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Although Microsoft Word is not a high-end desktop publishing tool commonly used for marketing collateral and more professional looking corporate documents, it does have some advanced formatting options found in these types of software packages. One example is the Column feature. The Column feature establishes the number of columns of text in a document and allows text to automatically flow from one column to the next. To implement Columns, a user simply selects Columns from the Format option in the Microsoft Word menu. Column Presets are available for the user to quickly select the number of columns and their placement and width. The user selects the desired Column Present by simply clicking on it. Alternatively, the user can manually set the number and columns by selecting options under the Column Presets. The user increases the number of columns by clicking on the up arrow or decreases the number of columns…
The second training session is a little more advanced, targeting people that can already create a Power Point presentation. The main goal of the training is to help people design more attractive documents, that can catch the eye and the mind. The first section details general information about the animation schemes and their power to give consistency to the presentation. The basic effects are presented: transition, entrance, emphasis & dimming and exit. Further along, as the trainee gets familiar with animations, the training session presents the methods used to apply or to remove schemes and effects to or off the slides (either all or to some of them). The last section is the most interesting one because it focuses on custom animations, giving the trainee the freedom to use his imagination when designing presentations. Firstly the animation effects are presented and the ways to add, change and remove them are…
processing with the software program Microsoft ord 2000 for granted now a days. But no matter how good someone thinks they are with ord 2000 there are always new tricks or skills to learn. Most people have no idea how much ord 2000 actually does. The majority of users take for granted that spell check occurs automatically when we spell 'wrng' instead of 'wrong.' But this is just one feature -- there are many more. This report focuses on five new things that I have learned about Microsoft ord 2000 that I think are fresh insights into just how good Bill Gates' team has done.
Microsoft has made some serious changes in ord 2000. Because so many people use Microsoft ord 2000 the product has literally changed the way the world does word processing. Both the Internet and the business world have become very dependent on the entire Microsoft Office…
Anyone using Microsoft Word can determine the Flesch-Kincaid readability score for their own work by doing little more than running spell-check from the top navigation bar on their computer screen. It is conceivable that the ubiquitous presence of such an easily used readability scale could have an effect similar to that of spell-check and hand-held calculators. Those who use spell-check often lament the fact that they lazily allow the 'machine' to spell for them and have forgotten some of the words they once knew. Likewise, those who have come to depend on calculators often lament the fact that they can no longer do the simple arithmetic functions in their heads. If use of the Flesch-Kincaid program in Microsoft becomes equally ubiquitous, will people forget how to write anything except the simplest sentences? Worse still, will they be unable to express the complex thoughts that are represented by low readability…
Even beyond academia, there appears to be a backlash against 'readability.' Vassallo (1993) examined the impetus toward using a form of English known as E-Prime, a form that eliminates the use of the verb to be in all its forms because it "may create confusion when unintentionally used in an absolute sense" (484+). Vassallo continued to believe that excising 'to be' from English would force confrontation of "sloppiness, laziness, fuzziness, blandness, imprecision, simplistic generalization, and a half dozen other all too frequent characteristics of casual prose" but admitted that some had told him that the entire notice "smacks of eccentricity and, at best, focuses on a relatively minor issue in writing" (Vassallo 1993, 484+).
Readability is a limited and limiting concept. Readability measures are overly concerned with simplifying vocabulary and usage to the point of creating bland documents no one would want to read, least of all a small child whose interest must be maintained in the subject matter at hand. Using readability tests for writing, while thought to be useful by some by encouraging editing and refinement, also ignore the fact that, if there are no worthy thoughts underlying the writing, that writing will never be great. The Gettysburg Address was great because it expressed cogent ideas and passionate emotion; few academic subjects inherently contain those elements and thus risk being not only unenlightening, but boring at the same time if they are subjected to readability formulae. Moreover, the fact that readability levels in professional arenas are so low indicts the past use of the formulae. Finally, Vassallo, in making a
Word 2000 has a lot of features that can be useful when writing a research paper. Generally, Word 2000 can do almost all things you would need to produce a well-formatted and properly-styled document. Following are some of the basics but important features one might need when writing a document.
Spelling and Grammar Checking
Word 2000 can provide you with an ongoing spelling checking (Johnson, 2001). While working on your document, Word 2000 can automatically check your spellings and make the necessary corrections on minor errors. For instance, Word 2000 can automatically correct typographical error of words such as " the" into "the." Also, when Word 2000 cannot recognize a possibly misspelled word, it places a red wavy line under it to indicate that the word might be mispelled.
Word 2000 also provides grammar checking. However, unlike spelling checking, it does not automatically correct possible grammar errors. It…
Johnson, G.S. Formatting Features.
Retrieved on June 01, 2004, from California State University. http://www.csun.edu/itr/guides/word/2000/beg03.html
Johnson, G.S. Bare-Bones Basics.
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icrosoft Office is the most popular comprehensive bundle of productivity applications in the world. It contains word publishing, spreadsheet, presentation, e-mail, and database software and is most often used with the icrosoft Windows operating system. It can also be used with the Apple acintosh. The icrosoft Office suite enjoys almost universal worldwide familiarity. The most recent version of S Office is Office XP, which is designed specifically to be compatible with the Windows XP environment.
Functionally, Sun StarOffice is very similar to icrosoft Office. The chief difference is that it is written using open source code and may be altered by programmers to match their specifications. It is the most popular system for Linux and Unix-based computers and utilizes an XTL-based interface. It is considered an 'alternative' to the Windows system because it is popular with developers, who often criticize icrosoft for the fact that the source code is unavailable…
Microsoft Powerpoint allows the user to design presentations that use graphics and visual effects. It is often used in with data that has been created in Excel. Microsoft Access is a database project that allows the user to enter and manage data and sort according to fields. Its chief limitation is that it is meant for one user to operate at a time. StarOffice Impress has essentially similar features, but uses the Macromedia Flash format to present its documents. Sun Microsystems pioneered Java Internet application technology and most computers have the capability of reading flash documents.
