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Online Venture Business Plan
Four Significant Steps for Establishing an Online Business
Basic Overview of the Online Venture
Mission of the Online Business Venture
Business Model to be Used
Features Attracting Diverse Culture
Strategies for Protecting Privacy
This research paper is about onlinebusiness.com which is an online forum that will be a global leader in e-commerce for business. It will act as a powerful tools for finding reliable and capable suppliers. Numerous advanatages, disadvantages, security issues, processes, tempting features, potential risks and potential benefits are discussed in detail.
Online venture is a very progressive idea these days. It usually comprises of small low risk investment that is capable of covering the initial expenses in a very short period of time and can generate profits in the long run. In this time of global evolvment, internet has become a necessity in…
Holden, G. (2010). Starting an Online Business For Dummies. Torronto: Wiley Publishing Inc.
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Lynn, J. (2010). Start Your Own Freight Brokerage Business, Third Edition. New York: Jere L. Calmes.
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' This is learning as was conducted throughout history, as mentioned above. Though traditional learning is not dependent on technology, it utilizes technology in order to supplement various learning techniques. The reason traditional learning is hypothesized to be more efficient in this case is because of the fact that it can eliminate the components that may not function well in online learning, described above.
The proponents of online learning, however, argue that it is much more efficient, as students are still able to turn in assignments and ask questions, but that it enables those at a distance to still fulfill their classroom obligations and learn despite being unable to attend class in person. The opponents of such learning, however, or the advocates of traditional learning, maintain that interaction with a professor, and with other students, is actually part of learning, and that this interaction can lead to questions and thoughts,…
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In order to get the valid and complete feedback, the writer should have included both the experienced as well as novice students in this study. The reason is that experienced students may not be able to point out the real problems as compared to novice students, who are much more aware of their surrounding and notice things more. The correct approach would have been to take feedback from both the experienced as well as the new student, in order to synthesize the correct result. Choosing old student would not make this research very authenticated. One more thing that is worth point out is that social presence can be felt by student if they experience any feedback from fellow students, but in case of online education which does not contain interaction between students, so how will social presence be judged there.
The concept discussed in this article reflects the work of…
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Online vs. Traditional Classrooms
The Internet has provided enormous opportunities in many different areas of society, from pure information seeking to commerce to government access and a variety of other services. Even the world of education -- and especially higher education -- has been transformed by the advent of the Internet in numerous ways that support traditional classroom learning (the availability of online notes and podcast lectures, email communication, etc.) and in classrooms and learning experiences that are entirely online-based and do not require any physical classroom or direct student interaction at all. While there are many benefits to online education from both the school's and the student's perspective, there are also certain potential problems. The following pages compare online and traditional classrooms in the areas of cost, ease, and the quality of the education, comparing and contrasting the benefits and problems of the two learning methods in…
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The internet provides society with a wide selection of things to do, people to communicate with and items to purchase. It is important to pause occasionally and examine how this invention has both helped and hindered people since its use became so widespread. The purpose of this essay is to examine how this online platform affects the practice of dating. This essay will argue that the dating rituals of past times are no longer being practiced in the same way, rather online dating has created new and dramatic effects that alter the way society is constructed.
Social activity often requires people leaving their homes and going out to meet others. This live interaction, as it still does, provides opportunities for people to perform courting and mating rituals. This live interaction gives each other an opportunity to get a good feel for what someone is like in many different…
Park, A. (2012). Does Online Dating Make It Harder to Find The One? Time, 7 Feb 2012. Retrieved from http://healthland.time.com/2012/02/07/does-online-dating-make-it - harder-to-find-the-one/
e. lagely jobs that need definite skill-sets, tempoay ecuitment, gaduates and othe senio positions ("Online Recuitment," 2009)
3) How companies utilize these diffeent foms of ecuitment to thei advantage:
Companies ae vaying thei ecuitment paadigms to sell to an unbelievably competitive job maket. One of the method that is inceasingly being used is though Intenet Ads which ae hailed as one of the most cost effective and the by fa the most effective fom of ecuitment. Latest maket suveys eveal that almost 95% of the U.S. employees ae ecuiting candidates though the online mode. Companies will le investing close to half a million dollas with the next few yeas in ceating and upgading thei own websites and posting positions with job seach sevices. This is because online ecuitment compaatively involves less cost and is easie to manage than pint and the tunove time could be almost immediate. Statistics eveal that…
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Persistence (also called retention) is defined as remaining enrolled in the institution, presumably until degree attainment or completion. Online courses can help students achieve this, because they provide options for learning that were previously not available to them (Drennan, Kennedy, & Pisarski, 2005).
Satisfying and rewarding interactions with the formal and informal academic and social systems of the institution lead to greater integration and persistence (Tinto, 1975). However, teachers of online classes must find ways to keep their students integrated and to increase the social network that they have. Online chats and discussions can help with that, but only if the students participate in them (ichardson, 2006). If the students do not want to participate they will not, and if they are forced, this can cause them problems as well. Unpleasant or limited interactions inhibit integration and decrease the likelihood of persistence, whether online or in the traditional classroom.
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Washington Capitals hockey star Jaromir Jagr is a latest example of a star being enticed and getting involved with the gambling world. (Kyl, 2003).
The involvement that some users get with online gambling can lead to obsessive behavior and an eventual disregard or inattention to the workplace or family which could lead to domestic stress when things start to go bad, or one experiences fraud and deceit and looses a big chunk of money. It could lead to further loans and debts, financially and economically stressful situations for not only the user but his wife, kids, friends, etc. (McMillen, & Grabosky, 1998).
