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Why Do You Think it

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There are also
those nations so hungry for economic growth that they embrace any type of
commerce activity, and this has been the case in China for example, which
does not police against spamming. The U.S. government on the other hand
has been aggressive about prosecuting spammers and sending them to prison.
You are a fairly small company:
a) Should you use a firewall?
Yes, most definitely, as any hacker could get to your company's record,
even spoof your e-mail addresses and send SPAM or other e-mails using your
company's identity.
b) Should you use antivirus systems?
Yes, as any small business will have spent a large percentage of their
total budgets on PCs and laptops, and a virus could make these assets
inoperable fast. Anti-virus will save e-mail systems, the company network,
and ultimately hundreds of hours of lost time.
c) Should you use and intrusion-detection system?
Yes and…… [Read More]

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Organization's Lobbyist What Would You Like to

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organization's lobbyist, what would you like to see done by the Federal government that would be of help to your organization? This could be what the government could do or what they could stop doing. It can be all fiscal, all monetary, or a mix of each type of policy. As a lobbyist it is not your job to be concerned with the deficit, or the environment, or the general health of the financial system (unless, of course, you are lobbying for an environmental, financial, or deficit reduction group). Your answer to this question can give an interesting perspective as to how lobbying can distort economic policy and decisions

As a lobbyist for Nike Inc., the focus would fall on the elimination, or at least reduction, of the quotas imposed on imports. Nike Inc. collaborates with partners across the globe and provides employment opportunities for the people in less economically…… [Read More]

References:

Carroll, A.B., Buchholtz, A.K., 2011, Business and society: ethics and stakeholder management, 8th edition, Cengage Learning

Mandia, S.A., Global warming: man or myth?  http://www2.sunysuffolk.edu/mandias/global_warming/global_warming_denial_machine.html  last accessed on February 15, 2012
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It Risk Management -- Cyber

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The organizations are usually run by a core group, which divides the different responsibilities of an operation (e.g. spamming, web design, data collection) among the members. The members run their own outer networks to fulfill those responsibilities -- rarely even having contact with each other online. The decentralized structure of the internet, as well as the high levels of anonymity it provides makes it difficult for law enforcement agencies to locate cybercriminal groups. A group could have networks in a myriad of different countries, whilst using servers based in numerous different countries and jurisdictions. Furthermore, many national jurisdictions lack the legislative framework required to properly prosecute online crime." (Collins, 2012)

These insights are illustrating how the lack of self-control is creating a situation where more criminals or organizations are turning to cyber crime. What makes the situation worse; is they can work anonymously and be able to conduct these activities…… [Read More]

References

Casey, E. (2011). Digital Evidence and Computer Crime. London: Academic.

Collins, a. (2012). Contemporary Security Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gregg, M. (2010). Hacker Techniques, Tools and Incident Handling. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Gryzbowski, K. (2012). An Examination of Cyber Crime and Cyber Crime Research. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Arizona State University, Scottsdale.
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It Was Saturday Morning and

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I asked him if he felt like the commercials made him want to have the
things he saw on TV. Initially he said no, but then corrected himself and
said that many times he would see a toy or game on television on a
commercial that he would like to have, but did not expect to receive at any
time immediate since it would appear to be too expensive or the time from
birthday or Christmas was too long. He appeared to know a lot about the
toys that were on the commercials and he told me that many of his friends
would have one toy or another, and would say whether the other child liked
the toy or not, whether it was "cheap" or not. My friend and I watched two
episode of Avatar, and one episode of another show called Drake and Josh.
The latter is a live…… [Read More]

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Conversation it Is Always Difficult

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Perhaps your partner is feeling the same things that you are feeling! Once your feelings are out in the open, it will be easier to come up with a solution to your problems.

One F:

First, you might want to consider the fact that you are imagining the fact that he is angry with you. Maybe things at work, in general, have not been going well. Or maybe he has a personal problem that is putting a damper on his professional life. You shouldn't jump to conclusions and assume that the way he has been acting is about only you. Second, if you really think that he is upset with you, and he has reason to be, then you should try talking with him. Tell him that you want to resolve the issue, and it will be a better learning experience if you know what he wants you to change.…… [Read More]

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IT Professionals and a Survey of Respondents

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total of 60 surveys were sent to IT professionals, with 22 respondents returning questionnaires. The questions contained in the survey were qualitative in nature. The responses varied substantially, which is not surprising given that some of the questions were open-ended in nature. Overall, the questionnaire was a mixture of open-ended and closed questions, which provided basic data on the respondents and their practices, combined with more detailed information that required deeper qualitative analysis. Qualitative analysis is a credible tool whereby a deeper understanding of an issue can be had, giving researchers a more thorough awareness of the complexity of interacting variables within a system, as they work together to produce an outcome: in other words, qualitative analysis helps "to illustrate this issue" (Cresswell, 2012, p. 74).

Data Collection Procedure

Sixty surveys were sent to the IT professionals at the two selected companies via email. There were only 22 responses, and…… [Read More]

References

Baxter, P., Jack, S. (2008). Qualitative case study methodology: Study design and implementation for novice researchers. The Qualitative Report, 13(4): 544-559.

Creswell, J. W. (2007). Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing among

Five Approaches. CA: Sage.

Lin, C. (2013). Revealing the "Essence" of Things: Using Phenomenology in LIS
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IT Systems Technology Has Now Become a

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IT Systems

Technology has now become a euphemism for the information age. As individuals, information rarely escapes our grasp as now anybody can have access to its vast array of knowledge. More importantly, in the midst of our global society, technology has a profound role on our nation's ability to participate in a more competitive environment. As the age old adage states, "Knowledge is power," and in many instances this statement is correct. Information allows individuals to make better informed decisions regarding projects that can have grave implications on society if the solution is incorrect. Further, information allows more convenience in regards to access and search of particular concepts. Technology allows humans to live longer while allowing them to live more productive lives (Gregg, 2006). The benefits that technology derives are as difficult to enumerate as they are to fully comprehend. However, it is my contention that the information age…… [Read More]

References

1) Bill Apro & Graeme Hammond (2005). Hackers: The Hunt for Australia's Most Infamous Computer Cracker. Five Mile Press. ISBN 1-74124-722-5.

2) Stuart McClure, Joel Scambray & George Kurtz (1999). Hacking Exposed. Mcgraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-212127-0.

3) Michael Gregg (2006). Certfied Ethical Hacker. Pearson. ISBN 978-0-7897-3531-7.

4) Clifford Stoll (1990). The Cuckoo's Egg. The Bodley Head Ltd. ISBN 0-370-31433-6.
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IT Management OS Systems History OS Systems

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IT Management OS Systems History

OS Systems History and Recommendations for Use

"An OS is a program that controls the execution of application programs and acts as an interface between applications and the computer hardware," and is thus a crucial part in modern technology within a business context (Stallings 2009 p 51). Such systems help run software, provide access to needed devices, control user access to files and systems, as well as catching and responding to errors and other harmful objects like viruses or malware. The OS makes computers easy-to-use and convenient for users of all types, from the most experienced to those with little experience at all. Essentially, the user is most often not trained or interested in manipulating the actual hardware of their device. Thus, the OS helps them use the software without having to go further into the hardware and allows software developed by a programmer to…… [Read More]

References

Ritchie, Colin. (2003). Operating Systems Incorporating UNIX and Windows. Cengage Learning.

Stallings, William. (2009). Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles. 6th ed. Prentice Hall.
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It Project Management Project Metrics

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It has been widely accepted as an industry standard for project management software. Many large companies such as Intel have benefited from it to the extent that case studies were conducted on the results. Many such case studies are documented on Microsoft's website as a testament to the success of this utility. Microsoft Project allows employees, resources, and tasks to be defined. A wide range of relationships can be drawn between each of the defined entities. For example, a resource such as a server can be assigned to be used for certain tasks at certain times.

The definitions in Microsoft Project allow for a high level of analytics to be done. Each resource has a cost involved. Time constraints are also defined for the workforce and the resources. Project managers are able to use this information to track the costs to ensure that the project is running on budget and…… [Read More]

References

Brown, Mark Graham (1996). Using the Right Metrics to Drive World-class Performance. AMACOM.

Fitz-Gibbon, Carol Taylor (1990). Performance indicators. BERA Dialogue.