Datasheet: StarOffice 7 Data Sheet. http://wwws.sun.com/software/star/staroffice/ds/STAROFS7RETAIL_90903.pdf
Microsoft Office XP: Office Home. http://www.microsoft.com /office
What I liked best about this site is the use of humorous Cliprt and the many variations in wildlife themes for both wallpapers and icons.
http://www.1clipart.com/- Of all the sites I visited after the Google search, this appeared to be one of the better sites as it provides free clipart without asking for loyalties, and also provides an on-screen editor to re-work the clipart images. In addition, there are entirely different styles of clip art not seen on the other sites. Finally, this site did have pop-up ads that my browser's ad blocker did not catch, but they were minimal compared to the many other sites I visited to complete this assignment. lso on this site there were wildlife pictures in multiple categories, some humorous, some realistic, which made for an abundance of art for a newsletter.
Awesome ClipArt for Educators- http://www.awesomeclipartforeducators.com/ - This is a very comprehensive site and includes teaching materials in addition to an entire section just for students, with specific focus on ClipArt. What I liked best about this site is the use of humorous ClipArt and the many variations in wildlife themes for both wallpapers and icons.
http://www.1clipart.com/ - Of all the sites I visited after the Google search, this appeared to be one of the better sites as it provides free clipart without asking for loyalties, and also provides an on-screen editor to re-work the clipart images. In addition, there are entirely different styles of clip art not seen on the other sites. Finally, this site did have pop-up ads that my browser's ad blocker did not catch, but they were minimal compared to the many other sites I visited to complete this assignment. Also on this site there were wildlife pictures in multiple categories, some humorous, some realistic, which made for an abundance of art for a newsletter.
Microsoft holds a competitive advantage in the computer software industry with both its innovative and functional products. For the past decade Microsoft and its office suite products have held a substantial 94% market share. In addition to being the most prevalent software product offering in the market, more than 500 million individuals worldwide use the product (1). In an effort to maintain this market share, Microsoft continually and consistently upgrades its product offerings to meet growing consumer demand. Most notably, this has come in the form of Windows XP, Windows 2003, and Linux. With these new iterations come very distinct similarities and differences between the individual products.
To begin, the most obvious difference between this operating software is the user interface. With user interface enhancements Microsoft XP intends to streamline the consumer experience. This has been accomplished primarily through the use of shortcut keys within all three iterations. With the…
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This was specifically done to allow for greater data and information usability across all applications, a feature than had only been partially supported in the varying application versions in the past (Boeri, 2007). Microsoft apparently put a massive amount of effort into improving Excel, and the 2007 edition reflects much greater flexibility in graphing, table alignment, formatting and calculation options (Adams, 2006). There are also fewer constraints in Excel 2007 for completing tables and greater focus on graphical ease of use (Zarowin, 2008). Microsoft has also struggled to keep pace with the level of innovation that the Internet has brought to personal productivity applications. In the design of Outlook 2007 the integration of better scheduling and SS feeds has been accomplished (Dyszel, 2007).
Despite all of these advantages, the design of Microsoft Office 2007 is so in-depth in terms of functionality and navigational cues to users it can easily overwhelm…
Adams, B. (2008). Discover the Power of Excel 2007. Journal of Accountancy, 205(2), 60-62,64,66,10.
Robert Boeri. (2007, July). Microsoft Office Professional 2007, 30(6), 22-24.
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Microsoft Visio to Create an Organizational Chart
Defined Purpose and Audience
This project is a fundamental guide for using Microsoft Visio to create an organizational chart. It is designed for first-time users and people who have limited time, as it focuses most often commonly used features. This guide shows the users how to use Microsoft Visio without relying on technical jargon, by providing simple explanations and lists of numbered steps that tell the user which keys to press and which options to select.
Many related publications can be accessed to learn more about creating an organizational chart using Visio. These include:
Microsoft's official page for their Visio software.
Visimation, a company that helps other companies use Visio. http://www.vnunet.com/Products/1112160" Vnunet.com's consumer review of Visio 2000.
2000 allsoftware.com's consumer review of Visio 2000 Enterprise Edition. http://www.design-drawing.com/visio/visio2k.htm" Design-drawing.com's consumer review of Visio 2000 Technical Edition.
Visio 2000: The Official Guide
Menus -- Located at the top of the screen above the toolbars or by right clicking.
Toolbars -- Found at the top of the screen and contain tool buttons for quick execution of actions.
Status bar -- Located at the bottom of the screen. Theseprovide useful information for creating a drawing
Accelerator keys -- These are not seen on the screen, but provide an efficient way of executing actions.
Microsoft's strategies relating to leadership. First, an overview of the company will be provided, followed by a discussion of the company's leadership strategies. These strategies will be assessed as to their effectiveness, and compared to leading theories of effective management.
An Overview of Microsoft
Today, Microsoft is one of the world's largest businesses, and the world's largest and most influential software company (Wired News). The company's products have an extensive impact on both the personal and business world, and are seen in almost every office in North America.
Financially, Microsoft is a giant. Its founder, Bill Gates, was the richest man in the world in 2003, with a staggering estimated personal wealth of $40.7 billion dollars. He has been rated the richest man in the world for seven of the past eight years, and was ranked number two in 1997 (Wikipedia).
Microsoft's product range is varied, but focuses almost exclusively…
4. Measurements made to determine when the problem is solved
To identify whether the human resource problem is solved within the company, the managers could request several studies. These studies could refer to the employee fluctuation adherent to the months since the ESPP was made available. Once the fluctuation ratio would be identified, it would be compared to the fluctuation ratio adherent to the same period of the previous year. The HR department would calculate a variation interval in which the fluctuation would be considered normal and then compare the current employee statistics with the previous ones and draw the conclusions.
Another method Microsoft could use to identify the results of the implemented solution would be to engage in conversations with the employees or send out questionnaires for them to fill in and then analyze the responses given. They could ask the workers if they purchased shares and if they…
Microsoft Benefits, Microsoft Corporation, Recruiting Brochure, 0695 Part No. 098-60768
Rob Landley, Why Microsoft Stock Options Scare Me, posted on February 17th 2000
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Further diversification is also recommended. Given the pace of change in the industry, the reliance on PC operating platforms and office software packages must be reduced. The risk of an entirely new technological paradigm emerging is high, so Microsoft must therefore diversify its revenue streams in order to defend against this threat. Overall, Microsoft's strategic thrust is strong and its operating results fantastic. The company must guard against major non-strategic threats such as technological change or acute damage from financial scandal. If Microsoft deals with these two issues effectively, the will remain in good position to continue to build their revenues in the coming years.
