The long-term implications are even more dramatic, as it will force a drastic reduction in price of servers, storage, even to the media and platter level of the disk drives themselves. There are also the long-term reductions of a reduced use of on-premises storage is the ability to free up services and support staff to become more trained in programming and advanced concepts, acquiring skill sets that would be otherwise expensive to obtain outside the company. The continued focus long-term on cost reduction of servers, their infrastructure, and headcount requirements could eventually lead to the balance of power shifting from the it staff to the line-of-business users and strategists, many of whom are accustomed to using hosted services for the majority of their online application needs from both a personal and professional perspective already.
Mossberg (2006) - These Services Make Backing Up Your Files Safe and Inexpensive, December 14,…… [Read More]
Conversely, Paris and Rome were inspiring both aesthetically and spiritually. As a result, Adams spent many summers in Paris. Chiefly, London was the stimulus that shaped Adams' education and his historical viewpoints. Ironically, Adams shared his negative English stereotypes, starting in Chapter 12. "The English mind was one-sided, eccentric, systematically unsystematic and logically illogical. The less one knew of it the better."7 Surprisingly, Adams carried residue of a family resentment for the English from the American Revolution. During the American Civil ar, the resentment was further intensified by social and political conditions in London. Nevertheless, his heritage and his concepts of legal justice were fundamentally British. For Adams, London represented a repository of diverse values. ith Adams' love for complexity, London was the perfect for him to explore the perplexities of Christianity and technology, maturing into an educated man indeed.
Adams gained a deeper appreciation, but he never fully…… [Read More]
Science/Technology Impact on the North American Society
The latest advancement in science has led to a shift of ways of operations and developments in almost all the quarters in the globe, the North American Society not exempted movement not exempted.
This paper will briefly look into the benefits that the development in technology has brought to the North American society and the youth and women of the region in particular.
Technology and women's movement
The growth of ICT has enabled women in North America to have access to information about development projects and opportunities as well as sources of funding for the projects involving women. Further to this, the various organizations that involve women participation have been able to link with each other through technology in form of emails, teleconferencing and video conferences.
The continued use of technology among women has also enabled the women's movement to bridge the gender…… [Read More]
technology impact changes in warfare from the end of the Napoleonic Wars/French evolution to the start of the U.S. Civil War of 1815 -- 1861?
Attention Sentence: Improvements in warfare played a significant role in the modern state's development.
Armed forces' sizes were determined by individual nations' capacity of borrowing and raising taxes, a factor that was, at times, facilitated by war, weapon production, and army professionalization.
Major Points Supporting the Thesis: Scholarly discussion on warfare's transformation in the Napoleonic and revolutionary eras revolves around the following three related controversies, namely a revolution's timing and meaning in terms of conducting war, a 'total' war's existence during or subsequent to the year 1792, and most German states' decision to continue cabinet warfare, with responses themselves suggesting a transformation driven by more lethal and mobile mass militaries in an apparently endless succession of wars, making military conflicts heavily impact the lives of…… [Read More]
obotic Technology on Business / obotic Technology: Impact on Business
According to ShahinFarshchi, in his work the 'Five Myths and Facts About obotics Technology Today', the increase in the use of robots today has been enabled by seamless connectivity, three dimensional printing, widely available open source code, less expensive sensors and even faster processors. Some concerned parties are even expressing fears that there is increasingly less human to human interaction, and others are warning of job losses with robots being deployed to do tasks that some are saying shouldn't be done by machines (Farshchi, 2014).
obots taking over jobs, can work for longer without getting tired and don't need to get paid every month. Other commentators are even arguing that for the manufacturing industry to survive, it must adopt the use of robots and the same is also being argued for the logistics industry, even though machines currently being used…… [Read More]
Advancements in medical research and technologies usually do not reach the world's most far-flung places, let alone those with poor economic development and no infrastructure. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, bereft from most of the amenities that might be available even in its neighboring Caribbean islands. As a result, Haitians do not have access to the quality of care many others can afford. What countries like Haiti need is more than just doctors and healthcare administrators, but also the tools and technologies whereby Haiti can build its own healthcare infrastructure. 3D printing, like many other technologies, proves tremendously empowering because it allows Haitians to create materials they can then use rather than borrow or receive donations. With a 3D printer, Haiti can manufacture its own medical supplies in an incredibly simple, straightforward, and cost-effective way that does not require massive investments in infrastructure or…… [Read More]
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…… [Read More]
Called a constraint engine, the approach these software applications use is to concentrate on a unique set of customer inputs, typically gained over a website, to provide a solution set for the customer. Cisco has created a guided selling system that will configure an entire network, and American Power Conversion has also created one that can configure an entire raised floor it installation. The use of guided selling systems and configurators for the strengthening of customer relationships has been a very successful strategy on the part of the companies mentioned in addition to many others, as this technological approach saves salespersons' time while also providing customers what they need when they need it, as is the case with commodity products for example.
