Technology Policy & Ethics: January 2021

Covid-19 and cloud technologies: All-Cloud IT Operating Model for pandemic management Part 1

Dr. Petar Radanliev and Professor Dave De Roure, Department of Engineering Sciences, University of Oxford, England, UK

In this article, we analyze the value and potential of cloud technologies in pandemic management, with a specific focus on Covid-19. Covid-19 has exposed significant weaknesses in healthcare systems across the globe [1]. The systems in some of the most technologically advanced nations (e.g. Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea) have adapted much faster, with significantly lower death rates. To investigate how healthcare systems globally can advance to similar levels, we discuss the influence of technology on the adaptation of all-cloud operating models in digital healthcare. Our focus on cloud technologies in healthcare is based on the fact that traditional IT operating models are slowly becoming obsolete in the new digital age.

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Envisioning Information Delivery for the Future

Dr. Frank Groom, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

January 2021

As various forms of journalism are being changed by new technologies and communication platforms, investors such as Gannett [2] have stepped in to utilize current technologies in order to centralize content, shrink costs to a minimum, and where possible, stream content delivery over the Internet.

It may be too late to fix the major components of local, regional, national, and global information delivery as they have been fragmented to a point of no return. However, it is time to start a new process— envisioning and then implementing information delivery for the future. As an added benefit, this may enhance entertainment delivery methods, which coincides with news delivery.

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Technology Policy and Ethics Editorial Board

Dr. Ali Kashif Bashir

Dr. Mudassar Ahmad

Dr. Syed Hassan Ahmed

Dr. Onur Alparslan

Dr. Muhammad Bilal

Dr. Syed Ahmad Chan Bukhari

Dr. Syed Hashim Raza Bukhari

Dr. Ankur Chattopadhyay

Dr. Junaid Chaudhry

Dr. Waleed Ejaz

Dr. Mohamed Elhoseny

Dr. Yasir Faheem

Dr. Prasun Ghosal

Dr. Tahir Hameed

Dr. Sinan Hanay

Dr. Shagufta Henna

Dr. Fatima Hussain

Dr. Rasheed Hussain

Dr. Steve Jones

Dr. Mohammad Saud Khan

Dr. Mohammad Khosravi

Olga Kiconco

Dr. Varun G Menon

Dr. Anand Nayyar

Dr. Zeeshan Pervez

Dr. Gunasekaran Manogaran

Dr. Shalli Rani

Dr. Mubashir Husain Rehmani
Dr. Kashif Saleem
Dr. Manik Sharma

Dr. Manik Sharma

Dr. Ahmed Toaha Mobashsher

Dr. Shakil Muhammad

Dr. Amit Kumar Singh

Dr. Kapal Dev

Dr. Adriana Bankston

Dr. Jerry Chun-Wei Lin