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Ethical Concerns of the esearch
This research would adhere to the ethical aspect of studies in order to come up with quality information. One of the main ethical aspects of this research would entail integrity. This involves keeping promises and agreement during the administration of questionnaires and execution of interviews. This relates to the maintenance of confidentiality of the information by the population sample with reference to the agreement terms. The research would also focus on promotion of objectivity and minimization of subjectivity. This is crucial to the development of effective and efficient hypothesis to offer valid testing to the theories and concepts of network security. It is also critical to uphold honesty in the execution and presentation of research findings and analysis. This research would focus on presenting data in accordance with the response of the population sample with the aim of promoting objectivity and openness in evaluation of…
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Bhaya, W, & Alasadi, S 2011, 'Security against Spoofing Attack in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks', European Journal of Scientific Research, 64, 4, pp. 634-643, Academic Search Complete.
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o enhance this ability, training sessions and networking opportunities with employees from similar companies. In this way, employees can network with each other in order to optimize the customer experience.
IV. Internal Communication
It has been mentioned that communication is vital in the success of a company. his is not only true of the external link between customer and organization, but also internally among employees. Employees can use internal communication to enhance their social responsibility paradigms. Internally, employees can be used to educate each other regarding the knowledge and use of technology. hose with expertise can be used to train new employees, or those with less experience in technology. Effective interaction among employees is very important in maintaining good customer relations. A company in which employees communicate effectively can also reflect this in its relationships with customers.
Networking refers to various levels of interaction among partners. his is…
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Professional associations, online and in real world encounters provide opportunities to network with leaders as well as colleagues in the field, and even if they produce no job leads, they can provide valuable information about one's career path. The associations have a continuing membership, as well as host terminal events. But always, one must remember professional associations are not specifically geared to job seekers, may be more targeted to established professionals, and can charge costly membership fees. They are a lifetime investment. So yes, professional associations for engineers, lawyers, doctors, and other professions all exist, and can be helpful, but their relative efficacy in networking and personal improvement often requires a financial investment that must be weighed against the job seeker's current needs. The challenge is to use them well, especially as a young graduate.
Staffing agencies look for employers and act as middlepersons, often exposing…
I had already composed a list of the companies I was most interested in visiting, from the list I had obtained before going to the event, and then from the complete list given to me upon entering the expo. I went to those booths, introduced myself, and provided them with a copy of my resume. In some cases I was asked to fill out an application, and was told I would be contacted if my experience and education matched what they were looking for in a candidate. I tried to shake hands, make eye contact, and speak confidently to make a good impression, I asked questions about the company, and I took business cards from the people I met, so I could send a follow-up email to remind the company of my presence, when they looked at my resume later on.
The most successful of my efforts involved one company…
Unauthorized users will be prevented from connecting to the network by WPA, therefore it is not necessary to control access to DHCP. Access to the DHCP port from the public Internet will be blocked by the firewall's configuration. To provide a firewall controlling remote access to the network services, the desktop computer will run netfilter, configured using the graphical Firestarter front end.
All the computers will offer Secure Shell (SSH) services using OpenSSH server. SSH provides secure remote control and file access even over an unsecured network. Ubuntu's default Gnome desktop environment provides the ability to access remote files over SSH using the same graphical file browser used for local files. FreeNX will be installed on the desktop computer for remote access to graphical applications. Clients for the NX protocol exist for all major computing platforms, allowing for good performance from desktop applications over any broadband connection. The firewall may…
Practical Networking in the Modern Business Environment
Networking architecture is vital in the organisation of any business firm in today's globalised world. RFID, Cloud Computing, Intranet Network Architecture and Digital Rights Management (DRM) are major fields of endeavour that require the resources of companies. Increasingly, all aspects of an organisation are linked via the Internet and various other technologies in ways of connectivity that we did not even imagine before.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has been a vital part of the al-Mart Corporation's growth. At the beginning of the 1990s, al-Mart trailed K-Mart which at that time could negotiate lower wholesale prices due to its huge size. Part of Sam alton's strategy for catching up was to set up a point-of-sale system. Such a system is a computerized network that identifies each item that is sold, locates the price in a computerized database. After this, the system creates an…
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However, an accurate (or at least as accurate as is reasonably possible) assessment of all of the costs that are embedded in outsourced networks leads me to make a very strong recommendation towards an in-house it department (Banks & Card, 2008, p.49).
This shift would substantially increase the reliability of the network along with being far more flexible and (related to the former) far more scalable. Thus the system could grow to meet the company's needs in sync with those needs, neither falling behind nor wasting money by buying new hardware and software in advance of need. An important advantage of waiting of this last is that software and hardware purchased just at the time of need will be the most recently updated and therefore will provide benefits for longer. Adding technical capacity to a network at the moment when it is needed increases both the reliability and the accuracy…
Banks, M. & Card, O.S. (2008). On the Way to the Web: The Secret History of the Internet and Its Founders. New York: Apress.
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This process will make it seem as though every PC workstation has its own internet connection similar to a house with a single internet connection and through an antenna provides connections for any PC within range of the signal.
Internal communications hardware will consist of CISCO routers in addition to the DELL server technology. Routing to and from these classrooms will require two hubs per class. The reason each class needs two hubs will be because each classroom currently has 24 students and could grow to 32 students. Each workstation will need network interface cards to communicate with the hubs and are easy to manage. The stackable hubs provide 12 and 24 connections each for a total of 36 connections for each classroom. This number will therefore provide an additional set of node outlets for things like printers, servers or teacher stations. How many IP addresses the school needs will…
USAID is a government agency with the express mission of ending global poverty. Because poverty is multifaceted, the organization focuses on various dimensions of social, economic, and political justice including food security, education, democracy and its institutions, human rights, gender equality, water rights, and global health. It is the latter area, global health, which has become my area of special interest. The reason why I selected USAID over other global health organizations is because I am interested in learning how a government agency handles the various aspects of resource allocation and service delivery.
