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Month: May 2017

SpongeBob TechPants: Bringing IT R&D to Entertainment

SpongeBob TechPants: Bringing IT R&D to Entertainment

Technology is increasingly rising to the forefront of every aspect of our lives. This is evidenced even in entertainment. Earlier this month, Nickelodeon launched the Nickelodeon Entertainment Lab. “The Nickelodeon Entertainment Lab will spearhead long-range research and development efforts around new technologies for Nick and its audience, including real-time rendering, virtual cinema, virtual reality, augmented and mixed reality and artificial intelligence. The lab will focus on building prototypes to test new ideas, collaborating on innovation with creators, and shaping strategy…

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Taking a Bite of the Apple: R&D Spending

Taking a Bite of the Apple: R&D Spending

Companies have numerous areas in which to allocate funds in their budgets. As we progress technologically, companies have had to invest more and more in research and development (R&D). There is nowhere this is more vital than the tech industry. When thinking of the tech industry, Apple is likely the first company to come to mind. So, naturally one would think they must spend the most money of any on R&D. However in 2014 there were 5 companies that each…

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ICS 698: Introduction

ICS 698: Introduction

Hello class, My name is John Vellenga and I’m currently working on my Master of Science Degree in the Center for Information and Communication Sciences at Ball State University. I will be graduating in July of this year. I have yet to secure a position for after graduation but I am seeking something in the area of Business Analyst, Project Manager, or Consultant. My undergraduate degree was obtained from Ball State University as well. Here I majored in photojournalism with…

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