Feeds

Egypt loses last vestiges of connectivity

Country braced for massive protests

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Thousands of Egyptians ignored the government curfew and camped out overnight ahead of today's "million-man march" protests.

The government meanwhile has tightened its grip on communications - Noor Group, which provided connectivity for the Cairo stock exchange, five star hotels and other businesses has had its internet access cut off.

Noor Group escaped last week's shutdown of most internet access and mobile phone coverage.

The Renesys blog has the details of the final switch-off.

The government switched off services in the wake of several days of angry protests against Hosni Mubarak's government. The government has also arrested several al-Jazeera reporters - the broadcaster has clearly irritated some with its coverage.

Demonstrators' resolve was strengthened by a statement from the Egyptian army, which pledged not to use violence against protestors and guaranteed freedom of expression for everyone.

The Army called on people not to vandalise public or private property but said: "The Armed Forces is aware of the legitimate demands of the honourable citizens."

The government has not limited itself to shutting down virtual communications - the railways were closed until further notice on Monday. Coach services and road access have all been closed or access restricted to try and stop demonstrators getting to Cairo.

Egyptian papers described a festival, family atmosphere among the varied protestors in the capital's main squares.

Mubarak's cabinet reshuffle seems unlikely to satisfy protestors' desire for real change.

The full army statement is here. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Managing SSL certificates with ease
The lack of operational efficiencies and compliance pitfalls associated with poor SSL certificate management, and how the right SSL certificate management tool can help.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.