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Management of Technology: Where We Are, Where We Are Going

See Gus Gaynor's article in the January/February 2016 issue of the CIMS newsletter, "Management of Technology: Where We Are, Where We Are Going":

Politically Correct Leadership

There are many different styles of leadership. Success depends on being well-prepared and possessing the elusive ability to “read” the environment, choosing the best path forward, and taking decisive action with courage, spirit, and determination.  One style that seems to be moving out of favor is that of the “politically correct” leader.  This is a term that generally refers to an individual who uses words or behavior which will not offend any person or group of people and follows a carefully crafted script.

Communications Encryption: A Looming Battle

Encryption technology allows mobile phones and other internet technologies to be locked and messages to be hidden ─ encrypted to a level that cannot be viewed by anyone other than the intended recipient. The US government has recently told Apple that it must make its phones hackable, so that the FBI can get access. The ruling related specifically to the case of the San Bernardino shooters. The FBI wants to have the ability to search the encrypted electronic records of these killers in an attempt to find out more about the attack.

What’s This About Oil?

The price of a barrel of oil has been very volatile globally for many years, and we are now experiencing an extended period of a low prices.  The analyst chatter is skeptical of any stability anytime soon. Indeed some pundits think it is a competition to see which provider can endure a lower price for longer; driving smaller energy organizations into bankruptcy. Many employers are finding it necessary to downsize, laying off skilled engineers, managers and other employees.  The economic impact trickles down throughout our society affecting almost every sector.

Is Digital Technology Eroding a Student’s Ability to Learn?

Is the rampant use of digital technology eroding a students’ ability to learn?  Recent presentations (Promise and Perils of Technology) by Dr. Michael Rich [ ] and Dr.

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