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CARIBBEAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending October 4th, 2013

04 Oct

FINAL COMMISSIONING BEGINS FOR ADVANCE TIER-IV DATA CENTER—09/30/13
The Curacao Technology Exchange (CTEX), Schneider Electric, CISCO Systems and others, are entering the final commissioning phase of the most advanced Tier-IV data center in the Caribbean. CTEX and the other firms have been involved with one of the most complex technology projects in the region, and the first of four 72,000 square-foot Uptime Institute-certified data center will soon be turned on. The CTEX centers have already received several awards from industry peers for their advanced design and engineering standards.

HURRICANE PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY REACHES MEXICO, CARIBBEAN—10/01/13
For the first time, homes and businesses in the Caribbean region and in the Gulf of Mexico have access to the same kinds of protection systems used by the United States military.  Storms in these regions can cause billions of dollars in damage and destroy the lives of thousands of people each season, but now Hurricane Solution, which provides the most robust hurricane protection system in the world, is available to Guerrero, Oaxaca, Veracruz, and Tamaulipas.

CIPHERCLOUD CHOSEN BY CARIBBEAN CREDIT BUREAU—10/02/13
The Caribbean Credit Bureau, which operates in the Dutch Caribbean, has selected CipherCloud, a leader in cloud information protection, as its security provider. The company will protect the bureau’s customer data from threats to its privacy and help the firm remain in compliance with applicable privacy regulations. CipherCloud will provide strong encryption and other security measures to comply with local and international guidelines.

JAMAICA PREPARES TO BATTLE CYBER ATTACKS—10/03/13
Jamaica’s business leaders, government minister, academics and police representatives met at the University of the West Indies campus to conduct a two-day debate on the topic of cyber security. Peter Bunting, the nation’s Minister of National Security, and Julian Robinson, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining emphasized the necessity to take more action against cyber crimes. Banking institutions have been active in the process, collaborating with the government on many levels, and making improvements to their data systems to prevent industrial espionage.

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