Top 10 Internet Blunders

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Discussion:  This article lists and summarizes what it considers the “Top 10 Internet Blunders”.  The list includes seemingly trivial blunders, like not including “//” after “http://” in the design of internet addresses, to a Cornell student designing the Internet’s first “worm” virus.  Some of the screw-ups are comical, like the BBC mistaking a cab driver for… Read more »

YouTube Video – Use Social Networking for Market Research

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Description: 3:18 minutes. Video about the advantages of using social networks to gather market data in substantially less expensive, more traditional methods such as surveys, interviews, etc. The Gen Y population of consumers is projected to be much bigger than even the Baby Boomers and the social networks is a major source of communication. Source: YouTube… Read more »

YouTube Video – Virtualization: What’s the Big Deal?

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Description: 10:12 minutes.  YouTube video with Dell CTO to talk about virtualization.  This is the opportunity to discuss how virtualization can increase the flexibility of IT assets, allowing companies to consolidate IT infrastructure, reduce maintenance and administrative costs, and prepare for strategic IT initiatives such as grid computing, utility computing, and service oriented architecture.  Virtualization separates… Read more »

YouTube Video – Storage Virtualization

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Description: 1:56 minutes.  YouTube video about the creation of an homogenous storage facility virtually, called storage virtualization.  Allows for real time distribution of resources where they are needed and when.  Source: YouTube Video Date: 11/1/2007 Link: Discussion Questions: What is storage virtualization?  Why is it practical and cost effective?

YouTube Video – What is Server Virtulization?

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Description: 2:35 minutes. YouTube video demo of virtual servers that are used efficiently instead of physical servers. Source: YouTube Video Date: 3/15/2007 Link: Discussion Questions: What is server virtualization?

YouTube Video – What is a Wiki?

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Description: 2:34 minutes. Link to YouTube video describing wikis and use in business.  This is an opportunity to discuss pros & cons for business usage.  A wiki is a server software that allows users to freely create & edit Web page content. Wikis support hyperlinks & have simple text syntax for creating new pages & crosslinks between… Read more »

YouTube Video – Wikis in Plain English

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Description: 3: 52 minutes. Wikis support hyperlinks and have simple text syntax for creating new pages and crosslinks between internal pages.  Discuss implications to business.  Wikis are productivity enhancers due to simplicity and universality of use and application. Source:, YouTube Video Date: 5/29/2007 Link: Discussion Questions: How are wikis productivity enhancers?

YouTube Video – Computer Security 101

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Description: 11:03 minutes. YouTube video about importance of IT to criminal investigations.  Basic best practices, security 101. Source: YouTube Date: 1/1/2007 Link: Discussion Questions: How can IT facilitate forensics investigations?

YouTube Video – How Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) Works

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Description: 2:31 minutes. YouTube video on topic of how RFID works.  Link is to YouTube video that gives visual examples of RFID applications & uses. Source: CBN, YouTube Video Date: 1/1/2007 Link: Discussion Questions: 1. How can RFID help supply chain management? 2. Supply chains driven by customer demand: a. traditional supply chains b. demand driven… Read more »