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Work Trends - Contractors, Temporary Workers, Annualised Hours - Work Trends - Contractors, Temporary Workers, Annualised Hours Changing working environments Trends · Use of contractors · More temporary workers · Annualised hours · More part-time working · Self-employment · Hiring consultants Employers Advantages Disadvantages 1. Less cost less employment costs helping the business compete 2. Hiring consultants bring experts into the business 3. business can cope with sudden and unexpected changes in sale 4. Less hiring costs 5. Les costs. Flexible workforce can reduce employment costs, helping a business to compete more effectively with other businesses 6....   [tags: Business Management Studies] 342 words
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Art Trends In The 1920's - Art Trends In The 1920's The art of the 20th century contained many elements previous styles that had begun in the late 19th century. The Impressionists had abandoned the appearance of nature to concentrate on color and its relation to the quality of light. (Collier's Encyclopedia, 745) This was then abandoned for a kind expressionism, a personal and subjective style created. A number of outstanding 20th century artists working outside the many movements of art created works of great individuality....   [tags: Art]
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Trends in Computer Architecture - Trends in Computer Architecture Since the introduction of the first computer, the search for computer architecture that is faster, smaller, and more efficient has been a constant goal of the computer industry. The first computers were large, heavy machines composed of thousands of vacuum tubes. The development of the transistor created the next evolution in computer architecture, the microchip. This is the architecture used in the current generation of computers. Like its vacuum tube predecessor, this architecture of utilizing transistors, can only go so far....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Do Trends Ever Really Die - Bell Bottoms, beads, polyester, and bandannas - items that defined the seventies, and the nineties. Throughout time cultures have copied the earlier generations trends. Big Band music and swing music both originated in the nineteen twenties, but once again became popular in the nineties. A fashion trend that is dying out very quickly is the wearing of baggy pants. They are pants that seem to fit in the waist, but then drastically get larger. The pants will become obsolete in 2 years, but only to be reborn some twenty years later....   [tags: essays research papers] 500 words
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Trends of Democratization in Colombia - ... (CIA, 2014) In addition to the state’s boundaries, three important geographical points can be identified on the map above. Firstly, Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, which is centrally located within the state. Another geographic landmark is the Andes, the longest continental mountain range, which runs through the western side of Colombia from north to south. Lastly, to the east of Bogotá and the Andes is Los Llanos, a grassland plain which extends into Venezuela and undergoes extreme climate change....   [tags: politics, demographics, geography] 533 words
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Pros and Cons of Globalization for Suppliers and Businesses - ... Moreover it could also avoid the use of an office, because workers could telecommute from home. This can also decrease the time in which a task can be completed by videoconference between different branches and the use of software’s. In addition technology not only saves money but also can save time. What some decades ago could only be done by humans, nowadays can be performed by machines and computers in less time and more efficiently. But technology also has drawbacks. If a company were based on software, for example an e-commerce, it would add extra expenses to the firm that would have to keep up with industry trends by continuously actualizing the software....   [tags: keeping pace with economic trends] 541 words
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Tech Trends and Gadgets - Tech-savvy individuals like using different kinds of technology. For them, these advances have made their lives so much better. For one, they can connect with their friends and families anywhere they go, even if they're away from their computer desks. Two, gadgets made their lives more organised thanks to mobile apps, such as Evernote or Bliss Control (http://www.tech-noob.com/popular-web-apps-to-make-2013-your-year/). Lastly, business transactions are becoming more efficient thanks to mobile technology....   [tags: mobile banking apps, scanadu scout] 544 words
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The Changing Depictions of Cleopatra's Legacy - Changing social habits of a contemporary society have seen Cleopatra depicted in many different ways. Whilst few artefacts remain of the true image of Cleopatra, we see from her portrait on the coins (Fear, 2008, p, 21 Fig 1.4) that despite being no legendary beauty, she had the power to captivate two of the greatest Romans of her time. Cleopatra consummated her union with Julius Caesar, which strengthened her grip on the throne, following his assassination; she formed alliance with Mark Antony, in opposition to Octavian, a coalition that would lead to her downfall as both Antony and Cleopatra’s combined forces would be defeated against Octavian in the battle of Actium in 31 BCE....   [tags: society, trends, powerful] 549 words
