Cookies must leave EU before April 2011 and challenges the Internet- and the advertising business

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Cookies within needs approval and new user conditions and Privacy Policy has to be changed for many publishers.

The EU new law requires accept from all users before a cooking is placed on the users Internet machine. So does a new amendment to the EU Privacy directive which was voted though the 26 Oct 2009. It will come into force soon in each country within the EU and could have huge implications for the online advertising industry, the CMS og Shopping Cart industry, Bigger portals of which uses cookies for functions such as ad targeting and audience segmentation. Also the big players like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft is affected. And it affects every website in the way they are placing cookies on the visitors equipment. New Privacy Policies has to be made.

An amendment to an EU privacy directive was voted through by the Council of the EU on October 26th, and now awaits simple formalities before it comes into force. EU member states must then interpret and implement the directive through local laws by April 26th 2011 at the latest.

The EDPS, the body responsible for EU institutions’ compliance with data protection laws, issued a press release yesterday stating, “nothing stands in the way for the ePrivacy Directive to enter into force. The formalities required for formal adoption will be undertaken in the coming weeks. The revised ePrivacy Directive, as amended by the European Parliament and adopted by the Council must be implemented by the Member States within 18 months.”

Struan Robertson, Legal Director at law firm Pinsent Masons, described the remaining formalities as a “rubber stamping exercise.” The amended directive will now state that national governments must “ensure that the storing of information, or the gaining of access to information already stored, in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user is only allowed on condition that the subscriber or user concerned has given his/her consent, having been provided with clear and comprehensive information.”

Cookies without user consent would only be allowed when they are “strictly necessary” to provide a service “explicitly requested” by the user such as storing shopping cart information on e-commerce sites, for example. The directive must now be interpreted and implemented by individual governments through local laws, but Robertson suggests any interpretation that attempts to avoid the issue of clear user consent would be an unlawful one. “There could be advantages for everyone if it is interpreted that way, but it would not accurately implement EU law,” he said. U.K. regulators, for example, reproduced the wording of the original 2002 directive faithfully in local law, and Robertson said he expects the same this time round.

However, IAB Europe Vice President Kimon Zorbas suggests that consent could be given through users’ browser settings in much the same way some users already manage their cookies. That might enable users to express consent permanently, eliminating the need for pop-ups and other disruptions to user experience the directive might cause. Roberston suggests the directive was already intended to require consent for cookies, but that its wording enabled publishers and ad companies to comply by publishing details of cookie use in their privacy policies. “I suspect the motivation for this could be to correct ambiguity in the original directive,” he said.

Take a look at the 96 page finalised text

Windows 8 + Windows Server 2012 delivery

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Since December 2009 there have been rumours about Windows 2008 and Windows Server 2012. Microsoft have send confidential information about Windows 8 to their PC customers.

In this e-mail Microsoft is saying it is the first info about Windows 8.0. This info is leaked to the media. Some of the news inside the operating system is:  Windows Store, like the Apple App Store. Microsoft has tried this APP Shop concept before. It is Microsoft Marketplace, but without any success and many users.

But since then there is many new users, many new smart phone users and much more developer focus and developers than before, why the developers will help Microsoft to gain success this time. This App Store will contain account information and license management, software updating and the possibility to distribute licenses to more platforms and fysical gear, from phones to TV’s. They also write about a Quality Control for the applications to be sold through Windows Store. Another big ID issue is that Windows 8.0 will recognize your face from the monent you sit in front of your notebook. This is done by using tje built in camera in most computers and by facerecognition. I can imagine that voice recognition also will be in use…

Windows 8 will be available in 2012 and the campaign is set to May and June and the delivery is set to June. According to many bloggers the Beta will come out in the middle of 2011 and the public beta will go out in Q4 2011.

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Windows Server 2012 (The name is not yet known) wil follow the same time because of the simultaneous development. The new Windows Server 2012 is expected to have a better Social Media in the Enterprise solution,. that is that Social Media is used internally, like Sharepoint is to share and work on documents and streamline the communication in a company.

