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This community is a network for MCIS students, alumni, faculty and corporate sponsors. The ePortfolio service is also offered to all Marietta College Students. Students can build your ePortfolios on this platform and network with fellow MC students, alumni and potential employers; MCIS alumni are welcome to create your blogs to share your real world experiences with our students and post job/internship opportunities in the discussion forum; prospective students and parents can participate in the open discussion forum to learn more about our department.

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  • TYLER SHOLL wrote a new blog post: Week 8 Post   1 day, 11 hours ago

    Using social media is a great way to post your views to other people. There are a lot of disadvantages and advantages to posting ones views on social media. Some advantages include the freedom to post anything you want, your posts/views are seen to a broad range of people, and if you have a lot

  • Levito Wulur wrote a new blog post: Week 8   1 day, 11 hours ago

    Social media should be used to help connect our world, so we can combat issues globally. The more interconnected our world is, the more people become aware of things and the faster we can solve these issues. There definitely will be bad things that come from social media, such as spreading nasty rumors and cyber

  • Austin Harvey wrote a new blog post: W8: Social Media   1 day, 12 hours ago

    Social media is used for a variety of reasons and there is no one function it should serve.  It is used for everything to communicating with family overseas to tweeting about how great your favorite sports team is.  It has greatly impacted society in many ways allowing oppressed citizens to overthrow their governments for a

  • David Gao wrote a new blog post: Week 8   1 day, 12 hours ago

    Social media acted as one important necessity in our daily life, and it has both positive and negative impacts. A pro about social media is that it spreads information and news. Like Facebook, Times Magazine, or New York News; we can get connected to the lastest things happening around the world and knowledge on various

  • Dominic Lombardo wrote a new blog post: Topic 8: Social Media in Society Pros & Cons   1 day, 12 hours ago

    In society today I feel that social media is capable of impacting the world on a large scale. It is for that reason that I think that social media should be used to convey important messages and to bring people together as well as to connect people from all over the globe. However,

  • Franco Biondolillo wrote a new blog post: Week 8   1 day, 13 hours ago

    I think that social media should be used to impact issues in society by raising awareness. This is one thing that social media can be very useful for. Some positive uses of social media in society today are through weather, news, and sports updates, raising awareness for causes such as ALS, and connecting friends though

  • Melissa Farley wrote a new blog post: Topic 8   1 day, 14 hours ago

    Social media should be used to connect people, further businesses, and spread correct information about events. The positive impacts on society is being able to communicate with friends and family, it gives opportunities for businesses to advertise and have networking, and news can be relayed very quickly. However, with the good comes the bad. Some negative aspects

  • Quinton Tyler Sams-Coffield wrote a new blog post: Topic 8   1 day, 14 hours ago

    Technology something that everyone knows and uses. We can use it in a positive or negative way. For example, Business and large companies use technology to prompt their product and to get them selves known to the world. It’s not always rainbows and flowers when it comes to technology though. It can become out worst

  • Cole Doty wrote a new blog post: Week 8: Social Media In Society   1 day, 17 hours ago

    Social media has ways of both benefiting and hurting society. Social media can have a positive impact in society by helping to prevent financial failure of small businesses and franchises alike. There’s a huge online market that gets the word across to people through different forms of advertising on social media. Also, people can learn

  • Lindsey Arnold wrote a new blog post: W8: Social Media in Society   4 days, 23 hours ago

    Social media has become a very popular and useful tool for people in today’s society.  People can use social media to impact society by sharing information about news, current events, and entertainment.  While most people I know use social media to spread true information about news or entertainment, many people in the world do not.

  • Jared Meikle wrote a new blog post:   5 days, 11 hours ago

    I think social media should promote good behaviors and appropriate content to benefit society issues. However, not all of that happens there are negatives too. Social media could promote bad behavior and show inappropriate content and corrupt young users. Social media is a huge market for advertising and it is always in full force. Some companies take

  • Jared Meikle wrote a new blog post:   5 days, 12 hours ago

    UPMC, is a hospital nationally ranked 10th in the country. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, has twenty-one hospitals worldwide including the hospital I was born at in Greenville, Pennsylvania. It is a great hospital and has many great features. The technology department in UPMC is huge as they deal with other corporations like IBM and General

  • Austin Harvey wrote a new blog post: W7: IS Speakers and Technology Globalization   5 days, 21 hours ago

    The most interesting information the speakers showed me on Friday was the information on cloud computing.  Cloud computing seems to connect businesses very well.  Their presentation made me want to pursue a degree in information systems.  I wanted to get a computer-related degree since I started high school, then suddenly had a change of heart

  • Corey Whaley wrote a new blog post: Topic 8   5 days, 21 hours ago

    Social Media today is used to impact many, many issues in today’s world. For example, I follow certain Twitter accounts that are very informed and follow people that are witnessing the happenings of Ferguson. These accounts tweet, retweet, and spread the messages of the protestors. I enjoy having that access because I feel like I

  • Dominic Lombardo wrote a new blog post: Topic 7: UPMC & Capgemini   1 week, 1 day ago

    UPMC is a medical center out of Pittsburgh, PA but they are not only a medical center they also have a technology department. UPMC’s tech department is used for many things such as keeping records and creating new technologies that are more innovative for the hospital. This is effective for UPMC because they are

