Mobile Apps for Capturing Geolocation and Customer Data
As progress towards truly ubiquitous or pervasive computing continues to be made, some of the more important emerging technologies that will facilitate this goal are so-called "apps," which are being engineered for a seemingly endless array of utilitarian as well as educational and entertainment purposes. To identify the current state of these technologies, this paper provides an assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency mobile-based applications that provide that ability to capture geolocation data as well as customer data and an evaluation of the potential benefits that can be realized by consumers based on the enhanced ability to gain access to their own data via mobile applications. In addition, an examination of the challenges of developing applications that run on mobile devices because of the small screen size is followed by a description of the methods that can be used to decide which…… [Read More]
Marketing Plan: Mobile App for General Mobile Users
Marketing Business Mobile App
Smartek Inc. is going to introduce new mobile applications package that includes alarm and reminder snooze, appointment setter, note taker, and financial management applications. The new mobile apps package will be introduced in the United States and will mainly target students and business professionals along with ordinary individuals that have smart phones, personal digital assistants, tablets, and other smart gadgets.
This paper presents a comprehensive marketing plan for this mobile app. The opening section of the paper presents a situational analysis for the company for this particular mobile app using market summary (industry trends and outlook) and SWOT analysis (internal and external environment). The competitive analysis section gives an overview of the company's existing and new rivals and other competitive forces using Michael Porter's Five Forces Model.
The 'product offerings' sections gives explanation to how the product meets…… [Read More]
The impact mobile apps can have on our patient’s health
The study population is patients who are using mobile apps. The study sample will be recruited through convenience sampling from the metropolitan area. A multifaceted strategy will be used for the recruitment of study participants. Participants will be recruited through collaboration with healthcare professionals in the metropolitan areas. A radio station with a local audience of mature adults will also be used for the recruitment of participants. A static text advertisement will also be used and posted in various static areas in the metropolitan. The potential participant will be a person who has used a healthcare self-care mobile app for an average period of six months (Anderson, Burford & Emmerton, 2016).
Protection of Human Rights
For the various participant-recruitment strategies, participant consent will be sought in hand First, participant will be adults aged 18 years and above fluent in…… [Read More]
Social interaction and data continue to grow throughout the world. Consumers are now relying more heavily on insights gleamed for mobile apps. These apps, which range from social media to travel, all impact consumers in various ways. Yelp in no different in this regard. As a mobile app predicated on travel, the user interface is critical. Over 1.5 million people have downloaded the application and are actively using for their travel destination needs. Through both quantitative and qualitative research, I have identified aspects within the user interface that can enhance the overall experience of these consumers. My recommendations will rely heavily from the CREAT action funnel to guide the overall user experience
To begin the appearance and dialogue within the app should be enhanced. Although the aesthetics are appealing, the app should consider a more minimalist design. Dialogue within the app should not include irrelevant information. Information that is rarely…… [Read More]
DESCRIPTION OF APP
Veteran Appointment Request (VAR)
Permits patients to solicit mental healthcare and primary care services at veteran affairs centers where they are already care recipients, in addition to scheduling and canceling appointments for primary care services via the app, directly
Targeted at ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) receivers in mental healthcare facilities desiring to employ the app together with treatment for aiding with strategies to integrate personal ideals into everyday living.
Current and former military personnel
Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry
A web-based health database facilitating increased awareness of personal potential health problems and increased understanding of the possible health impacts of deployment-linked experiences.
Current and former military personnel
Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry Clinical Portal
Health database enabling reviewing of registrant information, thereby improving grasp of the likely health impacts of deployment-linked experiences.
Current and former military…… [Read More]
Peace of Mind -- Making the orld a Safer Place for Children
Peace of Mind Mobile has been created to limit the number of cases involving underage individuals having access to environments that can harm them. The company has gotten actively engaged in improving society as a whole by making the world a safer place for children.
The company works together with mobile phone companies and provides these respective institutions with the opportunity to handle services we create. The institutions then present their customers with the option to limit the number of actions their children can perform on a series of devices. Children are also tracked and tutors are thus constantly aware of where their children are.
Our company mainly works with local mobile network suppliers and phone vendors, either by providing customers with the option to purchase the application or to buy their phones with it already installed. hen…… [Read More]
Ethics of Mobile Applications
The modern mobile phone has taken a great leap in a very short span of time from its earliest versions, commonly termed then as cellular phones, which functioned only to make calls, send text messages and save contacts on the mobile device. Today, a mobile phone can be used for numerous purposes such as making calls or video calls, text or picture messaging, surfing the internet, acquiring information about the weather forecasts and the latest news, take pictures or make videos, watch movies and other videos, access emails and chat, play music and games and many more other things.
This huge surge of tasks that can be performed on a simple mobile phone has become possible due to the development of smart phones that can provide access to application softwares. It is these applications that make a user of the mobile phone to be able to…… [Read More]
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.
