PowerPoint Presentation slides

Deliverable length: 5-8 PowerPoint Presentation slides with speaker notes (excluding the title and reference slide); including detailed speaker notes of 200-250 words speaker notes for each slide   As the new HR manager of a jewelry company, you have put together some preliminary reports for the CEO. One of the reports you compiled focuses on employee turnover. The jewelry company is an organization with aggressive expansion goals. In the last 2 years, the company has continually hired new employees, yet it has not achieved the staffing levels it desired. The company knew that some employees had left the organization, but turnover rates have not been formally tracked.   After your preliminary fact-finding, you were surprised to discover that the turnover rate for the past year was 38%. You know the CEO will not be pleased with this turnover rate, and you have made the decision to prepare yourself more before presenting the report to the CEO. Turnover presents a significant cost for an organization, so you recognize that this will be an opportunity for you to demonstrate how you can partner with the executive team to turn this situation around and help the company be more competitive. Prepare a short presentation for the CEO on the situation and possible reasons as to why employees are leaving at such a high rate.  As you are preparing your presentation, consider the following:  •In detail, discuss several of the reasons why employees tend to leave organizations.  •You plan to present the financial impact to the CEO to get a real sense of the significance of the situation. What factors will you consider in preparing this financial estimate? For this assignment, you are not required to determine the actual dollar figure, but instead, you are to consider what would contribute to the cost of turnover.   •Being proactive, what measures can be taken to assess the morale of current employees, and how likely they are to leave or stay?   •What process do you recommend for partnering with the management team to reduce turnover in the upcoming years?   •As you consider your role, how will you position this to the CEO to demonstrate the value you can bring to addressing this problem?

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Designing Compliance within the LAN-to-WAN Domain

Imagine you are an Information Systems Security Officer for a medium-sized financial services firm that has operations in four (4) states (Virginia, Florida, Arizona, and California). Due to the highly sensitive data created, stored, and transported by your organization, the CIO is concerned with implementing proper security controls for the LAN-to-WAN domain. Specifically, the CIO is concerned with the following areas:
  • Protecting data privacy across the WAN
  • Filtering undesirable network traffic from the Internet
  • Filtering the traffic to the Internet that does not adhere to the organizational acceptable use policy (AUP) for the Web
  • Having a zone that allows access for anonymous users but aggressively controls information exchange with internal resources
  • Having an area designed to trap attackers in order to monitor attacker activities
  • Allowing a means to monitor network traffic in real time as a means to identify and block unusual activity
  • Hiding internal IP addresses
  • Allowing operating system and application patch management
The CIO has tasked you with proposing a series of hardware and software controls designed to provide security for the LAN-to-WAN domain. The CIO anticipates receiving both a written report and diagram(s) to support your recommendations.
Write a three to five page paper in which you:
  1. Use MS Visio or an open source equivalent to graphically depict a solution for the provided scenario that will:
    1. filter undesirable network traffic from the Internet
    2. filter Web traffic to the Internet that does not adhere to the organizational AUP for the Web
    3. allow for a zone for anonymous users but aggressively controls information exchange with internal resources
    4. allow for an area designed to trap attackers in order to monitor attacker activities
    5. offer a means to monitor network traffic in real time as a means to identify and block unusual activity
    6. hide internal IP addresses
  2. Identify the fundamentals of public key infrastructure (PKI).
  3. Describe the manner in which your solution will protect the privacy of data transmitted across the WAN.
  4. Analyze the requirements necessary to allow for proper operating system and application patch management and describe a solution that would be effective.
  5. Use at least three quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
  • Include charts or diagrams created in Visio or an equivalent such as Dia or OpenOffice. The completed diagrams / charts must be imported into the Word document before the paper is submitted.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
  • Analyze information security systems compliance requirements within the Workstation and LAN Domains.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in security strategy and policy formation.
  • Write clearly and concisely about topics related to information technology audit and control using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

packaged solution for enterprise software customers

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:
  1. Define packaged solution for enterprise software customers. Determine the organizational support needed for enabling a packaged solution with an ERP software vendor, such as SAP.
  2. Determine the organizational, master, and transactional data in an ERP context.
  3. Analyze how a packaged solution eases the difficulties of data integration across the company. Provide an example to support your answer.
  4. Speculate the pitfalls of using packaged solutions for an enterprise and how to avoid those pitfalls.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

information systems

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:
  1. Explain what SOX requires of the information systems for a publically traded company.
  2. Explain how a vendor ERP system such as Oracle ERP financial module helps the company meet the SOX requirements.
  3. Determine the inputs, transformations, outputs, and key processes of the ERP financial module.
  4. Create a diagram to show how the inputs, transformations, outputs, and key process of the ERP financial module interact with sales and supply chain systems of the company through the use of graphical tools in Microsoft Word or Visio, or an open source alternative such as Dia. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length. 
  5. Determine the organizational technical factors that are important for the success of this ERP implementation. Take a position on whether training is an important factor in this ERP implementation and explain why or why not.
  6. Speculate on the ethical implications that are related to this ERP implementation and determine how to mitigate the associated risks.
  7. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
  • Include charts or diagrams created in Visio or Dia. The completed diagrams / charts must be imported into the Word document before the paper is submitted.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
  • Explain the organizational role of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.
  • Compare and contrast organizational, master, and transactional data in an ERP context.
  • Analyze and describe the key process areas in ERP to include: marketing and sales, accounting, procurement, fulfillment, production, inventory and warehouse management, human resources, and material planning processes in ERP systems.
  • Summarize how ERP systems represent a key source of competitive advantage for organizations.
  • Evaluate the issues and challenges associated with ERP implementation.
  • Develop an ERP solution to address and solve a business problem.
  • Evaluate the ethical concerns that ERP systems raise in a global context.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in ERP.
  • Write clearly and concisely about ERP topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Computer Essentials Unit Vii

Unit VII   Scholarly Activity

Answer the following questions thoroughly, and submit in a document.