  • Levito Wulur wrote a new blog post: Week 7: UPMC and Capgemini   1 week, 1 day ago

    Capgemini is a company mainly focused on technology while UPMC is a medical center, so it is more built around the medical field. However, they both have many career opportunities in the technology field. Capgemini is a consulting company and is really big on cloud computing technology. Since cloud technology means that digital storage doesn’t

  • TYLER SHOLL wrote a new blog post: Week 7 post   1 week, 1 day ago

    UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) is a global heath enterprise that has 21 hospitals across the world. UPMC is ranked 10th nationally among best hospitals by US News and Report. Capgemini is a corporation that provides IT services in areas such as consulting, outsourcing, and professional services with more than 130,000 employees in over

  • Franco Biondolillo wrote a new blog post: Week 7   1 week, 1 day ago

    After attending the presentation on Friday, I have learned many things about the two companies that were discussed. Capgemini from what I understand is involved with or has been involved with “almost every big brand name you know” according to the Skype conversation. They are a large company that is located in forty-four countries. They

  • Quinton Tyler Sams-Coffield wrote a new blog post: W7 Topic   1 week, 1 day ago

    UPMC and Capgemini are both technological driven. UPMC which is located in Pittsburg and has 21 different hospitals is a recognized industry in information technology. Both UPMC and Capgemini are billion dollar industries. Capgemini is a business that is ran through is people centered approach with technology. These companies both us some similar technology such

  • Cole Doty wrote a new blog post: Week 7: UPMC and Capgemini   1 week, 1 day ago

    The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is a health enterprise that consists of about 21 hospitals. UPMC is ranked number 1 out of all Pennsylvania hospitals, and number 10 out of all hospitals in the nation. Capgemini is one of the world’s largest consulting agencies and is headquartered in Paris, France. UPMC has all the

  • David Gao wrote a new blog post: Week 7: UPMC and Capgemini   1 week, 1 day ago

    UPMC stands for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, it is awarded the “best hospitals honor roll” in U.S. News this year. Basically it is a medic center that has been operated for 16 years, with the goal of spreading UPMC online health care in U.S. and aboard. It helps user to find doctors, make appointments,

  • Melissa Farley wrote a new blog post: W7: UPMC and Capgemini   1 week, 2 days ago

    UPMC and Capgemini both use technology to fuel their companies. UPMC is located in Pittsburgh and it is a recognized innovator in information technology. It uses electronic health records and is partners with General Electric, IBM, and Oracle. UPMC has started to expand beyond just Pittsburgh by commercializing its expertise through its International and Commercial Services Division. Capgemini is

  • Lindsey Arnold wrote a new blog post: W7: Capgemini and UPMC   1 week, 2 days ago

    Capgemini and UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) are two companies that rely on technology for their employees to perform their daily tasks.  Capgemini is a company that helps its clients “transform in order to improve their performance and competitive positioning”.  Capgemini works with many well-known companies (Microsoft, IBM, etc.) and many regional companies, and

  • TYLER SHOLL wrote a new blog post: Week 6 Post   2 weeks, 3 days ago

    I plan to write about Thailand’s internet. I plan to do my research on this country because I’m curious to see what this countries internet speed and usage is. Also my grandfather was deployed there when he was in the army for the Vietnam war.

  • Cole Doty wrote a new blog post: Week 6: Country Choice   2 weeks, 4 days ago

    For my assignment I chose the Philippines to discuss the internet usage there. After doing some research, I found out that a study done in 2013 shows that the Philippines has one of the worst internet speeds in the world (coming in at 103rd), but yet they still have one of the largest usages of

  • Levito Wulur wrote a new blog post: Week 6   2 weeks, 5 days ago

    I plan to write about the Netherlands because it is a country that I do not know much about and want to learn something new. I also am interested in learning about the Netherlands in general because I hope to visit it one day. I think the culture and history of the Dutch is very

  • Melissa Farley wrote a new blog post: Topic 6   2 weeks, 5 days ago

    I plan to write about Panama for assignment 3. I picked this country because my mom is from there, I have visited it multiple times, and I’m also interested in how different the processes are than the United States. Since it is a third world country, I want to see how advanced or not advanced the country

  • David Gao wrote a new blog post: Assignment 3   2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Japan, I would like to do a research about Japanese use of internet for commerce, education, cultures, or entertainment. The reason that I choose this country is because, as an Asian and Macanese, we know that the most technologically and digitally developed country in Asia is probably Japan. And I am really interested in how they

  • Franco Biondolillo wrote a new blog post: Week 6   2 weeks, 5 days ago

    For assignment 3 I plan on writing about the country of North Korea. I chose this country because I know that citizens have very few ways to connect with the outside world. I think it will be interesting to learn how and if citizens have online businesses and how this affects the economy in North

  • Dominic Lombardo wrote a new blog post: Topic 6: My Country   2 weeks, 5 days ago

    I’m choosing Russia because of the all of the passwords that were recently hacked from Russia officials. Also Russia is one on the United States biggest competition in almost everything so I think that there will be a lot to compare between the two countries.