Wireless and Mobile Technologies

Study Case
Various companies around the world have known the need to move with the speed at which the technology is moving. They seem to have realized that company’s growth does not is not largely reflected on the size but the speed of service delivery. No industry has known this more than the airline industry around the world and most the United States airline industry. Delta is leading the way in the implementation of wireless and mobile technologies in a bid to leverage on the services they provide to their customers. The implementation of the modern technologies and mostly the wireless and mobile technologies has seen Delta being ranked among the best airline companies in the world.

Study Questions
Question 1
a) Wireless technologies are among the modern technological inventions. Wireless technologies involve the transmission of data and information from one place to another without the help of wires, cables or any forms of the electrical conductor. The distance of transmission can be anywhere between few meters (Television remote control) and several thousand miles (Radio communication). Wireless technologies use devices such as cordless telephones, GPS units, wireless computers, mobiles, and satellite television among others (Hayden et al., 2001).

b) Mobile technology is the exact dictation of the name. Mobile technology is the form of technology that is portable. It is a reference to any device and gadget that can be carried and help to perform various tasks. The technology allows the user to perform the tasks via cell phones, laptops, and PDA among others (Hayden et al., 2001).

c) Importance of wireless and mobile technologies

Wireless and mobile technologies enable professionals to work and have a functional access to the Internet from anywhere and at any time without the need to carry cables and wires wherever they move. Additionally, it helps to complete the work from anywhere and on time thereby increasing productivity.
Wireless and mobile technologies enable doctors, professionals and other workers working from the remote areas to be in touch with the medical centers and officers through mobile wireless communications.
Wireless and mobile technologies help to alert urgent situation. The affected areas can obtain help and support using the two technologies (Fette, 2008)
Question 2

Delta is one of the high-tech airline companies in the United States. The airline company has implemented several wireless and mobile technologies such as Wi-Fi, mobile apps such as Fly Delta App, Delta Ticket Counter, and Delta Away We Go App. It has also implemented some business functionalities within social media such as the Facebook and Twitter. One of the essential metrics for the airline industry is the level of technology. The metric enables investors to compare levels of efficiency at a particular airline. It represents the likelihood of growth in the future and how much operating revenue such an airline company generates. The implementation of wireless and mobile technologies has improved its efficiency. Delta is ranked as the most efficient airline for customer services which has been enabled by the technologies (Delta Staff Writer, 2012).

Question 3
People have grown to be accustomed to seeing improvements in their experiences with goods and services they buy. Airline companies provide transport services to their customers. Delta is among the companies. Forbes Magazine has recently listed the company as one of the customer friendly company. Furthermore, it is efficient in the way it serves the people. However, the improvements have come due to the implementation of various organizational systems, wireless technologies, and mobile technologies. All the improvements have been necessitated by the growing competition if the industry and the need to increase revenue. The company implements most of its technologies according to the trend and needs in the industry. All the technologies the company has implemented recently have been necessitated by the need to move with the speed at which the technology and the world are moving. Additionally, the company evaluates the available technologies before deciding the most suitable and one which will bring the desired changes in the company (Delta Staff Writer, 2012).

The level of efficiency of the implementations has catapulted the company to great heights. The company’s listing as one of the most airlines has not come due to anything else other than the efficiency of the service due to its customers. The efficiency has been made possible by the various organizational systems, wireless technologies, and mobile technologies. The company has beaten several companies that have lagged behind in such technological implementations and deployment (Delta Staff Writer, 2012).

Question 4
Delta Airlines is one of the airline companies using their mobile and wireless technologies most strategically. The company could be the most strategic in the application of the mobile and wireless technologies. The above is true due to the various technologies it has implemented to serve the customers in the best way. Some of the technologies are the Wi-Fi in all its carrier airplanes. Wi-Fi is a wireless technology, and no other company has implemented. It is likely that most of the companies which will implement the technology later will borrow from Delta. The company has also developed various mobile applications such as Fly Delta App, which provides e-Boarding check-in options in more than eighty cities where the Delta operates around the world. Delta’s Ticket Counter is also one of the applications that enable booking through the Facebook without having to navigate to the company’s website. The company also has an innovative tool like the Delta Away We Go, which allows the customers share and plans their traveling experience with friends and families. Delta beats most of its competitors due to such technological implementations. The company would not have probably beaten other airline companies if they had such implementations. The fact that it has emerged top is an indication that most of its competitors are lagging behind in implementation, or their implementations are not strategic (Delta Staff Writer, 2012).

