Transforming Technology

A Critical Theory Revisited

Author: Andrew Feenberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198033400

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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Thoroughly revised, this new edition of Critical Theory of Technology rethinks the relationships between technology, rationality, and democracy, arguing that the degradation of labor--as well as of many environmental, educational, and political systems--is rooted in the social values that preside over technological development. It contains materials on political theory, but the emphasis has shifted to reflect a growing interest in the fields of technology and cultural studies.

Transforming technology

an agenda for environmentally sustainable growth in the 21st century

Author: George R. Heaton,Robert C. Repetto,Rodney Sobin

Publisher: World Resources Inst


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 39

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Transforming Technologies to Manage Our Information

The Future of Personal Information Management

Author: William Jones

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1627050175

Category: Computers

Page: 179

View: 4632

With its theme, "Our Information, Always and Forever," Part I of this book covers the basics of personal information management (PIM) including six essential activities of PIM and six (different) ways in which information can be personal to us. Part I then goes on to explore key issues that arise in the "great migration" of our information onto the Web and into a myriad of mobile devices. Part 2 provides a more focused look at technologies for managing information that promise to profoundly alter our practices of PIM and, through these practices, the way we lead our lives. Part 2 is in five chapters: - Chapter 5. Technologies of Input and Output. Technologies in support of gesture, touch, voice, and even eye movements combine to support a more natural user interface (NUI). Technologies of output include glasses and "watch" watches. Output will also increasingly be animated with options to "zoom". - Chapter 6. Technologies to Save Our Information. We can opt for "life logs" to record our experiences with increasing fidelity. What will we use these logs for? And what isn’t recorded that should be? - Chapter 7. Technologies to Search Our Information. The potential for personalized search is enormous and mostly yet to be realized. Persistent searches, situated in our information landscape, will allow us to maintain a diversity of projects and areas of interest without a need to continually switch from one to another to handle incoming information. - Chapter 8. Technologies to Structure Our Information. Structure is key if we are to keep, find, and make effective use of our information. But how best to structure? And how best to share structured information between the applications we use, with other people, and also with ourselves over time? What lessons can we draw from the failures and successes in web-based efforts to share structure? - Chapter 9. PIM Transformed and Transforming: Stories from the Past, Present and Future. Part 2 concludes with a comparison between Licklider’s world of information in 1957 and our own world of information today. And then we consider what the world of information is likely to look like in 2057. Licklider estimated that he spent 85% of his "thinking time" in activities that were clerical and mechanical and might (someday) be delegated to the computer. What percentage of our own time is spent with the clerical and mechanical? What about in 2057?

War Machines

Transforming Technologies in the U.S. Military, 1920-1940

Author: Timothy Moy

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585441044

Category: History

Page: 218

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The American military establishment is intimately tied to its technology, although the nature of those ties has varied enormously from service to service. The air force evokes images of pilots operating hightech weapons systems, striking precisely from out of the blue to lay waste to enemy installations. The fundamental icon for the Marine Corps is a wave of riflemen hitting the beaches from rugged landing craft and slogging their way ashore under enemy fire. How did these very different relationships with technology develop? During the interwar years, from 1920 to 1940, leaders from the Army Air Corps and the Marine Corps recreated their agencies based on visions of new military technologies. In War Machines, Timothy Moy examines these recreations and explores how factors such as bureaucratic pressure, institutional culture, and America's technological enthusiasm shaped these leaders' choices. The very existence of the Army Air Corps was based on a new technology, the airplane. As the Air Corps was forced to compete for money and other resources during the years after World War I, Air Corps leaders carved out a military niche based on hightech precision bombing. The Marine Corps focused on amphibious, firstwave assault using sturdy, graceless, and easytoproduce landing craft. Moy's astute analysis makes it clear that studying the processes that shaped the Army Air Corps and Marine Corps is fundamental to our understanding of technology and the military at the beginning of the twentyfirst century.

