Digital media has affected the reasoning on significant social issues. thus contributing to increased violence and unethical behaviors. Many teenagers spend most of their time in social media such as televisions or play video games on computers. This has contributed to increased violence because some video games are dangerous to teenagers. thus, they contribute to violence behaviors in the society. Other develops unethical behaviors especially bad sexual behaviors due to watching pornography or love movies. Other unethical behaviors may include smoking, and use of drugs because teens want to gain adequate energy to continue surfing or chatting with their friends. Digital media has contributed to increased health issues such as stress and poor health relationships. Poor health relationship in this case results due to relationship made through social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and many others, which leads to stress and loneliness. Stress may result in case one partner may break up with their partners, and this can sometimes lead to committing suicide (Winget and William 83). Many teenagers are among the groups that fall in poor relationships that affect them emotionally. Young generations spend most of their times login into social networking sites and creating profiles and publicly articulate their relationships with others. Other teenagers write extensive comments on their profiles some of which contributes to social conflicts and others are demoralizing. Moreover, some teenagers spend most of their entire time on social networking sites and cellphones to interact with their friends. This has led to increased social disorders and contributed to health issues such as obesityamong… This essay makes a conclusion that social media such as add magazines or advertisement posted on social sites or television contribute to gender issues. In most cases, some advertisement contributes to gender issues in that many advertisers may post the picture of female when making an attempt of promoting certain products such as cosmetics. Some of these pictures are sex, and most of them contributes to genders issues especially loss of self-esteem to femininity. The advertisers can also use skewed beauty images that are posted on the social media sites with an aim of promoting their business. However, the skewed ad may send a negative image to the viewers and some of them may interpret the image in a negative way. For instance, the skewed beauty pictures of women may send a message of gender issues by viewing women as sex objects.This report approves that even though media provides valuable information and makes communication easier. too much dependent on digital media affects the health of individuals, privacy issues and contributes to cultural biasness. Digital media has led to varied social issues including increased violence, unethical behaviors, health complications, cultural biasness and privacy of celebrities. Many of the teenagers no longer reason the way they used to before the introduction of technology. thus contributing to poor performance in schools. Although, digital media have contributed to varied social issues, it has contributed to varied social aspects in transforming the society. It has made communicate easier, contributed to a national disaster relief, improved learning activities, and it has linked many people across the globe. thus contributing to a global village.
There are many existing research studies on the emergent phenomenon of Facebook. Research on online privacy generally finds out that Facebook as an online social networking site has pros and cons. It is advantageous because of the ability to maintain or even strengthen social capital such as friends, family, colleagues, and others (Ellison et al. 1143-1167). However, this research review will shed light on the often taken for granted concerns on online social networking sites, in particular, the case of Facebook. This paper is significant for the reason that it presents the existing knowledge on the famous phenomenon of social networking sites through Facebook. It is important because through the examination of the three (3) scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles: “Facebook and Online Privacy: Attitudes, Behaviors, and Unintended Consequences” by Debatin, Lovejoy, Horn, and Hughes, “The Benefits of Facebook “Friends”: Social Capital and College Student’s Use of Online Social Networking Sites” by Ellison, Steinfield, and Cliff, and “Information Revelation and Privacy in Online Social Networks (The Facebook Case) “ by Gross and Acquisti, I am able to highlight the advantages and disadvantages of online social networking sites. Its advantage lies in the power to develop and even maintain social connections but its disadvantage has something to do with the often taken for granted in our society, which is having a representation of oneself on the web puts the individual at risk from the unintended consequences of online social networking sites. Its risks vary from minor to serious implications of online privacy. As an overview of how this research review will go through, the discussion of this article is presented in such a way that: first shows the benefits of having an online social networking site. next tackles the risks of disclosing personal information in Facebook.. last is the conclusion on thebeing examined, “Advantages and Disadvantages of Facebook.”
