Impeachment, Hearsay, Privileges, And Burdens Of Proof

You are an assistant to the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Organized Crime Task Force. The SAC has asked you to go over certain witness-related situations that will be testified to in an upcoming trial. The SAC has concerns about some of the witness testimony and is trying to avoid embarrassment by turning in records that may not be usable by the Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) who is prosecuting the case.

  • Tommy “Two Toes” D’Natalia has a certified public accountant (CPA). He has been using his accountant to wash ill-gotten gains from his racketeering. The SAC has a subpoena for the CPA. D’Natalia is claiming privileged communication with his CPA, and it prohibits the accountant from testifying.
  • Luigi “the Pipe” Cardone heard through the grapevine that Big Sal Salvatore has been telling everyone how he was told by Frankie “the Lip” Bonnano that Freddie “Fingers” Malone was murdered by his wife Slippery Sally Genovese-Malone. Cardone wants a deal to testify against Slippery Sally.
  • Lawrence ‘Lucky’ Livorno drove the getaway car for a jewelry store heist. Bertram “Bugsy” Bertoli and Little Carmine D’Angelo went in and robbed the store. During the robbery, Bertoli shot and killed the store owner. D’Angelo and Livorno both want to testify to avoid the death penalty.

For your assignment, complete the following in 3–4 pages:

  • Identify which testimony is hearsay and likely to be inadmissible.
  • Identify which testimony is privileged communication and which is not.
  • Identify how the Best Evidence Rule functions in relationship to the witness testimony being proffered.

Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice – Week 3 Assignment

Youth Victimization

Summarize the “Youth Victimization: Prevalence and Implications” report. In your assignment, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of this study. Do you agree with the findings of this report? Why or why not?

Requirements:

·  2-3 pages double spaced

https://content.grantham.edu/academics/01_Instructional_Designers/WrittenAssignmentRubric.htm

critically evaluate and reflect upon strategic planning

 

Learning Outcomes
 

Knowledge and Understanding Outcomes

 

On completion of this module students will:

 

1       Explain in depth a range of strategic marketing planning concepts, models and techniques that can be used by the marketing manager.

2       Know what external and internal factors require description and analysis to form the basis of a marketing strategy

3       Appreciate the analytical techniques and problem-solving skills necessary to develop and implement strategic marketing plans.

4       Recognise the key decisions and analyses required in the development of strategic marketing plans and how to use these in complex and changing circumstances.

 

Ability Outcomes

 

On completion of this module students will be able to:

 

9       Individually review, critically evaluate and reflect upon strategic planning.

 

Assessment brief
 

Develop a five-year strategic marketing plan for a non-ICE (internal combustion engine) mobility provider of your choice. This must be presented in an appropriate marketing report format written for fellow business and marketing professionals. Strategic plans should demonstrate both knowledge and application of high quality and relevant academic theory, market research and industry data.

 

 

 

Your plan should consider the following:

  • Strategy formulation based on external and internal analysis relevant to your chosen organisation.
    • Critically evaluate the car manufacturer and its electric vehicle market(s) using appropriate concepts, models, techniques and data.
  • Strategy implementation based around a clear overall strategic vision, and with actionable, measurable and appropriate strategic objectives.
    • Develop strategy ambitions/recommendations relevant for the car manufacturer and its circumstances.
  • Strategy execution based around use of appropriate marketing management, tools and tactics.
    • Evaluate and apply relevant marketing concepts.
  • For each of these elements your strategic plan should be clear in terms of what, why and how recommendations are being made and delivered upon.

 

 

Marking criteria
 

1.    Please see Appendix 1

 

2.    The Learning Development Group are available to help you to understand and use the assessment criteria.  To book an appointment, either visit them on The Street in the Charles Sikes Building or email them on

3.    The University has regulations relating to academic misconduct, including plagiarism. The Learning Development Group can also advise and help you about academic conventions and avoiding ‘poor scholarship’ which can result in potential academic misconduct.