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]
The overall market for software applications for the mobile phone is fragmented. This is mainly due to ease in which applications can be designed and distributed about customers. Many applications do not require large fixed cost investments. In fact, much of the cost of developing a mobile lies within the intellectual capital needed to create it. Much of this intellectual capital, which consists of labor, compensation, and benefits is variable in nature. This variable cost structure makes entry into the market both seamless and unpredictable. If, for example, a software application becomes very successful, the company can easily hire more talent on an "as needed" basis. Likewise if an application losses it usefulness, the company can immediately lay off workers to compensate for the lack of revenue. For example, ovio, the maker of Angry Birds, laid of a third of its workforce this year amid increasing competition from…… [Read More]
This report is the first of four parts when it comes to a broader proposal. The proposal is for a mobile application for smartphones and tablets that is going to be called Pocket Chef. That application will allow someone to input various foods that are in the refrigerator or pantry of a homeowner. Those base ingredients are then synthesized and analyzed. The recipes that can be crafted using those ingredients are then supplied to the user. Before getting into more of the specifics of this application such as how it will be crafted, how it will be managed, and how it will otherwise come to exist and function, there will first be a focus on the wider industry in question. The questions that will be answered include when the relevant genre emerged, when the genre started, how useful or “essential” the applications and services are held to be, how large…… [Read More]
Mobile Computing and Social Networks
There are many mobile apps in the market that have been designed to cater for various tasks and processes. Mobile apps were initially designed for gaming but improvements have been made to ensure that they can be used for business purposes. Applications have been designed to improve efficiency of mobile devices. Users have been able to make use of mobile phones to replace devices such as desktop computers and cameras.
Effectiveness and efficiency mobile-based applications
Technological advancements in the field of communication have undergone numerous changes over the decade. Mobile phones conventionally used for basic communication can now be used to conduct more features. The software being used in the mobile devises have enabled the devises to be used for more application than communication. The mobile devices being sold in the market are considered smart phones due to the array of applications that they can…… [Read More]
Analysis of the data was done by within-case and cross-case analysis with regard to the mobile marketing applications. Within-case analysis allows researcher to analyze the interview data from hotels against the previous research or literature, boiling down a large amount of data into readily digestible and easily understood segments. Afterwards cross-case analysis is implemented to compare all cases to each other in order to find common patterns or themes, which also makes it easier to conclude the research. In general, case study methodology requires multiple sources of data. In the case of this study, the observation of mobile application, Internet website and mobile website of interviewed hotels was central to the research. Some hotels also provided the author with some artifacts that are also considered as sources of data (such as a flier and chocolate bar which had Q code on them).
In this chapter, the author has mapped…… [Read More]
Mobile Information Technology: Insights from Collaborators
I have selected a mobile app that I hope will help in the improvement of patient outcomes in healthcare settings via the further enhancement of care coordination. Thus, I interviewed my Chief Medical Officer (CMO) - Derrick Butler MD; Clinical Medical Director (CMD) - Dr Mann MD; and Assist Medical Director - Nnennaya Omerigbo MD.
The interviewees in this case play diverse roles in my organization. For this reason, there were some unique set of questions tailored for each interviewee, in addition to the common set of questions that sought to provide a general overview of the issues under consideration. The questions I asked are summarized in Appendix 1.
It is important, from the onset, to note that all interviewees underlined the need for collaboration with various stakeholders in the development of the selected mobile app. Stakeholders in this case include, but they…… [Read More]
Abstract - With regard to security, the major issue is that most mobile devices are targets that are in line to face attacks. Mobile devices face a range of threats that capitalize on several susceptibilities usually obtained in such devices. Lack of encryptions is a major threat to security of mobile device networks. Information such as text messages and electronic messages that are sent using a mobile device are more often than not unencrypted. Furthermore, numerous mobile device applications lack such encryptions over the networks for transmission and reception and therefore simplify the process of data interception. Malware is an additional problem regarding mobile device networks. It is simple for mobile device users to download malware through games and security patches and also through online advertisements. Consequently, this makes it significantly easy for data interception owing to spyware and Trojans. The lack of security software is also a major issue.…… [Read More]
Mobile and Wireless Portal
eWeek.com is a one of the top portals that is dedicated to providing technology-related news to readers all over the world. It is the digital version of the eWEEK magazine that discusses technology trends, latest apps, evaluations and business decisions that are made with technology as the underlying element. It provides comprehensive information about the world of technology and this has helped it to create a niche market for the magazine and its parent company.
Description of the portal's structure
The portal has a simple design that is appealing to readers. The core emphasis in this website is content and so the entire design revolves around the content that is published here. The site has been divided into numerous categories to make it easy for people to look up what they want quickly and effortlessly. The broad categories in the site include news, reviews, storage, security,…… [Read More]
Innovations in Smartphone Apps
Wireless technology is one of the fastest-changing phenomena in the world today. No single day passes without the telecommunication industry experiencing some new development that revolutionizes the way information is accessed and used. This technological evolution brings about improved security, increased coverage and greater throughput, and in so doing, impacts on information accessibility. Although this evolution has had an impact on almost all spheres of human life, the world of business stands out. The scale on which businesses can access corporate data today has never been experienced before. With mobile technology for instance, the retrieval of sale-closing or account-servicing information no longer depends on the proximity to the premises' LAN. Companies are, therefore, in a position to conduct business from anywhere, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
It would be prudent to begin by outlining some of the significant mobile technology advancements realized in…… [Read More]
The main downside to cloud computing is if something goes wrong with the provider of the cloud, the entire system and its data could be compromised. Network and connectivity problems with the provider could result in the entire system becoming inaccessible, bringing productivity to a standstill. Finally "before adopting this technology, you should know that you will be surrendering all your company's sensitive information to a third-party cloud service provider" (Viswanathan 2012).
