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Will telehealth be fundamental to smart cities?

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Think about how urban transportation strategy would change if citizens could travel by laptop or mobile device to a doctor visit. Research firm Markets and Markets reports that the telehealth market is expected to reach  $9.35 billion by 2021, from $2.78 billion in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 27.5%. This parallels the growth in the population […]

New Mac malware on the loose: What you need to know

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In the past week, two relatively crude threats to Mac users have surfaced. The malware targets Apple’s operating system, now called MacOS. The first piece of malware, analyzed by researchers Claudio Guarnieri and Collin Anderson and dubbed MacDownloader, was used as part of an attack that targeted the U.S. defense and aerospace industries. The attackers created a fraudulent […]

What will 2017 bring to smart cities?

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What do the pundits see the future holding for smart cities? Interestingly,  many of the predictions have to do with what smart cities will not do, rather than what they will accomplish. This maps with IDC’s prediction that by “2017, 75% of cities worldwide will fail to take full advantage of smart city data and […]

What to consider when rolling out big public sector programs

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On a Friday night late last year, my home state of Massachusetts formally flipped the switch and converted to no-stop electronic tolling on the infamous Mass Pike. Everyone who has experienced no-stop electronic tolling appreciates the time savings it creates — and how it eliminates looking under floor mats for that extra quarter while going 50 mph. I still recall […]

2017: Moving beyond the ‘post-truth’ phenomenon

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The Oxford Dictionary named “Post-Truth” the word of the year for 2016. It was a year when political rhetoric based on emotions rather than facts tapped into the social psyche across much of the Western world, a trend that drove significant decisions that surprised many. Whilst pundits will continue to examine and explain this phenomenon, as will […]

Cómo transforma la tecnología IoT la salud pública

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Pocos esperaban que los dispositivos de fitness se convirtieran en una moda y ahora controlar los 10.000 pasos diarios que debemos realizar las personas es un tema de conversación en cualquier cena o cóctel. Incluso, andar por la oficina se está convirtiendo en una extensión del gimnasio y si hace diez años nadie consideraría estos […]

Comment les objets connectés sont en train de révolutionner la santé

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Les applications de coaching sportif et autres petits appareils connectés sont tombés dans le domaine du tout-venant. Il est même devenu courant de fanfaronner d’avoir marché ses 10 000 pas journaliers lors d’un dîner ou d’une soirée entre amis. Le simple fait de devoir marcher d’un point à l’autre de l’open-space est devenu une extension […]

What millennials bring to – and gain from – a career in public sector

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It’s not a 9-to-5 job. It’s a calling. It’s 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – and it changes your life. That’s what I tell new graduates as they start their careers at CSC in the hopes of recruiting them to the public sector space. It’s a space I have worked in my […]

A new take on the cybersecurity talent gap

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There has been a lot of writing about the cybersecurity skills gap that challenges enterprises and government agencies. I’ve certainly written my share on the subject, including this post of mine from about a year ago, 5 Cybersecurity Gaps That Spell Opportunity In 2016. However, not everyone agrees that there is a dearth of cybersecurity talent. […]

Realpolitik for our digital age

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Recently, I had the honor to speak to the European Parliament in a conference titled “Politicians in a Communications Storm.” The question the parliamentarians were grappling with was how complex humanistic ideas such as the European project can be secured and developed in a world of #brexit, #therealdonaldtrump and the #ColombianPeaceProcess. There are no simple […]