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Current technology assessment: Cosmetics Company

I need to identify the technology used in a cosmetics company. Describe the types of technology, the ways in which technology supports general business functions, the challenges presented to management due to managing existing technology, and methods of addressing emerging technology. Identify areas in which technology impacts the four basic functions of management and where new technology might be extending or introducing new functions for management. Give specific examples in areas such as the following:

- Challenges brought by uncertainty of new technology, workforce training issues (e.g., ongoing training to meet new technology), special characteristics of high-technology personnel, recruitment in a technological-driven workplace, acquisition of resources (e.g., purchase, investment, and upgrading of new technology), and new organizations needed to meet and embrace new technology (e.g., new departments to support emerging business functions)

- Use of spreadsheets, planning conferences using video-conferencing, data archiving, sorting and retrieval for strategic planning, digitized management directives, memorandum or information sent to team members using email, and weekly status reporting by virtual team members

- Technology-driven training, enhancing manager skills to be effective in a technology-driven environment, technological tools to support rapid response to business demands, and dynamic organizational structure

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//Before discussing the use of technology in the cosmetic industry, first of all, we will discuss about the cosmetic industry. We will also discuss the demand and the growth of the cosmetic industry. I am providing an overview on the cosmetic industry, so that, you can understand it. For example:

Introduction

The 'cosmetics industry' plays a crucial role in everyone's life. Now days, beauty is the part of everyone's life. The cosmetics industry covers all the cosmetics and perfumery companies. Today, the cosmetic companies not only deal with beauty products such as eye shadow, lipsticks, nail paints, mascara, sun blocks, etc but it also provides services related to personal care. In the world, the major cosmetic companies are Lakme, Revlon, Avon, Beautycontrol, Estee Lauder, Proctor & Gamble, etc. Today, the people are more & more conscious about their skin and related problems. Thus, new technological products are highly in demand. The cosmetics products performed various functions such as to clean the skin prevent from the ultra violet rays, to perfume & keep away the body odor, change in the appearance, etc. The various beauty products contains vitamins such as A, D, E. to protect hair and skin. Beauty packages also take care of the customers' health by sort out the various problems related to skin and hairs (Cosmetic Properties).

//Above we discussed the cosmetic industry and the some important features of the industry. Now as per the requirement, we will discuss the technologies, which are used by the cosmetic companies. I am just providing a brief overview on the use of technologies in the cosmetic industry for your understanding. You are free to add more for your portion.

Technologies used in Cosmetic Company

The various technologies used in the cosmetic companies are digital printing technology, shrink-sleeve technology, green technology and nanotechnology to promote and provide the essential cosmetic products to its customers, according to the related problem. The description of the various technologies is given below:

- Digital Printing technology: Now days, customers are more conscious about the skin problems, thus, customers want accurate information about the beauty products they use for a change in appearance or protect themselves from the problems of ...

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