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Creating an effective library social networking platform needs to start with a view of how to create a content management system (CMS) first (Dickson, Holley, 2010). The CMS serves as the system of record of all catalog and collection items, providing valuable statistics on how each book, content and collection item is being used (Shapira, Zabar, 2011). This is extremely valuable information for each department in the library to better plan how they are using the content and managing collections. In front of the CMS, there are a variety of user interfaces available that resemble Facebook and also have messaging capabilities similar to Twitter. An excellent CMS will also have the ability scale to each of the core technologies included in Appendix A, providing a solid foundation for communication and collaboration both between the library and its patrons and between departments as well (Dickson, Holley, 2010). From a departmental perspective,…
Bernoff, J., & Li, C. (2008). Harnessing the power of the oh-so-social web. MIT Sloan Management Review, 49(3), 36-42.
Dickson, A., & Holley, R.P. (2010). Social networking in academic libraries: The possibilities and the concerns. New Library World, 111(11), 468-479.
Mark-Shane Scale. (2008). Facebook as a social search engine and the implications for libraries in the twenty-first century. Library Hi Tech, 26(4), 540-556.
O'Reilly, T. (2006). Web 2.0: Stuck on a name or hooked on value? Dr. Dobb's Journal, 31(7), 10-10.
Technology in the Classroom
In today's society, technology has become an accepted medium for communication. From email correspondence that has taken the place of mail, to texting instead of talking, advances in technology have become integrated into our daily lives. However, the line should be drawn when it comes to technology impeding academics and being incorporated into the classroom. Although many support the notion of technology in the class, others see it as an unnecessary distraction to learning. Following is a critical evaluation of the advantages and decided disadvantages to technology in the classroom.
Does Technology Belong in the Classroom?
Since the advent of the computer and the internet not many years ago, it seems as if technological advances have continued to thrive and grow at exponential rates. To suggest that whether individuals like it or not, technology has impacted their lives is an understatement. Technology has significantly changed the…
Ballard, M.B., & Alessi, H.D. (2004). The impact of childhood obesity upon academic.
personal/social, and career development: Implications for professional school counselors, Journal of School Counseling, 4(4).
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Summary and recommendations based on reports from pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, and registered dieticians. Pediatrics, 1101, 236-238.
Instead, organizations must strike a balance between the autonomy and independence offered by technology in the workplace and the need for employees to have some level of formal and informal commitment to the organization as a whole. Just as seemingly counterproductive activities such as doodling, daydreaming, or, in the information age, surfing the internet, can actually contribute to efficiency by offering employees productive mental stimulation, so too can the autonomy offered by technology contribute to the organization as a whole, so long as that autonomy is framed within the context of organizational behavior.
In order to encourage this autonomy while simultaneously ensuring a cohesive workplace, organizations might be well served by better integrating seemingly disparate departments, in order to better wed employees' individual success to the organization as a whole. While this flies in the face of traditional notions of top-down organizational control, it makes sense when one considers the…
Andreou, a.N., & Boone, L.W. (2002). The impact of information technology and cultural differences on organizational behavior in the financial services industry. Journal of Intellectual Capital, 3(3), 248-261.
Chou, S.Y., & Pearson, J. (2011). A demographic study of information technology professionals organizational citizenship behavior. Journal of Management Research, 3(2), 1-15.
Harpaz, I. (2005). The internet in the workplace: How new technology is transforming work.
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These benefits arise because of implementing both assistive technologies and Information Communication technology (ICT). The implementation of technology in classrooms usually has benefits to both the disabled students as well as the teachers (Kirk, Gallagher, Coleman, & Anastasiow, 2012, p.240). The general benefits of use of assistive technologies and ICT in teaching students with learning disabilities include greater learner autonomy and unlocking hidden potential with those with communication difficulties. In addition, they also enable tailoring of tasks in order to suit the skills and abilities of individuals.
Benefits to the Students
Students with learning disabilities benefit most due to embracement of technology in learning. First, assistive technologies increase independent learning in the students. This is because the use of assistive technologies at some extent performs the duties of the teacher (Winzer, 2005, p. 21). This results to the students depending on themselves. Secondly, assistive technologies provide greater opportunities as well…
Aitken, J.E., Fairley, J.P., & Carlson, J.K. (2012). Communication technology for students in special education and gifted programs. Hershey PA: Information Science Reference.
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Ivers, K.S., & Pierson, M. (2003). A teacher's guide to using technology in the classroom. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.
A recognized universal educational tool such as Blackboard should have a sophisticated search characteristic in order to increase navigation and productivity about the location.
The third barrier concerning the Blackboard is that it does not give an e-mail that is within courses. Contact among teachers and students are done across message boards (Kubala, 1998). In order for a student to obtain significant material they need to start by getting on to the key page of the Blackboard. They then will have to push on the link that will lead them to class. This is then followed by connecting on the "communication" link on that would be most likely located on the screen near the left hand side. Then the students will have come in through the discussion board. At the moment, the student has yet to even choose which subject they would like to further go into. All of this…
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Technology in Healcare
assuming role a lead person a technology advisory committee a large regional medical center. The medical center struggled ongoing problems related errors surrounding patient medication, misplaced lab results delays updating patient charts.