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Microsoft Website: Products Department
The key processes and systems involved in the Products page of the Microsoft website include project assessment, design, manufacturing, distribution to retailers, online retail sales (on a limited basis), and multiple systems including the basic power hierarchy of the company, the information sharing systems between departments to allow for in-tandem development, and customer service systems that allow for input in the product development cycle.
Though there is already a great deal of saturation in the market for many of Microsoft's products, the breadth of the company's product offerings and emerging markets still offer significant growth potentials. Competition is high In some sectors, but Microsoft has strong market dominance in the realm of other products and its sheer size makes it highly competitive in all industries.
Supply chain issues for the product development and delivery department at Microsoft are quite extensive and complex, with materials and…
Microsoft. (2012). Products. Accessed 30 April 2012.
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Although the Chinese Trademark Law is now largely in conformity with the TRIPs Agreement, the benefits of protection may not be realized for some time. At ground level there is a general culture of acceptance of counterfeit goods, partly because it makes previously unobtainable foreign goods affordable and partly because there is a lack of interest in enforcing IP rights that are largely owned by foreign companies. In this environment, counterfeiting will always seem attractive as it allows those involved to access an already existing market with low entry costs. In the meantime, however, foreign entities could take an active role in furthering the protection of their rights.
Licensing of IP rights to Chinese nationals and establishing joint ventures would be advantageous. The foreign party would have the benefit of local assistance in navigating legal…
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Physical vs. Digital Products -- Physical products are those that can be touched, felt, have physical presence, must be produced, warehoused, packaged, shipped and purchased. However, physical products are most certainly not limited to brick and mortar stores. The Internet has opened up an entirely new world for commerce online -- in both physical and virtual worlds with e-Commerce. E-Commerce is the buying and selling of products and services over electronic means, usually the Internet. As Internet usage grows, so does trade conducted electronically, allowing for a number of improvements and innovations that follow suit. Most economists see e-commerce as a market segment that leads to intensive price competition and consumers armed with greater knowledge. In two particular industries, e-commerce has actually changed the way the market works on those industries, causing the brick and mortar versions to fade away. In fact, larger e-commerce firms like Amazon.com, use…
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3. Definition of the World Wide Web
World-wide web See
INTENET. Internet: A global network of computers (also known as the World-Wide Web) which allows instantaneous access to an expanding number of individual Web sites offering information about practically anything and everything -- including the contents of daily newspapers, the price of goods in local shopping malls, library holdings, commodity prices, sports news and gossip, eroticism, and so-called chat-rooms (by means of which people can communicate with each other online about their interests, hobbies, and opinions).
Who is the American computer consultant who promoted the idea of linking documents via hypertext during the 1960's? (the Encyclopedia.com did not have the answer, as it said the U.S. Government developed the internet. The answer was found at (http://www.boutell.com/newfaq/history/inventednet.html):
Leonard Kleinrock was the first to publish a paper about the idea of packet switching, which is essential to the Internet. He did so…
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Baker (2006) reports that Google has worked hard to balance its entrance into the restrictive media market that is China with its own values. Baker defends this balance by reporting that "the company's contention that it believes it furthers its mission more by being present in China than it does by not is at least a rational response to a set of unpalatable choices." (Baker, 1) Other sources have not been as forgiving, arguing instead that Google's censorship of its search returns according to the demands of the Chinese government is active participation in the repression of information freedom. This denotes that even where a company presents itself as desiring to behave in a responsible and socially conscious way, a certain scale of success can make this an increasingly difficult achievement.
Microsoft has received similar criticism for its attempts at entering into the Chinese software market. However, the bulk of…
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There is much work to be done in order to create a more effective word processing application that can truly scale and be truly collaborative as well.
Another functional area completely unaddressed by existing word processing applications is how to manage unstructured content, over and above search, to create role-based taxonomies (Adiego, Navarro, Fuente, 2007). Unstructured content represents the majority of data and information in organizations, often cited as being nearly 70% of all data (Wei, Yang, Lin, 2008). Word processing applications therefore need to have a latent semantic indexing (LSI) component that can successfully define and manage the interrelationships between data over time, building databases and data relationships that are relevant to the role taxonomies defined (Wei, Yang, Lin, 2008). This would in effect create a knowledge creation aspect to any word processing application, making it possible to immediately determine the relevancy of entire groups of documents, files and…
Joacquin Adiego, Gonzalo Navarro, & Pablo de la Fuente. (2007). Using structural contexts to compress semistructured text collections. Information Processing & Management, 43(3), 769.
Bai, B., Weston, J., Grangier, D., Collobert, R., Sadamasa, K., Qi, Y., Chapelle, O., & Weinberger, K.. (2010). Learning to rank with (a lot of) word features. Information Retrieval, 13(3), 291-314.
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Systems Media Table: Comparison
The main purpose of this program is to construct sentences of the perceived information and manipulate paragraphs to form a word document. The program uses a display format 'what-you-see-is-what-you-get' to enhance the quality of the expected hardcopy.
WordPerfect and Microsoft Word are mostly superseded by both organization and personal computers to perform functions such as word formatting, letter processing and some simple designing. Accordingly, it is the most frequently used program in day-to-day operation.
It is used to type the text, save, and format and print the text.
It is used to insert pictures into the text page.
It is used to spell check the text document.
It is used to prepare letters and other word documents.
This kind of database system is to display a structure that would relieve the presentation of information using parent to child relationship. The…
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There are both significant advantages and disadvantages in composing with a word processor. Advantages include great freedom in moving around chunks of text and spell and grammar checking features. One important disadvantage of word processors may be the tendency to neglect document structure and content due to the ease of writing and rewriting a document. In all, I feel that the advantages of word processors far outweigh the disadvantages, especially if documents are created with foresight and planning.
