Friday, November 30, 2018

Automated Vehicle Technology: FCC's Role, 5.9 GHz Band, IoT - The National Law Review

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has a key role to play in driving the development of connected and automated vehicles (“CAV”) technology. As we explained in a recent CAV IoT Update, the FCC has been studying the risks associated with specific CAV technologies that could provide unique channels for potential cyberattacks. This post examines the debate over spectrum allocation for CAV technologies.

Why the FCC Matters to Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Technology

The FCC makes critical decisions about what portions of the radio spectrum will be available for various fifth-generation (“5G”) and other new wireless services, including CAV technologies. Those decisions are part of the FCC’s authority to administer spectrum for use by states, local governments, commercial businesses, and consumers. While the FCC at one time had designated a specific band of spectrum, the 5.9 GHz band for vehicle-to-vehicle (“V2V”) communications, a debate recently was reignited over the future of that band and the best way of enabling spectrum for CAV technologies and for the broader range of next-generation technologies that will be available with deployment of 5G. Although the 5.9 GHz band is not the only portion of the spectrum that enables CAV technologies, it has attracted significant interest from, and debate among, automakers, wireless providers, chip manufacturers, WiFi advocates and others. These stakeholders are debating whether having one band dedicated to CAV is the most efficient and effective means of meeting demands in this country for spectrum access—demands that the recent Presidential Memorandum on national spectrum policy described as “never . . . greater than today, with the advent of autonomous vehicles and precision agriculture, the expansion of commercial space operations, and the burgeoning Internet of Things.”

The Debate: FCC’s Allocation of the 5.9 GHz Band for Dedicated Short Range Communications

In 1999 the FCC first allocated the 5.9 GHz band for a type of wireless communication technology, known as Dedicated Short Range Communications (“DSRC”), which enables V2V and vehicle-to-infrastructure (“V2I”) information transfers. In 2004, when the FCC adopted licensing and service rules for DSRC services in the 5.850 to 5.925 GHz band of the spectrum, its Report and Order explained that DSRC, “provides the critical communications link for intelligent transportation systems,” which are designed to “reduc[e] highway fatalities” and “save lives by warning drivers of an impending dangerous condition or event in time to take corrective or evasive actions.”

Today, the 5.850 to 5.925 GHz band is still allocated for DSRC-based technologies, although an FCC proceeding to consider reallocation of the band has been open for more than five years. At issue are the extent to which: (i) the band should continue to be allocated solely for DSRC and whether that exclusive allocation was necessary; (ii) the band should be preserved for additional automotive technologies; and (iii) the band should be repurposed, partially or entirely, to meet increasing demands for additional unlicensed spectrum and whether CAV technologies could make use of other bands.

Renewed Focus: Questions over Use of the 5.9 GHz Band are Revisited this Fall

The FCC proceeding has received renewed attention this fall. First, NCTA—the Internet & Television Association, which represents the cable industry, issued a letter in October, arguing that the FCC should “conclude its 5.9 GHz proceeding” by issuing “a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking or other appropriate vehicle that: (1) recognizes that the heavy-handed, technology-specific rules of the past have failed, (2) proposes to open all or a sufficient portion of the band to promote unlicensed innovation and investment, and (3) considers how to more flexibly address the need for low-power, point-to-point connectivity in the automotive sector using one or more alternative spectrum bands.”

According to the NCTA, “[t]he marketplace has rejected DSRC” because, first, automakers are “concerned about DSRC’s effectiveness,” second, market-driven alternatives, including cellular vehicle-to-everything technology (“C-V2X”) “are flourishing,” and, third, “conversations about the future of automobile safety have shifted to autonomous vehicles, which today rely on LIDAR [light detection and ranging], cameras, sensors, and radar, potentially supplemented by V2X communications as an additional sensor input.” NCTA also cited the Department of Transportation’s (“DOT”) recent guidance, which we previously covered in another IoT Update, for the proposition that DOT “has shifted focus from DSRC to technology-neutral standards.” DOT’s guidance caused some public confusion about the Department’s stance on repurposing the 5.9 GHz band, but DOT recently clarified in a press release that “[p]reserving the 5.9 GHz band for transportation communications is essential to public safety today and in the future.”

Even within the automotive industry, there is debate over the right course. Some automakers have emphasized DSRC as the right technology for CAV vehicles, while another group has suggested moving beyond DSRC in favor of C-V2X standards.

As companies are debating whether re-allocating the band will lead to interference with DSRC, the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology (“OET”) is studying the issue. At the end of October 2018, that office released a request for comment on a recent report of tests OET performed to evaluate potential sharing solutions between unlicensed devices and DSRC operations in the 5.9 GHz band. Through testing, OET found that prototype unlicensed devices, which provide short-range, high-speed unlicensed wireless connections for applications such as Wi-Fi-enabled radio local networks, cordless telephones, and fixed outdoor broadband transceivers used by wireless internet providers, are “reliably” able to detect DSRC communications. OET reported that the unlicensed devices could prevent interference by detecting DSRC signals and either vacating or sharing portions of the spectrum. The FCC sought comments, which were due by November 28, 2018, to address whether the test results, which suggest that DSRC-based technologies and unlicensed devices can co-exist, should impact the pending proceeding regarding use of the 5.9 GHz band. Notably, the FCC has adopted a similar “listen-before-talk” spectrum protocol in other bands. Outside of the proceedings, FCC Commissioner O’Rielly has stated that he “is confident that at least 45 megahertz” in the 5.9 GHz band “can be reallocated for unlicensed services without jeopardizing automobile safety.”