Technology in the healthcare field: Improving communication
At our institution, there are several serious issues that have arisen amongst our healthcare providers. The allegations carry enough weight that it is vital that our hospital respond to them and provide an effective solution in a timely manner. Physicians are complaining that they must often operate with incomplete or delayed patient information, which can compromise patient health and inhibit effective treatment. Nursing staff have likewise complained about inaccurate and incomplete information from physicians and that lab and radiology orders are difficult to track, once again compromising patient care. Nursing assistants make frequent errors when recording patient vital signs and there has been a rise in critical incidences…
Bates, David W, Michael Cohen, Lucian L. Leape, J. Marc Overhage, M. Michael Shabot, & Thomas Sheridan. (2001). Reducing the frequency of errors in medicine using information technology. J Am Med Inform Assoc, 8(4): 299 -- 308. Retrieved at:
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Technology in Healthcare
It is a fact of life today that technology pervades everything. It is hardly a surprise that this is true for health care as well. Indeed, the very nature of health care, in that it provides human beings with a better chance at a higher quality of life, requires that some degree of technology is necessary. This is also important in terms of leadership in health care. If health care leaders are to be effecive in any way, there needs to be some focus on technology. Indeed, technology has advanced in such a way that health care can only benefit from it, and particularly when leaders function as pioneers and users of the technology that is available, while also using such technology to benefit their patients. However, one must also take into accoun the various potential hazards presented by technology, and particularly where this could impact the…
Bates, D.W. (2002). The quality case for informaiton technology in healthcare. BMC Medical Informatics & Decision Making. Retrieved from: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6947/2/7/
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Technology and Ethics
Companies and corporations around the globe are utilizing ever-expanding technology to help set and manage ethical standards and guidelines within the workplace. Additionally, utilizing such technology can help to shape the type of work environment or work culture that a company hopes to promote. In embracing technology and its capacity to work in conjunction with maintaining ethical standards within the workplace, company higher-ups and human resources are able to better perform the functions of their work that unify company culture into one that is representative of their respective mission statements.
How Do Companies Utilize Technology to Set and Manage Ethics?
There are a variety of ways that companies utilize technology to set and manage ethics within the workplace. Some businesses utilize technological services that monitor employee phone calls, email, and Internet use in a manner that embraces the ideal of zero tolerance when it comes to obscenities…
Alder, G., Kuenzi, M., Noel, T. And Schminke, M. (2010). Employee reactions to Internet
monitoring: the moderating role of ethical orientation. Journal of Business Ethics, 80.3: pp. 481-498. Web. Retrieved from ProQuest Database.
Andrews, P. And Herschel, R. (2007). Ethical implications of technological advances on business communication. Journal of Business Communication, 34.2: pp. 1-6. Web. Retrieved from: ProQuest Database.
Technology and Ethics
Technology Business Processes
Technology Mediated Organizational Improvement: Spotify's Marketing Mix
The proliferation of the personal computer, the high speed internet connection and the personal listening device have all have a dramatic change on the way that consumers acquire and use music. The inception of digital media and file compression has changed the rules of music acquisition for the artist, the consumer and the retailer alike. For the consumer, the acquisition of music is now mediated by the web, which features a wide range of avenues both free and on a subscription fee basis through which consumers can acquire songs and albums. For the artist and the retailer, this has created a new and pressing demand to find ways of distributing its output while still maintaining profitability. And after a period of steady economic decline, the recording industry has seen a technology-driven shift in hierarchy, with web and computer-based firms like…
BBC Mobile. (2011). Spotify Opens Up To Add-On Apps from Third Parties. BBC.co.uk.
Bell, D. (2011). Hands-On With Spotify. CNET.
Day, G. (2011). Why Some Companies Succeed at CRM (While Many Fail). Many Worlds.com.
DeGusta, M. (2011). The REAL Death of the Music Industry. Business Insider.
A third real-life example are the pervasive Healthcare Information Systems (HIS) and Patient Information Management Systems (PIMS) that form the backbone of any healthcare facility. These are systems that capture all relevant patient demographic, treatment and health-related data in addition to showing the specific costs of treatment and profits as well (McGurkin, Hart, Millinghausen, 2006). In short, these systems form the basic financial structure of a healthcare systems. There are according to one estimate $71B in HIS and PIMS systems installed every year on average globally (Blake, Massey, Bala, Cummings, Zotos, 2010). These systems are the most regulated in terms of compliance as well, with the requirement they be operated to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Every hospital and healthcare facility must comply with HIPAA per federal mandate, which puts the pressure on facilities management to ensure the HIS and PIMS systems and…
Blake, R.T., Massey, a.P., Bala, H., Cummings, J., & Zotos, a. (2010). Driving health it implementation success: Insights from the Christ hospital. Business Horizons, 53(2), 131.
Huckman, R.S. (2003). The utilization of competing technologies within the firm: Evidence from cardiac procedures.Management Science, 49(5), 599-617.
Lai, B. (1985). An analysis of a computer-assisted management information system for the hospital industry in arizona.Public Performance & Management Review, 9(2), 154-154.
McGurkin, T., Hart, R., & Millinghausen, S. (2006). It takes a care team. Nursing Management, 37(3), 18-23+.
Technology Effect and Emerging Technologies: SmartPhone Technology
This work will examine the introduction of the Smart Phone technology and its impact on organizations, markets and society. This work will answer the questions of: (1) What was the state of the industry and society prior to the implementation? (2) How did the technology come to be used? (3) How did organizations initially respond? Did they embrace or fight it? (4) How did the public respond to the new technology? (5) How was the market changed? Did the technology create new markets and products? And (6) How did the government respond? Was legislation changed or created in response? What effect did this have?
