1000 results for “Communication Technology”.
In this regard, Higgins (2002) reports that Micros Systems Inc. introduced a custom application specifically for the hospitality industry early on, and despite the lingering effects of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the market, this company and others such as BDM International Inc. are continuing their efforts to provide hotels, restaurants and other organizations competing in the hospitality industry with the information technology they need to become more competitive (Bear 1999). More recently, companies such as Avendra have started offering integrated software applications that are specifically designed for various segments of the hospitality industry. This company's integrated software application provides purchasing support for food and beverage operations, room operations, engineering/building and construction, administrative, professional and financial services; cleaning solutions and sanitizing systems; grounds and agronomy maintenance; as well as gift shop and spa equipment operation and products (Avendra's purchasing programs 2010).
According to icher (201), a trend that…
Avendra's purchasing programs, 2010. Avendra. Retrieved from http://www.avendra.com / solutions/PurchasingPrograms/Pages/default.aspx.
Bassoppo-Moyo, T.C., Bassoppo-Moyo, S. & Dube, G., 2002. "Managerial Perceptions in the Application of Information Technology in the Public and Private Sector in Zimbabwe."
International Journal of Instructional Media 29(3): 289-290.
Bear, V., 1999, May 24. "Your Money; Movers & Shakers." The Washington Times: 8.
Improvements in communication technology have caused major differences in American society but such improvements have also served to expand the number of individuals that are affected by American society. Through new communication technology the breadth of influence enjoyed by American society is larger than at any point in history and as the level of such technology increases so likely will American influence.
One of the aspects of American culture that has been disseminated widely by improvements in communication technology and which has proven to be one of the most popular is pop culture. Although incorporating many different elements of American culture the essential ingredients of pop culture include the events, people, fads, and trends that capture the public imagination. It also includes cultural trends of the past that achieved enduring status. Examples of figures in pop culture in the America include different cartoon characters such as Mickey Mouse or Donald…
Cantor, P.A. (2003). Gilligan Unbound: Pop Culture in the Age of Globalizatio. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Peterson, R.A. (1996). Changing Highbrow Taste: From Snob to Omnivore. American Sociological Review, 900-907.
Popular American Culture
An article from last year points to the continuing thrust forward with respect to the integration of technologies and sensory desires for the user, describing the inception of visual aspects into the protocol.
The 2007 article by Ding et al. is focused on the discourse, research and user-end needs which figured into the gradual integration of visual images indicating users status and allowing for the presentation of messaging. Based particularly upon the findings produced by a long-term observation of the patterns of usage for VOIP users, the study would produce a set of conclusions concerning the fashions of usage which have produced the integration of visualization into an already integrative protocol.
The article contends to "shed light on the factors that drive the use of visual enhancements to audio conferencing." (Ding et al., 1019) Among them, the article concludes that there is an impulse when using computer interface systems to…
News Reporting on Crimes, Corruption, and worsening Economic Conditions:
News channels also telecast detailed reports on crimes, corruption, political instability, and worsening conditions of economies. General public, which is already in a miserable condition due to a stressful life further gets into tensions and worries due to such type of information. These reports present a very weird picture of what is happening around the world. All this creates an atmosphere of restlessness, anxiety, and depression among the general public (Kraut & Attewell).
Impacts of Information overload on Investors:
Investing in a particular asset, organization, or industry is such a decision which requires a comprehensive and careful analysis of the relevant facts and figures. Generally, investors look at the industry trends over the last few years in a view to anticipate the attractiveness and potential of their investment. Now-a-days, there are various sources through which they can obtain this information. But…
Bondarouk, Tanya. Handbook of research on e-transformation and human resources management technologies: organizational outcomes and challenges. Hershey: Information Science Reference, 2009. Print. (412)
Costigan, Sean & Perry, Jake. Cyberspaces and global affairs. Burlington: Ashgate Publishers, 2012. Print. (p. 319)
Eppler, Martin. Managing information quality: increasing the value of information in knowledge-intensive products and processes. New York: Springer, 2006. (p. 2)
Kraut, Robert & Attewell, Paul. Media Use in a Global Corporation: Electronic Mail and Organizational Knowledge. 6 July 1996. Web. 16 March 2012.
Communications # Technologies #Organization
What is Information Communications and Media Technology (ICMT)
ICMT is derived from two fundamental terminologies -- information communication technology and media technology. Information communication technologies refer to the resources and tools used to create, manage, store, and disseminate information (Gray, 2012). They include telephony, broadcasting technologies (television and radio), computers, and other technological media for communication. Each of these media has its technological limitations -- radio, for instance, could broadcast an event live, but one would only hear the sound and not be able to see the performers; similarly, a television would be able to deliver video and sound, but not text (Croteau, Hoynes & Milan, 2011). Media technologies are platforms of computer networks that allow for the delivery of all media forms; interactive, video, picture, sound, text and live (Croteau et al., 2011). Information communications and media technologies, therefore, refer to the various…
Croteau, R., Hoynes, W. D. & Milan, S. (2011). Media/Society: Industries, Images and Audiences (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Gray, D. (2012). The Connected Company. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly Media Inc.
Townsend-Hall, B. (n.d.). Communications Audit: How can it Help You? The Sideroad. Retrieved December 2, 2015 from http://www.sideroad.com/Business_Communication/communications-audit.html
0 technologies in ensuring a higher level of voter participation and voting over time (Laslier, Van der Straeten, 2008).
From the PEPS metric and the traceability of Web 2.0-based participation as shown on techpresident.com, a scorecard can be created that predicts the level of voter participation based on the effectiveness of campaign strategies candidates create to capitalize on Web 2.0-based technologies. The use of stratification techniques and Web analytics also make it possible to predict on a location-by-location basis the level of voter participation as well (Cebula, Toma, 2006). What is beginning to occur is the integration of business intelligence based on the data available through Web-based data capture and measurement techniques being analyzed through metrics that have been empirically derived and proven to support the measurement of voter participation (Moon, Birdsall, Ciesluk, Garlett, 2006).
Further adding insight and intelligence to the analysis of voter participation and segmentation into audiences,…
Richard J. Cebula, Michael Toma. (2006). Determinants of Geographic Differentials in the Voter Participation Rate. Atlantic Economic Journal, 34(1), 33. Retrieved May 6, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1013181121).
Jean-Francois Laslier, Karine Van der Straeten. (2008). A live experiment on approval voting. Experimental Economics, 11(1), 97-105. Retrieved May 6, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1434528501).
