Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Happy Internet Day: 25 Years Ago Today The World Wide Web Began!

 
 


On this day back in 1991, a British researcher working in Switzerland suddenly opened a little thing called the World Wide Web to the public. And now, 25 years later, it’s safe to say that the WWW has changed just about every aspect of our lives — for better and for worse.

The child of Tim Berners-Lee, who was then working at CERN, it has had an impact so profound and complicated that it’s difficult to even know how to make sense of it all. For some entrepreneurs, it has created vast wealth. It has toppled industries and given rise to others. It has created unprecedented power to publish and bolstered free speech, even as it has coarsened public dialogue and allowed hate groups to organize. But one thing we can marvel at today is its sheer size.

Consider:
There are 1.07 billion websites, though an estimated 75 percent are not active, according to Internet Live Stats. The are 4.73 billion webpages. And while the internet is more than just the World Wide Web, it’s worth noting that there are 3.4 billion people on the internet.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Cogent Communications Your Internet Choice Provider!



Cogent is a multinational Tier 1 Internet Service Provider consistently ranked as one of the top five networks in the world. Our primary service offering consists of Internet access and data transport, offered over our award-winning fiber optic, IP data-only network, along with colocation in any of our 51 Internet data centers. We service two customer segments: "Corporate" (small businesses to Fortune 100 companies) and "NetCentric" (Carriers / Service Providers and Application / Content Providers, whose businesses rely primarily on Internet access).

Cogent's optical IP network is one of the largest of its kind, with direct IP connectivity to more than 5,615 AS (Autonomous System) networks around the world and over 75,500 Gbps internetworking capacity. Cogent's network is IPv6 and MPLS enabled, providing state-of-the-art solutions for businesses. Being a facilities-based carrier, Cogent takes advantage of full end-to-end control over its transport and routing technology to provide reliable and scalable service.

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Cogent's network stretches over 190 markets throughout 41 countries in North America, Europe and Asia, with over 56,100 route miles of long-haul fiber and over 28,300 miles of metropolitan fiber. Cogent Data Centers Cogent owns and operates 51 data centers in North America and Europe. Service Locations Cogent has over 2,250 strategically located points of presence throughout North America, Europe and Asia.




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Friday, July 29, 2016

Rio 2016: 16 Fun Facts About This Year's Olympics



The Olympic Games Rio 2016 is about to begin with much anticipation. I think we all can agree that no one really knows how this will play out with so much on the line. I just hope for the sake of the athletes/visitors that they have turned a corner in their planning and this is a huge success.

Let's take a look at 16 Fun Facts you may not know about!


1 - Rio 2016 will be the first time in Olympic history that a South American country has hosted the Games. The city won its bid in 2009, beating out Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo.
2 - The torch relay will begin on April 21 in the Games' birthplace — Olympia in Greece — before traveling across Brazil for more than 90 days and finishing in Rio on August
3 - The opening and closing ceremonies will be held in Rio's MaracanĂ£ Stadium, which boasts the world record for the most fans ever to attend a soccer game. Although its current capacity is around 78,000, the stadium squeezed in at least 173,000 fans during the 1950 World Cup final. MaracanĂ£ hosted the World Cup final again in 2014.
4 - Around 10,500 athletes from 206 countries are expected to take part in 17 days of the Olympiad, competing across 306 events.
5 - The competition will take place in four different areas: Copacabana, whose world-famous beach will host beach volleyball; Barra, home to the Olympic Park; Deodoro, for aquatics, BMX, and equestrian centers; and MaracanĂ£, which features two large stadiums.
6 - Rugby Sevens makes its debut at the Rio Games, with both the U.S. women's and men's teams considered to be medal contenders. The seven-a-side variant of rugby lasts only 15 minutes per game. The U.S. is a defending rugby champion, of sorts, having won the gold medal in the 15-person version of the game the last time it featured at the Olympics — in 1924.
7 - Golf will return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to reinstate the sport, which previously was played in the 1900 and 1904 Games. The 18 holes in Rio were designed by American golf-course architect Gil Hanse, who is based in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
8 - The Rio games will be the first to feature Olympians born in the year 2000. Rules state that all competitors must have been been born before Jan. 1, 2003, but many sports have other age requirements for health and safety reasons. The youngest competitors are likely to be from diving and gymnastics.
9 - A team of athletes who have been forced to flee their countries will be allowed to compete for the first time. The (IOC) says five to 10 refugees are expected to qualify and compete under the Olympic flag.
10 - The mascot for 2016 is "Vinicius," a yellow and blue creature representing Brazilian wildlife. It resembles a cat or monkey that can fly and has the power to stretch its limbs and body. It is named after Bossa Nova musician Vinicius de Moraes, one of the writers of "The Girl From Ipanema." Rio 2016 organizers say they hope Vinicius will help them raise 1 billion reais ($398 million) in merchandising.
11 - There are 7.5 million tickets, with prices ranging from $40 for some swimming events to almost $3,000 for the best seats at the opening ceremony. Most popular events so far are soccer, basketball, volleyball and handball.
12 - Organizers say they will prepare 60,000 meals per day to feed the athletes. Brazilian staples like rice and black beans and barbecued meat will be accompanied by other local offerings, such as tapioca, pao de queijo (cheese bread) and acai (an Amazonian fruit and so-called superfood). Image: Handout shows the unnamed mascots of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games during their first appearance in Rio de Janeiro Rio 2016 Olympic mascot Vinicius, left, and Rio 2016 Paralympic mascot Tom. Alex Ferro / Brailian Olympic Committee via Reuters
13 - Rio 2016 is looking for 70,000 volunteers, the first 50,000 of whom have already been selected — mostly from Brazil. The U.S., U.K., Russia, and China comprise most of the other volunteers chosen so far.
14 - Around 85,000 soldiers and policemen will be deployed — the largest security force assembled at any event in Brazil's history and twice as large as the security presence for London 2012.
15 - Rio's taxi drivers, or "taxistas," are being given the chance to sign up for free online English lessons provided by the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee. Drivers are often the first point of contact for fans, and those who take the four-month course will mostly likely be swapping "oi!" for "hi!"
16 - Team USA took 556 athletes to the London 2012 Olympics, second only to the hosts, and is again expected to bring more athletes than all the other visiting nations in Rio. Qualifications are ongoing so the exact number of places is still up for grabs. The U.S. topped the medal table in 2012 with 46 golds and 104 overall — though one was later taken away — and is hoping to better the tally in the summer.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Colorado Telecom and Technology Directory, All The Top Companies To Prospect!




