Author Archives: markdimeglio

Reality Vs. Perception

Looking back to my fist post regarding ISYS6621, entitled Perception vs. Reality, I had some pretty big concerns about the class going in. They can be summed up by the following: 1. Fear Over the Workload My first concern was that the class could have a huge workload associated with it. I have at various […]

The Fall of Big Tech: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

If you have been following the news lately, its clear that big tech companies are more than beginning to lose their luster. Everywhere you look, one can find news of a major company being embattled by one scandal or some sort of turbulence. Amazon, for example, saw $30 Billion shaved off its market capitalization because […]

UniMarkit: Your Campus Marketplace

Two years ago, I went through a pain point suffered countless college students: I was moving off campus and had no clue how I was going to get everything I needed. Freshmen year, I lived on Newton. My sophomore year, it was Walsh. I had a lot of what I needed, but I was missing […]

AI: The Next Great Political Issue

AI is undoubtedly one of the most popular topics dominating our contemporary discussions of technology. Reactions and opinions to the impending reality of an AI-driven world range far and wide. Some like Elon Musk and the late Stephen Hawking view the technology with healthy doses of skepticism and fear, as they believe that the development […]

When Tech “Experts” Have No Clue

There is little doubt that we live in a culture that glorifies success in all of its forms. Whether on the news, in magazines, and even our IS courses, we constantly hear about the immense wisdoms of the various titans of the technology industry. We hear of Jeff Bezos’ disruptive vision for the future, Mark […]

“Innovation”: Startup Culture’s Favorite (and most dishonest) Buzzword

If you’re anything like me, you absolutely hate buzzwords. They’re everywhere. On social media its impossible to scroll too far without seeing phrases like “sustainability”, “globalization”, “having an impact” flash across the screen. Though all buzzwords originate out of some sort of defined context, they all become devoid of meaning once they are overused enough. […]

Perception vs. Reality

Most of us, if not all of us, have a pretty good understanding of what is expected in a CSOM class. Many courses have relatively similar structures, grading schemes, and workloads. When I initially signed up for Social Media and Digital Business, I framed my expectation around this understanding. Even the course description made the […]