Is digital connectivity threatening your privacy?

Dr Rachelle Bosua It is 11.15am and you are in the middle of a doctor’s appointment when a reminder message for your Melbourne to Sydney flight that departs in two hours, pops up on your mobile phone. It warns you that with the current traffic conditions you will need to leave your location in the…

How IoT and Connected Devices are driving the revolution in Healthcare Industry

Over the past few years, we have observed an exponential progress in the capacity and capability of new healthcare technologies representing the vision of a very different model of healthcare. Technology is redefining the future of healthcare industry. The sync up between vast amounts of available data with the help of cloud computing and machine…

Online shopping: Retailers seek visibility in face of Google control

Michael J. Armstrong, Brock University and Anteneh Ayanso, Brock University Customers often find retailers online using Google. For example, type “laptop” into the wildly popular search engine, and you will quickly see web links related to laptop computers. Some of those are “sponsored links,” also known as retailer ads. Those retailers paid Google to display…

How luxury carmakers can reduce waste and improve efficiency

Mark Esposito, Grenoble École de Management (GEM); Khaled Soufani, University of Cambridge, and Terence Tse, ESCP Europe The luxury automotive industry has traditionally focused on high quality design and manufacturing, as well as prestige marketing. Its above-average cost-of-sales component (on average, 80% of revenue) indicates that significant cost-saving opportunities. Net profit margins in this century-old…

Helping autonomous vehicles and humans share the road

Jeffrey C. Peters, Stanford University A common fantasy for transportation enthusiasts and technology optimists is for self-driving cars and trucks to form the basis of a safe, streamlined, almost choreographed dance. In this dream, every vehicle – and cyclist and pedestrian – proceeds unimpeded on any route, as the rest of the traffic skillfully avoids…

Cloud, backup and storage devices: how best to protect your data

How much data do you still store only on your mobile, tablet or laptop? Shutterstock/Neirfy Adnene Guabtni, Data61 We are producing more data than ever before, with more than 2.5 quintillion bytes produced every day, according to computer giant IBM. That’s a staggering 2,500,000,000,000 gigabytes of data and it’s growing fast. We have never been…

Textbooks in the digital world

Textbooks in the digital world Ella Russell, a second grade student at Jamestown Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, works on an e-book during class. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Kui Xie, The Ohio State University and Nicole Luthy, The Ohio State University For decades, textbooks were seen as the foundation for instruction in American schools. These discipline-specific…

What are digital social innovations?

Müge Ozman, Télécom École de Management – Institut Mines-Télécom and Cédric Gossart, Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) One of the problems that we encounter in our research on digital social innovation (DSI) is related with defining it. Is it a catch-all phrase? A combination of three trendy words? Digital social innovations (DSI) are often associated with positive…