2010: IT's year of domination

2010: IT's year of domination

Summary: 2010 was a huge for IT. The National Broadband Network dominated Australian politics. Wikileaks is dominating the news right now. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was named Person of the Year by Time. The iPad was born. And everything was coming up cloud.

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2010 was a huge for IT. The National Broadband Network dominated Australian politics. Wikileaks is dominating the news right now. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was named Person of the Year by Time. The iPad was born. And everything was coming up cloud.

In the final Patch Monday for the year, we host an extended discussion of the year's events and take a look at the trends for 2011 with a panel whose interests span the industry.

Mick Liubinskas is co-founder of Australian start-up incubator Pollenizer. He's on the board of Mogeneration, the mobile application development company, and back in the day he was head of marketing and business development for infamous music sharing site Kazaa.

Paul Wallbank is a columnist and author of six books, including the current Australian edition of PCs for Dummies, and founder of IT support business PC Rescue.

And Jeff Waugh, perhaps better known online as jdub, is an open-source developer, strategist and advocate, known especially for his work on Ubuntu Linux and the GNOME user interface. He's also a bit of a political tragic.

As usual, Patch Monday also includes our random look at the week's IT news.

To leave an audio comment for Patch Monday, Skype to stilgherrian or phone Sydney 02 8011 3733.

Running time: 51 minutes, 38 seconds.

Topics: Cloud, iPad, Open Source, Security, Start-Ups, Social Enterprise

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Stilgherrian is a freelance journalist, commentator and podcaster interested in big-picture internet issues, especially security, cybercrime and hoovering up bulldust.

He studied computing science and linguistics before a wide-ranging media career and a stint at running an IT business. He can write iptables firewall rules, set a rabbit trap, clear a jam in an IBM model 026 card punch and mix a mean whiskey sour.

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