Bruce E. Moon, Jennifer Harvey Birdsall, Sylvia Ciesluk, Lauren M. Garlett, et al. (2006). Voting Counts: Participation in the Measurement of Democracy. Studies in Comparative International Development, 41(2), 3-32. Retrieved May 6, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1139343651).
Training: the act of acquiring the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to accomplish a task or set of tasks often comprising an occupation or profession, usually through the direct or indirect instruction of the knowledge/skills/behaviors acquirer or "trainee" by a supervisor, instructor, or other knowledgeable and practiced entity or "trainer." Can also refer to the act of imparting this knowledge, i.e. The actions taken by the trainer to ensure the trainee's abilities and proficiency in the trained-for task(s) and activities.
Computer-based training: Training that takes place with the assistance of a computer and specific software programs as the primary means of instruction, either as a standalone (i.e. without other training methods or media being employed) or as part of a larger curriculum that includes more traditional methods of instruction as well. Typically implies some level of automation and personal adaptability in the exact subject matter and method of instruction.…
Communications Technologies: ICMT
ICMT: Communications Technologies
Simplicity vs. Complexity
The term ICMT refers to the various tools used by organizations in the creation and dissemination of print, sound, still photos, and lives forms of media. The most commonly-used ICMT tools in the organizational setting today are email, instant messaging services, and social-networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. These technologies increase the diversity of the devices and services that users have to deal with, resulting in an enormous burden of complexity. This complexity creates obstacles to acceptance and effective exploitation of such technologies. To prevent this, organizations need to come up with strategies for simplifying the use of ICMT. This they could do by developing a series of techniques and tools that enable users to customize and use devices with minimal effort (Salina & Salina, 2008).
For instance, a user may be interested in obtaining sales information from the sales'…
Salina, J. & Salina, P. (2008). Next Generation Networks: Perspectives and Potentials. Chichester, Engalnd: John Wiley & Sons.
Waber, B. (2013). People Analytics: How Sensing Technology will Transform Business and What it Tells us about the Future of Work. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education Inc.
The police adapting to rapid changes in technology is felt in two ways -- primarily in using the technology that comes with new inventions for the police like better weapons, communication networks and so on for which they have to be thoroughly trained. The specialist has also to be trained in many issues like cyber crimes, and use of sophisticated computers and machines for crime. Police with an up-to-date mass communication system can be easily mobilized and can have faster response to events. The negative aspects of technology cannot be wished away and there must be research done to overcome these defects in communication with the public and also reliance must be placed on more robust methods of data access.
Buzawa, Carl G; Buzawa, Eve S. (1992) "Domestic Violence: The Changing Criminal
Justice." Auburn House: Westport, CT.
Couldry, Nick; Mccarthy, Anna. (2004) "Mediaspace: Place, Scale, and Culture in…
Buzawa, Carl G; Buzawa, Eve S. (1992) "Domestic Violence: The Changing Criminal
Justice." Auburn House: Westport, CT.
Couldry, Nick; Mccarthy, Anna. (2004) "Mediaspace: Place, Scale, and Culture in a Media
Age." Routledge: New York.
Information and communications technology brought about various benefits especially in the milieu of business. Aside from automating business processes that proved invaluable in streamlining business operations and provided efficient and effective means of achieving organizational objectives, workplace and group collaboration improved via various groupware applications. These groupware applications or collaborative software are "designed to facilitate the work of groups [and] to communicate, cooperate, coordinate, solve problems, compete, or negotiate (Foraker Labs, 2011)." Groupware applications are available in various functions and technologies; however, implementing groupware applications though may not be as simple as it seems because there various challenges involved in the initiative. For instance, there might be resistance to change from some sectors of the organization and these groups may reason out that "the former business process is working just fine!" Others may deem groupware applications implementation as intrusive on the current operational tempo of the business.
Foraker Labs. (2011). Introduction to collaborative software. Usability First. Retrieved May 16, 2011 from http://www.usabilityfirst.com/about-usability/web-application-design/collaborative-software-groupware/introduction-to-collaborative-software/
O'Connor, B.N. (1999). A groupware-based peer review process: An exploratory case study. Informing Science, 2(1): 11-18. Retrieved May 16, 2011 from http://inform.nu/Articles/Vol2/v2n1p11-18.pdf
Strazewski, L. (2004, July). Technology choices. CBS MoneyWatch. Retrieved May 16, 2011 from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3615/is_200407/ai_n9410384/
Electronic communication has become one of the most important methods for people to communicate with one another in recent years. Spielberg (1999) noted that patients have sought to utilize electronic communication with their physicians. In the past, he argued, a variety of exchanges were utilized, including in-person visits, telephone, pagers and voicemail, so it was only natural that communication between patients and those within the medical profession would be extended to the realm of electronic communication. Thus, the market has driven the need for health care organizations to begin to explore how they can use electronic communication methods such as email, the Internet, online chats or even SMS messaging to bridge the communication gap with their patients. hile the market may demand new methods of communication be developed, there are risks inherent to the medical profession that present challenges or obstacles to facilitating the market-demanded electronic communication methods.
Spielberg, A. (1999). Online without a net: Physician-patient communication by electronic mail. American Journal of Law & Medicine. Vol. 15 (1999) 267-295.
Hassol, A.; Walker, J.; Kidder, D.; Rokita, K.; Young, D.; Pierdon, S.; Deitz, D.; Kuck, S. & Ortiz, E. (2004). Patient experiences and attitudes about access to a patient electronic health care record and linked web messaging. Journal of the American Medical Information Association. Vol. 11 (6) 505-513.
Winkelman, W.; Leonard, K. & Kossos, P. (2005). Patient-perceived usefulness of electronic medical records: Employing grounded theory in the development of information and communication technologies for use by patients living with chronic illness. Journal of American Medical Information Association. Vol. 12 (3) 306-314.
Wager, K.A., Lee, F.W., & Glaser, J.P. (2009). Health care information systems: A practical approach for health care management (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Communication and Culture
An Analysis of the Dangerous Effects of New Communication Technology on Society
Technology is making communication easier in today's world, but often at the expense of personal contact as many people choose to socialize in front of a computer screen. What dangers are there for a society which depends on computer screens rather than face-to-face contact for its main means of communication? This paper will analyze the effects of today's communication technology (social media, chat rooms, networking) on society and culture.
