Sunday, April 20, 2008

CIS Presents - Meet the Majors

What is CIS

Software, systems, computers
Databases: cash, balances
Business applications or business services

Leonard Morrison, Executive Director of Corporate Relations – “CIS majors are among the most sought after year after year.”

Starting salaries between $52,500 and $102,000

Graduates go to: Deloitte, IBM, KPMG, Cantata Technology, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
CIS Major

  • Prepares for career as a technology expert
  • Provides immediate value for your employer by integrating business and technology into business
  • Focuses on application development, IT infrastructure, data management and modeling

Three courses: CS150 Introduction to Data and Information Management, CS 180 Programming Fundamentals, CS240 Business Processing and Communications Infrastructure.

Then CS 350 Data Management, CS360 Systems Analysis and Design.

Then six electives and you pick three. CIS Minor also available (formerly IT minor)

Saturday, April 5, 2008

I liked using because I can save my favorites if I'm on another computer. It's a good way to keep track of websites that might interest me. It's extremely simple to use and if you use the toolbar they offer it's even easier. Social bookmarking can be helpful for finding new websites that other people think might interest you, or just seeing what other people think is interesting. I will probably continue to use my favorites on my own browser, but if I want to save a website from a different computer I will use My link is

Using Twitter

I did not use Twitter on my cell phone because I do not have unlimited txt messaging. I never really talked to anyone about something they posted on twitter because it was usually nothing more than what they were doing at the time. There are privacy issues with Twitter because you might post something that you did not want someone else to see, but you might not know they were following you. I will not continue to use Twitter because I think it is one of the most pointless Web 2.0 applications. It is basically the same as using an away message on AIM, but instead it sends me an IM everytime someone puts up a new away message. If I wanted to know what someone was doing I could just check their away message. Not to mention it's another thing that I have to log in to in addition to AIM. Businesses can use Twitter as a marketing tool because it is an easy way to get a message out to masses of people. If there are a lot of people following them, they can send out a twit about a new product or promotion. People can also give them feedback immediately through Twitter. After using Twitter I can see that there are possible uses for it, but for me it is pointless and annoying. I really don't care if John is eating pizza 2 minutes ago.