Lessons in Spanish e-health
The rise and fall of the Government 2.0 Think Tank
January 18, 2008
Back in June 2006, when Facebook was still a university phenomenon, a group of civil servants started up the Government 2.0 Think Tank (G2TT) in Ottawa. Led by Patrick Cormier, then a military lawyer and a project director at the Department of National Defence (DND), G2TT's aim was to provide a forum to connect people who want to use open source and Web 2.0 concepts to make governments more efficient and interactive.
Scheduling physicians into the workflow of multiple healthcare sites is a major administrative headache, as most of these institutions use outdated or even paper-based systems.
A home-grown Web-based application called Chyma has been adopted by many Canadian communities to tackle scheduling and communications of doctors.
"The past two quarters are the strongest we've seen in our 25 years of operation," says Terry Power, president of CNC Global, a Toronto-based IT recruiting firm. "We are seeing more demand today than we did during the dot-com and Y2K eras."
That's one of the key findings of a Canada-wide IT hiring trends tracking report recently released by CNC Global, a Toronto-based IT recruiting firm.
The idea of an autonomic, self-healing computer that mimics the way the nervous or immune systems work in humans, is a tantalizing possibility. And there is no question there is an urgent need and huge market for it.
Collaboration means more than a warm fuzzy feeling. It will be the central, defining business concept of a new type of borderless organization and the driving economic force in the 21st century.
Imagine an IMAX-sized TV screen for your living-room that you could roll-up and down; wireless electronic wallpaper that changes colour, form and design with your mood; electronic newspapers that look and feel like real paper, thereby saving millions of trees from daily slaughter.
First, children living near power lines were believed to be at risk for leukemia. Then, cell phones were going to fry our brains. Now, should we worry about Wi-Fi hotzones?
Prompted by citizen concerns , the Toronto Board of Health is conducting a study of the potential health risks posed by Toronto Hydro Telecom's plans to blanket the downtown core with Wi-Fi access points.
The storyline in the Da Vinci Code may be a flight of religious fancy – but the actual images in the movie have to look real to audiences.
Computer-generated (CG) images were used extensively in the summer blockbuster, all created with Autodesk Maya 3D animation software.
Who are we? Where do we come from? What links all humanity?
Social critics say technology removes meaning from human lives, but there is a project underway that will answer many of these eternal questions.
He presides, Solomon-like, over the purse-strings of his organization. All manner of internal departments compete for finite funds, all with urgent needs. Which projects will live, and which ones will die? These are the decisions he must make daily.
Donald Tapscott sniffs yet another dramatic paradigm shift in the eddies and currents of today's business and social trends: from traditional, closed, stale economics to open, orchestrated, transparent "Wikinomics."
Raj Setty, the man who wrote the book – literally – on personal development for techno-geeks who need to get a life, is no stranger to the grinding overtime, panic-stricken searches for technical material, and boom-and-bust cycles of IT careers.