1-In _____ auctions, there is one buyer who wants to buy a product. Suppliers submit bids, and the lowest bid wins. forward static reverse physical simple 2- Which of the following is NOT an effect that e-commerce has had on organizations? E-commerce enables smaller businesses to operate in areas dominated by larger companies. E-commerce increases the number of potential customers to whom the company can market its products. E-commerce is a costly medium for increasing market share. E-commerce removes many barriers for start-up businesses. E-commerce makes it easy to reach customers around the world. 3- The degree of digitization relates to all of the following except: the product or service sold the process by which the product is produced the delivery agent or intermediary the size of e-commerce transactions None of these 4- In _______ e-commerce, the sellers and buyers are organizations. government-to-citizen consumer-to-consumer business-to-business business-to-consumer consumer-to-business 5- BitTorrent uses a process called _____, which eliminates file-sharing bottlenecks by having everyone share little pieces of a file at the same time. leeching collaboration packet switching torrents swarming 6- eBay uses a _____ auction. forward static reverse physical simple 7- A(n) _____ is a network designed to serve the internal informational needs of a single organization. global network extranet internet intranet World Wide Web 8- _____ are internet access points that are located in public places, such as libraries and airports. Clients Servers Internet access computers Network computer Internet kiosks 9- Consider this domain name: www.business.gsu.edu. The “edu” is the _______. top-level domain URL website locator name of the computer address of the webmaster 10- Internet service providers connect to one another through _____. internet connection points common carrier connection points network access points network connection points an extranet

1-In _____ auctions, there is one buyer who wants to buy a product. Suppliers submit bids, and the lowest bid wins. forward static reverse physical simple 2- Which of the following is NOT an effect that e-commerce has had on organizations? E-commerce enables smaller businesses to operate in areas dominated by larger companies. E-commerce increases the number of potential customers to whom the company can market its products. E-commerce is a costly medium for increasing market share. E-commerce removes many barriers for start-up businesses. E-commerce makes it easy to reach customers around the world. 3- The degree of digitization relates to all of the following except: the product or service sold the process by which the product is produced the delivery agent or intermediary the size of e-commerce transactions None of these 4- In _______ e-commerce, the sellers and buyers are organizations. government-to-citizen consumer-to-consumer business-to-business business-to-consumer consumer-to-business 5- BitTorrent uses a process called _____, which eliminates file-sharing bottlenecks by having everyone share little pieces of a file at the same time. leeching collaboration packet switching torrents swarming 6- eBay uses a _____ auction. forward static reverse physical simple 7- A(n) _____ is a network designed to serve the internal informational needs of a single organization. global network extranet internet intranet World Wide Web 8- _____ are internet access points that are located in public places, such as libraries and airports. Clients Servers Internet access computers Network computer Internet kiosks 9- Consider this domain name: www.business.gsu.edu. The “edu” is the _______. top-level domain URL website locator name of the computer address of the webmaster 10- Internet service providers connect to one another through _____. internet connection points common carrier connection points network access points network connection points an extranet

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YOB 6 – Mobile Business (10 Points) o Electronic theft is becoming very common in businesses. Describe the tools with their benefits and challenges that you will use to improve security.

YOB 6 – Mobile Business (10 Points) o Electronic theft is becoming very common in businesses. Describe the tools with their benefits and challenges that you will use to improve security.

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After reading the supplement article on Business Analytics linked to the week 1 schedule, write an essay on how business analytics impacts you today, or its potential role in your chosen career path. Do research for your paper, or interview someone who works in your area. The goals of this paper are two-fold: (1) focus on high quality writing, using the COBE Writing Styles Guide for writing help and citations. (2) consider the importance of BI from a personal/work/career perspective.

After reading the supplement article on Business Analytics linked to the week 1 schedule, write an essay on how business analytics impacts you today, or its potential role in your chosen career path. Do research for your paper, or interview someone who works in your area. The goals of this paper are two-fold: (1) focus on high quality writing, using the COBE Writing Styles Guide for writing help and citations. (2) consider the importance of BI from a personal/work/career perspective.

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You have had the unique opportunity to develop a career plan in this academic program. By determining career goals and objectives, you should have become insightful and capable of assessing your current skills and abilities and their respective usefulness in attaining that ideal position. According to your plan, what training and education may be required before advancement is possible with respect to your future plans? What is the biggest obstacle you face in search of success?

