Development of standards

1Q.

Present your analysis on the following two items. Remember to always support your thoughts and ideas with reliable, outside, academic or peer-reviewed information that is properly identified, cited, and referenced in APA Format.

2Q.

There are many types of protocols and standards for web application services. Under what circumstances and reasons would you choose to build a RESTful service?

Note

  •  Properly identify, cite, and reference your resources as per APA 7th Edition format
  • (400 Word Minimum, 150-Words Summary, For Each Question)

Marketing strategy

Marketing strategy

Case Questions

Please answer the following case questions. Your answers should be thoughtful, logical and well articulated. Each answer should be at least 50 words.

  1. What characteristics of the restaurant market made it difficult for a reservation system to work?
  2. How did OpenTable change its marketing strategy to succeed?
  3. Why would restaurants find the SaaS model very attractive?
  4. What challenges does OpenTable face?

“Elemica: Cooperation, Collaboration, and Community” Case Questions

Note

  • Your answers to the below questions must include data, reason and/or logic that effectively validates your comment. Please provide examples, even if not specifically requested.
  • You are encouraged to include other outside sources in your responses as backup data. Please cite any and all additional sources used. You do not need to site the course text when.
  • All answers must be at least 50 words in length, more if necessary to answer the question in a quality way.

Question 1:

If you were a small chemical company, what concerns would you have about joining Elemica?

Question 2:

Elemica provides a community for participants where they can transact, coordinate, and cooperate to produce products for less. Yet these firms also compete with one another when they sell chemicals to end-user firms in the automobile, airline, and manufacturing industries. How is this possible? Please provide at least three realistic, hypothetical examples in your answer.

Question 3:

How does the purchase of Elemica by Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm, change how Elemica fits into the B2B framework?

 

Dictatorship at Latin American

Dictatorship

Essay Portion

Directions:

Choose any TWO (2) of the following essays to answer. Your answers should be in complete sentences and give multiple, specific historical examples from the 10 films that were assigned to support your essay. Give examples from multiple films whenever possible. Each essay is worth 25 points (50 points total).

  • What is a dictatorship? Explain why Latin American countries historically have been prone to dictatorship.  What conditions tend to give rise to authoritarian governments?  What characteristics do most dictators have in common?  Be sure to explain each characteristic and give a specific historical example from historical Latin American dictators or from the novel The President. Are there any positive aspects of dictators?
  • Discuss the role of the United States in Latin America. In what ways has the United States helped the development of Latin America?  In what ways has the United States hurt Latin American development?  Be sure to give multiple, specific examples to support your ideas.  In your opinion, has the United States been more helpful or harmful to Latin America?  Be sure to explain why you have this opinion.
  • Choose one of the following dictators – Porfirio Diaz, Fidel Castro or Juan Peron– and discuss his regime. What positive accomplishments did he have?  What were the negative aspects of his dictatorships?  In what ways was the United States involved? Do you believe that the dictator’s overall effect was positive or negative on the country?  Why?  Be sure to give specific historical examples to support all of the questions.
  • Discuss the relationship between the United States and Latin America during the Cold War, 1945-91. What were the issues that left-wing revolutionaries fought for?  How did the United States respond? What were some of the U.S. programs and policies during the Cold War that impacted Latin America? How was the Soviet Union involved in Latin America during the Cold War? Give multiple, specific examples to support your answer. In your opinion, was the United States justified in its actions during the Cold War? Why or why not?
  • Discuss the issues that poor people have historically faced in Latin America in the 1800s and 1900s (after independence). What are the barriers that the poor have faced? What attempts have they made to try to address the problems? What kinds of resistance have the poor in Latin America faced when they tried to improve their conditions? In what countries were the issues of the poor most successfully addressed? How? What roles has the United States played in dealing with the issues of the poor in Latin America?

 

Clinical Case

NUTRITION

Clinical Case

Mrs. G. is a 45-year-old female arrives at the emergency department where you are working with complaints of burning pain in her chest and throat and a sour taste in her mouth. She states this pain has been going on for years after she eats certain foods. She has a large, extended family and does all of the cooking. She is Hispanic and likes to cook her special recipes because she believes that “these foods are good for herself and her family.” She is very proud of her cooking and believes that is one of her main contributions to her family. She has never been sick and does not like to take pills.

She is examined by the emergency room doctor and diagnosed with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). The doctor has ordered medication for you to administer. These medications include a proton pump inhibitor (Prilosec), and a Histamine 2 blocker (Pepcid). He also prescribes the proton pump inhibitor to be taken at home for the next two weeks. Mrs. G. starts to feel better and is ready for discharge. You will be providing the client teaching and discharge instructions about GERD.