I feel that of the greatest advantages of using a word processor to compose is the freedom of moving and copying text that the technology allows. A word processor allows me to move text almost anywhere within a document with a few simple clicks of a mouse, thus allowing me to completely revise the order and meaning of a document, if required. The same technique done by hand or by typewriter…
(an in-depth look at MI and Instrumentation)
After this is achieved, a 'ManagementPath is created, wherein it will be bound to the MI class or the '_ namespace class'. The third step is the creation of the 'ManagementClass' object that is achieved by using the scope as well as the path objects that have already been created, or by creating the ManagementClass object and then directly passing along the path specified as '//. / root: namespace.' The MI class allows the user to avail of an entire list of all class instances for that particular class by calling 'GetInstnaces ()'. hen this is a _namespace, then this will be the list of all child namespaces. After this step, the paths and the names of all the namespaces are added together to form the 'tree view'. Since the ManagementClass and ManagementObject classes utilize unmanaged COM objects, 'Dispose' will be used to…
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Microsoft Bong and Google Using TheFour Ps of Marketing
Comparing Microsoft Bing and Google Using the Marketing Mix
Google's dominance of the search market globally continues despite the aggressive launch in 2009 of Bing, a new search engine, by Microsoft. To date, Google is still the most preferred search engine globally, with a commanding market share lead (Grensing-Pophal, 2012). Both of these search engines are financed through advertising revenues, with Google's AdWords being the most profitable online advertising platform globally today as well. Microsoft's Bing advertising strategies have gravitated towards paid search and more traditional forms of online business models (Grensing-Pophal, 2012). These have been somewhat successful in raising the profitability of the Online Division of Microsoft, known as one of the least profitable in the entire company (Vance, 2012). Google on the other hand continues to be one of the most consistently profitable businesses in the high technology sector,…
Cho, K. (2009). Powering the Google Engine: Innovation is key. Fountainebleau, France, Fountainebleau:
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Additionally, he argued that the best interest of the consumers, as promoted by Gate's organization, was in fact not the core element of new endeavors, as the company had argued, but that whenever a new product or service was being projected, this would be done in order to serve the financial interests of the organization rather than increase customer utility (Kegel, 2006).
In order to better understand why the above mentioned actions were ethical or unethical, it is best to assess them in light of three ethical perspectives. From the standpoint of the utilitarian perspective, the company is able to seek out those actions which maximize its gains, but in doing this, it must remain aware of the needs of others. More specifically, they can work towards their goals as long as these do not impede with the goals of others (Leiss, 1988). From this standpoint, the behavior of Microsoft…
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Microsoft has announced that it is discontinuing ClipArt, a once-popular program that allowed people to access a set of basic images that were part of the creative commons, that they could access (Goldman, 2014). Microsoft's decision highlights some of the choices that managers must make as part of their jobs.
A basic managerial function is the allocation of resources. Managers are agents of the shareholders, which means that they are charged with handling the company's resources and working with them in a manner that will increase shareholder wealth. In theory, the alignment between managers and shareholders should be evident, but at times it is necessary for the structure of the organization and compensation to reflect a better alignment (Nyberg, Fulmer, Gerhart & Carpenter, 2010).
One of the considerations that comes into play in a situation like this is the product life cycle. ClipArt was introduced in 1993 as…
Goldman, D. (2014). Microsoft kills off ClipArt. CNN. Retrieved December 3, 2014 from http://money.cnn.com/2014/12/03/technology/microsoft-clip-art/index.html?iid=HP_River
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Windows XP is the latest and most obust of the family of all windows opeating systems that ae popula with PC uses woldwide. Windows XP comes in two editions namely the home edition and the pofessional edition to cate to the vaying needs of the espective class of uses. One of the main poblems with the pevious vesions (9x) of windows opeating systems was that they wee pone to fequent system cashes. Micosoft, the develope and makete of the Windows opeating systems, addessed this poblem by designing Windows NT based on a new technology that inceased the stability and minimized system beakdown. Howeve, this stability was compomised by the lack of compatibility, as NT was selective about the hadwae. Micosoft late developed and eleased windows XP as an opeating system fo both the desktop as well as the seve systems. XP has the compatibility of the ealie Windows 9X vesions…
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Soliciting funding for a company investment is normally an uphill task for the company. The ideal company must convince the investors that it can repay the money. For this reason, there is a necessity to determine the company's capital structure. Capital structure guides the company agitation on funding. In fact, through the capital structure, the company achieves debt capital, equity capital, and other hybrid securities like vendor financing. The commencing report will examine Microsoft Capital structure. The report will prove that Microsoft can achieve a coherent financial liberation if it pursues capital-funding mechanisms that are investment conscious.
Microsoft Capital Structure
Microsoft capital structure comprises of residual distribution model in practice. Berg Aspelund and Sorheim (2008, pp. 33) joins this analysis by arguing the residual distribution facilitates determination of estimates returns and investment. Microsoft assesses its opportunities assessed on the average for the next five years. In addition, the…
Berg, M.S., Aspelund, A., & Sorheim, R. (2008). The hybrid structures of international new ventures: A social capital approach and research agenda. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 9(1), 33-42.
Bertomeu, J., Beyer, A., & Dye, R.A. (2011). Capital Structure Cost of Capital, and Voluntary Disclosures. The Accounting Review, 86(3), 857-886.
Porteous, B.T., & Tapadar, P. (2008). The Impact of Capital Structure on Economic Capital and Risk Adjusted Performance. ASTIN Bulletin, 38(1), 341-380.
Wang, S. (2010). An Application of Fuzzy Set Theory to the Weighted Average Cost of Capital and Capital Structure Decision. Technology and Investment, 01(04), 248-256.
Give your opinion on how easy or difficult MS Project seems to be from a user experience standpoint
From a user experience perspective, my opinion is that it is quite simple to use MS Project. This is largely based on the fact that using MS Project does not necessitate any previous experience with any other software for project management. In addition, the set up and different tabs included in MS Project are very much equivalent to those in Power Point and Excel. It is quite simple to open and start a new project. Subsequent to creating a new project, the layout that is seen by the user, largely appears similar to that of MS Excel. Therefore, this makes it much easier to input the data. In addition, through the use of the timeline within the MS Project, being a user, it is quite simple and easy to have…
Wilson, K. (2008). Excel vs. Project: How to Convince Managers that Project Really is Better for Managing Projects. EPM Live. Retrieved 13 July 2016 from: https://epmlive.wordpress.com/2008/02/12/excel-vs.-project-how-to-convince-managers-that-project-really-is-better-for-managing-projects/
Corker, M. (2013). Top 10 Microsoft Project Problems. Retrieved 13 July 2016 from: http://www.slideshare.net/MarkCorker/top-10-ms-project-problems
he only observation that could be made here is that one would expect a larger proportion of the total expenses to be allocated to research and development, given the fact that this is such an important part of Microsoft's activity and essential in order to obtain a competitive advantage on the market.