Therefore, I decided to follow USAID on social media as well as visiting their official website for information about their global health programs. The official USAID website includes sections under "What We Do," which includes a section on global health. Here, the reader learns about current news stories related to global health, with an emphasis on…
Networking Project Plan
Billing System Network Design
It is imperative to understand the surroundings in which end-users will be using a product to carry out their tasks, because this situation will place constraints on how they work, and how well they work.
Presume a screwdriver is being considered and all that is known is the size of the screw head. So, an appliance like a traditional screwdriver is designed, with the right sized blade. But presume it then turns out that the user wants to apply the screw from the inside of a narrow pipe to assemble some piece of equipment. Obviously, a traditional screwdriver will be useless in this work context.
Likewise, suppose a software application is being premeditated for a set of users, but the designers have never gone to the users' real work environment. They presume a conventional office like environment and design software that…
Juan, Luo; Cao Yang, (2003), Design And Implement Of Network Billing System
Luntovskyy, A. Gutter, D. Schill, A. Winkler, U., (2005) Concept Of Integrated Environment For Network Design
The transformation of networking from the past to our current day, as well as the trends for our future
Websites (or digital channels as they were then called), were initially meant for connecting organizations with their clients. This was followed by the emergence of digital processes for supporting client interactions. Bigger digital ambitions implied establishing committed digital teams for managing their mobile and social channels (Atzori et.al 2010).
For better utilizing vast quantities of data, corporations began connecting their devices and processes into networks. Their potential caused companies to concentrate on platforms to connect all players, experimenting with e-business, more efficient information leveraging, talent retention, and improved agility.
Virtually every present-day digital transformation is founded on third platform solutions and technologies, such as mobile, big data/analytics, social technologies and cloud. Innovation Accelerators (e.g., next-gen security, IoT, 3D printing, robotics, etc.) are dependent on these (Atzori et.al 2010).
Forrester’s 2017 digital…
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Chong, C. Y., & Kumar, S. P. (2003). Sensor networks: evolution, opportunities, and challenges. Proceedings of the IEEE, 91(8), 1247-1256.
Kurose, J. F. (2005). Computer networking: A top-down approach featuring the internet, 3/E. Pearson Education India.
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Van Dijk, J. (2012). The network society. Sage Publications.
Professional associations are bodies or societies made up of people with common goals or interests in the particular field. Their formation is not informed by the quest for profits but the need to further the public interest and for the members especially in the setting and keeping of standard in the field. In most cases, the influence the government in the formulation of policies and introduction of new curricular geared towards ensuring that quality of knowledge is optimized. They also provide certifications to the members to show that they are qualified and should be trusted in executing their roles given the knowledge they have in the field. In my previous coursework on networking, I am interested in joining Network and System Professionals Association (NaSPA) and the Network Professional Association (NPA). From my extensive research, I have realized that the two are influential bodies on computing and networking professions.
Network and System Professionals Association (NaSPA). http://naspa.com
Network Professional Association (NPA). http://www.npa.org /public/about.cfm
It merely states the fact that this loss of value is widespread, although it is difficult to quantify. But specific anecdotes and examples from even a few workers in companies with poorly integrated networking technology would reinforce the data catalogued in the article. The article is more concerned with giving suggestions to IOs how to persuade other members of the executive management team to allocate funds to better integrate networking technology, even when it can be hard to show that the resultant worker productivity that results from such integration is due to technological cohesiveness. However, the article is important in that it gives a sense of where networking technology's focus may be in the future, not the discovery of the 'next new thing,' but better integrating currently existing communicative technology to work more seamlessly with one another.
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According to C.G. Lynch of CIO Magazine, despite their much ballyhooed usefulness, collaborative technologies like email, instant messaging, video conferencing and intranets often fail to deliver upon their promised value because of lack of integration between the collaborative applications. Only 11% of companies have a strategy as to how to integrate new technologies into an existing it environment, even though e-mail and IMs clearly "drive" company value (Lynch 2007). The article ends with a highlighted box that contains the surprising statistic: "just 45% of U.S. companies say they are currently satisfied with the impact of collaborative and communication technologies" (Lynch 2007).
This article highlights an important emerging field in it -- integrating existing technologies. One weakness of the article is that it does not provide specific examples of how a lack of integration is resulting in loss of value to certain companies. It merely states the fact that this loss of value is widespread, although it is difficult to quantify. But specific anecdotes and examples from even a few workers in companies with poorly integrated networking technology would reinforce the data catalogued in the article. The article is more concerned with giving suggestions to CIOs how to persuade other members of the executive management team to allocate funds to better integrate networking technology, even when it can be hard to show that the resultant worker productivity that results from such integration is due to technological cohesiveness. However, the article is important in that it gives a sense of where networking technology's focus may be in the future, not the discovery of the 'next new thing,' but better integrating currently existing communicative technology to work more seamlessly with one another.
I had 15 minutes with the president of the company and was able to show him some of the projects I have been working on in my marketing classes. He suggested that I contact his company after graduation if I still am interested in pursuing a position in marketing and communication.
A brought in both my resume and also a portfolio that had some of my marketing projects and dummy advertisements and PR campaigns. He liked my creativity and ambition and explained that such skills are definitely required in this field. It takes someone who is able to take other people's criticism and not get offended and also to keep on trying when ideas are not accepted. This also takes self-confidence and patience.
If I was looking for a straight nine-to-five position, this would not be it. Many times, there is work on weekends and at night, because one never…
In the far future, who knows what may come regarding the opportunities we may foster, collectively?
I knew upon coming to UCI that the United States tends to have less of a family and friendship-based culture, regarding networking, than Turkey. The U.S. is often described as a more 'low context' nation vs. A 'high context' culture like my native Turkey. There is less emphasis on socialization and familiarity in business, and more upon facts, figures, and the 'bottom line.' However, at school, I am proud to say that the fellow business students with whom I networked with are friends. Even during formal networking events (I attended several) there was genuine friendliness and a desire to connect on a meaningful, rather than a superficial level. The coldness and brusqueness I was afraid I would meet in a business context was not characteristic of my interactions with my fellow professionals.…
7.6 Why are "all ones" and "all zeros" subnets not used?
All ones" and "all zeros" subnets are avoided because they can cause confusion on the network. All zeros create confusion between the network address and subnet addresses, whose prefixes are the same. A router would not be able to determine whether a packet was to be directed to the entire subnet or to a specific host on it. Similarly, all ones broadcast addresses can be confused with one another especially in directed and all-subnets directed broadcasting using class-based routing protocols.