Transforming New Technologies into Cash Flow

Creating Market-Focused Strategic Paths for Business-to-Business Companies

Author: J David Lichtenthal,Roger More

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317954750

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 4011

Create market-focused strategies that make maximum use of your company’s technologies What separates the best from the rest among professional managers? The ability to constantly create, rethink, and revamp strategies by creating and applying powerful new concepts. But a major problem for managers in technology-intensive companies is how to successfully integrate their choice of technologies into competitive market strategies. Transforming New Technologies into Cash Flow develops and applies a simple but powerful new set of concepts to help managers in technology-intensive companies integrate their technology choices with marketing strategies that drive profits high and keep cash flowing. This unique book helps managers map and plan new strategic paths that successfully integrate bundles of technologies, product functionalities, end-user segments, and market networks to create market-focused strategies and competitive differentiation. The book uses case examples and provides a “Management Application Toolkit” of simple and tested maps, worksheets, and interactive cash flow spreadsheets to connect strategic path choices to long-term net cash flow that results in real financial success. Transforming New Technologies into Cash Flow examines: a management process perspective the importance of creating market focus strategic paths; integrating technology choices organizing management teams around strategic paths major management problems with new technologies strategic path mapping, analysis, and integration managing the technology development and adoption processes integrating strategic path bundles: managing transformation processes creating powerful competitive differentiation creating “hot” zones on strategic paths driving cash flow with stategic paths the critical role of pricing and much more! Transforming New Technologies into Cash Flow is an essential professional resource for senior and middle multifunction managers in technology-intensive companies, technical, R&D, and engineering managers, and managers in executive education workshops. This book is part of The Foundation Series in Business Marketing, which also includes Fundamentals of Business Marketing Research and Fundamentals of Business Marketing Education: A Guide for University-Level Faculty and Policymakers (Series Senior Editor: J. David Lichtenthal, PhD, MBA, Zicklin School, Baruch College, City University of New York).

Transforming Health Care

The Financial Impact of Technology, Electronic Tools and Data Mining

Author: Phil Fasano

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118416783

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 7380

The future of healthcare technologies, and what they mean for investors and entrepreneurs The healthcare technology revolution is just around the corner. And when it arrives, it will change and enrich our lives in ways we can only begin to imagine. Doctors will perform blood pressure readings via video chat and nutritionists will analyze diet based on photos taken with cellphone cameras. Transforming Health Care combines healthcare, technology, and finance in an innovative new way that explains the future of healthcare and its effects on patient care, exploring the emergence of electronic tools that will transform the medical industry. Explaining how technology, not politics, will lead the future of the healthcare revolution, author and healthcare technology expert Phil Fasano presents real-life examples that show how the next generation of medical breakthroughs will come from the instant exchange of information across the world Explores how new technologies will radically change the future of healthcare by making it easier to share information rapidly Explains what the future of the high tech medical industry means for investors and entrepreneurs Written by a respected healthcare and health technology expert Offering an unprecedented look at how technology is transforming the healthcare industry, and what it will mean for future investors and entrepreneurs, Transforming Health Care is a remarkable insight into the next generation of health technologies.

Transforming Technology Into Profit

A Guide to Leading New Ideas Through the Complexities of the Corporate World and Transforming Them Into Successful New Products

