Posts Tagged Charles K. Davis

Words of Wisdom: Steve Jobs’ Commencement Address

Steven Paul Jobs was born in 1955, co-founded Apple Computers in 1976, and died in 2011 at the age of 56, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer.  As CEO of Apple, he was one of the greatest visionaries in

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Spread Spectrum

Spread spectrum is probably today’s most important wireless networking protocol.  As unlikely as it might seem, a 26-year-old Hollywood movie star, a screen siren named Miss Hedy Lamarr, invented spread spectrum.  In 1942 during World War II, she and a

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Big Data

How Much Data is BIG Data?

A Fair Question.  Everyone in business is talking about Big Data, but the term is impenetrably, wonderfully vague in common use.  Certainly, it means dealing with large amounts of data, but businesses have been struggling with processing large amounts of

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Expert Power & Information Technology Specialists

In his classic treatise “Power In and Around Organizations” (Prentice-Hall, 1983), Henry Mintzberg describes three types of power in organizations – formal, informal, and expert. FORMAL POWER is power derived from one’s rank in the organization.  A division director has

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