Sunday, September 02, 2007

ICT Standards for Civil Society, Commerce and Government

In the next few weeks I am giving eight talks in NSW, Tasmania and the ACT and a three day industry course. In the next week I will try to bring together some common themes for these, as I did in 1996 with "Three months on the InfoBahn looking for the on-line future".

The talks:
  1. Reducing Australian ICT Carbon Emissions, 9 September 3:30pm at Influence 2007, Hunter Valley Crowne Plaza, NSW.
  2. Why Max? Demystifying Broadband options for Tasmania: For the ACS Tasmanian Branch, at Burnie, Tasmania 1:00PM , Devonport 4:00PM on 10 September 2007, Hobart, 12:30PM 12 September 2007 and Lanceston, 4:00PM 13 September 2007.
  3. Locating Tasmania in the Global Information Economy, address to the Annual General Meeting of the ACS Tasmanian Branch, Hobart, 12 September 2007, 5:30PM.
  4. Government services via the web in regional Australia, for the 4th Annual Web Content Management for Government, marcus evans, Hyatt Hotel, Canberra 17 Sep 2007, 11am
  5. Metadata and Electronic Document Management for Electronic Commerce, for COMP3410, ANU, 19 Sep 2007
  6. Standards for eCommerce, for COMP3410, ANU, 20 Sep 2007
  7. The Digital Library, for COMP3410, ANU, 10am to 11am 26 Sep 2007
  8. Electronic Publishing, for COMP3410, ANU, 27 Sep 2007
  9. Electronic Document Management, for ANU Centre for Science and Engineering of Materials.

ICT Standards for Civil Society, Commerce and Government

What are we trying to accomplish with the Internet, web and broadband? In a series of talks and training courses over the next few months I will discuss how to reduce carbon emissions, sell goods, publish and preserve information using ICT. The Internet now provides a common wired and wireless platform for communications and the web a platform for publishing and, increasingly, for data applications.

Increasingly computer systems are using a common set of Internet and web based standards for publishing, commerce, government business and personal communications. What these have in common is that it is to allow people to work together more efficiently and creatively. The application might require a commercial business plan, a government policy, a communial agreement, or just an nod from friends having lunch, but they will all use similar technology with similar ways of working and aims.

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