The team discussed the strategic goals of the company as part of the exercise and derived the strategic IT objectives from the same. Strategic IT objectives as derived from the Strategic goals of MDCM: 1. To create an integrated MDCM IT based network to achieve cost effectiveness and process efficiency. (SO1) 2. To increase use of the internet as a means of networking and communications for customers and suppliers.(SO2) 3. To focus upon IT consolidation by creating a single, centralized view of MDCM’s overall IT assets and capabilities and to develop a sophisticated IT capability which would speed up the information flow. (SO3) Methodology of the study: The team discussed the strategic goals of MDCM and arrived upon the strategic IT objectives. Further, the team studied the IT objectives and with due diligence exercises, arrived at the proposed IT projects to fulfill the strategic IT objectives. The projects have been coded for study and presentation purposes as P1 through P12. However, the MDCM board being the final decision making body, the team arrived at scorecards and a proposed portfolio for the board to consider for deciding the optimum portfolio. Also, the team has discussed the dependencies among the various projects for effective implementation of the same. Criteria for making scorecard weightages: Based on due diligence and feedback from the corporate functional heads, the criteria for assigning weightages to the Likelihood of success or risk Vs the Value to the Business were determined as follows: Likelihood of success (L) criteria, coded as L1 through L6: L1: Technical standards: 10% L2: Skills, capability and training: 10% L3: Scope and complexity: 25% L4: Business alignment : 22% L5: Risk : 21% L6: Management capability: 12% Value to the business (V) criteria coded as V1 through V6: V1 : Financial return: 30% V2: Customer and consumer focus: 20% V3: Supply chain business benefits: 15% V4: Technology efficiency: 15% V5: Knowledge advantage: 10% V6: Work/life balance: 10% The Corporate heads and the ITPM team were asked to rate the each of the projects on a scale of 1 to 10 as to the Likelihood of success of each project and its value to the organization based on the strategic IT objectives as discussed above. For example, the ‘L’ scores for project P1 on X axis that is Likelihood of success factors are tabulated as follows: P1 Criteria ‘L’ Score weight Max Score relative value absolute value L1 6 10% 10 60.00% 6.00% L2 4 10% 10 40.00% 4.00% L3 5 25% 10 50.00% 12.50% L4 7 22% 10 70.00% 15.40% L5 8 21% 10 80.00% 16.80% L6 7 12% 10 70.00% 8.40% Total Value 63.10% Where, ‘L’ represents: The Likelihood of success of the given project ‘Score’ is the mean rating given by the ITPM team for the given IT project on the respective ‘L’ factor. ‘Weight’ is the weightage assigned to the respective ‘L’ factor ‘Max Score’ is the Maximum rating that can be given to a project for the respective ‘L’ factor. ‘Relative value’ is the relative rating of the project on the given ‘L’ factor. ‘Absolute Value’ is the weighted rating of the project on the given ‘L’ factor. Total Value is the total weighted rating of the project on all the ‘L’ factors. Similarly, the ‘V’ scores for project P1 were as follows: P1 Criteria ‘V’ Score weight Max Score relative value absolute value V1 7 30% 10 70.00% 21.00% V2 8 20% 10 80.00% 16.00% V3 6 15% 10 60.00% 9.00% V4 6 15% 10 60.00% 9
Ross (2011) in the first place examines turnover rate, re-employment of laid-off workers, and the market absorption of the workers. It considers quality and standard of products as well as enriching employee skills in the company. Lochhead (2011) on the other hand evaluates the U.S Postal services having a reprieve on a debt obligation of $15 billion debt limit it surpassed. The focus in this paper is to sociologically analyze the media article and apply critical thinking to know whether it is empirically appropriate or not. Lochhead’s article exposes how post office is facing a big drop in revenue earned and losing customers. This is so because capital to maintain them is lacking. Moreover, there are new inventions and issues that have negatively affected business. They include internet communication, prefunding of retirees and recession. No definite short-term solution is so far visible to provide solutions to these problems, a sole fear