Question 5
The success of the business depends on its speed of goods and services delivery as opposed to its vastness. Businesses rely on the quick exchange of information. Wrong data and information lead to delays and eventual suffering of service and productivity. Mobile and wireless technologies have become essential for getting accurate and real-time information wherever and whenever it is needed. However, such technologies cannot function without support. Therefore, they require enterprise technologies to leverage the technologies. Some of the technologies are LAN. LAN enables the companies to track and connect their workforces using the Voice over IP (VoIP). Additionally, Delta has been using Facebook as an enterprise system. It does so by the use of Delta Ticket Counter which allows customers to book travel through the Facebook. Other enterprise systems are the company’s website and various mobile phones on which the applications will be installed (Delta Staff Writer, 2012).

Training to be a Dot Net Programmer

Plan

The marketing of myself as a Dot Net Programmer in the job market would entail attention interviews, coming up with a resume and then creating a professional brand. I planned to conduct a search for various publications so as to have a knowhow on how to adequately prepare for the interview. The researcher also planned to leverage two resource persons for the purpose of helping to shed more light to the tasks at hand more especially the task of making a professional brand and preparing for the interview. My plan involved going through various resumes on the Internet and other sources so as to familiarize myself with the major components in containment I a professional resume as that would be helpful during the application for a job in the future. A good personal brand and resume are necessary for winning an employment (Corfield, 2007). I then planned to make sure that the sample had a professional outlook.

I also planned to recap all that I had learned in the previous research tasks towards the area of Dot Net programming so as to make sure that all the knowledge of duties and responsibilities was at my fingertips. I planned to understand the basic tasks and how to carry them out since they would interview me. The other things that the researcher planned to do were to make sure to practice such soft skills as teamwork and collaboration; communication skills; problem solving; critical observation; adaptability; and conflict resolution. The researcher also planned to carry out a search on the newspapers and other platforms that advertise Dot Net programming jobs, make applications and then attend interviews. The attending of interviews would be preceded by a thorough preparation on the same using my resource persons and the other sources.

Action
On March 25, 2016, I began my search on marketing myself as a Dot Net developer for the purpose of getting a suitable employment. The researcher structured the research work in such a way that all the activities would have completion within two weeks that were scheduled for the same. In the first week, I had to make a recap of all that I had learned in the previous research activities concerning Dot Net programming. In the first week I also attending an online training for two days, that is, March 28, 2016, and March 29, 2016, and got to learn many things regarding the such soft skills like good communication, adaptability, conflict resolution, problem-solving, teamwork and collaboration among other skills. I also made a plan for the following week concerning the tasks that I wanted to accomplish in that week so as to prepare adequately for them.

The task that began within the second week was the scrutiny of the sample resumes on the Web so as to familiarize myself with the right structure and the elements that should be in containment. I requested to meet two of my resource person that was working in two different companies in the positions of the assistant human resource managers. I met the resource persons at the same time because I wanted them to help me in different activities that would have me adequately prepared for the interview and the job ahead. The meeting took place in one of the resource person’s offices in the afternoon starting at 2 pm because thy told me that in the morning, they were usually busy. They helped me to prepare for the interview and assisted me with the refining of the resume so that it had a professional look. They then helped me to come up with a professional brand.

Observation
I observed that the preparation for the interview and job was something important. In this iteration, I had to carry out some activities that helped me have adequate preparation for the activities mentioned above. I observed that the revisiting of the things I learned in the previous iterations was vital because it made me remembers everything that I had learned. That gave me the confidence to approach the interview with the assurance that I would pass it. The other thing that the researcher observed was that the practice of soft skills is a requirement for any employee because they have to be conversant with the basic of how to communicate and behave apart from their professional qualifications (Duncan & Dunifon, 2012). The daily conducting of their duties require those soft skills. Otherwise, they would become ineffective in the execution of their duties.

The researcher also observed that the interview must be preceded by adequate preparation and the preparation of the resume as well as the training of how to perform a task related to one’s profession. I observed that the interviewers have some common questions that they ask a new employee and the resource persons helped understand how to respond to them adequately. The most common question, for instance, was, ‘If we give you chance to work in this company, what new idea you will bring to the area of Dot Net project development?’ The professional brand was a requirement for making sure that a job seeker reaches many people (Dixson & Arruda, 2013). I observed that an online profile of the professional brand would help in marketing oneself effectively, and it would provide the chance for making changes as appropriate.

