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You are the IT manager for a small electronics manufacturer with several valuable technical patents and an emerging international market.

Managing data in the cloud can be a very difficult task. It is made even more difficult when attempting to ensure performance and reliability. Once data are placed in the cloud, there are questions about how is that data accessed and audited, who can access the data, and can data in the cloud be tracked back to its original owner? In this assignment, explore how cloud data are accessed by users, cloud providers, and law enforcement; examine two important components of cloud technology: data provenance and process provenance; and make an argument for the performance and reliability of one provider of cloud technology. Assignment Guidelines

You have been tasked with providing a report on the viability of moving the company’s data to the cloud. Keeping the scenario in mind, research cloud….

"Street-Level Bureaucracy: The Critical Role of Street-Level Bureaucrats" (pp. 401-408)

  Source: Businessweek Author: Michael Lipsky Date of Article: May 25, 1980 Link to Article: (place link here) Article Summary “Street-Level Bureaucracy: The Critical Role of Street-Level Bureaucrats” examines the role of front-line public employees in the bureaucracy. Street-level bureaucrats are those individuals who interact directly with citizens. There are many street-level bureaucrats in public service agencies such as welfare offices. In fact, it seems that the poorer people are, the more street-level bureaucrats affect them. Since street-level bureaucrats have such a great deal of interaction with the public, they are often the focus of public controversy. Their decisions appear to be very personal, as they are directed toward people and their attitudes are obvious. Because of this personalization of bureaucracy, street-level bureaucrats also provide hope for citizens….

Atheism is defined as the absence of belief in divine beings. Can atheism be thought of as a religion? Answer this question by applying the ideas discussed in chapter 1 of Religions of the West Today. More specifically, consider the "key elements" of religious practice identified on p. 8 of the text. Does atheism manifest any of these? In what ways? Be specific about the patterns found in religious stories discussed on pp. 16 – 20 of the text. Does atheism imply a mythic structure similar to any of the four types discussed there? Be specific as you consider the features of religious experience and traditions identified throughout chapter 1. There is no correct answer to this question. This assignment does not require that you do any research on atheism or atheist groups, and research like that is likely to distract you from answering the question in your own words. To do well on this assignment you should carefully reread chapter 1 of the textbook and then thoughtfully apply the ideas discussed there to the general idea of atheism understood as the absence of belief in divine beings. Notice that you're being asked whether atheism can be thought of as a religion. So as you consider the general idea of not believing in divine beings, ask yourself whether a person who affirms that general belief can a) experience anything as sacred, b) be affected by any mythic or symbolic story that provides them with a general sense of their place in the universe, c) participate in anything like ritual actions that provide them with a rhythm of meaningful activity in their lives, d) feel tied in any way to a community held together (at least in part) by a narrative expressing basic beliefs, e) feel bound in any sense by a set of moral principles related to such basic beliefs, or f) recognize and submit themselves to authoritative knowledge about reality held by individuals who possess that knowledge.

Atheism is defined as the absence of belief in divine beings. Can atheism be thought of as a religion? Answer this question by applying the ideas discussed in chapter 1 of Religions of the West Today. More specifically, consider the “key elements” of religious practice identified on p. 8 of the text. Does atheism manifest any of these? In what ways? Be specific about the patterns found in religious stories discussed on pp. 16 – 20 of the text. Does atheism imply a mythic structure similar to any of the four types discussed there? Be specific as you consider the features of religious experience and traditions identified throughout chapter 1. There is no correct answer to this question. This assignment does not require that you do any research on atheism….

Nike products have short  product life cycles.  Apple products have  short product life cycles

1..  Do you expect  a responsive or efficient supply chain?   Do you expect more or less contract manufacturing?  Do you expect more or less distribution  centers? 2.Location decisions are usually  long-term commitments and expensive.   Assume you are scouting potential locations for a new Liberty’s near the  Palladium in High Point. What would be your top five list of things you would  do, in the proper order, to evaluate potential locations?

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Sierra-Nevada has grown slowly.  In-N-Out Burger has grown slowly. What do both these firms have in common?

As some of you may recall, before the U.S. sent troops to Iraq in 2003, Congress gave President Bush authorization to do so.

The White House has always maintained that such Congressional authorization was an unnecessary “rubber stamp” and that it was seeking the approval of Congress not because it had to, but because it wanted to. This is nothing new. No president has ever admitted that Congress has authority to stop him from sending troops abroad to defend U.S. interests. Congress has seen it somewhat differently, however. In 1973, Congress passed the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C.S. § 1541-1548). This Act, although it recognized the president’s power to send troops in an emergency without Congressional consent, required the president to get Congressional approval before leaving the troops overseas for an extended period of time. It also imposed certain reporting and other requirements on the commitment of troops. Since the War….

How can developing and using effective writing and research skills further your educational and academic goals?

For your initial post, you will consider the skills and information covered in the class and draft a letter addressed to fellow students who have the same major as you, explaining the importance of effective writing and research across multiple platforms and modalities (from e-mails to essays, blog posts to social media posts) for your chosen profession or field. Your letter will address 3 primary topics, each with a dedicated section, and it should include examples and details in each section that address the unique audience and purposes for each scenario. Answer the following: How can developing and using effective writing and research skills advance your professional and career goals? How can developing and using effective writing and research skills enrich your personal life? Finally, your post must….

Describe the two steps to data storage design. How are a file and a database different from each other

This graded activity has two parts. Part 1: Answer the Module Review Questions listed below. These questions were chosen to demonstrate your understanding and help you assess your progress.

Describe the two steps to data storage design. How are a file and a database different from each other? Name five types of files and describe the primary purpose of each type. Name two types of legacy databases and the main problems associated with each type. What is the most popular kind of database today? Provide three examples of products that are based on this database technology. What are the two most important factors in determining the type of data storage format that should be adopted for a system? Why are these factors so important?

Part 2: Module Practice:….

The Myth of the "Distributed" Oganizational Structure?

The word “myth” simply means “a story or narrative by which we explain the past, link it to the present, and thereby create the future.” Myths can be either “true” or “false.”  The real issue is whether the narrative of that myth helpsyou in creating a future, by means of the way it helps you explain (or rationalize, justify, cast blame, hog the glory, …) what you already believe has happened or is happening. Central to this courses is the myth that many organizations do not have a nice, simple, hierarchical, and regular structure — that instead, they have reporting, control and feedback relationships that are “spaghetti bowls” at their simplest, unplottable and untraceable and constantly changing at their most dynamic. And central to the scientific method is the maxim that all ideas….

Throughout this program of study, the importance of professional networking for further developing your I/O career has been emphasized.

An important tool in your professional networking toolbox is your elevator story. An elevator story is a short, well-prepared, and polished description of what it is that you do as an I/O professional. If you were in an elevator riding to the twentieth floor of a building and someone also riding on the elevator were to ask you, “So, what do you do?” What would your response be? That is your elevator story. A very concise (you have to finish it before the elevator reaches the twentieth floor), yet detailed descriptive of how you envision your specific role as an I/O professional. It has to be worded in such a way as to be easily understood by someone who doesn’t know anything about I/O Psychology. A well-crafted and….