The printing press, like the internet, has been revolutionary. But technology alone is not enough – access to to it must be open to ensure its benefits are felt.
Cloud computing has become every-day tool, but its security is questionable. New methods are developed to prevent data breaches.
Cloud computing is on the rise, but so are questions about its security. This is why we need systems where the data itself enforces security, not just the cloud system within which it is contained.
Veterans and service members on the job hunt.
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Large numbers of veterans hold misconceptions about IT work that discourage them from pursuing careers in the field.
No money, no access.
The cyber-attack hit 200,000 computers and a number of big global organisations. But it hasn't made much in ransom money.
Does our dependence on smartphones harm our social fabric?
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The more often Americans used their phones to obtain information, the less they trusted strangers. How can this be, and what does it mean?
How to make sense of it all?
More data isn't necessarily better unless it's properly collected, curated and analysed.
The ATO crash didn’t involve a fire, but it almost looked that bad for a while.
The ATO system crash was unusual, but it was handled as well as could be expected.
The campus community can have different cyber priorities.
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Cyber threats are universal. But the appropriate response may be quite different in academia from what works in the corporate world.
Medicare’s IT systems haven’t been carefully planned, they’re the product of an evolution of government policy.
When a system is as complex as that of Medicare’s, it is going to be extremely expensive to rebuild and it is not possible to simply “retrofit” an off-the-shelf product from another company.
Health technology such as apps is changing doctor and patient interaction for the better.
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New tests and drugs have always impacted health care. But completely different kinds of emerging technologies will soon radically alter how health care is both accessed and delivered.
Who’s peeping at your files?
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Repeated data panics have left the public in a state of anger and confusion. How does NHS England fix the problem?
Teaching children to code is nothing new but does that teach them enough about the IT industry.
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Teaching children to code with computers is only part of the challenge to preparing people for a career in the IT industry. But it can also do more harm that good in some cases.
Programs like Hour of Code introduce computer programming to students in an engaging manner.
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If we want students to be well prepared for the 21st century, then we should be teaching coding in school.
Tomorrow’s engineers? Unlikely.
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Some economists and others have argued smart machines are increasingly stealing our jobs. In fact, the opposite may be true.
It’s like this: you have to eat the frog.
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There's ways to help tackle digital distraction - but they all revolve around you wanting to change.
Smartphones allow users to access help, information, or support anonymously and privately.
For every woman who reports domestic abuse, many more remain silent through fear, shame or simply because they don’t know who to turn to. But new digital programs could help.
Only 3% of elderly people know how to access health-related information.
With more health information going online, it has never been easier to proactively manage our health. Problem is, the people who would benefit the most are using it the least.
Future technology won’t just be a gadget we use, it will re-structure our societies.
Throughout history, whenever new technologies have emerged that change our means of production and ability to communicate they have tended to transform society. The rapid technological development of the…
Have you got a supercomputer named after you, Satya? And no it doesn’t run Windows.
I’m not a fan of karma. I’m still waiting for it to come back to the child in my class who pushed me over in the playground and chipped my tooth. That was in 1983 so I’ve been waiting quite a while. By…
But they might also cost £12 billion and arrive, non-functional, 10 years late.
Without the fuss and delays that have plagued so many large government IT projects, a key part of the NHS digital infrastructure was recently migrated and updated in a single weekend. The collection of…