7.7 How does direct broadcast work using Figure 7-18 as an example?
The directed broadcast specifies all network hosts, allowing packets to be broadcast from the source to the entire network. When the source computer broadcasts information, it will received by Router B. With direct broadcast enabled, router B. will forward to Router a. A will then forward to…
In today's society, more people and businesses rely on computers and networks to store vital information and technology.
Networking is the process of moving information via computers rather than via any other medium, such as paper media or mere human communication. In addition to sharing information via networks, computers can share hardware, e.g., laser printers, and software in the networking process. This can save businesses and individuals large sums of money.
The computers or devices on a network are often referred to as "nodes."
To visualize a network, the easiest image is that of two computers hooked together by a cable, transmitting information between the two machines.
There are actually a variety of kinds of networks, e.g., local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (ANs).
LAN is a relatively localized network:
LAN is a high-speed data network that covers a relatively small geographic area. It typically connects…
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Who you know is far more important than the job search process. Networking "levels out the hierarchy" that connects employers to employees (Chernow, 2003). Networking is a means of communication whereby a CEO might be separated from the clerk. It is a complex process that involves establishing and then building upon relationships. In a society filled with look alike candidates, where hundreds of people present themselves to employers with identical skills, educational talents and abilities, networking and the creation of interpersonal relationships allows some employees to stand out from others. usy hiring managers don't have time to sift through the thousands of applications they receive for a limited number of job opportunities. ecause of this, establishing an "in" at any corporation, through networking and other relational avenues, is a sure fire mechanism for building success and landing a job under less than ideal economic circumstances.
To understand the importance…
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Chernow, Cindy. "Networking vs. Not Working." Engaging Multiple Generations at Work. Available: http://www.astdla.org/articles/article_display.asp?artID=90
Marken, G.A. 2001. "Power Networking: 59 Secrets for Personal and Professional Success." Public Relations Quarterly, Vol. 46.
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In the past semester at UCI I have had the ability to begin the process of learning to network with my fellow students. An important part of networking with others is to build upon the connections and similarities that exist between them. This quarter, my classmates and I have had the same experience within the classroom setting. We have had the same teacher, the same assignments, and the same education within this class. Because of this shared experience, we have made a bond and have had to depend upon each other for information, for clarification, and for encouragement to ensure we accomplish everything that we need to do. As students, we have learned to count on one another as well as upon ourselves in order to progress and to do well. This is the beginning of learning to network, to communicate with other people who can help you…
NETWOKS & TELECOM
Networking & Telecom
Networking and telecommunications have come a long way over the last several generations. Some people ascribe the 1990's or perhaps the 1980's to be the point in which networking came to be but the answer to that question is actually the 1970's. Indeed, APANET has evolved into what is now the modern internet and it is now hard to see the lines that exist between telecom/telephone infrastructures and the broader internet because they are very much one and the same nowadays at one level or another. This report will cover how local and global connectivity exists with data and voice networks around the world, the basic concepts related to the same and the impact that telecommunications and computer networking have on today's business and team performance paradigms. While person-to-person contact is still craved by many people, the leveraging of voice and data networks is…
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Social Media on the Business World
Social media continues to be one of the most disruptive technology platforms there are today, driven by the rapid scalability of web applications coupled with the social dynamics of immediate sharing of data and experiences. The concepts of social media began with the introduction and widespread adoption of Web 2.0 technologies (O'eilly, 2006). The foundational elements of these technologies led to the creation of more advanced social media platforms diverse as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and a myriad of other social media platforms. Their impact on personal communication is unprecedented, as is their potential to streamline and revitalize how enterprises communicate and collaborate (Kristien, Heene, 2003). The intent of this analysis is to evaluate the history of social media, its advantages and disadvantages, explore the myths of social media, dominant websites, the impact of social media on daily life, and also the potential future…
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Gaytan, J. (2013). Integrating social media into the learning environment of the classroom: Following social constructivism principles. Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 11(1), 1-6.
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Networking in Student Affairs
Student Affairs Networking
Graduate students who will be moving into work in higher education and student affairs have much to consider, including professional development and networking. Ideally, that networking should start well before graduation is imminent, because it allows the student to develop contacts in the professional world before he or she moves into that world on a more permanent basis. Students who have professional contacts before they finish graduate school are more likely to see success in the working world in an earlier time frame, which can help those students make the transition from educational institution to professional working environment more easily.
While this type of networking and development does not guarantee success, it is one of the most significant things a student can do to move toward career placement and advancement in his or her chosen field. The literature that is addressed in Chapter…
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Networking Training Proposal
Assume that you are a Telecom Analyst at company and you would like to either improve or overhaul their current telecom/networking infrastructure. My paper will concern the implementation of a network training program for employees in a medium-sized company known as Anycompany.
What we have noticed is that Anytown, in order to meet up to ISO 9000, must implement a systematicized training program in networking for its employees. Through an onsite visit to Anytown, we have discovered that network administrators, technicians, and programmers do not have a common base of knowledge and proficiences. Most everything has been learned on the job and network maintenance, backup, and recovery procedures are not written down but, often, is in the mind of one person. If that one person is sick; oftentimes, the other employees do not know what to do. This can be disasterous in the case of a system…
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Building and Maintaining a Networking
The objective of this study is to discuss the strategy students, individuals and businesses can employ in building lasting networking and business relationships. The study suggests exploring the internal and external environment when building the relationships. For example, students can build their relationships with friends, joining social organizations and participating in volunteering. Moreover, the online social networking has been identified as an effective tool to develop an effective networking.