Asset and Capital Structure
Cash and cash equivalents
otal fixed assets
he asset structure at Microsoft reflects some of the particularities in the industry, notably the fact that the inventory levels tend to be quite low, as compared to the other assets. his means that the I industry is not one supporting production on stock. At the same time, the value of the total fixed assets is significantly high, which can be partly explained by the size of the company and the investments in land, buildings and equipment.
The return on assets at Microsoft was 0.24 in 2008, as compared to 0.22 in 2007. As most of the other profitability and asset management figures, the return on assets also shows a better performance in 2008.
Part IV -- Conclusions and Recommendations
Microsoft's results, both in terms of absolute value from the income and cash flow statements and balance sheet and the ratio analysis, show a solid, extremely competitive company, whose results have improved from 2007 to 2008, despite the global economic crisis. Its capacity to retain low levels of inventory, to gradually increase its efficiency in using assets and to bring new products to the market are some of the positive aspects at Microsoft. As a recommendation, the company could consider allocating a larger proportion of its expenses into research and development.
Microsoft Project Review
Microsoft began development of its project software at the turn of the century (around the year 2000). The original software package ran from MS Dos and had incredibly limited functionality. However, since its introduction, Microsoft Project has come a long way from its original state. Today's versions of MS Project, such as Project 2010, Project 2013, and now even cloud-based Project versions has a rich list of features that are intuitive to most users because are already familiar with the interface. The interface and general GUI feel has the same features and layouts that can be found in the popular MS Office suite.
One of the most interesting features in the newer versions of Project is that users can upload and make changes via a cloud-based project server. This allows users to make changes to items in the scope, schedule, budget, activity durations or any…
Hilti AG. (2013, March 11). Construction Manufacturer Employs Cloud Service to Streamline Project Management. Retrieved from Case Studies: http://www.microsoft.com /casestudies/Microsoft-Project-Online/Hilti-AG/Construction-Manufacturer-Employs-Cloud-Service-to-Streamline-Project-Management/71
Microsoft. (N.d.). Project top features. Retrieved from Project: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/project/project-management-and-ppm-showcase-microsoft-project-FX103802304.aspx
Organization: Microsoft Corporation.
Since the bygone thirty years, technology has revolutionized the manner in which we work, play and communicate. From the setting up during the year 1975, the company- Microsoft has enjoyed leadership in this revolution. As a manifestation of that role and to aid in concentrating on the opportunities that lie at the forefront Microsoft's mission has been: to facilitate people and businesses across the world to realize their full potential. (Mission and Values)
The central values of the company are (i) Broad Customer Connection-linking with customers, realizing their requirement and the manner in which they use technology, and providing value through information and support to assist them attain their potential. (ii) A Global, Inclusive Approach -- Thinking and acting in a global scale (iii) Achieving excellence- in everything (iv) Trustworthy Computing- Intensifying customer faith by the quality of products and services, sensitivity and accountability, and predictability in…
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The Partnership between Microsoft and Apple after Microsoft had faced tough anti-trust scrutiny is an example of monopolistic competition. Microsoft and Apple produce products that are not perfect substitutes of each other. In fact, the products are perceived to be different to all other brands products. Microsoft's products include Microsoft Office and the IE products. Apple on the other hand had MAC operating system (Kawamoto, Heskett & icciuti, 1997). Microsoft had to preserve competiveness in the industry to comply with antitrust laws and to ensure that there was no unfair competition in this industry as to limit consumers from making informed choices on what kind of products they should go for and at what prices. Microsoft wanted to develop and ship future versions of its MS Office, internet explorer, and development tools to Macintosh. In the event that Apple did not survive Microsoft would not have kept antitrust charges…
Kawamoto, D., Heskett, B. & Ricciuti, M. (August 6, 1997). Microsoft to invest $150 million in Apple. CNETNews.
Slide Share Inc. (2013). Market Structure. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/Leephen/market-structure-n3
Given Microsoft's track record, it certainly appears that pre-announcement of Chicago were an attempt to thwart competition from rival products. Microsoft knows that information technology is one industry that is extremely volatile and highly unpredictable. Here market share increases and decreases with the entry or just an announcement of a new product. For this reason, it was important for the firm to preserve its market share while Chicago was not ready for release. With competitors like IBM keenly observing every move of Microsoft to detect any loopholes in its strategy or product, it was important for Microsoft to make some concrete measures to keep customers interested in forthcoming products of MS because interest in new product was one thing that could stop them from switching loyalties and trying out rival products.
When competition is stiff as we noticed in the case of Microsoft, customers are usually as good…
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worry bout audience Analysis ord Count: 1000-1250 words (This word count refers ONLY essay . It include audience analysis orks Cited page. If essay falls short minimum word count, I automatically deduct riting Informative Essay (Corresponding chapter The Little Seagull Handbook: -7) General Information An informative essay organized primary functions: report a unfamiliar topic; analyze meaning, pattern connections; explain works; explore questions answers.
Informative essay: The impact of the economic crisis upon young people
Although the consensus amongst economists is that the United States has extricated itself from the worst of the recession of 2008, the impact of the economic crisis is still palpable amongst many demographics within the United States. Recent college graduates are amongst the hardest-hit. Given the sluggish labor market, many new college graduates are struggling for work, while the previous generation was able to find jobs with much greater ease. These workers are burdened by high…
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"Help Wanted: Millions of Cloud-Skilled IT Workers Needed." Microsoft Press Release.