As a whole, the society gets influenced negatively with the increase in unemployment rates and money crimes like bank robberies out of desperation to repay debt, bankrupt citizens. Estimates show that about 1/3-1/4 of gamblers being treated in the Gamblers Anonymous survey have experienced a high unemployment phase…
GAO. "Internet gambling: An Overview of the Issues." United States General Accounting Office. 2002. Taken at http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0389.pdfThe report assesses (1) the legal framework for Internet gambling domestically and abroad; (2) the credit card industry's policies regarding the use of credit cards to pay for Internet gambling and actions taken to restrict such usage; and (3) the views of law enforcement, banking regulators, and the credit card and gaming industries on the vulnerability of Internet gambling to money laundering.
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An example of this is Disney's decision to make their popular television programs available via download to Apple iPod users. Figure 3 provides a forecast of the spending on Internet Downloads of TV Programs from Veronis Suhler Stevenson (2005), a well respected communications company that focuses on the online video marketplace.
Figure 3: Internet Video Downloads of Television Programs
Additional key points from the firms' research on online video advertising and downloadable television programs include the following insights:
About one in ten U.S. online consumers watches television broadcasts online.
espondents mostly were still watching as much TV on the TV as they had been, despite adding some online viewing to the mix.
Three out of four online views said their traditional TV-viewing habits haven't changed, a small percentage said it had decreased and a smaller number said it had increased.
More than two-thirds of online consumers log on daily for…
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Online Stores Offers Competitive Advantage
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In an unstable economy such as our current economy every business must seek a competitive advantage. Our economy has suffered a recession in the last few years, many people have lost their jobs, families have lost their homes and disposable income has disappeared. All business must develop a strategic business plan to gain a competitive advantage, allowing them to stay in business and establish success. In this paper I will discuss how offering online services and online stores have a competitive advantage in the market.
Stores that are fully online can keep overhead cost low. Online businesses do not have to pay rent for space, and in many case they can keep cost lower without additional expenses. Store front business has many expenses such as electricity, insurance for the location and many other expenses. Online stores require fewer employees since the business…
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Given the prevalence and permeation of digital discourse, it is not surprising that psychological counseling can now be conducted online. Online counseling provides similar sets of services to clients as in-person counseling, albeit the scope of services will be limited to the restrictions of the technology. One of the benefits of online counseling is that it permits individuals to transcend both geography and time with regards to scheduling services with professionals. Individuals in rural areas, and those with difficult schedules, stand to benefit most from online counseling. Preliminary research shows that online counseling can be effective for many disorders (Bell, 2007). However, not all psychological issues or disorders are conducive to an online counseling intervention. Online sessions have a "disinhibiting" effect that can be especially effective for cohorts with issues like social anxiety (Cook & Doyle, 2004, p. 95).
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Comparison of Two Archival Repositories Websites
The New York State Archives website provided access to textual records, photographs government documents, artifacts, and manuscripts. The digital collection archive is mostly derived from the New York State Archives, New York State Museum, and the State Library. From the collection of information, one can access from the website it is mostly historical in nature, which makes the website highly targeted towards genealogists, historians, and K-12 students. Looking at the Florida State Archives website, it does not offer as much information as the New York State Archive, but it does provide select archival resources that have been pulled from the collections held in the State Library and Archives of Florida. The website has mainly digitized materials and information that illuminates the state's culture and history. This makes the website mostly geared towards genealogists, historians, and K-12 students. The website is quite different from the…
Hunter, G. S. (2015). The Archival Profession and Society. The American Archivist, 78(2), 285-287.
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Logos in online communications changes because diction has changed such as in the use of slang. Words can be copied, pasted, and inserted into related documents that are then shared with the group via the online collaboration software and so words have become less sacrosanct, more a part of the common domain.
Online collaboration tools aid communication and make at-a-distance meetings possible. However, online communication has drawbacks. One major drawback with online communication is the potential for misunderstanding because of the lack of nonverbal communication cues. Unless the speaker uses video conferencing tools, his or her emotions are difficult to read. The use of emoticons does not make up for slight twitches in facial muscles, eye contact, or posture in helping viewers read the speaker. Therefore, online communication tools make the pathos part of the rhetorical equation more difficult to execute. Group members need to use creative means to convey…
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In these exceptions, which may be a one-time transfer of funds from a 401k to an IA or to a mutual fund, the financial services firms need to create ethical safeguards to ensure the confidentiality and actual funds themselves are secure. The bottom line is that the financial services firms need to create a highly secure, customized and tightly integrated series of web-based online trading applications and tools to make sure individual investors can work to attain their investment goals.
Improvements for Online Trading as a Self-Service Strategy
There are many opportunities for improvement for Web-based online trading tools, starting with even stronger security specifically on the area of inter-fund transfers and the recording of transactions. Today many of these Web-based online applications store history only for 12 months, and do not provide an audit record back three or five years of all in-account transactions. This lack of multi-year audit…
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They worked with the FTC to define the following four Fair Information Practices, rules designed to prevent companies from abusing the information they receive through online profiling (Computer law tip of the week, 2000):
Rule 1 (Notice): A company must notify customers that it uses online profiling to track their online habits. If it collects personally identifiable information about customers, such as their names, addresses or telephone numbers, the company's website must clearly and unambiguously notify them of this fact before the company collects this information.
