(Journal #3) 3rd Day of Class

November 16 2015, our third day of class in Information Management. The continuation of our discussion in the Fundamentals of Business and Management, Prof.Villodres discussed the Evolution of Wealth that is categorized into 3 era. First is the Agricultural Era, wherein people during this era are hard-working people (farmers). Because more work by bare hand is allotted during the Agricultural Era. Second is the Industrial Era wherein machine is mainly use in the industry. Makes the work done easily but still needs to be controlled by an operator (worker). Lastly the Knowledge Age wherein knowledge is the basis of work. Information, Invention and innovation is sold and things in this age is more simpler, easy to understand and to do. Also Prof. Villodres discussed the  The New Economy and its indicators which are the Industrial and occupational change, Globalization, Dynamism and competition and IT revolution which is very connected to the book “The World is Flat” by Thomas Friedman. In my opinion the discussion tends to show us the changes that happened in the past and until now.

Change is Inevitable, Progress is Optional

-Tony Robbins

 

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Self Assessment (Exercise 1)

  1. “Vision/Mission statement is a paradox to new economy.”

 – it is true that we should have Vision/Mission in order for us to have goals in what an organization is doing. A mission and vision are standard and critical elements of a company’s organizational strategy. Most established companies develop organizational mission statements and vision statements, which serve as foundational guides in the establishment of company objectives. The company then develops strategic and tactical plans for objectives.

  1. ” “Customer is King” is a paradox to new economy.”

-Customer is King means more than just good customer service. A customer should not just be satisfied in what he/she is getting from the service that you are giving them, a customer should also give us what are the things that they want to get we should also follow what do they want . 

  1. Cross Functional Teams are effective and represent good form of organizational structure.”

-The most simple definition of cross-functional teams is groups that are made up of people from different functional areas within a company. Means that even if they are not working in the same are they could still work as a 1 team and finish the work with cooperation.

  1. Workers are more interested in remuneration than challenging function.”  

-The bigger the money bill the harder you ball, more workers work hard for what they will get now a days. Because all of us has everyday needs that is needed to be sustain and maintained. 

  1. “Management should discourage informal group of workers in an organization.”

-Being productive is one of the characteristics that a worker should obtain. But not all workers have that characteristics that’s why an organization should not encourage this kind of workers because this would be a big loss for there company.

  1.  “IT leaders should spend more time with colleagues, partners, and customers than with IT staff, and vendors.”

-Spending more time with colleagues, partners and customer is very necessary for an IT Leader why? Because we start connection with the people that we are giving are services, in other word we tend to have a relationship that might help us for more ideas or information to be gathered for the things that they want get.

  1. “IT leaders should have a voice at the executive table which key business decisions are made.”

-as a leader you should have be ready in taking responsibility that you should able to handle your staff and other team members for doing a certain task and also able to give idea to the organization on what to do.

  1. Leaders are more effective if they are more concerned about people than task.”

-Concerned about the people than task. A very big yes for me because it more important that the team is complete, than the task is completed but you are losing a team member. Because as a leader it is your task to check your people if they are feeling well or are they sick or something because that also shows the trait of a good leader.

  1. “Leaders are more effective if they focus their efforts on improving external-facing processes than business functional processes.”

-As a Leader on top you focusing on external-facing processes is the real job for you to handle because business functional processes is a work that is needed to be really done by mid-level personnel because they are more trained in doing these processes. But as a leader you should also have the knowledge in the business functional processes because a leader that knows how to handle every processes in the organization is great leader.

  1. “Organizations are better off if CIO’s reports to CFO’s.”

 -the lower the cost of a project doesn’t mean that the project should not be good. It just show that as an IT, if given a task you should give it all even if the cost for it is very low.

  1. “IT-enabled innovations should be the primordial concern of management.”

-in an IT Organization, IT enabled innovation is very important for the management. As the IBM quote that says “Innovation that matters, for our company and for the world”.

  1. Organization could careless in understanding business complexities and processes than developing technology innovation and strategy.”

