As concern arises over the potential military consequences of highly technological innovation in China and other nations, the Pentagon is working on creating a program that will track and analyze these new technological advances. The program will focus on technology research, patents, military records and interview shows. Over the past few decades, we have seen the change from the Cold War of intelligence gathering to the current global climate of information available over the Internet that challenges the traditional methods of intelligence gathering. The sheer volume of data (big data) and information overwhelms the ability of analysts to produce intelligence from new electronic sources.
2013 brought about many advances in technology as the world continues to move towards the Internet of Things, Big Data continues to increase, and mobile devices turn over faster than anyone can keep up with. So as 2013 nears to an end, the question becomes, what will advances in technology bring in 2014? Frank Gens, Senior Vice President and Chief Analyst at IDC predicts, "In 2014, we'll see every major player make big investments to scale up cloud, mobile, and big data capabilities, and fiercely battle for the hearts and minds of the developers who will create the solutions driving the next two decades of IT spending. Outside the IT industry, 3rd Platform technologies will play a leading role in the disruption (or "Amazoning") of almost every other industry on the planet."
Big data, the term coined for the collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications, has been steadily gaining its popularity. As the medical field continues to grow and change, big data is increasingly playing a bigger role. Under the auspices of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, (HITECH Act), the U.S. government is requiring healthcare providers -- hospitals, clinics and private practices alike -- to implement EHRs or Electronic Health Records.
XSi has been tracking the Supap Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons Inc. Supreme Court case. We can’t believe it’s taken the rest of the U.S. until now to be aware of just exactly what this means to all consumers including individuals, businesses and government buyers. If the Supreme Court rules in favor of Wiley, then no one will be able to resell a product they own if it was manufactured overseas. Which is just about everything these days. We are talking iPhones, Toyota cars, Antiques, TV’s, computers, gaming systems, toys, etc.
On Monday, October 8th, an investigative report was issued by Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The report, "Investigative Report on the U.S. National Security Issues Posed by Chinese Telecommunications Companies Huawei and ZTE," was issued as a result of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence initiating an investigation in November 2011 to inquire into the counterintelligence and security threat posed by Chinese telecommunications companies doing business in the United States.
Have you ever owned a foreign made car? What about a foreign made computer? Perhaps an iPhone? Have you ever decided you wanted a new one and before you buy it you’d like to sell your old one to offset costs? Well, if you’re like the majority of people the answer is more than likely YES! If so, you might be surprised to find out your chances of doing that in the future just might be in jeopardy.