Michel Metz (1995) argues "that cultures are both possible and prevalent among communities connected only by computer as the preferred mode of communication" (p. 1). But Metz is writing perhaps too soon. The explosion of social media in the 21st century has essentially redefined the way we communicate and form relationships -- which no longer require face-to-face encounters; they can exist globally, with face-to-face simulation offered…
Bugeja, M. 2005, Interpersonal Divide: the search for community in a technological
Age, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
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This is necessary to provide a seamless platform on which health solutions can be effectively integrated and deployed. Without using such a platform, the development of electronic health care facilities will be more difficult to deploy. In other words, Tele-health is part of the overall healthcare ICT (Information Communications Technology) solutions that enables healthcare to be pushed out to the edge, for local delivery, and to be more evenly, efficiently and effectively distributed.
Broadband communication is the underlying technology of choice when discussing electronic applications. It is certainly important for inter-healthcare provider communications delivering sufficient bandwidth capacity between sites. The delivery of home care electronic should not rely on the broadband technology is not universally accessible, particularly in rural and remote areas, and it can also be prohibitively expensive. Some broadband technologies can be delivered to remote locations, such as satellite-based technology, but this is impractical and too costly to…
Goldberg, a. (2002, April 29). Internal Report: Telehealth, Privacy, & Health Care: Review, Expectations & Proposals. Goulston & Storrs, Boston, MA.
Lovata, F. (2000, May 21-24). Telemedicine via the Internet: Successful Program Strategies. American Telemedicine Association Conference,
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COMMUNICATION IN EDUCATIONAL -- PIESTLEY'S PAADOX
Introduction to Priestley's Paradox
According to Priestley's Paradox, there may be an inverse relationship between the quality of communications and the complexity and variety of modern methods of communication (Hodge 1993, 4; Eunson 2008, 17). More specifically, Priestley suggested that the richest and most effective means of communications is the process of face-to-face verbal communication between two individuals. Every additional variable, such as adding more individuals to the communications chain or introducing artificial technological mechanism necessarily reduces the quality and accuracy of the communications process. In principle, therefore, direct face-to-face communications between two people is more effective than direct, face-to-face communications among larger groups of individuals. Likewise, face-to-face communications are preferable to telephonic communications, written communications, and other forms of remote communications (Hodge 1993, 6; Eunson 2008, 18).
Applying Priestley's Paradox to the Educational Environment
Priestley's Paradox is more relevant to the contemporary educational…
Allen, J (Ed) 2004, Sociology of Education: Policies and Practice, 3rd ed. Thomson
Learning, Australia, Victoria
Dufficy, P 2005, Designing Learning for Diverse Classrooms. Primary English Teaching
" Computers, according to Bantick, are at best a poor substitute for the proper study of grammar.
He then offers what amounts to a criticism of the postmodern assertion that communication is a matter of utility and therefore not something to be bothered by the rules of grammar. He refers to as "utter nonsense" the ideas put forth by some modern scholars who claim that grammar is but a power-grabbing tool "to establish linguistic hierarchy" (Bantick 2010). According to Bantick, grammar provides an objective material for study. By denying children grammar, the school system is effectively robbing them of "their own language" and giving them nothing more than a relativistic and ephemeral means to write, speak, and communicate. "Grammar has a sense of order. This is different from essays, which can frequently be subjectively assessed…whereas grammar deals in objectivity, exactitude and rules" (Bantick 2010). Bantick's sympathies are by now quite…
Bantick, Christopher. "Poor Show in Classrooms When Grammar's Tossed Out the Door." The Weekend Australian 27-28 February 2010, p. 14.
From the experiences, I have had in organizations that work to combine autonomy, mastery and purpose, the level of performance goes up and becomes the new norm of corporate performance. The many studies of motivation underscore that when autonomy, mastery and purpose are combined, long-term learning and motivation occur (amsey, 2010). The communication networks and channels within organizations are accentuated and made more effective when these three attributes become the foundation of long-term learning and growth over time.
In conclusion, the culture, incentive, and leadership within a given organization have a major impact on the effectiveness of communication networks and channels within organizations. When there is a transformational mindset about aggregating content, data and information then transforming it from a system of record to competitive advantage, companies can use their expertise to compete more effectively. In many respects, this ability to compete more effectively based on better use of information…
Andriole, S. (2010). Business Impact of Web 2.0 Technologies. Association for Computing Machinery. Communications of the ACM, 53(12), 67.
Bernoff, J., & Li, C. (2008). Harnessing the Power of the Oh-So-Social Web. MIT Sloan Management Review, 49(3), 36-42.
Billington, C., & Davidson, R.. (2010). Using knowledge brokering to improve business processes. The McKinsey Quarterly,(2), 110.
Jeffrey H. Dyer, & Kentaro Nobeoka. (2000). Creating and managing a high-performance knowledge-sharing network: The Toyota case. Strategic Management Journal: Special Issue: Strategic Networks, 21(3), 345-367.
" Turkle claims that "our fragile planet needs our action in the real," which is exactly what the little girl was trying to point out. Her appreciating the animatronic animals more than the real ones is a product of technology saturation.
Technology has become an annoyance: we all experience the "sense of encroachment of the device" on our personal time and it is difficult to cut ourselves off from the world. Yet technology is a blessing. Turkle points out that the shy and inhibited are hiding behind their virtual selves. Indeed they are: to their advantage. Many readers would agree that technology has allowed the shy and socially awkward to engage socially with others without having to sweat or take anxiety medication.
Being constantly connected with the world is a choice we make. Technology is not deadening us to the world, as Turkle implies. Quite the opposite: technology is enhancing…
A typical in-building wireless telephone system, such as systems provided by SpectraLink Corporation, seamlessly integrates to the hospital's existing telephone system." (TechRepublic, 2005)
The work of Alpay, Toussaint, and Schonk (2004) entitled: "Supporting Healthcare Communication Enabled by Information and Communication Technology: can HCI and Related Cognitive Aspects Help? states that communication in healthcare "...makes up an important part of the healthcare professionals' daily practices. Communication encompasses different forms of interaction and dissemination of health-related information, and takes place in contexts such as patient/healthcare professional relationships, and collaborative care. While Information and Communication Technology (ICT) offers a useful means to support the accessibility, the exchange and the sharing of information, the cognitive complexity of these communication processes often remains undermined. Much can be learned from research in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) with its focus on cognitive aspects." (Alpay, Toussaint, and Schonk, 2004)
SUMMARY and CONCLUSION
Information and communication technology in healthcare…
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Fans of science fiction are fond of recalling a remark by novelist Arthur C. Clarke, to the effect that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. I am currently typing these sentences onto a laptop, where I am also currently watching a grainy YouTube video of the legendary magician Harry Houdini, performing one of his legendary escapes -- from a straitjacket, in this case. Houdini is probably the most famous stage magician of the twentieth century, as witnessed by the fact that his name is familiar to my generation although he died almost a century ago. If Houdini were to suddenly reappear in front of me right now -- in the flesh, I mean, and not merely on YouTube -- how would I explain to him that the way in which all of this is taking place? To someone who has been dead for a century, the…
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" (Fitzgerald, 2006) Groupware technologies are those of either: (1) 'synchronous' groupware; or (2) 'asynchronous' groupware. Synchronous groupware is used when real-time communication is needed and Asynchronous groupware is used where users access group information at different times. Another groupware technology feature is whether the users are working in the same location or in different locations. For the company that has several various workgroups that, while separate units, are required to work in collaboration with one another, enabling business communications within the organization is key to efficiency and productivity for the company.
