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News Flash! – ISYS8621 Newsletter

I’m utilizing a newsletter format to reflect on the Fall 2021 Semester of ISYS8621 – Digital Transformation. I trust the irony of a traditional print model being digitally delivered is not lost on you

Special Delivery!

I’m sure most of you don’t think of software when you hear the word delivery, but as a Software Release Manager its the first thing that comes to mind for me. Throughout this year we’ve tweeted, blogged, and discussed dozens of industries in which digital transformation has impacted the way companies conduct business. However, we’ve […]

Modernization in the Passenger Aviation Industry

Gone are the days of travel agents, fancy meals, and cigarettes at 35,000ft. The highly debated Aviation Industry has experienced several growing pains, while pushing the boundaries of digital transformation for the last century. In 2019 pre-pandemic times, this behemoth global market was estimated at over $800 billion in annual revenue with over 4.5 billion […]

Mobile Wallets, Are You Finally Ready?

Before you start reading this fantastic blog, I have one question for you: Do you use a regular wallet or a mobile wallet? Maybe after this article, you will reconsider. Believe it or not, paying for things with your phone is not a new concept. I was amazed to find out that in 1997 Coca […]

What is an entrepreneur?

“I am an entrepreneur” is a very complicated phrase to me. When I did an ironman and had a full time job in NYC that was entrepreneur-ish. When I pitched my 9-5 company to fund a non-profit that was entrepreneur-ish. Frankly, everyone can start a company and get an llc. What I would want to […]

First Blog Ever

Check one two… Believe it or not, this is my first blog post ever. Guess it might be a move out of my comfort zone, haha! Although I have read quite a few blog posts including posts for this class, sitting down and actually writing one takes me to another level. It is not like […]

3 Thoughts on Motion Sickness and Driverless Cars

Driverless cars: A welcome technology that will make society much more productive, safe, and happy, OR a dangerous flirtation with a technology we will never be ready for any time soon? For your author, the answer has been very clear: driverless cars cannot come soon enough and should replace traditional cars ASAP. But then, I […]

Drew’s next book: Be a reviewer! Yes, you! Genre: Digital-age sci-fi(?)

During the course of my research about publishing in the digital age, a couple of interesting things happened. As you could probably tell from the presentation, one of them was that my passion as an individual writer was suddenly reignited. More specifically, there is a story concept that I’ve had in mind since the summer […]

Can your 5-Star driver become your 5-Star friend?

Did you ever think to invite your Uber driver to your post-game? It happens more than you think. Whether continuing a conversation with your Uber driver inside your own home (as was the recent case with some mod residents), toasting a jägerbomb to your Drizly deliverer, or forging a new friendship with the person whose dog […]

Who Knows Publishing in 2017?

[Image from cover of novel by author Ben Bova, 1989 Tor Books] We’ve seen it coming since the eighties, but now that “cyberbooks” are upon us, not only in the form of ereaders but also online content through social media, what has changed for the publishing industry? For authors? Why are you lumping social media […]

Black Friday ?!

Ever since I was a little girl I remember hearing the hubbub surrounding Black Friday Shopping and all the discounts and sales that come with it.  My dad always had to work and my mom would have us sleep at my Grandma’s house so she could go out with my Aunt to try and get […]

Stalking or Finding?

I remember vividly how upset I was when my dog ran away when I was five.  Living in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, we scouted the acres of wood for her tiny, white thirteen pound body.  Luckily, she was found, and the Veterinarian recommended we insert a GPS tracking device in her so that […]

Have you heard about Jopwell?

“Job Opportunities Done Well” = Jopwell Jopwell was started in 2014, as a way for black, Hispanic/latino, and Native American students and professionals to connect with companies. If you are unfamiliar with the company, this article is pretty helpful background information. Jopwell is similar to LinkedIn, but is intended for minorities to connect with employers […]

Twitter’s Darkside Comes to BC

I was born and raised by media junkies.  Even before social media became a main source for breaking news, my parents were constantly consuming information on the radio, the television, and the newspaper and from sources from Bloomberg and CNN to ESPN and Yahoo Finance.  I was raised to always be in the know and […]

Email is the problem: Why social enterprise solutions like Facebook at Work are needed by all companies

My work email inbox is a constant source of stress in my life that never seems to be conquerable. If I get my inbox down under 10 unread emails by the end of the work day, I still always seem to come in with 50 the next morning. I spend more time in Microsoft Outlook […]