Rule 2 (Choice): Depending on the type of information a company collects, there must be opt-in and opt-out options. Opt-in, or obtaining the customer's permission, is required to link personally identifiable information that a company has about a customer such as name, address or telephone number with data acquired about Web surfing habits. Opt-out means that the customers have to be given the chance…
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Internet gambling is now the fastest-growing sector of the gaming industry, so much so that in the year 2000, it grew by 79%, compared to a 6.01% overall growth rate in the United States (Helping pp). Mark aters of GamblingSoftware.com, says, "Internet gambling is now bigger than gambling on Indian reservation, charitable bingo, legal bookmaking, and gambling on cruise ships" (Helping pp). The main reason for online gambling popularity is that gamblers can play any time in any location (Helping pp). Moreover, online gaming is probably the most sound business model on the Internet today, there's no inventory, no shipping, just customer relationship management, say aters (Helping pp).
Type in "online casinos" on Google, and 5,660,000 sights pop up. That's quite an array of opportunities for players, astounding actually, and players never have to leave their home or even change out of their pajamas!
On-line-Casinos-Online.net. (http://www.online-casinos-online.net/) offers a…
"Helping investors build their own online casinos for profit." Latin Trade;
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Online Collaboration: How and Why?
What is Online Collaboration?
Online Collaboration bases the system on what have been started by the earlier PC networking system. Users in certain local area and other network are capable to communicate each other on their PC by swapping files and mails in text file, although during the early time it was limited to text data in small size. As technology has developed more sophisticated facilities, it is possible for people to use the complete system to transfer information anywhere in seconds, enabling people to cut time and travel and having the whole work, outline, discussions and commands transferred through the wire.
People are depended on computers to connect to each other nowadays. With the emergence of the internet, many industries will find an open door to spread the news and support the growth to anywhere in the world. Controlling the whole world's business will…
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Online vs. Traditional Shopping
The tremendous growth of the Internet over the past decade has given a significant boost to e-commerce and made online shopping a part of every-day experience of many people. However, since online shopping is still a relatively new phenomenon, and has its advantages as well as disadvantages, it has not yet realized its full potential. In this paper, I shall compare and contrast online and traditional retail shopping; look at some of the reasons that drives consumers to shop online and discuss which shopping experience is more satisfying.
Online shopping provides the convenience of shopping from the comfort of one's home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week -- since online stores never close. It enables a customer to avoid braving the weather, the hassles of navigating traffic or trying to find parking places -- common requirements of traditional retail shopping.
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This is also true of mail-order shopping
, 2001). Based on the proliferation of the Internet and the near-ubiquity of personal computers in many affluent homes, these rates can reasonably be expected to have increased even further in subsequent years.
In fact, it would appear that the more people of both sexes are using the Internet for these purposes, the more ways they are finding to do so. In this regard, Green and her associates point out that, "The fact that one can access sexually related materials and interact with others anonymously on the Internet has opened the doors even wider. Using anonymous screen names, individuals can explore and express their sexual interests with little fear that friends, coworkers, or even spouses will discover their activities" (2001, p. 303). Furthermore, the individuals who participate in these encounters can do so with other anonymous individuals without the risks typically associated with face-to-face relationships; if an anonymous online relationship…
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Online discussions are asynchronous postings of electronic messages by members of a particular class in a conversation that is continued on topics that are designated by an instructor. Online discussions are useful since they help instructors facilitate online courses and faculties that teach remote sites through interactive television. These are quite beneficial for faculties that each traditional courses and only meet once or twice a week as well as faculties that are occasionally absent from class. This is just like any other type of learning and therefore theory will inform the facilitation of online discussion. Theory brings out the idea of what is to be learned and therefore will form the basis for the discussion. We can say that theory is what facilitates online discussion since the learners and facilitators have what they need to form the base of their discussion.it is therefore very important for the facilitators to have…
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I believe that online marketing is an effective tool in 2014. There are several reasons for this. The first is that as a marketer you have to go where the eyeballs are. Exposure is important, and people today spent hours every day on their computers, tablets and smartphones. There are ample advertising and promotion opportunities with these media, so there no excuse for having a presence online. The reach is incredible, too much to pass up.
The second reason is that online marketing is data-driven. This means that it is easier to hit target markets than older forms of media. Even niche products can gain exposure to their target market. Remember that all advertising has a target market, but you pay for a certain level of exposure. This means that there is always some spillover, where your advertising is reaching an audience that is not part of the…
Other prevention techniques are open communication, conflict management training, resource allocation, communication (using "I" language), managing others expectations and focusing on others first. However, in an online environment, this process occurs quickly through interacting and completing the team charter that establishes teamwork expectation.
Team Charter: Managing Conflict
Team conflict is inevitable, and it must be managed effectively so that productivity is not affected. Hence, a team charter is vital to the success of an online workgroup. Such a document establishes ground rules, expectations, and communication tool that will facilitate team engagement in an asynchronous environment. Should a team member go missing in action, this document serves as recourse for consequences in not supporting team efforts. Since this document contains protocol for handling team conflict, team members can merely reference the document and be objective in handling the conflict.
Moreover, the team is better prepared for projects, understand each person's role,…
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Although video games began to attract players around forty years ago, technological advances in the last ten years made gaming especially popular. The use of sophisticated auditory and visual characteristics, the ability to multi-play online, incorporation of color-rich graphics, and the increased speed have changed the gaming industry dramatically in the last decade (Sublette & Mullan, 2012). Online gaming has built its own virtual world where players possess virtual property, buy and sell, steal, fraud, and protect their intellectual property -- to name but a few of their regular activities besides gaming. These features raise a number of questions with regards to criminal justice system. How to regulate transactions in the virtual world is a nascent issue in the courts, sometimes lawyers being unable to draw clear lines because of the nature of online gaming.
Online gaming's unique feature is that it allows players from different corners of…
Kane, S.F. (2009) Virtual judgment: legal implications of online gaming. IEEE Security & Privacy, 7(3): 23-28.
