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Tiera Stepney

September 21, 2014


CSIT 101
Professor Shelley Pumphrey



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For assignment one I selected mobile technology, because I believe it is a broad topic in
todays society. The article that caught my attention the most is called Business: Dont over
Look Basic Flip Phone from the website zdnet.com. The article talks about how businesses
dont pay any attention to flip phones no more since they released all these embellished smart
phones. James Kendrick believes that these impressive smart phones are wonderful tools for
employees, but feels that it is just too much for businesses to handle. The same thing you can
do with a smart phone you can do with a flip phone but with little features. For example, you
can talk and text with a smart phone and a flip flop phone. But with the flip phones there are
advantages and disadvantages meaning the flip phones are inexpensive, they dont do data
which means they dont require a data plan and they have long battery life which is perfect.
Kendrick believes that these simple phones are very economical for most companies
especially for workers whose duties revolve around phones calls and text messages and dont
need a smart phone just because corporate world is obsessed with smart phones, which I
believe they are just spending too much money on. http://www.zdnet.com/businesses-dont-
overlook-basic-flip-phones-7000033844/
My next article is called Todays Tech: A Transactional, Virtual Attorney And Her Mobile
Devices which briefly talks about a lady name Lisa Epperly, a lawyer, who relies heavily on
mobile tools as part of her law firms technology arsenal. When comparing this article with
my first one it seems that smart phones do come in handy on Epperly case. She is an on the
go person who needs her mobile device everywhere she goes and she can access her case
information as well. But without her smart phone she wouldnt be able to get half of her work
done in a timely manner. So for Epperly a flip phone would not be much a good idea for her
Tiera Stepney
September 21, 2014
CSIT 101
Professor Shelley Pumphrey

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type of job. also, by her being on the road for hours, the law today is no texting and talking
while driving so she needs that smart phone that has voice detect and can read to her so if
someone shoots her a text message she can reply and let the phone do the typing and sending
it off for her. http://abovethelaw.com/2014/09/todays-tech-a-transactional-virtual-attorney-
and-her-mobile-devices/
My third article is called Are Smart Phones Making Our Working Lives More Stressful?
And it briefly talks about how companies hand out smart phones to their workers stating the
agreement that they are on call at any time and any place. Arnold Bakker, a professor,
showed that these heavy smart phone uses caused more work-home interference; work
encroached badly on home life. This basically means that smart phones are taking over
people and interfering with their personal life, especially if youre smart phone was giving to
you through the company you work for. By comparing this with my first article it seems to
me that flip phones are not a good thing to rely on now days. It seems that you need more
than incoming calls and texts messages you need the internet to connect with your workers at
the job and more. I also believe that this article was the best search engine because it
defiantly goes in depth about how mobile technology is taking over peoples lives in todays
world.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/18/smartphones-making-working-lives-
more-stressful



Tiera Stepney
September 21, 2014
CSIT 101
Professor Shelley Pumphrey

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I will evaluate Are Smart Phones Making Our Working Lives More Stressful?
Time: Thursday, September 18, 2014 11.04 EDT
Relevance: Yes, I believe it answered all my questions completely. I had the
opportunity to see different articles on mobile technology and how it is
expanding in todays world.
Authority: Ian Sample, yes he is qualified to write about this topic because he
is a science editor, he was journalist at New Scientist and worked at the
Institute of Physics as a journal editor. He has his PhD in biomedical materials
from Queen Marys University of London.
Accurate: Yes I believe this article is trustworthy because he as evidence on
people dealing with mobile technology and how it is affecting their lives as
well. Some evidence suggests the encroachment of work on home life is
creating more exhausted, cynical and burned out workers. Yes it has been
tested for accuracy and compared to other mobile technology that people use
today.
Purpose: The article was made to inform people about what is going on with
mobile technology in todays world and how it is affecting people. I believe
this article is objective because it takes into account all the details and thinks
of other peoples opinions including yours.


Tiera Stepney
September 21, 2014
CSIT 101
Professor Shelley Pumphrey

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My two scholarly journals from the CCBC library databases I just looked under Environment
Complete and typed in mobile technology. It was very helpful it brought up a lot of different
scholarly journals on mobile technology.
1. MSpray: A mobile phone technology to improve malaria control efforts and monitor
human exposure to malaria control pesticides in Limpopo, South Africa
2. Evaluation of low-cost consumer-level mobile phone technology for measuring
international roughness index (IRI) values.

Comparing my internet article and my scholarly journal I chose Business: Dont
Over Look Basic Flip Phone and MSpray: A mobile phone technology to improve
malaria control efforts and monitor human exposure to malaria control pesticides in
Limpopo, South Africa they both talk about how old mobile technology is not being
used today and how it has affected them or their country. Also, they both talk about
how mobile technology is important today and how they are being used in varies of
ways. They are easy to use and excess, both of the authors are qualified to write about
this topic, and their timeliness is 2014.
For my work cited page I used MLA.






Tiera Stepney
September 21, 2014
CSIT 101
Professor Shelley Pumphrey

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Works Cited

"Are Smartphones Making Our Working Lives More Stressful?" The Guardian. Ed. Ian Sample.
18 Sept. 2014. Web.
Black, Nicole. "Todays Tech: A Transactional, Virtual Attorney And Her Mobile Devices."
Above The Law. Nicole Black, 18 Sept. 2014. Web.
Eskenazi, Brenda, Et Al. ""Mspray: A Mobile Phone Technology To Improve Malaria Control
Efforts And Monitor Human Exposure To Malaria Control Pesticides In Limpopo,
South Africa."" Environment International 68.(2014): 219-226. Environment
Complete. (Web. 21 Sept. 2014.). Print.
""Evaluation Of Low-Cost Consumer-Level Mobile Phone Technology For Measuring
International Roughness Index (IRI) Values." Canadian Journal Of Civil Engineering
41.9 (2014): 819-827. Environment Complete." CCBC The Community College of
Baltimore County. Hanson, Trevor, Coady Cameron, and Eric Hildebrand. Web. 21
Sept. 2014.
Kendrick, James. "Businesses: Don't Overlook Basic Flip Phones | ZDNet." ZDNet. Web. 21
Sept. 2014.