November 10, 2009 By News Report
The Internet Society today announced the recipients of the first Itojun award to Lorenzo Colitti and Erik Kline of Google for contributions to the development and deployment of IPv6, the next generation Internet protocol. The award -- presented in Hiroshima, Japan, and named after IPv6 pioneer Dr. Jun-ichiro -- includes a presentation crystal, a $3,000 honorarium and a travel grant. Colitti is a network engineer at Google and Kline is an IPv6 software engineer at the company.
All over the country, community leaders are looking to boost economic development through various initiatives. One key element in many of those initiatives is the use of information technology. When local governments build IT infrastructure, create e-government applications, assist high-tech startups or otherwise focus on technology, they create conditions that draw businesses to their communities and help retain skilled workers. This paper discusses and provides examples of these various ways local government can use technology to ultimately make a community more attractive to businesses, visitors and residents.