Sublette, V., & Mullan, B. (2012). Consequences of Play: A Systematic Review of the Effects of Online Gaming. International Journal Of Mental Health And Addiction, 10(1), 3-23.
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Online College vs. Traditional College
When considering the ever-changing and ever-growing world of globalization and technology, it is no surprise that such trends have found their way into the educational arena. Accordingly, with the computerization of classrooms and assignments many more worldly citizens have been given access to the valuable education they deserve. Regardless of the subject they teach, almost all teaching professionals have also had to become more educated in the world of technology. For, in addition to the computerization of assignments, technology has found its way into several other aspects of the overall higher education experience. In the modern collegiate world things like applications, grades, transcripts, library resources, textbooks and even exams have all been incorporated into the lives of students and faculty members. In keeping with this advancement of technological integration, countless universities have begun to offer online classes and degree programs, whereby students never enter a…
The motivations of those using LinkedIn are to find a better career and grow their circle of influence throughout the industry of which they are a part. On Facebook, the same goal may be present, yet it is more likely to be connecting with long-lost friends and also bragging about only the most glamorous parts of one's life (Ledbetter, Mazer, DeGroot, Meyer, Mao, Swafford, 2011). Facebook tends to bring out the worst in people, namely arrogance, pride and the tendency to flirt with long-lost girlfriends and boyfriends, no wonder it has been a catalyst of divorces recently (Ledbetter, Mazer, DeGroot, Meyer, Mao, Swafford, 2011). It is considered cheating if one flirts and entices another on a social network, just as it would be if it happened in person as well. The flipside of this is that Facebook has brought together friends and family who have not seen each other in…
Ford, C., & Lim, J.. (2011). Are You Linked in? Journal of Accountancy, 211(3), 48-51,12.
Ledbetter, a., Mazer, J., DeGroot, J., Meyer, K., Mao, Y., & Swafford, B.. (2011). Attitudes Toward Online Social Connection and Self-Disclosure as Predictors of Facebook Communication and Relational Closeness. Communication Research, 38(1), 27.
Another advantage of online marketing is that smaller merchants have a platform from which to sell their goods via online affiliate relationships. In terms of human contact, the only missing element is physically seeing and shaking hands with merchants and customers. This element however does not necessarily constitute a better or even more personal relationship.
The reason for this is that the online environment often inspires a more open relationships in terms of mutual appreciation between customer and merchant. The physical barrier that might intimidate a customer to not express his or appreciation for good service is removed by the online paradigm. Indeed, e-mail is often quicker, simpler, and often cheaper than a physical trip or phone call to a shop. In many cases, therefore, I would say that personal relationships flourish to an even greater extent when cultivated online than in reality.
Online classes are presented with challenges that brick and mortar classes do not have to face. The challenge of not being able to see the professor to ask questions is limited to email, phone, and times the professor is available. There may not be immediate answers to questions because professors cannot be available 24/7, more especially where online classes are concerned. There are challenges concerning the learning of the online class environment to meet assignments and obtain instructions. Each class may be set up different ways. There are time management concerns because, with Asynchronous classes, for example, the week is set up from Sunday midnight to Sunday midnight. There are time differences between geographic locations that also play a part. Determination has to be made between the time differences.
The online environment can be especially challenging to someone who has never done online classes. Learning the different functions…
HDF is a strategy that that enables high potential of hydraulic and solute permiabilityof synthetic membranes hence they can be properly exploited. The high cost of the fluids in bags that are commercially prepared as well as the improvement of technology of dialysate preparation and fluid filtration has made it possible in recent years for the development of the novel technique known as online HDF. In this technique a particular amount of freshly prepared ultrapure dialysate is taken daily from daily dialysate inlet line and then processed with several filtration steps before they are used as replacement fluid. With this technique, large amounts of replacement solutions that are relatively inexpensive are made available and HDF can be carried out with a high fluid turnover under the utilization of pre- and post-dilution or even consecutive pre-post dilution in proportions that differ (Yvonne, 2011).
On-line hemodifiltration provides the largest amount…
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Online AntiTrust Issues
Antitrust law is a United States legal code that helps to maintain market competition by regulating anti-competition actions by organizations. The Sherman Act of 1890 was one of the first attempts to restrict large companies who fixed price, output and then manipulated demand to maximize their products. Standard Oil was one of the prime early examples of a company that controlled markets to the point that the government felt was detrimental to the entry of other competitors (Bork, 1993). In our current example, companies like Facebook and Google are being investigated, similar to Microsoft and AT&T, for controlling the Internet search process and/or network effects. This does not stop with Facebook and Google, but moves into many of the giant e-tailers (Amazon, EBay, etc.) that often use predatory or collusive practices to force customers into either advertising on their site, pricing to their scale, or in the…
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Certainly, pedagogy may be an issue. Whatever the case, human anxiety is a critical issue in the employment of Web 2.0 technology in nursing education. In an article in Nursing Education Perspectives, the issue is raised as to whether social media such as Twitter could bridge the gap. It appears that Twitter may provide a social media that ties classes together and builds classroom comradery and community in the online classroom. Faculty interviewed in the article have reported success in this area. They report that the ability to send an unshared message to the instructor was helpful and may help reduce student anxiety (Skiba, 2008, 110-111).
It appears to this author that Twitter has tremendous potential, not just in the area of class community building and reduction of student anxiety, but also in developing and adapting the tool because of the handy diagnostic tools available to analyze bands of tweets…
Skiba, D.J. (2008). Nursing education 2.0: Twitter & tweets. Nursing Education Perspectives, 29(2),
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learning? An empirical investigation of the critical factors influencing learner satisfaction.
