Microsoft - 1,505 words
Microsoft Corporation, leading American computer software company. Microsoft develops and sells a wide variety of computer software products in more than fifty countries. Microsoft's Windows operating systems for personal computers are the most widely use operating systems in the world. Microsoft had revenues of $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ending June 1998, and employs more than 27,000 people in 60 countries. Microsoft has it's headquaters in Redmond Washington. Microsoft's other well known products include, Word, a word processor; Excel, a spreadsheet program; Access, a database program; and PowerPoint, a program used for making business presentations. These products are sold separate ...
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Use Of Facility And Distribution Layouts In A Service Organization - 974 words
The BellSouth Payment Remittance Operation (PRO) processes customer payments for BellSouth Telecommunications (BST), and BellSouth Mobility (BMI). There are two PRO groups, one in Atlanta and one in Charlotte, North Carolina. The customers predominantly live in a nine-state region in the southeastern part of the United States. The Atlanta PRO processes payments for BST customers from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, and Carrier Access payments and Managers Bill payments for all states. They process payments for BMI customers from these same states in addition to any customers outside the normal BellSouth area. The BellSouth customer population for BST grows as the pop ...
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Motorola - 613 words
phone rings. Your pager vibrates off the bed stand. Your PowerPC boots up for the day. Your boss calls you on your cell phone claiming that youre late. The supercomputers that operate the streetlights in your neighborhood continue to keep your streets safe. If not for Motorola, none of these everyday occurrences would be possible. Motorola, Inc. is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois with other offices throughout Illinois and the US, plus offices in China, Japan and throughout Europe. Motorolas Semiconductors Products Sector designs, produces and distributes a broad line of discrete semiconductors and integrated circuits, including microprocessors, RF devices, microcontrollers, digital sig ...
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Lance Inc 1995 Analysis - 1,692 words
There are some trouble spots for Lance Inc., which is the bad news. The good news is that all of them can be fixed with some time and effort. Lance, once referred to as the largest snack food manufacturer in the U.S. bye Forbes saw some decreases in many areas of the company in fiscal year 1994. The company has shown might in the past. The might that is speak of is seen when looking at the competition that Lance goes to war with everyday in the supermarket and convenience stores. Lance puts its products up against the mighty conglomerates such as Frito-Lay owned by PepsiCo, Borden, Nabisco, and Eagle. Lance has long been a family oriented business, and remains that today. Lance has presented ...
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Drink Industry - 1,949 words
When there is industry there is competition. The bigger the player, the harder they can play. The big players always try to consume many of the small competitors. When they do this they can expand their market share. A perfect example of this is the soft drink industry; Pepsi and Coke have always been archrivals. They are always trying to gain market share, by absorbing many smaller beverage companies to appeal to the public. This paper will discuss the history between these two industry giants and how they financially stand at this point, plus how supply and demand effects this industry. Coca Cola was invented by an Atlanta pharmacist John Pemberton in 1886. His bookkeeper, Frank Robinson, ...
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Pakistan - 2,942 words
... ect to their approval, but even small price changes in consumer products are also dependent on their assessment. Either the mission is visiting the country and having meetings with various government departments, or the heads of these departments are rushing every week to Washington to plead for more time and/or money. This is reminiscent of countries like Brazil and Russia in the 80s and 90s when they were drowning in debt and faced mounting poverty. And did the IMF and World Banks policies help them recover? The answer is No. In fact they made the situation much worse. From 1980 to 1989 Brazil paid $148 billion in debt servicing on a loan of $ 64 Billion. Ten years later, havi ...
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Atise - 1,199 words
... e at times. They are highly volatile meaning that the retail sales report has a strong tendency, if not potential, to provide major surprises. The Consumer Confidence Index is an important economic indicator because it measures the level of confidence in the American consumer in each household. However, these surveys might not be reliable because times and situations of the American consumer can change dramatically. If consumers are concerned about job security, economic conditions, or personal finances, they are prone to spend less and this can cause disinflation and even deflation. Alternatively, if consumers have a good feeling about the economy, the opposite effect will occur. The Un ...
