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What are some examples of fixed and variable costs

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DQ 1.
What are some examples of fixed and variable costs from your workplace? Which costs may have both variable and fixed components? How can this be resolved for analysis purposes? I work for civil service in the Army. We’re an international school that trains foreign students. We are funded by DoD.

DQ 2.
When is it appropriate for companies to use activity-based costing? How might activity-based costing be used in your company? What are some differences between ABC and traditional costing?

DQ 3.
What is the definition of operating leverage? How does operating leverage differ in manufacturing, service, merchandising, and e-commerce companies? How can operating leverage be used to increase a company’s profitability?

Utilizing Office Depot apply the Grand strategy

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Utilizing Office Depot apply the Grand strategy and explain their current and forecasted strategy (using concepts for Grand Strategy). With your experience explain if whether you agree or disagree on the forecasted strategy and why. Cite all sources.

Research the commercial applications of m-commerce

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Intro to Electronic Commerce

Research the commercial applications of m-commerce in one of the following areas:
1. Financial services
2. Marketing and advertising
3. Travel and transportation
4. Human resources management
5. Public services
6. Health care

Develop a report that contains the following:
A. Product Services Overview
i. Briefly outline the evolution of the product/ service/ concept
ii. Define and Describe the underlying technology(ies)
iii. Describe the major advantages and disadvantages of the product/ service/ concept

B. Broad Market Overview
i. Outline the current market environment
ii. Describe the drivers for adoption/ growth
iii. Market inhibitors

C. Specific Market Applications
i. Describe the specific applications and the market segments at which they are aimed
ii. Identify and evaluate the potential opportunities for adaptations of the product/ service/ concept

From the customer’s perspective, the most often asked question

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From the customer’s perspective, the most often asked question is “where can we get the best price?” in the response to the question came “shopping bots” These software agents search through million online sites to find the best prices. The more popular shopping bots include Bizrate, mySimon, Nextag, PriceGrabber.com, PriceScan.com, and Shopping.com. these sites do a fine job providing the potential buyer with comparative price information. But what about sellers? How do they know if the online selling prices they feature are competitive? Are they prices too high? Too low? How can these online sellers manage their pricing ? the answer of course, is “pricing bot”. Pricing bot are software agents that adjust pricing automatically for the seller in response to changing market conditions. For example, suppose Barnes & Noble (B&N) at their own site (www.barnesandnoble.com) wishes to price the current top 10 cover and paperback fiction and nonfiction best sellers, at 10 cents below the price quoted by Amazon.com. thousand of times a day B&N pricing bot would search each title at Amazon.com, record the competitor’s pricing and adjust B&N’s prices automatically.

Question
01. What do you think about this type of pricing setting- technology? Do you see it as a help or hindrance to the seller? To the buyer.
02. What type of pricing strategy would a company be employing if it used a pricing bot to adjust prices to always have the lowest price on any given product?

What do you consider the most important lessons

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What do you consider the most important lessons learned from technological disasters?

How are they related to some of the more common risks threatening E-commerce projects? Do these lessons help you in dealing better with the risks with personal business endeavors? What are the final items you’ve selected to include?