In your discussion about GERD include:

  • Dietary suggestions you would make
  • What foods and liquids she should avoid
  • What changes she should make
  • Barriers she will face in making these changes and how they can be overcome
Note

Include APA formatted references if used.

Inmates

Inmates

At times inmates are put into solitary confinement (The Hole) for long periods of time. Do you believe that there should be a time period that someone should be put into The Hole? How long and why do you think this? Are there certain cases that you believe that a person should be put in The Hole for an extended period of time past what you already stated?

Note

Explain and support your position.

Terrorist movements

Terrorist movements

What social and political conditions and events tend to shape the onset of social revolutionary or nationalist-separatist terrorism? Why do people join terrorist movements? And, what should be done by governments to reduce or contain terrorist threats?

You should discuss at least two specific examples of terrorist movements when answering these questions, and base your analysis on course readings.

Introduction to What Terrorists Want, by Louise Richardson

White, “Peaceful Protest to Guerrilla War”

The course textbook, Violence: The Enduring Problem

Documentary film, Voices From the Grave

Note

You must cite at least three of the following sources:

minimum of 3 pages (double-spaced, 12-point font, 1” margins). Please edit the writing carefully to avoid spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.

The Marketing Plan

Marketing Plan

Read

  • Chapter 9 of the course text, Principles of Marketing
  • Chapter 10  of the course text, Principles of Marketing
  • It is recommended you review the course text and other resources read or watched throughout this course.

Throughout this course, you have explored all of the elements of a marketing plan. Now it is time to put your marketing plan together for the company you selected for your marketing manager internship.

Instructions

Part 1 – General Information and Situational Analysis

Section 1 – Company Background

  • Describe your selected company or brand.
  • Tell a brief history of the company.
  • Summarize the core products and services the company offers.
  • Identify direct current competitors.
    • Explain why they direct competitors.

Section 2 – SWOT Analysis (Links to an external site.)

  • Complete a  SWOT analysis.
  • Propose the product or service line you want to develop a marketing plan for.
  • Justify your proposal with a SWOT-based argument for why it warrants marketing investment.

Section 3 – Macro- and Microenvironment

  • Analyze at least two elements from each quadrant of Table 8.1 in the course text as the micro-and macro environment factors that affect the company’s overall marketing strategy.

Part 2 – The Marketing Plan

Section 1 – Segmentation, Targeting, and Positioning (STP)

  • Describe your segmentation approach for your proposed product/service.
    • Be sure to discuss these elements of the segmentation approach: demographic, geographic, behavioral, and psychographic segmentation approaches.
    • Provide a rationale for this approach.
  • Describe the target audiences or markets.
  • Create a  positioning statement.

Section 2 – The Marketing Mix

  • Formulate the 4Ps for your proposed product/service:
    • Product
      • Describe your core product, extended product, and product concept.
      • Explain how you plan to achieve competitive differentiation through creating customer value in four areas: Branding, Packaging, Support & Quality
      • Price
      • Place
      • Promotion with a special focus on digital media and integrated marketing communications (IMC)

Section 3 – Global and Ethical Considerations, and Conclusion

Helpful Tips

  • Use your  Week 2 assignment and make sure you incorporated your instructor’s feedback and have improved your previously submitted work for Part 1 and  Part 2, Section 2 (Product).
    • Understanding the background of the company will help you complete the SWOT analysis.
    • Propose a new idea to market the product or service line. Avoid writing about or proposing the current marketing strategy.
    • This is your idea, so use the SWOT analysis to defend it.
  • Use the information you researched and analyzed in the Week 4 video presentation to complete Part 1, Section 3.
    • Analyze some micro-and macro environment factors that affect the company’s overall marketing strategy.
    • You need to provide enough details to the information you included in your  slides to fit well with the rest of the paper.
    • Make sure you incorporated your instructor’s feedback and have improved your previously submitted work for this part.
  • Use the  information you researched and analyzed in the Week 4 discussion forum, Finding and Targeting Your People, to complete Part 2, Section 1.
    • You  need to beef up the information you discussed in that discussion forum to align it with your overall marketing plan.
    • Review and refer to Section 7.3 of the course text, Principles of Marketing.
  • Spend considerable time completing Part 2, the Marketing Plan; this is the essence of your plan.
    • Someone  should be able to understand your plan, just by reading this section only.
  • At the end of your marketing plan, add an APA-formatted appendix.
  • Save your      marketing plan as a Word document.

The Marketing Plan

Marketing Plan

Read

  • Chapter 9 of the course text, Principles of Marketing
  • Chapter 10  of the course text, Principles of Marketing
  • It is recommended you review the course text and other resources read or watched throughout this course.