Online Shopping Can Be Safe
There are definitely risks associated with online shopping. There have been many cases of hackers gaining access to shoppers' personal information. One case that just happened recently and has flooded the airwaves was Target who was hacked on December 18th, 2013. The company had over seventy million people with their names, home addresses, email addresses and phone numbers stolen and an additional forty million debit card credit card account information stolen as well (Malcolm, 2014).
Target, after acknowledging that as many as 110 million customers had personal information and card data stolen, said it would speed up its adoption of more secure payment technology. Suddenly, banks were being pressured to issue customers new cards with microchips, which have been used in Europe for more than 20 years. Congressional committees asked, with urgency, what more could be done (Malcolm, 2014).
Now many banks and retailers are…
Garver, A. (2012, September 11). Top 5 Dangers Of Online Shopping And Precautions To Take On Cyber Monday. Retrieved from Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/abegarver/2012/09/11/the-top-five-dangers-of-online-shopping-precautions-to-take/
Malcolm, H. (2014, February 24). Merchants look for new and improved payment technologies. Retrieved from USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/02/22/retail-hacks-security-standards/5257919/
Clicking on the links reveals that some of the topics provide more information and information in different formats than others. For example, the Aging Driver topic lists the following clickable PDF files:
Tips for Safe Driving, How to Help the Older Driver, Getting by Without Driving, Am I a Safe Driver?, and Successful Aging Tips.
Other topics, such as Health Disparities, do not provide information directly but only link the user to external resources and other databases. This might discourage many users, especially those unfamiliar with online research hoping to find printable information with a minimum of further searching online. Meanwhile, another topic, Breastfeeding, does provide easily accessible information that includes illustrative diagrams along with the text-based information, as depicted below.
How should I hold my baby while breastfeeding?
You can hold your baby in a number of ways. Your baby shouldn't have to turn his or her head or…
Many people who choose to eat at upscale restaurants consider themselves gourmets who enjoy showing off their knowledge of fine food by ordering dishes using correct French pronunciation or by knowing the difference between flambe and flame-broiled. To have the meal pre-ordered takes away the excitement of interacting with fellow foodies or people who enjoy such dining experiences. In addition, no online reservation service can routinely offer diners with table selection or other fastidious details that a live hostess or waiter can.
However, this service could appeal to event planners and people who are responsible for organizing and arranging meals for large amounts of people. By allowing people to order online, conference and other large event planners may be able to provide more flexibility in the menu offerings and hasten the ordering process by having drink, appetizer, entree and dessert choices in hand instead of having to collect even pre-ordered…
Andrews, Whit. (2000). OpenTable.com. Internet World 6.8: 32
Carlson, S. (2000). Internet Booksellers Rely on Low-Tech Legwork of Student Representatives. The Chronicle of Higher Education. 46.26
Fox, Susannah & Jones, Sasha (2009). Generations Online in 2009. Pew Internet & American Life Project.
Fox, Sasha & Vitak, Jenna. (2008). Degrees of Access. Pew Internet & American Life Project.
online consumer reviews from the consumer's perspective.
Online consumer reviews are often the first way that a consumer will learn about a new product or service. The pros of online consumer reviews include receiving potentially unbiased information about a product or service. The cons of online consumer reviews include their increasing lack of credibility as more companies are resorting to tactics like paying bloggers for positive product reviews, paying writers to write positive Amazon reviews, and the inability to genuinely decipher the difference between a trustworthy and untrustworthy review. Paid or compensated reviewers are becoming increasingly savvy in their presentation of material. By inserting a few objective or even critical comments amid a sea of positive information about the brand or specific product, the paid reviewer engenders trust and therefore creates an illusion of credibility. The ill informed consumer might be prone to trusting the paid reviewer because of the…
Online Social Networks for Older Adults
The online social networks have become the fastest tools to share information. Presently, increasing number of people have resorted using online social networks. Most especially, some older people have also settled down with online social networks to broaden their knowledge. The objective of this study is to explore the online social networks for older adults. The study reviews two different research articles that focus on the online social networking for the older adults. The first article discusses the different between the online social networking platform between the UK and Cyprus. While the second article discusses the policy to assist older people having an increased access to online networking.
Online Social Networks for Older Adults
Michailidou, Parmaxi, & Zaphiris, (2014) investigates the cultural effects of online social networking for older people. The authors argue the use of computer has increased among older adults because this…
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Michailidou, E., Parmaxi, A., & Zaphiris, P. (2014). Culture effects in the online social community support for the older people: experience and perceptions. Universal Access in the Information Society, 14(2), 281-293. doi:10.1007/s10209-014-0346-3
Do students lose more than they gain in online writing classes?
Kiefer argues that the online educational format for a writing class is inferior to the traditional classroom setting that is normally composed of a limited amount of students. In the traditional writing classroom students can be given the timely feedback that has been shown to be able to increase their writing capabilities. The online setting by contrast has inherent limitations that do not allow for the quality and timeliness that is needed to effectively study writing. Although Kiefer's overall argument has valid points, there are two considerations that must be taken. These considerations look at alternatives and the future of online education.
The first is that not all students are able to take a class in person due to work or a personal situation. Therefore, while not ideal, an online course can still be a worthwhile…
Kiefer, K. (n.d.). Do Students Lose More than They Gain? Chapter 8.
He asserts that the online environment can be an even richer learning experience than in a traditional setup. It is however important to understand the dynamic that is necessary to achieve this.
6. It is possible that the author is overlooking the fact that the students he interviewed might derive their success not only from the strategies identified, but also from factors such as innate comprehension ability and compatibility with teaching techniques.