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Emerging Trends in the Field of Psychology - Psychology, from the moment of its inception, has been a source of fascination for one and all. In its most generalized form, psychology can be understood as study of behavior and mental processes (Rathus, 2007). The technical concept of psychology has progressed through various meanings from the study of the soul, then consciousness, then to behavior. Now it is seen as a study of the cognitive aspects to constructive aspects. Like its meaning and conceptualization, trends in the field of psychology; pure and applied, have been continuously changing and developing to meet the needs of the society....   [tags: Positive Psychology, Cyber Therapy]
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Summary of The European Environment-State and Outlook 2010-Soil - Humans and the environment on which we live rely on soil for plant growth, provision of water and the storage of carbon. From that point we can infer that soil is linked to everything around us and plays many significant roles in sustaining life on earth. In “the European Environment- State and outlook 2010” article, the author presents a pan-European outlook on the state of soil in Europe. He describes the major soil degradation, the main trends, outlook, its impact, and the response policy. The author works together with the European Environment Agency (EEA), and the European Commission to provide us with these valuable information about the state of soil in Europe which help us to better...   [tags: soil, degradation, trends, impact, policy] 570 words
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Eating Disorders and Social Trends - Have you ever heard about eating disorder. eating disorder means that conditions defined by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual's physical and mental health. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eating_disorder). Nowadays, eating disorder more and more serious. Many people suffered from this. Even few people died because of this. Then, why did this disease break born. Eating disorder's causing can explained to social trend and problems of the individual....   [tags: abnormal eating habits] 609 words
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Book Trends in the United States - Despite the prices of books have been constantly increasing by day by day but the publication activities have also rapidly been increasing. That rise in the prices of books is justified by an improvement in the book production and publishing standards (Thompson, 2005). A survey has been carried out by the American Association of Publishers (AAP) which suggests that serious reading is far more popular than poetry and fiction. Moreover, the popular kind of reading includes history, poetry, religion, politics, and text books etc....   [tags: Research Analysis ] 613 words
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E-Commerce Trends: Viral Marketing - E-Commerce Trends: Viral Marketing For years businesses have understood the power of word-of-mouth advertising; both positive and negative. Enough negative comments spread by unhappy customers can have a devastating impact, and it is obviously desirable to have people spreading the word about the positive attributes of a business's product or service. Yet until recently, although companies certainly have paid attention to popular buzz, marketing campaigns have not been planned based mostly, or entirely, on getting people to "spread the word." E-commerce has changed this....   [tags: Papers] 617 words
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Improving Your Marketability: Keeping Up with Trends - With the ever changing world of business, maintaing competitive edge is important. Businesses and employees are in a constant battle to keep themselves on the lips of consumers and employers. Keeping up to date with the current trends is a must. As the new year rolls around, rededicating yourself or your business to improving marketability is an essential step to continued success. For the best ways to keep current and prominent, follow these simple tips. <h3> Create a Plan </h3> The way to improve marketability isn't a single path....   [tags: one of the keys to success] 617 words
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Policies, Law and Regulations that Affect Businesses: Demographic Trends - Demographics and demographic trends There are various demographics that affect business. These are the many traits that can dictate buying or product preferences of consumers. Businesses identify their major clients via these various traits. Afterwards they target consumers having similar characteristics in their promotions and advertisements. Targeting clients with similar demographic traits assists in maximizing a business’ sales and profits. In spite of growing overall population, the accessibility of skilled labor is indeed wearing out, not only in advanced countries, but also in developing countries (Raducha, 2010)....   [tags: market interests, consumers] 619 words