Throughout this course, you have explored all of the elements of a marketing plan. Now it is time to put your marketing plan together for the company you selected for your marketing manager internship.

Instructions

Part 1 – General Information and Situational Analysis

Section 1 – Company Background
  • Describe your selected company or brand.
  • Tell a      brief history of the company.
  • Summarize the core products and services the company offers.
  • Identify direct current competitors.
    • Explain why they direct competitors.

Section 2 – SWOT Analysis (Links to an external site.)

  • Complete a SWOT analysis.
  • Propose the product or service line you want to develop a marketing plan for.
  • Justify your proposal with a SWOT-based argument for why it warrants marketing investment.

Section 3 – Macro- and Microenvironment

  • Analyze at least two elements from each quadrant of Table 8.1 in the course text as the micro-and macro environment factors that affect the company’s overall marketing strategy.

Part 2 – The Marketing Plan

Section 1 – Segmentation, Targeting, and Positioning (STP)
  • Describe your segmentation approach for your proposed product/service.
    • Be sure to discuss these elements of the segmentation approach: demographic, geographic, behavioral, and psychographic segmentation approaches.
    • Provide a rationale for this approach.
  • Describe the target audiences or markets.
  • Create a positioning statement.

Section 2 – The Marketing Mix

  • Formulate the 4Ps for your proposed product/service:
    • Product
      • Describe your core product, extended product, and product concept.
      • Explain how you plan to achieve competitive differentiation through creating customer value in four areas: Branding, Packaging, Support & Quality
      • Price
      • Place
      • Promotion with a special focus on digital media and integrated marketing communications (IMC)

Section 3 – Global and Ethical Considerations, and Conclusion

  • Identify three business or sociocultural considerations in translating your marketing plan for use in a foreign market.
  • Discuss at  least one policy/philosophy or idea regarding the company’s
    • corporate social responsibility (CSR),
    • green marketing practices, and
    • ethics and ethical marketing.
  • Conclude with a summary of your plan and why it deserves to be funded.

Helpful Tips

  • Use your  Week 2 assignment and make sure you incorporated your instructor’s feedback and have improved your previously submitted work for Part 1 and Part 2, Section 2 (Product).
    • Understanding the background of the company will help you complete the SWOT analysis.
    • Propose a new idea to market the product or service line. Avoid writing about or proposing the current marketing strategy.
    • This is your idea, so use the SWOT analysis to defend it.
  • Use the information you researched and analyzed in the Week 4 video presentation to complete Part 1, Section 3.
    • Analyze some micro-and macro environment factors that affect the company’s overall marketing strategy.
    • You  need to provide enough details to the information you included in your slides to fit well with the rest of the paper.
    • Make  sure you incorporated your instructor’s feedback and have improved your previously submitted work for this part.
  • Use the  information you researched and analyzed in the Week 4 discussion forum, Finding  and Targeting Your People, to complete Part 2, Section 1.
    • You  need to beef up the information you discussed in that discussion forum to align it with your overall marketing plan.
    • Review  and refer to Section 7.3 of the course text, Principles of   Marketing Spend  considerable time completing Part 2, the Marketing Plan; this is the  essence of your plan.
      • Someone should be able to understand your plan, just by reading this section only.
  • At the end of your marketing plan, add an APA-formatted appendix.
  • Save your marketing plan as a Word document.

Note

Must be nine to 11 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages or slides) and formatted according to APA Style

Race And Ethnicity

Race And Ethnicity

  1.  Find two news stories that highlight two separate issues African American experience today. In your discussion, please make sure you are detailed by clearly identifying each issue.
  2. How does your story highlight an issue that African Americans experience?
  3. Explain why you think this is an issue that African Americans experience.

Leadership

Leadership

Shadow Side of Leadership examines the important topic of leadership’s dark side.

Chapter 1

outline common shadows cast by leaders: abuse of power privilege, mismanagement of information, misplaced and broken loyalties, Inconsistency, and irresponsibility.

Chapter 2

explores the reasons leaders often cause more harm than good and then outlines strategies for stepping out of the shadows and into the light. After identifying the factors that cause us to cast shadows as leaders, the discussion mastered them. To do so1 we will need to look inward.

Note

  • Need 2 pages.
  • Please read the articles “Ethics and the Law”, “Getting it together laws” and “The grey areas of the law”. By now you should have read  Chapters 1 and Chapters 2.   
  • Your assignment is: to use write an essay using the essay Format found in the Writing Format Module.  Please relate the three articles’ Ethics and the Law”, “Getting it together laws” and “The grey areas of the law” and relate them to the material in Chapters 1 and Chapters 2.