Maintaining a Networking
"Successful networking requires a positive mindset. Positive networking focuses on giving, not just taking. Taking time to help others develops lasting relationships based on trust and respect. Students should look for opportunities to grow new friendships, add value to these relationships, and communicate frequently with these friends." (Addams, 2010 p 41).
In the contemporary business and social environment, creating and maintaining business relationships is an effective strategy to create long-term business opportunities. Moreover,…
LinkedIn Corporation is the "biggest professional-networking website" (Kucera & Frier, 2012). Launched on May 5, 2003 (Linkedin Corporation, 2012), and going public on the New York Stock Exchange in May, 2011 (Kucera & Frier, 2012), LinkedIn's stock more than doubled in value since going public, with stock valuation at $117.30 at close of trading on May 4, 2012 (Kucera & Frier, 2012), and LinkedIn increased its membership from 150 million to 161 million during the 4th quarter of 2011 (Kucera & Frier, 2012). Clearly, LinkedIn is a success story on several levels. Nevertheless, LinkedIn must deal with external and internal challenges, as do all corporations. A significant external factor/challenge to LinkedIn is posed by huge social networking sites, while a notable internal factor/challenge is presented by the lack of income from most of LinkedIn's users. These factors, along with other external and internal challenges, mean that LinkedIn cannot be…
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Not exactly the participation levels that would be hoped for.
The social networking phenomenon has had considerable impact on business in general and marketing in particular. With massive amounts of people flocking to social networking sites and staying there much longer than on other websites, businesses naturally want to leverage and monetize. However, the Facebook fiasco made it clear that people are not ready for Big Business to invade the "privacy" of their social networks. As a result, permission marketing has become a prominent issue -- marketers should allow customers to opt-in (i.e. consciously choose to participate) rather than only offering the choice of opting-out (i.e. including customers in a program until they indicate their disinterest). Therefore I propose to conduct a survey to identify behaviors, attitudes and trends of consumers using social networking websites. Findings will be accompanied by visual presentations as well as analysis of the…
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As mentioned above, advertising is an excellent way to create revenue, and sites like myspace and Facebook have made great use of this revenue source. Many of the sites on the Internet, in fact -- perhaps even the majority, though this claim cannot be made with any certainty here -- rely solely on advertising revenue for their operation. Many sites and Internet services that have a tiered membership system like those mentioned in the article, with basic membership or services offered for free and more complete and/or extensive benefits offered for a fee, are often supplemented by advertising as well (with the lack of advertising offered as one of the perks for paying for membership). The email/search engine site Yahoo! Is a non-social networking site example of this type of tiered-membership/advertising supplemented system, with free Yahoo! Mail available but with the option to purchase upgraded email options from the company…
Still, in order to take the full benefits of promoting the business and the products / services within the social networks, it is necessary to take some considerations into account. These refer to the following:
The use of common language, rather than specific language, to best address the customers
The segmentation of the virtual consumer base in order to address those individuals that would need / welcome the products
The creation and usage of promotional materials based on providing information on the offer, as well as the presentation of the benefits of the offer on the potential customers
The creation of a user friendly and appealing interface
The interaction with the members of the social networks outside the actual offer itself, and most importantly, being prompt in offering responses and engaging in communications.
All in all, the social media presents business agents across the globe with opportunities to set up…
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Arby Fields: Computing, Networking, And Information Technology Hardware and Software ecommendations
Fields Comprehensive Youth Services Inc. (FCYS) is a small nonprofit company based in southern California that serves adolescent male who are dependent and delinquent minors. FCYS has thirty employees. This study addresses the computing needs of the organization including hardware and software requirements as well as requirements for information technology security in the organization.
The purpose of this study is to identify computing hardware and software requirements for Fields Comprehensive Youth Services, Inc. In addition to the requirements of the organization for information technology security to protect the system chosen for implementation. This organization is presently utilizing four desktop computers purchased in 2005. The organization needs to purchase a solution that will accommodate future needs of cloud computing and to enable internal file sharing among multiple client sites. Another problem the organization faces is the manner in which documents…
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Networking Protocols Are Powerful Catalysts of Collaboration
Across Organizational Boundaries
The foundation of the Internet is based on the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networking protocol that serves to arbitrate control of the many connections that comprise the Web, with design criterion specifically designed to avoid packet collisions and ensure the highest performance possible. The TCP/IP protocol is based on the Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detect (CSMA/CD), an approach to managing network traffic to anticipate and reduce packet collisions, increasing networking fidelity, performance and stability over the long-term. Inherent in the design of the CSMA/CD standard is support for simplex transmission, half-duplex and full duplex transmission approaches, all designed to enable the highest levels of performance possible for a given TCP/IP network configuration (Cisco Tutorial, 2007). The CSMA/CD standard is credited with the proliferation of the World Wide Web, as it successfully supported the Hypertext Transfer Protocol…
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Technology Evaluation of Social Networking Platforms
In evaluating whether or not the online high school that has the advanced technologies for enabling greater student collaboration, support for student outcomes, and enabling greater levels of communication across our student and instructor populations, the following analysis has been completed. The need for social networking solution that can align thoroughly and quickly with the culture of a given organization is key to its adoption and ability to deliver value on a consistent basis (Bennett, 2008). While the high school has exceptional technology, it will be prudent to consider hwo effectively their technologies can be used to supplant and strengthen our learning objectives. This alignment of technology to our strategic plans needs to be the watermark by which it is judged.
nalysis of Factors For Implementing Social Networking
The most critical success factor in implementing an innovative technology internally is the ability to create…
Additional factors to consider when implementing an externally acquired technology include the extent of system and intrerprocess integration, which has provide at times to be probability when bringing social networking applications into the enterprise (Mithas, Costello, Tafti, 2011). These integration factors at the process level are critical for long-term adoption of social networking applications to progress over the long-term.
