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  1. report for ICT systems used in diffrent working styles

    How they use this technology? The technology is used in many ways to help businesses run, here are some of the jobs the laptops do- Wireless local area networks are used on laptops which sends electromagnetic waves rather than wires to transmit data between devices making it easier to use, Wireless area network using WiMAX is a developing technology that provides broadband connectivity on laptops, emailing to send information or requests to other workers, internet for research and emailing, databases to store mailing list of customers for work.

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  2. Business Aims and Objectives.

    Tesco also need to decide what steps to take to achieve their aims and to set targets or objectives along the way. Tesco may try to: * Sell more products than its competitors in order to increase their income. They could make sure that their most popular products are always visible and easy to get. * Tesco may provide more services than in the previous year * Tesco may produce new goods or provide a new service to attract more customers.

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  3. 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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  4. the dragons den

    Richard plays chess as a hobby, and is an internationally ranked player who has represented Bermuda and Monaco at the chess Olympics. Richard is a new dragon who joined this series. He is an Australian multi millionaire and has possibly invested in more new UK companies than any other British investor. When he invests in a firm he checks the technology, the competition, customer endorsements and management teams. Richard says: "What's exciting about Dragons' Den is the opportunity to come into contact with new entrepreneurs with innovative fresh ideas and hopefully uncover the next big thing!"

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  5. Free essay

    Marketing Strategy for Errol Anderson Motors - Chapter 2: Market research that could be undertaken to decide help decide Marketing Campaign

    He may not pay a lot of money for someone to do this for him. Secondary Research Secondary research is using research already available. This could be buying from specialist companies (data which has already been recorded and is available). Another example is the internet. Secondary Research is usually free or inexpensive and can be found easily (if available). But sometimes it isn't available or isn't specific to Errol's needs. It could also be out of date. Secondary data cannot push Errol Anderson Motors beyond its competition because it may be available to other businesses.

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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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  7. Applied ICT internet searchers

    Yes Yes Yes Are there any sponsored links (none/top of list/at the side) Top and Side None Top and side Ease of use of advanced options (Rank 1 = very easy - 5 = difficult) 1 1 3 How many results after advanced search (total) 24,000,000 26,100,000 28,800,000 Quality of results = does it give the information you want? (Rank 1 = Excellent, 3 = OK, 5 = Useless) 1 1 1 Rank the search engines according to which you think is the best for your assignment (1 = Best, 3 = Worst)

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  8. Can a machine know?

    Even though computers are designed to identify patterns from stored information and make choices, however this does not require thinking. For example, machines which play chess which have been encoded to detect any move that can be made in a game that we thought was one of the heights of human intelligence. The world champion of chess Kasparov lost his sixth consecutive game to an IBM computer called Deep Blue in 1997. However one can argue that the computer has been programmed by some of the greatest minds of the world, and with this it can process this information enough

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  9. Free essay


    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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  10. Tesco Plc Mc Donald's Oxfam EBay online compared

    For those who put their money in the business, their expectation is to make more profits. This business is a private sector, but it is non-profit making. This business it owned by individuals. It is impossible to buy shares through the Stock Exchange. This business is a private sector. As it is a internet provider, the sellers own the business. It is not possible to buy shares through the Stock Exchange. The size and scale of the business This business is big. many people employed this business. This business operates in two or more countries making it a global business.

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  11. Human Resources

    I myself will undertake a course in accountancy as this will save money, as I do not have to employ or pay for accountancy work to be done on the businesses behalf. There will be three different types of staff working in the business each earning different wages and working different hours. The senior staff as they have put more into the business investment wise will be paid a higher salary of �8 per hour working five and a half shifts per week.

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  12. Business Idea

    I have then searched for sports bar on www.yell.com and there has been quite many results come up. Namely, 102, but I doubt that there is this many as I think it is only naming the pubs around Coventry. I think this because I found it hard to find any sports bars on Google and other websites, yet so many have been found on yell. The business will be aimed at any people who are interested in sports basically. These people will be generally of a younger age, and quite probably male. As there are more people of this age & gender who enjoy and play sports.

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  13. Applied Business - Unit 1 - C1 - Communication - Rovers and Promethean

    One example of this is when Mrs. Clarkson called Susan to arrange our trip to Blackburn Rovers. It was very fast because Susan responded as soon as her phone rang, not like an email where you have to check for an email then you have to type the email out, which is not very fast. There was no need for confidentiality because it was just a quick call to see if everything was ok about the trip. PA Tannoy System This is usually used at Rovers' matches to alert the spectators whether there has been a goal for either side and who has scored it, or a sending off on either team.

