Computerworld Top 10 Most Influential — Notable Exclusions

The iPhone took out the Computerworld Top 10 Most Influential for 2009, but we must also recognise those that missed out

Last week we revealed the iPhone had taken out the Computerworld Top 10 Most Influential for 2009. The smartphone topped a list of remarkable people, products, organisations, trends and events that greatly influenced the ICT industry and community over the course of 2009.

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Here is the final list:

But there were several noteworthy exclusions from the list that we thought required recognition:

AFACT v iiNet

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) versus iiNet civil case heard in the Federal Court of Australia. It has been flagged as one of the most important cases in the history of ICT and copyright in Australia and while the arguments have been given, the decision is not expected until next year. See more stories and learn about AFACT v iiNET or vote for it in the Readers' Choice Awards

Microsoft

The software juggernaut continued to innovate throughout the year and always has a big influence on anything ICT. However, its Windows 7 release — arguably the biggest move it made — is not expected to really change things in the market until next year. See more stories and learn about Microsoft or vote for it in the Readers' Choice Awards

ISP-level Internet content filtering

Senator Stephen Conroy's trial of an ISP-level content filter involving several ISPs and a black list maintained by the ACMA drew support from some corners but overwhelming criticism from most in the ICT industry and greater population. See more stories and learn about ISP-level Internet Content Filtering or vote for it in the Readers' Choice Awards

PIPE Pacific Cable (PPC-1)

The PIPE Networks undersea cable system, PIPE Pacific Cable (PPC-1), stretching from Sydney to Guam, was a big infrastructure boost to Australia's Internet capacity. See more stories and learn about PIPE Pacific Cable (PPC-1) or vote for it in the Readers' Choice Awards

Cloud computing

If you were to measure influence by the amount of words written about a topic, then cloud computing would have to be up there in 2009. But for many, cloud computing is still too undefined and immature. See more stories and learn about cloud computing or vote for it in the Readers' Choice Awards

Sustainable ICT

The green movement in ICT continued strongly in 2009, driven by a lot of work in high-end enterprise and Federal Government. But many suggest it was overshadowed by the economic downturn. See more stories and learn about Sustainable ICT or vote for it in the Readers' Choice Awards

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