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CanGo started

CanGo started their business in 2006 consisting of two divisions CD, DVD and MP3.  In 2009 the company purchased their third division, online gaming company which cost 30,000,000.  As in December 2008, CanGo reported net sales revenue of 10,000,000 and by December 2009 had a spike in sales by reporting Net sales revenue of 50,000,000.  This huge spike in sales say CanGo has made its mark in the gaming industry.  To ensure the organization remains a top competitor in the market CanGo must conduct analysis to determine its financial status.

Organizational Success is contingent upon several important factors one of which includes the financial planning.  Financial planning provides a guide for the overall operation of the business and provides structure towards the ways finances are handled within the company (E-how contributor, 2011).   Decisions made by the organization affect the financial standing of the company, so careful financial planning is necessary to ensure the success of the organization.  It is impossible for an organization to remain stable without financial planning.  With that said, CanGo must conduct a financial analysis of the company, as it will show them the current financial status of the business.  They can compare numbers which will give them direction on where they need to improve financially.

 

To conduct the financial analysis CanGo must pull all of the company’s financial statements from a minimum of the last 3-5 years.  This should include the balance sheets, Income statements, shareholders equity statements and cash flow statements.  CanGo should then scan the documents for noticeable changes in specific areas for a specific year.  After scanning the documents the CanGo should review notes that are attached that might be pertinent to the analysis.  Once all of the financial statements are reviewed CanGo should conduct the following ratios (Harvey 2003):

  • Liquidity Ratio
  • Leverage (or debt) ratios
  • Profitability Ratios
  • Efficiency Ratio
  • Value Ratios

Once the analysis of the company is complete CanGo should do an analysis of their competitor to compare the data.

As CanGo prepares for new business ventures the staff must consider the financial impact of making changes.  The company should make certain they have the resources in place to take on new business ventures.  In order assure they have the necessary resources they must have a clear understanding of their financial status.  New business might mean expansion which will incur additional costs for the company.

 

 

 

Havery, L., (2003). Steps to a basic Company Financial Analysis.  Retrieved October 1, 2011 from

http://faculty.philau.edu/lermackh/financial_analysis.htm#Steps%20to%20a%20Basic%20Company%20Financial%20Analysis

 

 

E-how Contributor, (2011) The Importance of financial planning for business.   Retrieved          October 1, 2011 from

http://www.ehow.com/about_6811455_importance-financial-planning-business.html

 

 

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Even though social

            Even though social media and networking have been present with us for some time now, it appears that it remains to gain more motion on a regular basis. Because of its acceptance with the majority of Internet consumers, it presently has the Internet on the verge of its seat.  Permitting diverse social groups to network with each other in an individual place is something not seen already.  Then again, like all else on the Internet, social media and networking is not only helpful; it also has a sum of downsides. While handling social media for promotion products, social media could be certainly utilized to produce cost effective strategies and campaigns that can generate viral results. Social media also has the influence to drive movement to your website, blog, articles, etc. Social media furthermore is able to bring people together, particularly when supporting global items or cause-related campaigns and thoughts because it allows people from the diverse geographic position to come across at a solitary point and state their views. Nevertheless, social media can have a negative stimulus on worker productivity. Employees may squander valuable time using social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter. They may also use social media to strike the company’s status. When social media is used extremely or in the immoral approach, it could have serious unfavorable outcomes on both psychological and even bodily health of individuals. In addition the incorrect online brand approach could place an individual at a viral social disadvantage and may even injure their reputation.

