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I don’t understand this Communications question and need help to study.

As 21st century global citizens, we live in a world that is filled with complex communication challenges. An understanding of how communication works can help us devise solutions to today’s pressing problems. For this assignment, you will compose a 3-4-page essay that critically examines your own communication skills and practices.

After a brief introduction, choose and describe one communication event from your own life that challenged your ability to relate or communicate well with a person or people outside of your immediate or chosen family (e.g., best friends, partners, etc.). A communication event is a contained unit of communication (e.g., a meeting at work or school, a phone call with a friend or boss, a public event, a conversation with an advisor, friend, or colleague, etc.).

Next, analyze the event by using concepts we have learned in Modules 1-5 of this course. In your analysis, you will define and apply at least three communication concepts from your textbook (hint: check the back of each chapter for a list of key terms).

Finally, in your conclusion, reflect on how you aim to improve your communication with others by offering a detailed description that includes strategies that you have learned in this course.

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I’m trying to learn for my Computer Science class and I’m stuck. Can you help?

DATA AND INFORMATION, DATABASE AND SQL

BACKGROUND

Your company, Virtual Help, recently received a report from a consultant recommending several ideas for automating various aspects of your company’s operation. You reviewed the report and you are eager to go ahead. There are questions, however, that raise concerns and must be addressed. The consultant’s recommendations are:

  • Scanning resumes into a database
  • Coding the expertise of each candidate into the database to make searches easier
  • Automating the maintenance of the schedule
  • Making review of the schedule an automated procedure
  • Automatically sending the resume images from the database to your clients
  • A computerized accounting system to create invoices and record payments from clients. The accounting systems would also send direct deposits to the candidates personal bank account as payment for their work.

It seemed to you that “big data” was all over the place these days. TV commercials from IBM, Oracle and others mentioned it all the time. The commercials asked things like “Are you ready for big data?” or “Are you getting the most performance out of analytics?”. So what are, you wondered, “big data” and “analytics”? Should they matter to you? You called up a friend who had a business similar to yours and asked that question.

Her answer explained “big data” as data about your competitors, business opportunities, finance and general business conditions. She described “analytics” as evaluation and analysis of all data. She further said you were behind if you were only thinking about standard relational databases. What she meant by the last comment was that standard relational databases are great for storing your business transactional data but do not add the value provided by big data.

ISSUES

You agreed that big data could be important and helpful. You knew that acquiring and analyzing big data would involve additional expense for new software that would also be required to blend big data with your own business generated data. You would probably also have to hire someone with the expertise to run the software and perform the analysis.

WHAT DO YOU DO

You see the value of having a “big picture”. Clearly your business could benefit from having access to data about competitors, business opportunities, finance and general business conditions.

Decide whether or not to move into the world of big data. Explain how you arrived at your decision.

case study

I don’t understand this Communications question and need help to study.

As 21st century global citizens, we live in a world that is filled with complex communication challenges. An understanding of how communication works can help us devise solutions to today’s pressing problems. For this assignment, you will compose a 3-4-page essay that critically examines your own communication skills and practices.

After a brief introduction, choose and describe one communication event from your own life that challenged your ability to relate or communicate well with a person or people outside of your immediate or chosen family (e.g., best friends, partners, etc.). A communication event is a contained unit of communication (e.g., a meeting at work or school, a phone call with a friend or boss, a public event, a conversation with an advisor, friend, or colleague, etc.).

Next, analyze the event by using concepts we have learned in Modules 1-5 of this course. In your analysis, you will define and apply at least three communication concepts from your textbook (hint: check the back of each chapter for a list of key terms).

Finally, in your conclusion, reflect on how you aim to improve your communication with others by offering a detailed description that includes strategies that you have learned in this course.