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Components of Planning, Sourcing, Making, & Delivering

Please provide an example to demonstrate the following concepts: Problem: Where have you seen the operational components of planning, sourcing, making, and delivering applied inappropriately? How might the operations manager have improved the situation?

Which preventive, detective, and/or corrective controls would best mitigate the following threats? a. An employee's laptop was stolen at the airport. The laptop contained personally identifying information about the company's customers that could potentially be used to commit identity theft. b. A salesperson successfully logged into the payroll system by guessing the payroll supervisor's password. c. A criminal remotely accessed a sensitive database using the authentication credentials (user ID and strong password) of an IT manager. At the time the attack occurred, the IT manager was logged into the system at his workstation at company headquarters. d. An employee received an email purporting to be from her boss informing her of an important new attendance policy. When she clicked on a link embedded in the email to view the new policy, she infected her laptop with a keystroke logger. e. The director of R&D quit abruptly after an argument with the CEO. The company cannot access any of the files about several new projects because the R&D director had encrypted them before leaving. f. A company wrote custom code for the shopping cart feature on its Web site. The code contained a buffer overflow vulnerability that could be exploited when the customer typed in the ship-to address. g. A company purchased the leading "off-the-shelf" e-commerce software or linking its electronic storefront to its inventory database. A customer discovered a way to directly access the back-end database by entering appropriate SQL code. h. Attackers broke into the company's information system through a wireless access point located in one of its retail stores. The wireless access point had been purchased and installed by the store manager without informing central IT or security. i. An employee picked up a USB drive in the parking lot and plugged it into their laptop to "see what was on it," which resulted in a keystroke logger being installed on that laptop. j. A competitor intercepted the company's bid for a lucrative contract that was emailed to the local government's Web site. The competitor used the information contained in the email to successfully underbid and win the contract. k. When an earthquake destroyed the company's main data center, the CIO spent half a day trying to figure out who in the organization needed to be contacted in order to implement the company's cold site agreement. l. Although logging was enabled, the information security staff did not review the logs early enough to detect and stop an attack that resulted in the theft of information about a new strategic initiative. m. To facilitate working from home, an employee installed a modem on his office workstation. An attacker successfully penetrated the company's system by dialing into that modem. n. An attacker gained access to the company's internal network by installing a wireless access point in a wiring closet located next to the elevators on the fourth floor of a high-rise office building that the company shared with seven other companies.

Which preventive, detective, and/or corrective controls would best mitigate the following threats? a. An employee's laptop was stolen at the airport. The laptop contained personally identifying information about the company's customers that could potentially be used to commit identity theft. b. A salesperson successfully log

Ashkenas et. al (2002) note that technological advancements led to the "total breakdown of time and space as limiting factors in organizational interactions. Business can now take place anytime, anywhere." What do you see as a potential advantage and disadvantage of this phenomenon? After answering giving supporting information could you respond to a statement by other classmate as attached? Business can now take place anytime, anywhere. Nowadays, the world moves to the technology era, according to increasing global competition, fast moving of technological and environment change. The organizations have to restructure themselves to be flexible and adapt to the new world. Technology and communication can go to the concept of "anytime, anywhere" so, no barrier that happened when you want to do business across the country around the world. Advantage of communication and the advanced technology help the organization by â?¢ Expand the market to other countries, not do the business only in your country. â?¢ Can share the efficiently skilled among other people, other company or different organization â?¢ Less cost, when the company want to invest the business in the other country, they can use technology or the world of communicate to interact within the business. Such as internet, mobile phone. â?¢ Easier to communicate Disadvantage â?¢ Sometimes the old generation does not accept the new technolog;, it's hard for organization to adjust or modify structure to be flexible to the new world. â?¢ To suffer from communication barrier, according to the employees come of different country and background. It's hard for organization to work with diverse people. â?¢ Interpreted communication, spoken, written. If wrong interpretation happened in business, it cannot make the organization to meet their goal. â?¢ Lack of sharing information within organization.

Ashkenas et. al (2002) note that technological advancements led to the "total breakdown of time and space as limiting factors in organizational interactions. Business can now take place anytime, anywhere." What do you see as a potential advantage and disadvantage of this phenomenon? After answering giving supporting inf

Electronic Commerce Software

Using the Web or other resources, find an article that describes a successful application of Web services. Describe how the company implemented the Web services application and explain why using Web services was better than using an alternative approach to solve the problem.

