Course: Information Technology in a Global Economy

Part A: Discussion 7 (Week 6): Big Data

The rising importance of big-data computing stems from advances in many different technologies.  Some of these include:

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  • Sensors
  • Computer networks
  • Data storage
  • Cluster computer systems
  • Cloud computing facilities
  • Data analysis algorithms

How does these technologies play a role in global computing and big data?

Please make your initial post and two response posts substantive. A substantive post will do at least two of the following:

  • Ask an interesting, thoughtful question pertaining to the topic
  • Answer a question (in detail) posted by another student or the instructor
  • Provide extensive additional information on the topic
  • Explain, define, or analyze the topic in detail
  • Share an applicable personal experience
  • Provide an outside source (for example, an article from the UC Library) that applies to the topic, along with additional information about the topic or the source (please cite properly in APA)
  • Make an argument concerning the topic.

At least one scholarly source should be used in the initial discussion thread. Be sure to use information from your readings and other sources from the UC Library. Use proper citations and references in your post.

Part B:

At UC, it is a priority that students are provided with strong educational programs and courses that allow them to be servant-leaders in their disciplines and communities, linking research with practice and knowledge with ethical decision-making. This assignment is a written assignment where students will demonstrate how this course research has connected and put into practice within their own career.

 Assignment: 

Provide a reflection of at least 3-4 pages of how the knowledge, skills, or theories of this course have been applied, or could be applied, in a practical manner to your current work environment (Working as Business analyst for healthcare client). If you are not currently working, share times when you have or could observe these theories and knowledge could be applied to an employment opportunity in your field of study. 

Requirements:

Provide a 500 word (or 2 pages double spaced) minimum reflection.

Use of proper APA formatting and citations. If supporting evidence from outside resources is used those must be properly cited.

Share a personal connection that identifies specific knowledge and theories from this course.

Demonstrate a connection to your current work environment. If you are not employed, demonstrate a connection to your desired work environment

You should not, provide an overview of the assignments assigned in the course. The assignment asks that you reflect how the knowledge and skills obtained through meeting course objectives were applied or could be applied in the workplace. 

Do not use prior assignments in the completion of this activity. This is specific to the concepts presented in ITS832 and how you will use them or do use them in your professional lives.

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