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Harald Haas’s Li-Fi Vision: Light Bulbs That Transmit Data

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In a TED talk, Harald Haas of the University of Edinburgh shows how a beam from a light bulb can be rigged up to transmit a high definition video stream. The grand vision: LED lights with added microchips will let us transmit thousands of data streams in parallel, enabling us to access the Internet on smartphones wherever there is a light source.

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How Do You Use Web-based Technologies at Work?

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Are web-based technologies having a significant impact -- whether in a good or bad way -- on your job?

If technologies such as social media, blogging or online collaboration tools are changing the way you do your work, researchers at the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) at the MIT Sloan School of Management want to hear about it.

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Mind the Adoption Gap: Why Do We Still Email Documents?

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“Business users tend to ignore IT tools that require them to switch contexts, juggle multiple browser windows, and learn new collaboration habits . . . Eighty-three percent of business users continue to abuse email, ping-ponging document attachments back and forth, thus creating document chaos.

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Economist.com Debates Significance of Computing

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The Economist’s website hosts well-conceived online debates on topics ranging from whether religion is a force for good (75% of readers voted no) to whether promoting math and science is the best way to stimulate future innovation (74% said yes).

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The Neurological and Creative Toll of Digital Overload

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If you’re like a lot of people, during your work day you might check 40 websites. You could be switching between programs such as Word and Excel and your email application 36 times an hour.

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Is Your Company’s IT a Strategic Asset?

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What kind of IT strategy does it take to prosper in today's increasingly digital economy? Peter Weill, chairman of the MIT Sloan School of Management's Center for Information Systems Research, explored this question in a recent interview.

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Why Some Companies Benefit More from IT Investments than Others

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On average, investments in information technology are associated with greater productivity for companies -- but why do some companies get greater productivity benefits from IT than others? That was one of the questions MIT Sloan Professor Erik Brynjolfsson addressed at a presentation at the MIT Center for Digital Business today.

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