7. If the author is ignored, it is likely that the online learning environment will continue to be a "hit and miss" learning experience for students, with success being more or less random.
8. The author is regarding the online learning experience from the perspective of already successful students, rather than those who have begun the process and are in need of techniques to attain success. He therefore views success in…
Online Transaction Empowered by E-Currency Exchange without credit card
The growth of the internet on a public scale, since its arrival in the eighties has allowed businesses to expand internationally. User interactions are no longer restricted to the local level. Easy to use web interfaces allow voice, message and video-based conversations. Entrepreneurship is much easier than before as individuals can place their product catalogues on websites without much set up costs. Country specific currencies (such as the American dollar, Euro, upee etc.) tend to cause problems if users need to purchase something unavailable in their location. This led to the concept of 'E-Currency' which is geared towards online transactions as it removes usage limitations based on country or nationality. The popularity of this industry grew as a way of handling the restrictions imposed on global businesses. Privacy is a major concern in this regard since there are multiple web-based transactions…
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Any lack of candor with reference to how I approach my interview is unethical. If I am interviewing a professor about online learning vs. what he does in classrooms, of course I don't need to go into deep, involved detail about what I might do if "a" or "b" occurs during the interview; but a forthright introduction to my intentions is the best ethical approach. TO) No apologies need to be made in advance even though, let's say, the interview is to be with a housewife who has to babies at home and can't attend classes at the local community college. She may be suspicious of a college student's intentions. Consent is usually based on what the researcher plans to do with the information; my honest answer is, "I'm doing this for a research class and none of the information will be published or made public in any way." If…
Golafshani, Nahid. (2003). Understanding Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research.
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NJ: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall.
Probability theory is an aspect that is applicable on an everyday basis. A particular situation in which I may use probability theory to reach a decision in public management is to investigate equal employment prospects within the organization. For instance, there is a need to assess whether the organization hires women in the same manner as men, especially in positions that do not necessitate certain gender traits. Therefore, in this case, probability theory can be beneficial in probability theory, specifically Bernoulli process. That is, a process can either generate two possible outcomes, which are male or female. Probability plays a pivotal part in this regard because the probability of a certain results is the proportion of times that outcome would take place in a long and extensive run of repeated observations. In this instance if men and women are equally represented in the labor force, then…
The Paradox of Your Online eputation
The use of social networks as a means to screen potential employees, in addition to monitoring existing employee's lifestyles, has emerged as a common practice in many companies globally today. The fact that advertisers spend $6B advertising on social networks this year, up 72% from 2010 shows the future of these networks, they are meant for selling profile information to the highest bidder (Hof, 2011). The three aspects of the ethicacy of social network use, from screening candidates, to monitoring employees and finally the legality of using them for sales prospecting by other industries including insurance and lawyers are discussed here.
Evaluating Job Candidates on Social Networks
The privacy settings on Facebook have been the subject of many studies and debates in legal, marketing and social sciences with Facebook stating that once the data is on their platform it is considered public…
Hof, R.. (2011, July). Advertisers Flock to Social Networks. Technology Review, 114(4), 67.
McKenzie, P.. (2011). Weapons of Mass Assignment. Association for Computing Machinery. Communications of the ACM, 54(5), 54.
com last week for over $300M signaled a shift in the CM vendors' strategy to quantify the value of social networking over time. Salesforce.com is a leading provider of hosted CM systems on the SaaS platform and has been one of the leading vendors creating social networking-based applications for business customers. Their acquisition of adian6 signals a view they have of metrics and measuring performance of social media applications being critical to the long-run success of their business. This also signals a shift in the market Dr. McAfee wrote about in the context of Enterprise 2.0, which is the observation of collaboration, communication, cooperation and strength of coordination will eventually be quantified and reported on from a metrics standpoint over time (McAfee, 2006).
Blog Post 3: Charting the Transition to Web 3.0: Why Contextual Search and Semantics Matter More Than Ever
From the highly collaborative nature of Web 2.0, which…
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Bernoff, J., & Li, C.. (2008). Harnessing the Power of the Oh-So-Social Web. MIT Sloan Management Review, 49(3), 36-42.
Eric Kavanagh. (2010). The New View: Web 3.0 Will Change Our Perspective: With semantic understanding, we'll unravel the complex world of unstructured content. Information Management, 20(5), 56.
Andrew P. McAfee. (2006). Enterprise 2.0: The Dawn of Emergent Collaboration. MIT Sloan Management Review, 47(3), 21-28.
It pays to read all the job descriptions and not be scared off by a title that sounds intimidating.
3. I will search as many job-related Web sites as possible, taking my time and being patient. I will not give up if the first Web site does not present me with my dream job. I will read carefully through the job descriptions on the Web sites, because if I skim too fast I might overlook positions that would be ideal for me. I will maximize my search time by bookmarking positions I am interested in, coming back to those later.
I will search for jobs in many different categories. I will not restrict myself to certain job categories, because the employer might list a position in a category that I normally would not have chosen. I will think long and hard about how my talents can be maximized in a…
Reviewing the efficacy of the organization's compensation practices in retaining good employees, and for compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, and conducting random sample of time records is essential good business practice. Of course, the company's benefits must be in compliance with Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and HIPPA regulations, and all employees must have been notified of the company's Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policy. Finally, there should be effective and established recruitment, grievance, and exit procedures for employees, and these procedures should be clearly communicated to employees in a handbook ("Auditing your HR department," 2007, the HR Team).
hat could or should be done at Interclean to make the move to "organizational effectiveness?"
The first step to maximizing "organizational effectiveness" is to conduct an audit of how the company is doing in terms of its overall productivity. hile before the individual was the traditional unit…
What could or should be done at Interclean to make the move to "organizational effectiveness?"
