Plagiarism in the Life of a Professional

Plagiarism in the professional world as a scientist is not taken lightly.  Everything that a scientist does ends in a report of some kind.  How authentic would a scientist be if it was known that the scientist plagiarized his/her work and then submitted it for the whole world to see? It would be terrible and could potentially ruin the reputation of the scientist as well as the outlet in which the report was sent out.  This is why plagiarism has to be taken very seriously in the professional world.

There are many motives for a professional to plagiarize all of them are completely unethical and can never be justified fully.  The most common reason for plagiarizing is the conveniency.  People think that they are clever enough to be able to get away with plagiarism and can fool people who read their material.  They either do not want to spend them time fully researching a topic or do not care enough to do the research; so what is the next best thing? Plagiarism.  They steal other people’s work and post it as their own.  Most people do get caught when they attempt to plagiarize someone else’s work.

In today’s world there are a ton of different ways to scan an article and determine if it was plagiarized or not.  This is how most academic establishments find out who the plagiarizers are. As technology progresses more and more, plagiarism will become less of an issue. Professionals will see that needs to be authentic because if its not it will be found out and repercussions will be had.

Business Collaboration using Web 2.0

Web 2.0 started with Instant Messaging (IM), the ability to send messages to people from a computer, much similar to texting between phones.  This technology has been out for more than 20 years and jump started web 2.0 in the process.  Being able to dynamically chat with whoever they wanted was a capability that everyone wanted and used, and now it is used in businesses today. Businesses are now starting to use collaboration software in their business environments now whether it is a laptop, a computer, or a phone giving them the ability to collaborate in ways that were not possible 20 years ago.

Programs like Salesforce, Sharepoint, and Office 365 are used by enterprises today to enhance productivity and collaboration between employees.  One of the main functions of these programs is IM.  IM is the more simple version to email.  Sending another employee a message about a project or a meeting can help increase productivity because the conversation can flow more naturally than through email.

Another good thing about collaboration software is the ability to easily talk between employees and share files with people.  Before these programs existed businesses would rely on file servers and email to send data to each other and to talk amongst themselves.  Now however, these collaboration softwares allow users to talk instantly with each other all on a single platform.  Having all of these service packaged into one product has allowed businesses to increase productivity extremely.

Overall business is always changing and the best ways of doing things is constantly evolving.  Business collaboration is one of those ever changing concepts. Having an efficient and effective business helps the business produce better outputs and in the end makes the business more money.

Sharepoint: https://products.office.com/en-us/sharepoint/collaboration

Salesforce: https://www.salesforce.com/products/sales-cloud/features/sales-collaboration-software/

Office 365: https://products.office.com/en-us/business/explore-office-365-for-business

CICS Elevator Speech

CICS, Center for Information and Communication Sciences, is an accelerated graduate program attempting to bridge business and technology in the workplace.  Students come from all parts of the world in order to join this program; 95%+ of graduates have a job by the time they leave the program, an amazing feat that other programs are not able to conquer.  Many of its candidates go and work for fortune 1000 companies such as IBM, ATT, Accenture, Cisco, and many others.  CICS has a formula that no other program like it can seem to copy, thus the outstanding success.  There are three key components to this formula are our Social Learning Program (SSLP), the variety of the teachers, and the biggest component; the alumni.

The first component is the Social Learning Program, this is a program that all CICS candidates are encouraged to be apart of.  This program is a way for students and faculty to actually get to know each other outside of work and school.  Faculty members often hold “socials” on weekends or evenings and invite CICS students to come out and socialize and build those ever important social networks.

The second component is the variety of the faculty; this is a hard component to describe but a student that has been through the program or is going through the program will be able to see this right away.  Faculty are from all walks of life and each has a different skill set compared to the other.  This combination molds CICS students perfectly giving them the ability to thrive after the program.

Finally the last component that makes CICS so great is its alumni base.  The alumni are very supportive of the program more so than any other program I’ve ever seen.  The alumni giving support to the center mostly through their time but also giving money occasionally allows CICS students the ability to see the outside workplace without being in it yet.

CICS is a 11 month intense graduate program merging business and technology together.  This program will be the most intensive thing a student has ever done it their life.  This is not a warning message saying not go through the program but a reminder that this program will test you but also give you some of the best friends of your life and the best jump start to your career.

Ball State CICS: http://cms.bsu.edu/academics/collegesanddepartments/cics