Foundations of Information
In software development, standardization is essential in the development of specific organizational processes using a particular formal language. When developing complex projects, lack of formality may lead to failures, as standards are required to integrate individual work product. Standardization can be identified as the next stage of internal research and development (R&D), where organizations have the capacity to recognize new information, absorb it, and utilize it for commercial purposes (Blind and Rauber 4). Standardization assists organizations to enhance efficiency, as well as lowering the costs of undertaking business operations.
Technology is growing at an astronomical rate, and the next innovations may focus on improving agricultural productivity and clean energy harvesting. Invention of the Green Sense farms could be one of the next significant technological innovations in the world. Green Sense Farms are capable of exploiting technology to grow green vegetables throughout the year, particularly in urban settings, without using soil (Bhanoo, n.p). This technology can be utilized in large scale in regions that receive little or no rain, rather than relying on other regions for the supply of fresh vegetables. Another significant technological innovation is Solar Roadways where photovoltaic cells accumulate power from energy-harvesting pavements that are fitted with heating elements and LEDs.
Studying Foundations of Information, or INFO 101, enables students to understand the elementary concepts of computer-based information systems, in addition to acquisition and utilization of information systems. The most significant thing that I have learned from the course is that information systems are fundamental in the development of analytical and interpersonal skills, which are essential in the management of time and data. Information systems facilitate efficiency in the storage of data and assist in solving problems of logistics by saving time that could be wasted through poor management of information. I will utilize this knowledge to make decisions on career, in addition to developing reports for my future company.
Bhanoo, Sindya. “Vertical Farms Will Be Big, But For Whom?” Fast Company. Technology, March 12, 2014. Web. 9 Aug. 2016 http://www.fastcompany.com/3039087/elasticity/vertical-farms-will-be-big-but-for-who
Blind, Knut, and Julius Rauber. “Drivers for Companies’ Entry into Standardization.” (2016): 1-16.