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“Flexible Security”: A Sensible Social Policy for our Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Entrepreneurship and flexible security.  notes the article in its opening paragraph.  What should we do?  Work in the Digital Economy. 

a triple operating system

Harold Jarche

This trinity is not three separate operating systems. [Note: this is a repost from medium.com and a combination of two previous posts]. Action.

cooperation, measurement, security and more

Harold Jarche

Systems thinking helps us find leverage. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media.

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. 

Deaf police to monitor security cameras in Mexico

Mind Hacks

This potentially makes them perfect for the job and likely better than their hearing colleagues. Link to brief new article on the project.

Adventure & security

Dave Snowden

Nothing pleases people more than to go on thinking what they have always thought, and at the same time imagine that they are thinking something new and daring: it combines the advantage of security and the delight of adventure. So new wine for new wineskins, it's a simple test and while it has a delight of adventure it is far from secure.

Can cyber-crime result in global financial systemic risk?

Ross Dawson

Financial systems evolve, and even while banks continually improve their protection, there will be ways to attack banks.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Let The Next Adventure Begin – The What Next (The System of Me)

Luis Suarez

Before I go on and explain what I mean with that system of me, please do allow me to share a story over here that would help explain why I am choosing those words carefully in terms of what I will be doing next. Well, that’s where the system of me  idea kicks in. Unleashing the system of w e! Myself included. elsua.

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.

6 uncertainties that will shape the future of mobile operating systems

Ross Dawson

began by looking at the mobile operating system landscape, showing the forecasts recently made by Gartner, as below. Impact of security issues.

Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Foremost among the problems to be addressed is the need to bolster security in our increasingly digital economy and society.

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Smart Cities as Systems of Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

asked IBM’s chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano when he kicked off the Smarter Cities dialogue at the end of April.  He then proceeded to articulate the two key reasons for focusing on cities, one centered on people, the other on technology and systems. What are the key values around which you want to optimize the overall system

The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home - Energy management, security, safety, and automation of home chores. Privacy, Security, Confidentiality and IP.  Interoperability. 

Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How can we best anticipate the future of a complex, fast changing industry like IT? Data Centers → Cloud. Data Analysis → Data Science, Cognitive, AI.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The notion of IoT solutions built as centralized systems with trusted partners is now something of a fantasy.”  . The cost of connectivity. 

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The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Until the early 1990s, it was quite difficult to get different IT systems to talk to each other. Let me explain.

The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Former national security advisor Tom Donilon and former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano serve as chair and vice-chair respectively. Workforce development.

Is There a STEM Crisis or a STEM Surplus?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

systems engineers, cybersecurity, and intelligence professionals) due to the U.S. workforce. Indeed science and engineering careers in the U.S.

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Computing Beyond Moore’s Law

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Initially, we used these components to develop what in retrospect were not-very-powerful, stand-alone computer systems. Software.

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Bitcoin , the best known cryptocurrency, is both a digital currency and a peer-to-peer payment system.  Why include money in such an exhibit? 

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[shorenstein][liveblog] Juliette Kayyem on communicating about security

David Weinberger

Juliette Kayyem , a former Boston Globe columnist, a commentator, Homeland Security advisor to Gov. Deval Patrick, and a former candidate for governor of Massachusetts, is giving a Shorenstein Center talk about how to talk with the public about security issues. She learned that last lesson from her security experience. Response.

The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Should the company pursue an open or closed system?; . Everything that we formerly electrified we will now cognitize,” he said. 

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 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.”.

Is FinTech Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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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 Promise and Challenges of Health Analytics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On February 24 I attended a workshop in MIT on the Future of Health Analytics.  What are phenotypes?  How can that be? 

The Digital Evolution Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last year, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University published Digital Planet: Readying for the Rise of the e-Consumer. 

An Old Friend, - the IBM Mainframe, - Turns 50

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The operating system for each computer had to be built from scratch as well.”. These are questions I’ve long been thinking about. 

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Why Blockchains Could Transform How the Economy Works

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Finally, Linux emerged in the 1990s as a UNIX-like operating system that over time was embraced by just about everyone.  This is not surprising. 

New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On May 22 I attended the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.  All while the windows of opportunity and response will continue to shrink. 

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A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Chief technology officers loved its emphasis on security.  Lately, the latter kind of stories seem to predominate. IBM barely survived. .

The Rise of the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

firm will keep expanding and adding people as long as doing so is less expensive than securing the additional services in the marketplace. 

What’s the Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Our 21st Century Digital Economy?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They should be exposed to the diversity of human cultures, and the major systems of belief and value with which they have made sense of their lives.

Reflections on Bitcoin

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Bitcoin is both a digital currency and a peer-to-peer payment system.  Just about every aspect of the world’s economy is involved. 

Shaping the Future of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As is the case with any complex system, the Internet’s design has been the result of many different choices. The Technical is Political.

The Slow, Steady March Towards Digital Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Readiness Index aimed to answer two important questions: . Based on their scores, countries were clustered into 4 major readiness groups:  .

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Online reputation systems , where people rank buyers and sellers, are critical to the smooth functioning of collaborative markets. Web 2.0

The Untethered, Hyperconnected Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Stitching together the overall infrastructure to support a variety of cloud services and mobile devices requires discipline, otherwise things will not work or there might be serious security and quality breakdowns.  . After listening to a number of talks and panels throughout the day, I came away with a few key impressions.