IV. CUSTOMER SUPPORT PLAN
In the initiative to implement information technology across the organization it is critically important that a customer support plan be in place to assist customers with any complications or confusion that might arise due to the new processes and methods related to the use of the Information Technology. A customer support plan requires support…
Arunthari, Santipat (2005) Information Technology Adoption by Companies in Thailand: A Study of Enterprise Resource Planning System Usage. Information Systems - University of Wollongong. Online available at http://www.library.uow.edu.au/adt-NWU/uploads/approved/adt-NWU20060303.100631/public/02Whole.pdf
Bjork, B.C. (2005) Factors Enabling Information and Communication Technology Diffusion and Actual Implementation in Construction Organizations. Online available at http://www.itcon.org/data/works/att/2005_14.content.02646.pdf chapter 2
CRM Implementation - Implementing a Customer relationship Management System 25 July 2005 Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Online available at http://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/crm/using/12/implementationprovenprocess.mspx
Fitzgerald, Patrick W. (2006) Groupware and Continuous Improvement in Knowledge-Based Organizations. Online available at http://www.saumag.edu/abis/ABIS_Proceedings_March06.pdf
Communication is key in all aspects of business. It provides potential clients and customers with contact information, business information and much more.
Businesses receive information daily through a variety of sources. We listen to the radio, watch television, and read magazines for both information and entertainment. Businesses use communication technologies when they advertise to sell us products and services.
Specific tools that can be used for communication include telephones, pagers and facsimile machines. The telephone is perhaps the most important vehicle of communication as it is used for both incoming and outgoing contact.
Most businesses start with at least one line that is unique to the business. This line usually has the capability to take messages in case it is not answered personally.
In addition, the wireless telephone is getting to the point of being a requirement. With a wireless telephone, a person can always be reached.
There are many…
Technology has changed how we teach in the 21st century. Many diverse technologies surface every year, and educators find it difficult learning and integrating all the new technologies their institutions buy or identify. However, appropriate professional development and time to accomplish this is not their only concern. Educators are expected to use all these technologies in all course activities. This desire places much emphasis on technology (the medium) when educators are designing and implementing their courses and course activities.
As Cook and McDonald (2008) caution, frequently educators seek to use e-learning because it is a new technology, rather than because the technology enhances instruction. Educators, their supervisors, and stakeholders need to be reminded of the role of technology in the instructional design process, which should be used to enhance instructional delivery.
Technological Instructional Delivery
Educators at all levels have historically received enormous pressure to update their courses. In the last…
Coffman, T. (2009). Getting to the heart of technology integration: Virginia's instructional technology resource teacher program. Learning & Leading with Technology, 36(7), 20-23.
Cook, D.A. & McDonald, F.S. (2008). E-learning, is there anything special about the "e"? Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 51(1), 5-21.
Educause Center for Applied Research. (2006). Enriching student experience through blended learning, Research Bulletin, 12.
Goktas, Y., Yildirim, Z., & Yildirim, S. (2009). Investigation of K-12 teachers' ICT competences and the contributing factors in acquiring these competences. New Educational Review, 17(1), 276-294.
Technology and Healthcare
Demographics of the global community are rapidly changing so that each year there are more and more seniors within the population base. This has a profound implication on the healthcare system of many regions since a large number of elderly citizens will be spending their lives in the confines of their home, and some may have chronic illness that require continuous monitoring. Clinical telemedicine is one way to offer greater services to rural or homebound populations. Indeed, a variety of technological advances have made it possible to change the paradigm of healthcare. Clinical information systems, for instance, have expanded in scope and depth. Increased processor speeds and data storage devices have made it possible to collect more data than ever on the detailed encounters that make up the provider-patient care delivery process, and present it more effectively to a wider range of users. Healthcare monitoring is part…
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Technology and Filmmaking
The filmmaking industry has been evolving over time. The kind of evolution that has been taking place is linked to the advancements in technology. Technology forms the backbone of the film industry. It is behind the many inventions that have occurred in the industry. There is a greatly notable progress in the movie industry courtesy of the fact that technology has weighed into the progress of its advancement. Technology is both a means and an end to the industry, having improved the quality and nature of films. This paper discusses the gains that the film industry has drawn from the technological advancements in life. It is in this regard that every specific benefit to the industry courtesy of technology is discussed.
In ancient days, filmmakers had little technological uses to benefit from. They mainly relied on the few maneuvers that they had at their disposal.…
Chaplain, Charlie. City Lights. London: British Film Institute, 2007.
Lamorisse, Albert. The Red Balloon. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 2013
Technology and Information Capital play a significant role in aiding Bethesda with its operational challenges. There are specific examples of technology that could assist Bethesda in becoming more efficient and effective. For example, the organization needs to increase development revenue, and improve operations revenue. They can do this through maximizing reimbursements and decreasing the number of client vacancies. They can also do this through increasing their fundraising capacity. While Bethesda relies on government funding, funding goals have not been met for years, indicating a strong need to adapt to meet projected goals.
This means utilization of digital strategies and social media in order to reach younger donors. Identification of younger and new donors is essential and can be done using websites like Twitter, Snapchat, and Facebook to gain access to an untapped funding source. By using technology in the way of social media like smartphones, the organization can reach an…
Chennamsetty, H., Chalasani, S., & Riley, D. (2015). Predictive analytics on Electronic Health Records (EHRs) using Hadoop and Hive. 2015 IEEE International Conference On Electrical, Computer and Communication Technologies (ICECCT). http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/icecct.2015.7226129
Ward, M., Marsolo, K., & Froehle, C. (2014). Applications of business analytics in healthcare. Business Horizons, 57(5), 571-582. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2014.06.003
communication and information technologies that help e-commerce firms to perform work in a virtual work environment. The paper adopts the approach of a consultant tasked with performing SWOT analysis of Amazon. Based on the SWOT analysis of Amazon, the report recommends that the company should adopt DIVA, a group-ware communication and collaboration tool proposed by Sohlenkamp and Chwelos (1994). The model will help Amazon compete with the new e-commerce firms such as Boxed®. The wholesale competitor has efficiently used communication and information technology tools to create a niche in the market.
