Governor Schwarzenegger's 2010 State of the State Address
“ While we still have a long way to go, the worst is over for California's economy. And the really good thing is that we have the right economic mix going forward -- high tech, green tech, bio-tech, Hollywood-tech, farmer-tech and so forth.”
Save your check-in confirmation with the barcode on your mobile device
Technology to promote company’s image Supermarket Smart Cart
Stop & Shop, a chain based in the Boston area, is seeking to change the whole way we shop for groceries — including the dreaded check-out lane.
Shopping Buddy : a wireless touch-screen device that is attached to a shopping cart and scans items placed in the cart by shoppers.
IBM Everywhere Display : Beamed from the supermarket ceiling, this device transforms surface into an interactive computer. In a supermarket, you will be likely to confront it on the floor, where you can access information by tapping your foot on the display.
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the intelligence community uses software that can't handle misspellings
Mr. Abdulmutallab possessed a U.S. visa, but this fact was not correlated with the concerns of Mr. Abdulmutallab's father about Mr. Abdulmutallab's potential radicalization. A misspelling of Mr. Abdulmutallab's name initially resulted in the State Department believing he did not have a valid U.S. visa.
This is a fairly simple problem that commercial software has solved -- misspelling a name in Google does not prevent you from finding the correct search results.
An enterprise perspective: Information systems play a vital role in the success of an enterprise.
Business Are Becoming Internetworked Enterprises
The internet and Internet-like networks (intranets and extranets) have become the primary information technology infrastructure that supports the business operations of many organizations.
The buying and selling, and marketing and servicing of products, services, and information over a variety of computer networks.
Global markets, global production facilities, global partners, global competitors, global customers.
The Role of Information Systems in Business Today Information Technology Capital Investment Information technology investment, defined as hardware, software, and communications equipment, grew from 34% to 50% between 1980 and 2004. Source : Based on data in U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Accounts , 2006.
Techies might finally be able to move into top management
More Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are reporting directly to CEOs.
More CIOs are being included on management committees.
In a recent survey of executives at capital market firms, 89% believed that technology managers would assume greater responsibilities.
A term used to refer to a wide variety of items and abilities used in the creation, storage, and dispersal of data, information and knowledge.
Data: Raw facts, figures, and details.
Numerical, text, multimedia
Information: An organized, meaningful, and useful interpretation of data.
Knowledge : Insight of a subject matter.
Raw data from a supermarket checkout counter can be processed and organized to produce meaningful information, such as the total unit sales of dish detergent or the total sales revenue from dish detergent for a specific store or sales territory. Data and Information
A personal area network (PAN) is a computer network used for communication among computer devices (including telephones and personal digital assistants) close to one person. The devices may or may not belong to the person in question. The reach of a PAN is typically a few meters.
BlueTooth: It is an industrial specification for wireless PANs. Bluetooth provides a way to connect and exchange information between devices such as mobile phones, laptops, PCs, printers, digital cameras and video game consoles via a short-range radio frequency.
A Linux system is sometimes referred to as GNU/Linux .
GNU – free software
Linux has been more widely ported to different computing platforms than any other operating system.
Linux is the most prominent example of free software and of open source development. Its underlying source code is available for anyone to use, modify, and redistribute freely, and in some instances the entire operating system consists of free/open source software.
V irtualization is a technology that makes it possible to run multiple operating systems and multiple applications on the same computer at the same time, increasing the utilization and flexibility of hardware.
Average server utilization rate – 10%
A virtual machine is a software container that can run its own operating systems and applications as if it were a physical computer. A virtual machine behaves exactly like a physical computer and contains its own virtual (ie, software-based) CPU, RAM hard disk and network interface card (NIC). A n operating system can’t tell the difference between a virtual machine and a physical machine, nor can applications or other computers on a network .
Cloud computing is a style of computing in which computing resources are provided as a service over the Internet. Users need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure in the "cloud" that supports them.
Utility computing Companies such as Amazon.com, Sun, and IBM, now offer storage and virtual servers that others can access on demand.
Platform as a service, PaaS This form of cloud computing delivers development environments as a service. You build your own applications that run on the provider's infrastructure and are delivered to your users via the Internet from the provider's servers.
Mainframe, Linux, Windows Server, etc.
Service commerce platforms: software personal assistant. This cloud computing offers a service hub that users interact with: http://www.reardencommerce.com/
Facebook introduced a new terms of service agreement in Feb. 09:
You hereby grant Facebook an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to (a) use, copy, publish, stream, store, retain, publicly perform or display, transmit, scan, reformat, modify, edit, …..
Information technology provides the means to rethink/recreate/reengineer conventional business processes .
Business Processes: Collections of activities, often spanning several departments, that take one or more kinds of input and create a result that is of value to a company’s customers.
Reengineering: The reshaping of business processes to remove barriers that prohibit an organization from providing better products and services and to help the organization capitalize on its strengths.