holding the company’s management system. Research identifies that the biggest issue is the business model set to govern the post office is old, and there is need for urgent change. In fact, extinction is due if the company’s issues are not addressed. As a result, various measures are being suggested with an aim of correcting this crisis. For instance, the measures include reducing the number of workers and relocating postal services to smaller business places like gas stations, grocery stores and retailers. These give a clue to certain question that may arise in the article, some of which include: Why NUMI Company is in its debt state, what preventive and corrective measures it can take and the manner in which Critical Thinking relate to solving the problems. Answers to these questions are analyzed below. To begin with, bankruptcy caused by stiff competition from Chinese is a major problem that faces Solyndra Company. In the second place, a problem emerges in a view that many workers lose their jobs and find an immediate alternative to other companies. In another view, New United Manufacturing Inc. (NUMI) left 4,700 employees jobless on its closure. These employees have good working experience and expertise. To counter some of these problems, Tesla Motors, a company manufacturing electric vehicles took part of the ditched factory and hired thirty of the jobless, former NUMI workers. The director of Tesla in a comment says that hiring NUMI workers is beneficial. In an attempt to analyze these articles, application of some relevant sociological models and concepts were put in place. These consist of class system, social construction of reality and social inequality, all of which considers The Marxist theory. The theory handles political culture, the state, conflict, role, culture and ideology as Morrow (2011) observes. Concerning the news media, new technological improvements made like e-commerce and networking has greatly reduced the popularity and use of post office. In another view, the Role theory explains different expectations of individuals in the society. In critical thinking, it is understood that every individual has their own needs and expectations as the University of Chicago faculty theories point out. The quality of a worker is enhanced with more engagement in the field and experience, and that is why Tesla employs the sacked workers from NUMI. As a motivator, honesty helps employees develop self-ownership of
For the last five years or so, online social networking has achieved immense momentum. Sites like Facebook, Myspace, Hyves, Twitter, and others have earned a large share of the world’s business by providing social networking. All social network sites have several typical features like each of them gives the user a homepage that links all the material that is available to them. A typical networking site contains a personal profile for the users to post their pictures and provide personal and professional details (Knoke, 2007). They also list their current activities and the users can also message each other. The users can add their friends and family to their network. They can select who they want on their network and can restrict others from viewing their activities.The scope of these online networking sites today is not only limited to providing a mode for staying in touch with friends and family from the remotest areas in the world. It provides instant communication but it is now being used as a means of business too. While on one side it is observed that career progression has been dampened by people wasting time setting up statuses and commenting on fan pages it has also been improved by business-minded people who use this not only for fun but for meeting executives and deciding on global business ventures. Even President Obama used Twitter during the 2008 election campaign (Scott, 2000). These social networking sites enable people to stay in touch. They facilitate work and study groups. Even many universities have used these social networking ideas in their virtual learning sites by developing online student forums. These social networking sites have impacted career progression positively in many ways. The employers don’t have to search much, instead, all they need to do is go to the best university’s fan page and find out students that may bringbrighter prospects to their firms.