New communication system: Impact on e-commerce and business communication
Businesses increasingly provide telecommuting facility for their employees. To effectuate this working design, internet and intranet are used as communication sources. To communicate through web-based applications and systems, employees require effective communication skills both formal and informal. The remote working model requires that employees collaborate with the employer through reliable…
Cascio, W.F. (2000). Managing a virtual workplace. The Academy of Management Executive, 14(3), 81-90.
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technologies that are readily available for in-home internet access. You should consider practical as well as technical differences in your comparison. Do not include Frame elay or ATM as these are primarily larger scale business solutions.
Higher-speed standards up to 300+ Mbps
802.11n uses (MIMO) technology and a wider radio frequency channel.
It provides a mechanism called frame aggregation to decrease time between transmissions
Channels operating at 40 MHz are another feature incorporated into 802.11n
The transmitter and receiver use pre-coding & post-coding techniques to achieve the capacity of a MIMO link
A video conference is a set of interactive telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously
ITU H.320 is known as the standard for video conferencing over integrated services digital networks
H.264 SVC is compression standard that enables video conferencing systems to achieve highly error resilient
It is increasing purchasing power and inclination of women those are varying the way gadgets are being restructured and also marketed. Women according to her are like the 'canary birds of the technological mineshaft'. (Women take over technology) if it does not act for them it will be possibly unsuccessful in the mass market. She reveals that it is this notion that the type of population of people applying technology is wider than before. (Women take over technology) Consumer electronics in 2001 and 2002 has been aimed in a soft way, according to Katherine izzuto, VP and publisher of Marie Claire magazine and panelist for 'Shopping Consumer Electronics-Understanding the Female Perspective'. However, entry into the year 2004, aims at it in a strong way. She states that her own consumer research presents that women desire information about CE products and do not find where they expect to find it. (Heller,…
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Mobile phones are another major area of emerging technologies. Not just for phoning home anymore, mobile phones are becoming more and more robust, integrating full PDA functionality and even permitting streaming video content. Communications providers offer the biggest obstacles in seamless digital streaming, because of the confusing array of services and relatively poor download speeds. Finally, consumers are becoming increasingly sensitive to the possibility of identity theft. As technology becomes increasingly versatile, the potential for the usurpation of privacy rises too. The government has yet to step in decisively and will soon be forced to develop a new wave of consumer protection laws as well as creative laws protecting intellectual property.
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Technology on Customers in egard to the Following
The greatest change in technology has been in the delivery of information. This has impacted the developed and developing world alike. So the firms in U.S., for example, spend more on office-based functions of information handling which has been the major change and has dominated the patterns of development and brought about a change in the structure of work and growth. The modern business depends upon the way information is processed and made useful. (Allen; Morton, 1990) Based on that, companies have changed their strategies of manufacture and technology to suit the needs of customers.
The mobile bandwidth gave more impetus to the merger of the internet, music and the basic telephony and the 'mobile phone' has been converted to a workstation that has become multipurpose. Thus gadgets like PDAs, iPods, and camera phones, Blackberry and Wi-Fi have made the consumer technology's…
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The finding of this study is consistent with others that over time the organizational culture, communication and culture will also change to reflect the IT foundational elements defined, implemented and eventually engrained into the culture of a public administration office or ministry (Androniceanu, 2009). ealizing this, public administration IT planners and Chief Information officers are designing systems to allow for greater agility and speed to response to citizen's requirements. The study analyzed and reported on by the authors underscore how an IT system must be designed to support transparency to the analytics and reporting level, in conjunction with designing in the specific stakeholder requirements to the screen and field level, in precisely the sequence they are accustomed to working with them (Androniceanu, 2009). The study shows how the omanian public administration also took the extraordinary step of implementing measures of citizen responsiveness and satisfaction levels for its call centers after…
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One authority describes the transition in telephony thusly: eally smart engineers advanced technology to evolve phones from wall hanging boxes with an operator making phone connections to little, fold-up cellular devices. Now the world of everything integrated - computer chips, display screens and communicating - has spawned the age of smartphones" (Oppenheim, 2011, p. 17).
Written messages were passed through a variety of media, including circulars, memoranda, policy letters, notices, forms, and reports.
All of the 1991 methods as well as e-mail, facsimile machines, and SMS together with the above-mentioned wireless "look-at" devices that are internet enabled.
Manually prepared bar graphs; tape-based video recordings
PowerPoint presentation, digital video recordings, clip art, stock graphics and pictures; user-friendly touch-screen devices (Gentry, 2011).
Audio and/or sound methods
Tape recordings (20mm et al.), vinyl disks, CB
VoIP, stock sounds, computer-based recordings and editing
As can be readily discerned from the…
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Social Media and Technology
The entire sphere of human interaction has undergone large-scale transformation as a result of the rapidly changing technological environment and the emergence of the internet. Back in the day, social interactions were primarily based on hand-written letters and occasional telephone conversations. Thanks to technological progression, however, numerous online communication platforms have been developed, and what we have now is an internet revolution and a totally new and dynamic realm of human interaction and long-distance communication. Currently, 73% of America's adult population, and 93% of the teen population uses social media platforms to communicate with family members and friends. Today, Facebook is home to more than 700 million users who can conveniently communicate with each other at the touch of a button without having to grapple with the time and space limitations that back in the day forced people to choose their partners and friends from their…
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Students can collaborate with students in other schools and other countries as they develop ideas, skills, and products. Students in a class can collaborate outside class without having to meet in person. The theory behind collaborative learning is that the social construction of knowledge leads to deeper processing and understanding than does learning alone (Appalachian Education Laboratory, 2005).