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Trends in the Automotive Industry - Trends in the Automotive Industry 1. Consolidation The trends in the automobile industry present through the 1990s intensified as the industry moved into the twenty-first century. Global convergence stood out as a major issue. And the consolidation was continuing from 1990 to 2000. 2. Mergers and acquisition There was a great deal of consensus amongst commentators that in a few years the industry would consist of no more than six giants, with a peppering of niche players....   [tags: Papers] 625 words
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Investigating the Retail Trends in Cambridge City Center - Investigating the Retail Trends in Cambridge City Center * A high rent shopping area (Petty Curie, Sydney Street) * An office or business area, with banks, building societies, solicitors * A market area, the historic core * An area of specialized shops (Waterstones books, Grays sport shop, Heffers book store (trinity street)) in frame of cbd where rents are lower * An educational area (Trumpington Rd, Kings Parade, Trinity street) * Shops often locate near each other to benefit from number of potential customers (petty Curie) Retail clustering Theoretical background: Core and frame concept: * Within the core of the CBD...   [tags: Papers] 637 words
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Sustainability of Metallic Mining - Introduction Metallic mining is a vital part of today’s civilization, where so many components of our everyday life put high demands on the natural resources. At current demand and consumption rates the sustainability of metallic minerals is unknown. The article “Assessing the long run availability of copper” and its response “On the sustainability of metal supplies” gives insight to matters that we as a society will be facing in the near future. Summary Paper 1 Tilton and Lagos make note that an increase in population at the current demand will inevitably lead to scarcity....   [tags: trends, limitations, scarcity]
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The Best Investment of Property Foreclosures - ... The Stockton area does not come highly recommended. A lot of homes in the Stockton area have negative equity. There are also many foreclosures. With so many houses on the market, the re-sale time would take longer. With more inventory, buyers have many more options. In Chapel Hill, not many listings come up. So when one does, it sells quickly. The average sale price for a 3 bedroom 2 bath in Stockton is currently $166,000. The average sale price in Chapel Hill for the same type of property is currently $311,000....   [tags: career, purchase, trends, cost, location] 693 words
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Latin America when It Was Under Liberal Rule - Time and rules have been transforming countries in many ways; especially, in the 1850’s and the 1920’s, when liberals were firmly in control across Latin American region. Liberalism can be defined as a dominant political philosophy in which almost every Latin American country was affected. A sense of progress over tradition, reason over faith, and free market over government control. Although each country was different, all liberals pursued similar policies. They emphasize on legal equality for all citizens, progress, free trade, anti-slavery, and removing power from church....   [tags: breaking colonial molds, following European trends] 699 words
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Past and Current Trends of Drug Abuse in the United States - Past and Current Trends of Drug Abuse in the United States      Drug abuse has changed over the years due to the trends that Americans face from the encouragement of different cultures. The abuse of substances creates many health problems. The following will discuss the past and current trends of drug use and the effects these drugs have on the health of the individuals who abuse the drugs.      The use of cocaine in the United States has declined over the last twenty years while the use of crack has increased....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays] 700 words
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Globalization: History, Trends, and Technologies - ... The advantages of free trade are described by the theory of comparative advantage, which defined means a lower relative cost of production than someone else. With this as long as each country specializes in products that it has a comparative advantage in, trade will be beneficial to both countries. There seem to be valid reasons that globalization could develop into minimal liberty, not more. In any event, technological, psychological, demographic, and economic forces that appear beyond the control of any country are driving globalization....   [tags: economy, communication, market] 703 words
