Security vs. Utility

Doc Searls

I only discovered that feature by experimenting around. The feature also violates normal expectations of what happens when you click once (place cursor), twice (select word), or three times (select all) on text, but I don’t mind. icon icons location bar Mozilla security tool bar

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

Social technologies now play a big part in everything we do, and it is quite clear that many knowledge workers use a variety of social tools and networks not only to help them get work done, but also to learn efficiently while on the job.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. dates to classical Greece How does technology change this? - Most classrooms still dominated by teachers teaching answers and students remembering them We can change the technology but if we haven''t changed the goal we really haven''t accomplished anything.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I got somewhat alarmed when seeing that MS Sharepoint is not mentioned at all in “Digital Habitat&# (book by Etienne Wenger et al on Technology Stewardship for communities). A feature is something that makes a tool usable. ) These are examples of features.

Using Agile Processes to Develop AI-Based Solutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s also quite applicable for mission critical software and infrastructure projects where security, availability, scalability and other ilities are paramount. In June, Adobe announced Technology Previews, an agile development approach for building AI-powered solutions.

How To Use Microsoft Technology To Supercharge Your Fundraising

Beth Kanter

SOS Children’s Villages International uses cloud technology to help fundraise for children in need. How To Use Microsoft Technology To Supercharge Your Fundraising guest post by Justin Spelhaug, General Manager, Microsoft Philanthropies.

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community

Nancy White

Elearning is growing and evolving hand in glove with a constellation of technologies that have their roots in a number of places. ″ tools, there is a constant thread of the dynamic interplay between technology and the groups using it. We are not simply deploying technology.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I got somewhat alarmed when seeing that MS Sharepoint is not mentioned at all in “Digital Habitat&# (book by Etienne Wenger et al on Technology Stewardship for communities). A feature is something that makes a tool usable. ) These are examples of features.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I got somewhat alarmed when seeing that MS Sharepoint is not mentioned at all in “Digital Habitat&# (book by Etienne Wenger et al on Technology Stewardship for communities). A feature is something that makes a tool usable. ) These are examples of features.

The Economic Value of Digital Identity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a world that’s increasingly governed by digital transactions and data, our existing methods for managing security and privacy are proving inadequate. But, like other innovations, digital ID technologies can be used both to benefits society and for undesirable purposes.

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CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Elearning is growing and evolving hand in glove with a constellation of technologies that have their roots in a number of places. ″ tools, there is a constant thread of the dynamic interplay between technology and the groups using it. We are not simply deploying technology.

Free-Market, Free-Trade Capitalism at a Crossroads

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Technology advances like the smartphone and wireless Internet, and the economic development brought about by globalization have led to the dramatic decline of extreme poverty around the world. The global economy has undergone considerable change over the past few decades.

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Blockchain Beyond the Hype

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2016, blockchain made the list of the World Economic Forum ’s Top Ten Emerging Technologies. All potentially transformative technologies are oversold in their early stages. But, does blockchain have the potential to become a truly transformative technology over time?

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Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative"

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 14 January 2011 Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative" Yammer announced a new feature yesterday : Leaderboards Leaderboards gives users access to statistics about their network activity. Business or Pleasure? -

The Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

North America will see the fastest growth in the near term, given its current lead in AI technologies, applications, and market readiness. Highest potential use cases: Autonomous trucking and delivery; Traffic control and reduced congestion; Enhanced security.

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Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains - How Are They Doing After 10 Years?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Bitcoin aimed to become a decentralized cryptocurrency and digital payment system that would enable the secure exchange of digital money without the need for central government authorities or financial intermediaries. Overselling is often the case with just about all promising technologies.

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The New Polymath Booktour - Amsterdam

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Wednesday, 14 July 2010 The New Polymath Booktour - Amsterdam Amsterdam event 13:00 - 13:45, 21st July 2010, Capgemini, Amsterdam, Hoogoorddreef 15 Featured Speaker : Vinnie Mirchandani, author of the recently published book, The New Polymath.

How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home/Service Robots. “Over the next fifteen years, coincident advances in mechanical and AI technologies promise to increase the safe and reliable use and utility of home robots in a typical North American city.”. People have long worried about the impact of technology on employment.

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Why Blockchains Could Transform How the Economy Works

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The October 31 issue of The Economist featured the blockchain in its cover : “The Trust Machine: How the technology behind Bitcoin could change the world.” Blockchains enable institutions who don’t know or trust each other to build highly secure and scalable ledgers of all sorts.

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Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its annual list of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2016. The technologies on the list have been worked on for years. Emerging technology solutions.

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Blockchain and the Future of the Firm

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, not only are large companies alive and well, but as The Economist noted in a 2016 article , “the most striking feature of business today is not the overturning of the established order.

Ngram Faceoff: Hope and fear | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Technology (7). Ngram Faceoff: Hope and fear During this quiet holiday week, we’ve decided to roll out a new feature on the Pink Blog — something we call the Ngram Faceoff. Frequency of freedom vs. security: [link]. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This transformation is driven by the continuing advances of technology. To overcome these major challenges we must fundamentally rethink the IoT’s technology strategies, business models and overall designs.

