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Blockbuster - 1,011 words
David P. Cook created the first Blockbuster Video store in October 1985 in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Cook intended to establish " video superstores" that would respond to the on going trends in the video industry during the 1980's because the number or households buying VCRs was increasing very much and so was the number of film titles. He wanted to create a store that would respond to the customer's needs such as: nice facilities, wide selections of videos, fast service, and convenience. A computer system was developed so that the company was able to track specific demographic data, customer's renting patterns, and the number of times a cassette has been rented, and the information was collected t ...
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Analysis Of Hotel Case Study - 2,699 words
Analysis of Hotel-Online Internet News Service The need to balance a company's strategy and structure with changes in the external environment is obvious in any industry. However, in fast changing industries such as the Hospitality Industry, this need is even more important. Hospitality operators have to keep track of changes in the mentality of customers, changes in the attitude of government agencies and legislators towards the industry, changes in economic and technological issues, and strategic changes of competitors and other firms connected to the industry. This responsibility has been previously discussed by West: "The strategic manager [must] scan sectors of the environment which are ...
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Analysis Of Hotel Case Study - 2,627 words
... rlines. This rapidly changing industry forces operators to keep track of the merger and acquisition game. One never knows when the person in charge of operating the company is going to change. The vast majority of space dedicated to this area of management involved the description of financial transactions and strategies of hospitality companies. Comments on credit ratings, dividend announcements, public stock offerings, stock splits, credit line increases and loan petitions abounded. Although these issues can be seen more as facts of life in management than as trends, they do highlight the increasing complexity of financing a hospitality operation and the wide variety of financing resou ...
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Xdsl Technology - 1,834 words
The accelerated growth of content rich applications and online gaming, which demand high bandwidth, has changed the nature of information networks. High-speed communication is now an ordinary requirement throughout business, government, academic, and home office environments. Internet access, telecommuting, and remote LAN access are three of the clearly defined services that network access providers are offering now. These rapidly growing applications are placing a new level of demand on the telephone infrastructure. In particular, the local loop portion of the network (i.e., the local connection from the subscriber to the local central office) has become a challenge for telephone companies. ...
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Xdsl Technology - 1,865 words
... ndwidths that can be greater than 1MHz, much greater than the 3000Hz or so allocated for voice transmission. There are several types of xDSL signal in commercial use today. Each signal type is implemented in circuitry with accompanying software, called a transceiver. The transceiver design includes the encoding or modulation scheme along with decoding or demodulation applied to convert serial binary data streams into a form suitable for transmission through twisted wire pairs. The transceivers may also employ various signal processing, equalization, amplification, and shaping techniques to adapt transmission for physical attenuation and phase distortions experienced by signals transmitte ...
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Communications Technology: Global Information Infrastructure - 2,343 words
Introduction We are in the midst of a global information revolution driven by the convergence and proliferation of information and communication technologies. The telecommunications sector is changing at warp speed, driven by technological innovation that results in new equipment and services, and also by new entrants and alliances between companies with experience in a wide range of information industries from telecommunications to broadcasting to computer hardware and software to publishing. Three major trends are driving these changes: the rapid introduction of new technologies and services; the restructuring of the telecommunications sector; and globalization of economies and of communic ...
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The Virtual Home - 1,414 words
ter> Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites The family is the mainspring of support of every kind. It mobilizes psychological resources and alleviates emotional burdens. It allows for the sharing of tasks, provides material goods together with cognitive training. It is the prime socialization agent and encourages the absorption of information, most of it useful and adaptive. This division of labour between parents and children is vital both to development and to proper adaptation. The child must feel, in a functional family, that he can share his experiences without being defensive and that the feedback that he is likely to receive will be open and unbi ...
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Internet: A Medium Or A Message? - 5,054 words
ter> Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites The State of the Net: An Interim Report about the Future of the Internet Who are the participants who constitute the Internet? Users - connected to the net and interacting with it The communications lines and the communications equipment The intermediaries (e.g. the suppliers of on-line information or access providers). Hardware manufacturers Software authors and manufacturers (browsers, site development tools, specific applications, smart agents, search engines and others). The "Hitchhikers" (search engines, smart agents, Artificial Intelligence - AI - tools and more) Content producers and providers Suppliers ...
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The Internet - 1,471 words
... pick up a bag of Pizza Rolls and a bottle of Mountain Dew. Internet advertising during the .com mania - and even now - expects people to click on the damned banners. Which smart people don't do. But the banners still can be worthwhile. I am increasingly encouraged by correctly targeted advertisements (like Seagate ads on hard drive sites) and "general interest" ads like ones for McDonald's that don't expect us to click on the things when we see them. Alas, we cannot order cheeseburgers over the Internet - yet. Once marketroids realize this, web sites won't have to struggle to stay alive on ad revenue. And now, let's look at pop-up ads, Flash and scripted ads, and even applet ads. These a ...
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The Influence Of The Internet On The Nba - 1,721 words
In 1993 the National Basketball Association entered the world of internet by initiating NBA.com, their official home site. The impact it has had on the league is unique, and I will discus how the internet made NBA the global league it has become. Specifically I will look at the introduction of live Web cast games. About the NBA Since its founding in 1946, the NBA has become a global phenomenon that transcends national boundaries. With 29 teams in the United States and Canada, NBA games and related programming are broadcast to 210 countries in 42 languages. The NBA is one of the largest suppliers of sports television and Internet programming in the world. Through NBA Entertainment, the league ...
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Digital Television Technology - 1,365 words
Technology development has made a great change, digitization of TV signals leads to a huge increase of more channels available, specially on terrestrial, satellite, interactive TV and other convergence of various media such as broadcasting, publishing and computers. They are all forms of multimedia development of high-definition wide-screen TV. Such kind of great developments are leading to powerful economic interests and are providing opportunities for huge sums of profits in these wide expanding markets. Although such problems as program designs in broadcasting occur, however a resolution has fitted in. The main problems in digital TV are however concerned by the broadcasters, the audience ...
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3g Mobile Telecoms Marketing Study - 1,506 words
What is 3G? 3G - or 3rd generation - technology supports the broadband, packet-based transmission of text, multimedia data - such as audio, video and digitized voice - at a high data rate. It will greatly enhance the next generation of mobile communication services, providing always-on connectivity to phones and other wireless communications, regardless of time and place. 3G has been endorsed by major standards bodies and manufacturers. WCDMA is the leading 3G standard. It has been endorsed by all major OEMS and operators. What does 3G mean for developers? 3G is another network pipe, so in most cases developers do not need to explicitly program for it any more than they program for a GSM or ...
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