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The Role of Fashion Trends on the Day to Day Life of People - ... Fashion trends, however, can be compared to a circle, where we notice that some of the old trends have made their comeback .Some of these trends include the skinny jeans, crop tops, thigh-high boots, large hoop earrings, "the Bob" haircut, tie dye, and big purses. While clothing was once a simple human necessity used for warmth and modesty ,fashion trends have come a long way, now playing an important in people’s everyday life, allowing them to create an outlet to show off their creativity by expressing themselves as well as opening the doors for many job opportunities....   [tags: creativity and self-expression] 703 words
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Article Analysis: Trends in Gasoline Consumption - ... The consumer consumption patterns of gasoline have indicated a decline in our gas-guzzling ways as noted in the article by Philip LeBeau, Why America is losing its gas-guzzling ways. Many factors are contributing to the decrease in gasoline consumption such as more efficient vehicles, Americans sharing cars, telecommuting, and online shopping. All of these factors have created a modest shift from the gas-guzzling ways we had been accustomed to. Consumers purchase goods for both self-interest and necessities....   [tags: demand, consumer, automobile] 708 words
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Comparing and Contrasting Trends During the Baroque and Rococo Periods - Historically, periodical inspired subjects, discoveries of new techniques and the intrapersonal desires and interests of the artists themselves have influenced artistic tendencies and dictated similar and diverse trends throughout artistic periods. The Baroque and Rococo periods are exemplarily periods to extensively compare and contrast trends in artists’ pieces and notice one’s influence in another’s paintings. Comparing the work of Baroque painters Michelangelo Caravaggio and Jan Vermeer to Romantic era painter Francisco de Goya, one can see trends that were developed and perfected, passed down from generation to generation over time; and also how each artist contributed personal attribu...   [tags: art, shadows, space] 719 words
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Recent Trends in Economic Variables - In order to assess the current state of the economy, the examination of important economic indicators or variables has always played a vital role in the understanding of the complex economic systems we live in. The analysis of these economic variables studied by many, not only has served as a tool to evaluate the current economic performance of a country, but also has allowed experts to envisage and continue the pavement of an economy's road. Currently, some economic variables have had favorable improvements indicating a general good outlook for the economy for the following months, requiring a further individual analysis and comparisons in order to foresee crisis or successes....   [tags: economic system, price index, gdp, pmi] 724 words
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Taking a Look at the City of Atlanta - ... Sales tax revenue is extremely flexible due to changes in economic performance associated with disposable income and unemployment levels. Despite still declining revenues, the budget avoids service cuts and property tax hikes, while adding about a million dollars to the city’s $126 million reserve fund (Shapiro 2013). These conditions play an important role in how revenue decisions are made. Revenue Decisions General revenue expectations and future allocations are fixed by law via the authority of the Budget Commission....   [tags: revenue trends] 741 words
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Recent Trends in Document Clustering with Evolutionary-Based Algorithms - Document clustering is the process of organizing a particular electronic corpus of documents into subgroups of similar text features. Previously, a number of statistical algorithms had been applied to perform clustering to the data including the text documents. There are recent endeavors to enhance the performance of the clustering with the optimization based algorithms such as the evolutionary algorithms. Thus, document clustering with evolutionary algorithms became an emerging topic that gained more attention in the recent years....   [tags: clustering, inspection, research]
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Identifying Facts and Trends for SBE 'Digi-Wave' - A business has to act and react to what happens inside and outside of the company. Businesses exist within an external environment. This external environment is concerned with consumption and production. Economics is one of the main factors which is related to costs and prices of goods. What consumers want and need income, interest rates, exchange rates and rate of inflation (Sloman &Boer, 2009). This report undertakes secondary research to identify facts and trends for our SBE named as ‘Digi-wave’....   [tags: Economics]
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Trends in Obesity Since 1985 - ... Socioeconomic status is a cause that led people to being obesity. In 1988-1994 and 2007-2008 the obesity prevalence in adults increased in income and education levels. The CDC stated that, “Among men, obesity prevalence is generally similar at all income levels, however, among non-Hispanic black and Mexican-American men those with higher income are more likely to be obese than those with low income”(Ogden, 2). For women if they had higher income they are less likely to be obese than women who has low income....   [tags: diet, income, prevalence ] 754 words