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The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The classic tractor becomes smart as it adds sensors, computing elements, software and other technologies that help it monitor and adapt to its local environment. Product strategy : Which set of smart, connected product capabilities and features should the company pursue?; .

Reflections on Linux and Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In my opinion, the most important part of the announcement is LinuxONE’s support of the advanced encryption features that have been built into the latest mainframes models, enabling them to support up to 8,000 highly secure Linux systems in one machine. .

Computing Beyond Moore’s Law

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The semi-log graphs associated with Moore’s Law have since become a visual metaphor for the technology revolution unleashed by the exponential improvements of just about all digital components, from processing speeds and storage capacity to networking bandwidth and pixels.

Reflections on the Longevity of Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. Through the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, mainframes were built using highly sophisticated and expensive technologies. These technologies paved the way for the new, distributed client-server model of computing.

Blockchain and the Future of the Firm

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I now want to focus my attention on the provocative questions raised in the book’s latter chapters. “In this era of powerful new technologies, do we still need companies?” How are firms likely to evolve given the continuing advances of Internet-based technologies, as well as emerging blockchain-based technologies such as distributed ledgers and smart contracts? “Are companies passé” in an increasingly decentralized economy?

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Starting about a decade ago with the rise of Web 2.0 , we have seen the explosive growth of social media technologies, - e.g., blogs, wikis and podcasts, - as well as platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with hundreds of millions of users. This is a problem, particularly for younger employees who are extensively using social media technologies in their personal lives, but cannot properly do so at work.

Apple’s content blocking is chemo for the cancer of adtech

Doc Searls

Here’s Apple’s tech-speak on the feature: Your app extension is responsible for supplying a JSON file to Safari. So rampant, in fact, that T.Rob Wyatt, a security expert, calls adtech “the new digital cancer.” advertising Technology VRMThe tide of popular sentiment is turning against tracking-based advertising — and Apple knows it.

Time for digital emancipation

Doc Searls

For that we need are first person technologies : ways to engage as equals on the open Net, including the feudal Web. As part of this promise, every Member agrees to provide reasonable protection for the privacy and security of Member Information shared with that Member.

Earth to Mozilla: Come back home

Doc Searls

That last item — an extensive bill of particulars — featured this sidebar: The link goes to An Open Letter to the Mozilla Corporation. User: If this “feature” becomes part of FireFox you’ll loose many users, if we wanted Chrome like browser we wouldn’t have chosen FireFox.

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A (so far) suckless printer at a good price

Doc Searls

So the unit can know, for example, the wi-fi access point security code. Neither my MacBook Air nor my wife’s can play CDs or DVDs (in fact most small new laptops don’t have that feature); so we had to fire up an old laptop and install though that.

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The Untethered, Hyperconnected Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Top down strategy plans take too long to formulate and generally don’t work so well because technologies and markets are changing so fast. Unlike the academic panel, the CIOs emphasized the need for ROI analysis and careful planning, especially when considering big technology bets. Operational excellence entails improving the existing products and services of the company with a string of incremental innovations that will add new features, lower cost and improve quality.

The initial design influences everything else

Harold Jarche

How is security portrayed? Architectural models address built environments, emphasizing both interior and exterior features of building design that allow, encourage, prohibit, or inhibit various behaviors. Learning Performance Improvement Technology Work

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Kindle.The Universal Textbook?

Mark Oehlert

Not a bad feature list. Geez, the popular novel is the least of my concerns when this kind of technology comes onto the scene. Again this is first gen and just like with the iPhone, I'm sure there is a software/firmware upgrade path to add some of this features.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter | Main | Netvibes Ginger - Promote on Blog Feature test » March 06, 2008 Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP HBR IdeaCast 80: Where Does Strategic Innovation Come From?

The Evolution of Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The same critical technologies that are transforming just about every aspect of life around us - from the way we interact with each other to the way we conduct business, - are poised to usher the concept of universal mobile digital money to every corner of the world. What are those key transformative technologies? Many standards remain to be defined and agreed to, especially around identity and security.

The Data Center in the Cambrian Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The acceptance of the Internet introduced a whole new set of technologies and standards for interconnecting all these components, not only in IP networks but across the World Wide Web, different kinds of communications, computer Grids , distributed applications, and so on. Security is also critical, so few people can get near the actual machines. Tags: Cloud Computing Complex Systems Innovation Technology and Strategy

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Reflections of the Evolution of Capitalism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a similar way, dependence on the profit motive, and on individual entitlements based on private ownership, are seen as archetypal features of capitalism. Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and StrategyThe Cold War was an era of military, political and economic conflicts between the communist world led by the Soviet Union , and the Western world , led by the US.

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3 Reasons Why Every LMS Needs Tin Can API Functionality

TOPYX LMS

Tin Can API “is a brand new specification for learning technology that makes it possible to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has (online and offline). This API captures data in a consistent format about a person or group’s activities from many technologies.”

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The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There are lot of new technology developments in ed tech but a lot of business plans come straight out of South Park. The ‘department of academic technology’ used to me off playing in the corner. But over time the LMS companies began adding features, sometimes of questionable value.

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On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

“A digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. For example, some tokens, depending on their features, may be subject to US federal or state securities laws.