Q3. Informal Poll: smart phones and tablets, which features and capabilities have you found most and least desirable?
My smartphone gives me a great deal of peace of mind. Not only can I call people -- I can also check my email, Facebook, and other social media accounts very easily. It enables me to stay in touch with both friends and work wherever I am. When I am driving, I can use my phone's GPS applications to ensure…… [Read More]
Marvin (2015) interviews Dr. Chandra Bhansali about cloud-based accounting systems, discussing a couple of issues. The first is the way that cloud-based solutions are changing the way SMBs do business, and the second is the role that security plays in this. Most small businesses become interested in cloud-based solutions because of the efficiency gains, and in particular solving the pain point related to payroll, but they are concerned about security Bhansali is clear that security is an essential component for a cloud-based system, because the market demands it. Accounting data is sensitive, and companies that utilize cloud-based solutions insist that this information be protected to the highest standard.
Bhansali notes that his company moved to Amazon Web Services, which has one of the more secure platforms. Sensitive data is encrypted, in particular things like bank information, social security numbers and employee identification numbers. Bhansali then points out, without getting into…… [Read More]
preponderance of abuse of power and excessive force incidence by law enforcement, it makes sense that citizens would use technologies to take back their rights. Smartphone apps offer an ideal means by which to document instances of police infringement on citizen rights, police brutality, and other issues that might be helpful for illuminating patterns of problems in communities or even in some cases, help the legal cases of victim of police abuse. Some of the apps that have been developed include CopWatch, Evidence Locker, Mobile Justice, and Police Tape. Each of these and similar apps are evolving and are designed to empower citizens thorugh the use of audio and video recording. The principles by which these apps work include alerting the user of rights regarding law enforcement stops and probable cause. Moreover, these apps include safeguards against unlawful police confiscation of the device, which is remarkably commonplace (Hess, 2012). It…… [Read More]
Telehealth Strategies to Support Adolescents with Diabetes and CKD
Children and youth who must undergo dialysis because of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are typically provided age appropriate educational materials for self-care. Key objectives of efforts to strengthen self-care education are the maintenance of optimally beneficial diet and, although direct evidence has not yet been shown for children, maintenance of blood pressure that is below the 90th percentile for height, age, and gender ("NIH," 2014). Longitudinal studies may point to strategies that result in earlier detection, and perhaps even enable diabetic kidney disease to be prevented (Lane, 2005). In the interim period, research that identifies enhanced methods for assisting and encouraging children and youth to adhere to their dietary regimens are an important support to utilize ("NIH," 2014).
Guidelines for optimizing the benefits of a customized diet for children and youth with chronic kidney disease have been provided by the National…… [Read More]
Home Goods M-Commerce
During the earlier parts of the internet and technological revolution that began in the 1990's with the emergence of the World Wide Web was what eventually came to be known as E-Commerce. Indeed, there was the shift whereby what was done in brick and mortar stores was increasingly done online. Thus, regular commerce became electronic commerce, or e-commerce for short. Nowadays, there has been yet another shift to a subset of electronic commerce, that being on mobile devices like cellular phones, tablets and personal data assistants, or PDA's. Mobile commerce has become prominent enough that it should get its own mention. The covering of mobile commerce within the modern paradigm can be associated with a number of product categories and industries. The specific industry that will be focused on in this report is goods for the homes such as those for cooking, other food preparation and gardening.…… [Read More]
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Mobile Advetising at Disney
At the initial Mickey and Minnie Block Blast game sceens thee is the potential to also use this on a tablet o smatphone by setting paametes. Disney is one of the leades is using HTML5 and auto-sense technologies that allow games to immediately be configued on the fly fo a given device they ae going to be used on (Edwads, Gove, 2011). Fo this game, when accessible on an Apple iPad fo example, the configuation and sceen esolution completely changes and suppots the device it is being viewed on. This suppots the technology leadeship position Disney has in these gaming aeas. The full configuation of the game fo Mobile is so tanspaency the playe doesn't have to do anything on the most popula devices.
Disney has also ceated the ability to give paents contol ove…… [Read More]
A Mobile Product Recommendation System Interacting with Tagged Products
Reischach, F., Guinard, D., Michahelles, F., & Fleish, E. (2009). A Mobile Product Recommendation System Interacting with Tagged Products. Pevasive Computing and Communications, 1-6.