Other facilities might be an integration of an IPX which is a VOIP Server Solution for telephony by VOIP and Mobiles. Companies like the Danish VOPIUM is seen to have very good cards on their hands. They might actually be sold very soon, one internally spokesman in Verinet says. The new Windows Server 2012 will also be focused on Microsoft Cloud and APPS delivery products like Asure, Microsoft Office, Exchange and Sharepoint.

It will be possible to have your private Cloud Computing Platform as Cloud Computing already i a key element to gain new customers at Redhat, Novell and most other Linux Distributions. Some of the new HYPERV facilities might be provisioning and the ability provide virtualization in a HPC environment.

This environment is already known as Windows HPC Server, where HPC is “High Performance Computing”. I suppose that the new elements from NVIDIA might be supported, it is namely the new platform of TESLA CUDA and FERMI. There is also a possible move from the gaming industry who pushes 3D to gain more sales. But this is pure speculation 🙂

Cloud Computing goes mainstream for Hosting, Virtualization, Clustering and your own hardware

Cloud computing is the most important technology since WEB2. Cloud Computing is a hosting service and so called Internet-based “CLOUD” which use a number of rackservers or blade servers to provide one Unified Cloud. In such a unified Cloud you may have all your company’s or country’s software and data. Virtualization technology is used for many different operating systems and for safety you may ad unlimited Clustering technology with Load Balancing for automatic fail over for services. On the software part it uses SaaS, Software as a Service like on a normal LAN. As clients you may use PC, Notbooks, PDA and also thin clients. For Hosting and SaaS Providers The Virtual Private Datacenter can be delivered in just a few minutes.

According to Gartner Research:
“Cloud Computing will be as influential as E-business”

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Cloud Computing and Virtual Private Datacenters gives you the highest security, unlimited scale ability and the most in fluent technology since WEB2. Above you may see the main vendors on the SKY market.

According to Gartner there is no doubt that Cloud Computing will change the way we use servers, and it will also be a more Green Solution to choose. According to IEEE Internet Computing “Cloud Computing is a paradigm in which information is permanently stored in servers on the Internet and cached temporarily on clients that include desktops, entertainment centers, table computers, notebooks, wall computers, handhelds, sensors, monitors, etc.” Some of the synonyms has been Grid Computing and Elastic Computing.

Cloudcenter facilities with IAAS

Cloud computing is a SaaS product for incorporation of “Software as a Service”, Web 2.0 and many other technologies and trends. Many of the known Cloud Computing companies like Amazon and Microsoft is now having trouble times ahead from the Open Source communities and the Server Hosting Center Providers. The Open Source Cloud Computing is making it possible to use your own systems for the Cloud Computing Sky.

Currently used systems is comparable and compatible with Amazons EC2, Microsoft, Grid Community and your own system backend with IAAS = InfraStructure As A Service.

Cloud Computing and Virtualization overview

At the current moment the support is for the fowllinf Cloud Computing Standards and companies:

  • Cloud Computing Best Practices with Virtualization and Clustering
  • Private Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Computing Virtualization and Clustering for Private Open Sky / Server Farms / Vendors
  • IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service, PaaS – Platform as a Service & SaaS – Software as a Service
  • Support for Amazon EC2 Web Services, Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing, Google App Engine
  • Products like 10Gen, Enomaly, Reservoir, OpenNebula, Eucalyptus, Nimbus from The Globus Alliance
  • Linux (9 vendors), Unix (3 vendors) and Windows Server 2008 platforms in mix as you wish
  • Support for MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle, Sybase & PostGresSQL, EnterpriseDB and Database Clustering
  • Support for 3PAR, EMC, DELL, HP, IBM, Sun, MogleFS and many more
  • Virtualization by Citrix Xen, Microsoft HyperV, SunXVM, VMWARE and many more
  • Support for Ajax, Java, JavaScript, Flash, PHP, Python, Aptana, JBoss, Redhat, Ruby, .Net, Adobe Air

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Windows Server 2008 – TOP10 Hosting fordele

1. Udvidet fokus på sikkerhed

Windows Server 2008 er bygget op på en helt ny platform med fokus på sikkerhed. Windows Server 2008 giver dig muligheden for kun at installere de nødvendige services, som serveren skal bruge. Udvidet auditing, Drive Encryption, Event Forwarding og Rights Management Services er bare nogle af de teknologier, som kan hjælpe organisationer med at leve op til de konstant voksende IT regelstandarder.