Broader Implications: CAV Technology and the Race Toward 5G Deployment

The extent to which the 5.9 GHz band should be used for unlicensed services (as opposed to just DSRC or other automotive technologies) exemplifies the larger debate over how and in which bands the FCC should allocate additional spectrum to facilitate 5G deployment. 5G wireless technologies, which are designed to enable wireless broadband services with faster speeds and low latency (i.e., minimal delay in processing data), have received much attention recently, including in this fall’s Presidential Memorandum on national spectrum policy, which announced “it is imperative that America be first in fifth-generation (5G) wireless technologies.”

As we have explained previously in an IoT Update, the rollout and success of 5G networks has significant implications for the future of the IoT ecosystem, which includes CAV technologies. Because 5G promises wireless broadband services with faster speeds and low latency, the deployment of 5G may, for instance, enable cars to collect and share greater amounts of data at a quicker pace, thereby improving driver experiences and equipping cars with more rapid reflexes.

To spur 5G deployment, the FCC has introduced the Facilitate America’s Superiority in 5G Technology strategy (“5G FAST Plan”) to make additional spectrum available for 5G services, including through spectrum auctions, which we also have discussed previously in another IoT Update. The first auction began November 14, 2018, for high-band spectrum in the 28 GHz and 24 GHz bands, but the FCC also is considering, inter alia, reallocation of mid-band spectrum, which could eventually include the 5.9 GHz band. Repurposing the 5.9 GHz band for 5G uses beyond DSRC and other automotive safety technologies would not only make a block of spectrum available for additional unlicensed wireless technologies, but it may also enable a larger speed way of spectrum to be available across bands to enhance the overall effectiveness of 5G deployment.

Next Steps: Looking Forward on the 5.9 GHz Band

As noted, the FCC sought comments on its recent OET tests this month, and replies are due by December 13, 2018. The OET report was part of Phase 1 of a three-phase test plan announced in 2016, and the current request for comments, in addition to asking commenters to address the report and the pending proceeding on unlicensed use in the 5.9 GHz band, also specifically asks commenters to weigh in on whether the report should impact the three-phase test plan. Meanwhile, the FCC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to “propose rules that will promote new opportunities for unlicensed use in portions of the” neighboring 6 GHz band, with comments due 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. Given that the 5.8 GHz band, the 5.9 GHz band’s lower-adjacent neighbor, permits significant unlicensed operations, stakeholders, such as the NCTA, have argued that, if the FCC permits additional unlicensed activities in the 6 GHz band, “DSRC . . . or any specialized automotive technology,” will remain “as an unsustainable technological island.”

Local students train for tech jobs - WILX-TV

JACKSON, Mich. (WILX)-- News 10's Lora Painter spoke with students and educators at the Jackson Career Center where they are preparing for careers impacting many people's daily lives. The center's information technology program teaches high school juniors and seniors the fundamental hard and soft skills to help them launch them into in-demand IT jobs.

Hadley Callebs, a senior at Columbia Central High School, studies at the center, said attending classes while also completing his general education high school work, teaches him a lost about the professional world after graduation. Callebs said, "You establish more maturity, and with that comes more responsibility. You get ready for when you go to college. You get ready for when you actually have a job. You kind of get a feel for your profession that you're going into."

Experts said the need to fill it jobs is serious. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13% in the next eight years; faster than the average for all occupations, meaning more than half a million new jobs.


Information Technology Medical Acquires 2,860 Shares of (NYSE:N) Stock - Fairfield Current

(NYSE:N) major shareholder Information Technology Medical purchased 2,860 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 27th. The shares were acquired at an average price of per share, for a total transaction of . The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Major shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Information Technology Medical also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, August 17th, Information Technology Medical acquired 11,615 shares of stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of per share, for a total transaction of .
  • On Thursday, August 23rd, Information Technology Medical acquired 7,065 shares of stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of per share, for a total transaction of .
  • On Tuesday, September 11th, Information Technology Medical acquired 6,787 shares of stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of per share, for a total transaction of .

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Bank of The West Buys Shares of 4,350 Vanguard Information Technology ETF (NYSEARCA:VGT) - Fairfield Current

Bank of The West bought a new stake in Vanguard Information Technology ETF (NYSEARCA:VGT) in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 4,350 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $881,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of VGT. CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp bought a new position in Vanguard Information Technology ETF during the second quarter worth $261,480,000. Bank of America Corp DE increased its holdings in Vanguard Information Technology ETF by 3.2% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 28,388,281 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $5,149,634,000 after buying an additional 881,831 shares during the period. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC increased its holdings in Vanguard Information Technology ETF by 16,454.8% in the 2nd quarter. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC now owns 745,298 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $4,066,000 after buying an additional 740,796 shares during the period. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. increased its holdings in Vanguard Information Technology ETF by 68.6% in the 2nd quarter. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. now owns 842,528 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $153,137,000 after buying an additional 342,828 shares during the period. Finally, Stuart Chaussee & Associates Inc. bought a new stake in Vanguard Information Technology ETF in the 2nd quarter valued at $28,200,000.

Vanguard Information Technology ETF stock traded down $1.44 on Thursday, hitting $180.88. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 484,742 shares, compared to its average volume of 641,274. Vanguard Information Technology ETF has a one year low of $157.96 and a one year high of $204.44.