Lager, M (2006). Pointing to Profits. Customer elationship Management, 10(5), 24-28,30. etrieved March 13, 2008, from ABI/INFOM Global database. (Document ID: 1033819151).
Ong, K, Lin, Q., Nee,…… [Read More]
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…… [Read More]
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…… [Read More]
Development of technology has also improved the management of global logistics by encouraging firms to implement the EP systems. The global logistics planning as well as execution processes are still behind mostly when it comes to logistic management and supply chain. Therefore, creating a web-based system (EP) will create interactions with people around the world when purchasing goods and services online. The system created will also help the firms in managing the global transportation carriers, rates and execution in an environment.
Technology has improved the management of global logistics by impacting on the supply chain processes. The customers are now digitally connected by allowing the firms to have their personal portals updated again and again with the tracking numbers put in place.
Technology has also contributed to transparency in a supply chain, improving the links in the firms' chain, a trend that should be replicated among al big logistics companies…… [Read More]
Technology has certainly had an impact on the history of man. Not only have the devices and processes that have emerged from advancements in technology had their effect so has the relationship of technology to politics, economics, science, and the arts. Technology has affected how man interacts with man and as history is a record of man's interactions with each other technology has affected history.
Not surprisingly, historians have adopted different approaches to examining the effect that technology has on history. Essentially, two approaches have emerged to dominate the field: technological determinism and social constructionism.
The essence of technological determinism is that it is the introduction of new technology changes society and that these changes are often unexpected. For example, proponents of technology determinism would argue that the introduction of printing changed society from one driven by oral communication into a society driven by writing and literacy or that the…… [Read More]
Both Kelly (2008) and Seabrook (2008) talk about the ways technology has radically transformed the ways people communicate and perceive the world. "We are headed towards screen ubiquity," claims Kelly (2008) in "Becoming Screen Literate." Screens are everywhere in our lives: from ATMs to personal video screens on airplanes. In "Hello, Hal," Seabrook (2008) discusses the phenomenon of interactive voice response systems (IVs), which companies are investing in to save money. IVs represent humans talking to computers, something that once seemed only within the realm of science fiction. Although they focus on different aspects of how technology impacts communication, both Kelly (2008) and Seabrook (2008) highlight some of the most important ways our world is changing thanks to technology. Human beings are interacting with technology on an unprecedented level, which is leading to fundamental changes in society and human interactions.
Kelly (2008) discusses the change that technology has had…… [Read More]
technology are often widespread and have the possibility to change the way humankind operates within itself. Technology paves the way for new technology creating a system of seemingly eternal growth and unlimited potential. It is therefore important and worthwhile to investigate and highlight certain aspects of the ways technology impacts different environments. Customers of technological products, at the end of the supply chain, are the ultimate decision-makers and cast the most powerful vote if whether or not a technology will survive in market conditions. The new relationships and logistical requirements when a company introduces a new piece of technology often complicates and distorts its original essence. The purpose of this essay is to investigate technology to analyze and compare and contrast the different aspects that technology impacts upon different segments of a society and in market situations.
The digital video recorder, a relatively recent piece of technology, is the focus…… [Read More]
technology and social change, and discusses how they are related.
Ever since the prehistoric eras, technology has had a role to play in the lives of human beings. Mankind has invented and perfected means of communicating, traveling, manufacturing goods, curing ailments, growing food, constructing edifies and meeting other requirements using technology. Thus, one may claim that by means of technology, we have transformed our world (ITEA, 1996; ITEA, 2006). At present, all human activities are reliant on different machines with technological dominance being at a record level in the current era. For instance, automobiles have transformed how and where individuals live, and a colossal infrastructure encompassing roads, service stations, bridges, rules and insurance policies has developed. Technology impacts individual participation in the democratic process and successively impacts what must be taken into account for preparing pupils to actively participate in democratic societies (Crowe, 2006).
