Show Notes For January 24, 2015
Survey Finds CIOs Eager To Spend On Security, IT Services
Security ranked as the highest priority for the second year in a row, according to the company’s fourth annual survey, which reached 112 CIOs.
Three-quarters of CIOs surveyed said they expect to increase spending onsecurity in 2015 with network firewall and endpoint security cited as the top twosegments expected to see an increase, the survey found.
There is a tremendous growth opportunity for security vendors in 2015, with networking security continuing to gain much of the spending activity, said Andrew Nowinski, a vice president and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray.
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: “The Internet Will Disappear”
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Thursday predicted the end of theInternet as we know it.
“I will answer very simply that the Internet will disappear,” Schmidt said.
Asked about his recent trip to North Korea, Schmidt said the country has manyInternet connections through data phones, but there is no roaming and webusage is “Heavily supervised.” Schmidt said “It’s very much surveillance of use,”which he said was not good for the country and others.
Currently, only 40 percent of people have Internet access, the Facebook COOsaid, adding that any growth in reach helps extend people’s voice and increaseeconomic opportunity.
“Imagine what we can do” once the world gets to 50 percent, 60 percent andmore in terms of Internet penetration.
During another technology panel at the World Economic Forum on Thursday,Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries and others answeredquestions on the need to regulate privacy standards on the Internet and fortech companies following the Snowden case, the Sony hack and the like.
“Some countries may build their own Internets” and “Balkanize” the web, hewarned.
Former NASA Educator Common Core Science Standards: Short on
Science, Long on Errors and Indoctrination
Wyoming’s Jim Nations has had quite a bit to say about that, and has now produced a written critical analysis that illustrates what he’s been trying to help parents and educators in our state understand…that there are clear scientific and ethical flaws with the NGSS that call these standards into serious question. in Space Studies, covering space STEM topics as well as policy, legal, commercial, and military operations in the space environment.
He served at the Johnson Space Center and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory supporting shuttle and unmanned missions including Voyager I and II, Galileo at Jupiter, the Mars Observer and Magellan at Venus. They include energy, transportation and space exploration education projects, work in public relations with the Wyoming Department of Transportation, and volunteer work such as NASA Solar System Ambassador, Wyoming robotics competitions for Skills USA Wyoming, and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). This element has been sorely lacking, and Mr. Nations’ analysis will lend a valuable perspective as we all try to move forward in adopting new Wyoming science standards.