SECTION 1: ANSWER THE QUESTION BELOW (100-word minimum)
TOPIC: Wireless Collaboration:
QUESTION: Provide an illustrative example of how wireless technologies can facilitate group collaboration and also decision-making processes.
SECTION 2: READ & RESPOND to the below WRITE UP (100-word minimum)
Cloud computing has become an increasingly popular trend in Information technology. A lot of businesses has moved to this capability as well as government organizations. The key to making this step is weighing the benefits versus the potential risks. There can be several benefits to moving to the cloud. One that comes first into my mind is the ability to down size the architecture. If you can move 50% of your servers to the cloud, that will free up your administrative hours that would normally be used for routine maintenance, patching and troubleshooting. This will open up more time for other productive administrative work for instance, enhancing a server\’s capability for the front end to the users. One increasing risk is the sharing of space with unrelated users. Cloud computing works like renting an apartment. There is an allotted set of space for each tenant and this has been a growing concern as the ability unintended shared access can exist through the proper exploits and malicious intentions. There is now a new and developing class of vulnerabilities procured from the nature of cloud shares.
SECTION 3: HCAD 6: READ & ANSWER to below QUESTION (100-word minimum)
First, lets continue our thinking about the governments right to healthcare information. More specifically, does the government have the right to assign each person born in the US a unique health identifier and then collect and store all your personal health information in a centralized data base? To help your thinking, consider how useful such a data base could be in determining the effectiveness of different clinical techniques, controlling epidemics, and strategic planning to best meet a communitys healthcare needs. On the other hand, are such benefits outweighed by the risk that such personal information might be misused to discriminate against people who might have cancer, HIV/AIDS, or a genetic disposition towards extremely high cost illnesses?
After that, lets shake the government out of our heads, and think about a very different type of ethical issue – Mobile apps.
Apple has included a health app with its most recent iPhone and operating system update. This means that in the not too distant future, anyone with an iPhone will have the ability to monitor their own basic vital signs like blood pressure and heart rate.
QUESTION: What if someone buys an iPhone in Nepal or Sierra Leone, finds out they have dangerously high blood pressure, but does not have access to medical treatment? Does Apple have an ethical responsibility to help arrange treatment to that person? And further – since we now know about such a person, do we also have an ethical responsibility to help provide treatment ourselves? Or – are we are on ethically sound ground to stand back and just let that person die?