The required skills for the Customer Service Advisor, Sales Presenter and Care Assistant job positions comprise brilliant communication skills, proficiency in Information Technology (IT) related skills and effective problem-solving as well as decision-making skills (Warwick District Council, n. d). The major duties for the job position of a sales presenter would comprise business development activities, meeting the customers, generating leads and making sales presentations. The required skills include outstanding communication abilities, tenacity, superior level of confidence and self-motivation (International Finance Corporation, n. d). Conversely, the main responsibilities, as well as roles of a care assistant, are to provide active support as well as deliberately working with the students and most importantly assisting the teaching staffs associated with Individual Care Plans. Moreover, the care assistants would also have to attend and enthusiastically contribute towards Individual Care Plan reviews in conjunction with maintaining any kind of related records. Working mutually with the coordinators of Learning Support along with the lecturing staffs and offering useful practical services to the students are also acknowledged to be the duties of a care assistant. In addition, the other important duties of a care assistant include periodic reporting to the Coordinators of Learning Support, Wellbeing Advisors and teachers along with other relevant external agencies. The skills which are required for this particular job position are high enthusiasm, optimism, self-motivation and superb communication skills (Trussville City Schools, 2006). I have completed my graduation course which included the subject of Mathematics and also pursued a financial accounting course which involved numerous calculations. Team Working I was a part of a dynamic team in a knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) organisation where I was required to work jointly with the team members and perform as a team during my one year of service. I experienced the value of self-management quality while working in the KPO organisation. I am presently pursuing a business management course which principally focuses upon the awareness as well as the satisfaction of the customers in the business sector. Application of IT During my graduation, I also pursued a course in Advanced Diploma in Computer Hardware Engineering (ADCHE). The main subjects included Computer Basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, Software Installation and Networking. Problem Solving In one of my subjects in Graduation i.e. Business Regulatory Framework and Company Law (BRF CL), I had to learn to analyse as well as to recognise the different problems which I had applied in the past while I was working in the KPO organisation.Though I had completed my graduate program from abroad, it was a remarkable experience for me to communicate with various people belonging to diverse nationalities with dissimilar cultures as well as languages.
Coca-Cola brand is a highly valued brand in the beverage and food industry. The brand is commonly known for its community involvement as well as its high sales in the global market. On the other hand, to continue its dominance in the global market, Coca-Cola Company has in the last two years actively involved itself in various social media platforms. The company’s engagement in social media platforms has, as a result, formed the bases for the company’s social marketing plan. In 2010, the Coca-Cola Company launched two main social media campaigns, the 24-Hours Session with Maroon and Expedition 206. Expedition 206 was an initiative in which the Coca-Cola Company sent three bloggers in the global market to interact with its customers (Bachfischer, 2011, p. 89). On the other hand, the 24-Hour Session with Maroon was a marketing strategy that required Coca-Cola fans to write a song with the assistance of Maroon in 24 hours. In these two promotion strategies, the two teams were expected to use social media platforms such as YouTube Facebook and Twitter to identify what makes people happy in the world and to document the occurrences of the trip. Participants in the two activities used Face book and Twitter to express their experiences. The respondents’ comments were as posted in the Coca-Cola Face-book and Twitter pages. To start with, the 2010 social marketing plans in Coca Cola Company proved to be very effective in the company’s internal and external operations. Internally, the use of social media tools triggered effective communication between the marketing team, communication department, and public relations team (Katz, Blumler and Gurevitch, 2004, p. 509). Productive communication between the three teams led to the creation of an effective marketing strategy that has so far helped the Coca-Cola brand to be one of the most competitive products in the global market. The company’s current marketing strategy has incorporated customers’ opinions and suggestions. The communication department has the mandate of updating the company’s social site and transferring the posted feedbacks to the department of public relations and marketing for action.Externally, the two promotion strategies were as well successful in linking the company to its customers. The two campaign strategies helped the company contact more than 650 million customers in a span of 12 months. Most of the contacted customers created a very close link with the Coca-Cola brand thus advancing the brand reputation in the global market. On the other hand, the two plans also demonstrated the involvement of more than one billion customers in both online and offline services. The contacted people were incredibly essential in offering concrete information that helped in the identification of the most effective means of improving the quality of the company’s brand. The Coca-Cola Company created more visibility for the Coca-Cola brand in key global markets such as China.
