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Gartner Top Predictions: The Future Is a Digital Thing — on-demand webinar hosted by Daryl C. Plummer, from Gartner Webinars.
The increase in API-driven, programmable, digital resources has created a revolution in machine independence and the beginning of a robo-pandemic. Coupled with smart machines, digital assistants and cloud delivery, the relationship of humans to machines will go from cooperative to codependent to competitive as digital business grows. Some discussions topics: application performance security; robots (hardware and software) are rising workplace to support human employees; “smartness” is being embedded in everything to improve efficiency; the nexus of technology forces is evolving and how risks are being mitigated. Must enter contact information to download, but it is worth access to this and other Gartner webinars.
Google design Modular Shape-Shifting Mobile Devices — credit to Anne Roudaut et al/Proceedings of the ICRA 2016 in content from Kurzweil-Accelerating Intelligence.
Cubimorph is prototype device made of reconfigurable technology components/modules (moveable like a Rubic’s Cube) that can be transformed in to an array of devices. One configuaration of the device might be mobile phone to a game console.dvancing technologies and swift adoption are upending traditional business models. Senior executives must think strategically to prepare their organizations for new challenges
The Cloud Data Brief: Big Data Transitions to the Cloud — whitepaper courtesy of Tableau Software.
Most organizations strive to capture and analyze their data, but how and where does this happen? Solutions were once limited to databases deployed exclusively on-premise. Today, businesses must navigate a wide variety of technologies and deployment types. From individual database and Hadoop products to cloud, on-premise, and hybrid deployments, the landscape is diverse, and changing fast. The Cloud Data Brief is an ongoing project aimed at quantifying the evolution of this landscape. Provides ad-free information, but the information does come from customers of Tableau Online.
What Tech Skills Gap? Here's What Employers Want From Grads — by Valerie Silverthorn, from TechTarget.
There is a growing concern about a tech "skills gap" for technology employees. Here is a unique aspect of that concern: the most important skills missing in new tech graduates aren't programming languages or technology skills, but the abilities to write, speak in public, and solve problems. And, this certainly translates to people in mid-career, because the lack of these skills in the workforce has brought this issue to light.
How To Make IT the Fabric of Your Business – webinar from Intuit QuickBase with host Robert Hale and Larry Belfonte.
IT is not longer a gatekeeper of services, but should be integrated as part of the business’ very core. Covers how IT can become an innovative and strategic business driver that directly and positively affects orginzation operations, top and bottom lines, and the customer experience.
Digital Innovation Hinges on Strong Leadership, Collaboration —by Nicole Laskowski with Derek Roos, CEO and co-founder of Mendix, from Tech Target/SearchCIO.
The biggest challenge to digital innovation has nothing to do with technology—it is establishing a culture that embraces -- and is celebrated for -- creative thinking and collaboration. Roos talks about why CIOs should think of themselves as relationship managers as well as technology leaders for their organizations.
How Technology is Creating a New World of Work — video interview and transcript by Barr Seitz with Dan Levin, the COO of Box, from McKinsey & Company.
Today mobile devices and the tremendous power within them; their ability to connect via data networks and the web; and the availability of cloud-delivered enterprise applications is driving tremendous change. One of those changes—the knowledge worker who does not see work as a place or as fixed hours or a fixed routine, but as a mindset.
Technology relieves limitations and expands possibilities. Data shows that for mobile knowledge worker populations productivity increases between 10-20%. Levin discusses various aspects and opporunities associated with this shift.
Tech Trends that Could Supercharge Education in 2016 — by D. Frank Smith, from Ed Tech.
The technologies of tomorrow are being tested in select classrooms today, laying the seeds for the future of how students could learn.
9 Ed Tech Trends to Watch In 2016 — by Rhea Kelly, from Campus Technology.
Roundtable interview with four technology/innovation experts covering the hottest trends in higher-ed technology coming in 2016
Learning and Technology- “In That Order” — by Malcolm Brown, from Educause Review.
From 2009, but insights still hold. Students suggest what educators should be thinking about when planning learning environments
Robots Expected to Replace Some Five Million Jobs by 2020 — by Lulu Chang, from Digital Trends.
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates robots will take approximately five million jobs by 2020…from people. The World Economic Forum, predicts a “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” characterized by unprecedented technology developments. While previous industrial revolutions catapulted the workforce forward, this one may set us back. Trends predict more than 5.1 million jobs lost to robots between 2015–2020. The gender pay/employment gap is also expect to expand. Why? Because women are underrepresented in STEM fields and employed in low-growth or declining job families.
Will Technology Make Work Better for Everyone? — by Miles Brundage, from Slate.com.
Many predictions project how technology will affect the quantity of work, rather than the quality. Brundage focuses on the book The Second Machine Age and an article in the Economist and wonders if future economic growth and prosperity is “racing with the machines.” The question then becomes, is this a future you should be looking forward to, if you're lucky enough to have a job in the future at all?
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Current list of technology related grants from Grants.gov.
Digital Leadership: Digital leaders are individuals are those who currate digital assets, including email and electronic documents, in full and congruous support of the organization. Digital leaders explore how information technology (IT) can help an organization become more responsive to customer needs and changing business requirements. Successful digital leaders also understand the importance, of inbound data and the processes within the company that support it, as well as the outbound digital information that the company generates.
Data Gravity: As Data accumulates (builds mass) there is a greater likelihood that additional services and applications will be attracted to this data. This is the same effect gravity has on objects around a planet: as the mass or density increases, so does the strength of gravitational pull. As things get closer to the mass, they accelerate toward the mass with increasingly velocity. As data accumulates (gains mass), applications and services are increasingly drawn to it and can become unable to break from it.
Narrative Science: using data and machines to automatically generate (through artificial intelligence) stories and insights. Forbes — one of financial journalism’s most venerable institutions — now employs a company called Narrative Science. The company’s clever machinery manipulates content and statistics to produce highly readable stories within seconds.
SalukiTech News Newsletter — Current and past issues of the SalukiTech Newsletter.