One of my favourite magazines is MIT Technology Review. “Each year, Technology Review selects what it believes are the 10 most important emerging technologies. The winners are chosen based on the editors’ coverage of key fields. The question that we ask is simple: is the technology likely to change the world?” This year’s list contains [...]
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June 2nd, 2010 · No Comments
May 22nd, 2010 · No Comments
I was directed to the CICA’s 20 Question series by a colleague recently. What an excellent resource of carefully thought out assessment instruments. Check out: 20 Questions Directors Should Ask about IT; and, 20 Questions Directors Should Ask about Governance Assessments. I also found their IT Advisory Committee page. Here are some of the additional [...]
May 3rd, 2010 · 16 Comments
I came across an article in the April issue of Wired, Clive Thompson on the Cyborg Advantage.In this article, Clive tells the story of how, after having been beat by IBM’s Deep Blue, Garry Kasparov observed that “(H)uman smarts and silicon smarts work in very different ways” — “which gave Kasparov an intriguing idea. Instead [...]
May 28th, 2009 · No Comments
Business Week publiched an article challenging the broad asumptions concerning the benefits of digital health initiatives. It is worth reading along with the sidebar article highlighting Newt Gingrich’s Health-Care Mission. In a nutshell, this article provides links to research and cases where the promise of electronic health has not been realized. It is always good [...]
May 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Business week maintains a good collection of health IT articles worth browsing. You may want to check on this periodically.
May 26th, 2009 · No Comments
The Atlantic magazine carried an excellent article recently on electronic government. This article highlights some of the possible applications of technology to streamlining government services.
May 23rd, 2009 · No Comments
As swine flu (or should I be calling this H1N1) was at the top of the news, I saw this story on TV about a genetic scientist who was riveted to his computer screen watching the genetic sequence of the virus as it was changing. He has these strings of numbers and characters coming up [...]
March 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Here is a presentation I gave at the Housing Memory student conference at the Faculty of Information (iSchool), University of Toronto. Enjoy. The Need To Forget View more presentations from Joel Alleyne.
February 3rd, 2008 · No Comments
Last week’s major disruption to world wide Internet services was reported to be the result of cuts / breaks in underwater cables. With two cables damaged last week, Egypt, India and parts of the Middle East were affected, this reminds us of the dependence we have built up in business and community on the Internet. [...]