Gender And Information Technology - 526 words
Information and communications are playing an increasingly important role in economic and social development. Meanwhile, the recent developments in communications technology have progressively reduced the barriers to communicating over distances. At the same time, computers have enormously increased the capacity to accumulate and access information sources and data. Combined with communications technology, the possibilities for information access are almost infinite. In today's "information society", the rapid access to relevant information is indispensable for timely intervention in most realms of human activity; access to this technology is therefore a key to successful action. It is widel ...
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Rural Development Through Information Technology - 495 words
Rural Development through Information Technology : A Case Study of Dhar District of Madhya Pradesh The present study is an attempt to know how information technology is playing a significant role in the development of the rural society. It is a case study of gyandoot of Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. Information Kiosks/Gyandoot is based on a PCO model. It provides different kind of services to the rural masses to improve their quality of life. The services are concerned with their regyular routine such as agriculture, education, health. social relation, product marketing, administration, planning and current information needs. Kiosks managers are basically computer operators and works as a ...
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Does The Matrix Offer An Ultimately Utopian Or Dystopian View Of Information-technology? - 1,433 words
The Matrix is a postmodern film about life in the year 2199. The word matrix in terms of computers is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, an interconnected array of diodes, cores, or other circuit elements that has a number of inputs and outputs and somewhat resembles a lattice or grid in its circuit design or physical construction. The film questions whether or not we live in reality or we live in a virtual world. The film claims that we (the human race) live inside our minds and that we are actually plugged into a computer programme in which we believe we are experiencing reality. The film is based on the idea that artificial intelligence (AI) has taken over the world and that the ...
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Information Technology - 551 words
For example, UPS competes globally with information technology. UPS delivers over three billion packages a day to more than 185 countries. None of this would be possible without an accurate information system. UPS has invested 1 to 1.8 billion dollars on information technology alone from 1992 to 1996. This technology has helped UPS boost customer service while keeping costs low and streamlining its overall operations. UPS does this by using a hand-held computer called a Delivery Information Acquisition Device (DIAD). UPS drivers automatically capture customers signatures along with pickup, delivery, and timecard information on these computers. These computers are then placed into an adapter ...
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The Effects Of Information Technology - 771 words
I believe that information technology has mainly positive effects on society. Information technology has drastically changed the lives of people. The Information Technology Revolution is probably the most important force shaping communities today. While some of the key forces behind the IT revolution are universal, the impacts on any given community will be unique, depending on its individual make up, economic structure, attributes and responses. The IT Revolution has major impacts that effect local communities, central cities, suburbs and towns. Benefits of information technology become available sooner or later to the majority of population. The electronic products of all kinds, as well as ...
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Music Of New Millenium - 388 words
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System Fits - 1,235 words
This paper will discuss two system fit issues at The New York Times Shared Services Center. A system fit is the examination of how an organization's system elements and subcomponents fit with one another whether it is a loose or tight fit. Poor system fits lead to macro-problems with micro-level symptoms. An example of this would be micro-level symptoms may effect the employee, which in turn effect the employee's performance. Two system fit issues are lack of employee space and limited use of copying machine. Although there may be several solutions to these, system fit issues, only a few of them would be effective. Solutions to this fit would mean interruption in work patterns and could decr ...
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Arthur D Little Inc - 710 words
Does Process, Form, and Strategy make a business successful? ADL enjoyed a pre-emptive market share originating from the late 1800's, and became the leader of a growing management consulting practice during 60's and 70's. By the end of the 70's and early 80's they lost their dominant position as the market grew, and they continued to slide as the success of new companies tooled with contemporary technologies and skills, identifiable products, and a singular image gained market strength. ADL's pride was in the freshness of approach to each case, the "Eureka" kind of solutions, and no repetitive job undertaking. Work at ADL was problem oriented, technically based and highly customized. However ...
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Sharp Corporation - 798 words
SHARP CORPORATION: Technology Strategy Sharp Corporation was established in 1912 by Tokuji Hayakawa as a small workshop. The Company was a small, second-tier assembler of TV sets and home appliances which competed mainly on price. However in the early 1970s Sharp Corporation focused on technologies which competitors ignore , developed expertise in certain electronic devices, such as integrated circuits and liquid crystal displays (LCD) and used them to develop innovative end products. As a result, Sharp Corporation consistently improved its performance so that, by 1992, it was regarded as a world leader in opto-electronics and a premier comprehensive electronics company. Sharp Corporation is ...
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Target Corporation - 2,007 words
... rice to revenue ratio more than doubled since 1995 when it was only .23. Target Corporation has been very efficient, which reflects a return on equity of 20.2% in 1999 compared to 9.9% in 1996. Inventory turnover was relatively low at 6.3 in 1999. It is one of Targets main areas of concentration. Profitability can be seen by comparing net profit after taxes to net sales resulting in a net profit margin of 3.5%. In 1999 Target Corporation also displayed a gross profit margin of 31.7%. The liquidity is displayed using the current ratio and the quick ratio. The current ratio of 1.1 has decreased since 1996 when it was more favorable at 1.4. The quick ratio also decreased by only one tenth o ...
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Federal Express - 1,297 words
Since 1971, time sensitive packages and letters have been delivered safely and punctually to anyone, anywhere in the world. Often times, the contents of these packages contain life saving materials. The company that makes efficient delivery possible is Federal Express. FedExs guaranteed overnight delivery, or your money back offer, makes it a unique and highly trusted company. Many aspects go into making this company work like a well-oiled machine; including packaging, the variety of modes of transporting, and the ability to track the where abouts of the package from any place in the world. With these attributes nearly perfected, FedEx has truly "made the world small" (Kinney, 6-10). From it ...