The work of Arthur (2011) states that smartphones "allow you to do almost everything a PC can do -- and make calls as well." The Smartphone applications are many and as well are such that enable individuals to live…
Arthur, Charles (2011) How the Smartphone is Killing the PC. The Guardian 5 June 2011. Retrieved from: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jun/05/smartphones-killing-pc
Collier, Nancy (2011) Is Your Smartphone Stealing Your Life? Huffington Post. 31 Oct 2011. Living-In-The-Moment. AOL Health Living. Retrieved from: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nancy-colier/living-in-the-moment_b_1064626.html
Jale, Gareth (2011) Smartphone Addiction Has Arrived. Squidoo. Mobile Phones. Retrieved from: http://articlesmagnetic.com/author/GarethJale
Robinson, Wiley (2010) Opinion: Smartphone Effects on Kids Raise Concern. The Daily Beacon. 18 Oct 2010. Retrieved from: http://utdailybeacon.com/opinion/columns/view-from-the-bottom/2010/oct/18/smartphone-effects-kids-raise-concerns/
Technology in Emergency Management
Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, emergency managers across the country have been forced to reexamine their emergency response protocols and incorporate the latest technologies in an effort to help mitigate the effects of future disasters and emergencies. This paper provides a review of the relevant peer-reviewed and scholarly literature to determine how technology has shaped the way emergency managers mitigate disasters, including a discussion concerning the technology that was used as well as the different organizations that are responsible for emergency and disaster preparation. Finally, a summary of the research and important findings are provided in the conclusion.
eview and Discussion
How Technology Has Shaped the Way Emergency Managers Mitigate Disasters
The frequency of manmade disasters, natural disasters, and complex disasters is increasing, and the incidence of their occurrence rate is also increasing (Lu & Xi, 2007). In recent years, a number of…
Davis, L. (2003, April 28). Nextel hosts public safety interoperability conference. Nation's Cities
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Fincher, S. (2004, January-February). Efficient crisis communication is just a phone call away.
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Technology in the Classroom
Integrating technologies into classrooms can be of great value to educators and students; especially in regard to learning about languages. However, the use of these techniques must overcome a wide range of obstacles to be overcome some limitations. Most of the modern technologies used in education can be relatively expensive and require that both the teachers as well as the students acquired additional skills to be proficient with developing systems. Furthermore, many educators are resistant to embracing new methods of class room education.
Some teachers are reluctant to developing these new technologies into their lesson plans. However, technology can be a valuable supplement to education and can allow students a range of different experience that they might not otherwise find. Furthermore, technology that is successful integrated into the classroom for language education can provide new opportunities to hear languages and experience different scenarios that the ordinary…
Estes, A. (2011, June 6). The U.N. Declares Internet Access a Human Right. Retrieved from The Alantic: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2011/06/united-nations-wikileaks-internet-human-rights/38526/#
Kern, R., Waire, P., & Warschauer, M. (2008). Network-Based Language Teaching. Enyclopedia of Language and Education, 281-292.
Qin, P. (2005, May). The Application of Formative Assessment in Multimedia Computer-assisted Language Learning. Retrieved from Media in Foreign Language Instruction: http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTOTAL-WYDH200505001.htm
Technology Grant / Literacy
iPads for Literacy Instruction in Grade 2
Young children live and participate in a world that is filled with a wide range of technologies. Development of technology moves at a rapid pace and now, more than ever, technology has become easier to use, more powerful, and available at lower costs. Technology is an "unremarkable feature" in children's lives (Parette, Quesenberry, and Blum, 2010.) It is the intent of the second grade team to procure iPads for students to enhance teaching of literacy skills.
Maple Avenue School is located in southern New Hampshire. The town has a population of approximately 2,700 people. It is a working-class town with limited employment opportunities. Most people commute to neighboring towns to work at the area hospital, one of two factories or small businesses. An old mill building was recently converted into low-income housing, which has brought an influx of families…
Davis, J. (2011). 3rd grade readers' workshop lesson using an iPad. Retrieved from http://jamiemdavis.com/?p=189
iPads help charge reading instruction. eSchool News 2/13/12. Retrieved from http://www.eschoolnews.com/2012/02/13/ipads-help-charge-reading-instruction/
Parette, H., Quesenberry, A., and Blum, C. (2010). Missing the boat with technology usage in early childhood settings: A 21st century view of developmentally appropriate practice.
Early Childhood Education Journal 37(5), pp. 335-343.
Technology and Social esponsibility
The objective of this study is to answer the following three questions: (1) What are three major factors fueling international technological growth? Explain the ways in which those factors impede or support corporate social responsibility. (2) What major corporate social responsibility issues arise out of the use of technology and scientific research? And (3) Compare and contrast organizational self-regulation vs. governmental regulation on issues such as eugenics, cloning, and DNA testing. Support your position with theories, models, and references.
Three Major Factors Fueling International Technological Growth and How They Impede or Support Corporate Social esponsibility
Technology offers today's organizations quicker methods for completing tasks and simultaneously cutting the time required for those tasks significantly which in turn creates a larger profit margin for the organization since the individual would have previously been paid to do two to three days work as compared to what might now…
Summers, Lawrence, H. (2010) Technologies Opportunities, Job Creation and Economic Growth. 28 June, 2010. National Economic Council. Retrieved from: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/nec/speeches/technological-opportunities-job-creation-economic-growth
Pohle, George and Hittner, Jeff (2011) Attaining Sustainable Growth Through Corporate Social Responsibility (2011 ) IBM Global Business Services. Retrieved from: http://www-935.ibm.com/services/us/gbs/bus/pdf/gbe03019-usen-02.pdf
Rosen, Christine (2003) Eugenic: Sacred and Profane. The New Atlantis. Summer, Retrieved from: http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/eugenics-sacred-and-profane
Grad, Frank P. (2011) The Debate on Human Cloning and Legislative Morality: Notes on Eugenics for An Age of Affluence. Legislation and Public Policy. 2011. Retrieved from: http://www.law.nyu.edu/ecm_dlv/groups/public/@nyu_law_website__journals__journal_of_legislation_and_public_policy/documents/documents/ecm_pro_060631.pdf
Technology and Project Management
The Politics of Technology
Technology today is such an integrated part of life that it has become inseparable from everyday activity. Indeed, it affects all areas of life, including general public life, professional life, schooling, and politics.