Most specifically, social change implies the…… [Read More]
Technology and Academic Success
Higher education across the world and the lure of new information technologies has remained uncertain as it is unsettling. While few people doubt information technology has great potential of enhancing teaching and learning there is a wide and general agreement on how technology can and should be used to boost academic productivity or whether this type of increase is on its own a valid goal if its enhancement means that the substitution of technology to take the place of the more traditional and labor intensive forms of higher education. It is not that there is lack of technology in micro scale but there are many examples of new technology applications that abound. Most of the institutions have invested majorly in new technologies, distributing the capacity of computing across most of the campuses creating a link between the faculty and the students as well as with the…… [Read More]
Technology and Social Change
There is an intrinsic relationship between technology and social change. The exact nature of that relationship is interesting, especially when one considers the myriad facets of it. On the one hand, technology impacts social change in a way that is arguably causal. On the other hand, social changes can help to engender technological advances, which in turn continue to affect additional social changes. In this way, the relationship between these two phenomena are somewhat cyclical, much like the proverbial chicken and the egg conundrum. Suffice to say that both technology and social change affect one another, and are interwoven in the sort of advancements they foster in today's world.
It is difficult to discuss today's society without considering the impact that the personal computer, cellular phones, and the internet have had upon it. Quite simply, the ramifications of these technological developments are that considerable. The commercialization…… [Read More]
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…… [Read More]
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…… [Read More]
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…… [Read More]
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…… [Read More]
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…… [Read More]
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…… [Read More]
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…… [Read More]
" (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…… [Read More]
Technology and Global Ecosystem
An Analysis of the Implications of Technology and the Global Ecosystem
The 21st century promises to usher in innovations in technology that cannot yet be imagined, and the advancements to date have provided many in the world with unprecedented standards of living. Improved methods of transportation and communication, combined with more leisure time than ever in which to spend it has resulted in many people developing a keen appreciation for technology and what it promises for mankind; an unfortunate concomitant of these innovations in many parts of the world, though, has been an intensive assault on the globe's ecosystem in an effort to bring emerging nations into line with the productivity being experienced in the developed nations of the world. As a result, a debate over whether or not technology threatens the integrity of the global ecosystem has emerged in recent years, and pundits warn that…… [Read More]
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…… [Read More]
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…… [Read More]
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…… [Read More]
(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…… [Read More]
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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Cuban, L. (1998). High-tech schools and low-tech teaching. Journal of…… [Read More]
Technology and America's Global Power:
America is considered as the cradle of contemporary anti-imperialism and the pioneer of a mighty empire across the globe. The country's global position in the 21st Century is defined by tensions in its policies and public discourse (Hay, 2004). Consequently, the role of the United States as a sponsor of worldwide stability continues to raise concerns on whether an empire can function effectively on the basis of anti-imperialism. However, the United States has also played a significant role in addressing and solving international order problems such as distant conflicts and grievances. During this process, America has continued to expand its global power to the extent of being viewed as the world's super-power. Technological advances have been critical elements with which the country has expanded its power through
Information technology has been the main element behind America's military system which supports in global military…… [Read More]
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…… [Read More]
(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,…… [Read More]
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…… [Read More]
There is no traditional network apex, but, rather, a number of high-level networks connecting through Network Access Points of NAPs.
When information is sent across the Internet, the Transmission Control Protocol must break it up into packets. These packets are then sent to your local ISP, where after they pass through many levels of networks, computers and communications lines. Hardware analyzes the packets of information and routes them to the destination. The hardware responsible for processing the data is the glue that holds together the Internet. There are hubs, which are important for linking groups of computers; Bridges connect local area networks; gateways function as bridges for the internet; repeaters solve the problem information connections weakening over long distances by amplifying the data at certain intervals. (Gralla)
The Internet is important because of its ability to transmit information to most individuals on the planet at lightning speed. Still, many people…… [Read More]
Pergault and the sales managers will receive, and many sales managers have
no doubt worked for years with these accounts. Asking them tell these
accounts to order only on the Web through an online ordering system is like
asking the sales managers to walk away from one of the most major
commitments they have made in their professional lives.
