Water pipe robots could stop billions of litres leaking

Posted by & filed under Career, Robotics.

Source: BBC Technology News Date: January 5th, 2023 Link (to 21 second video): https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-64052740 Discussion In what ways is an MIS major relevant to this type of technology? What sorts of MIS skills would help push this technology beyond looking inside water pipes?

An Introduction to the CSRD

Posted by & filed under Career, Environment, ESG.

To many, the CSRD will be a game changer in ESG reporting. But what is it, who will it affect, and when does it come into force? This introduction breaks it all down.  What is the CSRD? The CSRD is the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive.  First proposed in April 2021, this new EU legislation developed… Read more »

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

Posted by & filed under App Economy, Apple, Career.

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

Posted by & filed under Career.

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

Posted by & filed under AI/Artificial Intelligence, Career.

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

Posted by & filed under AI/Artificial Intelligence, Career.

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

Posted by & filed under AWS (Amazon Web Services), Career, SalesForce.

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 »