Recognizing the advantages and disadvantages of social media can adjust the way person uses it in numerous ways. Understanding how a community of followers can enhance sales of a business with free advertisement may inspire an individual to use it as a tool, rather than personal amusement. The disadvantage of pessimism and bullying can make a person use social media in a more isolated forum. The majority of social networking sites allow people to select what information and photos are accessible by the public. This is a helpful feature in altering how one uses social media. Close by are many credibility issues that can rise from information found on the Internet. Before the Internet people would depend on news broadcasting or newspapers. Usually when a reporter publishes a story, that story needs valid resources, and those sources need to be established and trustworthy. The Internet launched a different type of media. It gives the average person the platform to talk about anything they want without reliable sources. One’s opinion suddenly became the focus of a news story than one’s research and hard work to prepare facts. This makes a majority of the Internet not credible. Comprehending exactly how social media functions can be a beneficial tool for a business interested in free of charge advertising. It furthermore can be a favorable networking system between friends and family who reside faraway apart. However, there are many disadvantages that an individual needs to understand along with advantages, which is the key in using social media successfully.

 

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History of Multimedia

                This paper touches base on all parts of multimedia, most of the paper touches on the past and present of multimedia. There are all types of multimedia, from audio, video, pictures, to the web.  All those things have come a long way from what they once used to be. Audio has come a long way from the old record player and 8 track players. Know we have mp3 players and satellite radio. Also we have digital downloads for our music, and audio books. One thing in the audio entertainment industry that hasn’t changed much is going to concerts. I mean concerts have changed, because know there might be laser light shows, smoke/fog, fireworks etc. The thing that hasn’t changed is even with all the new technology that is out there, people still go to see their favorite artist. That is one thing that has not and probably will never change, unless they make holograms of the artists and they can play from one location and be able to project that hologram to say the sandstone amphitheater, kind of like the holograms they have on Star Wars.

Video has come a long way from the old black and white TV with just a few channels, to being able to connect your computer to your TV and using it as a big computer monitor. Also you can stream movies from the internet or computer straight to your TV. Know you can even stream and watch some TV shows on your cell phone. Also on news stations, they have motion backgrounds. Like if you notice the backgrounds that start at the beginning of the news stations, also like on ESPN. Motion backgrounds has changed some of the way news stations introduce there show to the public.

Pictures has changed so much from the way you can implement pictures on the internet, videos, Face book and from cell phone to cell phone with the click of a button. Pictures have changed from back in the early 1900’s, where you had a huge camera and had to hold a light bulb to take certain pictures, that were black in white. To know you have cameras that are small enough to be on a cell phone, that can take amazing quality pictures. For instance, on the I phone they have HDR and retina display, and it can compare to an 8-12 megapixel camera. Also you can take your pictures and be able to send them to your Face book or to your friends and be able to edit your pictures  right on your cell phone.

The web/computer has drastically changed from the late 1900’s to know. The old computer used to be massive, about the size of an entire room. Know we have computers that you can easily carry with you from place to place. Also your Smartphone’s are pretty much a small computer in your hands. If you think about it, you can search the web, watch videos, transfer files to and from your smart phone, edit video and photos.  The internet has changed from the very basic websites, to having interactive sites and being able to communicate with other people across the world with the click of a button. Also Windows/Bill Gates and Mac/ Apple/ Steve Jobs have changed the revolution of computers and technology.

References

http://www.computersciencelab.com/ComputerHistory/HistoryPt3.htm

http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/cameras.html

http://www.tvhistory.tv/History%20of%20TV.htm

http://www.high-techproductions.com/historyoftelevision.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Internet

http://www.walthowe.com/navnet/history.html

http://www.davesite.com/webstation/net-history1.shtml

I also used my own basic knowledge on history of certain multimedia.

