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Isscm Newsletter, Volume 19, May 17, 2017, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2017 Wright State University

Isscm Newsletter, Volume 19, May 17, 2017, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Newsletters

A fourteen page newsletter from the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University.


Continuous Top-K Monitoring On Document Streams, Leong Hou U, Junjie ZHANG, Kyriakos MOURATIDIS, Ye LI 2017 Singapore Management University

Continuous Top-K Monitoring On Document Streams, Leong Hou U, Junjie Zhang, Kyriakos Mouratidis, Ye Li

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

The efficient processing of document streams plays animportant role in many information filtering systems. Emerging applications,such as news update filtering and social network notifications, demandpresenting end-users with the most relevant content to their preferences. Inthis work, user preferences are indicated by a set of keywords. A centralserver monitors the document stream and continuously reports to each user thetop-k documents that are most relevant to her keywords. Our objective is tosupport large numbers of users and high stream rates, while refreshing thetop-k results almost instantaneously. Our solution abandons the traditionalfrequency-ordered indexing approach. Instead, it follows an identifier-orderingparadigm that suits better ...


Human Services Management (Hsm) Certificate Program Expansion To Western Massachusetts Feasibility Study, Paul Campbell, Patrick Deschenes, Maria Pacheco, Bradley Paul, Elizabeth Vittum, Jing Zhang 2017 Clark University

Human Services Management (Hsm) Certificate Program Expansion To Western Massachusetts Feasibility Study, Paul Campbell, Patrick Deschenes, Maria Pacheco, Bradley Paul, Elizabeth Vittum, Jing Zhang

School of Professional Studies

One of the most popular cost-savings programs that the Providers’ Council currently offers its members is a Certificate in Nonprofit Human Service Management (HSM) provided in partnership with Clark University and Suffolk University. As human services providers are struggling to hire and retain qualified staff, the need to provide professional development opportunities to help grow and expand a skilled health and human services workforce is a critical issue facing nonprofit organizations and communities in Massachusetts. This feasibility study examines the viability of Providers’ Council and Clark University expanding its HSM Certificate Program to organizations and staff located in western Massachusetts ...


A Learning Framework For The Ywca Central Massachusetts, Dayna Ankermann, Manjushree Burdekar, Priyanka Joshi, Ying Song, YuMeng Chen, Xing Xie 2017 Clark University

A Learning Framework For The Ywca Central Massachusetts, Dayna Ankermann, Manjushree Burdekar, Priyanka Joshi, Ying Song, Yumeng Chen, Xing Xie

School of Professional Studies

After meeting with the Director of Wellness and Health Equity at the YWCA Central Massachusetts (which will be referred to as the YWCA from here on out), we learned that as a non-profit gym and health center, it is heavily underfunded. The main focus of the project was to determine how to upkeep the facility while bringing in new customers with limited resources and budget. Due to the needs of the YWCA, our group focused on six aspects: revenue stream, donor retention, increasing membership, customer experience, social media marketing, and membership fee structure. After completing extensive research, we were able ...


Somali National University, Sharmarke Abdulla, Nikala Pieroni, Jenna Caskie, Sergii Odnodvorets, Tanyue Gong, Lahari Dasari 2017 Clark University

Somali National University, Sharmarke Abdulla, Nikala Pieroni, Jenna Caskie, Sergii Odnodvorets, Tanyue Gong, Lahari Dasari

School of Professional Studies

The executive summary presents an overview of the principal conclusions and recommendations for Somali National University Faculty of Education (FoEd) regarding the following concerns: Difficulty with recruiting high quality prospects to the FoEd; Ineffective and counterintuitive use of social media as a tool to improve brand equity, as well as as a tool to attract and communicate with prospective and current students; Unbalanced gender ratio of current student body; Absence of student services and student supports; Low student retention rate; Limited resources for academic advising; This document is the result of a Clark University School of Professional Studies Capstone Project.


Umass Memorial Healthcare Information System Job Ladder, Matthew Simoncini, Vamsi Kavuru, Antariksh Nanda, Tahaseen Mahaboob Basha, Vikram Patil 2017 Clark University

Umass Memorial Healthcare Information System Job Ladder, Matthew Simoncini, Vamsi Kavuru, Antariksh Nanda, Tahaseen Mahaboob Basha, Vikram Patil

School of Professional Studies

The capstone project report emphasizes the importance of a job ladder and the need of an hour to implement it at UMASS Memorial health care. The scope of this project is to create a well-established job ladder at UMASS with pre-defined standards on job levels related to Information Technology department that would facilitate in hiring, developing and promoting employees at various stages.


