Open Source Search Solutions

Effective search is one of the most important applications on the Internet - just look at a company called Google to see what I mean. With the explosion of information available on the web alone, how do you quickly find what you are looking for? Then there is all of...

Expressing yourself creatively

Internet technology has provided musicians with fantastic tools to promote their music. For example, my son has just released a couple of his songs on the website reverbnation.com. He writes the songs himself and also sings them in the band, The Damned and the Dirty....

Education in Emerging Markets

Education is only just starting to boom in the emerging markets of the world and has a long, long way to go. Asia's rapidly growing middle class knows that education is the route to a good job with higher living standards. What is more, they are willing to pay for...

JC-J.COM Network Improvements

Happy New Year! Earlier this month, I changed the data centre that JC-J.IN operates from in Asia from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Singapore. The new data centre is operated by SingTel at their Comcentre Building, who say "SingTel EXPAN has one of the most extensive...

On-line teaching revolution spreads to UK

The emerging market of on-line teaching has been dominated by the US, but now a partnership of UK universities is launching a new project.  The following UK based universities are taking part - the Open University, King's College London, Bristol, Exeter, Warwick, East...

HTML5 Video

HTML5 video is the new open video standard. It enables web developers and users to escape the limitations of flash and other proprietary video formats. This is a big step forward, because there is now an open standard that is not controlled by any particular company,...

Do not forget your DNS. Get protected!

DNS is one of the most important and fundamental Internet technologies. Without DNS the Internet would not work correctly. DNS = Domain Name System. It is the Internet's directory of every domain name, enabling the rapid location of and communication with every...

Teachers Work For Free

The Huffington Post has reported that some teachers at Gwinnett County Schools, Georgia, USA are offering their services for free. Whilst this is admirable, does it not run the risk of devaluing a teachers time? Some authorities might think they can get away with...

Africa: The Importance of On-line Learning

I have just visited Africa (Tanzania, South Africa and Ghana) and seen for myself the immense challenges and opportunities presented by this vast continent. Internet connectivity is certainly a problem when you are out in the wilds of Tanzania. If you are able to...

Sustainability and e-learning

The Internet has certainly changed the world. It offers opportunities to empower individuals and communities. E-learning is probably one of the Internet's most important and promising areas for development. It is about bringing knowledge into the home and office. It...

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