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Blog // Connect Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Technology Summit

By Wil Payton

Below is an invitation from the Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to attend the first Puerto Rico Tech Summit occurring this month Our government recognizes the importance of achieving greater interconnection and interoperability in the systems of government if we want to optimize the quality of citizen services, greater transparency in the process, and above all, promote entrepreneurship that will help us achieve our goals of economic development. We understand that the usefulness of the information multiplies when it is accessible to the public for entrepreneurs, researchers and investors to create new products...

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Claro Puerto Rico Testing Solar Power at Vieques Cell Site

By Wil Payton

Claro de Puerto Rico announced this week that it has begun testing solar technology at its cellular towers, with the first installation of equipment at its cell site in Vieques. If successful, plans call for expansion to the main island. The use of solar power has the potential for extending coverage, reducing cost and minimizing the environmental impact of mobile networks through the use of renewable energy. Below is an excerpt from a News Is My Business article on Claro’s implementation of this unique power source: “Claro, a subsidiary of America Movil, the world’s fourth largest telecommunications company in the world, is leading the...

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Siemens Initiates Technical Job Training Program for Veterans

By Wil Payton

Siemens has announced a new, job training initiative for U.S. military veterans with engineering and manufacturing backgrounds as part of a nationwide effort to assist veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce. The program will provide free training in the use of state-of-the-art digital lifecycle management and computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) software technology. The courses will be available at 22 of the company’s software training facilities including the following cities: Huntsville, AL, 
Cypress, CA, 
Atlanta, GA, 
Chicago, IL
, Boston, MA, 
Detroit, MI, 
St....

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The World’s First Website is Getting a Makeover

By Wil Payton

Twenty years ago a team of researchers from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (more commonly known as CERN) released to the world the technology and software to run a Web server. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of this history-making occasion, a team hosted by the project’s creators have gathered to recreate a working version of the first website. When the Web was born in 1993 there were approximately 400 known Web servers. Today, the Web has a ubiquitous presence with around 630 million websites. Below is an excerpt from a CNNTech article on the subject: "There is no sector of society that has not been transformed by the...

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