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Multinationals can drive ICT boom in South Africa, says Itec Tiynede MD - Intelligent CIO Africa

Multinationals can drive ICT boom in South Africa, says Itec Tiynede MD

Major multinational ICT companies can help drive exponential growth in the South African ICT industry by doing more to develop local skills, companies and partners.

That is according to Simbo Ntshinka, Managing director of black-owned enterprise communications provider Itec Tiyende.

“We have a huge opportunity, as an industry, to create a thriving home-grown ICT industry that is built on local skills and talent, and makes a greater contribution to the national economy,” said Ntshinka.

“The multinationals dominate the industry through their sheer scale – but can help ignite a renewed local ICT boom if we get to a point where small or large projects are implemented through partnerships with level-one black owned businesses.”

Ntshinka says the industry’s efforts to drive empowerment, transformation and skills development have lost momentum in recent years, and while multinationals have well-established go-to-market channels in South Africa, there is more that can be done to empower and create a dynamic local partner network.

“Right now, we see thousands of jobs going unfilled in the ICT industry because of a lack of skills – jobs, that if they were filled, would see the entire industry take off,” said Ntshinka.

“There’s a huge demand for skills, but the supply just isn’t there. At the same time, we have a major youth unemployment problem in this country. It just doesn’t make sense.

“If we create a new wave of partners who use their local knowledge and insights to take the multinationals’ technology to market, we would be helping build a bigger skills base and providing even more opportunities for young South Africans – it’s a virtuous circle.”

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Beckhoff Automation announces EtherCAT G gigabit communication technology

November 29, 2018 – Beckhoff Automation has announced EtherCAT G gigabit communication technology, which by delivers the Gbit Ethernet speeds needed to support data-intensive applications. The latest industrial Ethernet technology expansion is compatible with the globally established 100 Mbit/s EtherCAT standard. In addition, the branch controller model for EtherCAT G enables operation of multiple network segments in parallel.

EtherCAT G supports standard Ethernet transmission rates of 1 Gbit/s. The transmission rates beyond the standard 100 Mbit/s provided by EtherCAT is designed to increase the possible data throughput. With propagation delay times through devices as a limiting factor on the one hand, but boosted by branch model on the other, EtherCAT G can deliver a performance increase, depending on the application.

Fully compatible with the globally established EtherCAT standard, EtherCAT G provides the same capabilities, including built-in diagnostics, high-precision synchronization and telegram processing on the fly. It also conforms to the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard.

EtherCAT G has been developed specifically in anticipation of large-scale applications and greater use of data-intensive equipment, such as machine vision cameras, complex motion control systems and measurement equipment operating with high sampling rates.

EtherCAT and EtherCAT G can be combined within a heterogeneous network. This means that EtherCAT G slaves can operate in a 100 Mbit/s EtherCAT network, and vice versa. In both instances, EtherCAT G equipment falls back to the 100 Mbit/s rate. With the EtherCAT G branch controller model, though, EtherCAT branches can be set up to enable the parallel operation of 100 Mbit/s segments within a 1 Gbit/s network through a conversion of transmission rates. For instance, the upcoming EK1400 EtherCAT G Coupler can create a branch that steps the data rate down from 1 Gbit/s to 100 Mbit/s, making available the range of standard EtherCAT Terminals for use as I/Os on an EtherCAT G network. Based on the branch controller capabilities of the EK1400, the 1 Gbit/s data rate on the EtherCAT G trunk remains unaffected.

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Automotive Communication Technology Market Growth – Key Futuristic Trends And Competitive Landscape 2018-2026 - Market Analysis News

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The exploration report covers a comprehensive investigation of the worldwide Automotive Communication Technology Market including the extension rate of the market amid a foreseen period. Outfitting brief diagram, the report additionally shows the volume and estimation of the worldwide Automotive Communication Technology Market in the up and coming period. The worldwide Automotive Communication Technology Market inquires about report covers primary variables in charge of the advancement of the worldwide Automotive Communication Technology Market. It additionally exhibits the directing players in the Automotive Communication Technology Market alongside a lot of the market.

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Some Major Market Players in Automotive Communication Technology Market are:

  • Toshiba
  • Texas Instruments
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Renesas
  • Microchip
  • Cypress Semiconductor
  • Xilinx
  • Elmos Semiconductor
  • Intel
  • Qualcomm
  • Robert Bosch
  • Broadcom
  • NXP
  • Infineon
  • On Semiconductor
  • Continental
  • Rohm Semiconductor
  • Melexis
  • Vector Informatik
  • and Maxim Integrated
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The worldwide Automotive Communication Technology Market is characterized based on the kinds of the item, application sections, and end-client. Each fragment extension is surveyed together with the estimation of their development in the up and coming period. The related information and measurements gathered from the administrative associations are depicted in the Automotive Communication Technology Market answer to evaluate the development of each fragment. Besides, the worldwide Automotive Communication Technology Market is likewise bifurcated on provincial premise into the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Europe, North America, and Latin America.

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Global Automotive Communication Technology Market Size, Status, Share and Technology Forecast to 2022 - Journal of Industry

“” has added latest research report on “Global Automotive Communication Technology Market”, this report helps to analyze top manufacturersregions, revenue, price, and also covers Industry sales channel, distributors, traders, dealers, research findings, conclusion, appendix and data source.

With the slowdown in world economic growth, the Automotive Communication Technology industry has also suffered a certain impact, but still maintained a relatively optimistic growth, the past four years, Automotive Communication Technology market size to maintain the average annual growth rate of XXX from XXX million $ in 2014 to XXX million $ in 2017, Report analysts believe that in the next few years, Automotive Communication Technology market size will be further expanded, we expect that by 2022, The market size of the Automotive Communication Technology will reach XXX million $.

