Disruptive Technology

With this series I don’t set out to be the bearer of novel solutions or brilliant ideas but just to spark conversations and thinking that could potentially lead to solutions, ideas and ways forward to potentially get these issues addressed. We have to be Progressive and Adaptive vs Conservative and Responsive. In a society where […]

Geezam! Barcelona Declaring Independence from Proprietary software

Just when I thought that the Catalonia referendum would have been the only surprise happening in Spain, the city of Barcelona is on a path to full technological independence. The mission has been dubbed the “full technological sovereignty” of Barcelona. According to Zdnet.com, they will be performing a full migration from proprietary to open source […]

Secure NIDS or else …

For the government, cybersecurity isn’t only a challenge—it’s a big obstacle to long-awaited digital transformation. Plus, the stakes are sky-high: Hacking public-sector information might imperil national security as well as citizens’ trust. Is our government up to the task? July 2015 – “The Office of Personnel Management in the US government said hackers stole “sensitive […]

Securing Jamaica’s National Identification System with Blockchain Technology

Government organizations across the globe are exploring the use of blockchain technology to improve operations. The ability to record transactions on distributed ledgers offers new approaches for governments to improve transparency, prevent fraud and establish trust. According to a recent survey conducted by IBM and the Economic Intelligence Unit, government interest in blockchain is high: […]

Reference: Expensive accounting software may be replaced with open source alternatives.

Tertiary Institutions in Jamaica should use more Open Source

Hi, welcome to another post in the series where I’m preaching the gospel of Open Source Software (OSS) to my fellow Jamaicans and today the focus is on Tertiary education. Tertiary institutions across the globe have been utilising Open Source to drive research and innovation. I believe that our local tertiary institutions should follow suit […]

It’s been 5 years since Cliff-Twang exclaimed: “Nobody Canna Cross It”

Believe it or not, it’s now 5 years to the day that DJ Powa produced and shared a Youtube video that has cemented its place in Jamaica’s social media folklore. Titled “Nobody Canna Cross It – Twanging (Refix Video) – DJ Powa”; the video created a social media firestorm that made short-lived stars out of […]

Samsung Galaxy S7 First Impressions

The Samsung Galaxy has received its yearly update. Samsung’s flagship device from one of the world’s biggest mobile phone maker is definitely an improvement on its predecessor the Samsung Galaxy S6. I have been taking the Samsung Galaxy S7 for a spin as my primary mobile device for the last few days and my first […]