In this regard, Cohen (2003) mentions that technology, when combined with politics, could become something of a double-edged sword. Terrorism, for example, could become particularly sophisticated. Enemies of the country, for example, could use technology to stealthily penetrate the United States and its important political, educational, and social systems. Technology could also be used against itself in terms of computer viruses and the like.
Even within the country itself, however, technology and its advancement also holds dangers. Politicians and scientists, for example, face the challenge of matching limited budgets to unlimited technological advancement needs and demands. Often, for example, critical judgments need to be made regarding the tax dollar…
Cohen, E. (2003, Spring). The New Politics of Technology. The New Atlantis. No. 1. Retrieved from: http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/the-new-politics-of-technology
"Effects of Technological Developments on Globalization Process." Retrieved from: http://mediaif.emu.edu.tr/pages/atabek/GCS7.html
Integrated Secure (2011). Project Baseline Development. Retrieved from: http://www.integratedsecure.com/Article/Project%20Baseline%20Development.aspx
Kelly Project Solutions (n.d.). 6 Tips for Effective Project Communication. Retrieved from: http://kellyprojectsolutions.com/6-tips-for-effective-project-communication/
Technology Costing Methodology
Introduction- The modern university paradigm is extremely complex, requiring a balance between student enrolment, staffing, procedures, stakeholder expectations and budgets. The modern educational professional must realize that the position of budgets and fiscal responsibility is tied to costs and expenditures -- which have tended towards exponential increases over the last decade. This has, in effect, caused a situation of continual multiple horizontal priorities. The situation is such that even a simple schedule change or purchase of a broken machine can have dire effects upon the overall budget for the organization. Moreover, modern education is a labor-intensive industry. Fiscal dollars spent on human resource management constitute a large portion of the organization's budget; staff forms a large percentage of that budget. Each employee hour, improperly managed, has the potential of upwards of $80-150 when taken in full consideration of time, training, taxes, delays, etc. Consider if each department…
Boeke, M. (2001, June). Technology Costing Methodology Project Casebook. Retrieved October 2013, from cs.trinity.edu: http://www.cs.trinity.edu/rjensen / EdTech/Miscellaneous/TCM_Casebook_Final.pdf
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Technology in Today's orld
A recent car commercial featured a twenty-something woman who expressed pity that her parents had only nineteen Facebook friends, while she herself had several hundred. The humor in the commercial lies in its irony. The young woman is in a room alone with her computer and some stuffed animals on the shelves behind her while her parents, not lonely at all, are shown biking with their peers. The commercial certainly evokes a smile, but it also makes a serious point about technology in the twenty-first century. For many people, particularly those of the younger generation, there is the illusion of connectedness with the ready availability of portable devices from smart phones to ultra-thin laptops to tablet computers. Facebook friends, Twitter followers, and those to whom we are "linked in" may not be people we know well at all. These social media sites, and others, can create…
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Perlow, Leslie. "Keeping Social Media in Their Place." Room for Debate. The New York Times Co., 19 June 2012. Web. .
Powers, William. Hamlet's Blackberry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age. New York: Harper, 2010. Print.
Rivero, Raffi. "World Collide on Twitter." Room for Debate. The New York Times Co.,
Note the reading when the rhythmic sounds stop. This is the diastolic reading.
Step 10 -- ecord results; if possible take with other arm and average.
4. An easy and cost effective interactive solution would be done in steps, depending on the number of students in the class.
a. First, have the students break up into teams of two, review the steps with each other, then practice taking BP a few times.
b. Bring the class back together and discuss the steps, review vocabulary, and ask probative questions about potential difficulties encountered.
c. Have the class number off as 1 and 2.
d. Begin with the first group of 1 and 2; coming to the front of the class, have 1 do a blood pressure exam of 2, then 2 of 1. Once done, class should constructively critique. Follow this with all the rest of the class.
Andersen, K. (July 27, 2009). 10 Steps to Accurate Manual Blood Pressure Measurement. Sun Tech Medical Solutions. Retrieved from: http://blog.suntechmed.com/blog/32-bp-measurement/220-10-steps-to-accurate-manual-blood-pressure-measurement
Daley, K. (2012). Simulation Scenarios for Nurse Educators. New York: Springer Publishing Company.
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Vizard, M 2011, Top 10 Emerging Technology Trends for 2011, Retrieved from: http://www.ctoedge.com/content/top-10-emerging-technology-trends-2011.
As a result, it can be said that the workplace of the modern world has changed beyond recognition with the revolution brought by the technological advancements. The technological transformation in the last two decades has been drastic and this trend will continue for the next many decades as robots are increasing replacing jobs that require the engagement of repetitive, customized actions. There are a number of jobs that are at risk of being lost due to automation. The industry of call centers is likely to be impacted by the recent automation trends. Similarly, technological change is also affecting the roles of book-keepers and data processors (Boyle, 2010).
Hence, economic depression, colonization and the mortgage industry are not to be blamed for the loss of jobs. Instead, if truth be told, robots must be blamed for the whole unemployment scenario. Though the manufacturing sector is still playing a powerful role in…
Acquino, J. (n.d.). Nine jobs that humans may lose to robots - Business - Careers | NBC News. NBC News. Retrieved April 2, 2013, from http://www.nbcnews.com/id/42183592/ns/business-careers/t/nine-jobs-humans-may-lose-robots/#.UVnScBxHJZ9
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Boyle, R. (2010, October 15). Robots Are Stealing American Jobs, According to MIT Economist. POPSCI. Retrieved April 1, 2013, from http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-10/robots-are-stealing-american-jobs-economists-say
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III. INFORMATION Management as a usiness FUNCTION
The work of Nancy K. Dwyer entitled: "Information Management as a usiness Function" relates that many organizations primary product is 'information' and "even in manufacturing companies, many of the employees produce information which allows their factories to build and ship their products." (2005) the usiness Information Model (IM) is used by many companies to define the major business functions of the company and is a model that is divided into primary functions which include:
1) the functions needed to develop and deliver the products or services of the company; and 2) Support functions, which are the functions that are needed by companies to support the primary functions execution.
