Cloud Servicing: What’s all the fluff about?

Cloud Servicing: What’s all the fluff about?

A briefing for a large retailer considering cloud services. Perhaps the biggest buzzword regarding business over the Internet today is Cloud. In basic terms, the cloud can be defined as, “any of several, often proprietary, parts of the Internet that allow online processing and storage of documents and data as well as electronic access to software and other resources” (Dictionary.com, 2016). The concept of the cloud has been around for years, but has gained popularity in the last seven years…

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What I learned from Accenture Challenge 2016

What I learned from Accenture Challenge 2016

Yesterday was the Accenture Challenge at CICS, and my first experience at consulting. There are many things that I learned from this venture, but I will highlight three. 1. How important it is to work as a team. Our team members had a lot of great ideas and I gained insight from every team member. As a consultant, you will be spending hours and hours with your colleagues and it’s important to both listen and build upon each other’s creativity…

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Human Communication: Identifying the Patterns and Stripes

Human Communication: Identifying the Patterns and Stripes

1.0    Abstract   Human Communication is the foundation for many theories and can be defined an infinite number of ways. Human originates from the Old French word humain, which means, “of or belonging to man” (Online Etymology Dictionary, 2016). The American Heritage Dictionary defines communication as, “the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information” (Berube and Jost, 1993, p. 282). I connect the two words to form my own definition of human communication: “Human Communication is the sharing of information, verbally, or…

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Scientific Plagiarism: Fairness vs. Honesty

Scientific Plagiarism: Fairness vs. Honesty

Kenneth D. Pimple describes plagiarism as, “a way of stealing credit, of gaining credit where credit is not due, and credit, typically in the form of authorship, is the coin of the realm in science. An offense against scientists qua scientists is an offense against science, and in its way plagiarism is as deep an offense against scientists as falsification and fabrication are offenses against science” (as sited in Stemwedel, 2013, para. 4). Janet D. Stemwedel, a writer for Scientific…

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CICS, What is that?

CICS, What is that?

This is an open letter to my fellow colleagues embarking on this journey to become a Master of Science in Information and Communication Sciences. CICS. The Center for Information and Communication Sciences at Ball State University. If you asked me a year ago what CICS was, I would say, “I have no idea.” Now I am here, and if you ask me what something unfamiliar is now, I would say, “I will research it.” That is just one of the…

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