You have had the unique opportunity to develop a career plan in this academic program. By determining career goals and objectives, you should have become insightful and capable of assessing your current skills and abilities and their respective usefulness in attaining that ideal position. According to your plan, what training and education may be required before advancement is possible with respect to your future plans? What is the biggest obstacle you face in search of success?

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1. Discuss how the establishment of an organizational infrastructure that supports the integration of a career and succession plan competency models and value systems can help employees overcome the doom loop with respect to understanding your own career status.

1. Discuss how the establishment of an organizational infrastructure that supports the integration of a career and succession plan competency models and value systems can help employees overcome the doom loop with respect to understanding your own career status.

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1 REQUIREMENTS You will need to complete the following tasks and deliver your finding in a written report by August 6th. Research the six scenarios given below in option 1 for added capacity to uncover any additional costs/benefits to society these options might pose. Write a two page summary describing each scenario. Discuss the pros and cons of each scenario, including such items as renewable sources of fuel, environmental factors, etc. Give examples of each type of project by name and location and indicate the sources of your information. Please use either IEEE or APA style. Do an economic analysis of the six scenarios. Use a 20-year period and assume an inflation rate of 4 percent. Include your calculations and any assumptions in the report. Also answer the following questions: Which scenario is the best from an economic basis? Are there any other considerations, such as environmental/health/social issues, which should be considered? Which scenario have you selected based on the answers to a and b? What is the estimated timeframe to implement the different options? (base your timelines on existing projects of similar size if possible, use MS Project/Project Libre to generate the timelines) Make a recommendation regarding the best option for the utility. 2 Situations A utility company in one of the western states is considering the addition of 50 megawatts of generating capacity to meet expected demands for electrical energy by the year 2025. The three options that the utility has are: Add generating capacity. Constructing one of the scenarios below would do this. Purchase power from Canada under terms of a 20-year contract. Do neither of the above. This assumes that brownouts will occur during high demand periods. The utility presently has 200 megawatts of installed capacity and generates an average of 1.2 billion kilowatt-hours annually. Maximum generation capability is 1.3 billion kW-hours. By the year 2025, this reserve of 100,000,000 kW-hours will be used. 2.1 OPTION 1 – ADD GENERATING CAPACITY For this option there are six possible scenarios: Hydroelectric dam. Initial cost is $ 50 million. Annual operating and maintenance cost is $ 1.7 million. Project life is 30 years before a major rebuild is required. Wind farm. Initial cost is $ 28 million. Annual operating and maintenance cost is $ 2.5 million. Project life is 12 years. At this time new equipment will be required. Solar power. Initial cost is $ 32 million. Annual operating and maintenance cost is $ 1.1 million. Project life is 10 years. Natural gas turbines. Initial cost is $ 14 million. Annual operating and maintenance cost is $2.0 million. Project life is 12 years. Nuclear plant. Initial cost is $ 70 million. Annual operating and maintenance cost is $ 2.0 million. Project life is 25 years. Coal-fired turbines. Initial cost is $ 35 million. Annual operating and maintenance cost is $ 2.7 million. Project life is 28 years. 2.2 OPTION 2 – BUY POWER FROM CANADA The annual additional energy requirement is 350,000,000 kilowatt-hours. The cost of energy from Canada is 1.48 cents per kilowatt-hour for the first year. The price will be escalated at 4 percent annually for the 20-year contract period. 2.3 OPTION 3 – DO NOTHING Local municipalities are very opposed to this option since companies may have to close down for short periods of time. Also, it would be very difficult to attract new businesses. If nothing is done, by the year 2025 it is anticipated that some companies will be without power for short periods of time during the summer months. These are known as brownouts. It is estimated, based on historical data that these outages will occur once a week during July and August for periods of 6 hours.

