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Fitbit’s Approach to Agile

Introduction             Fitbit, a popular wearable fitness tracker brand, has embraced agile throughout its lifespan in order to bring fitness technology to consumers in order to improve their health with innovative and competitively-products (McNew, 2018).  At the top of its market, Fitbit creates purpose-built hardware and advanced software to deliver technologies like GPS, heart rateContinue reading Fitbit’s Approach to Agile

Danone’s Disruptive Technology

Introduction to Danone as a Disruptive Company             Danone is a food and water company with sustainability, regenerative agriculture, and human health as core values.  They are a B Corp (Danone North America – Certified B Corporation – B Lab Global, n.d.), and they are dedicated to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.  Danonewas ableContinue reading “Danone’s Disruptive Technology”

IoT and Big Data in Cybersecurity

IoT in Cybersecurity             In cybersecurity, operational technology (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) devices create a risky threat surface to manage.  Companies often have thousands of IoT devices, from thermostats and HVAC units to lighting controls.  Each of these devices is accessible via the network.  They are often unpatched or unpatchable and may containContinue reading “IoT and Big Data in Cybersecurity”

Globalization, Nielsen’s Digital Divide, and Information Systems Ethics

                Accelerated globalization is powered by information technology through advances in communication.  The Internet, beginning in the 1970s and expanding through the World Wide Web in the 1990s, has now grown to drive social networks and e-commerce (Bourgois et al., 2019, p.234) across over 5 billion international users (Digital Around the World, 2022).  By enablingContinue reading “Globalization, Nielsen’s Digital Divide, and Information Systems Ethics”

Agile, Waterfall, and SDLC

                As an Agile fan, specifically interested in Lean, Six Sigma, Scrum, and DevOps, I find it interesting to observe all of the different methodologies that they are interconnected (Okoro, 2016), built upon the Agile Manifesto, supporting the same principles and customer focus (Beck et al., 2001). Agility is the ability to change and reactContinue reading “Agile, Waterfall, and SDLC”

Business Process Reengineering & Business Process Management

                Business Process Reengineering (BPR) is completely redesigning business processes in order to create drastic improvements in productivity, speed, and quality.  It is not improving existing processes, but throwing them out and starting from a blank slate, redesigning cross-functional teams and using technology to improve decision making (Rigby, 2017, p.20).                 Business Process Improvement (BPI)Continue reading “Business Process Reengineering & Business Process Management”

Information and Competitive Advantage

                The resource-based view of competitive advantage is the concept that a company keeps sustainable competitive advantage by controlling exploitable resources that are valuable, rare, hard to imitate, and have no substitute.  All four of these characteristics are required to have a resource-based competitive advantage (Information systems: A manager’s guide to harnessing technology, 2015, p.25). Continue reading “Information and Competitive Advantage”

Data Explosion: Big Data Drives Data Growth

                Data explosion refers to rapid growth of data, mainly due to growing use of the Internet and increasing collection and retention of data.  This data explosion is the large amount of data that is being rapidly generated (by sensors, logs, applications, images, videos, documents, etc.) and stored in computer systems (Zhu et al, 2009). Continue reading “Data Explosion: Big Data Drives Data Growth”

Data vs. Information vs. Knowledge

                For reference and analysis, data is facts and statistics that have been collected.  Data may be less useful and less contextual than information.  Information is often the result of analysis, correlation, and enrichment of data (Shen, 2020).  From a computational point of view, data is symbols, characters, numbers, attributes, or values (Computer Hope, 2021)Continue reading “Data vs. Information vs. Knowledge”

Moore’s Law: Giving Velocity to Sustainability

                Moore’s Law, by Intel founder Gordon Moore in 1965, says that the number of transistors in a microprocessor doubles every year, which is generalized into the processing power doubling every two years for the same price (Bourgois et al., 2019, p.27-28).  Although Moore’s Law was held true for 40 years (Bourgois et al., 2019,Continue reading “Moore’s Law: Giving Velocity to Sustainability”

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