Caller ID: A Simple Feature with Complex Effects

Posted: 10/13/2018 - 02:40
We’ve all been there: you pick up an incoming call to hear silence...or a request for personal information...or a recorded message...only to regret picking up the call. But you’ve also probably been on the other side: you’ve ignored a call from a number you don’t recognize only to find out it was the delivery driver looking to validate your address...the bank calling to let you know there has been suspicious activity on your card...or the doctor calling with updates from your last appointment.

Gillian K. Hadfield: Remaking the Rules for the 21st Century

Posted: 10/09/2018 - 05:07
Academic and author Gillian K. Hadfield is a pioneer in pushing the current legal system into the 21st century. 
 
Hadfield is a Faculty Affiliate at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Toronto and the Center for Human-Compatible AI at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also teaching Legal Design Lab (with Dan Ryan) at the University of Toronto.  Her research is focused on the need to reform and redesign legal systems in market democracies.  
 

Time to Worry about your Software Supply Chain?

Posted: 10/09/2018 - 00:07
Software has become crucial to every industry. Yet ensuring the software system you are buying or licensing is authentic and free from defect or malware is a challenge. The QA procedure in old-school manufacturing is to test a random set of newly delivered widgets for their compliance with approved specifications. But you can’t really take the same simple approach with software. 
 

Outsourcing: Agile Culture in Business

Posted: 10/08/2018 - 21:57
recent study by McKinsey and the University of Oxford on 5,000 large IT projects showed that 17 percent go so poorly that they threaten the very existence of the company. In addition, over half go massively over budget and deliver 56 percent less value than predicted. An example of this is finding a home listed for $250,000, paying $275,000, and moving in to find that it is really only worth $125,000.

Re-engineering a Corporate Real Estate Service Organization: Strategic Sourcing

Posted: 10/06/2018 - 00:38
In Part I: Operational Review, the team identified what needed to be done and determined the optimal delivery model. In Part II: Strategic Sourcing, we will examine the strategic sourcing process, including: 
 
  1. Supplier Pre-Qualification
  2. Bid Strategy
  3. Request for Proposal/Solution/Partner Development

Partnering for Purpose: Technology Powered Networks Leading Change

Posted: 10/03/2018 - 00:51
Much has been written about the ways in which technology can be used to drive not just efficient businesses, but ethical ones. The spotlight is squarely on emerging and disruptive applications and the impact they can have on the world. But what is often overlooked is the true engine behind these things succeeding: partnership.  
 

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