Today the options of purchasing a customized version of an existing social networking application (for example Facebook offers corporate versions of its site) or using Soalesforce.com Chatter, purchasing the online high school or developing the application internally need to be considered from a long-term cost of ownership and service perspective. The costs associated with each option and the relative benefits need to be taken into account, with the costs of integration being the most significant from externally-based systems and the purchase of the line high school. Across all three options, the greatest long-term cost and risk is building it internally, as the code will have to be kept up-to-date and a continual support from staff required to ensure the system operates optimally.
In evaluating the potential of using internally implemented technologies, the greatest potential costs are keeping the legacy systems up and running when programmers pursue new opportunities, the costs of ongoing integration and support across all other systems, and the costs associated
Are Social Networking and Sites Increasing the Rate of Divorce?
The first element of this hypothesis is: are divorce rates really increasing? Generalized references to divorce seem to consistently say "the divorce rate is increasing" and "50% of all U.S. marriages end in divorce." However, if 50% of all U.S. marriages ended in divorce in 1980, and the same percentage in 1990 and the same in 2000 and the same in 2010, then at least in that respect, the rate of divorce is not increasing. According to "Divorce Rates," the per capita rate of divorce in the U.S. was: "1991, 0.47%; 1992, 0.48%; 1993, 0.46%; 1994, 0.46%; 1995, 0.46%; 1995, 0.43%; 1997, 0.43%; 1998, 0.42%; 1999, 0.41%; 2000, 0.41%; 2001, 0.40%; 2002, 0.38%; 2005, 0.36%" (Americans for Divorce Reform, 2006), and according to the "Divorce Statistics and Studies Blog," the divorce rate in 2010 was 0.36% (Divorce Statistics…
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The motivations of those using LinkedIn are to find a better career and grow their circle of influence throughout the industry of which they are a part. On Facebook, the same goal may be present, yet it is more likely to be connecting with long-lost friends and also bragging about only the most glamorous parts of one's life (Ledbetter, Mazer, DeGroot, Meyer, Mao, Swafford, 2011). Facebook tends to bring out the worst in people, namely arrogance, pride and the tendency to flirt with long-lost girlfriends and boyfriends, no wonder it has been a catalyst of divorces recently (Ledbetter, Mazer, DeGroot, Meyer, Mao, Swafford, 2011). It is considered cheating if one flirts and entices another on a social network, just as it would be if it happened in person as well. The flipside of this is that Facebook has brought together friends and family who have not seen each other in…
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Ledbetter, a., Mazer, J., DeGroot, J., Meyer, K., Mao, Y., & Swafford, B.. (2011). Attitudes Toward Online Social Connection and Self-Disclosure as Predictors of Facebook Communication and Relational Closeness. Communication Research, 38(1), 27.
The much-promised value of social networks is then an illusion, with benefits that could easily be attained through other means.
A second aspect of why social networks have such a negative social impact is because it creates a fertile environment for cyber bullying and abuse that many are too cowardly to do in person (Meredith, 2010). Cyber-bulling is often anonymous, concerted across multiple people in a group targeting an outsider, and faceless, yet vicious in its verbal attacks and threats of violence (Meredith, 2010). The point of cyberbuylling is to ostracize someone and also make them feel terrible so they will leave a school, university or workplace permanently. What is very troubling about this type of behavior is the fact that spreads and becomes commonplace across groups; in effect there is a proliferation of hate that occurs because everyone can stay anonymous (Meredith, 2010). Cyberbullying is reason enough to not…
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entepise wide netwoking has been the topic of discussion. Advances in technology and netwoking systems have caused oganizations to develop new management techniques fo entepise wide netwoks. The pupose of this pape is to discuss the Management of entepise-wide netwoking. We will focus on fou aspects of entepise wide netwoking including; legacy systems, Intenet Secuity, offshoe development and suppot and Mobile computing. We will investigate how each of these aspects is handled within an entepise.
Legacy systems wee once popula in the business wold but have become less popula in ecent yeas. (Sinn 2003) legacy system is loosely defined as "a softwae platfom developed in a pocedual language such as Cobol o RPG, hosted on a mainfame o an IBM iSeies. In most cases the maintenance costs of the system tend to incease ove time while the available technical expetise aound it deceases (Ludin 2004)."
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For social networks, just as in our neighbors, cities and towns, when one is honest and accurate in what they say, they gain respect. Online social networks demand the same if not more transparency to gain trust. With so much focus on how to make money with social networks through advertising (Anderson, 2008) experts agree that keeping the networks free of too much clutter and advertising is already starting. Social networks are best online when they imitate the best ones offline, which are based on mutual respect, trust and proven and reliable means of communicating in trust with each other.
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Josh Bernoff, Charlene Li. (2008). Harnessing the Power of the Oh-So-Social Web. MIT Sloan Management…
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An Examination of the Purpose and Utilization of Social Networking Websites
Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone in the late 1800s revolutionized civilization.
t was not until 100 years later, in the late 1970s, that another such discovery was made. This latter discovery was that of the nternet. Many argue, furthermore, that the discovery of the nternet involves an even greater advancement in human history than Bell's telephone, for nothing has touched so many, so quickly, and so deeply as the advent of the nternet, and with it, within a relatively short time, the culmination of social networking in a variety of websites, utilize worldwide. This paper will offer a quick examination of how such websites, including Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and Linkedn, have been utilized by individuals in the last decade to promote both personal and work-related interests.
People utilize social networking sites for many reasons but,…
It is thus difficult to single out the purpose for which a social networking site is being utilized. Though one can generalize, with different world events and a constant evolution of these sites, their purpose is constantly changing, and often times it includes the connection of more and more individuals worldwide, which is a phenomenon to be embraced.