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Ever since the VCR

Ever since the VCR came out in the early 1970’s, electronics has taken a toll on supply and demand. With new things coming from left to right, no one is sure when it comes to buy new electronics. According to an article written by Michael Kanello for news.com, this is the golden age of the flat-panel TV. When the flat-panel TV was introduced in 1998 the price was incredibly high. Yes, there were people who were willing to buy them because of the better quality, but soon enough other companies started to make better versions and prices went down. For consumers it’s tough to go ahead and purchase a new TV because they know sooner or later that price will come down within less of a year from its introduction. Ether way there was a high demand for flat-panels and the manufactures could not keep up with the demand.  From 1998 through most of 2001, manufactures of the flat-panels and the companies that craft the finished monitors were suffering from an excess of competition. (Kanello 2002) The manufactures of the flat-panels could not get the sufficient amount of parts to make them. LCD glass is the main component of the monitor, and there had been a shortage due to the great demand for it. It was mostly due to the fact that everything from laptop notebook to cell phones used it for the screens. This created a supply glut in 1998 and 1998 because manufactures prompted to invest more in glass plants located in Taiwan and Korea. By the year 2000 the price of flat-panel drop %200 in six weeks on products that were priced at $700. Manufactures at times ended up sell their products as low as $30 off the retail price. As prices being to fall, more and more demand for desktop flat-panel began to spur. This high demand doubled unit shipment within a year and notebook and other LCD products continued to spur. By the end of 2001 companies began to separate, Hewlett-Packard saw more production than other companies such Apple who saw lower revenue estimates. The demand for flat-panels continues to grow up to this date. Even though the economy has slowed purchases, there are still extra panels in stock and the fear of undersupply did not happen.  Price continues to fall but there has not been a drastic change. With new advances and upgrades supply could tighten again and we can see a flow of demand go up and prices come down. Just like the VCR in the 70’s people still purchase them today but not at the prices they paid when they first came out.

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Power of Public Speaking

Power of Public Speaking
Advantages & Disadvantages
Conversation vs. Public Speaking
Confidence
Communication Process
Making Public Speaking Work
Conclusion

Power of Speaking

Historians & Public Speaking

Egyptian Period
 World Cultures
 U.S Presidents

Modern Times & Public
Speaking

Activist
 Famous Orators

Advantages & Disadvantages

Advantages

Others Gaining knowledge

Influencing
Sharing Ideas

Courage to go beyond

Government Officials
Fighting for you right

Disadvantages

No Audience

Un amused
Don’t care much for your topic

Public Mistakes

Humility

Conversation vs. Public Speaking

Similarities

Can learn from both
 Audience
 Listener Feedback

Differences

Public Speaking

Highly Prepared
 More formal language

Different method of delivery

Gaining Confidence

Fighting stage fright

Nervousness

Its Normal
 Dealing with it

Research Studies

Being Prepared

Your Topic
 Think Positively
 Visualization

Communication Process

Speaker
Message
Channel

Listener
Feedback
Interference

Situation

Making Public Speaking Work

Avoiding Ethnocentrism

Entertaining

Part of every culture

Changing peoples lives
 Create new ideas

Making A Difference

Changing lives
 Creating new ideas

In Conclusion…

Public Speaking has Personal
Empowerment
 Growing Diversity

References

Stephen E. L. (2004). The Art of Public Speaking
[University of Phoenix E-Book]. McGraw-Hill
Companies. Retrieved June 30, 2005, from the
University of Phoenix, Resource, COM110-
Interdisciplinary Capstone Course Web site: https:

//ecampus.phoenix.edu/secure/resource/resource.asp

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Does the Internet make you dumber? I guess so. As I read through the passage, I found some important points of view.

My ideas on the topic

Chen Shen

30th Jun 2010

Does the Internet make you dumber? I guess so. As I read through the passage, I found some important points of view.

 

The first one is at the second paragraph. It says that compared to those who do one thing at a time, people who do many tasks at one time will result in less creative and productive. That’s true. When I study 3 subjects at the same time, I feel exhausted and can’t absorb new things and even think about how to do these things well. But if I attempt to concentrate on only one subject, I would do much better and be more creative at my own work.

 

The second point is that the use of computer may result in poor critical thinking, less imagination and much less able to distinguish important information from trivia. The Internet is convenient though, there is too much information on the website, so it’s hard for us to pick out the exact answers we need.