 

 

 

 

Appendix 1 Assessment task-specific marking criteria

  Unacceptable

Work at this level

-does not address the task set or represents a wholly inadequate attempt

-requires a complete re-write

Unsatisfactory (Refer if required)

Work at this level will demonstrate

-an incomplete answer

-insufficient depth of understanding

-some serious errors and/or major omissions

-a potentially recoverable piece of work

Pass

Work at this level will demonstrate

-limited use of module material

-a basic level of understanding

-a simply descriptive approach

-some errors and omissions

Fair

Work at this level will demonstrate

-generally good use of some of the module material

-reasonable and coherent description of theory

-limited analysis and evaluation

-no major errors

Good

Work at this level will demonstrate

-good use of module material

-ability to compare and contrast material from a variety of relevant sources

-analytical ability underpinning logical argument

-well-structured, clear and consistent presentation, although there may be a few errors

Very Good

Work at this level will demonstrate

-accomplished discussion and application of theory

-clear ability to compare and contrast material from a wide variety of relevant sources

-some synthesis based on critical analysis

-well-structured, clear and coherent presentation, although there may be a few minor errors

Excellent

Work at this level will demonstrate

-a mastery of complex knowledge and ideas

– originality and insight derived from a mature depth of understanding of material that goes well beyond that provided in the module

– creative synthesis arising from critical analysis and evaluation of relevant information

– presentation that is clear, coherent and error free

Outstanding

Work at this level will demonstrate

-a mastery of complex knowledge and ideas

– originality and insight derived from a mature depth of understanding of material that goes well beyond that provided in the module

– creative synthesis arising from critical analysis and evaluation of relevant information

– presentation that is clear, coherent and error free

  0-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80-89 90-100
Knowledge of Theory, Concepts and Methods

(20%)

Does not address any relevant theories, concepts or methods Mentions some terminology relating to  relevant theories, concepts or methods Mentions some terminology relating to  relevant theories, concepts or methods wholly inadequate attempt at use or explanation Mentions some terminology relating to  relevant theories, concepts or methods inadequate attempt at use or explanation Relevant theory, concepts and models used or explained but some aspects may have been missed or misconstrued Most relevant theories, concepts and models used or explained in an appropriate and straight forward manner with some assumptions and implications recognised Appropriate selection of relevant theories, concepts and models used or explained insightfully with assumptions, implications and contextualisation recognised Appropriate selection of relevant theories, concepts and models used or explained insightfully with wide range of assumptions and implications recognised with highly appropriate contextualisation demonstrating excellent understanding Appropriate selection of relevant theories, concepts and models used or explained innovatively with full range of assumptions and implications recognised with highly appropriate contextualisation demonstrating excellent understanding of complex material Appropriate selection of relevant theories, concepts and models used or explained innovatively with full range of assumptions and implications recognised with highly appropriate contextualisation demonstrating exceptional understanding of complex material
Scholarship: Evidence of Reading and Research

(20%)

No evidence presented or what is presented is wholly irrelevant No evidence presented or what is presented is generally irrelevant Minimal evidence presented is generally irrelevant or lacking currency Minimal evidence presented uncritically and lacks evidence of independent research beyond core texts Evidence of limited but relevant reading which is presented uncritically and tends to use summary description Evidence of relevant reading which shows clear attempt at independent reading and some attempt at synthesis Evidence of range of relevant reading generally used critically which shows clear attempt at independent reading and ability to synthesise Evidence of wide range of relevant reading used critically which shows high degree of independent reading and a strong ability to synthesise Evidence of the fullest range of relevant reading used critically which shows a very high level of independent reading and an excellent ability to synthesise Evidence of the fullest range of relevant reading used critically which shows the highest level of independent reading and an outstanding ability to synthesise
Critical Reasoning

(20%)

No demonstration of critical thought No demonstration of critical thought No demonstration of critical thought No demonstration of critical thought but has potential to be developed Minimal demonstration of critical thought Demonstrates critical thought Often demonstrates critical thought Consistent application of well integrated critical thought Consistent application of excellently integrated critical thought Consistent application of outstandingly integrated critical thought
Use of Evidence: Analysis & Evaluation