International business globalization grown rapidly

Why has international business/globalization grown rapidly in the last 10 years? What is your estimate of globalization growth/decline in the next decade? What will be the major problems/opportunities faced by multinational companies? (Please use the book "International Business Environments and Operations" written by John D

Two key systems for Wal-Mart and two entries

My company for this paper is WalMart: Prepare four (4) new entries for your annotated bibliography. Two entries should concern the key systems of your organization, two should provide information about the style of your organization. These sources will serve as the basis of your case analysis for this module In choosing ke

Global Business: Multinational Firm

See the attached file. Throughout this course you will be looking at a global business. Select a multinational company to study. It is a good idea to select a company that has substantial public information available online. Select companies from the USA or other countries. Do NOT select one of the companies featured in

Implementing an effective proposal

Say an internet company is looking for ways to generate more traffic to their site and currently looking for designers that can do the job effectively and efficiently. Write an effective business proposal for the project to convince them of ways the site can be improved and explain risks involved, etc.

E-Business marketing:

Research and apply the content from a minimum of three recent articles about e-commerce marketing. Produce the body of the research paper (APA Format) discussing your viewpoint on the topic and refer to the content from the articles to support your findings. APA formatting guidelines require a title page, abstract page, and refe

Electronic Commerce.

Research and apply the content from a minimum of three recent articles about Electronic Commerce. Discuss your viewpoint on the topic and refer to the content from the articles to support your findings.

Comprehensive Strategic Knowledge

The owners of XYZ Construction, Inc. are concerned about the economic and legal factors that could impact the organization, particularly as the company transitions from being privately owned to public ownership with their IPO in a few months. They would like you put develop a discussion for them that describes, discusses, and

A New Secret Weapon for Electronics Shoppers

1. Why are shoppers not on a level playing field with the retailers and the manufacturers? 2. From the viewpoint of e-commerce venders, what kind challenges does the new secret weapon introduce? 3. If you are an eCommerce vendor, how will you respond to these emerging technologies and seek new business opportunities?

Current events and trends in the sourcing and procurement environment

Prepare a paper. Based on current events and trends in the sourcing and procurement environment, hypothesize the future of purchasing in the global economy. Address the following: Benefits and risks of e-business Future opportunities and trends in purchasing Future challenges in purchasing Format your paper consistent

Supply Chain Theory for Dell

Develop the total Extended Enterprise Supply Chain for Dell. Create a diagram and discuss it. What is the total time from Raw to Retail? What are some of the major industries in this chain? How old is this product and how has it evolved? What are the emerging technologies that affect the current and future supply chain

Social Media: Coke and Pepsi

What role should social media play in a firm's promotional mix? Question 1: Coca-Cola and Pepsi are working hard to build a dedicated social-media following, with both of them focusing on winning the trust and even admiration of their customers. That's a sound strategy, writes John Sviokla, since it's only by banking trust in

BRIC summary table including country conditions

The attached files show all of the data that you need. BRIC refers to Brazil, Russia, India and China. The term BRIC was created by the Chief Economist of Goldman Sachs Investment Bank in 2001 and is now widely used in business and academia to refer to the four countries that are likely to have a profound impact on the global

Internet sales, use tax reporting, S election, codes of conduct

State and Local tax questions Q1. In the book "E-Business, Principles &Strategies for Accountants" the authors "Glover, Liddle & Prawett" state the following: "The taxing of online purchases had been and continues to be a hotly debated issue. State and local governments contend that they are missing out on a gr

Chain of results diagram and elements; corporate documents of strategic direction

1. Imagine yourself sitting in the auditorium of a larger corporation as the CEO expounds on the company's new vision for 2020 and the way that this corporation will be making "sustainable" services and "green" products for non-industrial economies as well as for the web-enabled e-commerce societies. You are seeing the Chain of

Complete the External Environmental Scan for Apple

(1). Generate a bullet list of steps that could be used to develop an effective method for comparing and selecting the best strategic plan options. (2). What should you do when you discover that a strategy favored by a senior executive turns out to be too risky? How do you handle the situation if this "ill conceived" strategy

Amazon.com: Innovation via the 'Two-Pizza Team'

Amazon.com: Innovation via the "Two-Pizza Team" Amazon.com widely is considered the world's best online retail site, the undisputed leader of Internet commerce. Although many e-tailers pulled their plugs during the dot-com bust of the late 1990s, Amazon has become a profitable multibillion-dollar business. The man behind the

Amazon.com: Innovation via the 'Two-Pizza Team'

Amazon.com: Innovation via the "Two-Pizza Team" Amazon.com widely is considered the world's best online retail site, the undisputed leader of Internet commerce. Although many e-tailers pulled their plugs during the dot-com bust of the late 1990s, Amazon has become a profitable multibillion-dollar business. The man behind the