The following figure shows the usiness Information Model.
usiness Information Model
Source: Dwyer (2005)
Marilyn Chalupa, in a 'ook Review' of Regan and O'Connor's work entitled: "End-User Information Systems: Implementing Individual and…
Regan, Elizabeth a. & O'Connor, Bridget N. (2002). End-user information systems: Implementing individual and work group technologies. (2nd ed.) New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Wu, Jonathan (2005) Master Data: The Linkage between Business Functions and Business Processes. DM Review Magazine. August 2005. Online available at http://www.dmreview.com/issues/20050801/1033570-1.html
Dwyer, Nancy K. (2005) Information Management as a Business Function. Online available at http://www.dama-michigan.org/21%20Nancy%20Dwyer%20Article.doc
Chalupa, Marilyn R. (2002) Book Review: End-User Information Systems: Implementing Individual and Work Group Technologies. Information, Technology, Learning, and Performance Journal, Vol. 20, No. 3 Fall. 2002. Online available at http://www.osra.org/itlpj/chalupafall2002.pdf
Technology Simplifies Modern Life
The relevance of technology cannot be overstated. Indeed, unlike two or three decades ago, technology has today become intertwined with our lives. It is difficult to imagine of how life would be without technology. In this text, I explore how technology simplifies modern life.
How Technology Simplifies Modern Life
How would life be without technology? Although many are the times we take technology for granted, it is highly unlikely that life would continue being the same without technology (as we know it). For instance, refrigeration would cease being as convenient forcing us to go back to traditional refrigeration methods. Further, most of the gains made so far particularly in the medical field, i.e. In regard to laser eye surgery, would be rolled back.
To begin with, technology has made both local and international travel extremely easy. Today, thanks to technology, it would take me a few…
Convissar, R.A. (2010). Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry. Missouri: Elsevier Inc.
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Technology in Film
Fred Ott was the very first movie star that every existed. His brief starring role in the five-second film that showed him sneezing started the use of technology to make films. Since then, technology both in and out of film has changed immeasurably and what technology is used and is said about technology in these same films has evolved quite a lot and the statements sometimes made are profound. A summary of the Fred Ott principle and how it pertains to three films in particular in the early 1900's will be covered in this report. Those films are Modern Times, The General and Lonedale Operator. It will then be answered what technology allows the director to do from a narrative and technical level standpoint as well as when/how/where/why the new technology appears. It will be answered whether there are particular characters that are associated with the technology…
Technology in Training of Employees
In what ways has technology impacted the way(s) we train employees?
The changing nature of the workplace environment brings with it a vast field of challenges in the organization. The aspect of the change being rapid makes the situation require adverse and quick reaction from organizations to ensure they remain on course towards their objectives. Thus, rapid change in the workplace brings with it the necessity for skilled and knowledgeable workforce, encompassing employees who are adaptive, flexible and focused on the future of their careers and the organization (Wentland, 2007). Among the most, significant duties of the manager in the workplace are the development of the staff. The manager has the mandate to facilitate employee growth and development if the organization is to achieve maximum gains from its ventures and transactions.
The concept of learning management incorporates the management of employee training. Traditional approach to…
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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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Technology in Education
For purposes of completing this study of the use of technology in higher education, a local high school was visited, where the technology coordinator provided a demonstration of the learning systems used there. In addition, one senior-level course in Physics was attended where the advance imaging and learning technologies where shown. What was unique about this visit was how easily these technologies can be made to align with the student's specific learning needs and requirements. This technique is called scaffolding, and is attained through the use of personalized applications and portals of the teaching systems in use (Najjar, 2008). This analysis reviews the hardware, software and support considerations, as well as discussing the technology competency skills required by educators.
Analysis of Learning Technologies in Higher Education
In teaching advanced mathematics and science courses, the high school has found that enabling greater collaboration and repetition of concepts is…
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Najjar, M. (2008). On scaffolding adaptive teaching prompts within virtual labs. International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 6(2), 35-54.
Pons, A.P. (2003). Database tuning and its role in information technology education. Journal of Information Systems Education, 14(4), 381-387.
Technology in Instructional Delivery: The Case of Capella University
The use of technology, particularly Internet technology, in instructional delivery in educational institutions has revolutionized the way people access and utilize educational information. Online instructional delivery, either in mixed (combination of traditional and online modes of instruction) or purely online formats, have made learning more interactive, not only between the learner and the tool, but also between the teacher and learner and among learners themselves. This increasing demand for an online mode of instruction delivery in educational institutions is a reflection of the need to not only adopt the new technology, but also to 'manipulate' this technology to suit the users' learning needs (oschmann, 1996:8). The following description of the technology of instructional delivery at Capella University demonstrates this point.
In addition to its traditional format of instructional delivery, which is face-to-face classroom setting, Capella University has an online learning system…
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The Role of Social Media in Human Resources
New technologies have had a substantial impact on the role of a human resource department. Technology in general has allowed the profession to take a more active role in the organization and create a competitive advantage in many cases. Social media is one of the technologies that has had a profound impact on the ways people network and communicate. This technology can also have many advantages for a HR professional and can be used to network, communicate, or as even a way to get to know a potential candidate better. This paper will look at some of the ways that social media is being used by HR departments to further their organization's strategic goals.
