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Pondering Educational Provisioning

November 2nd, 2015 · No Comments · education, University of Maryland University College

On my white board in my office at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), I have written down three big questions which I hope at some point during my time here to be able to answer: Why are we here? I am interested in answering that question for both the school itself and for […]

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Everything As A Service

January 28th, 2015 · No Comments · CIO, cloud computing, technology

Recently I was on the DorobekINSIDER LIVE show along with Sean Herron, Product Lead and Developer at 18F; and Richard Beutel, Senior Advisor and Counsel for Acquisition Policy House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The link to the show is here. The attitude to Cloud has changed dramatically since I was the CIO at the […]

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Everything Without Wires

April 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · mobility, sensors, technology

One of the great things about teaching classes is how much one learns from the students. I have been teaching a capstone graduate class at the University of Maryland University College, UMUC, http://www.umuc.edu/, about the Management of Technology and Innovation for a number of years. One of the running threads culminating in a discussion in the […]

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A Passing Thought About Knowledge Management Systems

February 5th, 2011 · No Comments · government 2.0, government business

I have been spending time this afternoon working on my UMUC Contemporary Topics in Informatics class. One of the topics my students have been commenting on relates to information sharing. One of the questions I have posed is why are some information sharing efforts successful and some failures. A student wrote: “Who has time to […]

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Signature Lines on Email

December 4th, 2010 · No Comments · General, technology

Apropos of nothing in particular and to take a brief break from grading research papers from my University of Maryland class I teach, I was again reminded of one of the problems I have with signature lines from emails (have I mentioned this before?). Many people have a permanent signature that has some generic sign-off […]

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Ambient Knowledge

August 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments · CIO, education, technology

I have been giving a lot of thought lately about the impact of technology being integrated into everything. In a separate post, I will talk more about that, but until I get that written, one of my students in my Syracuse University class on CIO on “CIO’s and the Global Enterprise”, wrote an interesting discussion […]

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