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Section 1: Definition

Section (2 3): Manufacturer Detail

Robert Bosch



Texas Instruments





ON Semiconductor



Cypress Semiconductor

Rohm Semiconductor



Elmos Semiconductor

Vector Informatik


Maxim Integrated



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Section 4: Region Segmentation

North America Country (United States, Canada)

South America

Asia Country (China, Japan, India, Korea)

Europe Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy)

Other Country (Middle East, Africa, GCC)

Section (5 6 7): Product Type Segmentation

Local Interconnect Network (LIN)

Controller Area Network (CAN)


Media-Oriented Systems Transport (MOST)


Industry Segmentation

Economy Vehicle

Mid-Size Vehicle

Luxury Vehicle

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Channel (Direct Sales, Distributor) Segmentation

Section 8: Trend (2018-2022)

Section 9: Product Type Detail

Section 10: Downstream Consumer 

Section 11: Cost Structure 

Section 12: Conclusion 

Table of Content:

Chapter One: Automotive Communication Technology Product Definition

Chapter Two: Global Automotive Communication Technology Market Manufacturer Share and Market Overview

Chapter Three: Manufacturer Automotive Communication Technology Business Introduction

Chapter Four: Global Automotive Communication Technology Market Segmentation (Region Level)

Chapter Five: Global Automotive Communication Technology Market Segmentation (Product Type Level)

Chapter Six: Global Automotive Communication Technology Market Segmentation (Industry Level)

Chapter Seven: Global Automotive Communication Technology Market Segmentation (Channel Level)

Chapter Eight: Automotive Communication Technology Market Forecast 2018-2022

Chapter Nine: Automotive Communication Technology Segmentation Product Type

Chapter Ten: Automotive Communication Technology Segmentation Industry

Chapter Eleven: Automotive Communication Technology Cost of Production Analysis

Chapter Twelve: Conclusion

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Figure Automotive Communication Technology Product Picture from Robert Bosch

Chart 2014-2017 Global Manufacturer Automotive Communication Technology Shipments (Units)

Chart 2014-2017 Global Manufacturer Automotive Communication Technology Shipments Share

Chart 2014-2017 Global Manufacturer Automotive Communication Technology Business Revenue (Million USD)

Chart 2014-2017 Global Manufacturer Automotive Communication Technology Business Revenue Share

Chart Robert Bosch Automotive Communication Technology Shipments, Price, Revenue and Gross profit 2014-2017

Chart Robert Bosch Automotive Communication Technology Business Distribution

Chart Robert Bosch Interview Record (Partly)

Figure Robert Bosch Automotive Communication Technology Product Picture

Chart Robert Bosch Automotive Communication Technology Business Profile

Table Robert Bosch Automotive Communication Technology Product Specification

Chart Toshiba Automotive Communication Technology Shipments, Price, Revenue and Gross profit 2014-2017

Chart Toshiba Automotive Communication Technology Business Distribution

Chart Toshiba Interview Record (Partly)

Figure Toshiba Automotive Communication Technology Product Picture

Chart Toshiba Automotive Communication Technology Business Overview

Table Toshiba Automotive Communication Technology Product Specification

Chart Broadcom Automotive Communication Technology Shipments, Price, Revenue and Gross profit 2014-2017

Chart Broadcom Automotive Communication Technology Business Distribution

Chart Broadcom Interview Record (Partly)

Figure Broadcom Automotive Communication Technology Product Picture

Chart Broadcom Automotive Communication Technology Business Overview

Table Broadcom Automotive Communication Technology Product Specification

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It is important to have technology-life balance - Standard Digital

Virtually every facet of our modern life is influenced by information and communication technology (ICT).

Today, there are billions of mobile phone subscribers and tens of millions of new Internet users around the world.

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Equally, hundreds of millions of people around the world use satellite services in tasks such as getting accurate directions.

We all have a choice about how we use our time, where we place our attention, and how we manage our daily life trends and the so-called digital distractions.

Although most of us often heap blame on work for feeling tired or fatigued, we need to examine how digital distractions contribute to this and start taking responsibility.

We must strive to create a suitable technology-life balance.

Today, there are over two billion smartphone subscriptions globally, and while growth has been levelling off in developed markets, it is not stalling altogether by a long shot.

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In the next three years for instance, it is estimated by Digital Trends that there will be about six billion smartphone users globally led by huge growth in virgin territories. 

This is equivalent to some 70 per cent of the world’s population using smartphones in the next five years – a measure of just how central these devices are determining how we communicate and interact with each other.

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Mobile phone companies like OPPO have been focusing on innovative technology such as providing excellent smartphone photography experiences to over 200 million young people around the world.

Even as we work around-the-clock to improve life through technology and digital world, we will still need a good technology-life balance to stay productive.

But taking back control of our technology-life balance is a gradual and sometimes slow process. First, we need to become aware of exactly how much time we spend on our mobile phones in a calendar year.

It is not about shunning technology. It is about being in control of how technology fits into your life.

It is possible to easily release one’s life from the steely grip of modern technology. The big picture is to discover how we can fundamentally boost productivity by keeping our entire brains and both eyes on the task at hand.

You can ask yourself these questions for instance: When was the last time you worked on something, giving it your all, without being distracted by your smartphone, email or social media?