If You haven't checked out Colorado Technology Association yet, call them today! A great way to Network and learn about more companies in your own backyard.


Founded in 1994, the Colorado Technology Association is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the technology industry. Vision The Colorado Technology Association leads the network of companies and professionals fueling Colorado's economy, through technology.

Mission At the Colorado Technology Association, we:
•Lead an inclusive network that benefits our member community
•Advocate for a pro-business and technology-friendly climate
•Influence the development of a robust talent pipeline
•Lead initiatives to help companies grow


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Monday, June 27, 2016

CIO 100 Conference 2016



CIO is proud to recognize 100 organizations that have distinguished ... The full 2016 CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony agenda can be viewed here.

Top 25 Digital Transformation Award Winners Organizations are constantly looking for ways to improve efficiencies to grow competitive advantage. This two and a half day executive-level symposium focuses on how to develop, implement and capitalize on innovation, through keynotes, sessions, roundtables and briefings facilitated by IT and business experts and the CIO 100 honorees.

In addition, the CIO 100 Symposium takes time to recognize and celebrate the top 100 innovative companies of the year who have been identified by the CIO editorial team. These honorees are recognized during the CIO 100 Awards Ceremony and Gala, which is highly attended by honorees and executive conference participants.



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Monday, June 20, 2016

Satya Nadella and Jeff Weiner on Microsoft Acquiring LinkedIn



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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

How To Be Rich..In Life and in Sales!

Last week a reader of my Sunday Newsletter sent an email to ask a single question. That question was, “How do I become rich?” The word rich is used to describe people who have an abundance of money and material wealth. But just like there are multiple forms of intelligence, there are multiple forms of wealth, real wealth being something different from pecuniary wealth. Be

Healthy
Your health is a more important source of wealth than money. You would never trade your eyesight or your hearing for money. You wouldn’t trade your ability to walk and run and drive for money either. You wouldn’t give up the ability to pick up your children or grandchildren and hold them in your arms. Your health is an immeasurable form of wealth, even if you don’t recognize it as such. Be

Wealthy
Being loved and loving others is an immense form of wealth. The more people who truly love you, the richer you are. The number of people you love is another way to measure your real riches. When you die, your banker will not show up to your funeral, nor will your stock broker. Don’t look for these folks if you are ever sick or hospitalized either. You’re looking for the person who is going to sit next to you and hold your hand.

The greatest source of riches is love. Period. Full stop. If you have that, you have what you really need.

Be Wise
One way to measure your real wealth is to weigh your character. Who are you? What do you stand for? What do you fight for? How do you contribute? There are people who cannot sleep at night because they’ve betrayed themselves and others. There is no amount of money that can prevent them from being poor. Who you are matters much more than what you have. It always has, and it always will.

Be Grateful
The truth is that you can only be truly rich when you are truly grateful. And when you are truly grateful, you are already rich.

There is nothing wrong with wanting money and hustling to make as much as you believe you need to be happy. But there are more important things that bring you real wealth that must not be abandoned in pursuit of “being rich,” lest you gain the money and lose your real wealth. Last week a reader of my Sunday Newsletter sent me an email to ask me a single question. That question was, “How do I become rich?” The word rich is used to describe people who have an abundance of money and material wealth. But just like there are multiple forms of intelligence, there are multiple forms of wealth, real wealth being something different from pecuniary wealth.

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