E-Commerce And Micropayments

E-Commerce And Micropayments

This week your rotation assignment takes you to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

An external audit of the company’s financial operations has just been completed. Last week, an “early look” copy of the audit was sent to the CFO with a request for a formal written response for each of the findings. Some of the problem areas were known to the CFO’s staff and they were already working on the required responses. But, there is one set of findings that came as a complete surprise — Shadow IT — the unauthorized / unapproved use of cashless payment technologies by certain locations and offices within the company. These technologies included:

1. Micro payments using a payment card issued by guest services to hotel guests and via unattended vending machines to visitors. These payment cards are loaded with a cash value deposited to the card’s account via a credit card charge. Guest services also credits some of these payment card accounts with “reward dollars” for guests who belong to the hotel’s affinity program. The payment cards are used at service locations which do not have a cashier station. e.g. game arcade, self-service laundry or sales kiosk, etc. The payments are processed by a third party service provider which then uses an electronic funds transfer to pay the hotel its share of the income.

2. Mobile Payments for services booked through the concierge desk with an authorized but independent provider (not a hotel employee). These services include: private lessons with a tennis or golf pro, childcare, tours and tour guides, interpreters, etc. These payments are made by cell phone either as a mobile payment using a contactless payment system such as Apple Pay or by swiping a credit card through a magnetic stripe reader connected to the provider’s cell phone. The payment accounts which receive the guests’ payments are connected to the hotel’s merchant card accounts. The hotel pays the providers monthly via electronic deposit and issues an IRS Form 1099 to record the income.

The CFO must make a presentation to the IT Governance board about these payment systems as a first step towards either getting approval for continued use or issuing a “cease and desist” directive to force the rogue offices and locations to stop using the unapproved payment systems. The presentation must include information about known or suspected compliance issues for PCI-DSS. The IT Governance board has previously asked project sponsors for information about potential privacy and security issues.

Due to the size and complexity of the problem, the CFO has split the available staff into two teams. Team #1 will focus on the micro payment cards. Team #2 will focus on the mobile payment systems. You have been asked to join one of these two teams and assist with their research. (Note: you *must* pick one and only one of the two technologies to focus on for your discussion paper this week.)

Your team leader has asked you to read the provided background information (see the Week 7 readings) and then put together a 2 page summary of the important points from your readings. You have also been asked to help identify and describe / explain 5 or more privacy and security issues that could arise in conjunction with the use of the technology being studied by your team. Remember to keep your focus on the financial aspects of the technology implementation since you are contributing to the CFO’s effort. (Financial aspects include how payments are made, what types of information are exchanged and with whom, how that information is protected, etc.)

Note

Provide in-text citations and a reference list at the end of your summary paper (APA format recommended)

AHRQ Case Studies

AHRQ Draft

The purpose of this assignment is to determine the role of a project manager for a given case study. Use the “AHRQ Case Studies – Case Studies of Quality Improvement Initiatives” from the AHRQ website located in the Topic 2 topic Resources to complete this assignment. The case studies located in Chapter 8 of the textbook provide additional support for this assignment.

Select and read a case study from “AHRQ Case Studies – Case Studies of Quality Improvement Initiatives”. Once you have read the case study,

Note

in a 500-700-word paper,

address the following:

Describe the problem outlined in the case study.

Discuss the project goals.

Describe the role of the project manager addressing the following:

Planning

Organizing

Budgeting

Monitoring progress

Managing reports and documentation

Health care quality and safety initiatives.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the

expectations for successful completion.

Rubric

A description of the problem outlined in the case study is present and thorough.

A discussion of the project goals is present and thorough.

A description of the project managers role in planning is present and thorough.

A description of the project managers role in organizing is present and thorough.

A description of the project managers role in budgeting is present and thorough.

A description of the project managers role in monitoring progress is present and thorough

A description of the project managers role in managing reports and documentation is present and thorough

A description of the project managers role in health care quality and safety initiatives present and thorough.

concept map

concept map

Create a concept map of a chosen condition, disease, or disorder with glucose regulation or metabolic balance considerations. Write a brief narrative (3 pages) that explains why the evidence cited in the concept map and narrative are valuable and relevant, as well as how specific inter professional strategies will help to improve the outcomes presented in the concept map.

