Amazon, Meta, Netflix: Why Big Tech Is Facing Massive Layoffs | WSJ

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Source: Wall Street Journal Date: November 23rd, 2022 Link to 4 minute 45 second video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYVMuWGCtK4 Discussion This is an important discussion for the Intro to MIS class, as layoffs in the tech industry have a direct impact on MIS majors. The video talks about Apple’s decision to ask users if they want to be… Read more »

Mass layoffs don’t deter tech workers as they stick with sector, look to startups

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Source: Toronto Daily Star Date: November 18th, 2022 Link: https://www.thestar.com/business/2022/11/17/mass-layoffs-dont-deter-tech-workers-as-they-stick-with-sector-look-to-startups.html Discussion What is it about technology careers that means that there can be massive layoffs at Amazon, Twitter and such, but “Although many are getting laid off, they’re able to find new jobs quite quickly.”? What sorts of careers in technology are available to MIS… Read more »

Unlocking the value of AI
across seven key industries

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Source: KPMG Date: November 15th, 2022 Discussion 1) Why are these percentages like this? 2. “ Executives widely believe in AI’s ability to deliver value. Ninety-two percent agreeAI would make their organization run more efficiently, and individual industries reportconfidence in AI’s potential to solve some of their biggest challenges. Indeed, atorganizations where AI has been…

3 Reasons Your Organization Will Need External Algorithm Assessors

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AI algorithms are increasingly responsible for a variety of today’s interactions and innovations—from personalized product recommendations and customer service experiences to banks’ lending decisions and even police response. But for all the benefits they offer, AI algorithms come with big risks if they aren’t effectively monitored and evaluated for resilience, fairness, explainability and integrity. To assist business leaders with monitoring and evaluating… Read more »

Pacific Island Fiji aims for a high-tech future

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Source: BBC Businessw Date: October 10th, 2022 Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-62830770 Discussion I work at the University of Montana, in Missoula. When I came here 20 years ago, the only way for Management Information Systems graduates to get a good career was to leave Montana. Since then we’ve worked to bring tech consulting firms into Missoula. The… Read more »

Why ‘digital literacy’ is now a workplace non-negotiable

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Source: BBC Worklife Date: October 10th, 2022 Link: https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20220923-why-digital-literacy-is-now-a-workplace-non-negotiable?utm_source=bbc-news&utm_medium=right-hand-slot Discussion What are you doing to make sure that you meet the “greater expectation for employees to nimbly adopt whatever technology comes with their job as well as adapt to ever-changing tools and approaches. Workers are also expected to use technology strategically: from working off their personal… Read more »

The virtual cutting edge: how augmented reality is poised to transform surgery

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Source: Toronto Daily Star Date: September 30th, 2022 Link: https://www.thestar.com/business/mars/2022/09/29/the-virtual-cutting-edge-how-augmented-reality-is-poised-to-transform-surgery.html Discussion In what other ways, besides surgery, could a tool like this be used? Why would an MIS degree be useful in this field, or how would you put an MIS to use in this field?

Salesforce’s low-code workflow tool aims to unify CRM giant’s largest acquisitions

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Salesforce is a big, complex set of services, which has been augmented via acquisition with several other big complex services, including MuleSoft, Tableau and Slack, three companies the CRM giant acquired in recent years. The company has been looking for ways to make all of these tools (including Salesforce itself) work better together, and it thinks the answer is… Read more »

Canadian companies eye Ukrainian tech workers amid Russian invasion

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Source: Toronto Daily Star Date: March 24th, 2022 Link: https://www.thestar.com/business/2022/03/09/canadian-companies-eye-ukrainian-tech-workers-amid-russian-invasion.html Discussion What might be some issues for tech companies using Ukrainian tech workers? Why are Canadian (and US) companies so eager to hire Ukrainian tech workers?

Students struggle as school goes online-only in 4 provinces after Christmas break

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Ellen and Rafael Robles tried to have everything in order for Monday morning when their son, Bento, started school virtually after the holiday break rather than in person: a good desk, chair, headphones and an iPad. Still, the morning got off to a rocky start for the family in Woodbridge, a suburb of Vaughan, Ont., north of Toronto. “The… Read more »