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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

As a recent participant of a team, I thought it would be appropriate to write a bit about my experience as well as mention some things that I noticed. Working on a team can either be very satisfying, or end up going horribly wrong. I feel that it is up to the team as a whole to work cooperatively to achieve a common goal. I have to say, all of the members on my team were exceptional in my recent…

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Project Manager Must-Haves

Project Manager Must-Haves

In today’s fast-paced and highly tech-dependent society, organizations and executives often struggle to find successful and effective project managers. Sure, it is important for a project manager to be able to understand the scope of a project and be able to coordinate individuals while delegating tasks, but there is more to being successful at this job than many may think. A recent article posted by “TechRepublic” outlines six of the most important characteristics that executives look for when hiring project…

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5G R&D Gaining Momentum

5G R&D Gaining Momentum

The big hype in technology advancement lately pertains to the development of the 5G network. The new network will revolutionize information delivery, accessibility, and data processing speeds. I feel that it is important to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements of 5G seeing as it will play a vital role in our future and reform many of the ways in which we utilize the network today. A recent post by ITP.net, a Middle East technology & ICT news portal, sheds…

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The Art of Motivation

The Art of Motivation

Finding ways to motivate employees and encourage them to work hard has been a widely studied subject for many years. A recent publication in the South China Morning Post suggests that using a technique, coined as “respectful inquiry”, has highly effective results when it comes to motivating employees. The article is written from a leaders perspective and being someone who has both led and been led, I highly agree with much of the content presented. Respectful inquiry involves asking questions…

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A Game Changer: 5G

A Game Changer: 5G

For roughly the past 10 years, connection speeds to the internet for collaboration tools, research, development applications, mobile communications, social media and much more have been limited to the power and capacity of the 4G network. Recent developments and advancements in 5G technologies will soon revolutionize the ways in which we understand the limits and throughput data communications with information and communication technologies. With the expected launch of 5G to be sometime in early 2020, companies are ramping up their…

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Who is JLP?

Who is JLP?

Hello everyone, My name is Joseph Porcelli and I am a Masters Candidate at the Center for Information and Communication Sciences at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. I am currently in the home stretch of the rigorous program and will be moving to Indianapolis, Indiana once my degree is completed to join Eli Lilly as a Sr. IT Analyst on the Global Infrastructure Services team. I previously attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan where I studied telecommunications and…

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The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the ever-growing network of physical objects that feature an IP address for internet connectivity, and the communication that occurs between these objects and other Internet-enabled devices and systems (Stroud, n.d.). The concept of IoT deals with bringing devices on to the network that weren’t traditionally intended to be used as network devices. A recent study conducted by Business Insider suggests there will be 34 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020, up from 10 billion in…

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Web 2.0

Web 2.0

Web 2.0 is the current state of online technology as it compares to the early days of the Web, characterized by greater user interactivity and collaboration, more pervasive network connectivity and enhanced communication channels (Haughn, 2015). In other words, web 2.0 relates to the creation of user created and originated content. Social media is a prime example of this phenomena as well as videos that users post to YouTube. Web 2.0 is becoming a greater presence on the web as…

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Information Renaissance

Information Renaissance

Information is perhaps the one thing that individuals desire to acquire throughout their lifetime. The delivery of messages has been an evolutionary process since the creation of the semaphore flag system back in the 1800’s. Humans communicate, and in order for them to transmit information over distances, they must have a system to do so. The semaphore flag system was just the beginning of delivering information. Nowadays, individuals can access information easier than ever. With the creation of Google, Yahoo,…

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Plagiarism in the Work of a Scientist

Plagiarism in the Work of a Scientist

Plagiarism is an act that has the ability to drastically reduce the credibility of an individual, especially scientists. To plagiarize is to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own:  use (another’s production) without crediting the source (Merriam-Webster, n.d.). When scientists conduct research and then publish findings and other material, it is necessary for them to give credit where credit is due. If a publication or piece of work is original, then sourcing is not…

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