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Issue 6 • Date June 2008

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Microsoft Research [advertisement]

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  • Computer [masthead]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Article summaries

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  • Compsac [advertisement]

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  • Letters to the Editor

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  • The Theosophists' Bathroom

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):8 - 10
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    The story that takes India from the electrical infrastructure of 1966 to a modern infrastructure 40 years later is a parable for the free market. View full abstract»

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  • 32 & 16 Years Ago

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):11 - 12
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    Highlights new technologies being written about in Computer Magazine in 1976 and 1992. View full abstract»

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  • Developing Software Online With Platform-as-a-Service Technology

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):13 - 15
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    One of the hot topics in computer technology is software as a service, in which vendors host applications on the Internet and provide them via a browser to users, who perform and store their work online. Users thus don't have to worry about developing, hosting, updating, or maintaining applications or storing data. Several vendors have taken the SaaS concept a big step further and now offer platfo... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile WiMax: The Next Wireless Battle Ground

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):16 - 18
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    One of the newest technologies to join the fray is mobile WiMax, a version of traditional WiMax (worldwide interoperability for microwave access), which enables high-speed fixed wireless communications. Mobile WiMax proponents hope their approach will compete with cellular, Wi-Fi, and last-mile Internet-access technologies such as DSL and cable. The IEEE plans to adopt mobile WiMax 2.0, formally c... View full abstract»

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  • News Briefs

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  • Information and Communication Technologies for Development

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):22 - 25
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    ICTD has become a truly global undertaking, bringing together north and south, rich and poor, rural and urban, researcher and practitioner, technologist and social scientist—all striving to work toward a better life for the least privileged. View full abstract»

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  • ICT4D 2.0: The Next Phase of Applying ICT for International Development

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):26 - 33
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    Use of information and communication technologies for international development is moving to its next phase. This will require new technologies, new approaches to innovation, new intellectual integration, and, above all, a new view of the world's poor. The phase change from information and communication technologies for international development (ICT4D) 1.0 to ICT4D 2.0 presents opportunities for ... View full abstract»

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  • Stages of Design in Technology for Global Development

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):34 - 41
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    The battle against poverty is a continual engagement with humility-especially for technologists. In the area of research known as information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D), engineers work with social scientists to develop novel solutions to the challenges faced by the world's poorest communities. In most cases, these challenges can't be met simply by providing a useful tec... View full abstract»

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  • Toward Empowered Design

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):42 - 46
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    Pragmatic design requires no radical alterations to the existing digital ecology and has successfully provided many viable solutions. Given the skills limitations within the developing world, however, developers also need a new design focus that views the user as designer. View full abstract»

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  • Awards Call

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 47
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  • Deploying a Rural Wireless Telemedicine System: Experiences in Sustainability

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):48 - 56
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    A primary concern for projects supported by aid programs is sustainability. Although there is a growing belief that information and communication technologies (ICT) can significantly impact development, in practice creating sustainable ICT projects is extremely difficult. A typical project consists of a pilot stage that aims to demonstrate the basic goals, followed by a deployment stage that aims ... View full abstract»

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  • ISADS

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 57
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  • ICT Research Experience

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 58
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    Other research-oriented countries might benefit from the vision and experience of both Brazil and Ireland in their quest for a place on the global ICT stage. View full abstract»

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  • Grand Research Challenges in Computer Science in Brazil

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):59 - 65
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    In May 2006, the Brazilian Computer Society proposed five grand research challenges in computer science in Brazil. The society's goal was to foster long-term planning and research in computer science, enhance cooperation with other scientific domains, and provide input to public R&D policymakers in Brazil. View full abstract»

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  • Engineering the Irish Software Tiger

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):66 - 71
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    Information and communication technologies, particularly software, play a crucial role in the Republic of Ireland's remarkable economic growth. Successful globalization has posed many challenges and fostered a major strategic investment in research. Ireland's unique position has a major influence on the realization of the software engineering research agenda. View full abstract»

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  • Career opportunities

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):72 - 76
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  • Society Launches Computing Now Site

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  • Call and Calendar

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