Children are at the heart of the battle between usefulness and security. Can we trust Big Tech to find solutions to making computers, and life online, safer for them?
With outdated delivery systems at many hospitals and clinics, mistakes can lead to costly duplication of services and poor patient outcomes. But there are ways to fix the current system.
Digital health can improve care, but in Ontario, health data are still fragmented, despite billions of dollars spent over the last two decades to enable fast and secure exchange of health information.
The battle between media companies and foreign governments over who controls the news dates back some 150 years, to when European and US wire services dictated the world’s headlines.
Teachers still hold the key to children’s learning and no keyboard or screen can replace their role.
In response to the Covid-19 epidemic, more than 50 countries have developed tracing applications to help alert citizens and authorities when outbreaks occur. But the process is anything but simple.
South Africa would benefit greatly from the rich beneficiation experience of Brazil, Russia, India and China.
Businesses need to develop their cyber-resiliency by examining their business practices, and stopping, continuing or starting cybersecurity measures.
Women are underrepresented in technology fields, but especially so in cybersecurity. It’s not just a matter of fairness. Women are better than men at key aspects of keeping the internet safe.
Technology has made life under coronavirus workable and bearable for a great many. But will it mean further intrusions into our privacy that normally would be unacceptable?
Australia is falling behind other countries in digital skills and infrastructure, but smarter planning and investment can turn things around.
In the midst of the information technology revolution, Australia’s productivity growth has been slowing. It ought to have been the other way around.
Accessing the right information in a timely manner is essential, but difficult for newly arrived refugees. Information varies, plus there are language barriers and geographical complications.
Important programs helping older adults learn how to use the internet are effective but limited.
Outside IT projects managed without the knowledge of IT departments are on the rise. What are the risks and possible consequences?
More students must acquire IT skills in order to secure jobs with upward mobility, according to a researcher who developed an index that shows a dramatic growth in ‘IT intensive’ jobs.
Maps can be an invaluable tool in a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis. A pilot project trained Syrian refugees at a Jordan camp to create their own.
Americans’ widespread belief that they live in a meritocracy where anyone can get ahead actually makes inequality even worse, particularly in terms of gender.
Cloud services became popular due to the benefits they can offer to users, but their adoption can be opposed by IT departments.
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.