Taking the first step towards IT security: Where to begin

In my previous post, I wrote about some of the many reasons why IT security is vitally important for businesses today. Now I want to look at some of the challenges that companies will face, and some of the technological solutions they will need to consider when deciding to improve IT security. Two considerations before you begin: Let’s say that the executive leadership of a company decides that IT security needs to be more of  …>> more

Getting ready for the unknown

“Many jobs that will exist in the next two decades don’t exist today, in just the same way as the jobs we have today are different from or didn’t exist 20 years ago” – Phil Vokins, Intel. What do a big data analyst, a driverless car engineer, a mobile app developer, a cloud computing specialist, an Uber driver, and a drone operator have in common? Their jobs didn’t exist ten years ago. Things are changing  …>> more

A simple guide to integrating digital learning into the classroom

As the number of schools embracing technology in classrooms increases, providing sufficient support for teachers to integrate new learning tools into the classroom is a major challenge. More attention must be paid to instill confidence with teachers that the technology being introduced into their classrooms is useful and relevant. Technology cannot become a distraction or a burden, or lead to the loss of valuable class time. If educators aren’t prepared or confident in the reliability  …>> more

6 business uses for touch devices and why touch is here to stay

Microsoft touch devices
My boys were about 3.5 years old when we went into an IKEA store one day. Both boys immediately ran up to the display TV in a staged living room and started touching the screen. They figured it should work the same as the touch screen computer in our kitchen. In fact, it wasn’t until they went to school that they learned about a mouse and keyboard. To them, touch is both instinctive and intuitive  …>> more

Mobility and Internet of Things Poised to Transform Healthcare

Compugen healthcare webinar
Hospitals are not the future of delivering healthcare. According to the Global Innovation Survey recently released by Intel, it’s clear that people are ready for a new model of healthcare, one that embraces technology allows them to take more control and rely less on physical facilities for treatment and care. Among the interesting findings of the survey: • 57% of 1,200 respondents said traditional hospitals are on the road to becoming obsolete; • 75% said  …>> more

The IT Cheshire Cat

Remembering the glory days of innovation in corporate IT For lovers of Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland, the Cheshire Cat has special appeal. Distinctive among Wonderland characters, the Cat is enigmatic creature that maintains a cool, grinning outsider status. The Cat appears and disappears at will, at times revealing only its toothy grin as evidence of its presence. Innovation within the Information Technology department, it seems, is like the Cheshire Cat. It appears and disappears  …>> more