Information OverloadMaking Use of It All

We are bombarded with information. We need help to identify what is important and then synthesize it for practical application. In this Module: Week, students will learn ways data analytics with critical thinking can help them identify useful information and apply that knowledge in practical ways.
Upon successful completion of this Module: Week, you will be able to:

Evaluate major cybersecurity and ethical challenges and risks related to the misuse of abuse of personal or private information.
Articulate biblical principles that inform how we should use information.

This paper focuses on ways data analytics can help us make sense of the volumes of information and other data so we can enhance the delivery, effectiveness, and efficiency of public services. 
It consists of 3 parts (below) plus an introduction and references sections. To make it easier for readers to follow your thinking, please discuss the topics in the order presented below, with appropriate heading.
      8 10 pages of content, double-spaced
      7th Edition APA format
      Must include citations from all readings, videos, and presentations for the assigned Module: Week plus additional, relevant scholarly articles (published within the last five years) you selectfor a total of 12 15 sources.

Please discuss the following:

Part 1: Information Overload and Its Challenges

Please briefly summarize current research data showing the extents to which we are bombarded with information as individuals (family, shopping, social media, news, gaming, etc.) as well as in our work in government organizations every day. 

What are some of the consequences of information and sensory overloadorganizationally? Personally? For your children (see Dr. Walsh supplemental content above)? 

What has been your personal experience with data overload? How do you manage it? 

Part 2: Critical Thinking and Data Analytic Technologies That Can Help 

What are a few of the technologies (data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, dashboards, etc.) that can distill down the information we need and that has value for our work in the public sector? 

Note: our conversations with CIO John Gauger and Dean Miller identified some wise principles about what is important to measure and how to use the data. 

Part 3: Maximizing Technologies and Data to Make Informed, Wise Policy and Program Decisions—Practical Use Cases and Actions. 

So, how do you make sense of all this information, in addition to staying current on innovative technologies that you discussed in Part 2? 

How can critical thinkinge.g., identifying and taking into account the vested interests and agendas of the data sources, us identify facts and truthand then make wise decisions and take action? 

Incorporate in the above Biblical principles that will guide you in making wise decisions based on truth and facts. 
Summary: Make this personal and actionable. What did you learn? What actions will you take as a result?


Wilson, Davenport, and Daugherty: The Future Will Be About Less Data

Perry’s article Fortune 500 Firms in 1955 vs 2015 provides data on how companies can quickly disappear….we are, sadly, seeing that with COVID as well. When you review the list of  companies that were around in 2015 you will see some or those are gone in 2021. 

Fortune 500 firms in 1955 v. 2015; Only 12% remain, thanks to the creative destruction that fuels economic prosperity

Watch: Please watch these as they provide some context on cyber warfare and risks to our SCADA systems. But no need to include them in this week’s paper. Just be thinking about the implications for our lives. a

If you are not familiar with Blue Ocean-Red Ocean, you may want to check out this brief video. It reinforces the need to think outside the box and innovate. Which requires maximizing IT. Worth watching and getting the book. 

Clayton Christensen coined the term Disruptive Innovation. Please check out this link. You will note that ‘Enabling Technology) is one of the three requirements for innovation. 

Disruptive Innovations