-Knowledge is very important in the industry this serves as the guidelines on what an organization could do for the people.

  1. Organizational initiative successes are dependent on technology.”

– Not all organization depend there successes in there technology. People of the organization are the real successor.

  1. Communications and relationships building skills are more important than technology skills.”

– it is very important to have communication and relationship building skills because even if you know all the technology skills, you still need to have a team in order for you to get a work done easily. Having communication and relationship building skills makes a good team because having communication and relation with other team member makes a team more efficient in work.

  1. “Service level agreements are measures of inter-department performance and should be treated separately with the goals and objectives of the organization.”

-A service level agreement  is a contract between a service provider (either internal or external) and the end user that defines the level of service expected from the service provider. SLA’s are output-based in that their purpose is specifically to define what the customer will receive. This is one of the performance indicator in an organization that should not be separated with the goals and objectives of the organization.

  1. “Measures should be established across organization and to all departments to facilitate organizational effectiveness and productivity.”

-this measures how good a departments effectiveness and productivity is. This also serves as performance indicator in an organization that why it should be established across an organization and to all departments to facilitate organizational effectiveness and productivity.

17.” IT Leaders should focus on technological innovation than delivery of business outcomes through IT Services.” 

 

– as an IT, focusing on the technological innovation is necessary because can improve whatever service that IT provides for the people and the industry.

18. Analytic’s is one area where CIOs can play a central role.”

– Chief Information Officer are great analytical thinker. As the CIO they are the one that handles the IT strategy and the computer systems required to support an enterprise’s objective and goals. Analytic’s is the systematic computational analysis wherein it is used to gain insights that inform business decisions and also to automate and optimize business processes.

19.”In the new economy, IT productivity is not created by reducing the cost of IT per income of revenue, but by increasing revenue per income of IT spending. 

– as I’ve said the bigger the bill the harder you ball, meaning in IT the more budget allotted in a project the better software is develop.

20.”IT Role in an organization is viewed as “cost center” and “obstacle to productivity” than “business partners” and “service providers”

-obstacle to productivity is acceptable but cost center that is not acceptable. For new people that are new in the industry they might see that IT is the cost center because they don’t yet know what is the reason why an organization put’s allot of money in the IT department. IT provides understandable and relevant metrics to business leaders is an integral part of the transformation from traditional IT to service-oriented business technology.

Assignment #1

1. Twe-roid a service that improves the performance and effectiveness of your twitter posts. Tweriod measures the effectiveness of posts according to level of engagement,detailing hours and days when engagement peaks. Every business needs to use Tweriod when planning their content-marketing strategy. It tells if a tweet or a post is entertaining, informative or etc.

2. Agorapulse a tool focuses on customer-relationship management (CRM) by building profiles of fans based on their interactions on the page. Pricing starts at $29 per month for one page with less than 6,000 likes.

3. PageModo overhauls the aesthetic of Facebook pages by providing custom cover photos, additional tabs and unique landing pages. PageModo offers a basic free package and upgrades start at $6.25 per month.

4. Iconosquare (formerly Statigram) is a user-friendly platform that monitors statistics for followers’ level of engagement, including lost and gained followers, in weekly and monthly periods.

5. SumoMe is a suite of tools to help entrepreneurs grow their business and I love it! Mainly because it’s so dang easy to set up and start seeing results. Among the suite of tools, I recommend two the most highly. If you want your website to convert, you need to know how your visitors navigate your site. What are they clicking on? Do they think certain images are buttons when they really aren’t? If that’s the case, you could have some upset visitors who are probably just going elsewhere.

Group Profile

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Me and my other group member Cyrhone A. Cezar is not the photo due to a reason that we attended an orientation for our scholarship.

Our group is composed of different people with different characteristics. Although we have different characteristics we still have some things in common like our age (18-19 years old), our likes and dislikes in a person, interest and the reason why we took up IT. We are a group of students that can work together as a team and take the challenge with positivity.