 

The third point is concerned as the distractions and interruptions of net make us become scattered and superficial thinkers. The experiment at Cornell University gives us an example how the computers affect our grade. It shows that the students who have kept their computers shut have more advantages to absorb new things because they didn’t even touch the power button. It may sounds strange, but that’s true. As for me, it’s easy to study at school but home because there aren’t computers in our classroom.

 

In a word, computers are good at searching information but not finding what ideas are in your mind. So why not use our brain instead? If computers may make us dumber, why not just leave it under your bed and from now on, be a brain–worker.

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I agree with this point. In the past years, the reason that education was grown slowly just because we could only communicate with teachers in the class, that means if we had problems, we have to wait until school time to ask teachers, sometimes there were so many students that teachers can’t answer all the questions one by one. Recently, many technologies were invented and we can solve our questions not only from teachers but also from people on online. We can ask teachers for help on the Internet.

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Sandy Shen

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Technology can change education

 

I agree with this point. In the past years, the reason that education was grown slowly just because we could only communicate with teachers in the class, that means if we had problems, we have to wait until school time to ask teachers, sometimes there were so many students that teachers can’t answer all the questions one by one. Recently, many technologies were invented and we can solve our questions not only from teachers but also from people on online. We can ask teachers for help on the Internet.

 

However, it may cause some new problems. Once students have laptop and can use in the class, some of them might chat with friends instead of paying attention. And if we do every project on the Internet, we would lose ability of communicating.

 

In conclusion, technology can improve education, but we can’t over-reliable on them. Making right use of the technology and keeping communicating with teachers, this will change education.

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Nowadays, the Internet becomes more and more important in our daily life. But with the growing of the Internet, people get scattered much easier than the time that weren’t have so many computers in our lives.

 

Distractions From The Internet

Nowadays, the Internet becomes more and more important in our daily life. But with the growing of the Internet, people get scattered much easier than the time that weren’t have so many computers in our lives.

 

The point is concerned as the distractions and interruptions of net make us become scattered and superficial thinkers. The experiment at Cornell University gives us an example how the computers affect our grade. It shows that the students who have kept their computers shut have more advantages to absorb new things because they didn’t even touch the power button. It may sounds strange, but that’s true. As for me, it’s easy to study at school but home because there aren’t computers in our classroom.

 

 

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As Americans, who watch television on a regular basis; we tend to forget how much money is used to produce a single ad. Most of the time we do not want to sit through one commercial let alone five in-between segments of an airing show, although, unless one has DVR, this is not an option.

As Americans, who watch television on a regular basis; we tend to forget how much money is used to produce a single ad.  Most of the time we do not want to sit through one commercial let alone five in-between segments of an airing show, although, unless one has DVR, this is not an option.  American people like it or not are consciously and unconsciously somewhat brainwashed by a small thirty second commercial ad.   In researching some influences on American culture, I stumbled upon a great way to look at this question and in reality, something I had never actually thought of (Hint: This is what the commercial producer wants, to trick the mind).  Commercials imply that if you buy their product you will receive something in return, although, that something in return is not the actual product.  For example, if you buy Cover Girl mascara, your lashes will be longer or if you buy “Big Red Gum” you will be able to kiss for a longer period of time.  Not to mention, some of the commercials on name brand clothes and other items with celebrities, where the Ad gives you the idea that this particular clothing or other item will make you sexier.  If we are honest and really pay attention to T.V. Ads we can begin to see that each individual ad is actually out of almost all of Americans grasp.  Though, America continues to strive to be in that small margin of people and we continue buying the advertised item, hoping to change somehow.  Is this because we are so competitive?  To me, most of us subconsciously are persuaded in a certain Ads direction, due to visual tricking of the eye and mind. We as America have fallen fast for these persuasive Ads

Obviously, if I could do something about T.V. commercials I would like to see the subconscious brainwashing banned.  Especially when it comes to Ads directed at small to teenage children.  I remember as a kid watching commercials for certain toys that looked, sounded and worked so good.  When a specific toy was actually bought for me, it would be much smaller than portrayed or not work as well as it had on the commercial.  As younger to older teens struggle with peer pressure in so many ways, I do not feel that we should add to this menace.  Commercials, simply put, are kinds of peer pressure on different levels.  Whether it is a walking doll for a small child, a certain style of shoes for a teen or a certain make of car for an adult, commercials reek of peer pressure and false promises.  Hopefully one day, we as America will see the harm and hurt these Ads can cause and will be able to alter the way television commercials are portrayed.

