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Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Drupal & Hosted Drupal Newspapers Running on Drupal This is a demo site showcasing newspapers running on Drupal, a popular open source content management system. Major Commercial PageSuite Commercial software, pricing not available, demo not functioning. System information here. Bondware Newspaper website software.

What’s next for educational software?

George Siemens

Most educational software instantiates physical learning spaces. This is reflected in learning management systems, virtual classrooms, and interactive whiteboards. Educational software in common use today assumes that structure exists a priori. Technical systems will become another node in our overall cognitive systems.

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.

Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design

Adaptive Path

Jeff Sussna is an internationally-recognized systems thinker and IT expert, combining engineering expertise with an ability to bridge business, creative, and technical perspectives. This is where organizational design and system design really become inseparable. And our systems get better and better as we go. couple things.

Networks and Systems

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It''s interesting that he makes the point about ''systems'' twice. To use his own words, he sees at least some networks as systems. And systems are very different from networks. system''s structure and behavior may be decomposed via subsystems and sub-processes to elementary parts and process steps. watch is a system.

Systems Thinking, Safety and Risk Management

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Several participants cited the sharp rise in volume and speed of high-frequency trading over the past decade as an example of a current practice that is potentially increasing volatility and systemic risk in financial markets.  Financial systems are an example of such complex engineering systems.  it's not true. 

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.  .

Changing thinking, changing systems

Harold Jarche

“The challenge of the coming century is to change the value system of society. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. Tweet Here are some of the insights and observations that were shared on Twitter this past week. Friday's Finds

7 critical aspects of Tibbr’s big step forward for enterprise social software

Ross Dawson

Marc Benioff of Salesforce once asked “why isn’t all enterprise software like Facebook?&#. When I first heard about Tibbr my first thought was about the potential for enterprise social software to integrate deeply into the nuts and bolts of enterprise applications. hope to have the video of my presentation up before long.

Embedding social learning into texts and enterprise software

Jay Cross

He worked on the PLATO system for Control Data. Joe told me the PLATO system had a key which enabled you to page the author of the material you were working with. Learning is social. Business is social. People are social. So why are so many of the forays into learning technology anti-social? Learning. Joe adds social to the mix.

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.

Digital Twin: Bringing the Physical and Digital Worlds Closer Together

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The McKinsey report identified the applications areas where IoT solutions will have the biggest impact. These include:  .

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. and eLearning 2.0

The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work

Luis Suarez

” videos. You would expect that they may well have, but have they really ? Some really good stuff in there! In fact, it’s been all along!

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Learning systems today primarily push information to students.  Why is it so important to foster a more entrepreneurial style of learning? 

Managing Multiple Learning Managment Systems - The High Cost of Choice

Dawn of Learning

However, when courses are sent to a learning management system, content owners have no idea if the LMS is enforcing the agreed upon rules.

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Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

assets , which can be tangible, e.g., cars, buildings, smartphones; or intangible, e.g., patents, software, data sets. What is identity?

The Rise of the Platform Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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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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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 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

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

the internet, electric car, software, etc.) Design is no longer just for physical objects, e.g. cars, bridges, shoes, jewelry, smartphones.

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. 

What Will Life Be Like in an AI Future?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Innovation Political Issues Smart Systems Supercomputing Technology and Strategy

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The MIT Second Machine Age Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As Brynjolfsson said, advances in AI software, robotics and related technologies are quite amazing.  Jobs, however, are down. 

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

ID3 is developing software mechanisms and an open software platform to implement and enforce these principles.  .

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What Should We Think of Machines that Think?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complexity of AI software.  “We are all familiar with errors in ordinary software.  as its annual question. But wait!  Should we panic? 

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? 

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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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. 

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 Continuing Evolution of Service Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This blind spot threatens to hinder the development of effective innovation policies and the development of new business models and practices…”.

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.”.

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.

Are Smart Cities Empty Hype?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Highly complex systems need time to evolve.  . A couple of weeks ago I participated in an online debate sponsored by The Economist. 

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Design principles in DSS software

Dave Snowden

An exciting week in Singapore with a series of events including IRAHSS 2013 all held in the Raffles City Convention Centre.

The Era of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Any problem that can be expressed as a set of instructions can be codified in software and executed in such stored-program machines.  players. 

The Coming Robotics Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Hi, Robot: Work and Life in the Age of Automation , reads the Hamlet-inspired cover of the July, 2105 issue of Foreign Affairs.