SMBE – Running on Open Source Software

Welcome to another post in the series, where I’ll be expressing my views on open source technology and the benefits to Jamaica. This is the second write-up and I’ll be showing how open source software benefits the business sector. If you missed the first post please feel free to catch up. The economics and social benefits […]

The Realities of The Jamaican Job Market From a Tech Point Of View

Most young Jamaicans; university and college graduates, have become locked into the vicious failed cycle that is the Jamaican job market. There are very few options available with little prospects of creating your own job even if you develop a product that fills a niche and has attracted attention from potential customers. Why is this […]

Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO – Fourteen years of Innovation with an “I”

An era has ended with the resignation of Apple CEO Steven Paul Jobs. Tim Cook, the Vice President, is now the CEO, with Steve Jobs stepping into the background as Chairman of the Apple Board much as had occurred when Bill Gates stepped down as Microsoft CEO and became Microsoft Chairman. His fourteen (14) years reign […]

Seagate – Samsung Swap Hard-Drive Assets – Profitable Cloudy Horizon

Since the recent consolidation of Seagate Technology PLC and Samsung Electronics Co. in a deal worth US$1.375 billion pieces of silver on Tuesday April 19th 2011AD, my thoughts have run the gamut of the imaginative. This of course, settled quite nicely, on comparisons of course to another similar consolidation. The deal gives Samsung Electronics Co a […]

Jamaica’s 100MBps Internet Silver Lining – Tele-commuting Workplace is coming

Every cloud has a silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint Don Marquis, Certain Maxims of Archie In my article “Social Network Prostitution: FOMO drives Millennials to “Inboxing”” I explored the Dark Side of the 23.9% lack of interest of the use of the Internet for Entrepreneurial […]

ICT Policy Conference Organized by UWI Mona School of Business

Despite stories within the local and international media that seem to paint Jamaica’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector in a bad light, there are great things happening within the industry – some being powered by Grassroots Communities such as Slashroots, ICT4D Jamaica, the Jamaica Design Association, and Kingston Beta; while others are being powered by […]

Twitter may offer Businesses Facebook-style Branded Pages

It is no secret that one of Twitter’s main goals of late is to try find ways to generate money. The San Fransisco based social networking and microblogging service which recently celebrated it’s fifth birthday has been mulling over various ideas with the latest being reported by marketingmagazine.co.uk to offering businesses Facebook-style branded pages. It […]