Critique of White Paper: The Evolution of Application Delivery; Kemp Application Delivery

Deployment of cloud based applications using (ADF) application delivery fabric. Facilitating the developing and implementation of agile systems.

WhitePaperKemp

White paper original can be found at:

https://www.computerworld.com.au/whitepaper/374090/the-evolution-of-application-delivery/?type=other&arg=0&location=read_more_box

Notes taken and a phone call to the supplier for additional research. Unfortunately, the Kemp Technical personnel has neglected to return my call as promised.

ADF Technology: HowTo see the detail: Right click on the Picture and Open in a New Tab to allow for zoom function 🙂

Critique of Journal Paper: Understanding the impact of social media usage among organizations.

Critique of a journal  – The authors have chosen a systematic approach to prove the advantages of social media usage for an organization.

Paper SocialMedia

Link to the applicable journal –

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0378720617307152?via%3Dihub

Knowledge Management (KM), Systems (KMS) and Projects (KMP) a 5min Video

Knowledge Management, Why is it so necessary for the continuing Survival of Service Companies? HowTo see the detail: Right click on the Picture and Open in a New Tab to allow for zoom function 🙂

One minute Reflection on Unit 2

Social Media

What are the most significant things I have learned during this session?

  1. Social media is used by millions of people in the world resulting in millions of posts by users.
  2. FaceBook as a number of user count could be the third largest country in the world after China and India.
  3. Internet 1.o hardly had any user content uploaded.
  4. This massive interaction of users in social media, growth in mobile device usage, posting and reposting of messages have led to what is termed Internet 2.0.
  5. Internet 3.o will be more intuitive. It will be based on user behaviour. Suggestions as well as assistance.  While listening to the lecture, Alexa from Google came to mind. Internet 3.0 does not yet have a finite definition.
  6. Businesses should become involved in social media, online retail does better than physical shops as users shop at any time ‘how, when and if they want to’.
  7. Businesses must have a social media strategy and perhaps software that monitors their social presence. Companies like Dell and Toyota have successful social media campaigns.
  8. Users do not rely on classic advertising and are able to bypass most adverts relying on peer reviews for proof of quality.
  9. The Internet is almost a right and due to the reduction in service provider charges, affordable and available to most first world country users. Unfortunately, lack of infrastructure in the rest of the world leaves more than half of the population without access to this very important resource.

What question(s) remain uppermost in my mind?

  1. What will the Internet 3.0 bring?
  2. What is the next leap in social media?

Is there anything I did not understand? No

Social Media: HowTo see the detail: Right click on the Picture and Open in a New Tab to allow for zoom function 🙂

Reflection on Unit 1 – Lecture 1

Reflection on Unit 1 – Lecture 1
What is Information Systems?

What are the most significant things I have learned during this session?

(Kreps, 2016) explains the following:
Data is captured in various ways, using a keyboard or mouse. In its raw state as numbers and letters, data is useless and has no meaning.

To become information, data must go through a restructuring system of some kind to make it meaningful.

Information used in business decisions is important and often rare.
While information is important it must entered accurately, stored safely, maintained correctly, made available to authorized people and when no longer important, archived and then deleted.

Information in a business must be relevant, accurate, available in timely cycles, concise, yet with enough detail to assist in decision making and reduce confusion.

Information systems in academia were initially positivist (mathematical, quantitively) then with the social sciences influence on the discipline, it became interpretivist (qualitative, social) and lately, it is critical with tendencies towards ‘greener IT’.

Legal issues of privacy, intellectual property and data security. Business IT strategy must comply with the country in which the business is trading.

The speed at which Information Technology advances creates challenges for most businesses.

Examples of new technologies which are or will disrupt businesses in the future. Mobile computing, Big Data, Artificial intelligence, Internet of things, Cloud computing, Platform as a service, Infrastructure as a service and Software as a service, E-commerce.

What question(s) remain uppermost in my mind?
What does the business process model represent?
Differences between information systems and information technology?

Is there anything I did not understand?
Pragmatic processes versus rigorous paradigms.

References:
Kreps, D. (2016). Information Systems (February 2019) Lectures. Retrieved from https://campus.college.ch/courses/syllabus/2918

What is IS? HowTo see the detail: Right click on the Picture and Open in a New Tab to allow for zoom function 🙂

Reflection on Unit 1 – Lecture 2

Reflection on Unit 1 – Lecture 2
How System theory has evolved through history.
What are the most significant things I have learned in this session?
(Kreps, 2016) explains the following:
At the beginning of system theory, animals/ humans/ nature and machines were all considered self-balancing systems. More recently the observer (the person documenting the system) has had an influence on all systems other than machines.
Machines can still be manufactured to be self-balancing.
Apartheid was considered a self-balancing system for race.
A system (person) in equilibrium was considered to be healthy whereas a system (person) out of equilibrium was considered to be ill.
First order cybernetics is mathematical (positivism).
Second order cybernetics is qualitative (interpretive).
What question(s) remain uppermost in my mind?
The historical order of things and the people associated with each step in the historical system progress.
How the second world war, before and after influenced system theory.
Is there anything I did not understand.
Hard system theory, soft system theory and complex theory.
References:
Kreps, D. (2016). Information Systems (February 2019) Lectures. Retrieved from https://campus.college.ch/courses/syllabus/2918

System Thinking: HowTo see the detail: Right click on the Picture and Open in a New Tab to allow for zoom function 🙂