Wikipedia Entry – Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)

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Description:  Wikipedia definition of RFID.  Task students to come up with examples with which they come into contact daily or routinely. Discusses advantages & disadvantages of its use. Source: Wikipedia     Date: 12/3/2010 Link: Discussion Questions: 1. What are the benefits to the consumer of RFID usage? 2. Define RFID & give examples. 3…. Read more »

Wikipedia Entry – Pervasive Computing

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Description: Definition of pervasive computing is foundational to understanding and application in a business context and is the basis for discussion.  It is technology in which information processing has been thoroughly integrated into everyday objects and activities. In the course of ordinary activities, someone “using” ubiquitous computing engages many computational devices and systems simultaneously, and may… Read more »

Wikipedia Entry – Location Based Services (LBS)

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Description: Discusses how GPS technologies differ from LBS.  Identifies the five key concepts of L-commerce: location, navigation, tracking, mapping & timing. Source: Wikipedia Date: 11/25/2010   Link: Discussion Questions: 1. What is L-commerce? 2. Servers that manage location information sent from position determining equipment: a. MPC b. PDE c. location based technology d. location specific content 3…. Read more »

Wikipedia Entry – Supply Chain Management

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          Description: Link to Wikipedia for SCM definition & clarification.  Discuss how SCM can be a competitive advantage for organizations when used most effectively.  What is the main goal of SCM?  To reduce uncertainty, variability, & risks; to increase control in the supply chain to improve inventory levels, cycle time, business processes &… Read more »

Wikipedia Entry – Knowledge Management Systems

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          Description:  Link to Wikipedia for Knowledge Management definition & clarification.  What are the pros & cons associated with implementing KM systems?  What recommendations do you have for management to increase KM implementation success?  Employees must be given incentive for their knowledge to participate in KM.  KM systems will break down… Read more »

Wikipedia Entry – Business Analytics

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Description: Definitions, and the understanding of their meaning, are foundational to building a knowledge base.  The definition of “business analytics” is from Wikipedia and is presented for discussion as we begin to study this topic.  Business analytics is defined in this source as the extensive use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, explanatory and predictive modeling,… Read more »