The article pertains to a design for a communication system that lets peers share opinions and recommendations about products or services using their mobile phone. Users of the system, APriori, will leverage some of the potential inherent in technologies usch as auto-ID-enabled mobile phones that are either barcoded or potentially outfitted with RFID chips. Using peer reviews for purchasing decisions is not a new phenomenon by any means. Online companies like the retailer Amazon has allowed consumers to provide their reviews and opinions about products for years and most of the larger online retailers have also done the same. APriori's niche seems to be the fact that these reviews can be entered and accessed via a…… [Read More]
Security: Mobile Protection
As the Internet has become the dominant means of communicating, sharing information, tending to business, storing data, and maintaining records in the Digital Age, the importance of security for the digital world has become more and more realized (Zhang et al., 2017). Not only do companies have to invest in digital security in order to safeguard against threats and risks such as hacking or malware, but individuals also have to be cognizant of the threats to their personal information and property now that all things are online. This is particularly important for people to consider given that so many individuals today carry around pocket computers in the form of a mobile phone—an iPhone, a smart phone, a tablet, an iPad—all of these devices require mobile protection as they can link up to and connect to the Internet wherever one goes (so long as one is within range…… [Read More]
Evolution of Nursing and Healthcare Informatics
Those working in the field of healthcare delivery have long recognized the importance of obtaining and recording accurate data during their course of their interaction with a patient, from the physical examination recorded by nursing staff to the administration of precise dosages by primary care physicians. For centuries, doctors the world over all shared a relatively reliable, yet admittedly simplistic method of storing and accessing this vital medical information: a paper chart, pencil, and clipboard. While scrawling a diagnostic conjecture or the result of blood test on a patient's "official" medical record sufficed until the dawn of the computing age, with the advent of mainframe databases in the early 1960s, digital data storage in the late 1990s, and cloud computing today, the concept of healthcare informatics has emerged to enable nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers to efficiently gather crucial data and make…… [Read More]
Obama Turns to Web to Illustrate the Effects of a Changing Climate
This article discusses how the use of technology and the internet can aid in the overall global warming education process. The article explains how President Obama is using a mobile app to depict the effects of global warming in local communities. Through technology, Obama hopes to create awareness of the overall global warming issue, and its impact on communities. The article states that out that individuals given a list of 20 issues, rank global warming as 19th. Through the use of the app, the Obama administration hopes to create an overall sense of urgency within the general public.
A particularly interesting aspect of the article was the amount of detailed coordination needed to produce the app. The mobile app is unique in that it attempts to depict the impact global warming has on communities' overtime. As…… [Read More]
iPads for PTSD
There is a high incidence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among veterans of the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The United States' all-volunteer forces have been engaged in combat for ten years and many military members have completed multiple tours. Some individuals are more susceptible than others (Corbett, 2002). Although sufferers of PTSD are in the minority of those returning from war zones, numbers are still sufficiently high to tax the military's health care system. There are simply not enough mental health professionals to meet the need.
Online counseling and special PTSD apps for smart phones and tablet computers have been demonstrated as effective solutions, at least in part. Military officials stress that neither online counseling nor apps replace one-on-one treatment in a clinical care setting. However, they can be beneficial to sufferers and provide some intermediate relief until actual treatment can be provided.
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aid Mr. Harris: "We are always looking at new ways to reach our customers through innovative digital platforms." Mobile works well since "There is rapid growth in mobile devices supporting more and more of the everyday tasks that people want to perform."
Another highly successful mobile application has been that of American Express' Android version of its free mobile app, which has had more than 1 million views since 2011. The mobile apps are free as are the apps that AE has implemented via social media (ibid.)
The American Express (AE) Credit Card Company markets itself in various ways. avvy with its promotional and publicity performance, it has put together a variety of tools -- some of them innovative -- that it uses for its own promotional ends. These include extensive featuring of celebrities, innovative media campaigns, cause activity promotional ends, innovative use of social media, as well as…… [Read More]
Accounting Information System. You knowledge subject answer assignment questions, answers related context quotes. I've uploaded documents answer questions. Here assignment questions: "The Internet cited a powerful technological revolution affects aspects business.
Accounting Information System
a) Do you agree that all aspects of business processes are impacted on by technological change? Discuss.
All aspects of business processes are definitely impacted by any technological change. This is because technology has revolutionized the way companies are conducting business. The playing field for most companies has been leveled by technology regardless of company size (Marston, Li, Bandyopadhyay, Zhang, & Ghalsasi, 2011). Automation of back office functions like accounting, record keeping, and payroll has allowed businesses to reduce business costs. Having implemented technological changes in all business processes, any change in technology will surely impact the business, and they is need to adopt the new change. Making use of technology, a business can communicate effectively…… [Read More]
Parking in Melbourne: The Find a Park App
Finding parking is an important part of city life. However, according to our recent survey, parking in the city of Melbourne is hard to find, expensive, and the parking times on the street are so short it is not realistic to use them every day. Often people have to park inconveniently far away from their destinations on a daily basis.
Mobile apps have the potential to change the future of parking in Melbourne, making it relatively easy and stress-free to find the best available parking space. This newest proposed app allows users to filter available information about the nearest available parking based upon price, proximity, and convenience. The app will also give the user a 15 minute notification when the parking time is about to end so the driver can move the car before getting a ticket.
There is clearly a strong…… [Read More]
Gamification in Mental Healthcare
There is no doubt that we have had decades of research geared at developing new and more effective treatments for mental conditions ranging from autism to anxiety, from schizophrenia to depression and so on. What is rather worrying, however, is that we have very little to show for it. Mental disorders such as these continue to impact on the quality of life of a significant proportion of the population, costing the taxpayer millions of dollars every year. Currently, approximately 90 million Americans, which translates to approximately one-third of the population, suffers from some form of anxiety disorder, yet a majority of these fail to seek out treatment for the same owing to the stigma, burden and cost associated with such evidence-based treatments. Mental health professionals are, thus, focusing their attention towards the development of low-burden, effective interventions for mental illness. Gamification, the introduction of game-like elements…… [Read More]
Tom Tom is facing significant difficulties as a shift in technology has threatened its major revenue streams. Smartphones are basically giving away for free what TomTom has been charging people a lot of money for, and to nobody's surprise this has resulted in the company losing revenue and taking a loss last year. If TomTom lost money in the first year of the smartphone era, when they were still a niche technology, the writing is on the wall for what will happen when smartphones become saturated in the market.
