A key element of the Internet Evolution site is a series of ground-breaking investigative reports on the most important issues relating to the future of the Internet, written by reporters and analysts from Information Week (www.informationweek.com), Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), and Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com), as well as other leading independent industry experts.
Internet Evolution is committed to providing the resources to ensure that these will be ground-breaking editorial packages. Our goal is to dispense with the generalizations and assumed knowledge about the Internet (it's big… it's important… more people are using it… blah blah blah...). Instead, we're conducting real investigative journalism to produce articles that will be the definitive go-to pieces for anyone who needs to know where the Internet is headed.
An editorial calendar, with author contact information and estimated publication dates, follows. We think we've come up with a great list of topics, but we are also very open to suggestions about additional subjects, provided they gel with the editorial goals of our site – which is to provide original information about the Internet that will be of genuine interest and use to IT and telecom decision makers.
Please email us with your suggestions at email@example.com
May 26, 2008
The YouTube Effect: Suddenly, Video Everywhere
Without it, your site is so last millennium. With it, performance may slow to a crawl. Video embellishes any site, but getting it right can be a challenge.
June 30, 2008
Personal Identity & the Internet
From making and accepting payments, to relying on user-generated ratings, reputation, and digital credentials, getting it right can be a huge boon for businesses and users alike. But, getting it wrong can sink a company. This story looks at the state of the art in the battles among features, ease of use, and privacy.
July 28, 2008
Designing & Managing Rich Internet Applications
RIAs can vastly improve the end-user experience, but managing and securing them presents new challenges to IT. We explore how best to implement next-gen apps.
August 18/25, 2008
From software to encyclopedias to journalism, the Internet makes it much easier for amateurs to compete with professionals in a growing number of areas. TV and books are likely next in line, thanks to low-cost video tools and devices like the Kindle – but how far can non-commercial, community-driven production go? How will its growth change the economy? What should people and businesses do if they're in an industry that the Internet is about to make obsolete?
September 29, 2008
Satellites, mapping, and logistics services are among the Web-based technologies enabling the global supply chain. These tools are providing the real-time data and other capabilities companies need to source parts and labor, and even move entire operations around the world, according to the dictates of price and supply. We look at how these technologies let companies respond to customer demand and stay competitive.
October 27, 2008
Software Patents: Promoting or Strangling Innovation?
Set up to protect the original works of inventors, the patent system has become a tool that often stifles innovation as it awards patents for algorithms that may in fact be more obvious than patent reviewers realize. Few would say the system is perfect as is, but does it need minor tweaks or an all-out overhaul?
November 24, 2008
One Internet or Many? The Impact of the Internet2 Project
Internet2 has put some companies and leading research institutions on what amounts to a next-generation Internet, which has led to the use of new applications. At the same time, service providers like Time Warner have sought to offer premium Internet services, which could segregate content based on how much users pay. We'll investigate whether these differentiated services are good for the Internet.
December 22/29, 2008
ISPs as Traffic Cops
The Internet is awash in content that you'd rather not have your kids surfing at home, or your coworkers surfing at work. Corporations and parents spend countless time and treasure to limit what the Internet delivers. A better option might be to let internet service providers do the policing. But one man's safer surfing is another's censorship. We'll explore the benefits and pitfalls of having your ISP as traffic cop.