In addition to that critical dynamic of account ownership, it makes the
most sense to put the most seasoned and highly trained members of the sales
force on those accounts that are the most profitable. There is also the
fact that in these larger accounts the purchasing decisions are more
complex, require a greater breadth of support across the product lines, and
are often project-based in scope. All of these reasons underscore the need
for personalized service.
What Ken Sutton needs to do is to explain to the new CEO…… [Read More]
Technology & CSR
Technological growth is fueled by a number of factors. The most important is changing conditions in the external environment. As new challenges arise, new technologies must be developed to meet those challenges. Another factor is competition. In many industries, business is so competitive that new technology is required to give companies competitive advantage, so they develop it. Another factor is increasing wealth in the world. Nations are contributing to the growth of technology that have not been able to make contributions in the past. All of this has an impact on corporate social responsibility. However you define CSR and whatever types of new technologies are created, companies must always keep in mind that they need to be ethical and remember their responsibilities to society.
Any number of corporate social responsibility issues can arise out of the use of technology and scientific research, since all three terms are…… [Read More]
World War II is considered by many historians and scientists to be so-called "mother of technologies." It is true that such periods of human history as conflicts and rivalries between different states stimulate scientific progress, particularly in military sphere. Technological progress of the Cold War was only a continuation of the one started by Germany in 30-40's of 20th century. We have to admit that Nazi Germany was a true technological leader of the world and even now Nazi inventions impress people. Moreover, such great powers as the United States and Soviet Union used German technologies after the war, they also developed them and used as a basis of future great inventions. For example first Soviet jet-fighters (MiGs) were Me-262 replicas; U.S. B-2 "flying wing" was constructed using German project of Horten flying wing.
No doubt that military technology is the leading technological sphere and is the most productive…… [Read More]
Technology Management and Improving Department Performance
As the manager of a team of 25 customer service representatives our company, I've noticed the significant investments made in key technology, systems and processes are losing their effectiveness. Over the last year for example, the large investments in Customer elationship Management (CM) systems and training have only led to greater confusion on the part of customer service reps regarding escalation paths. The investments in analytics are leading not to a single version of the truth, but literally dozens of them. The intent of this analysis is to identify the issues, concerns and incidents leading to poor technology management, in addition to defining strategies and techniques to improve my team's and the company's use of technologies. In conclusion I'll provide a strategy for turning this situation around in 6 months.
Identifying the Causes of Poor Technology Management in our Company
Most systemic to the…… [Read More]
There are a slew of Hollywood movies that directly or indirectly address the role of technology and its impact on human society and individual psychology. From 2001: A Space Odyssey to Wall-E, films about technology cause viewers to think about their own relationship with machines. One such movie is the 1997 film Contact, directed by obert Zemeckis and starring Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, and James Woods. Based on a book written by renowned scientist Carl Sagan, Contact is about the partially government-funded Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project. ooted in real life scientific endeavors, Contact is about the men and women dedicated to using technology to foster a greater human understanding of the Earth's and humanity's place within the universe. The film shows that technology is often mistrusted as a means by which to expand human consciousness; and that the masses of humanity too often fear technology because of…… [Read More]
Neil Postman warns against a full-scale embracing of technology and technological advancement in his article "Five Things We Need to Know about Technological Change." While the author agrees that new and emerging technologies do not necessarily pose truly unique problems for society, Postman does acknowledge that technology plays an increasingly powerful role in the world. Technology affects all aspects of human existence, from politics to education to religion. Postman presents the "five things we need to know" to encourage a prudent and balanced perspective on technological growth. The first of his five adages outlines thee disadvantages that each technology brings. For example, automobiles pollute the environment and television has dulled many minds. Postman asserts that the most powerful and influential technologies often bring the deepest dangers. The second thing on Postman's list addresses the social injustices and inequalities that technology often evokes in a culture. The rich and powerful…… [Read More]
With software and technological oversight, many of the errors experienced by Insight Enterprises could have been avoided. Furthermore, the duration that these errors occurred suggests that proper oversight of accounting was not in the company. With technology, proper oversight can help reduce the duration, and the subsequent damage of accounting errors (Elliot, 2004).