(20%)

Does not analyse or any analysis is irrelevant Does not analyse or any analysis is irrelevant Does not analyse but basic concepts are understood Does not analyse but the potential for analysis is evident. Shows potential to develop arguments. Demonstrates limited analysis with some development of argument and related evaluation (if applicable) Demonstrates good ability to analyse and evaluate (if applicable) with arguments developed coherently Demonstrates very good ability to analyse a range of topics/issues critically. Evaluation is well supported (if applicable). Arguments are well structured  and logical. Demonstrates excellent ability to analyse a range of topics/issues critically and demonstrates ability to question ‘received opinion’. Evaluation is well supported and provides convincing conclusions (if applicable). Arguments are well structured, complex and logical. Demonstrates excellent ability to analyse a range of topics/issues critically and demonstrates ability to question ‘received opinion’. Evaluation is well supported and provides convincing conclusions (if applicable). Arguments are complex, lucid and persuasive. Demonstrates outstanding ability to analyse a range of topics/issues critically and demonstrates ability to question ‘received opinion’. Evaluation is well supported and provides convincing conclusions (if applicable). Exceptionally complex, lucid and persuasive arguments.
Clarity of Written Expression

(10%)

Incoherent and incomprehensible throughout Largely incomprehensible Generally comprehensible but language errors generally impede understanding and flow of reading Language errors often impede understanding and flow of reading The meaning is clear but contains language errors Generally fluent and accurate use of grammar and spelling Consistently fluent and accurate use of grammar and spelling Consistently fluent and accurate use of grammar and spelling employing appropriate genre Consistently fluent and accurate use of grammar and spelling employing appropriate genre and excellent expression Consistently fluent and accurate use of grammar and spelling employing appropriate genre and exceptional expression
  0-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80-89 90-100

 

ethical situation in ICT

Record a video where you analyse a particular ethical situation in ICT. The situation must be selected from a list of topics provided on the Unit Moodle site.

The video must include the following:

  1. Background on the topic. This may include an explanation of the technology involved
  2. List of ethical considerations that arise with the topic. Each listed consideration should have a short description/explanation.
  3. An explanation of one selected ethical theory (from the five workable ethical theories covered in lectures)
  4. A proposed scenario related to your topic that raises a need for ethical analysis. You should describe the scenario and the ethical considerations.
  5. Analysis of the scenario and ethical considerations from point 4., using the ethical theory chosen in point 3. The analysis should follow the approach of the ethical theory, clearly state an assumptions made, and come to a conclusion.

Explanations and descriptions must be given such that a student that just started this unit could understand. In other words, assume the audience of your speech is a first year IT student that has not yet taken this unit.

References must be used to support the arguments and should be included in your notes, which should be presented to a professional academic standard.

Format

The video should be recorded as a standard video file using your iPhone/iPad or computer camera. You are not required to include powerpoint slides in your video, but can include these if you think that they are useful, as long as the video also includes video of you presenting.

There is no mandatory format for the notes, however consider the following guidelines:

  • Include your name, student ID and the selected topic title on your notes page.
  • Use section headings to guide the reader.
  • The suggested length for the video is 3 to 5 minutes, and you should aim to write around 100 words of notes to support this length. Alternatively you can write bullet point notes for your video. Make sure you include references to support your ideas in-text (even if you do not say these in your video).

Submission

You must submit one video file (avi or mp4 format) on Moodle. You should also submit one (1) Microsoft Word document (docx or doc) with your notes and references. Late submissions will be penalised at a rate of 5% per part of day.

Marking Criteria

A marking sheet is available

Topic List

The ethical scenario you select must be related to one of the following topics. If you want to consider a different topic you must ask the Unit Coordinator at least two weeks before the deadline, and if they agree, they will add the new topic to this list. Any essays on topics not listed below will be penalised.

Note that the following topics may have multiple ethical considerations associated with them. You are allowed to choose any ethical consideration relevant to the topic and description given below.