Reh, F. Key Performance Indicators: How an organization defines and measures progress toward its goals. About.com Management. Retrieved February 21, 2012 from http://management.about.com/cs/generalmanagement/a/keyperfindic.htm

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated: Coca-Cola Bottle Co. Consolidated Improves Project Cost Reporting. Microsoft Case Studies. Published 2009. Retrieved February 21, 2012 from http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000004270
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IT Plan as the World Continues to

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IT Plan

As the world continues to evolve with technology and technological advances, certain problems arise that requires precise and involved management of these advances. The purpose of this essay is to examine the importance of information security systems and how they demonstrate their importance in the commercial world. To do this, this essay will be presented from the viewpoint of an Information Security Officer (ISO) who has been tasked to identify the inherent risks associated with a business operation and to establish physical and logical access control methods that will help minimize those risks. A scenario has been created to help explain this process where a pharmacy and its accompanying information systems scheme are presented to give an example of how this may be done.

In order to accomplish this task, this report will first identify the physical vulnerabilities that are given in the directed scenario before identifying the…… [Read More]

References

Jackson, W. (2013). New strategy for IT security: Focus on the systems not the threat. GCN, 2 May 2013. Retrieved from http://gcn.com/articles/2013/05/02/it-security-strategy-focus- on-systems-not-threats.aspx

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (2013). Special Publication 800-12: An Introduction to Computer Security: The NIST Handbook. Updated 25 Jan 2013. Retrieved from http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-12/800-12- html/index.html

Prince, K. (2009). Top 9 IT Security Threats. Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal, 24 March, 2009. Retrieved from  http://www.s-ox.com/dsp_getFeaturesDetails.cfm?CID=2461 

Vernon, M. (2012). Top Five Threats. Computer Weekly, 21 Sep, 2012. Retrieved from http://www.computerweekly.com/feature/Top-five-threats
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IT Business Plan Club

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This is however not established in concrete terms. Such a database can then be used to analyze whether a specific age group prefers a specific time or day to visit the club. This information can then be used to differentiate the preferred entertainment, food and drink items for the specific age groups involved.

3.

There are many strategies that can be used to drive the club's competitive advantage. The most important of this is customer orientation, as customers are the most important component of the club, its existence, and its income level. The other strategies can be used as fringe actions to enhance the customer experience.

According to Mindwhirl (2010), strategic planning is vitally important, particularly in customer-centered professions such as tourism and club management. Because customers are part of the daily operations of the business, it makes sense that they should be the focus of other strategies such as…… [Read More]

References

Mindwhirl (2010). Strategic Planning for Competitive Advantage. Retrieved from http://www.mindwhirl.com/101_strategic_planning.html

Vaz, M. (2007). Specific Resources as Bases for the Differentiation and Innovation of Tourist Destinations. University of Beira Interior. Retrieved from http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/3866/1/MPRA_paper_3866.pdf
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IT Acquisition Version 2 0 I Have Added

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IT Acquisition. Version 2.0

I have added info to the last three questions, and changed quite a bit Question #4. The area in yellow are new or changed. I did make a few corrections elsewhere too so if this works you might want to look over each completely.

What can an organization do to guard against funding proposed projects that intentionally or unintentionally underestimate the costs, do not fully communicate the risks, and/or otherwise exaggerate the likely financial benefits? Explain your answer.

If the answers provided in questions 1 and 2 above are properly followed, then the chances of these kinds of problems will be greatly diminished. The previous suggestions should ensure that our team has undertaken the due diligence needed to try to ensure that either purposeful or unintentional errors of these kinds cannot get into their proposal. We have already double and triple checked the financial and project…… [Read More]

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IT Management Challenges Business Process Reengineering Works

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IT Management Challenges

Business Process Reengineering works with changes in structures and processes within the business environment. Information technology plays a highly critical part in BPR as it deals with the provision of office automation, gives an allowance for companies to make quick deliveries, work in a flexible manner, and operate in different locations. In addition, new technologies are helping organizations to have paperless transactions. In simple terms, BPR allows an efficient and effective change in the form in which work is performed (Davenport & Beers, 2005).

Describe how you see your role in integrating software, hardware, and business management capabilities.

As the head of IT management team, I would bring transformational solutions to magnum by sharing perspectives and commissioning research. Faster deployment and lower costs would shrink IT budgets, and exert pressure to deliver quality using less. Although, the new softwares integrated in the system would come with challenges,…… [Read More]

References

Chang S.L., (2000). Information technology in business processes: Business Process

Management, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 224-237

Cunningham, P. & Froschl, F. (2009). Electronic Business Revolution. Springer: Berlin

Heidelberg.
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IT Project Management Plan for Mobile Application

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IT Project Management Plan for Mobile Application

The business case for adding a mobile application to Fun with Learning's overall strategy is straightforward -- extend the brand, improve competitive standing and reach new customers in innovative ways. Building a website that is optimized for mobile devices has now become an industry standard. However, "m-commerce" or branded mobile applications offer companies improved technological enhancements that extend far beyond marketing and advertising. Fun with Learning can utilize mobile apps to support online purchasing, expand social media connections, create brand loyalty programs, facilitate lead generation, offer portability and create unique value via translation tools and games that broaden the product line for those on the go.

Defining Objectives

Extending commercial reach to existing and new customers via a mobile app will offer Fun with Learning an additional retail channel ("click-and-mortar") poised to expand rapidly over the next few years. It is important that…… [Read More]

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IT Director There Are a

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The IT Director must also ensure the connectivity to the IT applications. Such connectivity is important because it does not matter one bit if the information has been backed up, if the information cannot be connected from the server(s) to the individuals who need it.

One other consideration for the IT Director is to have the skilled individuals available to access the data, and to repair the hardware, or write the software that will allow for a continued and smooth operation. Without the skilled individuals to access the information, other means would need to be employed that may cost unnecessary time and money. The availability of skilled and knowledgeable workers is important as a disaster happens, but it is also important throughout the months and years that follow. These individuals can ensure the operation of the systems as well as conduct backups and access through remote locations.

Last but not…… [Read More]

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IT Governance Improvement Opportunities the Institute of

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IT Governance

Improvement Opportunities

The Institute of Internal Editor's article discussing the role of information security management provided many important opportunities for improvement. There is always a need to keep improving ones competitive advantage and the environment that is presented in today's business world must include some inclusion of information technology strategic input. All of the technological advances made in the history of research and development appear to be taking shape here in the present day, making the future of information technology as a strategic multiplier even more pronounced.

The aforementioned article claimed that information security governance should deliver a strategic alignment, risk management, resource management, performance measurement and value delivery. In other words, the way businesses manage their information as a widespread and impactful relationship to their overall operational success. If anything area that needs to be more emphasized it is that IT governance may be the most important…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Information Security Governance: Guidance for Boards of Directors and Executive Management 2nd edition. Retrieved from http://www.isaca.org/Knowledge- Center/Research/Documents/InfoSecGuidanceDirectorsExecMgt.pdf

Johnston, A. & Hale, R. (2008). Improved Security through Information Security Governance. Communications of the ACM, Jan 2008, 52, 1. Retrieved from http://thecenter.uab.edu/media//2011/12/Improved-Security-through-Information- Security-Governance.pdf

Kogekar, H. (2010). Think Tank: Better IT governance. CIO, 3 May 2010. Retrieved from  http://www.cio.com.au/article/345139/think_tank_better_it_governance/ 

McCafferty, D. (2011). IT Management Lead theWay. CIO Insight, 24 Mar, 2011. Retrieved from http://www.cioinsight.com/c/a/IT-Management/IT-Governance-CIOs-Lead-the-Way-801802/
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It Staffing Information Technology It

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From the individual's point-of-view, this requires constant learning and updating and so many people steer away from this industry. "In the U.S., the number of students choosing computing science as a major between 2000 and 2004 declined by 60%. With respect to demand, an additional 1.5 million jobs will become available in computing in the U.S. By 2012." (McKeen, Smith & Jin, 2009;p.2). Another reason is the demographics; more people are aging and they are less suitable to meet the needs of the it industry.

In the light of these challenges, a company has to take many measures to be successful.

Overcoming these challenges

A national it staffing company must have a skills map or template, as a first step, to meet their changing needs. This map will give them a clear idea of their present and future needs and they can look for qualified candidates to fill these positions.…… [Read More]

References no author. (August 18, 2003). It Staffing. Aviation Week and Space Technology 159(7). p 57-57.

