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TERENA invites you to participate in various ways in the TERENA Networking Conference (TNC2013), which takes place on 3-6 June in Maastricht, Netherlands, hosted by the Dutch national research and education networking organisation, SURFnet. Registration is now open until 24 May, with a lower-cost ‘early bird’ fee available until midnight CET on 15 April.
No one wants to have to deal with a suspected abuse case, but at least RIPEstat can help you to find available anti-abuse contact information in the RIPE Database easily. In this article we show you when and how you can use RIPEstat to do that.
At this year's Domain pulse specialist conference – a joint event staged by the registries for Germany (DENIC), Austria (nic.at) and Switzerland (SWITCH) – more than 200 Internet experts from Switzerland and abroad are meeting up in Davos on 18 and 19 February 2013. Domain pulse is the most important event on the subject of domain names in the German-speaking world and the annual industry get-together for domain experts. The conference provides an optimum opportunity for keeping up-to-date with social, political and economic topics from the world of domain names.
On 14th February 2013, Jaak Aaviksoo, the Estonian Minister of Education and Research, signed directive No. 80, about decommissioning the administered state agency - Estonian Education and Research Network (EENet). To restructure the field of information and communication and develop a unified body, the assets and functions of EENet as a whole will be handed over to the Estonian Information Technology Foundation (EITF) from 15 April 2013. With the further addition of the Tiger Leap Foundation, originally an education-related IT project, the EITF will become a competence centre that contributes to increasing the quality of teaching and promoting ICT education at all educational levels. EITF was established by the Republic of Estonia, University of Tartu, Tallinn Technical University, Eesti Telekom and the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications and has the task of preparing IT specialists, as well as supporting educational activities in the field of information and communication technologies.
The backbone of the national CESNET e-infrastructure has started providing a capacity of 100 Gbps in full operation.
A joint declaration by 6 Eastern Partnership countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine - was sent to the European Union on 11 February 2013, supporting ICT-based e-infrastructures for research and education in the Eastern Europe region. This is a follow-up of the Eastern Partnership Event that was held in Moldova from 11-12 December 2012.
A collaborative effort to develop and share modules of CRM (customer relationship management) software was agreed upon at the TERENA Workshop on CRM Systems in the NREN Community that was held on 6-7 February in Utrecht, Netherlands.
SURFconext is available as open source software under the name OpenConext. Educational organisations, Virtual Organisations, NRENs or other organisations can use this software to achieve a collaborative environment. The goal of OpenConext is to make collaboration easier for researchers and students.
JISC is now testing the possibilities of collaborating with OpenConext. SURFconext is a very interesting development for JISC. Sander van der Waal of JISC and Niels van Dijk of SURFnet talk about the challenges facing the project in a video on http://youtu.be/cQT2mEzZpb4
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SWITCH is extending an invitation to the specialist "Domain pulse" conference – the most important event dedicated to domain names in the German-speaking world – which is being held in Davos on 18 and 19 February.
In the spotlight: new generic Top Level Domains (new gTLD)
RENATER is celebrating its 20th birthday with a new logo and a new film.