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Being the best project manager that you can be

Being the best project manager that you can be

There is a point in everyone’s professional life when they have so much going on that they just don’t know what to do or where to begin. This is what project managers feel like most of the time, but what they do with what’s being thrown at them makes them stand out from everyone else. Time management skills and being able to multi-task are crucial in this line of work. Reading an article called “High anxiety: Managing projects with your…

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OPiN Project Plan

OPiN Project Plan

In ICS 698, our team was tasked with creating new content and fresh design for the CICS website. We named our company OPiN, which is a mash-up of the two words “open innovation”. At OPiN we value creative thinking and innovation, because without it we would be at a stand-still in our society. Every week we are required to complete a project report that details where we are and where we expect to be with our project in the coming…

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The Cure for the Screen Cracking Epidemic

The Cure for the Screen Cracking Epidemic

If you are like me, you keep a sturdy and durable case on your phone at all times because the fear of cracking or shattering your phone screen is too great, and it is usually too expensive to fix. But fear no more, a new “miracle material” is coming out and being tested and used with new smartphones. This miracle material “has similar physical properties to Silicon but it has improved chemical stability, lightness and flexibility, which could potentially be…

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Why do we need R&D?

Why do we need R&D?

Research and Development, often times referred to as “R&D”, is essential in the world of business today. R&D refers to the efforts into developing, improving, or modifying products or services to further the growth of a company. Research and Development require constant innovation in order to stay on top of current trends. Although R&D can get pretty expensive, it is crucial in surviving the harsh world today. The Harvard Business Review thinks that companies are fast to get rid of R&D departments…

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ICS 698 Introduction

ICS 698 Introduction

Hi everyone! My name is Morgan Byasee. I currently live in Avon, Indiana, which is about an 1.5 hours from Muncie. I completed my undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science at Ball State University, which led me to the Center for Information and Communication Sciences. My career goals include something to do with the information security field, as my current internship deals with Vulnerability Management in Information Technologies. My expected graduation date is next summer, May 2018. I…

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The Internet of Things: what is all the buzz about?

The Internet of Things: what is all the buzz about?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming more prevalent and talked about as more companies invent common household appliances with the internet built into them. There are so many products that now have the capability to be controlled from your smart phone or computer. A few examples – turning your heat on from your phone before you get home so you can come home to a warm house, turning the lights on in your house before you arrive, checking your…

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The web 2.0 takeover

The web 2.0 takeover

Web 2.0 and “user generated content” have been the hottest buzzwords that have been floating around for the last few years. But what is web 2.0? And what does “user generated content” mean? Web 2.0 is switch from merely only being able to view a webpage rather than participate or interact with it. A third of web 2.0 consists of social media platforms. Social media has really helped guide web 2.0 into what it is now, with Myspace essentially starting off…

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The Era of Information at our Fingertips

The Era of Information at our Fingertips

Since the beginning days of the Internet in the 1970’s, we have been able to communicate at an intensity and level that we have never seen before. Information and communication are constantly at our fingertips for us to grasp and do what we want with it. Before the internet, obtaining the information that you need could have taken hours or days to find. If you were doing research, you would have to use actual books from the actual library (scary, I know)….

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Plagiarism in the life of a scientist

Plagiarism in the life of a scientist

Copying someone else’s work and claiming it as your own is a very fast way to discredit yourself as a professional. Plagiarism is commonly defined as stealing an idea and making it your own, or not giving credit where credit is due. The sad things is that at least 36% of undergraduates in the United States have admitted to plagiarizing, according to plagiarism.org, and 59% of high school students admitted to cheating on a test at least once. In order to…

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Exploring the Theories of Human Communication

Exploring the Theories of Human Communication

Humans have maintained contact and communication with each other for thousands of years on Earth. Our methods of communications with each other have included using languages, drawings, sounds, and even sign language. Everything on this planet has its own method of communication. Whether is be animals, technology, or humans, there is an understanding on how to go about communicating with each other. Communication is a dynamic topic, because it is going to constantly evolve as time goes on. The lack…

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