Kunsoo, Han; Mithas, Sunil. (2009). It Outsourcing and Internal it investments: substitutes or complements? Academy of Management Proceedings. P1-6

McKeen, James, D. Smith, Heather. a; Jin, Joyce, Y. (2009). Developments in Practice XXXII: Successful Strategies for it Staffing. Communication of AIS. 2009(24). p805-820
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IT Ethics -- Annotated Bibliography Bowie Norman

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IT Strategy Bike Sales and Service List

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IT Strategy

Bike Sales and Service

List 3 strategic goals for Ted's business and provide an explanation of each.

Reduce Overhead -- lower his expenses

Make better use out of part-time employee scheduling

Match supply and demand in the various locations

Identify 5 specific types or categories of information that Ted needs to run his business and explain why they are important to him.

Sales data -- he needs to know specifically what drives his revenue

Employee costs -- he also needs to understand how to optimize his workforce

Customer data -- he needs accurate information about his target market

Seasonal data -- he needs better information about how the seasonal aspect of his business affects him

Capacity Planning -- he needs better estimates in understanding the sales and services he needs to offer at each location as well as better inventory management.

Identify and explain three business processes that…… [Read More]

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It vs Thou Let Us

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If everything is an it you end up being an it. Does this imply a cold awareness of the self as a perishable being with limited powers or does it lead you to believe you can be a perfect robot able to manipulate nature and the world according to your specific needs and desires? Being an it means having no soul. Having no soul implies being immortal. Being immortal implies that God does not exist. At that point man-it becomes the most powerful existing agent.

But reality contradicts this assumption and the failures of the man-it can do nothing more but hurt him. Furthermore, the lack of faith and the failure of reason to provide answers regarding the questions " What is the truth? What is essential? Why do I exist?, etc." leads to strong alienation. Having such an attitude as a life philosophy is unhealthy and very dangerous.

The…… [Read More]

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IT Managers Influence of Changes in Information

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IT Managers

"Influence of changes in information technologies on knowledge auditing and knowledge management"

Human resource is one of the most essential and valuable asset for an organization. Effective and efficient human resource enhances the overall performance of an organization. Having a well educated and a strong knowledge management system can be a key asset for an organization. Knowledge plays a vital role in the performance of an organization; this can be reflected through achievement of varies strategic objectives of an organization. Knowledge is an intangible yet a highly effective asset for an organization. Earlier, organizations did not understand the need of knowledge-based organization and the need of well- train employees but over the years it has been proven through many research's that knowledge play a vital role in long-term. With an effective knowledge management, the technical staff such as IT staff can easily communicate with the top management. It…… [Read More]

References

Armbrecht, F.M.R. Jr.; Chapas, R.B.; Chappelow, C.C.; Farris, G.F. (2001) Knowledge Management in Research and Development. Research Technology Management. 44(4), 28

Chowdhury, N. (2011) Knowledge Audit: Overview and Sample Questionnaire. KMTalk. Retrieved February 17, 2011, from http://www.kmtalk.net/K_audit_KMtalk.doc

Henczel, S. (2001, June). The Information Audit as a First Step towards Effective Knowledge Management. Information Outlook, 5(6), 48.

Hylton, A. (2002). Measuring & Valuing Knowledge: The Role of the Knowledge Audit, Retrieved November 15, 2010, from http://www.providersedge.com/docs/km_articles/Measuring_&_Assessing_K-Value_&_Pivotal_Role_of_K-Audit.pdf
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It Logistics From the Data

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Comparison of Companies

The logistics services that UPS offers its clients, according to its website, include route planning, real-time dispatching services and GPS tracking, and strategic territory planning. These are all logistical services involved in increasing the efficiency of route planning and operation, allowing for overall strategic planning and real-time vehicle-specific adjustments. Vehicle telematics and web-based reporting are also offered as well as a variety of other services to numerous to list here, enabling easier and more immediate access to information for clients. Schneider offers a similarly wide array of services, and places an emphasis on the scalability of its offerings in transportation and supply chain management processes and services. The company appears to primarily operate as a broker, able to find appropriate and cost-effective transportation for a variety of shipment sizes and on a variety of different transportation modes; while this might be more cost effective, this also means…… [Read More]

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IT Value BP Like All

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Secondly, the monopoly supplier would be replaced by a varied list of mixed sourcing. Outsourcing in this way would guarantee the best prices for the highest quality and efficiency of technology. Thirdly, narrow business standards in IT would need to change to wider industry standards. Other transformations include decentralized bias to the more efficient centralized topsight, replacing systems analysts with business consultants - systems are already in place; the next step is to learn how they need to be used to optimize business. The final two include the change of IT personnel from craftsmen to project managers, and finally to create a lean team of IT specialists rather than the large functioning department that has been involved with IT to date.

These above strategies are all aimed at the desperately needed focus within BP's IT department. While several challenges lay in implementing the seven transformation strategies, BP succeeded in improving…… [Read More]

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IT Professionals Managing and Motivating

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3). Thus, one of the ways to meet the unique challenges posed by IT professionals is to encourage them to develop their contributions to a field they love while also allowing them to advance appropriately. By encouraging these professionals to operate independently, they are prepared to contribute to the company most efficiently through their innovative and solo work. This helps managers deal with the unique role that IT professionals play in companies. Managers do not need to motivate their employees through job-related threats or business-related rewards, as well as encouraging them with the company's hierarchy. Instead, it is wiser for managers to motivate their IT professionals through an appeal to their professional and scientific integrity.

While the special challenges provoked by IT professionals must be dealt with in order effectively motivate this group, Katz (2005) notes that motivating these professionals is not completely different than motivating other professionals. Indeed, Katz…… [Read More]

References

Katz, Ralph. (2005). Motivating technical professionals today: to thrive, scientists and engineers need an ambidextrous environment that can support motivational dualism. Retrieved August 1, 2009, from All Business: http://www.allbusiness.com/management/611570-1.html
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IT Outsourcing Is Only as

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Listed at the bottom of the rankings were: (1) Flexible contract terms; (2) Geographic location; and (3) cultural fit. Schaffhauser, 2006)

METHODOLOGY

The methodology of this research has been of a qualitative and interpretive nature in a review of relevant peer-reviewed material.

DATA COLLECTION/ANALYSIS

Collection and analysis of data is conducted in an interpretive nature through review of literature on the subject.

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION

Findings of this study include the fact that the IT company providing outsourcing and the company hiring the services should fully communicate on all matters. Performance management can be measured from the (1) financial perspective; the (2) customer perspective; (3) the Internal Business Process; and (4) Innovation and Learning Perspective. Quality and the vendor's reputation are important to businesses when considering outsourcing IT. Customers do not like subcontractors within the outsourcing framework while flexible contracts, geographic location, and cultural fit are found unimportant.… [Read More]

References

Koh, C., Ang. S. And Straub, D.W. (2004) IT Outsourcing Success: A Psychological Contract Perspective, Information Systems Research 15(4): 356-373.

Poyhonen, Seppo (nd) Factors that Influence the Success of IT Outsourcing - TU 91.167 Seminbar in Business Strategy and International Business

Schaffhauser, Dian (2006) Outsourcing Survey 2006, Part 3: Success Factors in Selecting a Provider. Enterprise Systems. Online available at http://eesj.com/enterprise/article.aspx?EditorialsID=1767.

State of IT Outsourcing (2006) CRMindindustry 2006 October. Knowledge Storm Online available at http://products.esj.com/esj/search/index/sol_summary/85427?pos=2&trkpg=PARTNER_SEARCH_RESULTS_ESJ&stype=Outsourcing%20Survey%202006,%20Part%203:%20Success%20Factors%20in%20Selecting%20a%20Provider&n=85427&c=ESJ
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IT Outsourcing This Discussion Is

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For instance a client without much expertise may make decisions that will lead to a lock in and not even be fully aware of it. Such decision making can be evident in scenarios where the client commits to a long-term contract without clauses that allow for ending the contract if the performance of the supplier is not adequate.