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Current State of the Real Estate Market - ... These individuals looking for a property to either live in for a while, such as raising a family, or to rent out will see a significant return on their investment when the time comes to sell. As with any investment, a little patience is all you need. 10-year Treasury rates are expected to rise to about 3.3% by year-end from around 2.7% now. A rate rise on that scale wouldn’t likely be troubling for the Fed and would represent only the beginning of a return to normal rates after an unusual period of exceptionally low ones....   [tags: investment and development trends] 757 words
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Fashion: Following the Coolest Trends - ... For example, shorts fit best in the summer and spring. Leggings would fit best in the fall and winter. There are many types of leggings. Multicolored leggings are like printed, with flowers and any other kind of design. One strange fact about jeans is that it even has a birthday it’s on May 20th. Skinny pants and sweatpants are in fashion right now, as you can see I wear skinny jeans almost everyday. Pajamas are the softest, don’t you agree. In my opinion pajamas are the best type of pants to wear....   [tags: change, style, clothing, accessories, shoes] 773 words
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Celebrity Culture and Fashion Trends - ... When he was first spotted wearing a Harmax suit in 2009, sales rapidly increased for the company. Hartmax took advantage of the immense opportunity and advertised on their official website “Dressing Presidential. Pick your power suit. President-elect Barack Obama found his at Hart Schaffner Marx” (Jones 1). Since using President Obama, sales in suits has rapidly increased saving the nearly bankrupt company. Furthermore, men of all ages have increasing been influenced by celebrity endorsements used by the fashion industry....   [tags: actors, actresses, politicians, musicians] 798 words
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Forecasting Financial Markets to Bring Fortune - ... Technical analysis can be done for stocks, futures and commodities, fixed-income securities, forex, etc. A chartist analyzes price charts only, while the technical analyst studies technical indicators derived from price and volume changes. Technical analysts examine the price and volume action of the financial markets instead of the fundamental factors. The technical analyst follows the efficient market hypothesis which states that all the relevant market information is reflected in the price with the exception of shocking news such as natural disasters or acts of God....   [tags: analysis, trends, profit] 807 words
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The Past, Present, and Future of Website Designers and Developers - ... (ETC, 2013) Unfortunately websites are very hard for the user to view and navigate through websites not designed for a small screen used on cell phones. This was the new challenge for web designers to solve and with the growth of popularity of mobile usage the web designers needed to make websites for both personal computers and mobile devices. Now often if the user visit a website using a mobile device they will be asked if they want to go to the “mobile site” which are specifically designed for a better user interface and design for the mobile device....   [tags: expectations, trends, evolved, history]
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Reality Bites Back: Guilty Pleasure Analysis - Reality Bites Back, Guilty Pleasure Analysis Human beings require their pleasures for a daily need be filled, whether it be a guilty one or not, the pleasure is there. In Jennifer Pozner’s Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV we step through where reality TV has taken our guilty pleasure on another level. TV is one of every Americans center of attention at some point during the day or week, which provide us with the visualization of what we watch to become a consumption of our life and views....   [tags: human, pleasure, reality, tv, watch, trends] 818 words
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Future Trends in Game Based Learning - ... Today, game-based learning is accessible in many different industries, for four reasons: • The success of game- and simulation-based learning in the aviation, military and healthcare industries provides a powerful proof-of-concept, and an endorsement of learning effectiveness. • Advances in raw processing power with an attendant decrease in cost have brought game-based learning within reach. • The development of stable, flexible game engines and toolkits are driving down the cost of development and reducing the need for 100% custom, from-scratch application development....   [tags: teaching, research, technology] 819 words