The first step to maximizing "organizational effectiveness" is to conduct an audit of how the company is doing in terms of its overall productivity. While before the individual was the traditional unit of HR audits, it is also crucial to examine the organization's design, effective use of technology, the way that labor is organized and delegated, and how decisions are made by management ("Quantifying and Fostering Organizational Effectiveness," 2004, Herman Miller, pp.1-2)
After segmenting different units that contribute to efficacy, such as organizational, workplace, and technological design, the company should then examine their psychological and behavioral effects upon the workforce in terms of esteem, satisfaction, and comfort, and the type of work practices the employees' overall morale encourages. What is the overall positive negative or positive business effect of this psychological state of happiness or unhappiness -- are employees happy to serve customers, to they strive to be on time, or does their productivity and thus customer satisfaction suffer? If certain areas are deemed lacking, or encouraging effective rather
Despite this array of potential benefits I also came across numerous obstacles including risk issues that encompass security and privacy concerns. With this in mind when starting my own business I'll will focus to prevent and take every precaution possible to overcome and therefore give myself advantage over the competition.
Potential customers how many have you talked to?
While attending seminars, talking to friends and meeting new people during my research I spoke to at least 30 people.
A what did you ask them?
Did you shop online? How many times? What was your experience? Were you satisfied with the transaction? Were you satisfied with the product? Why do you shop online? What products do you buy online? What website do you use when shopping online?
A what did you find out?
According to my findings, although online shopping is already a multi-billion dollar industry, electronic commerce is still in…
Companies are already facing a new fear of attrition.
A espite claiming to be engaged and content in their current position, a new survey of over 1,000 UK employees has found that many are always on the look out for the next opportunity and a company that can offer them a more interesting job. The survey, by staffing company Adecco, found that despite the fact that eight out of 10 believe they will be in the same job in 12 months from now, four out of 10 have nevertheless applied for a job or registered with a recruitment agency in the past year?( nline (recruitment creates? 2006).
Implementation of e-recruitment process
Not only for implementing this particular system but to implement or introduce any sort of new process in an organization involves risk. So, it is necessary and better to consider all the consequences and benefits associated with it. Following…
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There are additional verification services for security in addition to interactive chat between buyers and sellers as well. eBay, Priceline.com ad Skyauction.com all use multiple layers of security to ensure fraud does not occur in their sponsored transactions. In reviewing potential flights on skyauction.com it is clear that going directly to an airline's website and shopping for specials can actually save money. It is apparent that the costs of running the site are included in the fees as well. Overall, if the deal was good enough for a flight and the security of the site could be verified, using an auction site would save a significant amount of money. Yet the risks associated with any online transaction with an unknown seller would have to be weighed against the benefits on a transaction basis. In other words I would be very careful about using an online auction site until I was…
Dimitris Bertsimas, Jeffrey Hawkins, Georgia Perakis. (2009). Optimal bidding in online auctions. Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, 8(1), 21-41.
Li-Chang Hsu, Chao-Hung Wang. (2008). AA Study of e-Trust in Online Auctions. Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, 9(4), 310-321.
Barbara B. Stern, Maria B. Royne, Thomas F. Stafford, Carol C. Bienstock. (2008). Consumer acceptance of online auctions: An extension and revision of the TAM. Psychology & Marketing, 25(7), 619.
Online bullying and online harassment typically happens through chat rooms, text messages, and emails, and it generally happens when teens aren't in school, the studies show.
The findings appear in a special edition of the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Internet Harassment: What to Do?
Focus on safe use of new technology, not banning the technology.
Today's kids and teens are major media users, but they need grown-up guidance about safe media use, note the CDC's Corinne David-Ferdon, PhD, and Marci Feldman Hertz, MS. They predict that "with the development of new cell phones that are small enough to fit into young children's hands and that are designed to be visually attractive to a younger audience, more and younger children will become competent and frequent users of this technology."
That means that research on preventing online harassment "must be rapid and flexible enough to keep up with the evolving nature of…
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The way we communicate says everything about who we are, and in this small and diverse world it is of increasing importance.
Being Prepared: Example
The online community seems to provide a great deal of anonymity, but the things said there have a farther reach and larger staying power than previous communications.
Learning to communicate effectively and politely will take you very far.
Planning for the Future: Overview
Setting goals is the first step in achieving them. Knowing about your values can help you determine what you want to get out of life. After determining this, you can set meaningful, realistic, and practical goals based on these identified desires.
Goals take many forms, but three essential goals to set during your college years are personal, academic, and professional goals. Though there is always room to adjust them planning now will help you immensely in achieving your future goals.
Combining these two methods is one effective strategy in mitigating pain in children (Cohen).
Additional strategies that involve both the patient and family are evident, particularly when dealing with chronic pain. Children sometimes internalize pain, believing that they must restrict their activity, particularly when parents worry and hesitate to allow them to be active. Parents see play as worsening of the situation or a relapse, contributing to an overprotectivness. This, in turn, reflects on the self-image of the child. In any case, experts recommend that parents not react in a negative way -- either by thinking the child is faking pain or becoming so overprotective that the child is a virtual prisoner. Instead, the psychological strategy should be to set realistic and evolving strategies so that there is not a continue pessimism regarding future health outcomes. This, for adolescents, is critical since there is also a self-esteem issue that goes…
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Consumers and the Co-Creation of Meaning in Online Settings: Practices and Implications for Online Business
To say that the Internet has changed the way in which business is conducted would be to grossly understate the transformation that has taken place in the last decade or so due to the spread of Internet technologies and the growth in online capabilities for both businesses and consumers. Price comparisons, shopping with companies around the world from the comfort of one's own home, and a host of other consumer activities that greatly increase consumer power and thus business competitiveness in almost any industry. On the business side of the equation, Internet capabilities enable faster communication between warehouses/suppliers and factories/retailers, meaning business processes that are leaner and more efficient are now possible, quality and consistency across networks are more controllable, and a variety of other processes can be enhanced in many ways. These new…
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Online Video Business Model and its Impact on Communications
What is Online Video?