The bulletin board and the chat room have become the backbone of many Web-based learning environments. Sophisticated Web-based collaborative learning environments incorporate not only real-time, text-based conversation, but also audio- and videoconferencing, and shared work spaces, where multiple users can collaboratively work on the same document or application. These multimedia shared work spaces are facilitated by software such as Microsoft's Netmeeting ( http://www. microsoft.com/netmeeting/), Intel's Proshare ( http://www.intel.com/proshare / conferencing/index.htm), and CU-SeeMe ( http://cu-seeme.cornell.edu / ). Multiuser object-oriented (MOO) text-based virtual reality environments now have a Web-based equivalent, WOOs (Web object oriented),…
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In spite of this, Panama actually has a very well-integrated and fairly well-supported data communications infrastructure. The country serves as a connection point for several regional submarine cables, connecting it directly to many countries in Central and South America as well as to the United States, and from thence to the rest of the world (CIA 2010a). As of 2008, the number of combined land and mobile phone lines in Panama surpassed the population by more than a third, suggesting that a greater abundance of Panamanians are truly able to take advantage of the burgeoning communications network in the country and the area (CIA 2010a).
Again, in terms of number and to some degree in terms of proportion the United States clearly has a communications advantage over its much smaller and much less economically advantaged regional neighbor. Panama supports a large number of radio stations in comparison to its population,…
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Technology on ociety
The use of modern communications technology is widely considered to be positive, reducing barriers to communication and facilitating new powerful forms. t. Amant (2002) argues the counterpoint, that computer-mediated communication "amplifies cultural rhetorical differences, and there should be greater examination of potential conflict. Ma (1996) notes that computer-mediated communication between Asian and North American college students offers tremendous promise, with respect to breaking down barriers that exist in face-of-face communication. He notes that the increase in communication between these groups allows them to learn about each other's communication styles, and adapt their listening, reading and writing habits to suit their audience, thereby fostering a higher degree of communication between the two groups.
Adair and Barker (2013) argue that the use of smartphones and other similar technologies among young children is detrimental in a number of ways. In particular, they argue that family relationships suffer in an age…
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Communication to Family and Work Relations
One of the important problems that I have always encountered at work and in my family is the inevitable misunderstanding among people due to lack of or simply through wrong communication. By the absence of communication, I refer to the conflict that arises among people when they do not communicate about a problem at all. Wrong communication, meanwhile, is the misunderstanding (and even conflict) that arise when people contemplated a problem in an inefficient manner. I referred to both absence of and wrong communication because these are the main causes of conflicts that I usually have with my family and colleagues, respectively.
At work, wrong communication is an almost everyday and common occurrence. With the advent of new communication technology such as e-mailing, teleconferencing, and mobile communications, it is not at all surprising that people become confused and disorganized when it comes to keeping…
Performance and Compensation Management
According to Sachdeva, Mittal and Solanki (2009), technological solutions are vitally important for aggregating and using relevant human resource management information for performance and compensation decisions. These authors note that, "Human resource information systems are extremely important for acquiring, maintaining, utilizing and deriving human resources pertinent information. They are essential to make speedy and useful employee related decisions" (Sachdeva et al., 2009, p. 43). The specific attributes and techniques that are typically used by human resource practitioners for these purposes are discussed further below.
Performance Management Systems
Performance management systems represent powerful tools for H managers by providing:
1. Better insight into individual performance for informed decisions;
2. Improved ability to manage goals and change direction; and,
3. Ability to tighten the reins so everyone remains on track (Managing employee performance, 2009, p. 6).
The studies to date have confirmed that organizations that employ performance management…
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The field is generally that of social control, informal and formal, and it sits in a surround, the larger political forces in a city or a nation (Manning 2008, p. 87).
The most prominent of these political pressures is a public, at least in the United States, that is ostensibly averse to constant monitoring as well as the continued militarization of the police force though the deployment of technologies such as those used in special operations. In their editorial regarding intersection cameras and automatic license plate scanners, the editors of McClatchy propose that, "somehow there has to be a way to take into consideration the uncomfortable feeling people get when they believe they are being spied on with the justifiable methods of making law enforcement more efficient" (McClatchy 2010). They suggest the place to start is the database where recorded video and license plate data is kept anywhere from a…
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Telecommuting is the act of periodically working out of the main office, one or more days a week either at home, or at a telework center. (Avery and Zabel 2000, 82) The concept of telecommuting was created by Jack Niles as a result of the oil crisis of the 1970's. Niles felt that telecommuting would be a good way of eliminating the daily commute and preserving energy. Nile eventually found that telecommuting could be beneficial to workers and employees.
The research found that the benefits of telecommuting include increased productivity, improved familial relationships and decreases in absenteeism. Increased productivity is derivative of the fact that workers have fewer distractions and are able to complete tasks on their own time. We also found that telecommuters had increased job satisfaction and increased motivation.
A major hindrance to the implementation of a successful telecommuting strategy is the lack of effective communication technology. In…
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Today, email is still used very heavily in business and personal communications and related applications. However, the additional convenience and immediacy of new technology (especially cell phones) combined with the networking potential of the newest social media Internet networks and applications have already begun to revolutionize business marketing communications (again), as exemplified by the Obama election team's effective use of Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter throughout the 2008 presidential campaign (Hempel, 2009: 93).
Social Networking as the New Marketing Media
Social networking is a significantly more effective communications media for the future of business marketing than email, although it is expected that email will continue to provide extensive business communications support and personal communications for years to come. Whereas email communications require users be at their computer terminals or relay messages to mobile devices, media such as Twitter offer an immediate text-based connection virtually anywhere. eal-time texting allows the advantage of…
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Effective Communication in the Age of Technology: The Importance of Oral Communication in the Business Environment
The role that communication plays in the business environment is vital, since it keeps an organization knowledgeable about each member and/or department's activities and accomplishments. Furthermore, it allows members to become aware of other members of the company, although interaction may not be possible for all members and the organization's departments. Indeed, Henri Fayol has elucidated on the important function of communication in business: "In dealing with a business matter or giving an order which requires explanation to complete it, usually it is simpler and quicker to do so verbally than in writing. Besides, it is well-known that differences and misunderstandings which a conversation could clear up grow more bitter in writing. Thence it follows that, whenever possible, contacts should be verbal; there is a gain in speed, clarity and harmony."
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Technology and Society
All print media including books, newspapers and magazines are in deep trouble today thanks to new developments in technology, as are traditional methods of classroom instruction and school curricula. To that extent the Internet can be described as a revolutionary invention that has altered and transformed the way information is presented and conceived. Individuals are learning and creating innovative ways to contribute to relevant knowledge at an excessive speed, and the estern world has become dependent on this technology and also more aware of its negative side. hether the technology in our surroundings is causing human beings to become distracted, affecting our communication skills, or making them stupider is a question that has to be addressed.
