A business case has at least four components, including market components, product components, industry components, and company components. Describe a product you have used by addressing the following elements

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A business case has at least four components, including market components, product components, industry components, and company components. Describe a product you have used by addressing the following elements:

  1. the appropriate features of the product
  2. the product’s target price
  3. characteristics of product users
  4. size of the total market
  5. projected product sales revenues in year one of the product’s sales

If you are unable to find information for any element, identify the research needed to determine the information.

Requirements:

  • Write a four- to six-page paper.
  • Include a title and a reference page.
  • At least four to six scholarly, peer-reviewed references that provide information and guidance for your assignment. The CSU-Global Library (Links to an external site.) is a good place to find these sources.
  • Outside sources include academic and research other than the textbook, course materials, or other information provided as part of the course materials.

Follow the formatting outlined in the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA (Links to an external site.).

What is the status of the literacy skills in the United States today?

RESEARCH REPORT     Please read before accepting assignment!!

With today’s evolving world of technology, we sometimes forget that basic literacy skills are not what they should be across the nation.

Conduct research regarding the general literacy skills across the United States today. You must use at least three articles in addition to the textbook. At least one of the articles must be from the school Online Library (attached). The articles should be at least three pages in length and no more than 3 years old. You may also use articles from the previous assignments in this course, but your work on this assignment must be original. Report on the following in your review.

  1. What is the status of the literacy skills in the United States today?
  2. How did you feel about learning the current literacy levels in the United States?
  3. What did the articles suggest as a measure to tackle this problem?
  4. Are there literacy programs in your community? Explain.
  5. Do you feel technology has helped or hampered our literacy skills? Explain.
  6. Do you agree with the author’s recommendations? Why, or why not?
  7. How do literacy skills affect your current position ( as a student)?
  8. How do literacy skills affect management’s responsibilities toward training?

Your introduction, discussion of the questions, and summary should be at least three pages in length. The title page, abstract, and references do not count toward meeting the minimum page requirement. Use proper APA formatting for all sources, including articles and the textbook.

Describe the extent to which John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success fits today’s business environment after reflecting on your own organization or one that you have observed.

In the current business world, team projects are commonplace. This assignment will use John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, its different facets, how it relates to project management leadership, and how it is fulfilled in different circumstances. Visit John Wooden, Coach (http://www.coachwooden.com) and Teacher to retrieve the information.

Write an 8–10 page paper in which you:

  1. Describe the extent to which John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success fits today’s business environment after reflecting on your own organization or one that you have observed. Provide three examples to support the response.
  2. Typify your leadership style and provide three examples of how your own temperament, motivation pattern, thinking styles, character, expectations, and leadership philosophy relate to or contrast with themes discussed in John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success.
  3. Analyze John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success and identify the aspects with which you agree and disagree. Provide a rationale for each aspect.
  4. Create a new Pyramid of Success model based on your analysis of John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success and provide a rationale for each aspect or step of this new model.
  5. Using either the coaching philosophy of John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success or your own newly designed Pyramid of Success model, develop a step-by-step strategy that self-directed project team members may use to adapt to any project-related crisis.
  6. Use at least four quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Develop a step-by-step strategy based on a pyramid of success model that project team members could use to adapt to any project-related crisis.

Discuss strategies for working with leaders or team members who originate from a different culture than you. 

For this assignment, you will use the following case study.

Vandaveer, V. V. (2012). Dyadic team development across cultures: A case study. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 64(4), 279–294. Retrieved from https://libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=buh&AN=85301202&site=ehost-live&scope=site

Given this scenario, include the following topics:

  • Explain how culture can affect perceptions of team members in a group.
  • Discuss strategies for working with leaders or team members who originate from a different culture than you.
  • Expound on the significance of using the best type of verbiage to communicate with other members of a team in order to prove successful in task completion.
  • Share the benefits of connecting with humor to build team camaraderie.
  • Explain how personality traits, social factors, and styles of leadership can affect the competence and loyalty of a team member.
  • Determine the different career options an employee might consider when having trouble working with a cohort or leader of a department.

Explain how different types of technology create different competencies.

In a persuasive essay, link organizational technology, value, and strategy. You may use a real-life organization you have

researched (or worked for) in order to illustrate your argument. Cite at least one article using a CSU Online Library database

to support your essay’s main ideas. Use section headers to share your findings, and persuade readers on the following

topics:

Identify three kinds of technology in an organization.

Explain how different types of technology create different competencies.

Describe how technology impacts organizational culture.

Explain how technology can help organizational effectiveness.

Relate how technology can propel an organization’s global expansion strategies.

Your essay should be two pages in length, not including the title page or reference page. You are required to cite at least one

article from the CSU Online Library. All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have

accompanying in-text citations in the proper APA format.

Explain why Mattel’s managers were able to slowly change decision making over time and what kinds of cognitive errors contributed.

