A lot of people aren't happy about it, but U.S. negotiators won a significant victory in their effort to keep control of the Internet's core technical functions.
The deal, just days before the United Nations-sponsored World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia, would let the U.S.-based Internet Corporation of Assigned Numbers and Names retain control over the Domain Name System.
The debate isn't over. "Why should our diverse world be beholden to an American company?" Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe asked summit attendees, according to The Associated Press.
The pact calls for an Internet Governance Forum to convene in Greece next year to air other nations' concerns about the Net's functioning. Some U.S. congressmen worry that forum gives the United Nations room to gain more influence over an Internet that's running well today. The agreement affirms that Internet-related issues are a legitimate policy concern for foreign governments, giving them a forum to agitate for change that suits their national agendas.
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security EnterpriseTo learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Infographic: The State of DevOps in 2017Is DevOps helping organizations reduce costs and time-to-market for software releases? What's getting in the way of DevOps adoption? Find out in this InformationWeek and Interop ITX infographic on the state of DevOps in 2017.
Digital Transformation Myths & TruthsTransformation is on every IT organization's to-do list, but effectively transforming IT means a major shift in technology as well as business models and culture. In this IT Trend Report, we examine some of the misconceptions of digital transformation and look at steps you can take to succeed technically and culturally.