need to be cited from 2-3 peer reviewed papers. Need 3 pages APA format.    1.

 need to be cited from 2-3 peer reviewed papers. Need 3 pages APA format. 

 
1. Was cybersecurity a priority at Target? Explain.
2. How did lax security impact Target’s sales revenue and profit performance?
3. According to experts, how was the data breach executed?
4. In addition to the data theft, what else was damaged by this incident?
5. Was this cybersecurity incident foreseeable? Was it avoidable?
6. Why might management not treat cyberthreats as a top priority?
7. Research recent news concerning this data breach. Has Target recovered from it? Explain.
8. Assuming that the CEO and CIO were forced to resign, what message does that send to senior management at U.S. companies?

1. Visit the NetMotion Web site (www.netmotionwireless.com) and access and read

1. Visit the NetMotion Web site (www.netmotionwireless.com) and access and read other Mobility XE success stories. Discuss the patterns that can be observed in the benefits that Mobility XE users have realized via its deployment and use.

 2. Do some Internet research on the security implications of HIPPA requirements for hospital networks. Discuss the major types of security mechanisms that must be in place to ensure hospital compliance with HIPPA requirements. 

3. Do some Internet research on the use of VLANs in hospitals. Summarize the benefits of using VLANs in hospitals and identify examples of how St. Luke’s could further enhance its wireless network by implementing VLANs.

Assignment 2: Required Assignment 1 – Multiple-Stakeholder Process Review the

Assignment 2: Required Assignment 1 – Multiple-Stakeholder Process

Review the following:

Management at Top   Shelf has determined that the company doesn’t need another top-down   singularly focused recycling program. Instead, it wants to include a wide   spectrum of views and inputs in the development of a sustainability mission   and program that the company and the community can believe in.

Review the Top Shelf scenario so far.

Course Project Scenario:  Top Shelf Shoes

Throughout this course, you will analyze various factors at a fictitious company called Top Shelf Shoes. In each module, you work on an assignment related to this analysis.

Review the course project scenario:

Top Shelf was found in 1990 by Tie Woodward. Within five years. Top Shelf had established a solid presence in the global shoe business with production facilities in Asia and sales throughout the world. By 2000, Top Shelf had a share of 45 percent of the global market in shoe sales. In 2001, Top Shelf made the Fortune 500 list of privately held companies and Tie was awarded the coveted International Business Award. However, Tie claimed the real success of his firm could be seen in the stylish Top Shelf shoes being worn by everyone from villagers in Africa to rock stars in Hollywood.

In 2003, a major competitor of Top Shelf began a green marketing campaign to highlight its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint with its new “Green Shoe.” A simultaneous, growing concern for environmental issues helped spur the sales of Top Shelf’s competitor-it gained market share. As the competitor’s sales increased, news stories began to question the implications of Top Shelf’s business practices, especially as they related to low cost labor and environmental concerns. Within a fiscal quarter, Top Shelf sales were down by 10 percent. Tie responded by exclaiming on the Nightly Business Report that everyone had to wear shoes and Top Shelf made the best looking and most affordable foot fixtures on the planet. Sales fell another 5 percent the following quarter. Tie’s management team attributed this to the competition’s green efforts and the bad publicity received by Top Shelf.

Tie’s firm hired a middle manager for environmental affairs and launched a green campaign that touted a Top Shelf shoe-recycling program with the slogan “We make them, you wear them, we’ll recycle them. It’s good for your feet and good for the earth. ”  Sales climbed back up 7 percent over the next quarter, and the boss gave out bonuses to his management team.

While initial reaction to the marketing was positive, especially among longtime Top Shelf shoe wearers, two reporters, Burnstone and Woodwoe, broke a story about the impact of air and water pollution at Top Shelf’s shoe-recycling facility on the outskirts of a major city in Asia. Apparently, some of the shoes were recycled to produce energy. According to the report by Burnstone and Woodwoe, the shoes were being burned by low-wage workers without any precautions for the worker’s health.  An increasing number of children and elderly in the region began showing up at clinics and hospitals with breathing problems, dizziness, and toxic blood poisoning. Then, a worker at the plant collapsed and died in front of the large kiln. 

Global news organizations, bloggers, and You Tube broadcaster quickly picked up the story. The sales of Top Shelf began to plummet. By the end of the fiscal year, the company saw a 50 percent reduction in revenue as compared to the previous year. Growth was no longer the issue. Instead the company was faced with the problem of how to stay afloat despite the significant losses and depleting capital. This time, Tie made no public pronouncements. He lay off the manager of the recycling plant, shut down the kiln at the plant, and, on the advice of long-time friend Glifford Pinchot III, hired a reputable sustainable business consulting firm, Sustainable Growth Strategies, to advise Top Shelf on everything from public relations to substantive changes in the company’s labor and environmental policies.