(2) Contractual Amendments- Amendments to contract can be extremely expensive, which creates a sizable risks for the client company. The costs involved is associated with redrafts, alterations of original contracts when either the supplier or client believes that such changes are necessary. Because contracting parties cannot anticipate changes that may need to occur as it pertains the contract, contractual amendments is always a risk that companies face. As such this is simply an issue that companies must make provisions for. Costs associated with altering contracts include the "direct costs of communicating new…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Bahli, B., Rivard, R. (2003) The information technology outsourcing risk: a transaction cost and agency theory-based perspective. Journal of Information Technology

(September 2003) 18, 211 -- 221

Aubert, B.A., Rivard S., and Patry M. (2004) A transaction cost model of IT outsourcing

Information & Management. Volume 41 (7), 921-932
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Like Most of Western Europe

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[15] The United States saw that this must be prevented at all
costs due to Greece's connection to the economies of Western European and
United States. Furthermore, with Greece's strategic position in the
Mediterranean region and proximity to the Middle East, it and Turkey could
be vital allies in the future of global politics.[16]
Greece, Turkey, and Iran were part of the so-called Northern
Tier which was a buffer zone designed to stop the USSR from getting to the
Middle Eastern oil reserves and the Persian Gulf. Some have suggested that
these nations were used as pawns in a much larger political game. Since
those nations needed assistance, they were given it, but with certain
expectations about their future allegiances. This was certainly what
Truman with his famous doctrine was expected to have happen in this region
of the world.[17]
The aid package that Truman proposed and that was approved…… [Read More]

Works Cited
Bernaris, Anthony. "Oral History Interview with Anthony Bernaris" By
Philip C.
Brooks. Truman Presidential Museum and Library. 30 April 1964. 19
January
2007. http://www.trumanlibrary.org/oralhist/bernaris.htm#10
Clogg, Richard. A Concise History of Greece. New York: Cambridge
University Press,
1992.
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Normal Size You Face Mob the Scores

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The scores of teenagers and adults who have turned the character and film Scarface into a universal symbol of a cultural icon would more than likely be shocked to know that there is nothing new about Tony Montana, his relish for his enemy's girlfriend, or several other facets about the motion picture that has earned a devout cult following in the several years since its opening. Scarface is actually a fairly liberal remake of the 1932 original film of the same name, written by Ben Hecht and directed by Howard Hawks, respectively. The original depicted another "Tony" (last name Camonte, not Montana) and his involvement in the illegal mob world of Chicago's notorious south side, rather than south Florida. The cocaine floundering around in the contemporary version was originally illicit alcohol, while Tony's lust for his rival's girlfriend, and his overbearing, fairly Freudian overprotection of…… [Read More]

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Night the Crystals Broke Write Where You

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Night the Crystals Broke

Write where you got inspiration from?

The inspiration from this poem comes from my grandmother and her family, who lived through the pogroms and just before the Nazis took over Hungary. The title refers to the Kristallnacht, the event in which the Nazis burned synagogues and their religious items, and broke the windows. They also broke the windows of the local businesses. This poem also refers to the journey that was scary and arduous, over the Atlantic in the ship to Ellis Island. The statue at the end of the poem is the Statue of Liberty, which welcomed the "poor" and "hungry" masses, like my grandmother's people.

(2) Which author and poem did you refer to when writing this poem?

There is no one author or poem I referred to here. This is a completely original work. However, it is written in the form of a…… [Read More]

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Lifespan IT's Very Interesting to Discuss an

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Lifespan

It's very interesting to discuss an individual's life in detail, especially when done so in a thoughtful manner. Through these conversations, one garners a distinct appreciation for life and the obstacles it presents. It also provides a great sense of the importance of perseverance in regards to success. Allen exemplifies the term "perseverance," in his behaviors throughout life. I personally had to the opportunity to meet Allen during a job fair. He was representing Macy's and immediately seemed approachable. He is warm hearted and very engaging. Little did I know that his background was one that was anything but warm.

Family background

Not much is known about Allen's father, who was appropriate named Allen himself. As the third, the younger Allen never made physical contact with his father. From the information garnered from his mother, Allen Sr. was an expert guitarist. His hobbies included playing instruments and teaching music.…… [Read More]

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Gentle Lena I Find it Particularly Interesting

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Gentle Lena

I find it particularly interesting to research the circumstances in which authors conduct their literary works. In conducting my critical review of Gertrude Stein's "The Gentle Lena," the circumstances prevailing during this period become immediate. In particular, the role of women in society becomes immediately apparent when reading this shirt story. When comparing the context of this work with the women's rights movement in recent memory, society has come very far in regards to equality. In this document, I will examine Gertrude Stein's "The Gentle Lena," in both a historical and social context. I will then examine how the prevailing sentiments of the time influenced many of the character interactions with the short story.

To begin, Lena's gentle and often submissive behavior was very typical of women during the early part of the 20th century. Women, during this period were considered inferior to men in many respects. They…… [Read More]

References

1) Stein, Gertrude. "The Gentle Lena." Three Lives. 1909. New York: Penguin, 1990.

2) Werner, Sollors, Ethnic Modernism (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008), p. 2-26
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Where Are You Going Where Have You

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? A failure to communicate

The heroine of Joyce Carol Oates "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" is a young woman who has only just begun to understand the power of her sexuality. Like so many young girls, fifteen-year-old Connie is simultaneously an adult and a teenager: "Everything about her had two sides to it, one for home and one for anywhere that was not home: her walk, which could be childlike and bobbing, or languid enough to make anyone think she was hearing music in her head; her mouth, which was pale and smirking most of the time, but bright and pink on these evenings out; her laugh, which was cynical and drawling at home" (Oates 1968). Connie knows how to flirt with older boys but she is unaware of the potential consequences of doing so. Tragically, at the end…… [Read More]

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"Communication." Ed.Gov. 11 Sept 2003. [13 Jul 2012]

 http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/adolescence/part6.html 

Oates, Joyce Carol. "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" 1968. [13 Jul 2012]

http://www.usfca.edu/jco/whereareyougoing/
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Where Are You Going This Assignment Did

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Where Are You Going

this assignment did not pass the instructors critique-her comments below: anthony, Thank sharing group project contributions. Your team a good job discussing text managing responsibilities group tasks group discussion board / group live chat,

Suburban tragedy: The character of Connie in Joyce Carol Oates'

"Where are you going, where have you been?"

In her short story "Where are you going, where have you been?" Joyce Carol Oates describes the fate of a young, highly provocative girl named Connie. Connie is beautiful and only just emerging into a state of fully sexualized adolescence. "She was fifteen and she had a quick, nervous giggling habit of craning her neck to glance into mirrors or checking other people's faces to make sure her own was all right" (Oates 1966). Connie looks for approval from boys, but has a confident, cool air at home, as she easily manipulates her parents…… [Read More]

Reference

Oates, Joyce Carol. (1966).Where are you going, where have you been?

University of San Francisco. First published in Epoch, 1966.

Retrieved from:

http://www.usfca.edu/jco/whereareyougoing/
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Claude Perrault and Why it Supports Perrault's

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Claude Perrault and why it supports Perrault's ideas which marked the origins of modern reflection on the theory of architecture. The paper also presents fundamental proves and the reason why Perrault's theory of architecture were very controversial in the past. The paper also talked about Parallel and the buildings measured According to Claude Perrault's Theory and it achievement which led to the establishment of modern reflection of architecture.

The concept of architecture theory has been in existence for many decades. It takes the whole point of architecture as a matter of understanding the application in the field which belongs both to the practice and to the knowledge. However, as stated by (Onefrei, 12) architecture theory can be defined as the action of coming up with an idea, discussing and writing about certain architecture. The theory attempts to offer more details on why certain structures look unique and the reason why…… [Read More]

Work cited

Alberto Perez-Gomez, Architecture and the Crisis of Modern Science (Cambridge:MITPress, of 1983, which offered an argument that is modeled closely on Edmund Husserl'sCrisis of the European Sciences in 1939 and Evanston Northwestern University Oct.1970.

Claude Perrault, Ordinance des CincEspeces de Colonnes (Paris, 1683). Herrmann is not only aware of these facts, but he has written about them in a very detailed article: W. Herrmann, "Antoine Desgodetz and the Academia Royale Architecture," The Art Bulletin, XL (1958), 23-53.

Lucius Allais. Claude Perrault Ordinance for the five kinds of Columns after the methods of the Ancients authored on October 4, 2008, pg. 6-24. Volume 2.

