Benefits of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing, a term unknown to most 10 years ago, is quickly transforming the way we do business today. In the past, companies stored most of their digital information on large server farms that were most likely physically present in the businesses office. Thanks to new technology and the wide availability of high-speed broadband access, […]

High-Tech Fuel for the U.S. Economy

A new report is out this week showing that high-tech startups account more for new job growth than the rest of the private sector. The study, just put out by the Kauffman Foundation and the technology policy foundation Engine, shows that young tech-startups accelerate quickly in growth, adding thousands of jobs and even outpacing to […]

New Report — “The Information Technology Revolution and the Transformation of the Small Business Economy”

At a Capitol Hill event today, ACI released a collection of essays written by economists and IT policy experts that discusses the link between the information technology sector and the small business economy.  You can download the booklet here.   This work/research was funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (contents of the publication are solely […]

With Billions of Internet-Enabled Devices, Why is the FCC Talking about Regulations and Subsidies?

Much of the discussion over Internet regulation today revolves around the need for more broadband and the increase of traffic that we’ll see in the future as more and more is being done on the Internet. But what discussion might be missing is the fact that the FCC recently stopped counting or paying attention to […]

Information Technology Innovation Can Move the Jobs Needle

Our anemic economy needs meaningful job creation.  In the ‘90s Information Technology (IT) related innovations created many jobs and boosted productivity by 1-2%, enough to allow for good income growth.   In the 3rd quarter of 2011 income grew just 0.1%.   Within the next 5-10 years there are innovations whose total scale offers hope.  Some build-out […]

If You Want to Reduce the Federal Deficit, Try Cutting Government Waste: The Case of Mainframes

“We are going to go through our federal budget, as I promised during the campaign, page by page, line by line, eliminating those programs we don’t need and insisting that those that we do need operate in a sensible, cost-effective way.” — President-Elect Obama, November 25, 2008      Introduction: Mainframe Waste As far back as […]

ACI Study Exclusively Reported In the San Jose Mercury News and Philadelphia Inquirer

A tally of telecommuting: Tons of pollutants avoided By Sandy Bauers Just stay home. That might be a good mantra for those who want to see a major drop in greenhouse gas emissions. In a new study about working from home, a Widener University professor and a colleague have determined that greenhouse gas emissions could […]

ACI Experts Cited in Philadelphia Tribune Article on the How IT Benefits the Economy and the Environment Through Telecommuting

The Philadelphia Tribune article, published April 6, 2011, “Green Benefits of Telecommuting” is available at this web link.