In the CSU Online Library, using the Business Source Ultimate database, search for and read the article titled “How Barbie

Lost her Groove,” by Nash and Duvall (2005). Compose a persuasive response that includes the following elements:

Explain why Mattel’s managers were able to slowly change decision making over time and what kinds of cognitive errors

contributed.

Explain and comment on any factors related to organizational culture and innovation within Mattel’s setting that might

have influenced the company to move in a more positive direction.

Your response should be two pages in length, not including the title page or reference page. You are required to cite at least

one article from the CSU Online Library (not including the referenced case study article). All sources used must be

referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying in-text citations in the proper APA format.

Discuss how cloud computing has changed how companies budget for software solutions.

This is a required assignment worth 15 points (15-points/1000-points). Assignment must be submitted by the due date. No late assignments are allowed. Please discuss the following topics and provide substantive comments to at least two other posts.  Select from the following list four (4) topics and discuss. Use only 50-words max per topic to discuss and present your answer.   The discussion questions this week are from Chapter 1  (Jamsa, 2013). Chapter 1 topics:

  • Define and discuss cloud computing.
  • Discuss how cloud computing has changed how companies budget for software solutions.
  • Compare and contrast SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS, and provide an example of each.
  • Define scalability and discuss how the cloud impacts it.
  • List three advantages and three disadvantages of cloud computing.
  • Define virtualization and discuss how the cloud impacts it.
  • Describe three cloud-based solutions for individuals and three cloud-based solutions for businesses.
  • Discuss how Web 2.0 has driven the growth of the web.
  • Compare and contrast public, private, community, and hybrid clouds.

NOTE: You are required to use at least two-peer reviewed sources (besides your textbook) to answer the above questions.  The initial post is due by Wednesday at 11:59pm ET.  You must engage on at least three separate days (by Wednesday for the first post and two additional days of peer engagement).  Do not wait until Sunday to engage with peers, this should be an active conversation with your peers.  When replying to peers be sure to engage with substantial posts that add to the conversation.

When you have read through the articles and related material and believe that you have a reasonable understanding of the hacking situations, compose a 4- to 6-page critical analysis paper, on the topic:

Module 4 – SLP

Starting in the spring of 2014, eBay was subjected to a series of security intrusions into its database of user passwords. The breach occurred when hackers compromised some employee login credentials, giving them access to the eBay system. It took over two months for eBay to know it had been compromised. The eBay hack came on the heels of the massive Target hack. Target’s security center was warned of the invasion but did nothing. At Neiman Marcus, alarms were set off as credit card data was being stolen. Sony with its enormously large and successful Cloud-based gaming system, the PlayStation network, also was attacked. Intrusions resulted in compromising financial data, including credit card numbers, for literally millions of participants. Moreover, this was not a single giant assault, but a series of recurring attacks (apparently conducted by a collective) that Sony’s security experts seem to have been unable to stem. The result has been huge financial losses for the company and, potentially more seriously, damage to its reputation that it may never be able to repair.

You can read about these hacks in the following articles.

Mac, Ryan (2014). California joins other states in investigation of EBay hack. http://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanmac/2014/05/23/as-ebay-notifies-users-of-hack-states-launch-investigation/

Riley M., Elgin, B., Lawrence, D., and Matlack. C. (2014). Missed alarms and 40 million stolen credit card numbers: How Target blew it. March 13, 2014. http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-03-13/target-missed-alarms-in-epic-hack-of-credit-card-data

Elgin, B., Lawrence, D., and Riley, M. (2014). Neiman Marcus hackers set of 60,000 alerts while bagging credit card data, Feb 21, 2014.  http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-02-21/neiman-marcus-hackers-set-off-60-000-alerts-while-bagging-credit-card-data

Mills, E. (2011) Attacks on Sony, others show it’s open hacking season. CNET News. Retrieved June 13, 2011, from http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20069995-245/attacks-on-sony-others-show-its-open-hacking-season/#ixzz1PHwIH7dt

Mills, E. (2011) Who is behind the hacks? (FAQ). CNET News. Retrieved June 14, 2011, from http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20071100-245/who-is-behind-the-hacks-faq/?tag=rtcol;inTheNewsNow

Undoubtedly, you will wish to do some further research on this situation. A good place to begin would be googling a search term such as “Sony security problems” or some variant on that theme, and then following leads as they seem interesting to you.

Now you should consider some of the things that the security experts say about such challenges. Here are two useful articles that discuss information security in the context of Cloud-based systems, and how to respond to incidents:

Rudman, R.J. (2010). Incremental Risks in Web 2.0 Applications. The Electronic Library, 28(2), 210-230. [ProQuest]

Lanois, Paul. (2011). Privacy in the age of the cloud. Journal of Internet Law. 15(6), 3-17. [ProQuest]

In addition, the optional readings expand on many of the central points; you may also want to do some independent research of your own to clarify any issues that concern you.