An examination of the company's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats reveals that all is not hopeless for TomTom, however. There are opportunities within the market that the company can leverage. While its strengths are losing their ability to generate competitive advantage, TomTom is still strong enough to develop new market opportunities for itself. Three different strategic options are presented, based on…… [Read More]
Merger Acquisition International Strategies
Merger, Acquisition, International Strategies
Merger, Acquisition, International Strategies
For the corporation that has acquired another company, merged with another company, or been acquired by another company, evaluate the strategy that led to the merger or acquisition to determine whether or not this merger or acquisition was a wise choice. Justify your opinion.
With around 12,000 employees, Yahoo is a multinational corporation that offers internet-based services. The company offers search engine, web portal, dictionary, email, advertising, groups, answers, video sharing and many more. The company has long series of acquisitions including Social news business Snip-it, blogging site Tumblr, Maktoob etc. one such acquisition was the purchase of Flickr. Flickr is a site for hosting images and videos. Hosting photos was a problem when Flickr was born. Not every site would let upload photos for free. People from anywhere in the world can easy access, make…… [Read More]
In a competitive environment, one thrives based on their ability to build a competitive edge over their competitors. ICMT is one way through which organizations today gain competitive advantage in their respective industries. The term ICMT basically stands for the various tools and resources used in communication within the organization. Today, ICMT is used to a significant extent in various sectors including healthcare, business, and entertainment. It is expected that as more and more people purchase mobile devices, and the internet becomes more accessible, organizations will make huge profits from online activities and sales. This will, however, depend on how well they can address the risks of information security breaches and environmental damage. Environmentalists warn that increased use of computers and other electronic devices come at a cost to the environment. This text analyzes the expected trends in the ICMT sector, and the threats and opportunities presented to organizations…… [Read More]
New Parking Technology for the City of Melbourne
Citizens of Melbourne, Australia have recognized for years that parking in a crowded lot or garage is constantly a pain and often consist of driving around in circles for an hour irritating in finding that one open spot that will make their day. Then when they think they have found there spot, they get there and see that it's taken by a small vehicle that they were not able too see way down the lane. Melbourne thought it would be nice if there was an app or system that directed the citizens to an open spot without all the guesswork. Melbourne has come up with a new hassle-free parking system called "ParkiT," (Houston, 2011) that not merely lets parking attendants recognize where open spots are, but then again can likewise ready drivers to open places by means of digital emblems or a…… [Read More]
Communications Audit eport: A Case Study of Walmart Inc.
A Case Study of Walmart Inc.: Communications Audit eport
Wal-Mart is the world's largest retailer, and the world's largest company by revenues. A communications audit was conducted to determine the effectiveness of the company's communication strategy. This report presents the findings of that audit. It shows the specific media and channel used to communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
Communications Audit eport: A Case Study of Walmart Inc.
Walmart is an American-based multinational corporation headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. The company was founded in 1962 with the aim of providing discount goods to customers to enable them live better. It went public in October 1969 to facilitate the achievement of this vision. Today, the company operates over 11,000 stores in 27 countries, dealing in a wide range of merchandise including foodstuffs, groceries, clothing, furniture, apparel, toys, electronics and clothing. It is home…… [Read More]
Augmented Reality (Current State and Future Implications)
Augmented reality (AR) has become a common buzzword in the modern society, particularly in the field of technology. This concept of overlaying computerized information is increasingly finding its place in the market through mobile devices. For people who use mobile devices for their everyday activities, augmented reality enables them to have a reality that is based on their desires and needs. It has shaped the realities of people across the globe as technology continues to play an important role in modern communications and interactions between people from different geographical locations. Therefore, augmented reality is expected to have a significant impact on the future given its current state and impact on people’s realities and the society.
