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Payroll using an Excel spreadsheet

Consider the following scenario: As supervisor for a retail company, you supervise six people in your location. You are responsible for their payroll and commissions each week. This task would normally take a couple of hours on paper, but you now have the expertise needed to automate the process by using formulas and function

Sales Management hardware and software available for B2B product

A business-to-business (B2B) company has fifty customers responsible for 80 percent of the company's revenue. All of the customers, including five local and state government agencies, require special face-to-face contacts. Due to the complexity of the new product the company is rolling out, a team-selling approach pairing up

Risk, Return, and Portfolios in the Technology Sector

Suppose that you have a friend who likes to invest in technology stocks. "Sure, they are risky," he says, "but the technology sector can go up over 50% in a year. You will never achieve that kind of return with a diversified portfolio." How would you respond to such a comment?

Analyze Annual Growth in Past Sales and Forecast Next Year

See attached files. Determine the year-to-year percentage annual growth in total net sales. Based only on your answers to question #1, do you think the company achieved its sales goal of +10% annual revenue growth in 2009? Determine the target revenue figure, and explain why you do or do not feel that the company hit its t

Managing an Enterprise

An enterprise cannot be managed from a computer no matter how slick the executive dashboard. Do you agree or disagree and why.

Location Based Applications, Systems Development Life Cycle, PowerPoint

What are the benefits and drawbacks of location-based applications for businesses and individual users? What are the six stages of the systems development life cycle. What are other models that contain more than these six stages. What are their similarities and differences? What are the capabilities of Microsoft® PowerPoint®?

Retail Categories and Payment Methods

Choose a retail category (such as apparel, software, books, etc.) and visit at least five companies in that category. Prepare a table summarizing the different payment methods offered by the companies you visited.

Employee Privacy

Do you think employers should be permitted to monitor an employee's emails, phone calls, computer usage, and/or text messages? Under what circumstances would this be acceptable? When would it be unacceptable? What limits, if any, would you place on monitoring?

Cloud Computing Example

I would say that Cloud computing as a whole is nothing new. I like the definition that some people use which says that it is called the Cloud, because it's made up of smoke and mirrors. The Cloud is, in my opinion, a buzz word for a new take on a tweaked mainframe - thin client type model. What do you think? Please include

Software as a Service Problem

Playing devil's advocate for a while could not one argue that Software as a Service (saas) is nothing new? Is it not just 'server side scripting'?

Paper on the Risk Factors of Global Communications

In light of the swift accrual of the most advanced global communications technology and the rapid adoption by overseas employee cohorts of technical expertise in global communications, American entities expose themselves to potential risks when they invest in overseas global operations. Purpose The purpose of this analysis i

Implementation and Management Plan for a Wireless Network

Develop an implementation/management plan for a wireless network including defining the organizational problem(s) like organization goals or communication issues that the wireless network will address, departments/key players who will be part of implementation and management of the new technology. What input will be required

Disadvantages of a Lock Down Environment in IT

Please provide assistance with figuring out some disadvantages a business may encounter from a locked-down IT environment. If you have sources from your response, can you please list them. Some of the disadvantages besides trying to access files.

Proposal for a Performance Management System

This week you will start working on your Final Project for this module. You are expected to use diverse sources of information and to carry out an original analysis rather than summarise or rehash existing work. You are encouraged to use situations and data from your own experience where possible. The purpose of the Final Pr

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Describe the four major types of health insurance and identify which population groups are commonly covered by each.

Review Baseline Magazine's.

You'll remember that we're using a common basic format for the Project assignments in all Modules -- that is, the review of relevant professional development websites. Specifically, for the Session Long Project for this Module, you are to review Baseline Magazine's website: http://www.baselinemag.com Look over the range

Research in Health Care and TRIZ Thinking

Identify possible new areas of research in the health care or possible new area of application giving TRIZ thinking. Use this discussion to close out your thoughts as well as push your thinking concerning this topic. Further, select on "law of evolution" and analysis it within the context of your new research suggestion from abo

Impacts on the Implementation of Wireless Networks

Describe two trends (hardware, software, telecommunications, legislative or industry trends) that will have either a positive or negative impact on the implementation of a wireless network. Explain why.

Security Information Threat and Countermeasure

Refer to attached scenario. Based on scenario: 1) Describe with example, on the 6 threats i have identified: - 2 Physical Threats - Sabotage, Natural disaster - 2 Human Threats - Social engineering, poor password - 2 Electronic Threats - Malware, Phishing 2) Based on each of the 6 identified t