Articles

April, 2017

The Jamaica Open Data Portal, launched in 2016 is designed to be a central online location for the publication of government data. It holds huge potential for business and researchers to use data to realise national development goals.

January, 2016

The term “Big Data” is no longer confined to the foreign vernacular of scientists, technologists and geeks. Business and technology executives in public and private enterprise need to appreciate what it is, understand the opportunities and implications for their organisations

January, 2016

The term “Big Data” is no longer confined to the foreign vernacular of scientists, technologists and geeks. It has now become part of mainstream media and popular culture, pervading the spectrum from McKinsey global studies to Dilbert commentaries.

January, 2016

Big Data has amplified the complexity and demands on Business Intelligence systems. For small businesses that are typically limited by resource and expertise constraints, have the potential operational efficiency improvements, customer intimacy, and competitive benefits associated with Big Data analytics become even more inaccessible?

January, 2016

In a world governed by smartphones, GPS, intelligent thermostats and seemingly ‘independent’ appliances that can practically do anything … data drives our every move today. This is fast becoming Jamaica’s everyday reality too, with over 80% of the smartphones used by Jamaicans actively using mobile data

January, 2016

The dramatic increase in the volume and variety of data generated across the human resource lifecycle as a result of  increased digitization in the workplace, represents a huge potential source of value for the profession by enabling high performance work systems.

January, 2016

Customer analytics has the potential to enable personalised interaction with customers as a basis for increasing sales and customer value for a financial institution. The knowledge that organisations can derive from their analytics efforts is dependent on the data that is considered in the analysis and how it is prepared for analysis.

January, 2016

Although the Big Data hype has recently invaded mainstream media and popular culture, Big Data has been on the technology radar for some time now. It’s one of those terms that is hot and cool, and means different things to different people.

January, 2016

Data are the lifeblood of decision-making and the raw material for accountability. Without high-quality data providing the right information on the right things at the right time; designing, monitoring and evaluating effective policies becomes almost impossible.

May, 2014

Much of the discussion about Jamaica’s favourable prospects of becoming the 4th global logistics hub, emphasize the country’s physical attributes and natural endowments. Little reference, however, is made to a glaring deficiency in the quality of shiprelated and logistics services in Jamaica.

December, 2012

As we reflect on, and in many cases, have good reason to celebrate various aspects of the development of the social, cultural and economic life of independent Jamaica, it is indeed appropriate that we take time out to consider the role that Information & Communications Technology has played in our social and economic development; and more importantly, as we look towards our Vision 2030 Goals, the increased significance of the role that ICT must play as a driver of national growth and development. In this presentation, I will provide the government’s perspective, beginning with the historical context..

December, 2012

The Recent ruling by supreme Court Justice Bryan Sykes rejecting the exclusivity of the JPS licence may very well prove to be a catalyst for terminating the endless debate and inciting genuine transformation in electricity sector.

 

December, 2011

 Information and Communication Technologies will play an increasingly important role in Jamaica’s human and material development. This will require a range of policy interventions beyond creating infrastructure and providing new technology applications.

December, 2011

 Open Innovation, because of its ability to be agile and nimble and its capacity to harness global knowledge agents may be an alternative, parallel model for Jamaica to accelerate its progress towards Vision 2030.

 

 

December, 2011

Cloud Computing offers benefits such as lower costs and improved business agility but organisations must excercise due diligence in indentifying services to be outsourced, seleting service providers, and evaluating and mitigating security risk.