  1. Information Accuracy and Automation. Software and algorithms are being used to analyse large amounts of information, and produce summary data (e.g. news summarisation). Should the use of the summary data be restricted in some domains? E.g. trading stocks, deciding sentences in court, making government policy or new laws.
  2. Market Domination. Several large companies have dominant market positions in important technologies, e.g. Google with search, Facebook with social networking, Microsoft with operating systems and office software. Should these dominant players be restricted (by laws, policies)?
  3. Robots and relationships. Robots are being used to assist humans, not just physically but emotionally (e.g. elder care, therapy, entertainment). Should robots be used in place of humans in these areas? Are there limits on how robots should be used for psychological/emotional support?
  4. Robots and warfare. Robotics and AI technology is advancing such that fully autonomous robotic weapons will be likely in the near future. Should such weapons be allowed?
  5. Fake News. Society is overwhelmed with information, and the quality of that information is variable. How responsible should social networks be for the quality of the information shared? What obligations do IT companies have to confirm the validity of this information?
  6. Surveillance. Computer vision and other AI software may be used to identify suspicious activities or persons (e.g. in a city, at sporting events). Should such techniques be used to detain people? What limits should be placed on the software (e.g. could it be programmed to identify race)?
  7. Gray Hat Hackers. Should people be able to test security of computer systems without repercussions if they have no malicious intent?
  8. Vulnerability Disclosure. What is a good disclosure policy? Who should be help responsible for vulnerabilities if they are disclosed but not fixed?
  9. Wiretapping. Technology is widely available to easily record communications of other parties, especially with WiFi networks (e.g. mobile phones apps that record other peoples WiFi communications). Who should (not) be allowed to use such technology and under what conditions? Law enforcement? Employers? General public (e.g. recording and viewing neighbours WiFi traffic)?
  10. Drones and Privacy. Personal drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) equipped with high resolution cameras are relatively cheap and readily available. What limits should be placed on the use of such drones with respect to privacy? E.g. should you be allowed to fly and record video over your neighbours backyard?

 

Mobility, Culture and Digital Media 2020/21: Essay questions

7AAVDC06 Mobility, Culture and Digital Media 2020/21: Essay questions

 

Students need to submit a 4,000 word critical analysis essay via KEATS, which will make up 100% of their grade for this module.

DEADLINE: 6 January 2021 15:59 (i.e. submit before 16.00!)

Remember: department regulations state that essays submitted up to 24 hours after the deadline can only receive a maximum ‘pass’ grade (50). Essays submitted over 24 hours late will be marked ‘zero’.

Beware of plagiarism (reference your sources properly) and note that the word limit does not include the bibliography.

Please choose one of the following questions:

  • In the context of ‘undocumented’ migration towards Europe in recent years, have digital media technologies helped or hindered people’s mobility?
  • “Digital media provide powerful tools that can enable the ‘integration’ of migrants into ‘host’ societies.” Critically evaluate this
  • Do digital media technologies enable mobility and empowerment for marginalised people in restrictive societies?
  • How do ‘digital diasporas’ use technology to influence their ‘homelands’?

 

 

Guidance:

Make  sure  you  draw  on  literature  from  the  relevant  parts   of  the  module reading list and critically engage with these theories/cases in order to develop your own argument. You are also  encouraged  discuss  ‘real world’  examples  from  these  or  other  sources (e.g. reliable media outlets, NGO reporting) in order to provide evidence for the argument that you wish to make.

We will specifically discuss this assignment in the final week of Semester 1. Throughout the semester you are welcome to raise questions about the assignment in seminars, by email or in the convener’s office hours.