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National Cap On Foreign Hire Is Maxed Out - 699 words
With unemployment at its lowest and the demand for skilled and unskilled workers at a high where do business owners turn to fill the empty positions. A large percentage of them hire foreigners; most of which have a H-1B visa. But to the surprise of some high-tech business owners the National cap on foreign hires is maxed out. 115,000 H-1B visas are accepted each year and that number has already been reached. 74,300 have been approved and 45,000 are still pending approval. Stephen Dahms, an SDSU professor and chairman of a work force committee for Biocom, said, if the companies havent had their requests in from the first part of the fiscal year (beginning October 1), theyre out of the running ...
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Reagan Economics - 1,646 words
The election of the Regan-Bush Republican ticket of 1984 brought many unprecedented and controversial policies to the US economy. Many of these policies,including Reganomics still affect our economy as a whole and are still major points of debates today. Reganomics was not solely based on economics, but rather the included a sense of having moral foundations. Government intervention and regulation of the economy were seen as economically harmful and furthermore morally wrong. It was believed that economic affairs should be left to the wisdom of God and his guidance would produce a successful market and economy. The moral obligation together with extreme Kenseyan theories were the guide to th ...
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John F. Kennedy was president during this time period and we were under Democratic leadership. Kennedy's first year in office brought him considerable success in enacting new legislation. Congress passed a major housing bill, a law increasing the minimum wage, and a bill granting federal aid to economically depressed areas of the United States. The most original piece of legislation Kennedy put through Congress was the bill creating the Peace Corps, an agency that trained American volunteers to perform social and humanitarian services overseas. The goal of the Peace Corps was to promote world peace and friendship with developing nations. However, after his initial success with Congress, Kenn ...
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Charter Schools - 1,326 words
Charter schools are nonsectarian public schools of choice that operate with freedom from many of the regulations that apply to traditional public schools. The "charter" establishing each such school is a performance contract detailing the school's mission, program, goals, students served, methods of assessment, and ways to measure success. The length of time for which charters are granted vary but most are granted for 3-5 years. At the end of the term, the body granting the charter may renew the school's contract. Charter schools are accountable to their sponsor (usually a state or local school board) to produce positive academic results and stick to the charter contract. The basic concept o ...
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The Drug Debate - 945 words
For over twenty years the drug debate has been argued over and over. The drug war in the United States has been historically seen as a costly, yet necessary component of public policy; a policy that has been under substantial political fire for years. As we enter a new century, many are reconsidering their feelings towards the drug war. Critics cite the billions of dollars spent every year as well as the overflowing prison problem as reasons to cut back, and even legalize some or all recreational drugs. Those who are in favor of the war on drugs encourage its funding and continuation because of the perceived link between drugs and crime, and the detrimental health effects and medical economi ...
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Dell - 987 words
Dell Computer Corp. was founded in 1984 by Michael S. Dell. Four years later in 1988, Dell became a publicly traded company with 3.5 million shares at $8.50 each. Four more years later, Dell was ranked in the Fortune 500 roster with Michael Dell as the youngest CEO to be ranked on this list. In 1996 Dells stock raises to about $100 per share pre-split. One year later this number is multiplied by 10 and stock is up to a startling $1000 a share pre-split. Date Event Per-Share Price Presplit Stock Price June 22, 1988 Initial Public Offering $8.50 -- April 9, 1992 Three-for-Two Split 25.81 38.72 Oct. 27, 1995 Two-for-One Split 45.00 135.00 Dec. 6, 1996 Two-for-One Split 56.75 340.50 July 25, 199 ...
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Militarization Of The Us Mexico Broder - 1,834 words
Militarization of the U.S. Mexico Border Corranle, all viene la migra!, translated into English, this means Run, there comes immigration! This is what illegal immigrants shout everyday when they are about to cross the Rio Grande in search for better lives. Unfortunately, not many get through alive because of the militarization that has developed on the U.S. border with Mexico. Operation Rio Grande continues a process put in motion over a century ago by the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo. It tries to erase the reality of a social geographical order that defies neat national divisions and impose a narrow notion of citizenship on people on both sides of the international boundary. In the process, ...
