IT Blog

July 11, 2018

Innovate by Taking Risks: Elon Musk

Over the course of his entrepreneurial life, Elon Musk has started several companies and been ousted from two of them (Zip2 and PayPal); PayPal was voted one of the worst business ideas of 1999; he crashed his newly bought million-dollar McLaren F1 when it had been off the lot for one day; he was nearly arrested by Russian police in 2002 for trying to buy a rocket he'd already been turned down for; he started his own SpaceX company because he really wanted to get to Mars one day, and has since had three rockets explode, followed by one success, then three more explosions and critical failures (one of which held a Facebook satellite for Africa and a payload for NASA); and two of his companies were on the brink of bankruptcy at the same time.

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July 2, 2018

Art and Technology: Best Friends Forever

Rapidly-evolving technology has given the world a new outlook. It has changed the way we communicate, receive information, and focus our education. In fact, more and more people are gaining an education in science, technology, engineering, and math, collectively known as STEM. This is very exciting! There is a common misconception that I've noticed, though; that science and technology are where the money is, while professions in English and art are discredited. But is it in technology's favor for society to promote science more and arts less?

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June 6, 2018

Innovate by Knowing Your Talents: The Wright Brothers

Wilbur and Orville Wright made history by building and flying a heavier-than-air machine on December 17, 1903. No one will deny the two men had talent, yet their talents were not innate gifts. Their talents were developed in their youth and cultivated over years of study and experimentation.

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May 4, 2018

Innovate by Building on the Past: Martin Cooper

Read about Martin Cooper, the inventor of the modern cell phone, and how Star Trek led to much of the technology we use today.

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April 30, 2018

Keeping Private Information Private (In a Public World)

Now more than ever, keeping your online information private is incredibly important. "But IT department," you may ask, "How do we do that?" In today's world of social media, online shopping, emails, text messaging, and more, our reliance on technology to stay connected grows and our understanding of how to keep information private can shrink.

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April 4, 2018

Printing on the BYU-Idaho Campus

At BYU-Idaho you have lots of choices. You get to choose where you live, what classes you take, who you date, and...drumroll please...how you print!

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April 3, 2018

Innovate by Learning from Mistakes: Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell is best known for his invention of the telephone. However, many of his inventions – even ones that were initially unsuccessful – led to the creation of several of the technologies we use today.

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March 14, 2018

BYU-Idaho IT Goes Social

Read about BYU-Idaho's social media efforts.

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