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Minimizing Your Online Footprint

Global Internet Usage Internet usage amongst the world’s population has increased significantly. Since 1990, 30.2% of the world’s population uses the Internet. Since the year 2000 there has been a 480.4% increase, which is quite substantial. North America has the largest Internet footprint in the world at around 70%, followed by Oceanic regions such as […]

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Tablets for EMR/EHR

Portability in Motion EMR/EHRs have various input methods like dictation, typing, scanning, and digital writing. The most convenient form factor in terms of portability and natural hand writing recognition is perhaps the tablet PC. This is so because to carry laptops, desktop computers, scanning hardware, or audio hardware isn’t very mobile. Tablets are carried in […]

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Digital Input – Dawn of Digitizing Records

Tough to Give Up Centuries Worth of Habit Sure it would be nice to switch all of our paper media to digital ones, but is it really feasible? Pen and paper have gone hand in hand for millennia and today’s rapid pace of technological evolution seems to have surpassed our biological evolution of the brain. […]

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The Windows Saga

In a Time Long, Long Ago… Microsoft Windows debuted in November of 1985. It didn’t garner much support or fanfare as it lacked features and was mostly an extension of the MS-DOS operating system. Since then, Windows has grown in popularity and has eventually become the dominant operating system in the world. With all its […]

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Usage Based Billing for the Internet: Canada’s Economic Folly

What is Usage-Based Billing? Usage-based billing (UBB) is something that was introduced to the CRTC in 2008 by Bell. What it does is, it puts a cap on the amount of Internet you consume and applies a fee for every gigabyte you use thereafter. What’s the problem with that? Well, it stifles Canada’s economy’s by […]

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Is Software Piracy Ethical?

We’ve heard of the legend of Robin Hood, the lone vigilante who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. The right being done by the granting of provisions not available to the poor from those who have more. Right or wrong, this same ethical issue faces many people in the digital and technological […]

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Why is EMR Adoption So Slow?

For years doctors, clinics, hospitals, and nurses have been using the plain method of having written and paper documents for their patients’ records. This process is slow, inefficient, hard to manage, and can lead to poor health care because of its weakness to error. The solution to this problem has been the adoption of EMR […]

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The New Grounds for Cybertheft

Theft used to be limited to stealing of physical goods or the classic burglar robbing the bank for cash. Now the concept of theft has radically changed as the digital age advances and the lines between the physical and virtual become blurred. Most people know cybercrime for its stealing of people’s money from their bank […]

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The Cloud, The Computer and the Human Brain

Comparing the human brain with the computer is like comparing a car to a bicycle. The human brain has developed in great detail over the evolutionary patterns of time, whereas the computer is a creation of our brain in infancy. What we can do to revolutionize our IT industry is to think and innovate along […]

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Watson’s Cubicle: Integrating A.I. into Our Lives

It wasn’t too long ago when Kasparov signalled his defeat in front of Deep Blue, IBM’s master chess machine. With 200 million calculations per second, the human mind had been out-calculated by its A.I.. Was this the start of the demise of the need for human calculation? Would A.I. take over our need to think […]