Assume you are leading the consulting team for Sustainable Growth Strategies. You are responsible for the analysis leading to a report with a set of recommendations to put Top Shelf on the path to sustainability. Your first task is to prepare a brief paper for Top Shelf that explains the meaning and use of sustainability within a business context. Your team reports directly to Tie Woodward. He is a sharp, hardworking, and open-minded leader with a sense of humor. Tie realizes that every day without genuine sustainability plan is bad for business. Therefore, he wants to show as soon as possible that the company is committed to sustainability. He realizes that there may be advantages in positioning top Shelf as a sustainability leader in the long run

Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research the impact of public advocacy groups on sustainable business practice and the multiple-stakeholder process.

Write a paper addressing the following:
 

Identify and research at least two examples of companies that have been impacted by the campaigns of public advocacy groups. What is the value of democratic inputs in business decision making?

Identify and list all of the sustainability stakeholders at Top Shelf. Does each group have equal weight throughout       the program development process? When should each be brought into the discussion?

Explain the advantages of implementing a multiple-stakeholder process that significantly influences a company’s       agenda for sustainability.

Describe the challenges in a multiple-stakeholder process for developing a sustainable business plan. Do the interests of one group outweigh the others?

Develop a step-by-step plan for implementing a multiple-stakeholder process. Your plan should assure the credibility of Top Shelf’s sustainability plan in the public sphere and also be effective in meeting the goal of sustainability.

Suggest metrics for tracking the progress.

Write a 5 – 6 page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M3_A2.doc.

By the due date assigned, deliver your assignment to the Submissions Area.
  
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria 
 
Described at least two examples of   companies that have been impacted by the campaigns of public advocacy groups   demonstrating in-depth research.                         28
Identified all of the   sustainability stakeholders at Top Shelf and provided recommendations for   when they should be included in the discussion.                                           20
 Explained the advantages and   challenges of implementing a multiple-stakeholder process that significantly influences a company’s agenda for sustainability                     28
 Developed a step-by-step plan for implementing a multiple-stakeholder process that would assure the credibility of Top Shelf’s sustainability plan in the public sphere.     52
Assured that the step-by-step plan  for implementing a multiple-stakeholder process is effective in meeting the goal of sustainability by providing metrics for tracking progress.      52
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation   and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.               20
Total:                                                             200

Assignment 1: Discussion – Sustainability and Corporate Practices This assignm

Assignment 1: Discussion – Sustainability and Corporate Practices

This assignment gives you an opportunity to practice your newly developed skills in assessing the sustainability of a company. In a statement of its business policies, British Petroleum (BP) asserted that “A good business should be both competitively successful and a force for good.”

However, moving from a general statement to implementation of positive corporate practices that advance sustainability is challenging and progress is often incremental.

Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at BP. Provide your evaluation of how successful BP has been at achieving its goals of CSR.

Cover the following in your analysis:

 What is the relationship between business operations and CSR at BP?
Does the organization consider CSR as obligatory or do they seek opportunities for CSR? In other words, is the organization reactive or proactive?
What are some elements of corporate culture and policies that impact CSR? Examine the policies of BP such as the stated environmental policy, cultural diversity policy, equal employment opportunity (EEO), and so on.

By the due date assigned, post your response to the Discussion Area. Through the end of the module, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation
 
Do the following when responding to your peers:

Read your peers’ answers.
Provide substantive comments by

o contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources;
o building on the remarks or questions of others; or
o sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences

Respond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.

Make sure your writing

o is clear, concise, and organized;
o demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and
o displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Grading Criteria                                                                                                                        Maximum   Points
Quality of initial posting,   including fulfillment of assignment instructions           16
Quality of responses to classmates                                                                                                  12
 Frequency of responses to   classmates                                                                                           4
 Reference to supporting readings   and other materials                                                        4
 Language and grammar                                                                                                                             4
 Total:                                                                                                                                                                  40

Assignment 2: Business Plan Breakdown 3-The Simplified Financial Plan This is

Assignment 2: Business Plan Breakdown 3-The Simplified Financial Plan

This is the third milestone of your business plan – the financial plan.

Tasks:

Research the costs, financial statements, cash flow, and risks of your chosen project. Based on your research and the knowledge you have gained from the course, create a simplified 4- to 5-page financial plan including tables and charts. For the financial plan:

Estimate the capital requirements, use of capital, start-up requirements (if applicable), and other probable costs involved in the implementation and subsequent operation of your project.
Identify the sources of financing.
Define a payback period.
Prepare cash flow projections.
Prepare a projected balance sheet representing the end of the first calendar year of operations and defining assets and liabilities, both current and long term.
Prepare income statement projections for the end of the first calendar year of operations, including charts showing gross revenues, gross profit, and net income.
Define the meaning of a break-even analysis and prepare an analysis appropriate for your project.
Prepare a ratio analysis, including the definition and value of the following ratios (whichever applicable) – current, quick, debt, debt-to-equity, average inventory turnover, receivables turnover, payables turnover, net sales to working capital, net profit to sales, and net profit to equity.
Prepare a list of possible risks associated with the implementation and future operation of your project and describe the significance of each of them.

