Big Data

The term “Big Data” is relatively new and is growing swiftly and exponentially. Big Data entails tracking and storing your customers’ individual preferences (click-throughs, likes/dislikes, purchases, wish list items, etc.) in a database, and then calculating and analysing all of this information using proprietary algorithms to learn and generate smart assumptions and suggestions in order to tailor…

Social Age

Following the rise of the Internet and contained within the relatively new Information Age, the Social Age encompasses all aspects of social media and how it influences individuals, society and business. The Internet enables a level playing field for all businesses, with world-wide reach. Likewise, Social Media enables increased customer participation, engagement, and expectations, demanding new levels of business…

should everyone become a programmer?

In my recent Management Information Systems class at the University of Lethbridge, we were required to respond to semi-weekly blog topics. One of the forum threads began by introducing an article called “Computers Are The Future, But Does Everyone Need To Code?” (NPR STAFF, 2014), which reinforces future importance of careers in “coding” and poses the…

" Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle. "George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

" Before victory, comes temptation. And the greater the victory to win, the greater the temptation to withstand. "An excerpt from The Dark Tower by Stephen King

posting negative reviews online

One thing the Internet has enabled is the ability for anyone to be able to post online reviews of anything “virtually” everywhere. In the current Social Age, this instantaneous feedback has required most businesses to become more responsible and accountable to their customers. The first thing I generally do when making a larger purchase is go…