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Bill St. Arnaud is a R&E Network and Green IT consultant who works with clients on a variety of subjects such as the next generation research and education and Internet networks. He also works with clients to develop practical solutions to reduce GHG emissions such as free broadband and dynamiccharging of eVehicles (See http://green-broadband.blogspot.com/) . For more about me please see http://goo.gl/pOpwBView my complete profile

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Internet 2 project to broker commercial cloud services to universities

[Here is an excellent presentation by Steve Wallace on an Internet 2 pilot project to broker commercial and private cloud services to universities.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Great example of commercial cloud for research - research data lifcycle management as a service

[Here is another great example of how the research community can leverage commercial cloud services to develop pressing solutions for the preservation, archiving and provenance of scientific data.

Should funding councils mandate the use of commercial clouds re: - white house announcement

[The recent press release from the White House Office Science Technology Policy highlghts an important and growing trend in research and science around the world.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wifi - the cell network for the rest of us

[Universities around the world continue to face a financial crunch as governments slash funding  in order to restrain huge debt loads.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The network as a service - why bandwidth on demand is not enough

[Inder Monga, Guy Roberts and Tomohiro Kudoh recently gave an excellent presentation at the Terena conference on abstracting network functionalities as services

Monday, July 4, 2011

How collaboration works or does not work on the Internet - Open Science

[Great TED video on open science and what kinds of open collaboration work - BSA]

Open Science on the Internet

How can the Internet help spread scientific discoveries?