1 REQUIREMENTS You will need to complete the following tasks and deliver your finding in a written report by August 6th. Research the six scenarios given below in option 1 for added capacity to uncover any additional costs/benefits to society these options might pose. Write a two page summary describing each scenario. Discuss the pros and cons of each scenario, including such items as renewable sources of fuel, environmental factors, etc. Give examples of each type of project by name and location and indicate the sources of your information. Please use either IEEE or APA style. Do an economic analysis of the six scenarios. Use a 20-year period and assume an inflation rate of 4 percent. Include your calculations and any assumptions in the report. Also answer the following questions: Which scenario is the best from an economic basis? Are there any other considerations, such as environmental/health/social issues, which should be considered? Which scenario have you selected based on the answers to a and b? What is the estimated timeframe to implement the different options? (base your timelines on existing projects of similar size if possible, use MS Project/Project Libre to generate the timelines) Make a recommendation regarding the best option for the utility. 2 Situations A utility company in one of the western states is considering the addition of 50 megawatts of generating capacity to meet expected demands for electrical energy by the year 2025. The three options that the utility has are: Add generating capacity. Constructing one of the scenarios below would do this. Purchase power from Canada under terms of a 20-year contract. Do neither of the above. This assumes that brownouts will occur during high demand periods. The utility presently has 200 megawatts of installed capacity and generates an average of 1.2 billion kilowatt-hours annually. Maximum generation capability is 1.3 billion kW-hours. By the year 2025, this reserve of 100,000,000 kW-hours will be used. 2.1 OPTION 1 – ADD GENERATING CAPACITY For this option there are six possible scenarios: Hydroelectric dam. Initial cost is $ 50 million. Annual operating and maintenance cost is $ 1.7 million. Project life is 30 years before a major rebuild is required. Wind farm. Initial cost is $ 28 million. Annual operating and maintenance cost is $ 2.5 million. Project life is 12 years. At this time new equipment will be required. Solar power. Initial cost is $ 32 million. Annual operating and maintenance cost is $ 1.1 million. Project life is 10 years. Natural gas turbines. Initial cost is $ 14 million. Annual operating and maintenance cost is $2.0 million. Project life is 12 years. Nuclear plant. Initial cost is $ 70 million. Annual operating and maintenance cost is $ 2.0 million. Project life is 25 years. Coal-fired turbines. Initial cost is $ 35 million. Annual operating and maintenance cost is $ 2.7 million. Project life is 28 years. 2.2 OPTION 2 – BUY POWER FROM CANADA The annual additional energy requirement is 350,000,000 kilowatt-hours. The cost of energy from Canada is 1.48 cents per kilowatt-hour for the first year. The price will be escalated at 4 percent annually for the 20-year contract period. 2.3 OPTION 3 – DO NOTHING Local municipalities are very opposed to this option since companies may have to close down for short periods of time. Also, it would be very difficult to attract new businesses. If nothing is done, by the year 2025 it is anticipated that some companies will be without power for short periods of time during the summer months. These are known as brownouts. It is estimated, based on historical data that these outages will occur once a week during July and August for periods of 6 hours.

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12. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? a. The income of certain small corporations that qualify under the Tax Code is completely exempt from corporate income taxes. Thus, the federal government receives no tax revenue from these businesses, even though they report high accounting profits. b. All businesses, regardless of their legal form of organization, are taxed under the Business Tax Provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. c. Small corporations that qualify under the Tax Code can elect not to pay corporate taxes, but then each stockholder must report his or her pro rata shares of the firm’s income as personal income and pay taxes on that income. d. Congress recently changed the tax laws to make dividend income received by individuals exempt from income taxes. Prior to the enactment of that law, corporate income was subject to double taxation, where the firm was first taxed on the corporation’s income and stockholders were taxed again on this income when it was paid to them as dividends. e. All corporations other than non-profits are subject to corporate income taxes, which are 15% for the lowest amounts of income and 38% for the highest amounts.

12. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? a. The income of certain small corporations that qualify under the Tax Code is completely exempt from corporate income taxes. Thus, the federal government receives no tax revenue from these businesses, even though they report high accounting profits. b. All businesses, regardless of their legal form of organization, are taxed under the Business Tax Provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. c. Small corporations that qualify under the Tax Code can elect not to pay corporate taxes, but then each stockholder must report his or her pro rata shares of the firm’s income as personal income and pay taxes on that income. d. Congress recently changed the tax laws to make dividend income received by individuals exempt from income taxes. Prior to the enactment of that law, corporate income was subject to double taxation, where the firm was first taxed on the corporation’s income and stockholders were taxed again on this income when it was paid to them as dividends. e. All corporations other than non-profits are subject to corporate income taxes, which are 15% for the lowest amounts of income and 38% for the highest amounts.

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