Side Note:  Just think of “Super Bowl Commercials,” these commercials are the biggest production for decades.  Realize how many people watch these commercials and know that why this is such a big time for great commercials is because “MOST” of America is viewing T.V. for the duration of the football game.  It’s like fishing, when the fish are biting on the south side of the lake, you don’t go to the north side and hope for the best.  Instead, you throw in your line on the south side because that is where you will have the most consumers.  Same goes for the Super Bowl commercials.

References:

Berger, A. (2008). Seeing is Believing: An Introduction to Visual Communication (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Sundem, Garth.  “How do TV commercials influence American culture?”  11 March 2011.  HowStuffWorks.com.

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The Biometric system is a pattern recognition system, it essentially works by getting biometric data acquired from the person. There are two modes in which the biometric system operates; the verification mode or the identification mode. (Jain, A, K, Fellow, IEEE, Ross, A, Member, IEEE, & Prabhakar, Member, IEEE, (2004)

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Individual: Technology and Communication Paper

Robert Nicol

CJA/304 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

May 14, 2012

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The Biometric system is a pattern recognition system, it essentially works by getting biometric data acquired from the person. There are two modes in which the biometric system operates; the verification mode or the identification mode. (Jain, A, K, Fellow, IEEE, Ross, A, Member, IEEE, & Prabhakar, Member, IEEE, (2004)

The verification mode validates the identity of a person by matching captured biometric data with their own biometric templates that are stored within the database system. This system recognizes the person through various forms of identification; personal identification number (PIN), a user name or by a smart card. Identity verification is used for positive recognition, to prevent other people from using the someone else’s identity. (Wayman, J, L, (2001)

 

The identification mode is a system that recognizes the person by searching templates of all the people within the database; the system does a comparison to establish the true identity of the individual. This system helps in preventing one person from using multiple identities. (Jain, A, K, Fellow, IEEE, Ross, A, Member, IEEE, & Prabhakar, Member, IEEE, (2004)

 

IAFIS (Integrated Automatic Fingerprint Identification System), This system was brought about on July 28,1999, Before the AFIS there was the ten-print card system which was very time consuming and could take weeks to process a single submission. With the new IAFIS system, it takes about twenty-seven minutes for an electronic fingerprint submission, for an average time of

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response. This system can be called upon twenty-four hours a day, all year long. This is to aid our law enforcement agencies in solving and catching criminals and terrorists

The IAFIS system not only include fingerprints, it also corresponds mug shots, criminal history, aliases, physical characteristics (such as height, weight, eye and hair color), and tattoo pictures.

Within this system are civil fingerprints, members of the military and anyone that is employed by the federal government. All submissions of fingerprints and criminal history is submitted to by the state, local and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily.

The Integrated Automatic Fingerprint Identification System is the biggest biometric database in the world, it has the criminal history and fingerprints of over seventy million subjects, it also holds over thirty-one million civil prints.

The United States and International Law Enforcement Agencies who ally who the U.S., have submitted seven-three thousand prints of known and suspected terrorists.

The Facial Recognition System (FRS)is a computer application identifies and verifies a person automatically through digital imaging and/or a video frame. One way this is done is by

comparing facial features from a pictured image and the facial database.

 

This system is generally used within security systems and can be matched to other Biometrics

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such as The IAFIS system or the Iris recognition System (eye identification).

