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#VSAT security enhanced through security baselines
Not only understanding the threat, the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) created Cyber-Security Task Force leads the transformation of the satellite communication industry in regard to cybersecurity concerns. Get up to speed with developments and details, via the ITU Blog.
Over the past couple of years, there has been an increased attention paid to the security and trustworthiness of the products and services from the Satellite Communications (SATCOM) industry. This…
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Bring the Internet of Things to its full potential  
The new ITU-T recommendations publication is available as flipbook and provides a compedium of ITU's first standards on #IoT . With a focus on how this emerging technology contributes to the convergence of industry sectors, the divergence between development & deployment has led to an urgent need for stakeholders to come together and mitigate its risks & potentials. Check it out for free below!
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More than half the world's population are not using the internet
ITU published the new ICT Fact & Figures 2016 report! Read up on the report's content, on #ICT4SDG and download it now for free via http://ow.ly/317t302BUec
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Register now for FAO-ITU E-agriculture Solutions Forum
Bringing together different stakeholders in E-agriculture Solutions to share knowledge, discuss experiences & to create a community-of-practice, the FAO-ITU organized Forum will take place from 29-31 August 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. Find out more and Register now via ow.ly/Gayc302sVFx
29-31 August, 2016. Forum Objectives. Bring together proven e-agriculture solutions that will benefit agriculture stakeholders;; Share knowledge on successful e-agriculture solutions and identifying ways of scaling up implementations;; Establish a Community-of-Practice (CoP) among e-agriculture ...
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What the Microsoft LinkedIn deal can tells us about ICT trends
Carolyn Mathas blogs for us about current ICT trends and Microsoft's expectations in combining its cloud services with LinkedIn’s professional network.
Microsoft’s deal to purchase LinkedIn at a 50% premium to its share price is one of the largest tech acquisitions in decades. It will be important to watch how the USD26.2 billion deal is implement…
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At a glance: #PokemonGO and Augmented Reality
With the current hype of augmented reality game Pokémon Go, read up on the background and controversies surrounding the app, and its meaning for the future of #AR !
On 6 July 2016, the gaming world changed – and it has wide reaching implications. Pokémon Go, the augmented reality (AR) game that uses mobile phone location data to help players catch digital crea…
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Share your views: Online Open Consultation #Accessibility of the Internet
Only 6 more weeks to submit your views on what entails an enabling environment for access to the Internet? ITU's Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues (CWG-Internet) Online Open Consultation is still open until 11 September 2016. Contribute now via ow.ly/Edtf301L5Mw
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#GEMtechAwards nominations enter their final round – Act Now!
The UN Women & ITU initiated Global awards recognize the power of information & communication technology to promote gender equality. Eligible stakeholders working in the field of Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in & through Technology are called to nominate exceptional initiatives until 15 August 2016 (Deadline extended) via ow.ly/gdq3301yMHr
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Bring #education4all Policy recommendations for #MobileLearning
The ITU–UNESCO Policy Forum sought to discuss how newly affordable digital devices can help address urgent educational challenges and meet the needs of students, teachers and administrators, and to make best use of mobile learning for quality learning for all. #ICT4SDG Download & read up on policy recommendations, highlights and critical factors in the success of any digital learning initiative, via ow.ly/sxGa302Ecsx
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#AI equipped cars and the future of #SmartCities   
Read up on the anticipated rise of vehicles equipped with artificial-intelligence based systems: Which technologies exist, how will they transform our lives & infrastructure, and will they contribute to making our cities more #sustainable ?
Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based equipment will increasingly become standard in both infotainment and in advanced driver assisted systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle applications, according to …
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Submit great policy frameworks improving women's access to ICT for #GEMtechAwards
Highlighting Gender Responsive ICT Governance, Policy and Access, ITU & UN Women are looking for initiatives focused on new legislation, policy frameworks or internal corporate strategy to improve women's access, connectivity, security, digital literacy and citizenship, skills development and rights. ​Submit nominations until 31July 2016 via ow.ly/gdq3301yMHr
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4 more weeks to submit your Video to #SpeakStandards Competition
How do standards build trust? For World Standards Day IEC, ISO and ITU have organized a video competition to raise awareness of the importance of international standards in our daily life. Find out more via ow.ly/VAz630219D8
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