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    Outline electronic and non-electronic methods for communicating business information using examples for different types of audiences

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    Finally audios should be played so people who are blind can understand what is going on. Readability It is important to know who your audience are, this is looking at younger or older people. Younger people may prefer to have simple language than something that is difficult to understand, but older people may understand the language of technical terms, phrases and jargons. Interest Most people lose interest so it important to get key points across quickly and explain the topic that is related to the audience.

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    The Internet opens up the customer base widely, allowing many customers the opportunity to view their product. First, businesses can communicate with customers easily. The business can receive and send e-mails from/to customers. This allows customers to quickly get in contact with the business. This can also be done to suppliers is well. This means that the business will forge closer relationships with customers and suppliers. In addition, e-commerce allows customers to look at the businesses products from their home. This means that customers will be able to look or buy the product at any time rather than only when they go shopping.

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  3. Electronic and non-electronic methods for communicating business information

    Finally audios should be played for people who are visually impaired or blind. Readability It is important to know who your audiences are, this is looking at younger or older people. Younger people may prefer to have simple language than something that is difficult to understand, but older people may understand the language of technical terms and phrases. Interest Most people lose interest so it important to get key points across quickly and explain the topic that is related to the audience. Sometimes to be humorous can help to maintain interest but if no body laughs at your joke then it will put the audience off, so it is important to know when to be funny.

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  4. In this assignment I am going to produce two tables which detail you all the electronic and non-electronic methods of communication available to a business.

    Accessibility: You should consider the need to adapt your written communications or presentation materials to make them more accessible to your audience. There are different issues to consider when preparing verbal presentations for example; some individuals may have special needs that you should be aware of. You may need to adapt the environment so that those with special needs sit in appropriate positions in the room. For the people that are blind we have to produce a written document with the accessibility of brail writing and for the people who suffer from dyslexia we have to put some pictures and colours in their presentation so that it easy for them to interpret and understand the information.

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  5. make or buy desions within dyson

    As the number of outsourced components, services, and technologies increases, so does the importance of procurement. With this new emphasis on outsourcing non-critical functions comes a new focus on partnering. Reducing the number of different suppliers and entering into longer-term commitments with specific relationship investments is becoming the norm. But it is vital that companies develop ways of measuring the results of these partnering relationships. Assessing the economic value of the purchasing function's contribution to the company's mission is instrumental in evaluating supply strategies. Any purchasing department or team as well as the Dyson ltd should be proactive, being proactive means anticipating the future.

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  6. Strategic Management of Ebay

    Whitman from a professional perspective implemented a focus on gathering and analyzing data in order to make capital investment decisions. eBay went public in 1998 with its stock tripling in value before the end of its first full day of trading. In the third quarter of 2004, eBay's net revenue exceeded $800,000,000.00. Not bad for a 9 year return on investment. During its yearly years, eBay's revenue was mostly from collectibles (true garage sale style). Post Whitman's entry, eBay has capitalized on product diversification by opening other product categories and specialty sites (e.g.

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  7. Consulted Magna with Recommendations

    We have identified two issues with Magna, for which we have derived several alternatives. One issue is Quality Control (QC) in Magna's systems, which is due to organizational structure when dealing with QC. Another issue that Magna is currently experiencing is the increasing pressures to unionize their employees. Magna's current QC procedure will be discussed, followed by an analysis of Magna's two key issues we have identified including alternatives that we propose. Current Quality Control Process In order to properly asses the current situation with the QC processes an employee of Magna directly involved with such issues was interviewed.

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  8. Richer Sounds Customer Service

    the company, because they will be getting continuous new customers, that is if the customers are fully satisfied with the quality of goods and services. Customer service is the methods used by a firm to deliver the product or service wants or needs. It includes after-sales service or support customer, it also describes the extent to which businesses satisfy their customers. There are two main types of customers involved and they r put into two simple classes, Internal and External: Internal customers- A lot of businesses have different departments or sections specially designed to work as internal customers.

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  9. Advantages and Disadvantages of e-commerce in terms of easyjet

    difficult when delivering orders to customers within a reasonable time period The ability to buy as well as sell goods on the internet Quality- online products should be equal in standard to the offline products Being faster than traditional retailing Expensive to set up e-commerce systems Cost savings on marketing and promotion, e.g. producing fewer flyers Risk of fraud Offering more choice than traditional retailing Establishing better customer and supplier relationships Advantages and Disadvantages of e-commerce E-commerce is economical. Unlike the brick and mortar environment, in e-commerce there is no physical store space.