 

Week 1  – Mobility and migration: an introduction

Week 2 – Nations, mobility, and media

Week 3 – Borders, surveillance and mobility ‘crises’

Week 4 – Citizenship and multiculturalism

Week 5 – Mobility and digital democracy

Week 6  – Reading Week

Week 7 – Integration/assimilation, transnationalism, and digital media

Week 8 – African Digital Diasporas

Week 9 – Transnational digital contestation in the Middle East

Week 10 – Mobility, empowerment and ICTs: examples from the Middle East and Africa

Week 11 – Asian migration and digital diasporas

Week 12 – Revision and essay preparation

 

APPLIED MANAGEMENT BS3S12 2020-21 PORTFOLIO TASK 4 – (Individual

 

Task 4 – INDIVIDUAL

Based on the information given in the case study, draw a CPA diagram and in less than 50 words address the associated questions. In your diagram, identify the durations of each activity along with the earliest and latest start and finish times for each activity. You may draw the diagram ‘electronically’ or you may draw by hand and paste an image of the diagram into your WORD document. Note that there is no specific format for the document other than to present it neatly and professionally. No literary research is expected for this practical task but if a source is used, then it must be adequately referenced using the Harvard technique.

Case study details

You are an office manager for a telecommunications company. Your senior manager has informed you that the company will move to a new location as of Monday 2nd August and as office manager, has asked you to sort out the arrangements for your department. You have spent the evening thinking and planning how this might be done efficiently and have identified the necessary activities along with estimates of the task durations. Note that both company sites are closed on weekends.

 

  • Arrange an all-day meeting on Monday August 2nd with the staff members to inform them of the change of location. In agreement with the Trade Union, the company is obliged to deliver a full consultation event, meaning that no other action should be considered until the staff are made aware of the move.
  • Allow staff two days to clear their current office spaces and pack their miscellaneous belongings in preparation for the move.
  • At the same time, arrange the carpet fitters and decorators to prepare the new offices at the new location. This will take three days.
  • When the new offices are ready and the furniture and miscellaneous staff items are packed, arrange to transport these boxes to the new location. This will take a single day.
  • The following day, staff members will go to the new location. Allow them a full day to unpack and prepare their offices.
  • At the same time, the IT staff will install a new computer system. Two days are allocated to be sure of problem-free operations.
  • Finally, when all is done, deliver a ‘training day’ with the staff members to introduce them to the new communications and computer system. Normal operations of the firm will begin the following day.

ADDRESS THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

Q1) At what date can the company restart normal operations? (5 marks)

Q2) Which ‘path’ is critical if the project is not to be extended? (10 marks)

Q3) Explain why CPA is considered to be a superior method to that of a GANTT chart. (5 marks)

 

MARKING SCHEME TASK 4

CPA diagram – 70%

Response to questions – 20%

Presentation of document – 10%

 

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General advice

 

  • All elements of the assessment are individual pieces of work and you are reminded of the ‘fit to sit’ policy described in the module on Unilearn.
  • You are reminded of the rules regarding plagiarism descried in the module on Unilearn and although in this assignment multiple submissions are permitted on Turnitin, be aware that there is a 24hr delay before the previous submission is overwritten.
  • Students from ALL institutions must submit the work electronically using the ‘Turnitin’ facility in Blackboard.
  • Referencing should be based on the Harvard system.
  • Attention should be paid to good presentation and clear writing throughout.

 

William’s Hardware Stores (WHS)

William’s Hardware Stores (WHS)

William owns WHS with six stores in Australia, selling a range of hardware and timber products including paint, power tools, hand tools, gardening materials, and building and plumbing materials.  He has been in this business for more than 20 years and has loyal customers, who purchase hardware and timber products regularly because of the quality products and expert advice provided by his staff. Due to fierce competition from major hardware chains, William has seen a big drop in overall sales in the last couple of years. As each store stocks more than 45,000 products, it has become a big challenge to identify the products in demand and the required stock levels for each product at his stores. William has been using a manual system to record stock levels. All this time, William didn’t think about adopting an information system to support his business due to the costs involved.  Also he did not realise the benefits of information systems until he recently attended a seminar about Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, which explained the benefits businesses can reap with information technology.