Technology also allows accountants be more efficient in regard to their labor. Technology helps to reduce much or the redundant and routine tasks associated with accounting. Accountants no longer need to count specific line items or add all the ledgers together by hand. They simply input the required numbers into the system, which will do the computations itself, free from human error. The oversight system within technology can also help diminish the intentional errors of unethical accountants attempting to steal or input incorrect data into the system. As such, technology helps abate the influence of fraud within…… [Read More]
The cloud computing platform has also made it possible for companies to integrate their information technologies and services into a common strategy; a goal that had not been attainable in the past (Buttol, Buonamici, Naldesi, inaldi, Zamagni, Masoni, 2012).
A second strategic technology that is driving a high level of innovation in organizations is mobility and the rise of mobile computing, incouding the latest generation of operating systems in this area. Apple's iOS, Google's Android and many other operating systems are the foundation of disruptive innovation throughout many enterprises today. The early advances in mobile technologies are a case in point, as are the continued development of medical applications for the Apple iPad (Wickramasinghe, Sharma, Goldberg, 2003). Mobility is also showing the potential to be a technology that can support precise geo-positioning and analysis of the best delivery routes for courier services and supply chain-based companies as well. The rise…… [Read More]
al.). The greatest benefit of implementing a national broadband plan is that it will significantly raise the educational levels of students, as they will have e-learning and online teaching materials available to them. Their teachers and schools will have an enriched learning experience that will allow for individualized instruction that will also lead to many of these students graduating from high school. It has been shown throughout U.S. Census data that dropout rates correlate to per capita income levels of specific regions, with lower-income areas generating the highest rates of high school dropout percentages (Heckman, LaFontaine, 244). Having broadband accessible to these students will give them the chance to break the cycle of poverty that keeps high dropout rates in place. Using broadband for teaching trades in high school for example will give these students and their families a chance to rise out of poverty.
Second, the implementation of a…… [Read More]
Furthermore, Drago argues there are substantial developmental costs when technology is concentrated in the hands of a few, most notably more advanced countries, creating a so called "digital divide" between rich and poor countries. Even in developed countries, increased productivity is eliminating many jobs in manufacturing, transportation and other high-paying industries (Innovations in technology and globalization: Introduction to the information era) and outsourcing is moving these jobs to countries with less expensive labor. This problem continues to gain considerable public attention in light of the severe economic downturn where unemployment is escalating.
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Muroyama, J.H., and Stever H.G. (1988). Globalization of technology: International perspectives. National Academy Press: Washington, D.C. http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309038421… [Read More]
Purely from the healthcare educational perspective, technological innovations have greatly improved the ease with which quality education can be delivered. The more educational technology continues to evolve, the more it contributes to the corresponding development of systematic curriculum and instructional method design and Development. Ideally, the ever-increasing potential of computer technology will continue improving the manner in which the specific needs of modern healthcare can be incorporated into curriculum design and instructional methodology.
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12 Education That Every Child Deserves. New York: Penguin Putnam.
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Education Interactive Multimedia" School of Health Information Sciences,
University of…… [Read More]
Research lan: Mobile Commerce (m-Commerce)
Outline of Research lan
The introduction of mobile commerce (or m-Commerce) demonstrates the invasiveness and interactivity of technologies today and the extension of the 'virtual self' through business transactions made through m-Commerce.
m-Commerce in the worldwide and national context
Characteristics of m-Commerce: Technical
As an information service
As an information technology
Applications of m-Commerce: Business and Social
Social Impact of m-Commerce technology in the U.S. And to the World
erceived benefits of m-Commerce
Risks and challenges associated with m-Commerce
Ngai, E. And Gunasekaran, A. (2007). "A review for mobile commerce research and applications." Decision Support Systems, Vol. 23, No. 3.
The authors provided an intensive review of current literature on the topic of m-Commerce, exploring the different concepts and dimensions in which it is associated as far as scholarly studies about it are concerned. Findings…… [Read More]
Technology, Terrorism, and Crime (APA).