Herrmann Wolfgang. Theory of Claude Perrault, A journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Published by the University of California Press on behalf of the Society of Architectural Historians Stable on the 3 October 1976, pg 2-24.Vol. 25.
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Space Inhabit You Visit St Patrick's Cathedral

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space inhabit. You visit St. Patrick's Cathedral New York analyze experience understand design theories, concepts, historical precedents looked class.

Patrick's Cathedral in New York City: A historical and architectural overview

Patrick's Cathedral is a 'working' cathedral in the U.S.: it stands both as a historical monument but also offers the function of a place of worship to parishioners. "It is the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and a parish church" yet because of its location on Fifth Avenue right across from Rockefeller Center, it is not unusual to see churchgoers mingling with tourists and people coming to services next to people taking photographs.[footnoteRef:1] A visitor can quietly pray and seek spiritual solace -- or buy rosaries at the gift shop. Although it was not originally designed to accommodate such diverse uses but rather to tend to the needs of New York's immigrant Catholic…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Franz, Marcus. "St. Patrick's Cathedral." Medieval New York, 1997. 11 Dec 2013.

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/medny/stpat1.html

"Gothic architecture." Athena Review, 4.2, 11 Dec 2013.

http://www.athenapub.com/14gothic-architecture.htm
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Blow the Whistle on What You Heard

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blow the whistle" on what you heard in the garden? If so, how will you blow the whistle? If you decide to blow the whistle, what are your reasons for doing so? Your discussion should reflect knowledge of what Boatright says about issues, problems and justifications for whistle-blowing. Also, in discussing the answers to these questions you should include the following: 1) you should evaluate real and potential conflicts of interests that confront you in your decision 2) you should explain how your reasoning is consistent or inconsistent with the three following moral theories: Kantian moral theory, utilitarian moral theory and virtue theory.

The situation

Our MBA is not really aware of what is going on; all he has is assumptions, guesses. He has no actual proof. In the first case, he has had suspicions of several transactions -- their accounting practices seem suspect - and he has pointed out…… [Read More]

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"Behind the Enron Scandal - Multiple Articles." TIME 2002. 27 Apr. 2006 .

"BBC NEWS | Business | Enron Scandal At-a-Glance." BBC News. 22 Aug. 2002. The BBC. 27 Apr. 2006 .

"Enron Scandal - Information on Enron." Securities Fraud Fyi. 2003. 27 Apr. 2006 .

Hays, Kristin. "Prosecutor Questions Lay At Enron Trial." Business Week 27 Apr. 2006. 27 Apr. 2006
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Boy it Had Been Eight Months Since

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Boy

It had been eight months since Fiona finally pulled the trigger. Not literally, of course. It was the pills, but this time she was successful and Marcus found out when he came home from school one day. She had fallen into a habit of staring at the Internet for hours on end, visiting Facebook and Match.com. The crying still hadn't stopped, and Marcus couldn't help but wonder if his mother did the right thing. He never even found the note, which she typed and saved in a .doc file that Marcus would not find until his new girlfriend Emmalie was over when Marcus was packing up his things to leave. Emmalie was fourteen. She had already had sex, and she took a liking to Marcus after meeting him in drama class at school. Ellie tried to kick her ass when she found out that Emmalie kissed Marcus in the…… [Read More]

Work Cited

Hornby, Nick. About a Boy. New York: Riverhead, 1998.
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Personal Childhood Story From Cuba it Is

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Personal Childhood Story From Cuba

It is a night I will likely never forget. My sister and I had flown in to Cuba for a Quinceanara, which is the 15th birthday party for a young woman of Latina descent. We were very excited because the girl whose party it was a close friend of both my sister and I as well as of our extended family in Cuba. I remember my sister looked really pretty that night. She wore purple polka dotted dress with a lace frock that flared at the bottom. Her hair was pinned up in a bun and, at 14 years of age at the time, I thought she looked like it could have been her rite of passage/coming to womanhood birthday party instead of my friend's.

Quite possibly my sister had the same thought because, for some reason, she decided to drink alcohol for the first…… [Read More]

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Postsecondary Program Important to You

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I will be the first to graduate, and so I owe my parents a great debt. My mother has always expected me to do my best and excel at whatever I do. I have struggled in this country and with some of my classes, but I feel that my 3.30 grade average at UMASS in Boston is a good representation of my abilities and my determination. I want to continue in my studies because I know that to excel in my career, I must graduate and continue with an advanced degree, and this is part of my plan for the future. I hope to teach, to make a difference with my students, and to continue with my education to learn and grow as much as possible. I think that education is the key to the future, for both my future students and me, and so, continuing my education is a…… [Read More]

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New Nurse Graduate Position Like Most Nursing

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new nurse graduate position.

Like most nursing students, when I was growing up I began to see myself as a caretaker; I always wanted to help people any way that I could. In middle and high school I volunteered at the local hospital from time to get a feel for what nursing would really be like, and this experience only made me want to pursue the career more. Now my dreams are becoming a reality -- I was accepted into a two-year BSN program at UNC, and I have been working as a nursing assistant on the general surgery floor at UNC Hospital since May, 2010. I love my job and can't wait to continue my education and gain more experience.

Please describe a time when you provided exceptional patient care.

One incident from my clinical experiences stands out in my mind as a quintessential example of what nursing is…… [Read More]

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I'd Tell You I Love You but Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

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love you but then I'd have to kill you by Ally Carter

Modern girls are caught in a bind: how can they have a social life yet still be talented, intelligent, and athletically amazing, all at once? This dilemma is starkly illustrated in Ally Carter's I'd tell you I love you but then I'd have to kill you. The book is set in the Gallagher School for Girls, a boarding 'spy school' modeled on Harry Potter's Hogwarts for young wizards The heroine Cammie (alias 'the Chameleon') can speak fourteen languages and engage in covert operations (including making herself invisible) but has no idea how to talk to a 'normal' boy she likes. The book stresses that the support of your fellow girls is the only way to navigate the treacherous waters of female adolescence.

Throughout the book, Cammie's best friends support her, even during the strangest aspects of 'spy school.'…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Carter, Ally. I'd tell you I love you but then I'd have to kill you. Hyperion, 2009.
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Kids Are Different it Does

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The NIM study probably took a more proportionate cross-sample of students all over the country to come up with a percentage, and I would be more inclined to believe that the NIM number was more accurate that the school district number. The NIM number, however, does seem like it is a bit high, and may still not be completely representative of what is accurate.

In order to know whether the school district numbers are true for that district and whether the NIM numbers are accurate for the overall student population in this country, more study would have to be done. How these 'random' students were chosen and how the data was analyzed are things that would need to be studied more closely because the numbers clearly do not add up. The fact that there is that much of a discrepancy between these numbers shows that something has not been addressed…… [Read More]

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Love You but Then I'd Have to

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love you but then I'd have to kill you by Ally Carter offers a brief look at one of the most exciting and incredible occupations, spies. A young spy-in-training by the name of Cammie Morgan is stuck between a "rock and a hard place" as she attempts to live her life at Gallagher Academy and deal with a romantic awakening. Not only is her crush interest a boy outside of the spy world, but he's a regular, normal, average guy. The book does a great job of not only showing the explosive and genius level world of spies, but it also shows a young girl and her battles with love. The lesson learned from this book is how to be honest and truthful even when hiding an important secret. That is, reveal actual details from one's life rather than just maing up stories.

Cammie is a student from Gallagher Academy…… [Read More]

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Death of IT -- Readings and Responses

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Death of IT? -- Readings and Responses

The end of history. The death of the American nuclear family. The uselessness of IT. There is no better way to establish one's reputation as a controversial commentator than to make a sweeping, however unjustified pronouncement about the death of something, regardless of whether one has the data to back it up or not. Charles H. Duell, the director of the U.S. Patent Office, did so in 1899 when he said, "Everything that can be invented has been invented." (Evans 2004) Duell was wrong about technology, but right in the way he went about making quotable quotes and a public relations 'splash.'