Note

Use 3-5 sources

Preparation

As you prepare to complete this assessment, you may want to think about other related issues to deepen your understanding or broaden your viewpoint. You are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community. Note that these questions are for your own development and exploration and do not need to be completed or submitted as part of your assessment.

The assessment will be based on the case of a specific patient with a specific condition, disease, or disorder. Think about an experience you have had treating a patient with a condition, disease, or disorder that interests you.

What is the primary condition, disease, or disorder affecting the patient?

    • What types of experience have you had working with patients with this condition, disease, or disorder?
    • How does this condition, disease, or disorder typically present?
    • What are the recommended treatment options?
  • What, if any, characteristics of an individual patient should be kept in mind when determining a course of treatment.
  • How have you used concept maps to help plan and organize care?
    • What are the advantages of concept maps, from your point of view?
    • How could concept maps be more useful?
  • How can inter professional communication and collaboration strategies assist in driving patient safety, efficiency, and quality outcomes with regard to specific clinical and biopsychosocial considerations?
    • What inter professional strategies do you recommend health care providers take in order to meet patient-centered safety and outcome goals?

Some example conditions, diseases and disorders that are relevant to metabolic balance and glucose regulation considerations are:

  • Cancer.
  • Diabetes (type 2).
  • HIV/AIDS.
  • Hyperthyroidism.
  • Hypothyroidism.
  • Metabolic syndrome.
  • Obesity.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Prediabetes.
  • Pregnancy.

Instructions

Develop a concept map and a short narrative that supports and further explains how the concept map is constructed. The bullet points below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. Be sure that your evidence-based plan addresses all of them. You may also want to read the Concept Map scoring guide and the Guiding Questions: Concept Map document to better understand how each grading criterion will be assessed.

Part 1: Concept Map

  • Develop an evidence-based concept map that illustrates a plan for achieving high-quality outcomes for a condition that has impaired glucose or metabolic imbalance as related aspects.

Concept Map Template [DOCX]. You may choose to use this template for completing this component of the assignment.

Part 2: Additional Evidence (Narrative)

  • Justify the value and relevance of the evidence you used as the basis for your concept map.
  • Analyze how inter professional strategies applied to the concept map can lead to achievement of desired outcomes.
  • Construct concept map and linkage to additional evidence in a way that facilitates understanding of key information and links.
  • Integrate relevant sources to support assertions, correctly formatting citations and references using current APA style.

 

 

Mobile development difficulty

Mobile development difficulty

Discuss following topic.

If potential customers cannot reach your services, they are lost potential customers. Smartphones, tablets, and other nontraditional devices are pervasive in the market. The onus of responsibility is on developers to help customers get a product anywhere.  Do competitors offer products or services your organization does not? Is that why they have an app? Is there a market an organization desires to expand into? If an organization is already in that market, can they add any features to an app that will have more draw than their competitors?

Note

  • Minimum 250 words.
  • Run your submission through grammar checker before submitting.
  • At least 2 (scholarly) journal source should be used for each post.
  • Make your references in correct APA 7 format and cite each reference at least once, but as many times as you rely on it. Citations support each sentence relying on a reference, not an entire paragraph. Do not use direct quotes, do not plagiarize.

 

 

 

Leadership

Executive Leadership

ASSIGNMENT #5

Self-Reflection Questions for Consideration

Self-Reflection exercises can be used as an opportunity to evaluate yourself in an honest way.  The point of these exercises is to challenge you to think about how you can improve.  Please respond to the questions below to include your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.  Take this as an opportunity to reflect upon your perceptions about leadership.

  1. Why is it important to consider the difference between a manager and a leader in the workplace?
  2. What are some of the similarities and differences between the different types of leadership topics we studied this term?
  3. What topic resonated the most with you this term?  Why?
  4. What are the most important concepts that you have learned in this course?  What are the most important things you have learned about yourself?