Submission Details:

By the due date assigned, save your paper as M3_A2_lastname_firstinitial.doc and submit it to the Submissions Area.

This assignment is worth 100 points and will be graded according to the following rubric.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria                                                                                 Maximum   Points
Estimate capital requirements, use   of capital, start-up requirements (if applicable), and other probable costs   involved in the implementation and subsequent operation of your project.                    12
Identify sources of financing and   define a payback period.                                                          8
Prepare cash flow projections.                                                                                                                       12
Prepare a projected balance sheet   representing the end of the first calendar year of operations, and defining   assets and liabilities, both current and long term                                                                                               12
Prepare income statement   projections for the end of the first calendar year of operations, including   charts showing gross revenues, gross profit, and net income.                                                                                         12
Define the meaning of a breakeven   analysis and prepare one to reflect your project.         12
Prepare a ratio analysis,   including the definition and the value of the following ratios (whenever applicable):   current, quick, debt, debt to equity, average inventory turnover, receivables   turnover, payables turnover, net sales to working capital, net profit to   sales, and net profit to equity.                                                            12
Prepare a list of possible risks   associated with the implementation and future operation of your project, and   provide significance for each of them.                                                                                                                    12
Write in a clear, concise, and   organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation   and attribution of sources; display accurate spelling, grammar, and   punctuation.                                8
Total:                                                                                                                                                                                          100

your opinion, 100 words   Derek Baker posted Nov 21, 2017 2:25 PMSubscribeThis

your opinion, 100 words

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The National Labror Relations Board has expanded the obligations for companies that utilize outsourcing to fulfill staffing needs.  The company (outsourcing company) utilizing this services can be considered a joint employer and thus held responsible for labor violations of the third party company (outsourcer).  At first glance this seems unfair.  However, in order to be considered a joint employer, the company must have direct control over an individual’s working conditions.  Hence forth, a company can also be considered a joint employer if they control an individual’s working conditions indirectly.  This case was originally brought by a union on behalf of a member but the precedent is not limited to union members.  
In my opinion, the addition of ‘indirect control’ to the description of joint employer scenarios will do little to solve any perceived problems regarding labor abuses.  First, this creates a murkey area of subjectivity in which the team with the better lawyers will prevail.  Likely this will be the accused violator of working conditions.  Second, I’m not sure that this is solving a real problem.  I work with many people on premesis from Wipro, Infosys, and Tata.  These individuals are treated with the same respect as all full time employees.  While my experiences may not reflect all situations, it is my firm belief that this behavior is the rule rather than the exception.  
One way that I think this ruling may help is in off-premise outsourcing endeavors.  This ruling could encourage companies pursuing an outsourcing strategy to add terms and conditions to their contracts that insist on better treatment of the outsourcer’s employees working on its projects.  This could improve the lives of contributors living in nations without these protections.  Asking outsourcer companies to follow more stringent rules regarding working conditions, hours worked, etc. could lead to higher costs.  
While I would like to envision a situation where this effect snowballs and improves the lives of my overseas counterparts, I am not optimistic.  Enforcement of this law across country boundaries would be difficult at best.  

  Week 4 Short Paper – Information Security Planning Identify, define, and descr

 
Week 4 Short Paper – Information Security Planning
Identify, define, and describe the three or four most important elements of an Information Security Plan. Be sure to identify and support why your selected elements are the most important.
The paper must following the formatting guidelines in The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010), (6th ed., 7th printing), and contain a title page, five scholarly references, three to five pages of content, and a reference page. In addition, the paper will be submitted through the SafeAssign originality-checking tool.  More APA assistance can be found at the Purdue University Online Writing Lab.
The rubric for this assignment can be viewed when clicking on the above assignment link, which you will use to submit your assignment.

If content is good, will pay extra to show appreciation. Users of mobile device

If content is good, will pay extra to show appreciation.

Users of mobile devices often experience connection issues, which have prompted some cellular providers to offer WIFI calling. This feature is available as an option that can be enabled by the user, but there are some risks involved. This traditional research aims to explore some of those risks and other implications associated with WIFI calling.

Table of contents, list of figures/tables
Results
Discussion
Conclusion
References (minimum of thirteen (13) peer-reviewed, professional references)
Integrate graphs, diagrams, charts etc. throughout your research paper

IMPORTANT NOTES: 15 pages- This is in-continue paper. Half of it is done. Please refer sample paper. Red highlighted part in ‘table of content’ section is already done. Based on that you have to write yellow highlighted part. I am attaching content of red highlighted part of paper to refer.