Nicholas Carr's 2003 Harvard Business Review article "Does IT Really Matter," which he subsequently turned into a book, certainly roused accusations of stimulating more heat than light upon the issue. However, Carr's central thesis deserves the merit of further examination. Carr…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Evans, Bob. (19 May 2004) "IT is a Must." Information Week. Retrieved 26 Feb 2005 at http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=10000185

Keefe, Patricia. (14 May 2003) "IT does Matter." Computerworld. Retrieved 26 Feb 2005 at http://www.computerworld.com/managementtopics/management/story/0,10801,81094p2,00.html

Lohr, Steve. (4 May 2003) "A New Technology that is Now Old." The New York Times. Retrieved 26 Feb 2005 at http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F2061FF83F580C778CDDAC0894DB404482

Murphy, Paul. (15 Jan 2004) "Gaining Strategic advantage with Linux." Retrieved 26 Feb 2005 at Insider. http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/32605.html
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Music Make You Fee Strung

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Additionally, with seven different movements in this one composition, this 'song' had the time and the build-up to really work through some climaxes. I believe that the sixth movement of this piece, Nocturne 2, actually did resemble the feel of the night. The types of strings that I typically appreciate are certainly indicative of night time, with their dark, spooky feeling. Although Dutilleux's Nocturne 2 was not quite as scary sounding as some of the modern day compositions I like, it certainly sounded good and came the closet to the type of music that I usually listen to.

Oddly enough, while Ainsi la' nuit was the piece that had elements in it that moved me the most, it also contained movements that helped to alienate me from the music -- and from this type of music -- the most as well. I found both of the litanies in this composition…… [Read More]

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Healthfinder org Resources Which E-Card Category Did You

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HealthFinder.Org Resources

Which e-card category did you choose? For example, Great American Smokeout, etc.

The card chosen for this analysis was from the Holiday Celebrations category, titled Holiday Stress?! The content of the card was oriented towards tips on how to overcome the feeling of being overwhelmed in the middle of the holiday season. The three bullets on the first page mentioned taking a few slow, deep breaths, taking a hot shower or bath, or going for a walk with a friend.

Describe the card. Does it catch your eye because of color, message, graphics?

The front of the care explodes with red and white colors and is very attractive and speaks directly to a person who feels they have stress in their lives. It is well-down from a graphics standpoint. The image of the coffee cup in the interior exudes warmth and calm, and invites the reader to slow…… [Read More]

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Marketing Mean to You Marketing Has a

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MARKETING mean to you?

Marketing has a myriad of implications for a company or for an individual entrepreneur, or for a small company. It means that the producer of the product is telling consumers why they should purchase that product. It means the company that provides services wants the public to know about their services. When a local catering company is seeking customers -- especially for weddings and reunions and receptions -- it puts forward marketing material through radio, print, the Internet or on television. Marketing means the link between the company or individual entrepreneur and the customer; somehow information much reach the consumer in order for that consumer to make a decision, and marketing is that pivotal information that catches the eye of the consumer and encourages him or her to make a close examination of the product or service.

Catching the eye -- or capturing the heart --…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Diaz, John. (2012). Worst political ads of 2012. San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved October 19,

2012, from  http://www.sfgate.com .
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Love Women Like to Be

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Share the experience of watching the sunset over Lake Havasu.

Hearing and learning the unique stories and interesting facts about the lake and its surrounding sceneries only enhance the sunset sight-seeing activity. This will be a fun and romantic way to enjoy the afternoon.

To cap off the romantic day, you can catch a romantic movie at Movie Havasu. The movie, Time Traveler's Wife is currently being shown. Like all other women, Filipinas like romantic movies. Try to take note and remember the parts which she liked and enjoy the movie with her so that you can talk or laugh about it in later conversations.

A visit to the Lake Havasu Museum of History is also an off-beat way of enjoying an afternoon which can also be turned into a fun experience. It is not a very romantic activity but learning about the history of Lake Havasu might provide an…… [Read More]

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Alcan IT Management Structure What Are the

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Alcan IT Management Structure

What are the pros and cons of the current Alcan IT management system?

Alcan is perhaps the single most successful global enterprise in the IT industry today. But, despite its success and penetration, it has its own set of pros and cons. Perhaps the biggest negative aspect of Alcan is the level of decentralization in the company. With each sector of the business being an individual unit, with its own IT structure, diversities, management structure, there was little to no communication amongst the business units which was not something that the new director -- Robert Ouellette -- much appreciated. This leads us to the most significant move in the Alcan Corporation i.e. The appointment of Robert Ouellette as the new Director. His first move was to analyze the costs and financial investments of the company in the IT sector. It was here that the most significant…… [Read More]

References

Dube, L., Bernier, C. And Roy, V. (2009) Taking on the Challenge of IT Management in a Global Business Context: The Alcan Case -- Part A. International Journal of Case Studies in Management. 7(2):May. HEC020.

Dube, L., Bernier, C. And Roy, V. (2009) Taking on the Challenge of IT Management in a Global Business Context: The Alcan Case -- Part B. International Journal of Case Studies in Management. 7(2):May. HEC021.
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Tattoo Mike You Should Not

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You actually risk damaging the tattoo by playing football right after getting it. You'll end up on one of those Internet sites dedicated to bad tattoos if that thing gets infected -- know that. Ask Jimmy at the tattoo parlor if you don't believe me -- cleanliness is critical to a good tattoo.

Next week, after the season, you'll be able to get your tattoo and keep it healthy. Besides, after you win the state championship, the school board will face incredible public outrage if it tries to transfer you. You'll be the god of all Lemons. Yes, they could still transfer you, but it's harder to transfer a hero without looking bad.

I know what you are thinking. You want to make a statement about the policy. You and I both know that this is a bad policy and that you are in a unique position to change that…… [Read More]

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Peer Rev I Like How

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Regardless of your own immaturity, however, I value your application of personal experience to the poem. Imagery of melons and wasps is not something that rings a personal bell with me, but the underlying emotions of the Simic poem do conjure up a lot of emotions for me, as if a hornet's nest has been attacked.

2. You have selected two of my favorite Simic poems to comment on, and I appreciate that. "Stone" had a huge impact on me when I first read it, too. The contemplation of the inner life of a stone is something I have done because in animist format I have ascribed life to inanimate objects like stones. On a symbolic level, the stone is something that is considered cold, lifeless, and even useless. As Simic puts it, children toss stones into the river for play. Animals shit on stones. They are considered much like…… [Read More]

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Nathan I Cannot Tell You How Much

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Nathan

I cannot tell you how much my heart is a-yearning for yours and how regularly I fret for your safe passage. I have been praying that you and your men will be guaranteed protection and I have asked God to grant you a certain amount of guardianship and shielding.

I have been worried into a near feverish state and have been bereft with anxiety and panic. With the new year a-coming I have gotten word of late about the approach of General Sherman's northern army and I am dreadfully afraid of their approach, as they have been known to pillage and burn everything they encounter in their path. Miss Mollie told me frightful stories of local raiders who posed as U.S. soldiers in order to gain the confidence of the townspeople that they encounter, only to damn them later. I have spent many a sleepless night watching the fires…… [Read More]

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Successful Aging What Do You

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If anything, such a person may have regrets over having wasted too much of life on impersonal achievements and selfish pursuits.

6. Do you agree that in later life men become more nurturing and women more assertive? What do you think are the findings that could support or challenge that observation?

The observation that men tend to become more nurturing, less competitive, less aggressive, and "gentler" in later life and that women tend to become less emotional and more confident or assertive would seem to be substantially true. That is largely attributable to hormonal changes; specifically, aging males tend to produce much less testosterone and post-menopausal females secrete less estrogen in their later years (Pinker, 2002). Naturally, those hormonal changes would be expected to result in various behavioral changes in areas where human behavior (and gender-specific behavior in particular) are products of the secondary sex hormones (Gerrig & Zimbardo, 2008;…… [Read More]

References

Bearon LB. "Successful Aging: What does the 'good life' look like?" Concepts in Gerontology Vol. 1, No. 3, (Summer 1996).

Birren JE. And Schaie KW. (2006). Handbook of the Psychology of Aging. Burlington,

MA: Elsevier Academic Press.

Gerrig R. And Zimbardo P. (2008). Psychology and Life. New York: Allyn & Bacon.
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Speech You'll Run the Bill

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The commercial shows that advertising does not have to have one appeal or appeal to only one audience. Anyone, young or old, who is a fan of the film will immediately see the parody, and will understand the appeal of the commercial.