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A contact management system, or customer relationship management system, primarily makes use of a database containing profiles and contact information of potential and existing customers. This is very useful for marketing, sales, and customer service. It can help improve a business by targeting a marketing or sales effort to a specific group of people. For example, a company may offer to sell tennis equipment to people who already play tennis regularly. Such people are more likely to respond to the offer than people with other interests. I've created a sample database with an application that can search contacts by interest. Open the database "Contact.mdb" and go to "Forms." Open the "ContactSearch" form and you will see a list of contacts in the bottom list. If you type something in the "Interest" field (example: tennis) and click the "Search" button, it will return a list of the contacts with that particular…
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"Sometimes abbreviated as WP, a word processor is a software program capable of creating, storing, and printing documents. Unlike the standard typewriter, users using word processors have the ability of creating a document and making any changes anywhere in the document. This document can also be saved for modification at a later time or to be opened on any other computer using the same word processor. (Computer Hope, 2011)" Microsoft's Word is a word processor and there are other ones as well such as Apple iWork, Corel WordPerfect, and Sun StarOffice. Amongst the various office automated systems, the word processor is one of the most used thereto.
This type of database is one of the first of its kind and is still present in older or legacy systems. "Each cell in a table may have a table underneath it, which is similar to the…
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Halo 2 was a newsmaker as it is an exclusive game for the Xbox and can be played over its online gaming network. Microsoft's PR reminded everyone of that fact. They also let the whole world know that around 1.5 million copies of Halo 2 were already pre-ordered. The launch was very successful as Halo 2 sold more than 3 million copies within the first weekend.
Damage control is another part of PR. When Microsoft faced anti-trust allegations they initiated a major letter writing campaign to save their image from being defaced. They asked their customers to write letters to the editors send letters to their congressmen and do whatever they could to protect its good name. An important PR move is to make sure that the organization supports the right political party. Microsoft used to be a big supporter of the Democratic Party in the past. However it abandoned…
Microsoft Press Pass
PR Newswire: Microsoft
When employees have a high level of ownership regarding an initiative, product or strategy they feel a higher level of control, and commit themselves at a more personal level to its success (Spector 1986). Microsoft's it department, in striving to be a responsive resource to the rest of the company, often relies on these internal reviews of new applications from the company to find new approaches to delivering higher levels of effectiveness throughout the organization. It learns from software development what could potentially assist internal departments to be more effective in their use of systems, software and processes, becoming a more efficient and responsive internal resource in the process.
Microsoft's unique culture is based on the need to be continually innovating new software applications and solutions to an increasingly wide breadth of markets globally. For Microsoft to continually be competitive in both their Human esources and it organizations, the…
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Hence, it is an "all-time" software in every organization.
The impact of the Microsoft Office to information system is very significant. Without the Microsoft Office, the creation of information sources, such as documents and reports, will not be as efficient as it is these days. Imagine the task of writing documents and reports without the ease of "type and save" that the Microsoft Office provides. Also, imagine how quick and presentable it will be if one is just using a Notepad or a Wordpad to write a document?
Hardware and Software
The Microsoft Office is compatible to any hardware commonly used by computers. In terms of software, it is compatible with any Windows Operating System.
At present, the Microsoft Office is capable of so many things that writing documents basically needs (i.e. document formatting, presentation styles, dictionary, grammar checking, image supports). Hence, if one is to rate the…
.. hungry, cold.... The big problem is poverty. I spend 50% of my time taking care of them other than teaching, and this includes downtime because of behaviors such as fistfights, tantrums, aggression. (Harry, Klingner & Hart, 2005, esearch and design section ¶ 8)
Hispanic Males//Females Educational Pursuits
Although Hispanic females frequently outperform Hispanic males, cultural values that limit the range of school choices and career paths, frequently restrict the females to opportunities to access higher education. In addition, many Latina/o students, male and female, do not recognize that higher education currently constitutes a financially feasible, realistic option for them (Dosal, 2008, ¶ 5).
Erica Tortorella (2009) reports in "EACH prep program helps boost Latino presence in private education," that the fact Hispanics and other minority groups are underrepresented in private schools throughout the U.S. reveal that minority students, at all member schools account for only 21.9% of total enrollment.…
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Casado, M.A., & Dereshiwsky, M.I. (2007). Cultural diversity in higher education: Implications for hospitality programs. Education, 128(2), 294+. Retrieved March 24, 2009, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5025695726
The ftp protocol making possible file transfers within the sites of the Internet was published as an FC in 1973 and since then FC
was made available electronically to anyone those had applied the ftp protocol. The libraries started to automate and network their catalogs in the later part of 1960s quite independent from APA. The thinker Frederick G. Kigour of the Ohio College Library Center championed the networking of Ohio libraries during the decades of 60s and 70s. The TCP/IP architecture first proposed by Bob Kahn at BBN and again developed by Kahn and Vint Cerf at Stanford and others all through 70s. It was applied by the Defense Department in 1980 substituting the earlier Network Control Protocol --NCP and commonly adopted by 1983. The UNIC to UNIX copy Protocol or UUCP was discovered in 1978 at Bell Labs. Usenet was originated in 1979 on the basis…
Griffiths, Richard T. "Chapter Three: History of Electronic Mail." Leiden University.
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Enhanced contact management through the usiness Contact Manager.
F. Office Project
Support for custom templates.
Support for 3D Gantt Charts.
Allows sharing of project data using SharePoint services.
Enhanced analysis and cost resource management.
Data analysis preview - allows project changes and impact analysis without saving data.
G. Office Visio 2007
Integration with external data sources.
Generation of statistical summaries using PivotDiagrams. This also allows visualization of data groups and hierarchical relationships.
H. Office Publisher 2007
Automatically convert documents between different types: publication, newsletter, webpage, etc.
PDF (Portable Document Format) support.
Catalog Merge function allows the application to retrieve data from external sources.
Enhanced Design Checker function allows automatic analysis of design inconsistencies.
Content Store function to store frequently used content.
I. Office InfoPath 2007
Can use Microsoft SQL Server, Office Access, and databases as data source.