This memorandum will describe these issues of trivialization and the 'shallow-ing out' of contemporary American culture, most of which are either as deliberately exaggerated and sensationalized as the Internet itself or…
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Technology in Organizations: Facilitating Collaboration
Facilitating Collaboration: Technology in Organizations
Collaboration and knowledge-sharing are crucial for successful project implementation and overall organizational success. Communication technologies and digital media facilitate collaboration among employees in an organization. This text explores the concept of collaboration, with particular focus on how it could be enhanced and evaluated in the organizational setting.
How might you manage the people and process problems identified in table 2.1 of the Keyes text?
Keyes (2013) identifies four different types of mistakes that increase the risk of project failure in the organizational setting: people-related mistakes, process-related mistakes, product-related mistakes, and technology-related mistakes.
Managing people-related mistakes
Mistakes in this category include undermined motivation, weak personnel, wishful thinking, unrealistic expectations, friction between workers and customers, lack of effective leadership, and lack of stakeholder buy-in. Project managers could employ a variety of strategies to address these mistakes and minimize the risk of project…
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Technology in Higher Education
hy use Technology in a College Classroom?
Author Linda B. Nilson does not posit that technology suits all student needs nor does she assert that technology is helpful to all types of students. But in a survey involving 882 college students (from Texas, North Carolina, and New York State), 99% had a cell phone, 90% owned a laptop computer, and 83% owned an MP3 player (Baker, et al., 2012). Given the overwhelming number of students in this survey (41.2% were female and 58.8% were male) who use technology regularly, it can be assumed that for the most part students would be comfortable with the use of technology in a college classroom (Baker, 2012).
Nilson does explain that technology enhances students' productivity and also allows them to work at the pace they are most comfortable with. Increasingly instructors show a willingness to provide students with computer-based tutorials,…
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Communications Audit eport: A Case Study of Walmart Inc.
A Case Study of Walmart Inc.: Communications Audit eport
Wal-Mart is the world's largest retailer, and the world's largest company by revenues. A communications audit was conducted to determine the effectiveness of the company's communication strategy. This report presents the findings of that audit. It shows the specific media and channel used to communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
Communications Audit eport: A Case Study of Walmart Inc.
Walmart is an American-based multinational corporation headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. The company was founded in 1962 with the aim of providing discount goods to customers to enable them live better. It went public in October 1969 to facilitate the achievement of this vision. Today, the company operates over 11,000 stores in 27 countries, dealing in a wide range of merchandise including foodstuffs, groceries, clothing, furniture, apparel, toys, electronics and clothing. It is home…
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Technology Changes in Work and Education
With the onset of globalization four decades ago, there have been rapid changes in all the sectors that drive the society in a significant manner. The transportation, politics, human interaction, governance, trade and investment trends all changed significantly. However, in the interest and scope of this paper, the most profound technological change that has been experienced in the education and work environment is the shift in communication trends from the traditional mail system to the online-based communication. The online mode that is currently driving the work and education sectors is the video conferencing, which will form the basis of discussion herein.
Video conferencing is a communication mode that is supported on the internet platform and involves use of various telecommunication technologies to enable two or more different locations in whichever part of the globe to simultaneously communicate through voice and video in a two…
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Insomuch, Angela felt that she was being penalized because she worked from home. Although alph tried to explain that this was not the case, he was unsuccessful in conveying the real issue of missing a deadline. Consequently, the focus shifted to more of a personal nature because Angela felt unappreciated so they decided to reconvene to another meeting two weeks later.
Unfortunately, the meeting started with some hostility from Angela. She was very cold and nonresponsive to alph's questions regarding her well-being. Because Angela did not feel positive about the last exchange, she missed another meeting, plus she failed to submit a report. Her actions are labeled as passive aggressive because her lack of apathy has now transferred into a performance issue. With her constant interruptions and frustrations, Angela refuses to communicate and wants to resign. Clearly, conflict is an issue in which resolution is needed in the form of…
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Communication and Perception Processes
Communication models simplify the descriptions of complex communication interactions
Transmission- a linear one-way process in which a sender transmits a message to a receiver
Participants- senders and receivers of messages
Messages- the verbal and non-verbal content being shared
Encoding- turning thoughts into communication
Decoding- turning communication into thoughts
Channels- sensory routes through which messages travel
Barriers / Noise
Environmental noise- physical noise
Semantic noise- noise in encoding process
Interaction- participants alternate positions as senders and receivers of messages
Participants- senders and receivers of messages
Messages- the verbal and non-verbal content being shared
Encoding- turning thoughts into communication
Decoding- turning communication into thoughts
Channels- sensory routes through which messages travel
Feedback- messages sent in response to other messages
Physical context- environmental factors
Psychological context- mental and emotional factors
Transaction- a process in which communicators generate social realities within social, relational, and cultural contexts.
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For this communication class to be effective it is however going to need to use these forms of one-way communication to support collaboration and more interactive discussion. The design goals of Web 2.0 technologies (O'eilly, 36) shown in Figure 1 of the Appendix are beginning to be adopted throughout many social networking and online teaching tools (Greener, 178). Communication in this online class will be much more effective if these tools based on Web 2.0 design objectives are used. The ability to collaborate more, interact and converse more will be possible. Technology use in this class needs to enable create conversation and communication so more can be achieved.
Figure 1: Web 2.0 Explained (O'eilly, 36)
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Communication theory is described as any systematic explanations of the nature of the communication process. It's important for businesses and organizations to understand communication theory because they can't accomplish their objectives and goals without effective communication between workers. Since it focuses on analyzing the processes with which information is transmitted from the sender to the receiver, communication theory also focuses on the various ways with which information is transferred from one medium to another.
Generally, communication is regarded as the magical factor that can guarantee a happy long-term relationship and organization success (Dainton, 2004). It's an important factor within the Navy, particularly in the Casualty Assistance Calls section since this section deals with helping sailors who have suffered a casualty. Therefore, it's important for the Casualty Assistance Calls Officer to possess effective communication skills because his/her main duty is to provide information, resources, and assistance in the event of a…
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Therefore, the reason for my interest in the graduate program is to participate in this exciting and growing field. In particular I hope to work with children and their families who encounter different speech, language, and communication difficulties. In addition to providing core support in terms of speech and language therapy, I also intend to become active as a community leader who can address issues like social stigma and alternative forms of communication. In a highly verbal society such as ours, I believe it is imperative to find new ways of reaching out and interacting with those who do not or cannot conform to the majority standard of communications efficiency. A graduate degree will help me be use all the resources available to enhance understanding and treatment of speech, language and communications problems. Thank you for your consideration.