Current State of Augmented Reality
The field of augmented reality and virtual reality has experienced tremendous growth and evolution in recent years and is expected to grow rapidly…… [Read More]
Effect of External and Internal Environment
Organizations have both an internal and external environment. To begin with, the forces or circumstances within the borderline of the organization are the components of the internal environment. Notably, the internal environment comprises for the most part of the owners, employees, board of directors, stakeholders, and the corporate culture. On the other hand, factors that are extrinsic to the organization are the components of the external environment. It is imperative to note that these are elements that the organization bears no control of as they impact the entire the industry and therefore the organization cannot influence how such aspects will shape up (Nieuwenhuizen, Badenhorst-Weiss, and Rossouw, 2008). On the other hand, factors within the internal environment are those that the organization can control and have an effect on how they will turn out to be. The external environment is categorized into the general…… [Read More]
Description of New Venture
The new venture being proposed will be a company seeks to develop an app that will determine optimal weather days in different locations. The tool will take a massive data set of historical data for all the geographies available – in the US and throughout the world’s major tourist areas to begin with. The user will enter the location, their desired activity and a span of time, and will receive as an output the optimal days, based on historical patterns. The current landscape for someone planning a trip might have generic information (i.e. golfers should visit Arizona in the winter when it’s not 120F outside), but that is often not granular enough. For example, someone thinking of visiting Bora Bora in 2020 can easily find out when rainy season is, but more refined data might help them to choose a specific week during shoulder…… [Read More]
Business Plan for Tailoring Workshop Company: A Tailor Shop on Wheels
This business plan is for the Tailoring Workshop Company (hereinafter alternatively "the company"), a mobile tailor shop for men clothes that will have a Web site and a mobile app available through the Apple Store. The company will focus on tailoring men's suits only. Customers will be able to contact their personal tailor through the company's Web site or via the mobile app, but there will be no physical brick-and-mortar facilities or retail outlet. Customers will be able to create a free online account that enables them to explore all fabric choices and design collections so they can select the combinations that most appeal to them. The mobile app and Web site will facilitate changes so that customers can instantaneously visualize the results of their choices. In addition to using the company's available designs, customers will also be able…… [Read More]
Technological advancements have increasingly revolutionized H practice, especially in the area of employee orientation and training. Today, mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets can be used to quicken and enliven the process of orientating and training new employees (Lawson, 2015). Mobile devices now come with powerful features that enable easier and more convenient delivery of information to new employees. The information may relate to aspects such as contacts and images of key employees, organizational values and policies, as well as individual roles and responsibilities. Instead of organizing training and orientation sessions or workshops at the organization's board room, this information can be sent to one's email for access during their convenient time and place. Today's mobile devices have applications that support virtually all types of documents, from Microsoft Word and Excel to Portable Document Format (PDF). The appropriateness of incorporating mobile devices in employee orientation and training…… [Read More]
usiness Systems Development
The Strategic enefits of Adopting an Enterprise Cloud Computing Platform
Cloud computing platforms are enabling enterprises to attain faster time-to-market of new products, in addition to enabling higher levels of collaboration and communication with suppliers, stakeholders and partners externally. Enabling cost reductions through consolidation of legacy IT systems while increasing process efficiencies is delivering a positive Return on Investment (ROI) while also increasing customer responsiveness. The strategic benefits of adopting a cloud computing platform emanate from having a single system of record that quickly accelerates information and knowledge sharing throughout an enterprise. One of the most visible processes external to an enterprise is how new product introductions are executed. A unified cloud computing platform can accelerate this process, delivering gains in time-to-market and competitiveness of an enterprise quickly. Ultimately the shift from a legacy IT system platform and architecture that lacks scalability to a cloud platform that…… [Read More]
Smart Watches and Their Evaluation Functionality and Usability With Smartphones
Smart watch, often referred to as the smart watch is a wristwatch that has been computerized, and integrated with functionality that has been enhanced beyond timekeeping (Miyake, 2001). Moreover, the features of smart watch make it comparable to a personal digital assistant, or a PDA device. The early models of these watches were capable of performing basic tasks that included translations, calculations, and game playing. Meanwhile the modern smart watches have been designed in a way that they can be considered to be wearable computers that are actually quite efficient and effective. It is actually quite interesting to note that many smart watches have been designed in a way that many mobile apps can be run on them (Lever, 2013). On the other hand, there are also some models of these watches that are capable of operating a mobile system,…… [Read More]
Steep analysis Conduct "Technology trends" "T" part a STEEP Analysis (bullet point - a comment supported APA / MLA In-Text citations valid- referenced sources, addresses pros & cons Technology trends.
Starbucks: Innovation and enterprise in the world of coffee
hy the company was chosen
Starbucks began as a largely free-standing empire of stores. The original concept of the corporation's coffeehouse model was to replicate the 'home away from home' feeing in the store's flagship Seattle location at every Starbucks. The franchises were initially conceptualized as urban gathering-places. "For each targeted region, Starbucks selected a large city to serve as a 'hub'; teams of professionals were located in hub cities to support the goal of opening 20 or more stores in the hub in the first two years. Once stores blanketed the hub, then additional stores were opened in smaller, surrounding 'spoke' areas in the region" ("Starbucks Case Study," McGraw Hill,…… [Read More]
Barnes and Noble Strategic Analysis
In evaluating a business strategic positioning, the research approach relates towards Barnes & Nobles' seven main areas of focus relating towards the company's annual report, investor relations summary notices, and corporate governance. By reviewing a variety of available public company's governance, proper research can start to measure strategic approaches effectively. In doing so, the organizational vision, mission, and value statements are from the Barnes & Noble Governance initiative that influences all other strategies, either internally or in the external environment.
The intention behind every organization is to have a successful manifestation of plans and objectives that will elicit equitable control methods and strategies in the company. Barnes & Noble is a multifaceted company that incorporate a number of strategies and planned options to carry out its business entities in the global market. Marketing options involved are rudimentary to the tastes and preferences of the social…… [Read More]
E-Commerce on etail Trade 20/09/2015
E-commerce has gone on to alter the way retail was done for centuries. Many facets of retail trade have been changed. The influence of e-commerce is undeniable and unreversable especially on retail trade. However there is much scope for further advancement of e-commerce into the retail industry. In this paper we will look into the aspects of e-commerce that have influenced retail trade. We will also look into the factors of e-commerce that affect the cost and productivity in retail industry and the impact that e-commerce has left and the factors of e-commerce that impact the cost structure in the retail industry.