The values of U.S. society are different even from 1984 when the film first aired. Technology is extremely important today, and hardly anyone is without a cell phone. So, it is not unusual for a child of Ralphie's age to want one. It would have been in 1984. Our values have changed with the advent of technology, and along with them, society has changed. The film seems very quaint and old-fashioned by today's standards, and the characters, (especially the parents) seem simple at best. In the commercial, their concern is all monetary, which also shows a big difference in values. In the film, the parents were concerned about…… [Read More]

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Nick Carraway Nick You Are a Sensitive

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Nick Carraway

Nick, you are a sensitive, thoughtful, and intelligent man who has the potential to learn a lot from the current challenges you have presented. The questions you ask are astute and show a willingness to change and a vast array to tools with which to deal with change. Your self-awareness and insight are admirable, and are your core strengths. This self-improvement plan will help you capitalize on your strengths, and also become more realistic about your boundaries and limitations. Do not feel these boundaries and limitations are faults, because they are not. They are part of what makes you a unique and interesting individual. First I would like to answer your core questions in turn.

What advice can you give me about how to organize my life to achieve my goals of financial independence and spiritual fulfillment?

The financial independence you need will come, if you can outline…… [Read More]

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Life You Have Always Wanted

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This is a very important concept that has not been touched upon in the book but can actually serve as an impetus for good in one's life.

Religious counseling is an important field and one that works on the same principles as general counseling but integrates religion into it. When a Christian counselor works on the mind of his patient/client, the key objective is to align them to the teachings in the scripture without intimidating the client. In other words, it is the job of the counselor to learn as much as he/she can about the behavior, values and attitude including mindset of the client by providing a trustworthy and comfortable environment. Focus is placed on facilitation of communication where the client talks feeling completely safe in the presence of the counselor. He is given the maximum opportunity to express his views on various things in order to seek his…… [Read More]

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Sula it Is Well-Known That Evil People

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Sula

It is well-known that evil people exist in the world. These sociopaths have no values. They do not care who they harm or how. Fortunately, there are few individuals like this who have no conscience. Most people are instead shades of good and bad. They are not always good, nor are they always bad. At times their behavior is exceptional; other times they may say or do something wrong toward someone else. The book Sula by Toni Morrison highlights these blends of human persona. "The narrative [Sula] insistently blurs and confuses . . . binary oppositions. It glories in paradox and ambiguity beginning with the prologue that describes the setting, the Bottom, situated spatially in the top" (McDowell 80). In Morrison's book, it is easy to see such characters as Sula as a "bad woman" or Nel as a "good person," yet as one looks beyond the obvious, vagaries…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Beaulieu, Elizabeth. The Toni Morrison Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003.

Carmean, Karen. "Sula" Toni Morrison's Sula. Ed. Harold Bloom. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1999:

McDowell, Deborah E. "The Self and the Other": Reading Toni Morrison's Sula

and the Black Female Text." Critical Essays on Toni Morrison. Ed. Nellie Y. McKay.
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Maturation Process but it Comes Easily Only

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maturation process, but it comes easily only to a few. Of course there are choices that usually generate little anguish such as what to have for breakfast or which route to take when going home, but when a person is a diabetic or inclement weather makes every road hazardous, even these choices become difficult. This paper discusses a poem and a short story by two of the greatest American authors of the twentieth century. Both Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken" and William Faulkner's short story "Barn Burning" are about the difficult choices people are often confronted with. The stories reflect both real and intangible choices that the protagonists had to make (in Frosts poem the main character is assumed to be the author himself) and what the outcome of the choices were. This paper will begin with a literal summary of the two works, the real choices that…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Cornett, Michael E. "Robert Frost on 'Listen America': The Poet's Message to America in 1956." Papers on Language and Literature 29.4 (1994): 417-429. Print.

Faulkner, William. Barn Burning 1939. Web.

Loges, Max L. "Faulkner's Barn Burning." The Explicator 57.1 (1998): 43-46. Print.

Pauwels, Pamela, & Carol Hess. "The Road Less Traveled." Kappa Delta Pi Record 37.4 (2001): 164-170. ProQuest Direct.
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International Assistant Imagine What it

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It is very difficult understanding the class assignments. Sometimes they are very complex and I get worried that I will not be able to do my assignments. I do not know if I would have made it without the international assistant and would have to go home again.

When I met my international assistant and the world was much brighter. The student was there to guide me and teach all the things you need when first arriving at a college, such as getting my dorm room in place, helping me get a new cell phone, and showing me how to get around Boston. This student also answered my many questions about Americans. I wanted to fit in as best I could, but it is difficult when you look and act differently than a lot of the other people. I learned how I was both similar and different to the Americans…… [Read More]

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Madonna's Sexuality Http Www feministezine com Feminist Music Madonnas-like-a-virgin html Madonna's Sexuality

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(Madonna, the master of reinvention) These facts are indicative of her increasing popularity and, more importantly, her influence on culture through her music and videos. Throughout, sexuality has continued to play a dominant role in her art and in the construction of her image. This includes her 1990 film, entitled Truth or Dare or" in Bed with Madonna"; as well as her notorious and much-discussed 1992 book entitled Sex, as well as her recent debut direction of the recent film, Filth and Wisdom.

The Sex book is essentially a record of various sexual fantasies, which again attests to the importance of eroticism and sexuality in her artistic oeuvre. Sex was released on October 21, 1992 by Warner Books and is designed as a sumptuous coffee-table book which explores a range of erotica and sexuality through artistic photographs by Steven Meisel and film frames by Fabien Baron. The book was released…… [Read More]

Bibliography

All about Madonna: Madonna Interview. 1 Oct. 2008

http://allaboutmadonna.com/madonna-interview-face-1985.php

This is an insightful early article and includes interviews with Madonna in the 1980's; which sheds light not only on her life prior to fame but on the way that her early life may have influenced her attitude towards music and sexuality.

Domenech-Rodriguez, Melanie. Adolescent evaluation of gender role and sexual imagery in television advertisements. 1 Oct. 2008. http://www.allbusiness.com/marketing-advertising/advertising-television-advertising/674984-1.html
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Treatment of Like Products Under

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Distinctions can be found in trade-neutral taxonomic motivations, also, and many other contributors such as environmentalists, child-labor activists, etc., so it is more an art than a science

Case of pharmaceuticals: Jordan and U.S.

In trade between Jordan and U.S., U.S. is a highly developed country, and Jordan is a developing nation.

Free trade agreement between Jordan and U.S.

US has highly sophisticated Big Pharma manufacturers

Jordan is just starting out in pharmaceutical production

US pharma firms have international reputation, bolstered by years of production and exportation

Jordanian firms must first put in all the R&D investment to create a product, then have extra marketing dollars to spend to gain international reputation necessary for exporting

Also, according to Jordan Times,

US war on Iraq to deal Jordanian pharmaceuticals heavy blow

Jordan's pharmaceutical manufacturers suffered a heavy blow following the 1991 Gulf War and are getting hit heavily now again in…… [Read More]

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http://pacific.commerce.ubc.ca/trade/GATT.html

http://www.ladas.com/BULLETINS/1994/NAFTAGATT.html
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What Is Women's Music Why Is it Women's Music and When Is it Women's Music

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women's music? Anyone who is involved in the world of music has some idea of what women's music is, but any attempt to define it is like attempting to define art itself: You know what it is when you hear it - or see it - and that experiential definition suffices. Or rather it may suffice on a personal level but it does not suffice on an analytical one. If we are to examine the history and development - and future of women's music then we must be able, at least to define it. That is the task that this paper sets out to do.

Any investigation into the world of women's music quickly reveals that there is no single vector along which a definition may be constructed, and this is no doubt one of the reasons that an easy definition tends to elude us. Women's music is defined by…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Giroux, Henry. Stealing Innocence: Youth Corporate Power, and the Politics of Culture. London: St. Martin's 2001.  http://www.technodyke.com/features/teresa4.asp 

Hanna, Judith. Dance, Sex, and Gender: Signs of Identity, Dominance, Defiance, and Desire. Chicago: U. Of Chicago Press, 1988.

Kimball, Gayle. Women's Culture: The Women's Renaissance of the Seventies. Los Angeles: Scarecrow, 1981.

Koskoff, Ellen. (ed.). Women and Music in Cross-Cultural Perspective. Urbana: U. Of Illinois Press, 1987.
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Stolen Party Dear Senora Ines it Has

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Stolen Party

Dear Senora Ines,

It has been over a decade since we last spoke, and although I have grown from an impressionable child to a confident woman, I find myself thinking about you more often than I would like. Luciana and I drifted apart during high school, as children tend to do, and that has never bothered me a bit, but there is simply something about my last experience with you that has never left my mind in all these years. You may be asking yourself right about now, "Who is this person?" And I wouldn't blame you in the slightest, as you never really knew who my mother and I were anyway.