Online video is more commonly referred to as "streaming video" which is "video that plays over the Internet without downloading to the end user's computer. hink television and radio for your computer. Streaming is different from downloading in that playback starts immediately with just a mouse click for the viewer, and the large file is not saved to the viewer's computer. his provides a high level of security for original content.
Another description of streaming videos is as follows:
Streaming" videos are digitally encoded video files that are delivered via the Internet, to be opened and viewed on an end user's computer screen. With one mouse click, a screen appears, and a (often large) video file opens, which the user can watch via a software program, such as Real Player or Media Player, available for free via…
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Once the sampling frame has been defined, the students will be sent a mock-up of a recruitment website and they will be asked to evaluate its navigation, personalization and what factors add to or detract from its trustworthiness online. The mock-up of the online recruitment site will also allow for alerts by specific job category to be defined in addition to personalization of the site as well. Once students have been given the opportunity to review the website, questionnaires will be sent requesting their opinions. To further minimize boas, the students are going to be told this is for a beta test site program for a new job recruitment site specifically developed for graduating seniors.
Data Collection and Analysis Techniques
The data collection and analysis will be initially managed though online survey application Zoomerang, which has preliminary statistical analysis applications included on the site itself. Further analysis of the data…
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Gallup also uses a series of validation checks to ensure the data is accurate and representative of the total population. Their methodology is among the most thorough of companies completing polls today. As a result, it is common for all the major networks to quote from Gallup surveys and the presidential election coverage also relies on the analyses of their research to define who the winner will be of the election. Based on the reliability of their research, their brand as a research provider is among the most trusted.
3. Any significant business decision requires input from a research project. Write a brief essay either defending this statement or refuting it.
The essence of any effective business decision is the mitigation of risk and the optimizing of opportunity. The greater the amount of relevant information, often acquired through primary research strategies, the greater the risk reduction. Therefore, it is imperative…
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Strategic Approach to Marketing Communications
When undertaking any business activity, it is important to have a strategic plan. A strategic plan will offer a guideline on the way specific activity should be approached. It will enable the staff, management, and the stakeholders to assess the level of achievement in the organization. The results obtained will be compared with the projections estimated in the strategic plan. Marketing communication is an important aspect of any organization (Cheung & Thadani, 2012). It involves the language and presentation used when creating product awareness and encouraging customers to buy products and services offered in the organization. In any business, the customer is considered as the main stakeholder, as without them the business will not operate live alone succeeding. However, the language or method of communicating with the customer is valued. In most of the successful business organizations, they allocate more funds for training staff that…
online Human Services class people counseling career. You book paper, therefor I've downloaded Professor's lesson overviews. Please contact . The book "Effective Helping: Interviewing Counseling Techniques" Seveneth Edition By, Barbara F.
Application of helping theories
Creating efficiency and effectiveness in the counseling career is a challenge for every counselor since they are required to apply different theories of helping which emphasize on the behavior, attitude, techniques and methods that are used by the counselor. With each theory having its own set of concepts and ideas, they create a daunting task for the counselor who is required to combine these to devise a technique for counseling the client that varies on the basis of the client's personal counseling needs and bears a cultural awareness that presents effective counseling for the patient Okun & Kantrowitz, 2008.
The patient chosen in this case is one that is suffering from inferiority complex. This means…
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A fresh channel of distributing personal information has been opened up by the internet. It is now the fastest developing electronic means of communication the world has ever seen. For instance, in the U.S. after the widespread use of electricity nearly 46 years later only 30% of American homes had access to electricity and almost 38 years elapsed before 30% of households had telephones with only 17% enjoying television. For a period of only 7 years another 30% had internet connection and after 5 years of exponential growth there was rapid expansion of fresh internet connection. More than five million Americans joined the communication superhighway in the first quarter of the year 2000 which translates into about 55,000 fresh users daily (Selis, amasasty, Kim, & Smith, 2003).
The quick spread and development of the internet has both pros and cons. The technological growth that makes it possible to get…
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online retailing operates, what kind of problems they face and the kind of environment they operate in. The author has also focused on Asian online retailing and special focus on Hong Kong online retailing. It has 22 sources.
Access of basic necessities of life has followed the conventional method of buying and selling. This pattern changed in the last decade with the emergence of information technology age. When consumers have the ability to access information instantly, technologists thought why not access to products has as well. Thus emerged the concept of retailing online.
Online market had initiated with selling of information but today one can interact on the internet and buy physical products without any fear, atleast in some parts of the world. The main concern for consumers today is not whether their regions have access to the internet or not but rather focused on how fast and how online…
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eaders' response to online newspapers
The age of the internet has revolutionized the methods of communication and information exchange. A great deal has changed in the last decade with the information technology explosion. With more accessibility and economical port charges internet has made its presence felt in a number of avenues ranging from corporate desks to common households. This has enabled speedy communication procedures such as email, conferencing, instant messaging, web telephony, video conferencing and so on. Information that was hitherto difficult to access and obtain suddenly became available a click away. With increased usage and application of the internet and other virtual private networks (VPN), information was readily and easily available on the desktop. A user had little or practically no need to leave the confines…