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Month: November 2016

Upholding Values for the Greater Good

Upholding Values for the Greater Good

Ball State’s Center for Information and Communication Sciences graduate program is one of the leading programs in its field. The program’s professors offer diverse backgrounds that span across numerous professions. The mission of the program is to provide leadership at the intersection of business and technology through Education, Research, and Experience.  The Center also holds their four core values to the highest degree – these values include; creativity, integrity, communication, and service. Looking at these core values from a sociological perspective…

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Internet of Things – The Future of Tomorrow Today

Internet of Things – The Future of Tomorrow Today

Defining the Internet of Things Mere months after the turn of the century Sharp Electronics produced the J-SH04 – the first camera phone (Hill, 2013). Consumers marveled at its ability to capture and send photos. Companies followed Sharp’s lead, and the evolution of the modern day cellphone began. This sense of connectivity gave consumers an experience they had only witnessed on television shows, such as The Jetsons. The consumers’ need to be connected grew, leading to the creation of the…

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These Are The Drones You’re Looking For

These Are The Drones You’re Looking For

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, also known as drones, are often seen as exclusive military technology. While the military utilizes this technology, there are many other potential applications that can be made possible by drones in the future.  Below are seven emerging drone applications are discussed. Applications include; recreational use, parcel delivery, sports science, search and rescue, wildlife monitoring, law enforcement, and farming. An overview containing the promise of the application is provided, along with possible issues that may emerge with the…

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Gutenberg’s Footprint

Gutenberg’s Footprint

In Old French the word renaissance literally means “rebirth,” and was once referred to as the “revival of learning” (Online Etymology Dictionary, 2016). When the word renaissance is brought up it is inherent to think of the European Renaissance. This cultural movement took place from the 14th to the 17th century, and linked the Middle Ages to the early Modern Age. While this period had a magnificent impact on the history of humanity, it is important to realize that we…

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Plagiarism – Not Even Once

Plagiarism – Not Even Once

In the fifth grade my teacher took us on a field trip to the local library. The reasoning for the trip was to help us prepare for the papers to come in middle school and beyond. The librarian showed us how to do proper research using databases, how to create a bibliography, and ended the presentation discussing plagiarism. The presentation went from fun and informative to downright scary. The librarian discussed the ramifications of plagiarism in such a way that…

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Adopting the Cloud

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Adopting the Cloud

According to techopedia.com, cloud storage is a virtual computing model in which data is stored on remote servers accessed from the Internet, or “cloud.” It is maintained, operated and managed by a cloud storage service provider on storage servers that are built on virtualization techniques (What Does Cloud Storage Mean, 2016). Cloud storage provides many advantages to a businesses, but it is crucial to take into consideration any potential problems the cloud may bring. I will first explain the benefits…

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