Allows multiple views of the same form, allowing for different classes of users.…
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Microsoft Corporation (2007). "Differences between the 2007 Office system and Office 2003." Microsoft Technet. Retrieved April 20, 2007 at http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/a9189734-e303-4d7d-93eb-3584c358d1c91033.mspx?mfr=true
Wikipedia Contributors (2007). "Microsoft Office 2007." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 20, 2007 at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_2007
product design summary for a web quest that teaches 5th grade students how to build a web page using Microsoft ord
In recent years, web quests have been used to great effect by educators with the purpose of giving students the ability to search the orld ide eb for instructional as well as entertaining information. The web quest format allows students to employ an interactive form of knowledge seeking with a visual, audio, and verbal component. The importance of instructing students in the use of the web as a tool that can be deployed to educate through the use of technology and to connect students to the world has not always been deployed to its full potential, partly because of a certain level of teacher discomfort with computers, partly because of certain district's technical limitations, and partly because the nature of the information available on the web has only recently…
Dodge, Bernie. (2004) "The Web quest Site." Site first created February 1998, last modified 2004. Retrieved on July 14, 2004 at http://webquest.sdsu.edu/
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Explain what steps you would take to avoid conflict and misunderstanding with others in the work place, thinking particularly about students and colleagues from other cultures and backgrounds.
The five styles of dealing with conflict are: "Problem-Solve/Collaborate, Fairness, Efficiency, Be Done with It/Compromise, Force/Compete, Choose not to engage/Avoid, Serve/Accommodate." (Culture at Work, n.d.) Each of these methods has advantages and disadvantages. For example, problem solving is best used when the final resolution to an issue has long reaching consequences. But for any advantage there is also a draw back. For example, problem solving often takes time, energy, effort, and a commitment from all those involved and that is not always easy to get.
Therefore, one must be prepared to use all of the five styles of dealing with conflict because sometimes it is good to be forceful and other times it is best to avoid the conflict all together.…
Unknown, n.d.) Culture At Work. (n.d.). 5 Styles of Dealing with Conflicts. Retrieved at http://www.culture-at-work.com/5styles.html
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2. ADULT T-Cell Leukemia
3) Worldbook online
Available through Missoula Public library (if you have a library card)
or Worldook (print edition, at your local library)
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Computer science and logic
Active Template Library, from Microsoft
ATLAS Transformation Language, a QVT model transformation language for Model Driven Engineering
Alternating-time Temporal Logic, a branching-time temporal logic that naturally describes computations of multi-agent system and multiplayer games
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA airport code: ATL)
Attleborough railway station, its National Rail code
ATL (film), a 2006 film set in the city of Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Above the line (advertising), an advertising strategy
Across the Line (C Radio Ulster), a C Northern Ireland music brand
ATL (band), an R& boy band
Above the Law (group), a Los Angeles-based rap group
All Time Low, a pop-punk band…
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Object embedding is made possible through the use of containerized technology that Apple, Microsoft, IBM and others have defined, and in the context of MSDN discussions the role of.NET Framework 3.0 includes the definition of containers. As a result of these technologies the embedding of a Microsoft spreadsheet into a Microsoft Word document is a complex document, as it relies on COM and OLE-based technologies. Web pages however in this context of OLE and COM-based technologies are not. It is important to note however that the W3C Standards Committee does us the term compound document yet it does not refer to OLE and COM technologies, it refers to XML integration of data sources and integration.
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Google Apps, Should a Company Switch?
Just about every business in existence must use some sort of system of programs for communication and productivity, usually referred to as "office suites." Companies, large and small, use computers for just about every aspect of their business from customer service, to records and billing, and payroll, ordering and supplies, and others. One of the most wide spread office suites in use is Microsoft Office, and includes programs to create and transfer documents, text files, spreadsheets, and presentations; as well as a series of communication tools like email, video communication, web page design, and other such things. But in the past, any program that would allow a user to create such things needed to be PC based, in other words, the user had to purchase software and install it on their computer to use the programs. These programs were usually very expensive as well.…
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KL Enterprises Worldwide
This work identifies three IT enabled projects that have the highest priority for implementation in the company at focus for KL Enterprises Worldwide. As well taking on the role of the CEO a colleague in the executive committee and EVP of marketing and sales will be identified who it is felt will have a strong opinion in favor or against the selection and prioritization.
KL Worldwide Enterprises, Inc. is reported to have faced new business threats in 2005. KL Worldwide Enterprises, Inc. is a Boston-based sports apparel retailer. In 2005 lower cost production, capacities in China resulted in a tightening of margins as many similar sites sprang up. Information technology needed to be reinvented for KL for the purpose of improving production capacity and to enable integration of KL acquisitions. Demographic markets further created challenges and more zing was needed for the KL websites. Problems noted…
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Vedantam, 2006), Americans are more socially isolated than they were in 1985, with the number of people with whom they can confide dropping by one third, from three close confidents to two. American is viewed as a fragmented society with splinters of people growing ever more distant with regard to intimate social ties. Despite the benefits of close social connections, people report being alone, feeling alone, and suffering alone in bad times.
The ability of digital social networks to support substantive civic engagement is more than a test of the media's capacity to convey and renew civic engagement -- it is also a test of the transformative capacity of social networks with regard to sustained interest and action. A criticism of communications and information technology (CIT) -- which includes digital social networking -- is its transience and churn. Engaging digital communication tends to cater to the tastes of an audience…
Writeboard delivers the basic functions needed for completing online collaboration sessions and programs. It is evident in evaluating this application that in a company or larger organization, its collaborative functionality could deliver a strong eturn on Investment (OI) (Geisler, 2003). Further, Writeboard's ability to host interactive conversations differentiates this application from many other potentially competitive forms of collaboration as well. The strengths of this applications are its portability across platforms and accessibility through the browser, ease of use and support for highly interactive editing sessions. Weaknesses include the lack of advanced editing tools that a native Microsoft Word one-on-one editing session would have if two or more team members were working together, lack of support for comparative analysis of versions, and a lack of support for more effective data extraction and integration. Compared to computer-based applications such as Word or e-mail, Writeboard I superior in that meetings and…
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Sparked by my being the eldest girl in the family, my personality developed to become strong, colorful, and well-formed. From as early as I can remember, I felt a keen sense of responsibility, partly fueled by the expectations placed on my by my relatives, parents, and siblings. Automatically placed in a position of leadership since my early childhood, I continue to display initiative, decisiveness, and optimism in all my relationships. My unique personality particularly emerges within the arena of human relationships, especially friendships and family ties. My Korean heritage also has a great impact on my identity, fostering my appreciation for and curiosity about the world around me. I am inquisitive and interested in expanding my horizons. Because I have a tightly knit family with close ties to our traditions, I enjoy being helpful and nurturing to others. My parents don't speak fluent English, and I have always been willing…
Clickers/esponses Phonics Lesson
Phonics Long Vowel - Silent e Lesson Plan for Special Education
Students will recognize and say words that follow the c-v-c-e and v-c-e rule where the first vowel is a long vowel and the final e is silent. By using the Clickers/esponses as a classroom game they will utilize them after hearing the correct sounds.
