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BC Expert: Computer Glitches

Sam Rabsbotham

Sam Ransbotham
Associate Professor of Information Systems
Carroll School of Management
Boston College;
(678) 772-9418 (c) 

Ransbotham’s research interests include information technology security, social media, and the strategic use of IT. Prior to his joining the faculty at Boston College, Ransbotham was founder and principal of a successful software company with a globally diverse client base. He was awarded one of 11 inaugural Google and WPP Marketing Awards to support research into how online media influences consumer behavior, attitudes, and decision making. Ransbotham also was awarded a National Science Foundation Career award.



“As we embed computers into practically everything, we embed computer problems into practically everything.  Difficulties like the NYSE and United Airlines show just how reliant we are and how inevitable problems are.  We'll see what the root causes end up being, but what is most important is that we work to increase resiliency to overcome problems.” 





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