Technology, Terrorism, and Crime
One of the most heinous terrorist groups currently operating in the U.S. In called the "Aryan Nations." This group openly states on their website that they have been "Fighting Jewish Takeover for over 35 years." (aryan-nation.org) This group of domestic terrorists post articles on their website with grammatically incorrect titles like "The menace of Multiculturalism," and "Jews that control Hollywood: Meet the filthy Kikes are behind that industry." (aryan-nation.org) There is no doubt that his group is one that is dedicated to ideals of Adolph Hitler and the supremacy of the Aryan race. This group has also used the latest technology to spread their message of hate.
The Aryan Nations is a far right white supremacist religious organization based on the teachings of Wesley Swift, who founded a church based on anti-Semitism in California in the 1940's. In the 1970's, ichard…… [Read More]
Technology in the Modern Age
Technology's Attempts to Address the Human Need in the Modern and Post-Modern Ages
Literary rouping One: The crisis of World War I and the lie of a technology's ability to sustain the human body and soul
as!" With this one word, Wilfred Owen's poem "Dulce Et Decorum Est" encompasses the sense of failure that many soldiers felt, regarding the promise of technology, throughout the duration of the First World War and during its immediate aftermath. In the previous era of capitalist industrialization, technology was seen, as part of the progressive movement and mechanized progress, as life giving and life-sustaining. However, the lie, in Owen's poem, of the value of technology, runs just as deep as the lie that it is sweet to die for one's country. The innovations of technology simply yield new ways for humanity to destroy other humans, based on arbitrary national groupings.…… [Read More]
"The beauty of social media is that everything is measurable; clicks, impressions, engagement, web traffic, blog views -- you name it," (Ockenden, 2012). As beautiful as all this raw data -- or counting metrics -- may be, such data is really only useful to businesses with clearly defined social media objectives and strategies. Moreover, too much information can be a detriment. The key is not to generate a massive amount of data but to use that information wisely, in accordance with business or marketing goals. Different types of social media metrics can extrapolate raw data into forms and figures that can be incredibly useful to organizations, their managers, and their stakeholders. "A practical first step for a social media manager involves developing trackable, relevant, and actionable metrics that align with an organization's business priorities," ("Social Measurement Best Practices," 2012).
Bartholemew (2012) outlines three sources of social media metrics. These…… [Read More]
Management was forced into ad hoc solutions because of its inability to model different demand and supply conditions in advance and develop appropriate contingency plans. The pace of gathering and processing data was simply too slow for such an intense period.
The S&OP software represented a marked improvement in supply chain management for Sunsweet. The company was able to even out its production over the course of the year (it is not explained how this works with a perishable product). Sales forecasts were improved. Production was developed over the long run, allowing it to reduce the number of seasonal workers it hired. The system delivered a return on investment of 15-20%. Moreover, management was able to handle its planning, scheduling and analysis tasks in a much shorter time frame -- hours instead of days -- with the new software, freeing up managerial time to perform other tasks, and improve…… [Read More]
Another problem with e-mail is it can actually impact how we feel about ourselves and our importance in the world. I'm truly disappointed on days when I connect to my e-mail and don't have any messages from friends. I may know that Eddie Bauer is having a sale, but that isn't meaningful communication. Psychologically, when friends don't communicate, we feel a little down (Leonard 242). I suppose this isn't any different than not receiving a letter from someone, but we like the instant gratification now of an e-mail or im.
I think one of the most fascinating ways that people are coming together today is through online gaming. These virtual worlds encourage people to create characters and act out a role doing all sorts of things. Many find it entertaining, but it really is detrimental to relationships because people create avatars (characters) nothing like themselves, sometimes not even the same…… [Read More]
According to the Technology/Education Curriculum Guide, published by the New Hampshire Department of Education in 2008, technology "is an activity that involves the generation of knowledge and processes to develop systems that solve problems and extend human capabilities." Therefore, all citizens, especially young persons, "need to become technologically literate in order to be productive users of technology" and will thus become "better able to understand the world in which they live and to be more prepared for the future"
NHEA, Internet). Certainly, these statements might induce some students to forget about obtaining a higher education and focus instead on increasing their computer literacy and knowledge on their own rather than paying tuition at a local college or university for the same information.
Also, this guide offers a number of reasons why technology is so important for today's students. For example, technology education will encourage "those habits of mind necessary to…… [Read More]
The proliferation of Web 2.0 applications and their growth are defined more by communication patterns than adherence to taxonomies and architectures, and this is evident in the growth of social networking sites (N) including Facebook, Mypace, LinkedIn and many others. These sites, while popular from socializing standpoint, also provide an excellent point of reference regarding how powerful online collaborative platforms can be as potential learning tools, and this is one of the dominant trends in the use of technology for teaching and learning today.