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These are contained in the Enterprise Operations Center framework. The center has reach to the group of specialized telecommunication commercial and federally concentrated focused professionals within the CSC. These groups of individuals have thousands of certifications for operating Cisco, Microsoft, Sun, Nortel, Ayaya and many other types of equipment that assists any networking or telecommunication requirements of clients who are working with the Center. (Enterprise Network Managed Services Center of Excellence)
In order to entail the network-wide maintenance at the fingertips, Aglient's Network Troubleshooting Center -- NTC indicates a great leap ahead in the management of enterprise-wide networks. NCT includes a centralized view of network health achieved from various sources, including MON and SNMP and from the same console, centralized expert troubleshooting of remote problems applying distributed network analysis tools. The primary advantages are increasingly lesser respond and fix times and greatly lessened operational costs from both declined engineer travel…
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Travel Social Networking Site and Implications for Business
The objective of this study is to examine the travel social networking site and its implications for business. This work will consider the target audience and methods to promote the site. Social Network Travel websites are expanding their offerings as this report will demonstrate.
mmMule Social Network Travel Website
It is reported that an Irish woman by the name of Avis Mulhall co-founded a new website based in Sydney for travelers to receive rewards for delivery of something local during their travels. This website intends to be "a social travel network that connects locals who want items with travelers who can deliver them during their voyages." (Silicon epublic, 2012, p.1) The website enables individuals to obtain anything they want from across the globe and the traveler who obtains the item is rewarded with an experience. Another part of this website is known…
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fiendly convesations o social netwoking in thei diction, tone, content, and style. The woding used in scholaly discussions will be moe fomal, and slang is to be avoided. Similaly, scholaly discussions do not include the use of common Intenet abbeviations like LOL o OMG. Anothe eason why scholaly discussions diffe fom fiendly convesations is the tone. Scholaly discussions ae moe sobe and to the point. Fiendly convesations can include sacasm and othe tones that ae inappopiate in scholaly discouse. Howeve, both scholaly and fiendly discussions ae simila in that they call fo politeness and tact. The content of scholaly discussions is likely to be diffeent fom that of fiendly discussions, which may be about mundane things like whee to eat fo dinne. When talking about common subjects like politics, though, scholaly discussions efe to extenal souces and use fomal language as pat of the oveall pesentation. We can ensue that…
references to other scholars or authors, cited appropriately. Then, I organize my thoughts and write a brief, clear, and coherent post relevant to the discussion. This is a process that is no different from the way I prepare other types of scholarly discourses for my work and school. The difference is that with a post, I will be briefer and slightly less formal. However, this process is much different in ways I will email friends or post to Facebook. I occasionally spend time crafting an email or a social media post, but rarely will I worry about an outline or organizing my thoughts. My choice of language is important in each forum, though, and I do understand that what I say in social media impacts my reputation even as a professional. Therefore, it is important to remain aware of how I present myself regardless of the forum.
features of telecommunications networks, including key networking technologies. Cover the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, including each logical layer.
The OSI layer covers the different layers and types of communication that occurs within a network. The layers, in order of complexity from greatest to lowest are application, presentation, session, transport, network, data link and physical. The physical layer is the actual transport medium like network cable and such while routers and switches address much of the middle layers while the "window" to the user is the application layer at the very top. Telecommoniciation networks, and this is something that will be answered more in-depth later in this report, are very computer driven and are in many ways indistinguishable from regular computer networks as phone and conventional internet networks are very much one and the same and this is especially true when speaking Voice over IP (VOIP) technologies and the like.…
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social networking has in the last couple of years stirred a lot of debate among politician and scholars alike. The level of risks and benefits associated with social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace especially to children and teenagers has elicited a mixed reaction among the debating parties. In this paper we present a systematic analysis of the implications of social networking sites for both children and teenagers with a sharp focus on Facebook. We also focus on the benefits as well as the issue surrounding the use of social networking sites by use of relevant illustrations. Overall, we evaluate how the use of computer technology has impacted the society in general and education in particular.
Definition of Social Networking
Several scholars have attempted to define the concept of social networking and its components. Boyd & Ellison (2007) define social networking sites as special web-based services that are…
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All this factors were considered in making the final list of questions since this are the major issues that revolve around this sites. The privacy of those who access the sites is paramount that is why most of the questions were to be based on privacy.
The data was collected through distributing the questionnaires that were previously prepared and some were given to our class mates. The questionnaires were also given to our lectures that drive personal cars. Another batch of the questionnaires was distributed to working areas like offices within the school, and finally we gave some of the questionnaires to our friends who we do not school with. The filed in questionnaires then provided the information that we compiled into the report after thorough analysis of the data. There was a great internal consistency between the attitudinal dimensions and the attitudinal measure as a whole. This means that…
Networking is an important vehicle for knowledge sharing and to stay abreast of news and trends about the IT industry. Professional networking can occur both online and offline. Networks such as LinkedIn and InsideTech are free services that make it easy to connect online. Offline, there are quite a few organizations whose sole purpose is to facilitate networking for IT professionals such as myself. With so many options available, how does one choose which networks will provide the most bang for the buck? This paper will address the benefits of joining a professional networking organization within my industry vs. using free networking tools such as LinkedIn. I will also explore the value in joining membership-based professional networks and provide my opinion on whether or not the benefits exceed the costs.
The table below illustrates the various networking groups and how they stack up based on my selected criteria.…
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Social Networking: Using Social Media and Networking to Address Productivity Issues
Using Social Media and Networking to Address Productivity Issues: Social Networking
Walmart is the world's largest retailer, and the world's largest company by revenues. Its success over the years draws largely from its mission of providing everyday low prices to enable consumer live better. Despite its inherent success, however, Walmart faces serious problems in regard to unfair labor practices and customer satisfaction in product offerings. This text demonstrates how social media and social networking technologies could be used to address these problems.
Using Social Media and Networking to Address Productivity Issues: A Case Study of Walmart
Walmart is the world's largest retailer, and the largest company by revenues. Starting off with Sam Walton's idea of offering everyday low prices in the 1960s, the company grew to become one of the world's most valuable brands, operating in over 27 countries,…
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Social support through social networking sites; case in point - YouTube
Way before the Internet exploded, Marshall McLuhan (1964) said that "the medium is the message." His statement is applicable in our society today where the internet is instrumental in communication. Communication technology has grown and continues to grow exponentially and it cannot be ignored in the current environment. It has altered the way people interact, how we learn and how we entertain ourselves. Because of the exponential growth of information sharing and electronic communication, pioneers in social support have come up with ways to use communication technology for treatment (Huang and Alessi 1996; Murphy and Mitchell1998; Smith and Reynolds 2002) and also to give interventions on the internet (Mishna et al., 2012).