REQUIREMENTS:

  • This is an individual assignment and as such, you must not give help or receive help from another student or individual.
  •  Please answer these questions in a Word Document.
  •  Each time an assignment is submitted, include the following information:
  •  Assignment number and title,
  •  Student’s name,
  •  Course:  MGT5670.E1
  •  Please submit your assignment to the Moodle portal.

Note

APA format is not required for this final assignment.

 

 

healthcare-related problem

healthcare-related problem

The Research Topic and Problem Statement

Analyze and interpret research to frame a current healthcare-related problem using multiple sources

Note

  •  one-page research proposal identifying topic, problem, and population to serve, need statement and thesis.
  • Must be in APA format

SOCIOLOGY ARTICLES

SOCIOLOGY ARTICLES

ARTICLE 1

The marginalized “model” minority: An empirical examination of the racial triangulation of Asian Americans

Xu and Lee argue that with demographic changes in Asian and Hispanic populations in the U.S., a multidimensional racial triangulation theory is a more useful analysis of Asians in the U.S. than the more traditional black–white binary model. Do you agree that a multidimensional study of race relations is more effective to understand the demographic makeup of the U.S. currently and in the future? Support your answer with specific details from the article.

******Please see attachment for the article*******

ARTICLE 2

The central frames of color-blind racism

Bonilla-Silva identifies four frames of color-blind racism; briefly explain these four frames. What is your opinion on the usefulness of these four frames to understand issues of racism that persist today?

*******The link of the article 2******** CHAPTER 3

https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.links.franklin.edu/lib/franklin-ebooks/reader.action?docID=1246203&ppg=68

Note

  • Cite any sources, including assigned readings, according to APA citation guidelines.
  • Write two paragraphs for each articles

Political

Political

Of course more engagement in discussion is welcome, and watch for my occasional contributions aimed at clarifying the material in the chapter.

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200-300 words is a good length for a post, but I’m more interested in informed engagement with the material.

Here are a few review questions from the reading to get us started.

  1. Explain Plato’s conception of justice. How does it differ from contemporary liberal views of justice.
  2. Why is Plato no fan of democracy?
  3. In what way does Locke see us as having a natural right to liberty?
  4. What is the function of government according to Locke an how is it justified?
  5. How does Locke justify property rights?
  6. Explain the tragedy of the commons an how it present a challenge to a Lockean conception of property rights?
  7. How does the creation of wealth and property I our society differ from the idealized individualistic conception Locke offers.
  8. Explain Rawls’ two principles of social justice as fairness.
  9. How does Rawls’ employ the idea of the original position and the veil of ignorance in supporting his principle of social justice?

 

Political

Political

Of course more engagement in discussion is welcome, and watch for my occasional contributions aimed at clarifying the material in the chapter.

Note

200-300 words is a good length for a post, but I’m more interested in informed engagement with the material.

Here are a few review questions from the reading to get us started.

  1. Explain Plato’s conception of justice. How does it differ from contemporary liberal views of justice.
  2. Why is Plato no fan of democracy?
  3. In what way does Locke see us as having a natural right to liberty?
  4. What is the function of government according to Locke an how is it justified?
  5. How does Locke justify property rights?
  6. Explain the tragedy of the commons an how it present a challenge to a Lockean conception of property rights?
  7. How does the creation of wealth and property I our society differ from the idealized individualistic conception Locke offers.
  8. Explain Rawls’ two principles of social justice as fairness.
  9. How does Rawls’ employ the idea of the original position and the veil of ignorance in supporting his principle of social justice?

 

Assess Project Management Strategies

Assess Project Management Strategies

1.Visit the Project Management Institute (PMI) website. Review the PMI membership benefits and discuss the two benefits most relevant to your current career or career goals. Review the PMI certification offerings and discuss which of the eight you are most interested in pursuing. Include discussion of how obtaining this certification is relevant to your current career or career goals.

2. Research two project management tools. Compare and contrast the two tools by providing a chart that documents the pros and cons of using each in the project management process. Additionally, include a column that indicates which methodology (Waterfall or Agile) would lend itself to the use of the tool more readily and another column that provides specific examples of how the tool could be employed in managing a project.

Note

At least 300 word