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Immigration - 1,481 words
... the examination is completed, the petition filed in court, and all investigations of fitness for citizenship completed.(1,68) Then the petitioner will be notified to appear before the court for the final hearing. (1,68) If the examiner agrees that the applicant should be a citizen, he or she becomes a citizen. (1,68) If the examiner does not agree, he or she will have to come to court with or without an attorney and the judge will hear what the petitioner has to say. (1,68) The judge then has the final call on whether the petitioner becomes a citizen or not. (1,68) You can become a citizen if you meet the following requirements: you have been a legal permanent resident for five years, o ...
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Prison Privitisation - 1,256 words
Privatization in corrections is a trend that is assuming increasing significance. Pratt and Maahs, characterizing privatization in corrections as a growth industry go on to note: Rooted primarily in the political and economic context of the 1980s. The movement to privatize public services has received increasing support in response to taxpayer demands that government provide more services with fewer resources. Advocates of correctional privatization often argue from a public choice theoretical perspective holding that private entities can provide correctional services at a lower cost than governmental agencies. At best, however, the empirical evidence for this claim- - the efficiency hypothe ...
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Changediagnosis Models - 917 words
1. Purpose of the report - an overview Action - describe the acquisition / change Symptoms - what's going wrong? Such as: Lack of control - don't follow directives External threats / competitive cost leader Opportunities - overseas markets & new client base 4. Diagnosis model - Weisbord's Six Box Info collection method & type of info 5. The Change Model - Lewin's three steps (Unfreeze, Change, Refreeze) Pre communication eg vision day etc 7. Change - Initiative, Process & Culture + Org chart Institutionalize the change such as informal family day 9. Monitoring - EVA, CVA, PVA **** making it last! 10. Role / Causes & consequences of resistance Interview - only supervisors and above 2 ...
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Intrnational Mkt Research Canada - 4,307 words
Canada -- USA's Largest Trading Partner Company Specific -- Massasoit Machine, Inc. D Canada - New England Trade Summary, 1997 F (SIC-3081) - Machine Shop Industry G List of Major Industries for SIC-3081 (Machine Shop) H Internet Access for International Business, Economics, Massasoit Machine, Inc. requested the Rhode Island Export Assistance Center to perform a research study of the Canadian market for its product as a first step in the consideration of an increased effort to expand their market in Canada. If successful this could provide a methodology to address other international markets. This report presents the results of this research study. It includes an overview of Canada and of th ...
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Bristolmyers Squibb Company - 1,160 words
"A Critical Analysis to Disclosure in Financial Reporting" Bristol-Myers mission is to be the preeminent global diversified health and personal care Company. Bristol-Myers seeks to achieve success in the global marketplace. Product- Bristol-Myers is a maker of many useful products that people use and may depend on today. There products range from Pharmaceutical ($8,672 million), consumer medicines ($4,278 million), Clairol a well known hair care system ($1,160 million), Matrix ($306 million), Mead Johnson nutritional ($1,789 million), Convatec ($726 million), and Zimmer ($1,134). Some of Bristol-Myers more well known Pharmaceuticals are Taxol which is a anticancer agent that Bristol-Myers Sq ...
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Diagnosis Related Groups - 1,074 words
The rising cost of medical care in the United States has been a concern for quite some time. Beginning in the 1960s with the advent of Medicare, a system has been needed that will balance cost with services provided within acceptable parameters. In 1982, the US Congress placed a cap on operating expenses for each Medicare case treated in a hospital, as a protective measure to insure adequate payment within reasonable limits. A prospective payment system (PPS) was initiated as a result of the cap, whereby hospitals receive a flat rate for each admission based on a calculation of rates determined by the diagnosis (Kahn, et al, 1990). A system whereby the diagnosis is grouped according to servi ...
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