Easy to understand sentences, No plagiarism, write in APA, Must include references, Finish before due date, Min. 15 pages of main content.

   Case Study 3: Monitoring and Controlling Project Deliverables Due Week 11/ 2

  
Case Study 3: Monitoring and Controlling Project Deliverables

Due Week 11/ 26/ 2017

Read the following articles:

“Agencies Need to Improve the      Implementation and Use of Earned Value Techniques to Help Manage Major      System Acquisitions”. 
“Earned Value Management at NASA: An      Integrated, Lightweight Solution”. 
“Integrating functional metrics, COCOMO II and earned      value analysis for software projects using PMBoK”. SAC ’08: Proceedings of      the 2008 ACM symposium on Applied computing, pages 820-825. Note:      This article can be found in the ACM Digital Library

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

List the types of investments that may be at risk from      the articles provided. Evaluate the importance of providing effective      measures, as described in Table 7.1 in Chapter 7 of the text, for      monitoring and controlling project deliverables. 
Explain the importance of having accurate data for      performing earned value management, based on the articles provided.      Provide examples on how accurate and consistent data is related to risk      management and decision making within project management.
Suggest at least two (2) best practices mentioned in      the articles that should be observed for monitoring and controlling      projects effectively. Determine the potential risks that are mitigated by      implementing these practices. 
Describe how a template for reporting defects, shown in      Table 7.19 in Chapter 7 of the text, may help project managers determine      the root causes of project deliverables.
Summarize the lessons learned that can be derived from      earned value management reporting and describe how these could be applied      in future projects. 
Determine the factors that contribute to implementing      effective earned value management practices. Choose the single most      important factor and provide an example to justify its importance in      implementing earned values management.

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. 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Explain the methods of creating, measuring, and      controlling work products and work processes. 
Explain and analyze earned value reporting techniques      in software projects.
Use technology and information resources to research      issues in IT Project Leadership Strategies.
Write clearly and concisely about topics related to IT      Project Leadership Strategies using proper writing mechanics and technical      style conventions.

 “Business Intelligence Tools” Please respond to the following: Business intell

 “Business Intelligence Tools” Please respond to the following:

Business intelligence tools are considered the key drivers for many organizations. Identify and evaluate at least two business intelligence tools that could be effectively used to report business performance. Justify your response.
Estimate the costs and describe the values of the two business intelligence tools you have identified from Part 1 of this discussion based on their functionality, integrating architecture, and benefits to the enterprise. Provide your rationale. 

Classmates:
 
Databases do accumulate remarkable volumes of information. To this end, explicit bits of information stored in these databases are retrieved by queries scripted in a certain interface language, for instance Microsoft’s SQL. Database optimization therefore entails making the best use of the efficiency and speed with which information is accessed (Jayakody et.al, 2016).  Articulate design that judiciously addresses purposeful requirements is the basis of performance optimization. Google handles vast repositories of data, to optimize such data for fast and efficient retrieval. Google™ utilizes a blend online and offline optimization techniques to achieve such objectives as improving throughput, lessening dormancy, reducing resource conflict issues, making the most of the effectiveness of memory caches and excluding redundant work in distributed systems (Lohman, 2014). The use of online algorithms, control theory and combinatorial optimization, in a distributed feedback control system to manage the mode in which queries are distributed and disseminated to operator machines, so as to balance capacity better by exploiting real-time content information on the operators
Some common SQL optimization techniques include use of indexes, this parameter accelerates the SELECT operation that permits to read information from the database, and nonetheless, they can equally delay functions that permit editing of information. Another optimization technique SQL utilizes is construction of queries. Queries can equally realize faster outcomes, as well (Jayakody et.al, 2016). Database analysts and Administrators endeavor to augment their servers’ information access ways and means including retrieval intervals via methodical design methods, statistical study and checking of system traffic.
Examples of database statistics include, response time analysis, user traffic resilience, database, transaction or query throughput manageability, query execution performance as well as resource metrics the includes buffer pool usage and connections. A practical example is with how Google™ monitors its data retrieval and access analytics, and with this metrics, it is able to refine and upgrade the content of the information being sought after, for instance, the Google Scholar application is reviewed all the time to upgrade new published books, peer-reviewed journals and patents.
 References
Jayakody, J. A., Murray, I., Herrmann, J., Lokuliyana, S., Kandawala, D. S. A., & Nanayakkara, S. E. C. (2016, March). A database optimization model with quantitative benchmark. In Computational Techniques in Information and Communication Technologies (ICCTICT), 2016 International Conference on (pp. 286-291). IEEE.
Lohman, G. M. (2014, April). Is query optimization a “solved” problem. In Proc. Workshop on Database Query Optimization (p. 13). Oregon Graduate Center Comp. Sci. Tech. Rep.