A Practical Navigator for the Internet Economy
We re now in our twenty fourth year of publication. (Our first issue was April 1992.) We publish 6 times a year - long in depth reports on subjects of intense personal intertest. Meanwhile our most important revenue producing operation is the offering of a private subscription only forum now in its eleventh year. The Forum is a mail list called the Architecture and Economics of IP Networks. It is a community of interest where more than 100 members discuss issues and trade ideas. I do not screen posts in advance. Foir more informatrion see the menu item "Business Model and Mail List Policy."
Some of the topics we explore:
- economic framework for thinking about technology
- fiber as economic infrastructure
- change from PSTN to all IP over fiber
- business models- domestic and global
- green IT, mobility, wireless
- new carrier models
- community fiber
- enterprise fiber & NRENs
Click HERE for a mind map that shows how these topics relate
How to Build And Sustain a National Knowledge Infrastructure
Kees Neggers Recounts his Experience with the SURF Restructuring
The May June 2016 COOK Report focuses on an interview with Kees Neggers who recently retired as CEO of SURFNet. The text is focused on a presentation that Kees gave on March 9, 2016 to the eIRG group in Amsterdam. Kees recounts in some detail his approximately 20 years experience in guiding Dutch groups through the trust building experience of building a globally leading e-infratructure. He also explains what happened when he was called out of retirement in 2014 to lead the restructuring of SURF itself into a cooperative. We intend to focus the next issue on the Dutch eScience Center and quite possibly the one after that on the kind of infratructure needed to support true R&E networks.
[to find May June complete summary click the following link, scroll to page bottom, click PREV scroll and click a second time - apologies for the clumsiness.]