Anthony J. Pennings, PhD

WRITINGS ON DIGITAL STRATEGIES, ICT ECONOMICS, AND GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS

IBM’s Watson AI Targets Healthcare

The role of information technologies in U.S. healthcare expanded dramatically after The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) was signed into law on February 17, 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). While the discussions about Obamacare linger on, the regulations and structural reforms outlined in HITECH have transformed the healthcare industry.

Google Fiber in Austin

Austin, Texas is getting Google Fiber, the one-gigabit digital broadband service from the advertising giant. With connections to individual homes and businesses transmitting up to 1,000 Megabits per second, it is from 60 to 100 times faster than current services. What makes this Google Fiber unique is that it uses digital signals moving through glass […]

Working Big Data – Hadoop and the Transformation of Data Processing

One day Google downloaded the Internet, and wanted to play with it. Well, that is my version of an admittedly mythologized origin story for what is now commonly called “Big Data.” Early on, Google developed a number of new applications to manage a wide range of online services such as advertising, free email, blog publishing, […]

Healthcare IT and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Within weeks of his inauguration, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, abbreviated ARRA, as part of a $787 billion stimulus package to help revive the ailing economy.[1] The nation was teetering on the edge of economic ruin brought on by the repercussions of a highly leveraged global securitization and credit […]

The New Frontier of “Big Data”

The uses of database technology have been going through some dramatic shifts due to new storage, processing, representation, and transmission capabilities. Innovations have made data continuously cheaper to store, quicker to organize, easier to visualize and faster to transmit. As a result, various private and public sectors organizations are developing new data-driven analytic strategies to […]

A Digital Story about Economics and Health

Busy with grading today but I liked the combination of story-telling and data visualization in this video. Hans Rosling is a doctor from Sweden who has done a lot of work on paralytic diseases in developing countries. Share Anthony J. Pennings, PhD has been on the NYU faculty since 2001 teaching digital media, information systems […]

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  • About Me

    Professor and Associate Chair at State University of New York (SUNY) Korea. Recently taught at Hannam University in Daejeon, South Korea. Moved to Austin, Texas in August 2012 to join the Digital Media Management program at St. Edwards University. Spent the previous decade on the faculty at New York University teaching and researching information systems, media economics, and strategic communications.

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