Future Trends in Information Systems - Study Guide
Future Trends in Information Systems - Study Guide

Future Trends in Information Systems - Study Guide

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A study guide on the emerging trends in the sphere of information systems.

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Future Trends in Information Systems - Study Guide

​Learning Objectives

  • ​Describe future trends in information systems

Which countries are the biggest users of the Internet? Social media? Mobile?


Which country had the largest Internet growth (in %) between 2008 and 2012?


How will most people connect to the Internet in the future?


What are two different applications of wearable technologies?


What are two different applications of collaborative technologies?


What capabilities do printable technologies have?


How will advances in wireless technologies and sensors make objects “findable”?


What is enhanced situational awareness?


What is a nanobot?


What is a UAV?


If you were going to start a new technology business, which of the emerging trends do you think would be the biggest opportunity? Do some original research to estimate the market size.


What privacy concerns could be raised by collaborative technologies such as Waze?


Do some research about the first handgun printed using a 3-D printer and report on some of the concerns raised.


Write up an example of how the Internet of Things might provide a business with a competitive advantage.


How do you think wearable technologies could improve overall healthcare?


What potential problems do you see with a rise in the number of driverless cars? Do some independent research and write a two-page paper that describes where driverless cars are legal and what problems may occur.

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