Figure 1 is the map O'Reilly and Battelle created showing how both market and user dynamics are defining social networking (O'Reilly, 2005. et.al.), and there is ample theoretical and empirical evidence of how Web 2.0 technologies can be highly effective in meeting the unmet needs of students and teachers alike (Zhang, Olfman, Ractham, 2007). The use of Web 2.0 technologies as a more collaborative platform than…… [Read More]
Technology and the Learner-Centered Learning Environment
One of the primary goals of teachers and educators is ensuring that student learning is successful. The educational system within the United States is constantly being evaluated and re-evaluated to determine what technologies and programs are best suited to enhance student achievement. In modern times technology has become synonymous with progress, change, and advancement and learning. It has become a staple in the lives of every day citizens, in classrooms and in corporations.
Technology can impact the classroom in positive ways by helping educators and teachers in creating a team oriented learning community where participants are encouraged to explore the world by capitalizing on their own unique skills, abilities and interests. Technology can also help educators and teachers assess student's learning capability, learning style and knowledge frame of reference, all critical elements of a learner-centered classroom environment. The ways that technology facilitates the learner-centered…… [Read More]
Technology implementation is the introduction of new technologies to either an existing organization, or to a larger community, such as a type of business. In this essay, I will define technology implementation, and discuss some specific scenarios where technology implementation can occur. I will then discuss some problems with the definition of technology itself, and go on to outline the processes required to implement technology to organizations, and the greater community. Further, I will finish this essay by discussing the potential problems that may be encountered during technology implementation.
In practice, technology implementation refers to the introduction of new technologies to either an existing organization, or to a larger community, such as a type of business. Technology implementation can refer to the process a school would undergo in order to introduce computers into the classroom. Further, technology implementation can refer to the process required to introduce a new technology to…… [Read More]
Prior to launching into an assignment to create a Technology Assessment Committee, it is prudent to offer an in-depth description of a TAC, and the need therein.
Introduction to Technology Assessment in Hospitals
Technology Assessment Committee should be "incorporated into the strategic management of a hospital," according to Uphoff & Krane, and perhaps that is an understatement. Why? For two critical reasons: 1) Given the pivotal need for constant upgrading of technologies which hospitals rely upon for the delivery of maximum health care to patients, and the fact that financial resources are scarce in many hospitals, a TAC is vital; and 2) Given the fact that stress and burnout are being reported as widespread among health care professionals - and that there are key decisions to be made as to whether to spend money to bring in new technology or spend money to upgrade working conditions and pay…… [Read More]
If Americans continue to live as if technology is the most important thing, then there will be no technology and no improved quality of life for future generations. The scientist esselman underlines Nainoa's words with statistics, that current data on global warming suggests that the earth's increasing overall temperatures have exceeded normal expectations of variation in climate fluctuation (216). "The warming [trend] since 1957" when careful records began to be kept by scientists, "has been remarkably uniform over the east-west extent of the northern Atlantic" (217). In Africa, the glaciers on Mount Kenya have already shrunk by forty percent since 1963 (216).
These are all measurable statistics and facts. Deprived of science as a result of scientific so-called progress, Nainoa has the wisdom of a shaman, not a scientist, but the emotional impact he has upon esselman is profound. Nainoa is wise, even in a world lacking in science, perhaps…… [Read More]
Technology from French Revolution to U.S. Civil ar
Attention Sentence: Only about sixty to seventy years passed from the French Revolution in the late 1700's and the United States Civil ar in the 1860's. However, the technology and methodologies that were used during the two conflicts were quite different despite only three generations passing in between
Given the necessity for bigger and better technology, the advent of the Industrial Revolution and other factors, there was a mind-blowing amount of technology progress in the United States from 1790 to 1861 and the upgrades and updates run the gamut in terms of sources, benefits and reach.
Major Points Supporting Thesis: There was a paradigm shift in terms of technology from the late 1700's to the mid-1800's. Everything improved greatly including transportation, weaponry, transportation, energy and other things.
Major Point One - Battle from Sea
a. There were a number of major changes…… [Read More]