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Teaching Today for 21st Century Skills

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 10.01.2014 | Technology
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

It is estimated that over the next 10 years there will be two million unfilled ICT-related jobs globally, correlating with a projected talent gap of 8...

Five Things IT Must Learn From the Automotive Industry

Sumir Karayi | Posted 08.30.2014 | Technology
Sumir Karayi

There is an overriding problem within the IT sector. It goes beyond challenges like the complexity of IT projects, the growth of BYOD, increased workforce mobility or dealing with legacy systems. The big problem in IT is the high degree of waste.

3 Ways to Prepare Future Generations for Careers in Tech That Don't Even Exist (Yet)

Alyssa Frank | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Frank

A few decades ago, a computer practically took up as much real estate as Versailles and the most complex machine used by the average Joe was a lawn mower.

Big Potential for Vietnam's IT Services

Techonomy | Posted 08.17.2014 | Technology
Techonomy

Vietnam plays a small role in global IT services today, but it has big potential to contribute more in coming years. Many Vietnamese IT companies and policymakers want to develop the human capital necessary for future success.

Social Media, Sedition, Sectarianism and Sisi Grip #AMF14

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.31.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Saudi cleric says chatting online is haram" (religiously banned in Islam). According to Saudi daily al-Eqitisadiya, Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a mem...

Is Narrative the New Design? Silicon Valley's Innovation Cycle

Peter Gardett | Posted 05.06.2014 | Technology
Peter Gardett

Silicon Valley in the broadest sense has wrought changes in industrial management, investment and innovation since the beginning of computerization, but the pace has accelerated markedly as mobile, cloud computing and data analytics have become cheaper and more widespread.

The Glitches of Outsourcing IT Services

Donald Cohen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Donald Cohen

The healthcare.gov launch is a debacle for those who believe that we should outsource public services to for-profit companies without adequate planning and oversight. Sadly, when it comes to outsourcing government IT services, the healthcare.gov example is par for the course.

Crowdfunding 2.0: A New Means for Capitalist Participation

Himanshu Sareen | Posted 02.09.2014 | Technology
Himanshu Sareen

The JOBS Act has opened the floodgates for small-time investors. Now there just needs to be a comprehensive platform that attends to this area. Such a tool could maintain momentum for the entrepreneurial renaissance occurring around us.

The Art of Political Pandering

Rich Rubino | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

While voters may say they want our presidential candidates to say what they think, if the candidates do not offer opinions palatable to voters, the electorate is unlikely to reward them come election day.

Could 2016 Be Rand Paul's Moment?

Rich Rubino | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Every so often in American politics a party nominates an insurgent, not because of his/her experience, but simply because their message strikes a resonate chord with the most active faction of the party at that time.

Can Mobile Devices Help Consumers Feel More 'Situated?'

Bob Deutsch | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Bob Deutsch

Nowadays, more often than not, we feel that we live in a world that is too fast, too competitive and too unpredictable. It's not that people don't have answers. They rightly and often don't know what questions to ask.

Rx for Obamacare In Estonia

Monica Gray | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Monica Gray

Where should the administration turn? The answer may lie in Estonia. With a population just 1.29 million, Estonia is one the most advanced e-societies in the world.

The Electoral Purge: The Gravitational Pull That Pries Disaffected Voters Away From Electoral Alternatives and Back to the Two Major Political Parties

Rich Rubino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

It is sheer electoral brilliance that the two major parties, even at their low popularity watermarks, can manipulate the political system and convince the voters that they should not vote for anyone not associated with the two major political parties.

Why The Most Disruptive Force in Tech is Women

Joel Capperella | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Joel Capperella

This new paradigm has opened ears to women's voices in the traditionally male-dominated tech field. In this new world order, women are finding opportunities and rewards by offering perspectives that build out more diverse -- and successful -- high tech companies. In fact, 2013 could very well be labeled the Year of the Woman in Technology.

Our Future Depends On Putting Tech Education At The Core

Cullen White | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Cullen White

If we don't make technology education a priority, we will face a crisis of epic proportions. It is estimated that by 2020 there will be 4.2 million jobs in IT and computing. There is no way we can fill those jobs with American students and an education system that doesn't adequately prepare them.

More Bad Apple: Watchdog Exposes New Chinese Factory Abuses

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.10.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

Apple's growth and reputation for innovation have long been built on the shaky foundation of rock-bottom wages and poor labor conditions in Chinese fa...

ITWorks Delaware Builds on Previous Successes

Tech Impact | Posted 09.05.2013 | Impact
Tech Impact

ITWorks students are single, married, parents, working, unemployed, underemployed, with some college, with no college experience and from a variety of backgrounds. They all share a passion for the technology, but have many different interests within IT.

Mitigating Risks Associated With IT Server Downtime

Richard Tso | Posted 08.26.2013 | Technology
Richard Tso

IT system monitoring has emerged as a tool to help reduce downtime but up until now, IT departments are working in the dark when figuring out the baseline business traffic thresholds and traffic patterns in order to set up monitoring.

An Open Letter to Tim Curry

Dori Hartley | Posted 08.25.2013 | Celebrity
Dori Hartley

We are with you Tim. Your fans are not like any other fans. We're not just fans -- we're what you made of us, and what you made of us is pure love.

From Battlefield to The IT Field: My Story of Transition

Courtney Beard | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact
Courtney Beard

Today, I am working for Cisco Systems as a Network Consulting Engineer, using my knowledge of cyber security, my security clearance, and past experiences from the military all in one place. And it all began with taking the first step and signing up for a program that was there to assist a transitioning veteran such as myself.

Why Can't I Bring my Cloud-based Consumer Apps to Work?

Ric Telford | Posted 07.14.2013 | Technology
Ric Telford

If you're like most of us, you always keep your smartphone or tablet within arm's reach and have become accustomed to limitless access to information anytime and anywhere from an array of aesthetically designed, simple and user friendly apps.

Congressional Contrarians Pay a Political Price for Their Dissent, but Are Often Vindicated by History

Rich Rubino | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

As 1952 and 1956 Democratic presidential nominee Adlai E. Stevenson reminds us: "All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions."

Want to Grow Your Business? Give Back.

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Sadly, corporate philanthropy is a controversial issue (of all the issues we have to debate). But the reality is, money makes the world go round, and as the theory goes, if corporations have "extra" lying around, it should be reinvested or paid out as dividends to shareholders.

Calling All Companies: Military Veterans Bring Dedication, Motivation, and Leadership

Kathy Mulvany | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Kathy Mulvany

Here in the United States, we lack enough trained people to fill the information technology (IT) jobs that are vital to every industry. At the same time, our returning military veterans need work, and they represent a valuable talent pool that can help meet a growing need.

Non-Interventionism Is Making a Comeback Within the GOP and Rand Paul Is Its New Messenger

Rich Rubino | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Non-interventionism is no longer a fringe position within the Republican Party. It may in fact become what it was for a generation prior to the Cold War: mainstream thinking in the Republican Party.