Each answer must be at least 150 words in length.

 Cite your sources. 

1. Describe seven database models, and give examples of each type.

2. Provide five examples of data you would store in a real, integer, text, logical, date, memo, and BLOB data field.

3. Using a real-world entity like a recipe file or collection of some sort that can be stored in a database, divide this information into fields and record types. Explain the steps you need to take to normalize the data.

4. Explain in your own words the differences between sorting and indexing.

5. Imagine that you must access a library card catalog using SQL. Write an SQL query that you would use to search for any books by J. J. Parsons in a table called Books, where author’s names are stored in a field called Title. 6. Explain the extent to which encryption, user privileges, and audits can secure a database. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Course Textbook(s) Parsons, J. J., & Oja, D. (2014). Newperspectives on computer concepts 2014, comprehensive [VitalSource Bookshelf version] (17th ed.). Boston, MA: Course Technology. Retrieved from

Program HW1 P2

Planning and system requirements to the attached scenario and specify the following:

1. The pertinent requirements

2. Propose the necessary solution elements (related to the IT disciplines)

3. Develop a high-level plan for implementing the solution

This first section of the Systems Implementation Plan should answer the following questions:

1. What specific and detailed requirements are addressed in the solution, and how?

2. What does Verbania need from an IT perspective to set up the needed infrastructure?

3. What is included in the solution’s hardware and software infrastructure?

Include a high-level network diagram that illustrates the required hardware and software infrastructure on the company’s premise. Explain access from the perspective of employee (internal and external access) and end user (remote access).

Prepare 5–7 pages of content describing Planning and System Requirements.

Assignment 2: Collecting Your Data

1. Choose a religious community and make contact. You might ask any religious friends or acquaintances of yours for suggestions. You may want to call the congregation or religious group, explaining that you are doing a field trip for a course, and ask permission to visit their service or meeting.

2. Attend the religious meeting or service. Dress appropriately and consider bringing a token donation. Be respectful. Under no circumstances may your presence, observations, or possible questions cause harm or discomfort for those you are observing.

3. Always be open and honest with those you are studying about who you are and what you want. If anyone asks why you are there, simply tell them that you are an observer as part of a college course on religion and that attendance at and observance of several services is required.

4. Participate in the service itself only to the degree that you are comfortable doing so.

5. Pay attention to everything you see, hear, touch, smell. Try to exercise “sympathetic understanding” (what Max Weber called “Verstehen“) in relation to those you are observing. Try to get inside their world, to see how it feels and looks and makes sense from their perspective. At the same time (here’s the tricky part), try to maintain enough “distance” so that you don’t miss all of the things you should be observing and recording. Also, as if that’s not enough, pay explicit attention to yourself as an observer, to your reactions to and feelings about your visit.

6. You should take as many “field notes” on your observations as possible, and as close to the time of your observations as possible. Scribble “memory flag” notes, if appropriate, during the meetings, if it’s not distracting or obtrusive. Otherwise, write down everything you can remember about your observations as quickly after the meeting as possible. This may take an hour or so to be thorough. Your notes don’t have to be highly organized. At this stage, you don’t need to be doing a major theoretical analysis; just record your many impressions as you are conscious of them.

7. Type your field notes.  You will be required to include your “field notes” with your report; note: these do not count towards your 5 page requirement.

8.  Pay attention to: Physical Setting and Artifacts, Demographics, Meeting Style, Narratives, Sermon or Homily, Relational Norms, Leadership and Authority, Central Theme, and Coherence and Contradictions

Writing the Reports

All reports should be 4-5 pages long, and must contain these distinct parts:

1. Your report title should tell what group you visited, where, and when. Make sure to include your name.

2. In one paragraph, briefly describe your experience of participant observation. How did you react to the experience, subjectively, and how might that have colored your perceptions and analysis? Were you engaged? In wonder? Bored? Confused? Did you feel at home or out of place? Comfortable or ill at ease? Were there any difficulties? Weird situations? Use this section to make sure you pay attention to your own role in the experience.

3. The main body of your report should describe the religious group and service you observed.  Write-up the detail of the service you observed in one of two ways:

1) in chronological order clearly integrating each of the key themes and questions you were prompted to consider during your observations: meeting style; narratives; sermon/homily; relational norms; leadership and authority; central theme; coherence and contradiction

OR

2) by key theme, addressing the questions identified for each theme in the guidelines, and breaking down the entire service through these themes (the chronology of the service should still be clear with this approach); include subtitles with this approach

4. Choose one topic or issue from the class readings and concisely analyze that issue or problem as you see it at work in the group you studied. [hint: this is analyzing one sociologically-relevant aspect of your observations].

Examples of appropriate issues might be: accommodation or resistance to secular modernity; faith-commitment reinforcement; distinctive gender relations; the functioning of authority; legitimation for inequality; plausibility structures; theodicy; legitimation for social conflict; growth strategies; conversion mechanisms, etc. There are, of course, many others.

Which you choose will depend on the group, your observations, and your interests. I encourage you, however, to focus on things other than formal beliefs–such as interactions, context, moods, rituals, objects, relations, practices, etc. In any case, your analysis must make specific reference to and use of an author or theorist or theory that we have studied in class.

5. Attach your “field notes” from your visit.  These assignments should be submitted as ONE document: essay first, followed by any references, and finally your field notes.

Required report format: reports must be printed in Times Roman or Arial font, 11 point size, 1 inch margins on all sides; APA reference format.