Author: Andy Wynn

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781792736858

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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'Transforming Technology into Profit' offers a new and unique perspective on the art of innovation and new product development, and guides the reader through the skills required to successfully deal with the people and politics you will meet along the way. It describes in detail how to successfully take new ideas and turn them into sustainable profits for a business. The author, Dr Andy Wynn, says this about his new book; 'During my 30 years in industry, I have read plenty of books on innovation and new product development, sat through many seminars and worked with plenty of consultants and experts in the field. All very well thought out, well researched and presented. But whenever I went back to my day job and tried to implement what I had learnt, it was not easy. I discovered many barriers which slowed project progress, many challenges that prevented successful project implementation, and many negative attitudes that blocked or brought down great ideas. I discovered that these 'how to' books and training seminars, presented an idealised version of the new product development process, but in the real world I found the things they taught often too complex, too academic, too clever and offering too many confusing tools and techniques to really be useful or practical in real business situations. I was therefore motivated to write this book to fill in the gaps and bring a sense of realism to this important subject and to help all those thousands of businesses worldwide who are struggling with implementing these processes. This is not a book about 'how to do it, ' this is a book about 'how I did it', written from the perspective of someone who has made enough mistakes and had enough successes along the way to understand what works and what does not. And so this book is primarily about how to deal with people. In it, I give many examples of real life situations I faced and how I learnt to deal with them, to help the reader navigate through their own career. I know these techniques work, because the products I and my teams have developed for companies have gone on to sell hundreds of millions of dollars around the world.

Technology and Values

Essential Readings

Author: Craig Hanks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405149000

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 4145

This anthology features essays and book excerpts on technology and values written by preeminent figures in the field from the early 20th century to the present. It offers an in-depth range of readings on important applied issues in technology as well. Useful in addressing questions on philosophy, sociology, and theory of technology Includes wide-ranging coverage on metaphysics, ethics, and politics, as well as issues relating to gender, biotechnology, everyday artifacts, and architecture A good supplemental text for courses on moral or political problems in which contemporary technology is a unit of focus An accessible and thought-provoking book for beginning and advanced undergraduates; yet also a helpful resource for graduate students and academics

The Cyberunion Handbook: Transforming Labor Through Computer Technology

Transforming Labor Through Computer Technology

Author: Arthur B Shostak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317457633

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 359

View: 6933

In his original CyberUnion, the author presented a bold plan for unions to develop a more significant role in the 21st century by adopting four strategic aids - futuristics, innovations, services, and traditions (F-I-S-T) - knit together by cutting-edge Info Tech resources. CyberUnions in Action expands on the F-I-S-T model and looks at gains and setbacks in pioneering efforts to create "CyberUnions". It highlights relevant websites, and features interviews with key CyberUnion advocates (and some critics). Shostak reviews overseas union efforts for transferable lessons, and pays special attention to the AFL-CIO campaign to ensure Labor's advances in the use of computer networks, the Internet, wireless devices, and more.

Transforming K-12 Classrooms with Digital Technology

Author: Yang, Zongkai

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466645393

Category: Education

Page: 409

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Digital and social technologies are changing the education field. Interactive whiteboards and blackboards, e-books, and computer-mediated communication are accelerating the processes of the evolving classroom. These technologies continue to support problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration skills among students. Transforming K-12 Classrooms with Digital Technology brings together research and practices regarding digital and social technology integration in the K-12 classroom. By sharing practical and conceptual aspects of using digital and social technologies as tools for transforming K-12 learning environments, this reference source is essential for teachers, support staff, school and district administrators, college students, and researchers working teaching and learning in the digital era.

The Transforming Public Library Technology Infrastructure

Author: Ala Office for Research and Statistics

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838958346

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 54

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Library Technology Reports August/September 2011 vol. 47 / no.6 This issue of Library Technology Reports, conceived and coordinated by the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Research and Statistics, focuses on the evolution and current state of public-access technologies in public libraries from the infrastructure, services, and resources perspectives. This issue brings together longitudinal data, key issues, trends, and best practices that will provide library staff with tools for planning, advocacy, and service enhancements. A number of prominent library professionals contributed their expertise to this issue. Authors and topics include John carlo Bertot, Paul T. Jaeger, Emily E. Wahl, and Kathryn I. Sigler on Public Libraries and the Internet: An Evolutionary Perspective; Nicole D. Alemanne, Lauren H. Mandel, and Charles R. McClure on The Rural Public Library as Leader in Community Broadband Services; Robert A. Caluori, Jr. on Successfully Planning a Scalable and Effective Patron Wireless Network; Nancy Fredericks on E-Government and Employment Support Services; Larra Clark and Marijke Visser on Digital Literacy; and Stephanie Gerding on Transforming Public Library Patron Technology Training.

