Anthony J. Pennings, PhD

WRITINGS ON DIGITAL STRATEGIES, ICT ECONOMICS, AND GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS

Wanted: Top Skills in Information System Management

The market for information tech and systems management skills is starting to look good again, despite a continued trend to look offshore. The following are some of the ISM (Information Systems Management) skills in demand and what talented professionals are making. ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming) ABAP, pronounced as ‘ah-bop’, is a high level application-specific […]

Elements of Web Design

I have been training students in web design and production since the mid-1990s, especially after the explosion of the Internet’s World Wide Web that set the standards for hypertext protocols, markup language, and web browsers. New York City’s “Silicon Alley” and companies around the tri-state region couldn’t get enough help “getting online.” By the time […]

E-Commerce and the Holidays

By almost all accounts, it was a record holiday season for global e-commerce. Comscore, one of the major trackers of e-commerce results recorded holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 56 days (November – December 2010) at $30.81 billion, a 13-percent increase over the same time period a year before. The week before Christmas […]

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 […]

WordPress Guru Skypes into NYU Class

OK, so he is one of our own, but it doesn’t diminish Tony Zeoli‘s commitment to WordPress since its early days. Tony skyped in our Digital Media Management class last Thursday night to talk about WordPress, the open source blogging turned content management system increasingly being used by corporeals and corporations alike. WordPress is currently […]

Digital Distribution and the Future of Publishing

Digital distribution has already been a major influence on the sales of music, movies, games as well as the sharing of user-generated content. Apple’s iPad has garnered first mover advantage in the area of digital publishing, providing the technical environment if not the business model for the future of newspapers and advertisements.

Why I’m a Tsaiko: Sports and Social Media

I don’t have a lot of time for sports these days but I do stay true to my alma mater, the University of Hawaii (UH) despite the fact I live in New York City. Forget professional sports. I may catch a Jets or Giants game now and then while I’m working on my computer. Yankees? […]

Gathering for iAMDA’s Mobile Art Conference NYC 2010

Dozens of artists from all over the world had been collaborating and sharing their creations on Facebook, Flickr and other social media in anticipation of the event organized by David Scott Leibowitz and others. This group, that included fine artists, illustrators, and photographers, came together on the weekend ending October 24th, 2010 to explore, share and celebrate the creative capabilities of these new devices.

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    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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