It is without doubt that our ability to focus is fading fast in the digital world. It has become normal for us to be constantly wired, half-in and half-out of virtual conversations.

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We are not only diluting our brain power but also increasing our stress levels, damaging our relationships as well as trust and getting less accomplished.

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We need to increase the quality of our work, improve relationships and achieve our set goals within the specified time frames. Most of all, we need to feel human again.

It is a fact that our landscape is changing fast. Our population demographics show that more than 90 per cent of Kenyans will be below 40 years by 2030. This means that in the next decade, a large percentage of young people will be tech-savvy.

In effect, more and more people will depend heavily on technology in the next few years.

It brings to mind the yesteryears when owning a typewriter, or better still, a telephone was glorified. With one, they would type out all manner of communication (Alas, the racket that machine would make!)

Those who did not have typewriters had to make do with the good old letter and the post box.

Those who did not not own telephones had to make the trip to town to use the telephone booth.

Still, the typewriter and the telephone booth did not promote the sedentary lifestyle of today’s instant text messaging, video chat, Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.  

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Although we appreciate that advanced technology has made our lives easier and placed the global village at our fingertips, let us not forget the technology-life balance! 

Mr Irungu is OPPO Kenya’s PR and Communications Manager

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New technologies help global parliaments become better connected: report - Xinhua | - Xinhua

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GENEVA, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- A new report by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Thursday shows that information and communication technology (ICT) is helping global parliaments become better connected and more transparent.

The report said that lawmakers are engaging more with people through social media and instant messaging.

Martin Chungong, IPU Secretary General, said, "A parliament that uses new technologies to be more open, transparent and accountable is also a parliament that empowers its people to be more engaged in public life by providing better information and greater access to its activities."

The IPU World e-Parliament report is the fifth in a series that the IPU started with the United Nations 10 years ago.

It shows how digital tools are transforming parliaments, and how new media are helping parliaments and lawmakers connect with new audiences.

More parliaments than ever use social media to communicate. Social media overtook TV and radio in the last report in 2016 as the most widely used medium for communication to the public, said the IPU.

The 2018 IPU report shows that 70 percent of the parliaments are now using a social network and 68 percent using Twitter.

One in five parliaments now uses instant messaging (such as WhatsApp), an increase of 154 percent from the eight percent reported in 2016.

The report is based on two surveys: the first on parliaments covering 114 parliamentary chambers in 85 countries; and the second on MPs based on a sample of 168 serving legislators.

Gabriela Cuevas, IPU President, said, "Parliaments need to harness the power of social media and new ways of communicating to reconnect with the people they represent."

She said technology is evolving every day and this has transformed the way people communicate.

"With the mere click of a button the world is within our reach, allowing us to access information, goods, and services almost instantly. Politics cannot afford to lag," said Cuevas.

The IPU said in a statement the IPU's World e-Parliament Conference scheduled for Dec. 3-5 in Geneva will receive the report.

At the conference, the IPU will also launch the Center for Innovation in Parliament, a new resource to support the use of digital tools in parliaments.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Certificates in computer programming, software development at FTCC - Up & Coming Weekly

14ftcc computer Fayetteville Technical Community College offers the computer programming and software development degree as a concentration under the information technology major. This curriculum prepares individuals for employment in computer programming and related positions through study and application in computer concepts, logic, programming procedures, languages, generators, operating systems, networking, data management and business operations. Upon completion of the program, students receive an associate’s degree in computer programming and software development and will be well-equipped to enter the growing field of software development.

Alumni of this program have gone on to work for entities, including the city of Fayetteville, Cape Fear Valley Hospital, Cumberland County Schools and local defense contractors.

The computer programming and software development department will offer two new certificate programs beginning in 2019. The first certificate program, Data Analysis using SAS, will introduce students to the concepts and practices necessary to analyze big data sets and develop real-world applications.

The SAS Corporation is a world-leading business analytics software company located in Cary, North Carolina. SAS develops its own proprietary software and is consistently ranked as one of the top employers among technology and software development companies.

The second certificate program is Creating iOS Application using Swift. Swift is the primary mobile application development language of Apple, the developer of the iPhone and iPad. Students will learn concepts related to mobile application development needed to create basic applications for the iPhone and the iPad.

Fayetteville Tech offers a broad range of programs of study leading to the award of associate degrees, certificates and diplomas. Many educational choices are available in the field of computer and information technology, where graduates can seek employment as designers, developers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, and programmers. Specialty areas include business intelligence, database services, healthcare informatics, security and more.

Specific program areas to explore at FTCC include CISCO networking academy, computer programming and software development, cyber defense education center, database management, digital media technology, game and interactive programming, network management, PC support and services, systems security and analysis, and simulation and game development. Within each of these program areas are additional specialty programs of study, which allow students broad choices for expansion in becoming well-equipped for a great career in the computer technology field.

For students interested in pursuing an exciting career in a high-demand field, FTCC is a wise choice for education in computer and information technology. Spring semester begins Jan. 14, 2019.

Visit to apply now and begin the enrollment process.

For more information about the program, visit technology-programs/computer-programming- development. Call 910-678-8571 or email with questions about pursuing computer programming and software development education at FTCC.

With over 250 curriculum-level programs of study to choose from leading to an associate’s degree, certificate, or diploma — plus a wide range of continuing education programs to choose from — FTCC is the smart choice for education.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

adds senior leader in information technology - Newsroom - IU Newsroom

Karen Spataro • 11/28/18

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana University School of Medicine has tapped a veteran information technology executive with two decades of experience at IU to serve in the newly created role of executive associate dean and chief information officer.