My name is Rosaura, and my mother Herminia worked as a maid for your estate during my childhood. I don't suppose that would ring any bells either, as you couldn't even be bothered to attend her…… [Read More]

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Added to Each Program That You Write

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added to each program that you write. A comment is an explanation, written by humans. The compiler ignores comments.

Adding comments to codes is excellent programming practice. Good comments can help browsing the code quickly, keep track of what is done as you build a complex program, and serves as reminder for any modifications. Comments can be used to hide parts of code that needs to be saved for special situations or isolate some portions while you work on something that might cause conflict. In a team of programmers where codes are passed from one individual to another, comments can be a powerful tool to understand the purpose and associations of each part.

Kinds of Comments

Single Line Comments (/ / ... )

Purpose:

Suitable for brief remarks on the function or structure of statement or expression. They require only an opening tag: as soon as you start a new…… [Read More]

Reference

"The Sofia Open Content Initiative - Java Programming." Sofia Open Content Initiative. 2004.

Sofia Open Content Initiative. 11 May 2005 < http://sofia.fhda.edu/gallery/java/unit02/lesson02-3.html >.
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Management Consultant What Do You

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9. What entry-level positions are there in this field that a Management graduate might consider?

Entry-level employees are often tasked with conducting research and collecting data in the field. They are also charged with conducting focus group studies, the preparation of presentation materials, and spending a large amount of time in the field.

10. What are the key personal characteristics for success in this field?

The ability to think critically and analyze data carefully and in context with the project at hand has helped in consulting. The ability to think "outside the box" also helps with coming up with strategic recommendations.

11. What opportunities for advancement exist? Is this a rapidly growing field?

Management consulting is a rapidly growing field and specialization opportunities are rampant in both the private and public sectors.

12. Can you describe the salary ranges of typical jobs within the company or field?

The salary for…… [Read More]

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Near-Death Experiences Specifically it Will

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Most people who have near-death experiences say they have changed their lives in many positive ways. Blackmore notes, "Again and again NDErs describe how different are their priorities, hopes and fears, after their experience" (Blackmore, 1993, p. l25). Most people say their lives change very positively after they have a near-death experience. One woman said, "Before my experience, I guess I was like most people struggling with a better self-image. But I really experienced how precious and how loved I am by God -- the light -- and I am constantly reminded of that in my daily life" (Ring & Valarino, 1998, p. 189). For those who live through near-death experiences, they are meaningful, and many point to a time during the experience when they made the choice to turn back and go on living. In addition, while other memories fade with time, the near-death experience remains vivid and quite…… [Read More]

References

Blackmore, S.J. (1993). Near-death experiences. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books.

Osis, K., & Haraldsson, E. (1997). What they saw: At the hour of death (3rd ed.). Norwalk, CT: Hastings House.

Peters, L. (1994). The internal mystery plays: The role and physiology of the visual system in contemplative practices. Re-vision, 17(1), 3-13.

Ring, K., & Valarino, E.E. (1998). Lessons from the light: What we can learn from the near-death experience. New York: Insight Books.
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Dialogue Between People Like John Locke Karl Marx Mohandas Gandhi Elizabeth Wolgast Dorothy Day

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Colleen -- but then again, when you're dealing with food services, every day's a long day. As she made her way toward the stairs and away from the brooding purgatory that is the HUB (name of cafeteria), shutting off the lights behind her like a row of fluorescent dominoes, the clock on the wall read "10:45." The sound of the door shutting at the top of the stairwell signaled the end of another day at the HUB.

Actually, perhaps this was not true. Just as the door was shutting above, the lights down below flickered on once again to reveal a ghostly line of customers stretching from the "Pizza Hut" station to the cash register. Near the end of the line, Mohandas Gandhi stood with a cup of tea and a veggie wrap balanced on his tray. Martin Luther King stood next to him, his tray empty except for a…… [Read More]

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Return on College Quality IT's

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"Attending a college with a 100 point higher average SAT is associated with 3to 7% higher earnings later in life." (e.g., Kane, 1998, cited by Dale, and Krueger 1999, 1) as higher education constitutes up 40% of total U.S. educational expenditures, understanding "the impact of selective colleges on students' labor market outcomes is central for understanding the role of human capital," Dale, and Krueger (1999, 1) stress.

Previous literature cited by Dale, and Krueger (1999, 1) includes work by "Hunt (1963), Solnion (1973), Wales (1973), Solmon and Wachtel (1975), and Wise (1975),...Brewer and Ehrenberg (1996), Behrman et al. (1996), Daniel (1997), Kane (1998), and others." c. BACKGROUND:

To remove the effect of unobserved characteristics that influence college admission, this study considers information on the set of colleges where students were accepted and rejected.

A difficulty interpreting past estimates a many estimates of the effect of college quality on students' subsequent…… [Read More]

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Black, Dan a. And Smith, Jeffrey June. 2003. "How Robust is the Evidence on the Effects of College Quality? Evidence from Matching?" http://www.ssc.uwo.ca/economics/centres/cibc/.

Brewer, Dominic J., Eide, Eric R., and Ehrenberg, Ronald G. Does it Pay to Attend an Elite Private College? Cross-Cohort Evidence on the Effects of College Type on Earnings the Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 34, No. 1. (Winter, 1999), pp. 104-123. http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022166X%28199924%2934%3A1%3C104%3ADIPTA%3E2.0. O%3B2-F.

Cohn, Elchanan, Cohn, Sharon, Balch, Donald C., and Bradley, James Jr. 2004. Determinants of undergraduate GPAs: SAT scores, high-school GPA and high-school rank. Department of Economics, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC.

Dale, Stacy Berg and Krueger, Alan B. (1999). Estimating the Payoff to Attending a More Selective College: An Application of Selection on Observables and un-observables.
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B-Thalessemia Hello Mr And Mrs Jones You

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B-Thalessemia

Hello, Mr. And Mrs. Jones.

You came to us because you each have relatives with B-thalessemia. You wanted to know what the chances were that you would have children with this disease.

The only way a baby can be born with B-thalessemia is if both parents carry the gene for it. At conception, each child receives one set of genes from each parent. Because each of you received one gene for B-thalessemia, it is possible that your children could inherit this disease. Neither of you are sick from it because you have "Thalassemia minor" -- one gene. However, each time you conceive a child, there's a one in four chance that the child will inherit a B-thalessemia gene from each of you. That child would have thalessemia major, a potentially serious form of the disease. In this disease, there are changes in the hemoglobin of the red blood cells.…… [Read More]

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Irony in Oedipus Rex Is That You

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irony in Oedipus Rex is that you cannot escape destiny and that the attempt to do so will lead you to take part in it. Destiny cannot be escaped nor can it be changed. The second form prevalent in the play is in foreshadowing through symbolic language. More than once character warns Oedipus that he is not seeing the world as it truly is, that is refusing to see truth. When truth cannot be escaped, he gouges out his own eyes to attempt to reclaim this blindness. Symbolic blindness becomes real blindness.

The first scene of importance is when Oedipus pledges to kill the man who killed Lais, this of course being himself. Secondly is Teiresias and Creon try to expose the truth to Oedipus and then accuse him of blindness. The irony here is that the symbolism becomes real. Thirdly, Jocasta's story of the prophecy regarding her first husband's…… [Read More]

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Sociology it Doesn't Take a Rocket Scientist

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Sociology)

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to note that there have been disturbing trends in schools recently. While the spate of extreme violence appears to be waning, schools are still troubled places, with both students and teachers seemingly failing to get out of them what they expect or need, and suffering stress and trauma in the meantime. Society wants 'instant' gratification, TV is full of 'reality shows' that depend on people doing disgusting things to win a huge fortune, relatively speaking, so they can go do and buy more stuff. The most recent presidential race offered us a three-years-and-counting national discussion over who really won the presidency. And we have rushed headlong to send troops into two sovereign nations without benefit of the United Nations' sanctioning the acts, after the United Nations -- located on U.S. soil -- was founded to smooth out relationships between the world's peoples.

All…… [Read More]

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