Technology Policy & Ethics: January 2021
Covid-19 and cloud technologies: All-Cloud IT Operating Model for pandemic management
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 . 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.
Envisioning Information Delivery for the Future
Dr. Frank Groom, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
As various forms of journalism are being changed by new technologies and communication platforms, investors such as Gannett  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.