Rob Lowden, who is currently IU’s associate vice president of enterprise software, will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive information technology strategy for the largest medical school in the United States, with 11,000 faculty, staff and learners spread across nine campuses. He will begin his new role on January 1.

“To be a truly excellent medical school, we need to have access to the most advanced technologies and the ability to analyze complex data to drive decision making,” said IU School of Medicine Dean Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA. “I am confident that, under Rob’s leadership, IU School of Medicine will implement innovative IT solutions that enhance our ability to educate physicians, conduct impactful research and deliver high-quality patient care.”

Lowden will join the school’s executive leadership team and serve as one of six executive associate deans, each of whom has oversight of a critical aspect of the school’s mission and operations. He will lead the development and optimization of school-wide information systems, technologies, applications, and services, and will oversee IT alignment with partners such as Indiana University Health and the Regenstrief Institute.

“It’s very clear that Dean Hess and his colleagues view information technology as a strategic partner in the school’s future, and that’s incredibly exciting to me,” Lowden said. “When done well, IT helps people be more effective and efficient. It should amplify and add value to our work, not create obstacles. My goal is to listen and collaborate with faculty, staff and students, so we can use technology to best meet the school’s needs.”

Lowden has extensive experience implementing creative solutions for higher education technology challenges. He was instrumental in IU’s adoption of its current course management system, effectively rolled out two-factor authentication to some 200,000 constituents across the state, and was deeply involved in the university’s Decision Support Initiative, the goal of which was to provide timely, relevant, and accurate data to facilitate better decision making.

He also has overseen IU’s enterprise systems that support human resources, payroll, finance, student information, research administration, and other academic and administrative functions. Prior to assuming his current role in 2011, Lowden held multiple other IT jobs at IU dating back to 1998.

He holds a Master of Science in technology and a Bachelor of Science in computer technology, both from Purdue University. He initially began his undergraduate education at Rockford College in Rockford, Illinois, but left to enlist in the Navy during the Gulf War.

Lowden was selected for the new role after a highly competitive national search.

In addition to creating the CIO position, IU School of Medicine’s new strategic plan calls for it to become a “national leader in the innovative use of information technology.” Specific goals include:

  • Develop a common information and technology platform to organize and have accessible all research, academic affairs, operational and educational data.
  • Develop a transparent culture based on measurement and accountability where everyone understands the key performance indicators that are the highest priority for the institution.
  • Become a national leader in the integration of advanced and emerging technologies into the training of medical students, residents and fellows.

Princeton's interdisciplinary Center for Information Technology Policy is seeking visiting scholars - Boing Boing

Are you a PhD with interest in "the intersection of digital technology and public life, including experts in computer science, sociology, economics, law, political science, public policy, information studies, communication, and other related disciplines?" Princeton's CITP has three open job postings for 10-month residences starting Sept 1, 2019.

As I See It: Information expertise can make a smart city work for all - Worcester Telegram

Recently I filed an order at a City Council meeting requesting the city manager to identify strategies on how Worcester can better utilize data and technology to improve the delivery of city services in Worcester’s residential neighborhoods. This request derives from the manager’s recent decision to elevate Worcester’s chief information officer (CIO) to a position within his cabinet. Among the leadership ranks of Fortune 500 companies since the 1990s, the responsibility of a CIO is to manage information technology to support an organization's goals and objectives.

With a $650 million budget, 2,000 employees and 185,000 residents, it is fitting that the city of Worcester now has a CIO sitting at the city manager’s leadership table. Governments that not only embrace technology but make it a focal point of how they operate provide more efficient services to residents, take advantage of cost savings, provide more opportunities for citizen engagement, operate with a higher level of transparency and leverage data to make more informed policy decisions.

The definition of a "smart city" is a city that uses information and technology to increase operational efficiency, share information with the public, and improve both the quality of government services and citizen welfare. Originating in Europe, this movement which lies at the juxtaposition between urban planning and technology, has been a focus in certain major America cities including Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, New York, Seattle and Houston for years.

Although Worcester has been using technology in ways that can be defined as "smart" we are not known as one of the leading cities in this evolution. But I believe with the combination of three critical ingredients Worcester can position itself as a leader among middle sized cities using technology to better serve its residents. These ingredients are the commitment of city leadership, the allocation of funding, and the development of a well-defined strategy.

Numerous "smart city" initiatives are currently up and running in Worcester today. ShotSpotter is a gunshot detection system used by the Worcester Police Department. Audio sensors placed throughout the city pinpoint the location of gunshots in real time. The Police Department also uses a license plate reader system, located at various locations, to scan license plates of all vehicles passing through an area.

This technology is used to identify a “hot list” of plates that are associated with outstanding crime. In addition, the Citywide Video Surveillance Platform has access to over 1,000 cameras installed throughout the city which all tie back to the Police Department Real Time Crime Center.

The Department of Public Works uses a weather monitoring system for city streets. Temperature and moisture sensors are installed on traffic signals and lasers in the sensors point down to the pavement and detect the pavement temperature, air temperature and slippery conditions. The city also has Smart Water Meter Readers, Smart LED Lighting, a Smart Traffic Management System and an Electric Vehicle Charging station in the city hall garage.