Using Social Media to Stay Organized
One of the most functional uses of social media is simply to stay organized. Since participants on social media platforms…
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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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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Many of the electric gadgets we use today like the cell phones and the home computers were invented in the 80s. Many multinational corporations came into existence in the 80s this spur the growth to a record 3.2% per year (Bellis, 2012). This was the highest nine-year rate in American history. This was occasioned by a number of factors some of which were economic, financial, legislative, and regulatory frameworks. This unprecedented growth led to failure of a number of banking institutions. From these failures, a term "corporate greed" was coined. This essay seeks to enumerate how technology advanced in the 80s (Coppens, 2012).
In 1980, Hepatitis B Vaccine was invented by Baruch Blumberg. This research physician discovered an antigen that provoked antibody response against Hepatitis B Other took queue from this discovery to develop a vaccine against this viral hepatitis. Baruch together with Irving Millman invented a vaccine…
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Apart from this, further developments will be made in the fields of physics, medicine and engineering. Sensors will be seen everywhere and people will be able to go towards the space with the elevator and this will be made possible by just clicking on a single button. All these developments are in process are will come into view in the future (Kaku, pg. 45).
As it is mentioned above that the all the drawbacks of technology are not negligible and many people are now fully aware that how techn ology is harming the society as well as the environement in which we all survive. but, in spite of being aware about this fact, a number of organizations, nations and individuals are using technology in every moment of their life. The reason behind is that people are only thinking of their personal motives and well-being . They completely ignore the benefit…
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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…
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They do not get the opportunity to have any more training, either, so they cannot continue to hone their skills and keep up with the latest technology. If they want to do that, they must do it on their own time -- and that could be very costly for them in both money and time.
3. In starting a company like Technology Consultants, I would offer benefits, and people who start out at the company would not make nearly as much money as people who had been there for a long time. People skills and personality would be just as valuable as technical skills, and further training and development would be available. With that in mind, people would be more likely to stay because they would see that they had room for advancement in their job. They would feel as though they were valued, and they would work…
The first was instant photography, where both photographer (and human subject) could sample their image immediately. The second was digital photography, with a different -- and less expensive -- type of instant image.
Garn observes that Polaroid's instant film led the way to an even more immediate film processing technique: the digital image. "Ironically, this alternative hastened the demise of Polaroid" (Garn).
Current Status of the Technology
The current status of Polaroid technology is questionable. ith the rise of digital filmmaking and photography -- Polaroid, once at the height of the photography industry, has plummeted. In the 70s, Polaroid had the SX-70, "the first integrated camera and film system [that allowed] the pictures to develop outside the camera by themselves" ("Polaroid Corporation"). Kodak followed with its EK-4 and EK-6 after severing ties with Polaroid. Law suits followed. Polaroid eventually won $925 million in damages as a result of infringement by…
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Technology - Definition
There is much controversy with regard to technology, as its complexity makes it difficult for some to have a proper understanding of the concept. Technology is behind the evolution of humankind and it would be safe to say that it is an essential part of humanity in general. In order to be able to understand technology, one would first have to consider humanity's background and a series of events that made it possible for people to achieve impressive goals. By following this process, the respective individual would gain a more complex understanding of the triggers that encourage people to pursue technology and the degree to which it can help humanity thrive.
One of the first things one would have to consider when discussing with regard to technology would have to be the actual word "technology." The contemporary understanding of technology has its roots in Ancient Greece, with…
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Technology: Influence on Organizational Structure and Future Practice
Influence on Organizational Structure and Future Practice: Technology
Technology has changed the way people interact, and how they conduct business. Social media platforms have made it easier for organizations to market their products and extend their coverage beyond geographical boundaries. This text analyzes the role of technology in the modern-day organization, including how it influences organizational structure, organizational authority, and future professional practice.
Technology has, and continues to change the way we live our lives, including how we interact with each other, and how we conduct business. Social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter are an integral part of the modern-day organization. These technologies assist organizations in interacting with their customers and also marketing their products beyond geographical borders. Through technology, organizations are able to maintain authority over their counterparts that rely on traditional methods and techniques. Technology can be a…
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The efforts of the federal government have been thoroughly and extensively backed up by fiscal funds given by the numerous states, districts, businesses, and parents (NCES, 2000). However, the overall literacy and literature education of students with the incorporation of technology has been primarily negative and this needs to change with time as the overall long-term impact of this negative pattern will be very damaging to the mindset of students and the overall literacy activities that they engage in.
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Yes, technology generates problems, and it is shrewd and apt to point out that for every net gain to certain members of society via technology there is a net loss. The hand weavers of the 18th century were put out of business by 19th century factories that could manufacture clothing cheaply, computers have probably collectively caused the art of calligraphy to die, and made even professional writers overly reliant on spell check and less willing to rewrite their work from scratch. However, would any of the authors included in the collection summarized in the essay really wish to go back to a world without antibiotics? Technology has enabled people whose vision would be a blur to see with 20/20 perfection, and made travel financially accessible to millions who would have been relegated to the narrow point-of-view of their homes. hile it is easy to find detriments to these benefits…
Vaidhyanathan, Siva. Rewiring the "Nation": The Place of Technology in American
Studies. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 2007.
"Numerous studies have shown that impressive results in student achievement have come from students in technology-rich learning environments. Additional benefits such as improved student attitude, enthusiasm and engagement have also been found." (Sebastian J.)
However technology is not a solution in itself but can be a useful and often powerful means of enhancing the educational process. In this process technology does not replace teaching as an essential function but is rather used to the advantage of the teacher and students. As one study succinctly summarizes the relationship between pedagogy and technology; "...the teacher is essential to the integration of the technological potential in education. Teachers need the access, training, ongoing support and time to become proficient, productive users of technology. This is crucial in order for teachers to fulfill their roles as facilitators of learning and information literacy." (Sebastian J.)