The Creation Of A Building Map Application For A University Setting, William T. Whitesell 2017 Liberty University

The Creation Of A Building Map Application For A University Setting, William T. Whitesell

Senior Honors Theses

The use of navigational technology in mobile and web devices has sharply increased in recent years. With the capability to create interactive maps now available, navigating in real time between locations has become possible. This is especially essential in areas and organizations experiencing rapid expansion like Liberty University (LU). Therefore, the author proposes a project to create an interactive map application (IMA) for LU’s academic buildings that is scalable and usable through both the university’s website and with a mobile application. There are several considerations that must be taken into account when creating the LU map application, such ...


Isscm Newsletter, Volume 18, April 11, 2017, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2017 Wright State University

Isscm Newsletter, Volume 18, April 11, 2017, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Newsletters

An eight page newsletter from the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University.


The Trends In Dtca And Effects Of Dtca By Pharmaceutical Firms In The United States, Sathorn Preechavuthinant, William K. Willis DrPH, Alberto Coustasse DrPH, MD, MBA 2017 Marshall University

The Trends In Dtca And Effects Of Dtca By Pharmaceutical Firms In The United States, Sathorn Preechavuthinant, William K. Willis Drph, Alberto Coustasse Drph, Md, Mba

Management Faculty Research

The Direct-to-Consumer Advertising (DTCA) of pharmaceutical firms has been defined as an attempt of pharmaceutical companies to advertise products directly to patients (comsumers). Pharmaceutical DTCA has been criticized due to its inappropriateness and some urged the need to strengthen regulations. The DTCA has an impact on the public from both a benefit and harm concern. The purpose of this study is to investigate the current trend of pharmaceutical DTCA in the US and its effect on patients, physicians, and drug utilization. The methodology used in the research is literature review and semi-structured interview. The pharmaceutical DTCA showed reduction in total ...


Provider Reimbursement Following The Affordable Care Act, Brandon Bowling, David Newman, Craig White, Ashley Wood, Alberto Coustasse Dr. PH, MD, MBA 2017 Marshall University

Provider Reimbursement Following The Affordable Care Act, Brandon Bowling, David Newman, Craig White, Ashley Wood, Alberto Coustasse Dr. Ph, Md, Mba

Management Faculty Research

Decreasing healthcare expenditure has been one of the main objectives of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). To achieve this goal, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been tasked with experimenting with provider reimbursement methods in an attempt to increase quality, while decreasing costs. The purpose of this research was to study the effects of the ACA on physician reimbursement rates from CMS to determine the most cost effective method of delivering healthcare services. CMS has experimented with payment methods in an attempt to increase cost effectiveness. Medicare has offered shared cost savings incentives to reward quality care ...


Using Social Media As A Marketing Tool For Businesses, Junfen Zeng 2017 Western Oregon University

Using Social Media As A Marketing Tool For Businesses, Junfen Zeng

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (Computer Science)

Businesses turn to social media to increase market share and profits. Many social media platforms provide a unique customer experience between the company and social media. The analysis discusses how businesses to use social media platforms as one of the marketing strategies. It includes about four businesses cases, which includes two big companies Starbucks and Nike, two small local companies Coava Coffee Roaster and Portland Gear. When using social media, a company needs to be aware of the safety concerns of its customers, to the best of their ability, that they are protected. Two examples of Facebook “Like” button and ...


Data Analytics Helps Business Decision Making, Fengzhu Jiang 2017 Western Oregon University

Data Analytics Helps Business Decision Making, Fengzhu Jiang

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (Computer Science)

While business analytics increases its use in gaining data driven insights in supporting business decision making, there has been little research done concerning some of the mechanisms that business analytics uses in improving decision making. Drawing on contingency theory and information processing views, this paper analyzes data analytics, linking IBM Watson Analytics to organizations such as an analytics analyzing airline survey, as well as how data analytics helps in decision making. The purpose of this study is, therefore, to examine the data analytics in decision making. This study examines the history of data analytics and the significance of data analytics ...


A Needs-Ictd Strategy Alignment Foundation For The Measurement Of Ictd Impact: Three Case Studies In South Africa, Gugulethu Q. Baduza, Caroline P. Khene 2017 Rhodes University

A Needs-Ictd Strategy Alignment Foundation For The Measurement Of Ictd Impact: Three Case Studies In South Africa, Gugulethu Q. Baduza, Caroline P. Khene

The African Journal of Information Systems

Access to ICTD projects has increased over the years; however, they have not significantly changed the lives of the targeted communities. This discrepancy relates to the gap that exists between the reality of the community, its needs and the ICTD strategy of the project. This research paper presents a Needs-ICTD strategy alignment framework to support the alignment of ICTD strategy, and the development and promotion of contextual needs of marginalized areas. The framework also contributes to the identification of preliminary impact indicators, which can support impact assessment. Through a multi-case study investigation of the Siyakhula Living Lab and the SAP ...