This essay will seek to establish how social networking sites have impacted the practice of social support and ethical issues arising: how social networking sites…
For geographical communities, YouTube has served to provide world-class social support services to remote regions. By opening up remote communities, they are able to access high quality professional support or simply encouragement and support from persons experiencing similar issues (Skeels et al., 2010). This has enabled persons to shade the feeling of isolation and gain hope towards overcoming or managing the issues in question.
Another important contribution made is to the acceptance of certain physical features. The physical appearance of people can either be a liability or an asset. Physical attractiveness is valued highly in several cultures and people who are not as attractive may be socially disadvantaged. Looks affect marriage ability and employment opportunities. It is therefore important to pay attention to physical features that may influence social functioning. Certain attributes which should be paid attention to include dental health, body build, gait, facial features and any anomalies that can cause negative or positive perceptions, have an effect on self-image or become a liability socially (Hepworth et al., 2010).
Practitioners have to comprehend the inherent issues as well as the
History of Novell
Novell invented the corporate network in the 1980's. Since then it has been revolutionizing the world of Information Technology with its innovative inventions. The very first software for the Local Area Network started out with printer and file sharing, which evolved into softwares that could be used to manage entire wide area networks in the enterprises. In today's times, Novell is concentrating on the different types of network infrastructures such as, intranets, extranets, the Internet, as well as the corporate and public, wired and wireless networks. It uses softwares to integrate different types of networks and simplify the entanglements that are involved in eBusiness to provide the organizations with the power to succeed in today's times as well as to keep abreast with the latest technological developments.
Novell Data Systems started out as early as 1979, as a computer manufacturer and maker of disk operating…
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internet has brought to the forefront communication via social networking sites. College students in particular enjoy communicating with friends and relatives via websites like Facebook or Twitter. In fact, current literature suggests that several factors go into deciding to socialize online. For example, younger college students tend to frequent Facebook more than they tend to older college students. Females outnumber males in relation to having Facebook accounts and communicating on Facebook from around 4:1 (Lenhart, Purcell, Smith & Zickuhr, 2010). Furthermore, those that exhibit shyness tendencies are more than likely to use online social networks to interact with others whether they are in their community or long distance.
Online social networking sites have thus provided people from certain ages, gender, and proclivity, with the ability to engage with people of interest over a platform that is easy to access, the internet. However, can personal relationships grow online? Some literature suggests…
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Social Networking and Social Media: A Case Study of Walmart Inc.
A Case Study of Walmart Inc.: Social Networking and Social Media
Walmart is an American-based multinational discount retailer operating in over 27 countries. It is the world's largest company by revenues, and the largest private employer in the Fortune 500 list of companies. Walmart has shown steady growth and improvement since 1965, when it was founded as Sam Walton as a general store. This text explores Walmart's organizational culture, structure, and digital media strategy with the aim of determining their role in the company's continued success.
A Case Study of Walmart Inc.
Walmart is the world's largest discount retailer, operating over 11,000 stores in 27 countries, including the U.S. Headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, Walmart grew from a family-owned general store in 1965 into the world's largest company by revenues. In 2015, the company ranked 20th in the Forbes list…
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Keyes, J. (2013). Enterprise 2.0: Social Networking Tools to Transform your Organization. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Abstract - With regard to security, the major issue is that most mobile devices are targets that are in line to face attacks. Mobile devices face a range of threats that capitalize on several susceptibilities usually obtained in such devices. Lack of encryptions is a major threat to security of mobile device networks. Information such as text messages and electronic messages that are sent using a mobile device are more often than not unencrypted. Furthermore, numerous mobile device applications lack such encryptions over the networks for transmission and reception and therefore simplify the process of data interception. Malware is an additional problem regarding mobile device networks. It is simple for mobile device users to download malware through games and security patches and also through online advertisements. Consequently, this makes it significantly easy for data interception owing to spyware and Trojans. The lack of security software is also a major issue.…
In this closed question item, respondents will be given statements that refer to the respondent's perceived success of the marketing strategy implemented in his/her business. Two options can be done to quantitatively measure this variable: (a) using a rank order-type of question on the marketing strategies used and respondent's perceived success of each, ranked from the most successful to the least successful, or (b) use of a Likert scale to describe the level of success of each marketing strategy implemented. For option a, level of measurement would be ordinal while the latter, interval.
(4) Benefits of using social networking as a marketing platform. This open-ended question will explore the different ways the social media has benefited the respondents (SMEs). This question is an exploratory kind of question in that the researcher is expected to discover the different dimensions surrounding the concept of benefits and success in SMEs within the social…
Professional Communication Tools: Social Networking
Specialized Tools for Communication: Social Networking
Nothing has turned out to be a better tool for modern communication and marketing quite like social media. Social media is cost effective yet can be damaging under the wrong set of circumstances; however, there is no denying the benefits it can bring about for everyone, including people like educators, employers and regulators.
Life of a Professional Nurse in the Context of Social Media Networking
Nurses utilize social media as a tool of opportunity, communication and discussions with their colleagues regarding their profession and any latest developments pertaining to it. This can be a true blessing for nurses stationed in remote or rural localities. They can keep in touch with the pulse of their work due to this development and not feel detached with health care progress.
There is inexhaustible amount of data that can be spread, utilized and…
Barry, J. & Hardiker, N. (2012). Advancing nursing practice through social media: a global perspective. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 17. Retried from http://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/T ableofContents/Vol-17-2012/No3-Sept-2012/Advancing-Nursing-Through-Social- Media.html
Chretien, K.C. & Kind, T. (2013). Social media and clinical care: ethical, professional and social implications. Circulation, 127: 1413-1421. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.112.128017
Social Networking: Theories
Theories: Social Networking
Goffman argue that individuals' performances are a representation of self. Individuals will often use their performances to create specific impressions in the minds of their audience. Online platforms make it possible for individuals to adorn different masks in different situations. This should, however, be done within the confines of rules and conventions that govern the environment. This text assesses how Goffman's argument affects organizations, and how it influences collaboration in teams.