As we noted before, if you don’t really pay attention to this material, it’s really unlikely that you can write an acceptable paper on the topic below, let alone an exceptional one. We spend quite a lot of time trying to identify useful sources for you that bear on our topics for analysis; while we strongly encourage you to conduct your own further research and identify additional useful sources, this should be an add-on to the basic material rather than a substitute for it.

SLP Assignment

When you have read through the articles and related material and believe that you have a reasonable understanding of the hacking situations, compose a 4- to 6-page critical analysis paper, on the topic:

·        The best alternative(s) available to these firms who have been hacked and how to resolve their security crisis

Clearly, there are multiple possible answers that you probably will find during your research on this issue; there’s no one necessarily best answer, although it is pretty clear that good solutions will have to be both social and technical (i.e., sociotechnical) in nature. Your paper will be assessed primarily on how well you are able to support your viewpoint with the literature and the evidence. Obviously, as noted below, this will obligate you to actually be able to present such evidence in an academically respectable manner.

SLP Assignment Expectations

Length: Follow the number of pages required in the assignment excluding cover page and references. Each page should have about 300 words.

Assignment-driven criteria (14 points): Demonstrates clear understanding of the subject and addresses all key elements of the assignment.

Critical thinking (6 points): Demonstrates mastery conceptualizing the problem. Shows analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of required material. Conclusions are logically presented.

Scholarly writing (3 points): Demonstrates proficiency in written communication at the academic level of the course.

Assignment Organization (3 points): Assignment is well organized and follows the required structure and organization of the assignment.

Citing and using references (4 points): Uses relevant and credible sources to support assertions; uses in-text citations; properly formats references.

Discuss the future of data management for large firms and the implications for IT management.

Database systems are experiencing very rapid change. Databases are handling structured data at the heart of operations in firms, vendor and customer order systems, financials, inventory management, and manufacturing. Data is being processed by enterprise software connected to back-end databases such as the Oracle product. Also with sensor data and social media data, firms need to be able to handle Big Data using tools such as Apache Hadoop. Streaming big data requires a new approach to data management while maintaining the existing structured database for enterprise systems.

Review the following two videos and then produce a comparison of the management issues associated with traditional data management and with Big Data Management. Discuss the future of data management for large firms and the implications for IT management.

Srinath, S. (2008). Lecture 30: Introduction to data warehousing and OLAP. Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Retrieved from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-aKj5ovDfg

Awadallah, A. (2011). Introducing Apache Hadoop: The modern data operating system. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2xeNpfzsYI

Case Assignment

When you have read through the articles and related material and thought about it carefully, please compose a paper on the following topic:

·         Compare the management issues associated with traditional data management and with big data management. Include data warehousing and Hadoop in your discussion. Also discuss the applications for these systems and future trends.

Your paper should be between three and five pages, not including cover sheet and references.

Assignment Expectations

Length: Follow the number of pages required in the assignment excluding cover page and references. Each page should have about 300 words.

Discuss ways you could obtain the additional information you needed, such as professional organizations or characteristics from O*Net powered by the U.S. Department of Labor

Analyze Learners

In the first part of the assignment for this week, you will analyze the target learners of the design project you have been developing. What do you know about the learners? What do you need to know about the learners? How will any of this information influence the design of the instruction or training? Those are the types of questions you will address in your brief analysis. To complete the assignment, you will:

  • Review the lists of learner characteristics provided in the week’s introduction.
  • Select at least five characteristics that you think would have the most influence on the design of the instructional or training solution in your scenario.
  • Offer the information you have about any of those five characteristics of the learners in your scenario.
  • Identify what else you need to know about the learners (e.g., information about one or more of the five characteristics identified above).
  • Discuss ways you could obtain the additional information you needed, such as professional organizations or characteristics from O*Net powered by the U.S. Department of Labor (see Week 1).
  • Suggest how the presence or absence of diversity among the target learners or any ethical, legal, and political considerations might influence the analysis or subsequent design.

Analyze Contexts

Recall that effective design requires analysis of both the learning and performance contexts. In this second part of the assignment, you will analyze both contexts for the same learning scenario.

Be sure to:

  • Describe the physical environment in which the learners will participate in training and instruction.
    • Will students be learning in a shared space, like a classroom, or remotely, such as in their own homes or libraries?
    • What does the physical space look like in terms of walls, windows, furniture, lights?
    • What technology is available in terms of computers, projectors, speakers, broadband Internet access?
    • Is the space located in an area with frequent distractions such as a window on a busy street, children playing at recess, people walking around, telephones ringing, or lights humming?
    • Are there any aspects of the space that might affect accessibility, including considerations beyond physical disabilities (e.g., is the facility located on a public transportation route if learners do not have private transportation)?
  • Describe the physical environment in which the learners will use or perform what they have learned. Similar to the learning environment, be sure to note any aspects of the space that might affect accessibility.
  • Explain how the descriptions of each context might influence the design of the training or instruction. In other words, what is the implication of the information for the design? Yet another way to think about implication is the “so what?” factor. So, what that the facility is rural? (Potential implication: low-speed internet means video files may take too long to play and impact the learner experience).