As a result, major changes have been introduced to the area of communication since it was difficult for junior personnel in aviation to present their opinions in the past. The junior personnel faced the difficulties in voicing their opinions because of fear of embarrassment and being reprimanded by the captain. Due to the change and the increase recognition of the significance of communication in aviation operations, the junior personnel and flight crew are incorporated to ensure that the best safety-related decisions are made.
Since communication between managers, maintainers, pilots, and other crew is essential in enhancing aviation safety, the development of an efficient safety program that addresses communication problems is crucial. Aircraft accidents can be lessened significantly through efficient and consistent communication between all the stakeholders in the aviation industry and the parties in aviation operations. The safety program should address the proper encoding and decoding of messages,…
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Madson, L. (n.d.). Human Factors in Aviation Communication. Retrieved August 4, 2012,
Communication is a fundamental facet in any production plant or organization. There are various communication channels and applications in the world of communication. Communication modalities are present in almost every organization. Different entities of growth and production require a diversity of communication channels. For instance, different communication channels can be involved like e-mails, web-based forums, and electronic medical records.
Communication modality used for marketing in health care
Web-based forums are one of the trusted communication channels between consumers and health care providers in the world. The existence of technology has necessitated establishment of online channels where health care service providers are able to interact with consumers in remote senses. For instance, it has become easy for a client in any part of the world to access web-based forums that are provided through the internet. Through web-based forums, clients access a diversity of information and communication from…
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Nelson, R., Joos, I.M., & Wolf, D.M. (2013). Social media for nurses: Educating practitioners and patients in a networked world. New York, NY: Springer Pub. Co.
Speares, P.A. (2008). Acoustic communication modalities of the round goby (Neogobius
Communication in organizations includes all the means, both formal and informal, by which information is passed up, down, and across the network of managers and workers in a business. These various types of communication may be used to distribute official information between workers and management, to trade hearsay and rumors, or anything in between. The dispute for businesses is to control these countless communications so they serve to advance customer relations, encourage employee satisfaction, build knowledge-sharing all through the organization, and most significantly, improve the firm's competitiveness (Communication in Organizations, 2012).
Communication is one of the most prevailing and important activities in organizations. Basically, relationships grow out of communication, and the functioning and survival of organizations is based on effectual relationships amid individuals and groups. Additionally organizational capabilities are developed and carried out through intensely social and communicative processes. Communication helps people and groups manage activities to attain goals, and…
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This second violent incident forced Stoops to take a harder stand against one of his most popular players and suspend him."
Sooners used a crisis management plan to deal with the university's decision, in an effort to prevent bad publicity for the school and the team (Forde, 2004). The following describes how the university handled the crisis the day before it hit the newsstands. In the early afternoon, OU issued a release saying that it had suspended Dvoracek indefinitely and replaced him as captain. The action had been implemented by coach Bob Stoops a few days earlier, but it wasn't made public until the day before the weekend Oregon game.
The school was prepared for the news to create a major rise across the state, starting with the evening newscasts (Forde, 2004). However, the situation did not end there, with the university's release and a canned statement from Stoops. In…
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Forde, Pat. (September 22, 2004). Teamwork the key during a crisis. ESPN.com. Retreived from the Internet at http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/columns/story?columnist=forde_pat&page=program/crisis .
Hessert, Kathleen. (1997). How to Prepare PR Professionals for the Dennis Rodman's and Michael Irvin's of Sports. International Sports Summit. Retrieved from the Internet at http://www.bernsteincrisismanagement.com/nl/crisismgr000701.html .
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Technology and Social Change
The Industrial evolution completely changed the way that human beings live and work. Before the Industrial evolution, society was dominated by agrarian economies. The Industrial evolution created a new way of life in which an increasingly large percentage of the population either owned or worked in factories involved in mass production. Populations became increasingly concentrated in urban areas; fewer people worked on farms or owned farms. Instead of making their own goods and services, people now bought the majority of the items they needed in stores.
The current Knowledge evolution is technologically driven, just like the Industrial evolution. It is fueled by the Internet and radically expanded accessibility of information to everyone who has an Internet connection. In some ways, like the Industrial evolution, it is extremely democratic -- just as many people made their fortune through capitalism, the knowledge economy of World Wide Web has…
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Technology in Education
Assessing Three Emerging Technologies' Contribution to Learning
There are a myriad of new technologies emerging that have the potential to completely re-order and increase the level of learning effectiveness and performance of students. With so many new technologies emerging as diverse as mobile-based learning systems on smartphones to the ability to tailor online learning systems and complete networks, the opportunities for educators to innovate has never been more full of potential. What unifies the highest performing technologies in the area of learner involvement and performance are those that allow for students to define the pace, depth and repetition possible for a given subject. All of these technologies share a common characteristic of being able to align and support learner's specific goals and objectives, creating a highly effective educational scaffolding platform in the process (Najjar, 2008). The best technologies can be quickly tailored to each individual student's needs,…
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The modeling environments was so accurate it could deliver results that aligned at a 95% accuracy rate with the actual results achieved. Another advantage was the use of knowledge management to orchestrate multichannel selling, marketing and service scenarios across the client's specific requirements and needs. The analytics and knowledge management systems were also combined successfully to create a constraint-based engine as well. All of these factors were critical to the success of the system.
The cons of this modeling approach were the lack of precision on pricing ands the ability to model the more finely-tuned aspects of the programs. There was not enough data to create a profitability measurement and the use of constraint modeling at times could leave out the more unpredictable aspects of the marketing mix. hile the virtual marketplace proved effective for testing message, media and defining audience, it lacks the precision necessary for making long-term, highly…
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Communication Challenges in esponse to Disasters
Communication and response to disaster
The United States has been hit by several disasters ranging from natural ones to man made. Some of them have included flooding, winds, and terrorism among others. In response to these disasters, the law enforcement agencies have been met with several challenges including communication problems due to failure of early preparedness or poor equipment.
The most known natural one was Hurricane Katrina which strikes the United States. According to the risk management experts, the storm caused $40-60 billion in terms of insured losses, and the actual losses exceeded $150 billion. egarding the human costs, the effects of Katrina was felt for more than decades, (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration., 2005). Some of the far reaching consequences of this killer storm were permanent population shifts as well as large scale changes in terms of land use practices.
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