New York-based Inform Technologies issued a press release earlier this week, reporting the success of their recent partnership with the Washington Times on a major website redesign. Having spoken to both Inform’s CEO Jim Satloff and the Washington Times’ Executive Editor John Solomon, there’s an interesting story to tell of applying semantic technologies in a … [Read more...] about Washington Times amongst newspapers putting semantic technologies to work with help from Inform Technologies
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Is information technology destroying more jobs than it creates? That’s long been the conventional wisdom, of course. Proponents of IT, on the other hand, point to the new types of opportunities created as a result of the march of technology — from programming to analytics to technicians. However, two longtime proponents of IT as an opportunity creator … [Read more...] about Does information technology create or destroy jobs? Or is this even the right question?
Nick Carr created huge waves a few years ago with his Harvard Business Review article and follow-up book titled Does IT Matter? In these works, he opined that information technology is becoming a standard utility, much like the water and electricity that flows into our homes and businesses. And as with water and electricity, it is no longer a competitive differentiator for … [Read more...] about Living on the Grid: why information technology does matter
There's no question that cloud computing, commodity solutions and open-source software have changed our perceptions about the value of IT. Many, in fact, are convinced that information technology is rapidly becoming a standard utility, much like the water and electricity that flows into our homes and businesses. And as with water and electricity, it is no longer seen as a … [Read more...] about Four good reasons to stop viewing information technology as a ‘commodity’
Is information technology destroying more jobs than it creates? That's long been the conventional wisdom, of course. Proponents of IT, on the other hand, point to the new types of opportunities created as a result of the march of technology -- from programming to analytics to technicians. However, two longtime proponents of IT as an opportunity creator -- Erik … [Read more...] about Does information technology destroy or create jobs? Debate heats up
A favorite theme many speakers -- especially futurists -- like to invoke is that we've passed the industrial revolution, or even the information revolution that superseded it, and we're now in some kind of "post-information" revolution. Some people, especially on the European side of the pond, have another name for it, calling it "Industry 4.0." Just to clarify this … [Read more...] about Industry 4.0: It’s all about information technology this time
In a tight economy, even casinos have to watch their budgets, but IT shops have to move fast to keep up with the competition, says Rod Luck, vice president of IT at the Cache Creek Casino Resort in northern California. Casino insider tells (almost) all about securityWith a tight budget, Luck says he and his staff are "pretty much just keeping our systems running," but he's … [Read more...] about Casino Banks on Social Networking, Mobile Technology and Virtualization
Publishing lists of 2012 information technology trends is so cliché that it's almost cliché to write about how cliché it is.But we can't get enough of them. Why? Because it's far more fun to dream about the year ahead, than look back on 2011. Because while the past 12 months were most likely full of transition, budget restraints and other challenges, 2012 is the … [Read more...] about 2012 Information Technology Trends
Recent news coverage has been filled with talk of the split of U.S. Cyber Command from the National Security Agency. It’s a transition that makes sense. Cyber Command is focused on warfighting within the cyber domain while the NSA is focused on intelligence collection, and while the techniques are often the same, the objectives are extremely different. In fact … [Read more...] about Information security is not information technology
The United States is the birthplace of both the personal computer and the Internet. It has written the rules for using business technology to deliver staggering increases in worker productivity. It has given the world major innovations in the microprocessors that power computing and electronics devices of all sizes and functions.The U.S. has quite simply served as the … [Read more...] about Sanity check: Is the U.S. losing its role as the world leader in information technology?