Additional "smart city" initiatives are being planned for and discussed. Recently the Research Bureau published two reports that touch upon the impact of technology on cities. In, “City on the Move: An Overview and Assessment of Worcester’s Transportation Needs” the biggest transportation challenge identified for the future is that of self-driving vehicles. Fortunately, Worcester has planned accordingly by signing an MOU with the state allowing the testing of self-driving cars in the city. In “Tracking City Equipment: How Expanded GPS Monitoring Could Benefit Worcester” the advantages of using global positioning systems in city vehicles to save money and increase efficiencies are debated.

It is no short list of other cities, both in the United States and across the globe, on the forefront of utilizing information technology to better serve their residents. Boston created a Citywide Data Analytics team that developed "CityScore," an advanced method of gathering data from every department to develop standardized scores on key metrics in a manner that is viewable to everyone including the City Council, department heads, city employees and the public.

The city of Los Angeles developed GeoHub, a cross departmental data sharing platform. This effort prevents data collection inefficiencies by standardizing data collection and enhancing the spirit of collaboration among departments which historically have been siloed. The City of Toronto established a Smart Cities Working Group involving public and private stakeholders including government, academia, businesses, and residents to strengthen a "smart city" ecosystem.

New York analyzed data from over 18 million requests to improve city services, introduce new initiatives, and raise customer satisfaction. Vienna implemented over a hundred smart city solutions in education, energy management, environment, healthcare, mobility, social inclusion, and urban development. Kansas City equipped its main traffic corridor with free public Wi-Fi and sensors that track traffic and pedestrian flow. The city visualizes and publishes the data, so anyone can view the traffic volume in real time.

Reykjavik has a participating budgeting portal that allows citizens to suggest and vote electronically on ideas to improve their neighborhoods such as security cameras, hiking and cycling bridges, and new roundabouts. Seoul sets aside five percent of its annual budget for projects proposed by citizens through an online application.

When used smartly technology can help local government introduce improvements in service delivery, increase government transparency and enhance democracy. As Worcester moves further into the 21st century we need to take advantage of the opportunities created by technological advancements to develop a more efficient and open city. The opportunities are plentiful, but they need to be a priority for leadership, resources need to be allocated, and goals and objectives need to be in place. The inclusion of the CIO to the city manager’s cabinet is an indication of leadership support.

The next step is to ensure funding is identified and the appropriate strategies developed. Only then will Worcester position itself as a leader among technologically smart cities across the globe.

- Matthew Wally is Worcester's District 5 City Councilor.

HHS Issues Comprehensive Draft Report with Eyes on Reducing Health IT Burden - Healthcare Informatics

Required by the Cures Act, the strategy lays out core issues and challenges related to health IT burden, while offering several recommendations

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a federal draft strategy designed to help reduce administrative and regulatory burden on clinicians caused by technology such as electronic health records (EHRs).

The draft strategy, which is 74 pages, was developed by the health IT arm of the federal government—the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)—in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and was required in the 21st Century Cures Act.

According to federal health IT officials, “The draft strategy reflects the input and feedback received by ONC and CMS from stakeholders, including clinicians, expressing concerns that EHR burden negatively affects the end user and ultimately the care delivery experience. This draft strategy includes recommendations that will allow physicians and other clinicians to provide effective care to their patients with a renewed sense of satisfaction for them and their patients.”

Based on the input received by ONC and CMS, the draft strategy outlines three overarching goals designed to reduce clinician burden:


Regional Health knew providing leading EHR technology was not the only factor to be considered when looking to achieve successful adoption, clinician and patient satisfaction, and ultimately value...

1. Reduce the effort and time required to record health information in EHRs for clinicians;

2. Reduce the effort and time required to meet regulatory reporting requirements for clinicians, hospitals, and health care organizations; and

3. Improve the functionality and intuitiveness (ease of use) of EHRs.

Officials noted in the announcement today that healthcare stakeholders have indicated to ONC and CMS that when they use their EHRs, clinicians have to rely on checkboxes, templates, cut-and-paste functions, and other workarounds that hinder the intended benefits of EHRs. Clinicians have reported they are spending more time entering data into the EHR, leaving less time to interact with their patients. Required documentation guidelines have led to “note bloat,” making it harder to find relevant patient information and effectively coordinate a patient’s care.

According to ONC officials in a blog post accompanying the draft strategy today, “By releasing this draft strategy, we are taking one more step toward improving the interoperability and usability of health information by establishing a goal, strategy, and recommendations to reduce regulatory and administrative burdens relating to the use of EHRs.” But, they added, “We can’t do this alone. The Cures Act, and a thorough analysis of the drivers of burden, require that the government and industry work together to reduce the burden of using EHRs.”

Throughout the last few years, ONC and CMS have undoubtedly made burden reduction a top priority in their respective agencies. ONC even created a position in 2017— deputy assistant secretary for health technology reform—that would specifically focus on burden reduction, tapping John Fleming, M.D., a former Congressman and a practicing family physician to fill the role.

Meanwhile, CMS, in the last several months, has overhauled the  Medicare and  Medicaid Promoting  Interoperability  Program  (formerly known as the EHR Incentive Programs) and has proposed to overhaul the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Promoting Interoperability performance category (formerly known as the Advancing Care Information performance category) to focus on interoperability, improve flexibility, and relieve burden.

In notable comments today from Donald Rucker, M.D., National Coordinator for Health IT, he said, “We look forward to advancing the premise of how to accurately model and support the clinical cognitive process in the EHR—a shift away from a strictly linear, logic-based model to a more sophisticated design that supports the complex pattern recognition inherent in the diagnostic and treatment process.”