Both primary and secondary data collection methods were employed for the research. Analysis of primary and secondary data was done to arrive at a result in the research and the research used and paid equal importance to secondary and primary data and their…… [Read More]
Explain in detail how you will address each of the needs identified in part 2 include changes necessary for environment, engagement, application, and tools. Make sure to include a list of technology resources currently available and those that must be purchased.
State Goals and Objectives with Local Strategies and Measures
Environment The changes necessary for the environment involve going from one based on the physical environment to one that is predicated on a cloud-based environment. In this regard, the change is mostly one of architecture. Virtually all applications and requisite software the students and instructors will use will be accessed through the cloud.
Engagement The means of engagement will be the Bring Your Own Device phenomenon, in which students utilize their own mobile devices for the purpose of working in the classroom. Those without such devices will be provided the most accessible ones (a smart phone) via the…… [Read More]
Thousands of partners
Work with thousands of direct suppliers
Work with thousands of third party vendors
Key shipping partner -- UPS and USPS
Payment partners -- the credit card companies, banks, PayPal
Has to partner with unions in Germany, much to the company's dismay
Amazon sells goods and sometimes services, mostly to consumers
It also provides a marketplace for third-party sellers
Amazon will offer sponsored search and other advertising products to retailers
All of its business is online
Warehousing and distribution are critical processes for the company
Shipping is done by third parties that pick up at the AMZN warehouse
Large array of goods for sale adds value -- one-stop shopping
Free shipping if the order is large enough
Best selection, ease of use are key value propositions
Make shopping easier, solves customer problems
Bundling products creates value for…… [Read More]
Business Plan: Florida Adult Medicine and GYN Specialists LLC-S
Florida Adult Medicine and GYN Specialists LLC-S is designed to provide affordable care to patients via six APNs and one physician. The organization will offer a personalized model of care with minimal levels of bureaucracy in a manner that will empower patients. Patients will be able to make appointments and keep track of records via a secure patient portal. Patients will also be able to access information about their GYN specialists using social media and other forms of technology. "The implementation of interactive technologies that can be used in the engagement and education of patients directly in the care setting have also brought significant opportunities for impacting patient experience. Beyond the clinical setting, better scheduling technologies at the front end and the use of CM tools to support post care follow-up can play a role across the patient journey"…… [Read More]
In order to incorporate the electronic education business into Med Ed, Learner is going to need to set out some performance benchmarks for the unit that reflect the bricks-and-mortar Med Ed educational leadership. There are a few different issues, therefore, that need to be covered. The first is the setting of performance benchmarks, which should reflect both the competencies of Cyber Health and the mission of Med Ed. The second issue that needs to be addressed is how these different performance benchmarks contribute to the organization's overall objectives.
eb Site Design
There are several different benchmarks for web site design. Kim, Shaw and Schneider (2003) have proposed six categories of benchmarks for e-commerce: business function, corporation credibility, contents reliability, website attractiveness, systematic structure and navigation. These cover most of the critical areas, but because with electronic education the students actively interface with the school over the web, there will…… [Read More]
Nursing Informatics / Annotated Bibliography & Brief Critique
Harris, R., Bennett, J., and Ross. F. (2013). Leadership and innovation in nursing seen through a historical lens. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(7. 1629-1638.
Aim of the Article and Main Findings
There was a time when technology was a distant vision in the minds of healthcare professionals, but the values that emerged from nurses nearly a hundred years ago are values that should be alive and well today notwithstanding all the wonderful tools that the healthcare field has today. This peer-reviewed article looks into the past to see how (qualitatively) nurses in the UK responded to the leadership style of Dame / Matron Muriel Powell between the years 1920-1980, well before today's nurses are empowered with the advanced technologies and communication standards of today. The point of the research is to review interviews that were conducted with nurses that worked and trained…… [Read More]
Comparing and Contrasting Facebook and Instagram
Two social media sites that are very popular today are Facebook and Instagram. While both offer users the ability to upload content and share it with followers and friends, the two differ in many ways as well. This paper will use the following criteria points—1) ease of use, 2) content, 3) appeal, and 4) originality—to compare and contrast Facebook and Instagram and show why even though Facebook may have more registered users, Instagram is the better site according to these selected criteria.
The first point on this list of criteria is ease of use—and in this category, Instagram wins. Facebook was not designed as a mobile app in the beginning, though it has transitioned well to being an accessible site on handheld devices, smartphones and tablets. Instagram on the other hand was designed and still is an online app made for smartphone users. It…… [Read More]
Some of the environmental factors that are pertinent to Samsung include the social class in which the consumer is in. For instance if the consumer comes from a high social class then he or she will have a preference for Samsung phones which are more expensive. Another factor also includes the culture that prevails where the consumer is situated. For instance, in the United States and Europe, there is a culture of using the Samsung Galaxy S series which are usually in competition with the iPhone. There is a culture of using smartphones that have connection to the internet over i-Fi and have several mobile applications (Ahmed et al., 2015).