2. Server Management er blevet nemmere

Gør de daglige problematikker med serveradministrationen mere enkel er en af de mange tilføjelser til Windows Server 2008. Nye management værktøjer, som Server Manager Console, giver brugeren en enkel, samlet konsol til at håndtere serverens konfiguration og systeminformationer og giver et visuelt billede af serverens status samt evt. problemer.

3. Optimeret netværksydelse

Windows Server 2008 introducerer de største ændringer i netværksydelse siden Windows NT 4.0. Nye teknologier som Receive Window Autotuning, Receive Side Scaling, og Quality of Service (QOS) kan hjælpe virksomheder med at udnytte nutidens IT løsninger som multiGigabit netværk og integreret IP sec.

4. Bedre ydelse med Windows Vista og Windows 7.0

Fordi Windows Vista og Windows Server 2008 er bygget ud fra den samme platform, betyder det, at de deler en del af de nye teknologier på tværs af netværk, storage, sikkerhed og management. En virksomhed vil hurtigt kunne se og mærke fordelene ved at bruge Windows Server 2008 og Windows Vista som den bedste løsning for deres interne PC’ere og servere.

5. Beskyt hele netværket imod usikre PC’ere

Network Access Protection (NAP) gør noget ved den kendte problematik, at usikre PC’ere tilgår virksomhedens netværk og derved udsætter det for unødvendige trusler. NAP sikrer, at PC’ere der tilgår netværket, lever op til virksomhedens retningslinjer med hensyn til “pc sundheds” krav og tildeler en begrænset adgang til de, som ikke lever op til kravene og yder samtidig en hjælpende hånd i retning mod at få PC’erne tilbage til den krævede tilstand.

6. Forbedret Scripting og Task Automation

Nye teknologier som Windows Powershell, et commandline og scripting sprog, hjælper professionelle til at automatisere opgaver. Med det nye værktøj bliver 120 standard og commandline tools syntaks konsistente.

7. Genoptag kontrollen med dine eksterne kontorlokationer

At håndtere servere, services og sikkerhedskontrol på eksterne lokationer er en konstant udfordring for IT professionelle. Windows Server 2008 gør administration af eksterne servere en del nemmere ved hjælp af en forbedring af Active Directory, med ReadOnly Domain Controllers og en separat administratorrolle. Yderligere kan du ved hjælp af teknologier som BitLocker og Server Core installation option bedre skabe et mere sikkert miljø på den enkelte lokation.

8. Centraliseret styring af applikationer

Med Windows Server 2008 vil brugeren have en yderst sikker adgang til interne applikationer via firewallvenlige porte. Med Windows Server Terminal Services RemoteApp vil det kun være det enkelte applikationsvindue, som vil åbnes og ikke hele den eksterne desktop.

9. Windows Server Virtualisation

Windows Server 2008 bølgen vil indeholde Windows Server Virtualisation (WSv), en kraftfuld virtualiseringsteknologi, som indeholder styrke management og sikkerhedsmuligheder. Windows Server virtualisering vil hjælpe virksomheder med at reducere deres omkostninger, give dem et mere fleksibelt IT miljø til bl.a. disaster recovery, test & udvikling.

10. En yderst kraftig Web og applikationsplatform

Windows Server 2008 tilbyder en sikker platform, som er let at håndtere, hvis man vil udvikle eller hoste applikationer eller services via den enkelte server eller internettet. Nye muligheder er bl.a. en mere simpel management konsol, udvidet sikkerhed og en bedre ydelse drevet af det indbyggede Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS7), ASP.NET, and Windows Communication Foundation.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 Beta

Microsoft’s next version of Internet Explorer, version 8.0 is soon to be released for public beta test. Next week Microsoft will demonstrate IE8 on the MIX conference in Las Vegas. According to Microsoft there will be a consumer ready version of IE8 within 6 moths from now. If you want to check that status and the facilities in the new browser where Social Media, RSS, WEB2½ and many new facilities for sharing and security will be implemented, then the blog for the Microsoft Internet Explorer Team is the source.

The Official Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 blog.