Rucker added more details in his comments: “New healthcare-specific software design elements will help produce software tailored to the clinical workflow. We envision a time when clinicians will use the medical record not as an encounter-based document to support billing, but rather as a tool to fulfill its original intention: supporting the best possible care for the patient….Similarly, quality  reporting should be seamless, accessible  through  the metadata  in  the  EHR, and  available  through high-quality,  clinically mature application programming interfaces (APIs), which will reduce the need to separately submit data.”

The Cures Act, signed into law in December 2016, requires HHS to articulate a plan of action to reduce regulatory and administrative burden relating to the use of health IT and EHRs. Specifically, the Cures Act directs HHS to: establish a goal for burden reduction relating to the use of EHRs; develop a strategy for meeting that goal; and develop recommendations to meet the goal.

For this draft report, HHS reviewed stakeholder input and established four workgroups which included representatives from across HHS, including ONC, CMS, and other federal offices.  Each of these workgroups focused on a different aspect of EHR-related burden, specifically: clinical documentation; health IT usability and the user experience; EHR reporting; and public health reporting.

For each of these aspects, the report lays out what the core issues and challenges are, while then outlining an array of strategies and recommendations for improvement.

In a statement, HHS Secretary Alex Azar said, “Usable, interoperable health IT was one of the first elements of the vision I laid out earlier this year for transforming our health system into one that pays for value. With the significant growth in EHRs comes frustration caused, in many cases, by regulatory and administrative requirements stacked on top of one another. Addressing the challenge of health IT burden and making EHRs useful for patients and providers, as the solutions in this draft report aim to do, will help pave the way for value-based transformation.”

Added Seema Verma, CMS Administrator, “Over the past year, we hosted listening sessions, received written feedback, and heard from a wide range of clinical stakeholders about the current health IT systems and the requirements specifying documentation, reimbursement, and quality reporting that are burdensome and should be re-examined.” 

The public comment period on the draft strategy is open until January 28, 2019.

Intersystems CMIO Dr. Jonathan Teich's goals for 2019: Increasing direct solutions and care coordination - Becker's Hospital Review

Jonathan Teich, MD, chief medical information officer at healthcare database software company Intersystems in Cambridge, Mass., explains why healthcare innovation needs more than just technology to make improvements and the unique tasks of the CMIO role.

Responses have been lightly edited for clarity and length.

Question: Where do you see the biggest need for innovation to improve the healthcare system in the future?

Dr. Jonathan Teich: For innovation to produce improvement, it's vital to start with the problem and the process rather than the technology. It's not just about using cool new technology for its own sake, it's about giving the front-line users what they need to get through the task in front of them. For example, distributed, fragmented care is a big problem crying out for innovation. Patients see a wider range of clinicians than they used to, so innovation is needed to realize the benefits of that range in specialized care while guarding against an inefficient and disjointed patient experience. We need to look at healthcare as basic workflows — asking ourselves, 'what does this patient have? What do I do next? What is going on that I'm not aware of? What happens long term?' — and direct innovation toward reusable components that can be applied to those workflows.

Q: What do you consider your No. 1 priority as CMIO? How do you ensure you're successful?

JT: The number one priority is in the title: the CMIO has the unique task of bridging the medical and the information technology. CMIOs need to speak both languages, communicate with colleagues in both areas and promote IT work that is relevant to medical care and the healthcare enterprise. The role sometimes requires you to act as an influencer and sometimes as a direct leader of projects. In either case, you need to periodically review and refocus to make sure you are staying on track. I also think it's important for the CMIO to look outward, see what other CMIOs and other organizations are doing, share and learn.

Q: What is the vision for your team in 2019? How will you approach your role and meeting your goals?

JT: In 2019, we're looking for more direct solutions and more coordination of care. We are leaders in combining data from multiple, widely spread health practices and making it as seamless as a single source. Looking forward, we must ask: what can we do with all that diverse information that helps providers, patients, payers and health suppliers succeed at their next task, or answer their next question? We are developing intelligent solutions that show you not all the information but just the subset that you need, presented in the most actionable way. We are designing practical ways to promote communication and coordination among clinicians sharing a patient's care across the hall or across the continent and to help patients understand and participate in their decisions. And we do continue to push the envelope on interoperability with deeper capabilities for [healthcare interoperability resources], cloud services and other technologies.

To learn more about clinical informatics and health IT, register for the Becker's Hospital Review 2nd Annual Health IT + Clinical Leadership Conference May 2-4, 2019 in Chicago. Click here to learn more and register.

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Commerce, CA – The Central Basin Municipal Water District has once again been recognized for information technology practices that excel in creative and efficient resources in local government. The Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC) has selected Central Basin for the Excellence in Information Technology Practices Award for 2018. For over a decade Central Basin has been awarded with this distinction.

“Central Basin is committed to providing the highest level of service to our constituents” said Central Basin Board

Bob Apodaca

President Robert Apodaca. “Information technology plays a key towards us meeting that commitment by ensuring that we are operating effectively and efficiently within the scope of limited resources.”

The Excellence in Information Technology Award was established by MISAC in 2000 to recognize exemplary information technology practices. In order for an agency to receive distinction they must prove that they have exceeded industry standards in technology focused areas such as: Customer Satisfaction, Budget and Strategic Planning, Purchasing, Operations and Staffing, Professional Development and Training, Disaster Preparation and Recovery, Policies and Procedures, and Security.

MISAC was founded in 1980 to support local government agencies through promotion of leadership and providing access to low-cost, necessary education for information technology departments and professionals in California.



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