Enterprise 2.0: How Technology, Ecommerce, and Web 2.0 are Transforming Business Virtually [2 volumes]

How Technology, Ecommerce, and Web 2.0 are Transforming Business Virtually


Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313372403

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 522

View: 4016

This information-packed, two-volume set offers readers a single source for insight into the evolution of business functions and opportunities created by technologies related to Web 2.0. • Leading experts from both industry and academia cover the latest developments in Enterprise 2.0 social technologies • Contributing authors share case studies and real-life examples from organizations applying Web 2.0 tools

Technology, Outsourcing & Transforming HR

Author: Graeme Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136359869

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 6384

This book examines the progress made in e-enabling the HR function and the relationship with outsourcing. The editors will review and analyse recent developments in the application of outsourcing and ICT to the HR function and its overall contribution to organizational aims. This text aims to fill the gap in current literature, by providing accessible guidance on how to tackle the e-enablement of the function and on the factors associated with successful outsourcing. There is no single text that adequately deals with this increasingly important problem and which has been recognised by the CIPD as a key area of research for their forward programme. The contributors all have leading-edge knowledge and practical experience and aim to provide practical guidance for organizations and HR professionals.

Technology in Education. Transforming Educational Practices with Technology

International Conference, ICTE 2014, Hong Kong, China, July 2-4, 2014. Revised Selected Papers

Author: Kam Cheong Li,Tak-Lam Wong,Simon K.S. Cheung,Jeanne Lam,Kwan Keung Ng

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662461587

Category: Education

Page: 225

View: 6995

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Technology in Education, ICTE 2014, held in Hong Kong, in July 2014. The 18 revised full papers and 4 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 45 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on application of mobile technologies in e-learning; technology advancement in e-learning systems; innovations in e-learning pedagogy; open education and institution e-learning policy.

The Rapidly Transforming Chinese High-Technology Industry and Market

Institutions, Ingredients, Mechanisms and Modus Operandi

Author: Nir Kshetri

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780632215

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 9889

A number of indicators point to rapid and extraordinary shifts in the Chinese high-technology landscape. This book places special emphasis on ulta-modern and crucial ICT industries in which Chinese players possess a competitive advantage. It analyzes how formal and informal institutions and associated feedback mechanisms have influenced the Chinese high-technology industry and market. Finally, the book deeply investigates the nature, sources and quality of key ingredients related to the Chinese high-technology industry and provides an insight into the status and locus of this industry. Draws on multiple theoretical lenses for studying the Chinese high technology industry and markets Focuses on a range of technology industries Special emphasis is placed on ultra-modern and crucial ICT industries in which Chinese players possess a competitive advantage

Transforming University Biochemistry Teaching Using Collaborative Learning and Technology

Ready, Set, Action Research!

Author: Penny J. Gilmer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402049811

Category: Education

Page: 208

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One aim of Gilmer’s captivating text on university pedagogy is to show that biochemistry (or any science) does not consist solely of facts to be learned, but is a way of thinking about the world. Her purpose, both in this book and in her classroom, is to make her students into critical thinkers rather than passive learners. The chapters cast a critical eye over research into enhanced education techniques such as collaborative learning. Gilmer describes the action research she conducted in her own biochemistry undergraduate classroom into ways of improving the learning environment. She offers various perspectives on the make-up of her classroom, including an analysis of ethnographic data. The tools Gilmer employs as she hones her teaching skills include collaborative learning and technology. She views the classroom through various theoretical perspectives: social constructivism, cultural-historical activity theory, and a theory that involves the dialectic between the structure of the learning environment and the agency of the learners (a group among whom she includes herself). She provides a wealth of autobiographical detail as well as the results of her action research, which followed up on its original subjects after an interval of 11 years, to see what impact her course had on their professional growth. Above all, this volume is proof of what can be achieved in education when teachers are as interested in the process of learning as they are in their subject itself.