Ict Infrastructure And It’S Impact On National Development: A Research Direction For Africa, Felix Bankole Dr 2017 University of the Western Cape

Ict Infrastructure And It’S Impact On National Development: A Research Direction For Africa, Felix Bankole Dr

The African Journal of Information Systems

Discussions on Development that encompasses how ICTs can make a difference in climate, political, health disturbances and business environment require a multidisciplinary approach which demand contributions from IS community, the private sector, development agencies, practitioner and other academia. This would enable the development community to identify the objectives of technology for empowerment and how they should be achieved in the practice of national development. This study serves as a response to the call for more macro/micro level policy research on the role of ICT on national development. The paper reviews the previous research in this domain and proposes a ...


Add-On Course Registration System, YILIN LI 2017 Western Oregon University

Add-On Course Registration System, Yilin Li

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (Computer Science)

The current course registration system (Banner) has problems with tedious registration flow, insufficient registration information, and a lack of feedback. It costs Western Oregon University students, advisors, and registrar’s office too much unnecessary time, money, and labor. A well designed course registration system can help advisors and the registrar’s office reduce workload, and help students efficiently and accurately select and enroll in their courses.

Through the satisfaction survey of the course registration system at Western Oregon University, the interviews of the registrar and the chief information officer, and the experience of the Banner system, people realized that the ...


Optimization Of A Reporting Process With Input From Multiple Systems, Cheri R. Freedman 2017 Western Oregon University

Optimization Of A Reporting Process With Input From Multiple Systems, Cheri R. Freedman

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (Computer Science)

This project involves the research, development, and improvement of a reporting process used to generate reports in adherence to contractual and legislative requirements. The project will review the beginning process, the proposed and implemented solutions, and the future of the project. The project addresses the goals of data quality, timeliness, and transparency throughout the paper including how they relate to the challenges, solution selection, and overall success of the project. The need for this project reflects the ongoing need for and some of the challenges that are typical of automation and systems integration in state government entities. As the role ...


A Language Designed For Programming I, Ben A. Blake 2017 Cleveland State University

A Language Designed For Programming I, Ben A. Blake

Ben Blake

The process of comprehending a problem, strategically developing a solution and translating the solution into an algorithm is arguably the single most important series of skills acquired during the education of an undergraduate computer science or information technology major. With this in mind, much care should be taken when choosing a programming language to deploy in the first University programming course. BLAKE, Beginners Language for Acquiring Key programming Essentials, is designed specifically for use in a Programming I class. BLAKE aids in enforcing fundamental object-oriented practices while simultaneously facilitating the transition to subsequent programming languages. BLAKE’s major features include ...


The Emergence Of Artificial Intelligence In The Home: Products, Services, And Broader Developments Of Consumer Oriented Ai, Bingqing Tang 2017 Western Oregon University

The Emergence Of Artificial Intelligence In The Home: Products, Services, And Broader Developments Of Consumer Oriented Ai, Bingqing Tang

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (Computer Science)

Current home automation system merges a family's lifestyle with the latest technology & energy management tools to simplify people's lives. It allows users to easily manipulate a variety of home systems, including appliances, security systems, and environmental systems. Setting up a home automation system confuses many consumers. Multiple product lines and platforms make choosing the best system difficult. Basic requirements of setting up a home automation system and the comparison between different platforms are explained.

An intelligent home automation system makes intelligent decisions to control a home. This type system might use a weather report to adjust a home ...


Leadership Characteristics Of Protective Force Instructors, Justin Parker 2017 Liberty University

Leadership Characteristics Of Protective Force Instructors, Justin Parker

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The National Nuclear Security Administration, the governmental agency responsible for safeguarding and security the United States’ nuclear weapons production and research facilities, employs an armed protective force that responds to the full spectrum of threats. Governmental reports previously identified protective force performance in need of improvement. The purpose of this quantitative study, through the use of correlational research, is to identify the beneficial leadership characteristics of instructors, from the full range of leadership model, that enhance training and increase officer performance during training and improve mission performance. The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) was used to identify instructor leadership characteristics and ...


Isscm Newsletter, Volume 17, February 28, 2017, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2017 Wright State University

Isscm Newsletter, Volume 17, February 28, 2017, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Newsletters

A ten page newsletter from the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University.


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