Students with the will be able to spell and write out some basic long vowel words that have c-v-c-e and v-c-e spelling patterns and will use the Clickers/esponses when they hear the right sound.
About the Concept:
There are several regular long vowel spelling patterns in the English language. The c-v-c-e pattern (consonant-vowel-consonant-final e) is a long vowel spelling pattern which occurs quite frequently in early reading and spelling. Essentially, the phonics rule for this design mentions that when a vowel and final e are separated by a single consonant, the…
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morning hours seem to the best time for me to write. It is quiet in my house, no phones ringing, no one playing music or talking to distract me, so these are my best moments to write. Later in the day I do my editing by adding strength to my transitions, by carefully checking to see if grammar and context are correct and generally by proofreading what I have written.
I occasionally scribble notes on a piece of paper if an idea comes into my head at lunch, or in another class. There is a tendency to forget some of my best ideas for themes and specifics in papers if I don't jot down a note to remind myself. But basically when I start out without notes, I just open up a Microsoft Word document and start writing on my MacBook computer. A teacher in high school used to implore…
" The job required a candidate with a BS in Technical Writing, Food Science, Food Engineering, Food Microbiology or Food Chemistry and competency in Microsoft Word. Salary was commensurate with experience.
A software system architect for the Interoperable Solutions Team at Motorola would be part of a development group within the company's Worldwide adio Solutions Group. The job required a BA and 5+ years in software or system engineering, along with experience with one of the following systems: C++, java, lte, wimax, tau g2, doors, udp, igmp, multicast ip, sdt, evdo. Salary was not specified. A systems analyst for eCommLink was to act as a liaison between eCommLink's engineering, quality assurance, business, and operations teams and create the technical requirements for the prepaid card system created by the company.
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Manager, business development II, Air Force…
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Explosive impacts of computer and information technology on business and individuals have generated a need to design and develop new computer and software system to incorporate a rapid growing range of computer applications. Software engineers apply the software engineering principles and techniques to design, evaluate, test and implement software systems to enable computer to perform different applications. Software engineers use systematic and quantified approach to design, evaluate, implement software and provide maintenance for software. In other word, software engineering systems use sound engineering principles to design economical and reliable software for business and individual uses. Typically, software engineering principles are used for the development of software application, which include network distribution, and operating system.
Pimentel, et al. (2009) argue the growing integration of application development into web development has made software engineers to apply the principles of document engineering to assist in enhancing the software specifications. Document engineering is an…
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Centralized application and client management allows efficient solution of application management, access, performance, and security. Below is figure one taken directly from Citix Systems (Server-Based Computing, 1999).
The new architecture will have various types of technology implemented throughout the system. The main component will be the internet which provides the foundation for the architecture. Other web related technologies such as HTML, and communications protocols are also used. The architecture first begins at the presentation level. In regards to payroll this would consist on online paycheck review, or benefits review. At the presentation level, there is the client system, which is used to view Web page information. The client contains both presentation and application logic components. At the content level, there is a Web server that provides interactive view of information from a relational database. Finally, at the data and service level, there is a relational database system, which provides data…
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company or organization can survive without comprehending the complexity of communications needs. Several years of professional experience in marketing and business communications prepared me for the challenges inherent in the development and implementation of effective communication strategies. It is my ability to analyze, strategize, and foresee the needs of a company or organization that led me to rewarding positions in marketing and communications. Yet a need to update my skill set and advance my career prompts me to apply for the Master of Science in Strategic Communications at Columbia University. My goals in becoming a strategic communications leader or executive can be met with the credentials of the program. The creative, analytical, and problem-solving skills I glean from the coursework will enable me to effectively help businesses to succeed.
Strategic communications and effective public relations formed the hallmark of all my recent professional positions. My job as Assistant Account Executive…
These different elements show the overall nature of possible threats that could be facing a variety of organizations and how to mitigate them. This is important, because given the rapid changes in technology and the way various threats could occur, requires all entities to be watchful of different situations. Where, those who implement such strategies will be able to adapt to the various challenges that they are facing in the future; by understanding the nature of the threat and how to address it. Over the course of time, this will help to keep an organization flexible in addressing the various security issues, as the approach will require everyone to remain watchful and understand new threats that could be emerging. This will prevent different weakness from being exploited, by knowing where they are and then fixing them.
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By channeling his energy in another direction, Gates shows that he is not a one-dimensional leader only involved in promoting his company, but a three-dimensional leaders interested in helping the world be a better place. Just one of the programs that has gained media attention is the eradication of malaria, a disease almost non-existent in America but still prevalent in many other parts of the world. Another writers notes, "Malaria strikes 300m people every year, mainly in the farming parts of Africa where mosquito eradication programmes are nonexistent. Of those infected, 1.1m die, most of them children below the age of ten" (Vesely, 2003). The Gates Foundation, along with pharmaceutical companies, are committed to eradicating this, and other diseases such as smallpox, that have been out of control in many other parts of the world, largely due to a lack of funding and support.
Ultimately, Bill Gates leadership style is…
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Assurance and Security (IAS) Digital forensics (DF)
In this work, we take a look at three laboratory-based training structures that afford practical and basic knowledge needed for forensic evaluation making use of the latest digital devices, software, hardware and firmware. Each lesson has three parts. The duration of the first section of the three labs will be one month. These labs would be the largest labs. The Second section would consist of smaller labs. The training period duration in these labs would also generally be one month. The third section would consist of smallest labs. The duration of training period in these labs would be one week. The training will be provided in the field of software, programming concepts, flowcharting and algorithms and logical reasoning- both linear and iterative.
Part 1 Larger Labs:
Lab 1(Timeline Analysis)
Purposes and goals of the Lab (Lab VI):
Use MAC (Media Access Control, internet…
 Lab VI: Timeline Analysis. Available at https://cs.nmt.edu/~df/Labs/Lab06_sol.pdf
 LAB IV: File Recovery: Meta Data Layer. Available at
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