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Changing Job Roles - 3,065 words
... istering modern development schemes and who are accustomed to relating their activities directly to the company's Operational Plans, but also from engineers, currently in line management, who recognise in this post the opportunity to develop their own abilities in preparation for top general management posts within the Group in the future. (p.vii) Irish Times, Friday 13 September 1996 ....You will maintain specific global information standards and ensure ongoing systems integrity after implementation. Applicants must have HR functional experience, excellent PC skills and strong communication, people and organisational skills. You will be assertive and must be able to motivate people to a ...
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Managing Diversity - 1,629 words
Managing diversity in the workplace is a subject that has gained increased attention among managers during the last two decades. After all, the impact of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity programs on the nation's work force is undeniable. Women and minorities were the first to dramatically alter the face of the economic mainstream, while gays, persons with disabilities and senior citizens followed not far behind. The result is a diverse American labor force representing a microcosm of our society - yet one that continues to struggle with its identity. Diversity as a social condition is not new to the U.S. Founded by immigrants, the nation has always been a merger of culture ...
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Sabre - 2,234 words
... have also been extended, with the new group having two advanced data centers, one located in Europe with the other in the U.S. Gradient's technologies provide tools for multi-language and multi-currency needs and offer the ability to connect to multiple global distribution systems. In the B2B area Sabre completed the acquisition of GetThere. GetThere operates one of the world's largest Internet marketplaces focused on business-to-business travel services. GetThere's systems are used to provide online travel procurement to employees at leading corporations such as Boeing, Chevron, Cisco, Cox Enterprises, Lucent, MetLife, Nike and Xerox. GetThere also powers online travel sites for leadin ...
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Country Risk Analysis - 1,754 words
In the effort to reduce company risk while simultaneously expanding operations, the firm should consider expansion into a new geographic market. By taking advantage of the unique attributes of the Irish economy and aligning them with the characteristics of this company, the potential to maximize shareholder wealth improves while the risk exposure of the company declines. By expanding our information technology operations into Ireland, this risk/return strategy can be successfully accomplished. Located just west of Great Britain, the Republic of Ireland is a small island state surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. The population in 1999 was estimated at 3,632,944 people. The estimated growth rate ...
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Business Analysis Of A Limited Company - 2,189 words
... ion of legacy systems throughout the company; 2) installation of new software packages to replace legacy systems; 3) assessment of Year 2000 readiness at key vendors and suppliers; and 4) evaluating facilities and distribution equipment with embedded computer technology. Total expenditures that were incurred through 1998 related to remediation, testing, conversion, replacement, and upgrading system applications were $70 million. Total remaining expenditures are expected to range from $15 to $20 million through the year 2000. At the present time, The Limited, Inc. is not aware of any Year 2000 issues that are expected to affect materially its products, services, competitive position, or f ...
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From Brick And Mortar To Click And Mortar - 4,912 words
FROM BRICK AND MORTAR TO CLICK AND MORTAR: MAKING THE TRANSITION FROM CONVENTIONAL BUSINESS FROM BRICK AND MORTAR TO CLICK AND MORTAR: MAKING THE TRANSITION FROM CONVENTIONAL BUSINESS TO E-COMMERCE Making the Transition from Conventional Business to E-Commerce 4 The Question is Not Whether or When to Enter E-commerce; Its How to Enter E-Commerce. 7 A Proposed Model for Developing an E-Commerce Strategy 14 Steps for building an E-commerce strategy. 18 Typical stages of E-commerce development. 25 Steps for establishing a small business website. 26 Selling Power Enters E-Commerce 28 A Javier Romero Design Group Web Implementation Plan 33 Appendix..... A-1 The scenario created for this project ...
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The Y2k Bug - 2,005 words
The year 2000 problem could have been completely prevented had some early people envisioned the degree to which the microprocessor would change our lives. Surely, no one would have thought that in the early days of ENIAC that everything from your alarm clock to your car would be computerized. Even the IT managers of the 80's could not be blamed: The disk space savings from dropping the two digits of the date over 100 Million Records would represent almost 200 Megabytes! Space requirements aside, overhead on search times and disk loading/access are also added. Surely one could have designed a system whereby the program would be aware of the century, regardless of the data records used. Hindsi ...
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The Y2k Bug - 2,043 words
... information: It's the data. These applications (large mailing lists, financial information) open the door to a unique solution that solves two of the larger problems at once. Writing plug in enterprise wide replacements for the flawed application has two 2. Offers the chance to enhance productivity through upgrading software Allows independent startups to show up with "magic bullets" that IT managers that are unprepared will be looking for at any cost towards the end of the millennia. Unfortunately, it also has pitfalls: High R&D cost. Whether absorbed by a independent software house or a client corporation, such programs are expensive to develop on a large scale, but will represent a l ...
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Superhighway Or Road To Nowhere - 1,235 words
... indeed, a mythology about childhood. On the one hand, children are seen to possess a natural, spontaneous creativity, which is somehow released by the machine; while on the other, children are seen as vulnerable, innocent and in need of protection. Ultimately, both positions are symptomatic of the chronic sentimentality with which our society views children - of the very limited and limiting ways in which we construct the meaning of childhood, and thereby constrain the lives of children. At the same time, both positions are characterized by a kind of technological determinism - that is, a belief that technology will bring about social changes in and of itself`. Whether we see these chang ...
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