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  10. 2. Investigate the role of management in improving business performance.

    This is particularly true in a business like Boots, which has a very large amount of employees which they need to keep happy which will hopefully result in them being retained. Deploying human resources effectively is vital to Boots for several reasons: > The business needs to employ the right number of staff. If it has too many employees it is not cost effective and if it has too few then it will not be able to carry out all of its work > The business needs to have a stable workforce.

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  11. Describe the key elements of research methodology

    * Be prepared for the request to be turned down. * Be realistic about who will participate. Questionnaires: Questionnaires are a useful way of collecting information from a larger sample of people. If the researchers are limited in the time available they may think about qualitative questionnaires where they can ask a small sample of people and focus on getting as much information as possible from them. There are a number of questionnaire types and each will be used for different types of research and in different ways. Unstructured Questionnaire: Most of the questions are open ended and the researcher is free to change the order of asking questions and to explain them.

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    Functional Areas

    What is Production? Production is also called manufacturing. Manufacturing is a branch in the business industry it's the application of tools and a processing medium to the transformation of raw materials into finishing goods for sale, this effort includes all intermediate processes required for the production and integration of product's components. The business production group manages the business processes of the central administrative systems by maintaining production control, ensuring system availability and processing scheduled procedures. It also co-ordinates production schedules, automates business processes and works directly with developers and users to understand the support requirements for items moving to production, on the other hand, some manufacturing may involve significant social and environmental costs.

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    For example management accounting provides valuable information in product costing in a "buy or made" decision making and also in statistical information like key performance indicator (KPI) that provides additional tools to managers in decision making (Upchurch, 1998). Management accounting is a branch of accounting that gives broader information to aspect of cost and cost treatments. Management accounting in other sense provide valuable information to all senior managers in directing the position and growth of the business. The objective of a financial statement is to provide information on the financial position of an organisation to interested parties like shareholders, tax authorities, employees and social groups.

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  14. Systems Analysis

    the system * How the system can be improved Finding the answers to these questions requires the analyst to talk to all the people involved in using the current system, from employees to managers and directors. This will often involve the use of questionnaires as well as interviews with employees. Then the analyst will be starting to form views on how the new system should work in order to solve the problems with the current system. Design This stage involves identifying the inputs to the system (what they are and how they are to be captured), and the outputs from the system, such as reports, invoices, bills and statements.

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  15. kanthal - accounting

    The primary motivation behind developing a new system was driven by the company's strategy to achieve higher growth and profitability without having to acquire additional sales and administration (S&A) resources to handle the growth in volume. Mr. Ridderstrale wanted to achieve profitability by division, product line, market and customer. He believed that there was an opportunity to increase the bottom line by redeploying current resources to increase profits such that return on capital in excess of 20% was maintained. With access to detailed cost information Mr.

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    business cw

    I will run the business as a sole trader/ proprietor I will run the business under this set up as I want to have complete control over finance, decision making and overall design of the business. It is important I produce a business plan because I gain start up fianc� to get my business going I will need to persuade the bank to loan me the capital. I will asking the bank for a long term loan the amount will be specified later on in the plan.

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    At the same time, it also depends on the type of business such as if it as retail; ICT wouldn't be much of a great use then to contact clients or to send emails to customers. ICT mostly backs up organisations that manufacture or use ICT as their primary resource for their communication or for other helping needs. Also the main need would be to process word processing documents, spreadsheets, databases and presentations on the local office network, hard drive or the internet itself. The internet was connected at 5.5 mbps from British Telecom as the provider of the connection.

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  18. Organisatioal Structures

    A core function is other areas which are not related to the customer i.e. HR, IT etc. ii) Table 1 highlights the activities performed by the different functions, the other areas of the business they communicate with and what type of information is communicated: Functional Area Activities Performed Other Areas Communicated With Nature of Information Communicated Human Resources Recruitment, pay, contracts, training + development, careers, benefits. Point of contact for admin related issues. Management, Recruitment, Accounting, any member of staff All relevant personal information of employees.

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  19. Marketing principles

    So as a result Kodak fought back fiercely to protect its share of the U.S film market. Kodak also matched all the things that Fuji did, as a result in them being market leader in the US market. Focusing more on Kodak their principle would be to be better than their competition which happens to be Fuji by offering better services to their customers at lower prices and better quality products. By becoming now better than Fuji as being the leading business in the U.S market, it took more thought (research) on the type of service which could outshine Fuji as film maker which they have achieved.

