The novel Don't Care High was written by Gordan Korman. This novel, as well as other novels he wrote were based partly on his experiences in high school, where he says, "the only way to get through high school alive was by laughing". This novel relates to teenagers about high school and how their high school is different. Korman wrote his first novel at age 12, This Can't Be Happening at McDonald Hall. Korman graduated from New York University's Dramatic Writing Program. He now lives in New York City with his wife and children. <br><br>This novel is based in various High Schools in New York City. One of the main characters Paul, just moved to New York from Saskatoon, Alberta. This novel takes place in the mid 1980's. At this high school,
I do not agree with Carr when he states that organizations such as IBM and Microsoft recognize this trend and have position themselves as IT utilities companies as more companies replace customized application with generic ones. That the internet has increased the commoditization of IT by providing a perfect delivery channel for generic applications and more and more organization will obtain their IT requirement by purchasing fee-based web services
Harvard’s Professor of Business Administration, Shoshana Zuboff, has remarked, “Technology makes the world a new place.” This statement not only applies to our ever-changing technology, but also for older technology that was developed in the past. The Outcasts of Poker Flat is a short story that is set back in olden times when there was not much technology developed, or at least technology in the sense that we think of it today. Today, we categorize modern technology as smartphones, computers, the Internet, and other things that require electricity. However, in the times of The Outcasts of Poker Flat, the modern technology consisted of the telegraph, repeating rifle, and oil pipelines to transfer oil easily. There was such a meager amount
In Simon Young’s essay “Universities, Governments and Industry: Can the Essential Nature of Universities Survive the Drive to Commercialize?” Young implies many universities increase their focus on commercializing rather than focusing to increase a higher branch of learning for university students. Throughout the essay Young voices his concern for this issue through the use of statistics, concrete facts, research and by acknowledging the issue Young is able to inform his readers about the increase rate of commercialization from universities which he believes is a universities purpose. Young notes 40 years of his life were spent at Universities and this allows the gain of credibility. Young’s audience are members of psychiatry and
The years or labor and natural resources comes along helping the United states grow and develop and greatest economy in the world was missing one thing the inventions of technology. “In1849 the phone was invented By 1900 there were nearly 600,000 phones in Bell's telephone system; that number shot up to 2.2 million phones by 1905, and 5.8 million by
There are some benefits that comes with technology. It helps businesses get their work done on a quicker, larger scale and helps take out the guess work in calculations. However,
Any business or company that uses Information Technology (IT) for its operation and is leveraging it for gaining competitive advantage also needs to think about other aspects of the technology. Technical advancement and innovations alone are not sufficient to make any business attractive. IT definitely plays a huge role in the highly competitive business world now than before because of the advancement in the area and various ways it can influence the rise or fall of the business.
In modern society with technology being so closely tied to having a competitive advantage, a lot of industries compete to keep up to date with new developments. The invention and increased use of computers, internet, and phones have all made a major impact on organisations around the world.
The software business is a natural monopoly because average total costs continually drop with increase input. The market for computer software presented several problems in relation to antitrust enforcement. American Department of Justice (DOJ) made its complaint against Microsoft in 1994. “DOJ estimated that Microsoft operating systems were to be found on over 120 million PCs, constituting 79% of the operating systems sold to PC manufacturers” (Furse, pg.101). First issue in relation to antitrust enforcement was about the quick market growth. “If markets are continually shifting as technology advances, it may be neither practical nor desirable to subject that market to the strictures of antitrust law” (Furse, pg.100). Second issue was the market in which the desire for product differentiation must be carefully balanced against the need for adjustment. The costs to the consumer of switching from one standard to another can be considerable not because of buying a new software but in difficulties in properly using the new item. So “consumers switch to a technically superior, but poorly adopted spreadsheet that has a different command set and a macro programming language will find it harder,” and therefore more costly, to find assistance. Third
Imagine a world where electricity is free and available to everyone. In the modern fast-paced world, high speed internet and quality computer is vital to proceed in the business world. Shifting from a manual to automatic society, it is thanks to innovation that the earth transforms toward the future. Running on electricity, the Information Age is a result of innovation by inventors. Both improving the global standard of power transmission, Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison were rivals in the feud over electricity and innovation to create the modern world.
In 1955, Fortune magazine identified 500 of the largest companies at that time; 60 years later only 71 of the 500 still were operating (Perry, 2015). Why did 429 companies fail to succeed after 60 years? A lack of adapting to evolving technology is a common denominator in many of their falls from the top. Blockbuster, Dell, Sun Microsystems and Sears all enjoyed enviable success which after time led to unenviable stumbles due to their lack of embracing and adapting to the evolving technology in their fields. Technology is not just a means for millennials to socialize, rather technology is setting the tone for current and future business models, urging businesses to invest more in gadgets, software etc . that will build a stronger team and provide more advanced products to the end user. Businesses have evolved since the onset of the internet expanding from the traditional storefront brick and mortar to the ability to sell to the masses by utilizing the internet to market worldwide. As technology continues to advance, communication to clients allows client relations to better track trends and be available instantly to answer client disputes through the use of SMS or provide answers to common questions allowing clients to shop at their leisure. Technology has not just become a means for providing better service and better manufactured products but allows businesses the competitive edge. Research suggests that businesses must be aware of and familiar with technological
Also, because information technology industries are more economically financially stable, they are willing to spend time and money to find outsiders that bring unique, specialized computer skills to the organization.
Smith (2001) compared the influential power of the telegraph and more modern inventions, stating that “The same phenomena is easily seen in the relatively recent proliferation of computers and electronic communication technology” (p. 279).
“In the earliest phases of its build out; however, an infrastructural technology can take the form of a proprietary technology. As long as access to the technology is restricted—through physical limitations, intellectual property rights, high costs, or a lack of standards—a company can use it to gain advantages over rivals.” As Laura Acevedo notates in her article Business Benefits of Information Technology, “Companies using a first-movers strategy can use information technology to create new products, distance their products from the existing market or enhance their customer services. Companies that follow a low-cost product strategy can look to information technology solutions to reduce their costs through increased productivity and reduced need for employee overhead.” The contention is that once a technology has evolved from being considered a proprietary technology into an infrastructural technology then the differentiation from one company to the next is inevitably lost.
Businesses are discovering the Internet as the most powerful and cost effective tool in history. The Net provides a faster, more efficient way to work colleagues, customers, vendors and business partners- irrespective of location or operating system harnessing this powerful resource gives companies strategic advantages by leveraging information into essential business asset. The "technology of the future" here today. This is a fact. Businesses making the transition will, and are prospering; however those that do not will most certainly suffer the consequences.