, nor the 3. I actually want one, but haven't got around to buying one because each time I ponder a purchase, it either seems too expensive or is sold out.
Luckily, I can borrow a version 2 every now and then, to test drive iPaddy software and other things. Reading Charles Arthur's review of the iPad 3 makes me want one a bit more than the earlier versions though.

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Paul BrislenTake the Bechdel Test
Paul Brislen, CEO, TUANZ

Here's a test for you: think of a movie - any movie. Are there two women in it? Probably not, but if you're in the minority and you've found a movie with two women in, do they ever talk to each other? Again, probably not but if they do, do they talk about anything other than the lead male character? Probably not.
Now, I watch a lot of movies. I love film, I love the story telling and I love the art direction in them. I love the very essence of film as a medium.

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Keith DavidsonWhat the NTIA decision on ICANN actually means
Keith Davidson, ICANN volunteer

Last week's decision by the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration or NTIA that the incumbent Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) doesn't meet its requirements of the functions to manage the DNS root zone file came as a surprise to many in the Internet industry.
What the NTIA decision actually means for ICANN in particular and the Internet in general has been debated around the Internet. Here is a local and personal view by Keith Davidson.

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NZ Sharepoint Conference coming up!
by Spotlight event

?The New Zealand SharePoint Event of the year, returns for a fourth year, promising again a combination of Powerful speakers and Extensive content. And NZCS members save $130 on registration.

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