The World is Flat

The 10 Flatteners
1. The New Age of Creativity (the fall of the Berlin Wall)
This event “tipped the balance of power across the world toward those advocating
democratic, consensual, free-market-oriented governance, and away from those
advocating authoritarian rule with centrally planned economies.”

2. The New Age of Connectivity (the rise of the Web)
This event “enabled more people to communicate and interact with more other people anywhere on the planet than ever before.”

3. Work Flow Software
This force “enabled more people in more places to design, display, manage, and collaborate on business data previously handled manually,” resulting in more work to be able to flow “between companies and continents faster than ever.”

4. Uploading (open online collaboration and communities)
This force gave “newfound power [to] individuals and communities to send up, out, and around their own products and ideas, often for free, rather than just passively downloading them from commercial enterprises or traditional hierarchies,” thereby “reshaping the flow of creativity, innovation, political mobilization, and information gathering and dissemination.”

5. Outsourcing
This force meant “taking some specific, but limited, function that your company is doing in-house… and having another company perform that exact same function for you and then reintegrating their work back into your overall operation.”

6. Offshoring
This force meant being able to manufacture “the very same product in the very same way, only with cheaper labor, lower taxes, subsidized energy, and lower health-care costs” in another country, “then integrating it into [your] global supply chains.”

7. Supply-Chaining
This force allowed “[horizontal collaboration]—among suppliers, retailers, and
customers—to create value,” resulting in “the adoption of common standards between
companies” and more efficient “global collaboration.”
8. Insourcing
This force allowed “small companies could suddenly see around the world” and sell their products and services globally, while large companies could “act really small” and “customize products at the last minute.”

9. In-forming
This force gave “all the world’s knowledge, or even just a big chunk of it… to anyone and everyone, anytime, anywhere,” resulting in “becoming your own self-directed and self-empowered researcher, editor, and selector of entertainment, without having to go to
the library or the movie theater or through network television.”

10. The Steriods (computers, the Internet, wireless, and personalization) This force, made up of specific technologies, supercharged all the other flatteners.

The World Is Flat conceptual analysis accessible to a broad public with personal anecdotes and opinions. Each flatteners are factors that has to do with the economy of every country in the world. “Changes” the keyword that indicates why the world is flat. Every country has a capability to improve there economy, but they dont grab the opportunity for improvement, they just settle in what they know, they just stay in there comfort zone. Thats why other countries doesnt have progress in there economy.

downloadThis book is an eye opener for a reader like me, there are so many opportunities but we can’t just see it.

(Journal #2) 2nd Day of Class

November 12 2015, our second day of class in Information Management. The 1st lecture was all about Fundamentals of Management and Business wherein he discussed the The Dynamic New Workplace most on the part of the Organization. He explained and taught as the components of an organization like the process in the organization and the components of an organization. Not only that he also taught us somethings about the industry, more on his life experience in the industry. Like what are the do’s and dont’s in the industry, the meaning of culture in the industry, and most of all the secrets of success in the industry. Prof. Arvin made the lecture fun by telling joke’s about the industry, but still we learned many things and had fun during the lecture.

-Do not say no, Because saying no means saying no to new opportunities.

(Journal #1) 1st Day of Class

November 9 2015, our first day of class in Information Management. We’ve meet our instructor Professor Arvin F. Villodres, my first impression about him when he entered the classroom is he is a strict instructor the he wouldn’t joke around or laugh in the class, but first impression never last. During the introduction, Prof. Arvin ask us what is information management and also told us the real meaning of information management. After telling us what our subject is all about he told the class that he is here to teach us not to inspire us because’s that our parents, friend or if you had a girlfriend or a boyfriend job, that he is our boss and we are here employee. As the class end he told us that we have to do a blog site wherein we will write our journal each meeting and post our assignment for him to check in the blog site that we will make. He also told us to read the book The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman and have given us our first assignment, to find 5 social networking tools that should be different/unique from the other class that he is teaching also IM. Explain each social networking tool and write what have we learned in each social networking tools.

-Take this subject seriously