WHS has two types of customers, Business customers and Walk-in customers. Business customers are given a 20% discount on every purchase. Whereas, walk-in customers are offered a 10% voucher on future purchases. Regardless of the type, the customer’s first & last name, address (no, street, city, state and post code), contact numbers (phone, fax, mobile, etc.), customer type and multiple email addresses are noted.  In addition to these details, offered voucher codes, business or walk-in customer ID and discount% for business customers are noted.

WHS customers generally place orders over the phone or visit the store to place orders for different hardware/timber products.  In exceptional circumstances customers will be allowed to fax in or mail the orders.  WHS gained the reputation of maintaining a huge variety, big brands and supplying the goods within a reasonable amount of time (1 to 2 days in most cases). Every order includes details such as customer, order id, order date, and the products required.

According to WHS, they wish to record details  of all the hardware and timber products (Product ID, Product name, Month and year of manufacture, manufacturer, Warranty details, quantity in stock, price) they sell along with the manufacturers details (manufacturer id, manufacturer’s name, local contact name, Address, street, city, post code, contact numbers, email id and manufacturer’s web address). At the moment WHS has warehouses in four different locations where all their products are stocked. William believes that there is no need to stock every product in every warehouse unless they are in high demand and popular.  He also wishes to record warehouse details such as warehouse id, full address, email id and contact numbers in the proposed system, as this information would help him understand which products are stocked in different warehouses.

Business customers may place orders several times each month as the need arises. However, WHS sends an invoice to customers once in every month for all the orders placed in that previous month. Invoices are usually prepared and sent out on the first working day of every month and include details such as id, date and amount ($). Customers are expected to pay the invoice within 7 working days. Customers can make the payment by cash, credit card, cheque, etc. Once the payment is received, the customer is sent a receipt. The receipt identifies the invoice for which payment has been received, date of payment and total amount paid.

William is keen to use the technology and adopt an ERP system with the help of an ERP consultant (you) to record their customers’ details, products they sell, orders they received, etc. He believes that a computerised system will not only help him to record the transactions easily, but also help him to generate reports to understand which customers have placed orders each month, list of customers living in different suburbs and other states, more profitable customers (customers who purchased most products), which customers didn’t place any orders in the last week/month/year, popular products, average monthly orders, etc.

Task Description:

For this assessment, you will develop a report for WHS, which includes:

  • An argument to persuade management that an ERP is required,
  • An abridged feasibility analysis,
  • Issues that may arise due to incomplete elicitation of requirements and misalignment between the business processes and organisational strategy
  • Risks associated with BPR and ERP customisation
  • Current business processes
  • Proposed changes to the business processes

Persuade management that an ERP is required.  Your argument should consider at least:

  • The reason for organisational change,
  • Alignment of an ERP with the organisation’s goals.
  • Benefits and limitations of cloud based ERPs in the context of this organisation, and
  • The organisational commitment, especially from management, for this organisation.

Remember that there is no right answer or recommendation. Successful arguments can be made for many options. Your task is to present a persuasive and argumentative piece of writing in report form.  From your research and discussions in the report, you are expected to draw and justify your own conclusions.

For this assessment, you are required to use academic literature to support and illustrate your report.  It is important that you look at how issues and potential problems inter-relate and explain the linkages in order to present the risks/issues.   It is up to you to explain and justify why the risks/issues you identify may be a problem.  Use literature to develop your recommendations for strategies or actions that can avoid or mitigate the risks.  Be aware that it may not be possible to avoid or mitigate all risks.

Your audience are non-technical. However, you can assume your readers are intelligent people who understand business arguments.  Remember that there is no single right answer that will address all risks and recommendations.  It is your choice to nominate which of the risks you believe are the most critical and it is up to you to select the most appropriate mitigation strategies for your recommendations.  You will be assessed on your ability to persuade the reader, so it is essential that you develop factual and logical arguments in your risk and recommendation justifications.

Hints:

Your report should include the following:

  •      Title page
  • Executive summary
  • Table of contents
  • Introduction
  • Discussion (use suitable headings and sub-headings)
  • Recommendations and Conclusion
  • References

You must use trade and academic literature to inform and support your report.  A minimum of 10 references (sources published 2012 or later) are required, at least 5 of which must be from academic sources (journal, conference or edited book chapter papers).