Reflection
The iteration on marketing myself as Dot Net programmer went on well in almost every area that I wanted to address. I addressed most of them although not as adequate as I would have wanted. The various sources that I leverage to find information regarding interviews and practice of other skills were very rich with relevant information that I wanted. The online training on the practice of soft skills also helped me to have all the soft skills that are my requirement for any professional. The resource persons were also helpful because they complemented what I had gathered from the Web and other sources, ensuring that I was well versed in all the things that are vital to getting and maintaining employment. I met them during the time when they were not very busy, and so they willingly gave me the information I wanted to get from them.

A few things did not go as was planned among them being the lack of covering everything that was in my pan for this iteration. Among the things that were planned and never happened include the use of sources like newspapers to find job advertisements and the failure to scrutinize thoroughly the various job offerings advertised on the Internet. I plan to create more time for the activities in my plan in the future so as to make sure that I perform every activity as planned for the purpose of garnering more knowledge and experience in the area I will be conducting research. Another thing that I did not do was the visiting of companies to take my resume and applications as I only relied on the job offerings on the Web. In the future, I would have to apply online and also visit companies to seek for a job.

Nature of Theory

Introduction
The word theory is a common term used in different fields and at different occasions to mean almost the same thing. Though different words may be used to help conceptualize what constitutes a theory, the central idea is that a theory is a tool that helps deduce why things are the way they are. I this paper, I will discuss the general definition of a theory, and then the nature and the different basic types of theory, the various views of what constitutes a theory and lastly, what distinguishes a theory from related concepts such as hypothesis, paradigm, model, and concept.

Nature and types of theory
Nature of Theory
As said earlier, theories are tools that aid human understanding about a particular subject matter. As such, a theory, though may not be scientifically verifiable is relied upon to produce logicality about a phenomenon of interest no matter how complex it may be or seem. Here we deduce that a theory abstract rather than perfectly realistic in nature.

A theory is syntactic in nature. That implies that it only becomes meaningful when given a semantic component or when applied to some content. Besides, theories are mainly expressed in some natural language though are mostly constructed in such a way that they can be modified to fit in explaining a variety of phenomena. Theories can also be expressed mathematically or symbolically as long as they follow the principles of logic and rational thought (Stam, 2009).

Apparently, a theory is majorly constructed by a set of sentences consisting of ‘true’ statements though the truth of any one of these statements is always about the whole theory. Therefore, the same statement may be true with respect to one theory, and not true with respect to another. For instance, a literary theory like “He is a good person” can only be proven to be true by first seeking the truth about the ‘He’ character. Two theories are said to have the same explanatory power if they can make same predictions. Such a pair of theories is called indistinguishable or observationally equivalent theories (Zima, 2012).

Types of theory
There are many kinds of theories. However, they all can be classified into two main categories namely scientific and philosophical.

Philosophical Theories
This class consists of theories whose subject and conclusions are not founded on empirical data, but rather on a person’s ideas. That implies that many elementary philosophical theories are just perceptive statements whose truthfulness cannot be scientifically tested. Examples of relevant philosophical theories include the following:

Meta-theory
Meta-theory is a type of philosophical theory whose subject matter is another theory. In other words, meta-theory is a theory about a theory (Stam, 2009).

Political theories
This theory is another type of philosophical theory political theory which tries to explain how the law and government are. Many times, “political theory” points to a general view, or political belief and attitudes about politics (Gelso, 2006).

Scientific Theories
Unlike philosophical theories, scientific theories attempt to explain the why of natural phenomena and processes by the use of well-substantiated evidence. As such, a scientific theory explains an aspect of the natural world using scientific theories such as repeated tests and experimentation. A mathematical theory such as the Newton’s Theory of Gravity is an example of a scientific theory. Among other examples of scientific theories include Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and Mendeleev’s theory of the Periodic Table (Zima, 2012).

What constitutes a theory?
According to Gelso, (2006), a theory can be speculative of scientific. As such, it can be used to inform hard facts or general facts about a phenomenon of interest. Corvellec (2013), says that a theory can be mathematical or literary. It can be used to explain how some mathematical formulas came into being or why some people behave the way they do.