 

There are three techniques to facial recognition; there is the Traditional method facial recognition algorithms identifies faces through landmarks or facial features from the individuals, such as the shape of the persons nose, cheekbones and the size and/or shape of their eyes. These features are used to search for images with the matching features. (Bonsor, K, (2012)

 

The three-dimensional facial recognition technique uses 3D sensors in order to gather information concerning the shape of an individuals’ face. The information is used to identify the face from a range of viewing angles, it also captures distinctive features of the face, like the contour of the eye sockets, the shape of the nose and the structure of the chin. (Williams, M, (n.d.)

 

Every ones face has distinctive landmarks that differ from another. FaceIt defines these marks as nodal points. Every person has about eighty nodal points upon their face. The soft ware measured the distance between the eyes, the width of a nose, the length of a persons’ jaw line and the shape of the cheekbones. The nodal points are created into a numerical code, called the face-print.

 

Three-dimensional facial recognition has one advantage over the other techniques and that is

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that it is not affected by changes in the lighting. The sensors operate by creating a structured light

onto the face. (Greene, L, (2001)

 

A newer technique that is arising is the Skin Texture Analysis which uses the visual details of the skin that is captured by digital or scanned images. The Skin Texture Analysis creates a mathematical space from the unique patterns, spots and lines that are apparent on a person’s skin.

 

     Ralph Gross, a researcher at Carnegie Mello Robotics Institution states that there is one problem with the facial recognition system; that is that it is fairly good with full frontal and twenty degrees off positioning; it is not effective at the profile position.

There are other conditions in which the facial recognition system is not effective properly; that is in poor lighting or of the person’s face is partially covered such as wearing sunglasses or if they have long hair. If the person is smiling the system can be ineffective.

 

One of the positive effects technology has had on within the criminal justice system is that the police are more efficient in identifying and capturing criminals. Within the biometric database they are able to store more information and are able to abstract that information a lot faster than they used to.

 

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One of the negative effects is that some of these techniques have flaws that could lead to

misguiding information, plus, as much as the police use computers to prevent criminal activity, the criminals are using the computers to commit crimes; such as fraud, embezzlement and laundering money.

 

I feel that no single technique or technologies are any more important than the others, each has its own advantages and disadvantages. The Mobile data terminals are great as they allow the officers to transmit information directly with dispatch and other officers, also with the Mobile data terminals they are able to communicate via mobile computer network so that they can receive criminal histories on people that they communicate with and even relay messages between other officers about suspicious activities while on patrol.

The Iris scan is generally used in security that allows certain people admission into secured areas of a building although one problem associated with this devise is that it will admit a person through a picture image of the legit person.

 

With Live scan it is more convenient because there is no mess from ink and there is little chance of mistakes that could occur doing traditional methods of fingerprinting, such as using too much ink or the person rolling their finger during the process. Also it only takes about seventy-two hours for the officer to receive results with Live scan as the tradition method could take up to

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two months to get the results back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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References

 

Bonsor, K, (2012), “How Facial Recognition Systems Work”, http://computer.howstuffworks.com/facial-reconition.htm. Retrieved from Wikipedia on June 3, 2012

 

Greene, L, (2001), “Face-scans match few suspects”, (SHTLM), St. Petersburg Times, http://www.sptimes.com/news/021601/TampaBay/Face scans match few .shtml, Retrieved June 3, 2012

 

Jain, A, K, Fellow, IEEE, Ross, A, Member, IEEE, & Prabhakar, Member, IEEE, (2004), An Introduction to Biometric Recognition, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS FOR VIDEO TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 14, NO. 1

 

Wayman, J, L, (2001), “Fundamentals of biometric authentication technologies”, Int. J. Image Graphics, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 93-113

 

Williams, M, (n.d.), “Better Face-Recognition Software”, http://technologyreview.com/infotech/18796/?a=f. Retrieved from Wikipedia on June 3,