Specifically, the concept of e-business with respect to its integration with the social web is discussed. Marketing and advertising are also developing new meanings in line with the development of social media across the globe.Social media is the most trending phenomenon of the present and the future. It has highly extensive boundaries and should be adopted in order to pace up in line with the developments of the modernized human society.The technology boom of the late twentieth century has completely revolutionized human society. Technologies govern the present time’s poles apart from what they used to be just a few decades back. Terminologies like web, social networks, web2.0 etcetera were unknown to man, and not even in the wildest of their thoughts could our forefathers think that their children would be living in a world that would be completely dependent on high tech stuff. The modern life of a human being is such that it is devoid of much of the in-person personalization and physical effort that one had to go through before the advent of the internet. Today, a smart techie resides in the pocket or the palms of every individual that serves the purpose of connecting us to the grand virtual world of the internet.The social web portals over the internet are breeding grounds for virtual real-time connectivity round the clock. The social networking arena has engrossed itself into the human lives such that each individual stays signed into his virtual profile round the clock. These social networks have been the roots of various social media that have evolved from them.Social Media is the new terminology with which the visual social connections of each digital device are connected to each other via the internet. The platforms that support the evolution and maintenance of the social connections are various and limitless. Examples of platforms supporting social web profiles are Facebook, Twitter, Orkut, LinkedIn, etc.
This reduces not only labor expenses but the operational costs of crew rostering, capacity planning, ground handling, and scheduling of flights (Knorr Zigova, 2005).Networking consists of the utilization of the Pricing and Revenue Optimization System, an algorithmic application that determines to price based on customer information and yieldable demand stored electronically (Riddell, 2006). That satisfies elements of process automation to avoid labor expenditures associated with manual pricing strategists and determines logistical solutions for better service delivery associated with ticket pricing. Southwest further utilizes the Varolii Interact Platform, an electronic system by which managers interact with pilots using SMS text messages to ensure on-time flight scheduling and overall operational cost reduction (Close Up Media, 2011). This improves logistics on the value chain framework, both inbound and outbound.Organization and management at Southwest are highly decentralized, offering a horizontal flow of information, culture, and input from empowered employees. Southwest conducts “Rocking Chair Sessions” where impending retirees share their history and cultural experiences with Southwest to expose new-hires to the Southwest team-focused philosophy (D’Aurizio, 2008). Decentralization and cultural unity provide first-class customer service and employee motivation, thus improving human resource management in the value chain.American Airlines conducts foodservice research and development, spending between $1 and $75 per customer on these efforts for coach and first-class passengers, respectively (Smyth, 2003). This provides greater service quality as well as affecting procurement for raw food purchases to provide superior onboard meals.Strategic alliances and incentives provisions are the most valuable marketing and sales commodity for American Airlines. This airline often partners with other airlines or well-known brands to improve their market visibility. Incentives improve service delivery under the value chain as well by providing its current price match guarantee for customers who book flights, cars, hotels, or other vacation packages and find lower prices on another website within one day (PR Newswire, 2011).
The degree of globalization can be gauged by the political difference that exists between the trading countries. the cultural proximity can augment such businesses, the institutional factors that help increase the enrollment of international students and information dissemination. In short, without globalization, international businesses would not have seen such success.Globalization is a phenomenon that has gathered immense attention and importance in terms of business-related activities over the past two decades. It is due to globalization that different country economies, societies, social structures, cultures are now amalgamating together and a common global culture is emerging. The world has now become a global village, where more and more people are connected through advanced telecommunication systems. social networking websites have further strengthened these connections. When it comes to international business, one of the biggest reasons for its popularity and cost advantages is globalization. Improved communication networks, transportation networks, etc have helped both globalization and international business to prosper. Therefore, the impact of globalization on international business has been fairly fruitful and beneficial. (Scholte, 2000) Globalization even has been helpful in market expansion. making markets stronger, more diversified for risk, and efficient.This research paper aims to identify the advantages that globalization has had on the lives of people, as well as on the likes of a business. It then outlines the major areas through which globalization and international business are linked and support each other. they are through foreign direct investment, international trade of goods and services from all across the world. Another aspect of globalization, the linking of markets, is outlined through discussion on the recent financial crisis.