What you should submit:

You are required to submit your report as a Microsoft Word document.

Group formation:

In week 3, you should introduce yourself and know each other, so that you can join a group by week 4 to work on Assessments 2 and 3. If you have a genuine problem and you are unable to participate in a group, you can apply for permission from the Tutor of your class in week 3.

Groups: 

– Include the names and student ID of your group members when you submit your assessment.

– All group members are required to submit the same report through the Moodle submission link.

– All group members will receive the same mark.

 

Acquisition

Review the System Usability Scale (Links to an external site.) (SUS) website and watch two of the cases (videos) from the AHRQ Health IT Success Stories

Assess the part the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) plays in health care information systems acquisition.

  • Provide alternatives to alleviate major concerns.
  • Analyze whether value was added through acquisition to electronic health records
  • Analyze the principles of SDLC (a decision-making model) as is applicable electronic health records
  • Assess the System Usability Scale (Links to an external site.) (SUS) and the user experience.
  • Evaluate the essential components of the project life cycle.
  • Examine the benefit(s) and economic impact of electronic health record implementation.
  • Describe whether the quality implementation/acquisition impacts electronic health records. This response needs to be one paragraph in length.

The Case Analysis: Systems Acquisition paper

  • Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  • Must use at least three scholarly sources or peer-reviewed sources in addition to the course text

Planning For Mobile Computing

Post a total of 3 substantive responses over 2 separate days for full participation. This includes your initial post and 2 replies to other students.

Due Thursday

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

Many companies are moving to the use of mobile computing for their employees. This allows staff to have access to systems 24/7. Planning for mobile computing is important when determining the IT infrastructure. Answer the following questions:

  • What are some important considerations that need to be determined to allow mobile access?
  • Should staff be allowed to use personal devices or corporate owned devices?
  • How would the use of mobile devices affect network usage for the company?

Consider adding comments that would further an argument for the activities listed.

Analyzing Essay

Assignment 1: Deficit Spending

During the Great Recession, like any other economic downturns, as unemployment rises, aggregate income declines causing a major decline in tax collections. On the other hand, with the rise in unemployment, spending on safety net programs rise. So, there are not too many good options available to resort the health of the national economy. It will be very difficult to defend cuts in the federal government programs and especially the programs geared to sustain the minimum of the standard of living for the recent “poor.” So, government needs to increase its borrowing. Deficit spending refers to government spending exceeding what it brings in federal income and corporate taxes during a certain period. Deficit spending hence increases government debt. Most economists accept that deficit spending is desirable and necessary as part of countercyclical fiscal policy. In such a case, government increases its borrowing and hence its deficit to compensate for the shortfall in aggregate demand. This is derived from Keynesian economics, and has been the mainstream economics view. Following John Maynard Keynes, many economists recommend deficit spending to moderate or end a recession, especially a severe one. When the economy has high unemployment, an increase in government purchases creates a market for business output, creating income and encouraging increases in consumer spending, which creates further increases in the demand for business output. (This is the multiplier effect). This raises the real gross domestic product (GDP) and the level of employment and lowers the unemployment rate. Government borrowing under such circumstances increases the demand for borrowing and thus pushes interest rates up. Rising interest rates can “crowd out” (discourage) fixed private investment spending, canceling out some of the demand stimulus arising from the deficit

-Write an essay analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of deficit spending and the effects of federal government borrowing on the economy i.e., the “crowding out” effect.

-Complete this essay in a Microsoft Word document, and in APA format. Note your submission will automatically be submitted through “TurnItIn” for plagiarism review. Please note that a minimum of 700 words for your essay is required.

Your paper should be structured as follows

1. Cover page with a running head

2. Introduction: What is deficit spending and how does it work.

2.1. Advantages

2.2. Disadvantages

3. Crowding-out Effect

4. Conclusions: Do you believe that deficit spending helps or hinders short-term and long term economic growth?

5. References