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What it takes to become a Leader

What it takes to become a Leader

There are a ton of books and articles about leaders and how to become a better leader. Many people think that leading is difficult and that they have never done it before. I would tell them that everyone is a leader and that they lead themselves every day. Rita Allen, a writer for HuffPost, discusses the top ten competencies for LEADERSHIP. After reading this article and hearing the competencies, I would have agree. In today’s market, understanding what leadership skills are…

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R&D Project Management Plan: Schedules

R&D Project Management Plan: Schedules

I am a part of OPiN Consulting. We have delivered a project management plan and schedule that is a part of the R&D Capstone Seminar at the Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS). This section, Comprehensive and Detailed Schedules, outlines tasks that needed to be complete for each part of our project. As you can see when you continue through the post, the schedules are broken down to help other individuals understand what we are doing.     5.0…

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Research and Development Special Focus

Research and Development Special Focus

During the month of May, R&D Magazine took a special focus on graphene, featuring potential applications, challenges and specific organizations dedicated to furthering the development of the material. In 2004, graphene was first isolated. Graphene is a one-atom thick, 2D crystal material extracted from graphite. The University of Manchester, founder of graphene, have over 250 researchers working on graphene for over 70 industry partners, including Rolls-Royce, Samsung, and Sharp. There is a article called “What’s Next for Graphene R&D” that highlights reports…

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Technology Leadership Programs

Technology Leadership Programs

Several companies within the technology industry have invested in programs to help individuals of their respective company grow. One company in particular that does this is Citi. Citi offers a two-year program called Technology Leadership Program that is designed to harness and develop the leadership potential of its participants. Another company that has an extensive leadership program is called Becton, Dickinson and Company. The Technology Leadership Development Program consists of three successively more challenging assignments that can span multiple businesses and/or locations…

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ICS 698: Introduction

ICS 698: Introduction

Hello All! My name is Randall Hiser and I currently live in Muncie, Indiana. I am pursuing a Master degree in Information and Communication Sciences. My time in Muncie has allowed me the opportunity to meet my wife: Kailey. She recently graduated from Law School and will be taking the bar in July. Starting this summer, I will be a Software Engineer with Ontario Systems. My main role responsibility will be to write IVR and V-XML code. In 2016, I…

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Information Renaissance

Information Renaissance

What comes to mind when you hear “Information Renaissance”. Well, let’s break it down. Renaissance, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary, is the rebirth or revival of something. Information is, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary, is the communication or reception of knowledge or intelligence. So, in this instance, “Information Renaissance” refers to the rebirth of revival of communication. There are several ways that information has transformed our society. When you make that information easier to access, things become interesting.   Let’s look at…

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What Makes Humans, Human?

What Makes Humans, Human?

Abstract Human communication is currently in app aspects of human life. Drawing on textbooks and a best-selling book, as-well-as other documentary sources, my theory of communication examines the nature of current efforts and the state of communication in today’s society. This review indicates that a collaboration of professional theories can help determine the importance of human communication throughout the world. This paper encourages the acceptance of newer methods, as-well-as traditional methods, to help different cultures understand multiple ways to effectively…

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Plagiarism in the Work of a Scientist

Plagiarism in the Work of a Scientist

Plagiarism… it’s a topic that every professional scientist hears about. There are several definitions of what it means to plagiarize. For example, the English Oxford Dictionary says that to plagiarize is to “take (the work or an idea of someone else) and pass is off as one’s own”. Merriam-Webster dictionary states that if you use someone’s work without crediting the source, that is plagiarizing.   In years past, the process for checking for plagiarism was tough. Now, there are resources…

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Pluses and Minuses of Cloud Computing

Pluses and Minuses of Cloud Computing

Here, is a professional paper I have written on the topic of Cloud Computing. This is work that I have worked on while at the Center for Information and Communication Sciences at Ball State University. To view PDF version, use this link: Cloud Computing   What is the Cloud In the realm of technology, cloud computing represents a large abundance of computers and servers that are accessible through the internet.  In his Book, Cloud Computing, Michael Millers States that “Cloud Computing…

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Innovations of Drones

Innovations of Drones

The commercial use of drones is becoming more popular. This paper that I wrote at the Center for Information and Communication Sciences, gives some real world examples of commercial uses of drones.   To view PDF version, use this link: Drone Innovations   Introduction One of the “hot new areas” in tech applications is the development and practical use of drones beyond the military for commercial purposes. Some uses of drone technology have evolved into industries such as healthcare and education. This…

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