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Technology and Film
Almost from its inception, the idea of the relationship between the individual and technology has been part of an evolving paradigm. While this new technology brought entertainment to the masses, technology itself as often the subject of early films which explored the idea of whether technology was a tool for humans to use, or a foreboding tyrant that both dehumanized and attempted to control both the individual and society. The idea of dehumanization by technology was, of course, nothing new and was part of the Marxist view that industry actually prevented humans from actualizing as humans while paying them a wage that resulted in a kind of self-slavery. Technology could both save and awe humans, it could expand boundaries, but it could also warn of impending doom.
In the 1902 film A Trip to the Moon, for instance, space travel was introduced to the public by using…
It should also be noted that adults are life, task or problem-centered in their course to learning. They want to see the applicability of what they are learning to their life, a task they need to perform, or to solving a problem. Technology-based instruction will be more effective if it encompasses real-life examples or circumstances that adult learners may come across in their life or on the job. While adult learners may respond to exterior motivators, internal priorities are more significant. Incentives such as improved job satisfaction, self-esteem and quality of life are vital in giving adults a purpose to learn. If any of these can be related as part of technology-based instruction adults will act in response more positively.
Challenges of technology
Adult learners can have need of specialized support, both on campus and at a distance. In the campus environment, they occasionally lack the technology skills and motivation…
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Allen is saying that all of the wonders of technology can never replace tow people connecting and trusting each other. I completely agree with these concepts and given Mr. Allen's wit and comedic sense, am thankful it was made. Finally any film made during a specific period of time can't help but reflect the values of society at the time. The open discussions about sexuality and sex make light of society's open and free attitudes about these areas of the human experience in 1973.
Why Sleeper is a Classic
Sleeper will always be a classic because it combines Mr. Allen's slapstick and vaudevillian comedic approaches while integrating his favorite music, which is jazz and ragtime. In addition the triumph of the human spirit and human emotions, as chaotic and mercurial as they can be, will always be superior to technology. The use of technology as a means to coerce and…
George O'Har. "Technology and Its Discontents " Technology and Culture 45.2 (2004): 479-485.
This is beneficial for businesses, customers and the financial institutions. With these things understood partnerships are an essential aspect of providing positive outcomes for customers while also having the ability to conduct business at higher volumes and more efficiently.
The purpose of this discussion is to explain the impact of technology on customers. The research found that technology has added a great deal of value to people's lives. In addition the manner in which certain technologies are introduced to market have a profound impact on who purchases the technology and why. Once a technology is available to customers a good support system must be in place to ensure that customer questions are handled appropriately. Failure to offer the proper support may discourage customers from using the product that they have purchased and any other product by the company. Lastly the research found that the development of partnerships is vitally…
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We agree that people still purchase books.
The reason is that today the author gets paid upfront and if people do not read the book, the publisher has to bear the loss. Secondly publishers are able to 'sell the books' to the bookstores' based on 'consignment system', whereby the 'book store' is able to return the books which are unsold against a 'full refund'. (Grossman, 2009) Jeanie Comstock (2009) says that some of the changes that became mandatory include the quality, readability and accessibility of documents. The changes in publishing technology have also called for changes in the roles for technical workers, communicators and even writers. Thus the intervention and role of the technical communicator has changed so that the matter or book published to day is readable, articulate, and navigable both in the printed and in the electronic media. The composite problem is also to keep up the author…
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As a result, there is greater flexibility in creating individualized learning plans and isolating the contribution this specific interactive technology allows for increasing student retention and long-term learning. The bottom line is that interactive technologies such as the smart board can deliver statistically significant increases in student performance when their scores are compared before and after the introduction of scaffolding and interactive instruction (Halden, 258, 259).
At the intersection of process improvement and teaching technologies is the definition of solutions which are significantly increasing the effectiveness of teaching. The reliance on scaffolding strategies both in small groups and individually, when combined with technologies, shows significant potential to re-order the productivity of teaching elementary school students.
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The good thing about technology is that it is constantly evolving regardless to the circumstances in which people chose profit over efficiency. Technology is vital for humankind and without it there would almost be nothing with people not being able to support themselves and lead healthy lives without tools. It would be fair to say that technology is what makes the difference between a modern man and a savage.
There were cases in which people have attempted to leave technology behind and return to living in the forest. The most famous case is the Cambodian Red Khmer regime in which the communist leader Pol Pot attempted to take all of the Cambodians from the cities into the jungle where they were supposed to live honorably without the help of modern machinery. The action has disastrous effects and people died in horrible conditions.
There are a lot of people claiming…
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Technology in classrooms has affected education in ways that seem to be immeasurable. There has reached a point where students now expect classes to have technology in it and actually avoid classes that do not. Education is turning out to be more about the newest technology and how it is being used in the classroom, than about the pedagogy itself (McKinney et al., 2008). Students no longer feel the need to attend class everyday and take diligent notes because they know that they will be able to find all these things online or on the school's Blackboard. Although the downright subject is not being affected, the way students are being taught and the way they are beginning to learn is being altered. This does not necessarily have to be in a negative way, though. Every person has a different learning style and different learning ability, and having technology…
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Technology in the Classroom
Technology in Edu
Technology has changed the ways schools operate, the ways teachers communicate, and the ways students learn. At every level of education, from kindergarten until graduate school, technology is being used as a means to develop and deliver course material. Technology is also being used in administrative offices, and also in the home as students have greater access to educational technologies. In traditional classroom environments, technology is being used not just in the most obvious ways such as computer terminals with Internet and library database access. While traditional technological tools such as computers have become indispensable, revolutionary changes to the learning environment itself are technology-dependent. For example, technology can be used to alter lighting and sounds in the classroom in ways that promote learning, cooperation, and concentration. With technology in education comes a great responsibility to monitor usage, upgrade systems, and remain continually mindful of issues such as…
Anderson, T., Poellhuber, B., & McKerlich, R. (2010). Self-paced Learners Meet Social Software: An Exploration of Learners' Attitudes, Expectations and Experience. Retrieved online: http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/Fall133/anderson_poellhuber_mcKerlich133.html
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Building Effective Technology Support Teams: A esearch Thesis
The effectiveness of technology support teams depends on the ability to combine theoretical and contextual technology support (Harich, 2006), as well as to share understandings with different kinds of specialists (Koutsoulis, 2006). In addition, the conduciveness of the social context for realizing intrinsic work goals-especially learning and mastering new technology support and skills-is an important aspect of the job.
