Alan M Divver

  • In Spring of 2016, I attended a small group event presented by Walmart and IBIT. This event was one of my first exposures to the MIS program as I had just recently switched into the major from Legal Studies when I […]

  • In Fall of 2016, I attended the Fox IT Career Fair where I got to introduce myself to and meet a number of different employers and get to learn about the many different paths that my MIS degree could take me. I […]

  • Alan M Divver posted a new activity comment 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    I learned two very important things in this course. The first is how to use the technology R/R Studio and SQL which increases my technical understanding and will help serve me well later in the course. The other thing I learned is just how to better analyze data and understand what I’m reading when look at data. I feel confident that I can explain…[Read more]

  • Alan M Divver posted a new activity comment 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    Clustering could be used to determine which size of turkey that a family will buy. Variables like the size of family, number of adults in the family, number of sides that they purchase, time of the meal, amount of gravy, etc. These variables help to tell us how many people they can expect to have and/or how much food they expect to consume (for…[Read more]

  • Alan M Divver posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    My suggestion when choosing the right predictor variables is to find those variables that create an appropriate amount of difference to create an accurate prediction in the outcomes. For example, if we only pick variables that make a very large difference we miss a lot of significant smaller variables that can help us narrow in on the correct…[Read more]

  • Alan M Divver posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

    I think it is more an example of data mining in that it takes past information and, by virtue of plotting the types of crime and where they occurred, gives you a future idea of what can happen in an area. For example, if I plug in a zip code and see a series of robberies bunched together in a few blocks, I know that future robberies may be likely…[Read more]

  • Alan M Divver posted a new activity comment 6 months, 1 week ago

    One example I’ve faced in my role in Temple Student Government previously is the names that student organizations sign in as when they attend our meetings. Often, they will sign in with a slightly different organization name each week. So for instance, someone may sign in as Temple Student Government one week and TSG the next. This difference…[Read more]

  • Alan M Divver posted a new activity comment 6 months, 1 week ago

    One example I’ve faced in my role in Temple Student Government previously is the names that student organizations sign in as when they attend our meetings. Often, they will sign in with a slightly different organization name each week. So for instance, someone may sign in as Temple Student Government one week and TSG the next. This difference b…[Read more]

  • Alan M Divver posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    12 Reasons to Let Your Employees Play Games

    This is a good graphic because it does a good job of keeping out “data-junk” and using interesting pictures and colors to clearly and effectively communicate its point.

  • Alan M Divver posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    12 Reasons to Let Your Employees Play Games

    This is a good graphic because it does a good job of keeping out “data-junk” and using interesting pictures and colors to clearly and effectively communicate its point.

  • Alan M Divver posted a new activity comment 7 months ago

    I would like to further understand the ERD’s and how to identify each attribute and relationship more easily.

  • Alan M Divver posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    The hardest thing about creating an ERD is making sure that you’ve considered all aspects when laying out the cardinalities. If you list something as being a one to one relationship that carries very different implications than if the relationship were many to many. So you have to be sure that when you are laying out this cardinalities that you…[Read more]

  • Alan M Divver posted a new activity comment 7 months, 4 weeks ago

    When I was taking a Spanish class in high school, I often used Google Translate to help me with words that I didn’t recognize or remember. Over time, the ads on my computer began to change from English ads to Spanish ads, reflecting how Google was taking that raw data (me using Google Translate) and using it to target me specifically (as it…[Read more]

  • Alan M Divver posted a new activity comment 1 year, 5 months ago

    What is the difference between Jon Ronson’s book about shaming and Jennifer Jacquet’s book about shaming?
    A) Ronson focuses only on shaming in the 19th century while Jacquet interviews internet experts about modern day shaming?
    B) Ronson takes a street-level approach and interviews shaming victims while Jacquet looks at the big picture?
    C)…[Read more]

  • Alan M Divver posted a new activity comment 1 year, 5 months ago

    Which of the following is an advantage that a majority of tech savvy companies have found from changing business processes to allow employees to use technology as they wish?
    A) Better Sales
    B) Increased profits
    C) Improved to-market capabilities
    D) A and B
    E) A, B, and C
    Answer: E
    Source:…[Read more]

  • Alan M Divver posted a new activity comment 1 year, 6 months ago

    Which of the following is not one of Google’s Accessibility Engineering goals?
    A) Create new tech that can help those with disabilities
    B) Work to ensure that those with disabilities can use Google technology
    C) Assist outside institutes in their work with disabilities
    D) Develop new technology that can help in eliminating…[Read more]

  • Alan M Divver posted a new activity comment 1 year, 6 months ago

    When defining a countries digital evolution, what does a Watch Out designation mean?
    A) They are a dangerous country that uses their digital power for unethical purposes such as hacking and cybercrimes.
    B) They frequently cycle in terms of digital innovation, alternately achieving massive innovation followed by periods of no evolution.
    C) They…[Read more]

  • Alan M Divver posted a new activity comment 1 year, 6 months ago

    What are the five stages of the systems development lifecycle?
    A) Planning, design, implementation, maintenance, review
    B) Design, planning, maintenance, review, implementation
    C) Planning, analysis, designing, implementation, maintenance
    D) Planning, Analysis, Planning 2, Analysis 2, Implementation
    Answer: C
    Source:…[Read more]

  • Alan M Divver posted a new activity comment 1 year, 6 months ago

    Which of the following is NOT a tool for Knowledge Management?
    a) Innovation Development
    b) Enterprise portals
    c) GroupWare
    d) Telepresence
    e) eLearning
    Answer: A
    Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge_management

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