Goffman explains that individuals' performances are a presentation of self (Bullingham & Vasconscelos, 2013). Individuals will, therefore, often use their performance to create specific impressions in the minds of others. When in front stage, an individual is conscious about being observed by an audience; as such, they will try to perform in line with the social norms and expectations of their audience (Bullingham & Vasconscelos, 2013). The same is not the…
Bullingham, L. & Vasconscelos, A. C. (2013). The Presentation of Self in the Online World: Goffman and the Study of Online Identities. Journal of Information Science, 39(1), 101-11.
Ellison, N. (2013). Future Identities: Changing Identities in the UK -- the Next Ten Years. Government Office for Science, UK. Retrieved from https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/275752/13-505-social-media-and-identity.pdf
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Keyes, J. (2013). Enterprise 2.0: Social Networking Tools to Transform your Organization. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Only a single respondent said that he knew someone with an Internet addiction, but that was because of an unhappy marriage, rather than anything dangerous about the medium's potential for social networking: "infidelity was common even before the Internet."
Three said that they did feel emotional distress when unable to connect online even for a day, although one respondent said that was because she needed to connect for work-related reasons. All of them said that they used social networking to remain connected to friends and family, and that if they knew that they would be 'off line' for any reason, that they would experience considerable work and personal distress, because that constant 'connectiveness' was demanded in modern society. But they believed their engagement in social networking facilitated rather than hampered real world relationships.
All of the subjects said that being addicted to the Internet was fundamentally different from being addicted…
One of the key Robin-hood rules, when it comes to philanthropy, is Relentless Monetization. Relentless Monetization or “RM” concentrates on mutual expressions for inner deliberations, interaction with grantees, openness, examination, position grants or loans, and calculating the overall performance of the financier (as well as the grant) (Weinstein & Bradburd, 2013). Disclosing grant-making to the rigor of RM alters the type of grant-making considerations. Instead of loosely discussing inspiring professional company directors or innovative quests, employees depend on a mutual language that focuses on results-oriented facts. Furthermore, RM enables funders to create the sets of rules it utilizes to designate objective-appropriate valuation to interventions designed for outside examination.
Social networking is allowing people to produce, sign up for, and develop organizations surrounding problems they are concerned about and beyond their control. Whether its flash activists or even fundraisers like Twestival, pursuits like these are rising. As non-profits start to participate…
VBScript and Networking Systems
VBScript is the scripting language developed by Microsoft to assist web developers to create a dynamic website. Typically, VBScript has unlocked different tools that include web server, assessing web server, ability to print date and time. More importantly, the VBScript assists web ASP (Active Server Pages) developers to understand the sophisticated ASP programming language. On the other hand, computer network is a data telecommunication network that allows data exchange across the network systems.
Objective of this paper is to discuss the VBScript and networking.
VBScript Decision-Making Process and Loop Structures
VBScript decision-making assists VBScript programmer to edit the execution flow with the assistance of scripts. If statement assists the VBScript to carry out Decision-Making process and the If statements, include:
If statement is a Boolean expression that is followed by one or two or more statements. For example, if a condition is true,…
Social Networking: Collaboration Using Wikis
Collaboration Using Wikis: Social Networking
Progress eport on wiki Contributions and Collaboration with Others
I would describe my engagement with the class wiki this week as positive for two major reasons. The first is that I have been able to increase my skill in the use of wikis, posting contributions, making edits, and providing links to pages. Interacting with the wiki at first was a challenge because the term was new to me, and I lacked the basic skills needed to make postings and edit information. With time, however, I was able to perfect my skill, and it became increasingly easy to make contributions and edits as necessary. I am now able to perform a number of actions, including changing the style of text, correcting spelling mistakes, modifying existing links, deleting links and information, rewording information, and adding links to existing sets of listed links.…
Keyes, J. (2013). Enterprise 2.0: Social Networking Tools to Transform your Organization. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
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Social Networking: Wiki Progress eport
Wiki Progress eport: Social Networking
Wiki Progress eport
This week, I developed a wiki page geared at providing insight on the factors influencing project success or failure. The reading areas included: i) factors related to the project such as resource requirements, size, and urgency; ii) factors related to project leadership such as competence, ability to delegate, trust and commitment; iii) factors related to the organization such as organizational culture and organizational structure; iv) factors related to the team members such as skill level, experience level, and commitment; and v) factors related to the environment such as politics, economic conditions, and legislation (Keyes, 2013).
At first, I did not think the use of the wiki was a good idea, perhaps because the term was completely new to me, and I was afraid that I may not be able to handle it effectively. At the very beginning,…
Davidson, R. (2012). Wiki Use that Increases Communication and Collaboration Motivation: A Reflection several Semesters Later. Journal of Learning Design, 5(2), 38-49.
Keyes, J. (2013). Enterprise 2.0: Social Networking Tools to Transform your Organization. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Kris Corporation's parent domain (kris.local) and child domain (corp.kris.local) for the organization's AD infrastructure are running on Server 2008. The following are concerns related to AD: (1) Kris Corporation is concerned about running multiple domains, and (2) automobile manufacturers are asking Kris Corporation to use a single identity to procure orders in real time. The company has five locations in Atlanta (GA), Baltimore (MD), Chicago (IL), Seattle (WA) and San Diego (CA). The manufacturing plants are in Atlanta and Seattle. Disaster recovery is a big concern. Physical space for servers is an issue at the Atlanta location. Most of the IT staff is in Atlanta, which is the company's headquarters, but other locations have significant IT personnel as well. Business personnel are similarly distributed across the company's locations. Since all locations are independently connected to the internet, file sharing is difficult among sites.
Kris Corporation needs to migrate from…
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