There are also consumer factors which are pertinent to the purchase of the Samsung telephone products. One of these factors is age, where the consumers who are much younger have a preference for phones…… [Read More]
ALDO SHOES' SOCIAL MEDIA STATEGY
Business Communication Class
Analysis of the ALDO Shoes' Social Media Strategy
However, as Douglas Bensadoun, VP marketing and creative director has been quoted as saying, "fashion retailing is relentless, it's a beast that needs to constantly be fed" (Surridge, 2012). esearch has identified many of the current best practices and innovative strategies that are being used in the industry and compiled the top three social media focal points that are suggest over the coming year. These mediums include:
ALDO SHOES' SOCIAL MEDIA PLATTEFOM ANALYSIS
Fashion on Social Media
#1 -- Facebook
#2 -- eddit
#3 -- Pinterest
LIST OF FIGUES
Figure 1 - Aldo's Official Social Media Channels (Aldo, N.d.)
Figure 2 - Social Media Traffic Statistics for Top Fashion Brands (Boland, 2015)
Figure 3 - Boland (2015) esearch Findings
Figure 4 - Burberry Social Media Ad (Sharma, 2015)…… [Read More]
Organizational Learning Techniques
New Skills and Software for HR Managers
Because the market for -- and development of -- HR technology is expanding rapidly, it is clear that companies have access to new and very effective software that can help HR directors manage their varied duties. Indeed it is a changing world for HR managers and directors. In Forbes, contributor Josh Bersin explains that "... we are seeing one of the most innovative times ever in the HR technology market" (Bersin, 2014). It used to be that HR software kept track of payroll, stored employee data, managed performance reviews, helped train administration and attendance issues, Bersin recalls. But today HR software systems are used by employees and the recruitment systems operate on mobile phones; a person can apply for a job without a resume, and do an interview over the smartphone video camera (Bersin, 3).
And for the HR director,…… [Read More]
Disruptive Technologies for the Military
Disruptive technologies are innovations that aid in creating new markets, eventually going on to disturb or even dismantle the current value networks and market, and to displace an older technology. Clayton M. Christensen, a professor at Harvard Business School, coined this term, now used frequently in technology and business literature for describing innovations that bring about improvements to any service or product, in ways not expected by the market (Lucas, 2012). The Professor first made use of the term in his best-seller "The Innovator's Dilemma" (published in the year 1997), wherein he classified new technologies into two groups: disruptive and sustaining. The former category refers to novel, inadequately refined technology, typically associated with performance issues, known only to some group(s), and normally lacking any proven practical use. Meanwhile, the latter category includes familiar technologies undergoing successive improvements. Disruption may be viewed from another perspective, if…… [Read More]
New Product: Debut to Target Market
Developing and refining a new product is an exciting time, particularly one that fulfills a clear and present need of consumers all over the world. Introducing a new product to the world is even more exciting, especially if that product has done well with test markets. Introducing a new product to existing and new markets requires strategy and motivation in order to get the product into the hands of the people who are going to use it, love it and tell their friends. The key to doing this successfully is to truly understand your product and to promote it to the target markets using proven strategies for both sales and marketing.
This product was born out of the fact that the world of business, sports and entertainment has evolved at a rapid pace and continues to each day, and for the average…… [Read More]
Puma's Marketing Strategy
Marketing vision and goals
Puma's marketing vision today centers on its representation of positive values both in life and in sport. Its goals include a continuing penetration of markets beyond the sports of football and running where it has achieved its best success to date and the further penetration of the U.S. market.
Product strategy and positioning statement
In the intereste of achieving these ambitions, Puma introduced a new positoning statement in 2009 which would articulate this vision of positive values in life and sport. According to Puma (2013), the company "refined our brand manual. '10' is the very first brand manual to incorporate the four keys to success of the global PUMAVision -- fair, honest, positive and creative. Our brand mission -- to be the most desirable Sportlifestyle brand in the world -- has not changed at all." (Puma SE, p. 1)
With respect to the…… [Read More]
Travel Social Networking Site and Implications for Business
The objective of this study is to examine the travel social networking site and its implications for business. This work will consider the target audience and methods to promote the site. Social Network Travel websites are expanding their offerings as this report will demonstrate.
mmMule Social Network Travel Website
It is reported that an Irish woman by the name of Avis Mulhall co-founded a new website based in Sydney for travelers to receive rewards for delivery of something local during their travels. This website intends to be "a social travel network that connects locals who want items with travelers who can deliver them during their voyages." (Silicon epublic, 2012, p.1) The website enables individuals to obtain anything they want from across the globe and the traveler who obtains the item is rewarded with an experience. Another part of this website is known…… [Read More]
CIO in Effective Information
Technology Strategic Planning through Corporate Governance
Corporate governance can be defined as the governing structure which allows a board of directors to ensure transparency, quality, accountability and fairness within a firm and in their relationships with their stakeholders (Monks & Minow, 2011).
The corporate governance structure constitutes of:
Direct and indirect engagements between a firm and its various stakeholders.
Measures for integrating the often incompatible interests of stakeholders.
Measures taken for appropriate administration, management, and flow of data to function as a framework of check and balance (Monks & Minow, 2011).
The aim of corporate governance is to enable operative, innovative and sensible management that can add to the long-term success goals of the firm. Companies are streamlined and managed by the use of corporate governance. While the board of directors forms the controlling body, it is the responsibility of the stakeholders to select…… [Read More]