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  14. Applied Business - Unit 1 - B2 - Functional Areas - Rovers

    Meetings like this are very important to support the business activity however different functions can communicate with each other as well as the other members of Rovers and for each function and it can be conscious of each change taking place and need to be aware at all the times for the changes taking place. The marketing and sales department needs to keep in touch with the Finance department and the Research and Development because; if a customer wants to buy a product which he has paid then this will go through the finance department and they will deal with

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  15. Applied Business - Unit 1 - B1 - Functional Areas - Rovers and Promethean

    Martin Goodman is the Head of Finance. It is his job to buy and sell players, and record the transactions taking place when he buy and sells players. He negotiates overdrafts with Rovers' bank account to save money. He also prepares accounts, which is keeping the financial records required by the organization. This involves recording all the money received from ticket and merchandise sales, and banking them. He also checks invoices to see they are right, and checking all accounts and transferring money to interest bearing accounts.

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  16. unit10 final account

    WHY THIS TYPE OF OWNERSHIP DOES SUITS THESE TWO BUSINESSES? First of all sole traders business is easier and quick to set up; because it is a small business, therefore it only needs small capital to start-up and less amount of space. The owner shares all the profit alone this means the owner is entitled to all his profit that the business gains while running the business, so the sole trader chooses whatever he wants. The owner also works flexible hours, abbey grorcies owner chooses whatever time he wants to open and closes up his business.

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  17. What are Franchises?

    Franchises are often seen as low risk because the franchisor is already providing the franchisee with the brand name and products which as already been successful therefore the risk is very low for the franchisee to fail. The main reasons for setting up a franchise are * More profit for the franchisor * More growth for the business * Low risk for the franchisee to fail because the Brand name of the business and products is already well known and successful Franchise could have unlimited liability The liability of a franchise will depend on the business ownership structure of that particular franchise.

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  18. Lloyds TSB Location

    Labour When deciding on a location Lloyds must know that it will be able to recruit enough employees with the appropriate skills and experience to meet its needs. Different types of business or industry require different types of skills and experience. The availability of a suitable workforce also depends on local employment levels. Employment levels Lloyds should locate there business in an area where employment levels are low and there is high unemployment because the business may be able to attract the employees its needs more easily.

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  19. 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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  20. 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 qualitys

    We learnt a lot with this coursework for the future, we have seen business studies at work. We have applied knowledge of business studies to a practical task to see if it works. We have also learnt the importance of planning. We planned everything before hand which was top quality planning as the class discussed it. Researching- could have been better, however we didn't research our suppliers but we new lidl would have been the cheapest, we also didn't research the weather as it rained on the day of the sale this could have caused less sales even though we did sell all our stock.

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  22. business planning

    Bingley is a small town in the city of Bradford. I have to bear in mind that the food industry in Bingley is reasonable, so by differentiating my service, Munchies Internet Cafe should stand out from competitors within the area. But since there is not an internet caf� available within the area, the market around is relatively small. I have recognised what changes and alteration I need to make to meet the needs of customers. In my youth I have visited and purchased from cafes myself, so I know what there is to do when it comes to customer satisfaction and to provide and excellent service.

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  23. customer service with in Sainsbury

    Also to ensure all colleagues have opportunities to develop their abilities and are well rewarded for their contribution to the success of the business. Its policy is to work with all of its suppliers fairly, recognising the mutual benefit of satisfying customers' needs. It also aims to fulfil its responsibilities to the communities and environments in which it operates There mission is to serve customers the best quality and choice to meet their everyday shopping needs. To deliver there mission, and restore profitable growth they focus on three parts: Outstanding quality and choice in food and then importantly, in other general merchandise products and customer services that make the weekly shop more convenient.

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  24. business plan and organise event

    This is the reason why we decided to do something similar. And as the organisers we are well aware that there is a high interest in playing computer games. After i conduct my primary research I will be able to find out what game we will actually be playing on the Play station 2. 1.2 - Aim Every event has a purpose. They attract people with a common interest or cause. The aim for my event is: * To provide a fun non-educational activity for students to socialise and do something they enjoy.

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  25. Location of Enfield

    It offers a premier business location comparable to the best in Europe. It is easy, therefore, to see why so many companies, in so many commercial and industrial sectors, have chosen to locate here. The Right Market - Enfield is the northern gateway to Greater London, a market of 7 million people and one of the wealthiest in Europe. The South East of England represents a regional market of 20 million people, with a combined GDP of some �250 billion * Direct connections to every part of London via the M25 orbital motorway and North Circular Road - and to

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