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The Untold Costs of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

But that’s where the problem lies, what I call the untold costs of social networking. It’s in our genes. At least, to some of us. On purpose.

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Managing Multiple Learning Managment Systems - The High Cost of Choice

Dawn of Learning

Post Type: Blog post. In fact, it’s a scattered and fragmented market, one that is wreaking havoc on Learning & Development. The Reason. read more.

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Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They are highly motivated to bring to market new products which offer significantly improved designs and/or lower costs, and thus gain competitive advantage and market share from the established leaders in their segment of the market.  Mandel summarizes the economic research evidence in two words: It depends. markets.”

The top 10 opportunity costs for single source content strategy

Dawn of Learning

What is opportunity cost? We compare items, adjusting for cost, value and relevance. This is one symptom of a high opportunity cost.

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Learning and Performance Support Systems

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What follows is a version of the case we presented to NRC senior executive in order to have this program approved.

How Can We Ensure that Our Complex AI Systems Do What We Want Them to Do?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Software-intensive systems are generally quite flexible, - able to evolve and adapt to changing product and market requirements.  Cyberattacks. 

Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

I’ve recently been working with Sameer Bhatia the CEO of ProProfs as I was going through an evaluation of various online tools that support easy, fast, low-cost testing and quiz tools. Evaluation Criteria For the specific need I was looking at, I was looking for the following out of a solution: Cost : Is the tool free or very-low cost to use?

A Neural, Digital System for the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Brian Arthur , - The Second Economy.  Dr. Arthur is external professor at the Santa Fe Institute and visiting researcher at PARC’s Intelligent Systems Lab. This second, digital economy is essentially acting as the neural system for the overall economy. Now it is developing a neural system.  What does this mean? 

Complex Sociotechnical Systems: the Case for a New Field of Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are enabling us to develop systems with huge numbers of interconnected components and sophisticated software that infuses them with seemingly unlimited capabilities.  But, we have much to learn on how to best design and operate these systems.  Let me discuss a few.  . Sussman calls this evaluative complexity. 

The cost of codification

Harold Jarche

At the highest level of abstraction (you have a conversation with yourself) the cost of codification is very low as you have a 100% shared context (hopefully). On the other hand if you want to share your knowledge with everyone then the cost of codification will approach infinity. Friday's Finds

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Real Profitability Part II: classical System Integrators

Martijn Linssen

For now, I think youll just feel bad for the poor system integrators - or at least their employees? Note the different currencies. dollar.

Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets

Tony Karrer

In fact, because content management is now so ubiquitous in almost all social networking systems (including Microsoft SharePoint), many companies are finding ways to leverage these tools to help aid content development. Is it lower-cost development? They have Articulate courses, classroom courses, SharePoint sites, etc. Sound familiar?

A learning system to meet the needs of a complex knowledge era

George Siemens

gave a talk on the type(s) of learning system(s) that are needed to address complex knowledge needs. We can’t simply “optimize”, “make more efficient”, and “drive down costs” in planning the structure of tomorrow’s universities. I had the opportunity to stop by edX last.

Dr. Watson, Please Report to the Health Care System

Andy McAfee

It has very low marginal cost. It’ll be very expensive to build and train Dr. Watson, but once it’s up and running the cost of doing one more diagnosis with it is essentially zero, unless it orders tests. champion supercomputer , to the task of medical diagnosis. For the Jeopardy! Dr. Watson would then go to work.

An Operating System for the Mind

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Interestingly, that's how many people used to think of electronic information systems - as mechanisms into which you input facts to facilitate easy discovery and retrieval. The computer, or online systems (such as Minitel) were visualized as giant electronic libraries, with the sum total of the world's knowledge at our disposal. Third.

Managing Multiple Learning Managment System’s - The High Cost of Choice

Dawn of Learning

Post Type: Blog post. In fact, it’s a scattered and fragmented market, one that is wreaking havoc on Learning & Development. The Reason. read more.

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The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Smart Systems Technology and StrategyArtificial Intelligence.

Insights into the next phase of crowdfunding: tearing down legal constraints and building reputation systems

Ross Dawson

Crowdfunding and reputation systems. Here are a few follow-on thoughts and references: Changing SEC regulations. The Sweet Smell of Progress.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The cost of connectivity.  Even as revenues fail to meet expectations, costs are prohibitively high.  Not future-proof. 

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Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain Revolution , his 16th book, now explains “How The Blockchain Will Transform Everything From Banking To Government To Our Identities.”.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There are few surprises.  Disruptive innovations take time to play out. Its potential for driving business innovation remains untapped.

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On Saving the American Health System: Dr. Donald Berwick's.

Bob Sutton

Financial Times: The Cost of Hidden Bias at Work. The Observer | Business | You could be a genius - if only you had a good system. Main. | 11 Books Every Leader Should Read » On Saving the American Health System: Dr. Donald Berwicks Farewell Speech. To reduce costs, by reducing waste, at scale, everywhere, now.

The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized.   But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ? 

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The Smart London Plan

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Urbanization is one of the major forces shaping the 21st century - right up there with the digital technology revolution and globalization. 

Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While these legacy systems operate with a high degree of robustness, they’re rather inflexible and inefficient.

Rapid Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

While there are a lot of different Learning Management Systems with very different features, the requirements in this situation are a bit different. To me this is a new kind of system. I'm temporarily calling this a Rapid Learning Management System. The system should look and act like an individual LMS for that administrator.


The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Interoperability requires both standardization in the technology stacks, and the ability to integrate systems and platforms across vendors.  .

The Emergence of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The colloquium, - which was part of IBM’s Centennial celebration, - brought together experts across industry and academia to discuss and debate the direction of four key Grand Challenges at the very leading edge of IT:  nano systems, exascale, big data, and cognitive computing. players, is one of the most advanced such cognitive systems

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Such a pull approach to business is quite different from the push approaches of the past. But it then adds three additional management disciplines:  .

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The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Datafication is a fairly new concept associated with our recent data revolution.  They can tell you if you’re likely to get diabetes.”  .

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Trust and the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Firms came into being to make it easier and less costly to get work done. Why do firms exist?  However, markets are not perfectly fluid. 

Reflections on Storytelling

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Another problem is that a number of key financial and government legacy systems are rather inflexible and inefficient. 

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The Continuing Evolution of Service Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

High quality and competitive costs are the key objectives of good products.  However, they’re neither easily visible nor well understood.

AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They said that the service sector will be particularly impacted, as many consumer applications will be handled by self-service automated systems.  .

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Reflections on the Longevity of Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the end of August, IBM announced the latest member of its mainframe family, the zEnterprise EC12.  As pointed out in the announcement, the new system is a result of more than $1B in R&D investments over the past four years, resulting in major improvements in performance, security, availability and other key enterprise features. 

The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies promote economic development by greatly lowering the overall costs of economic and social transactions. Digital Dividends.

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The Evolution of Design Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How do you then deal with such market-facing, people oriented complex systems ?  Their very nature is vague.  You can’t touch them. 

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Systems impact : “The breadth and depth of these changes herald the transformation of entire systems of production, management, and governance.”.