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  20. Property sector analysis

    * Flowers * Frozen foods * Fruit and veg * Cards * Cleaning products * Luggage * Meat * Medicines and first aid items * Drinks * Pet foods * Snacks * Toys Most of the big supermarkets now offer these services and the UK's supermarkets are gradually following the 'American way' by following the most succesful supermarket in the world, WAL -MART. The traditional supermarket occupies a large floor space on a single level and is usually situated near a residential area in order to be convenient to customers.

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  21. Currently the businesses are selling different ranges of cards to specialist shops and retailers.The business current information system includes three industrial printing machines, a PC, three laptops each belonging to one of the managers who have basic

    Hand written reports The information currently provided is in the form of printed graphs and handwritten reports. These reports can contain errors such as grammar errors and spelling errors which could lead to some words loosing meaning, calculations errors which could lead to the data not being reliable and portraying misleading figures. All these errors could lead to the information not being accurate and reliable, which could lead to managers making wrong decisions based on these reports e.g. if the remaining stock in the report falsely shows that stock needs re-ordering whereas there is enough stock, purchasing manager will buy

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  22. management accounting case study

    Although at the moment contribution analysis is not so important as the company has few fixed costs because they are primarily a service providing business with the butlers being paid on a commission based system, so when a butler is booked and paid for, only then is the butler due 40% of the fee. In the past it probably wasn't so important as it was obvious that a clear profit was being made as there were few costs. Now that the business has 6 full time employees as well as premises this must be considered.

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  23. sales and customer service within Apple

    The are three main ways of purchasing an Apple product, online, from one of their retail shops in Birmingham, Kent, London, Manchester and Sheffield or from one of their thousands of resellers (Apple, 2006). Internet technology assists Apple in achieving this with the use of their website. It enables customers to buy online but also to find links and information on resellers and stores situated near them. The Apple Store's are the ideal place to learn everything there is to know about the products on offer with Mac specialists in each store who can help with all customer queries and

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  24. control of working capital

    Opportunities may be missed The business may not be able to buy supplies in bulk. This removes the advantage of lower bulk-buying prices. Even more importantly it may have to refuse a large order because it cannot finance the extra working capital requirement, which is a loss of opportunity for the business as they would not be getting any offers, as they would not be making purchases off their suppliers meaning no cut prices for them. This is bad for the customers as they would have to pay more money for more stock. In the longer term, shortage of cash means that no funds are available for development as they do not have any money to develop their business for the future meaning the business will not be able to grow.

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  25. Report for StGeorges School computer system

    The investigation was carried out via two different ways which were by a paper based questionnaire and a interview with the head teacher of the school Mr. J F Honey. From the feedback obtained through the questionnaire and interview I was able to complete a presentation on the organisation. The schools budget for a totally new system or for upgrading their current system is �15,000 2 THE CURRENT SYSTEM St George's primary school has many business needs and requirements I have listed them below in bullet point form and then will analyse the schools needs and then research into suitable combinations.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • "In order to find out how things really are, one must understand the filters through which one perceives the world." Discuss and evaluate this claim.

    "In conclusion, each individual in this universe perceives things differently because everyone has different capabilities in their senses on how they can interpret things using their senses. In order to understand and find out how things really are in this world, we have to be able to differentiate with our minds what is right from what is wrong, meaning what is real and what is deceiving. We must recognize what information we are gathering and how we interpret them within our minds, whether we want to reduce the amount of information that is given to us or whether we want to overcrowd our brain with unnecessary information. Our senses can clearly deceive and trick us (optical illusions or hallucinations), but when a person is experienced and know how to differentiate reality and fantasy, then they are considered to be open minded and will know how things really are in our universe and how we perceive things. "If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru' chinks of his cavern." William Blake (1757 - 1827)"

  • Some managers believe the most effective means of increasing productivity in a business is to increase the wage of the employees. Discuss this view.

    "In conclusion, increasing the wages of employees can be effective in increasing productivity but may not be the most efficient method as it can have its problems and drawbacks therefore other methods should be considered by a business wanting to increase productivity. In my opinion I think that both financial and non-financial techniques should be used side by side to increase the productivity levels of a business and if a business is seriously looking into increasing their productivity by large amounts it should look into escalating productivity through its capital. Claire Newby, Business Studies."

  • This report will compare two standard business documents from three business organisations.

    "Final conclusion. 12 Good points 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10 Improvements 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10 Introduction. 2 Layout 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10 Low Fell Removals -Business card. 3 Low Fell Removals letterhead 10 Target audience 2, 3, 6, 9, 10 The purpose 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 The target audience. 5 Use of language 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10"

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