Hiring is especially important since organizations often rely on the exploitation of technology support to achieve competitive advantage and the difference between hiring an average and a high-potential candidate can significantly affect an organization's reputation and profitability.
Graduates were hired on an annual basis, while experienced persons were recruited when vacancies arose. The emphasis in the workflows we studied was on hiring for immediate organizational requirements, so that, compared with the number of experienced hires, there were relatively few recent…
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Technology is the technical means that people use, to improve their surroundings. It is also knowledge of using tools and machines to do tasks efficiently. We use technology to control the world in which we live. Technology is people using knowledge, tools and systems to make their lives easier and better. As the old saying, "Necessity is the mother of all inventions."
People use technology to improve their ability to do work. Through technology, people can do things twice as fast and twice more efficient than people did a century ago. Technology helps people to cope with our ever-growing population, so that everyone may have enough food to feed him or herself and satisfy there needs. Technology gives us larger possibilities by giving us ideas that we haven't thought about in the past. It further enhances our perspective in the things we do and makes simpler solutions in the problems…
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(Nursing profession studied) This is clearly not very high, and there does not seem to be a high impact of the change in technology on nurses and their employment.
This leads to a dichotomy in the view about nurses - they are viewed as targets of change rather than the force which leads to changes through proposals, leadership and implementation. This often causes them difficulty in carrying on with their jobs when there are rapid changes within the organization. To save their own position, it is important that nurses learn about change theory, change strategies and methods of anticipation and managing change. This may take place in organizations which wants to change its staff mix so that it can save on costs through inclusion of more unlicensed assistive personnel. These personnel will generally try to maintain their position through direct assertion, but there have to be an analysis of the…
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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…
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Technology in the Environment of the Factory Interactive
Technology in the Environment
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Technology in the Environment of The Factory Interactive
The purpose of the field trip is to understand and experience the relationship between technology and the environment of Miami. The purpose is to also gather information about the trip site, The Factory Interactive.
The Factory Interactive is a digital design agency. Human beings interact with and use technology very often in this setting. Many of the appliances are digital, such as the thermostat, lighting control, and security/surveillance. This is in addition to the technology used exclusively for design purposes. This is an environment where technology is in the forefront and the background. The technology in the forefront makes the agency function. The designers use software to alter photographs or create animations of various kinds. The technology in…
Technological advances have impacted every area of human existence on almost every area of the planet, with few exceptions. Nearly every aspect of daily mundane life is affected by technology, including communication and transportation. However, one area of daily life is even more impacted and transformed than others. That area is food and eating. Food production has changed dramatically since the Industrial Age. Indeed, since the invention of the cotton gin, all agricultural practices have depended on technologies that have gone far beyond ox carts and donkeys. Mechanical food production increased food outputs, and greater yields have subsequently improved health and livelihoods for large groups of people. However, the fusion of technology and food production has not been completely positive. There are many negative repercussions of using technology at every stage of food production, and the integration of technology and food proves political and highly controversial. Problems such as…
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(a) Technology is "the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science" (Dictionary.com, 2014). 1)(b) High-technology is "scientific technology involving the production or use of advanced or sophisticated devices especially in the fields of electronics and computers" (Merriam-Webster, 2014). 1)(c) A can opener, an electric can opener, and a radio are all examples of technology. They involve mechanical parts and some simple electronics or electronics that have been in use for a substantial period of time, and are not considered advanced or sophisticated. A 3D printer, a drone, a satellite radio, and a 3D TV all rely upon advanced computer technology to work and would be examples of high technology because they would be unable to work without supporting advanced technology and,…
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The Mechanical Clock has been invented in Europe in the 13th century, and, despite of the fact that it had been obvious that it would bring benefits to the world, it received little to no recognition from outside of Europe.
Printing has been invented by the Chinese in the ninth century and later perfected by the Europeans, as the Chinese did not seem interested in the act. The Europeans became fond of printing and millions of books had been printed in just a short amount of time. The Islam did not seem to be interested in having the Koran printed, nor did it seem interested in having printing present in their territory. The Asian world also appeared to be reluctant from accepting printing for the important technological advancement that it had been. The Chinese apparently treated every European invention with lack of enthusiasm because of the fact that they did…
" 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…
" (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…
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To visit a friend no longer requires a long day's journey. It also enables people to live farther away from their place of work, often opening up our employment opportunities. However, the creation of the car also created an expanded labor pool in certain areas. Thus, modern life is constructed in such a way that traveling long distances are required to get to work or to get basic goods. Some neighborhoods are designed so walking even to the corner store is impossible. This has generated a poorer state of physical health amongst the populace. People walk less. They are dependent on technology, simply to move -- even to drive to the gym.
As the result of the creation of the automobile, people have fewer face-to-face social connections. They do not know our neighbors and often talk to loved ones over the phone, on a long commute. The automobile has…