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Safe Disposal of Waste: Global Trends to Combat Dumping - Global trends to combat dumping To date, very important is the question of safe disposal of waste. Back in 1992 at the International Forum in Rio de Janeiro , this problem has been called one of the main problems of mankind. Increased interest in this issue is caused by an increase in the annual volume of waste produced in the world ( so far ), and the tangible results of their disposal in landfills or burning in the open. As a result of anaerobic (without air) decomposition of organic matter (about 25 % of waste in landfills ), and various kinds of plastic, an allocation of toxic substances - garbage gas consisting of methane (50% is considered to be the main cause of the greenhouse effect...   [tags: burning, processing in different ways] 822 words
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Trends in Teen Pregnancy Around the World - Teen Pregnancy has been a big epidemic this past century. Not only effecting countries like the United States , Mexico and England but also countries like Canada and Sweden. The big baby boomer epidemic started it all not only in the United states but all over the world. Many people wouldn’t think that Canada has had a problem with teen pregnancy rates but it was one of the many countries that was involved with the baby boomer era. Most people didn’t know pregnancy rates doesn’t just include live births but also abortions and fetal loss rates which many people fail to add in this category....   [tags: decrease, contraception, child, life]
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The Changing Trends of Tattooing - ... An individual will choose to get a tattoo for many reason and those reason haven’t change, it could be a statements of love, religious sign, served as amulets, symbol of something and even down to just being decorations. However, the different in modern tattoo is tattoos that’s the evolving of traditional to 3D inking (3D tattoo) and how crazy realistic it can be. Think about mechanical body fragments, insect crawling off the skin, a gaping hole in the chest with heart being ripped out, yet the tattoo still have a realistic look to it....   [tags: 3d, realistic, culture]
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Future Trends - Future Trends One day in the not-too-distant future, we will be living in an automated world that will make human life simpler. The Next-Generation home will be equipped in such a way that almost anything from lights to appliances will be control by telephone, infrared, voice, and remotely. The Next-Generation home will be wired to handle these simple tasks as well as controlling the thermostat on the heating/air system. Just by picking up a phone, you will be able to turn the exterior and interior lights on and off, operate the motorized blinds, lock and unlock the front door, and open and close the garage door....   [tags: Technology Innovation] 840 words
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Article: Top 7 Business Intelligence Trends - ... It allows end users create personalized reports and analytical queries without IT staff help and allowing them to focus on their own work, benefiting for both end users and IT staff. Self-service BI is used by people who are not tech-savvy. Self-service BI continues to be a vision for many companies in which users are empowered to explore new data sets without much IT support. Visual-data-discovery tools have become synonymous with self-service BI and are growing at three times the pace of the overall BI market....   [tags: Collaboration, Technology] 845 words
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Identifying Long Term Trends - ... Other things to consider would be the inflation and exchange rates depending on the market. Hedging against various currencies would be a great idea in combination with insurance policies to protect Nike from losses in foreign markets. Overall it is imperative to study as many economic variables as possible when working in any market. Until you understand the economy and the financial trends of a region you will be just guessing and then you will probably lose more than you make. (Six key economic variables (Power Points)., 2002) There are many techniques used to forecast market movements and no matter which method your business tends to use they will fall into one of two overarching a...   [tags: nike, economy, market]
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Future Trends on Smart Phones - ... In fact, the sales of popular gaming consoles like PlayStation and Nintendo 3DS have gone down because of smart phones. Qualcomm has come up with a new Snapdragon 805 processor which gives a 40% improvement on graphics and computing power. Such processors will help smart phone vendors to come up with a device which can give a desktop like experience to the users. iv) Mini versions of flagship phones are running amok – There are lots of consumers who find the 5 inch phones not too pocket friendly....   [tags: screen resolutions, water resistant] 853 words
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Instagram: Is It Just a Trend or in It for the Long Haul? - ... There are over two hundred million users. It all started as a picture posting application and turned into the most popular strictly picture and video posting site today. Instagram is responsible for making the word “selfie” popular and why it was added to the dictionary last year. In one day alone, there are 40,000,000 photos uploaded (Moreno). There have been over sixteen billion photos uploaded since the website started (See Figure 2). However, Facebook still holds the record of most photos posted with one hundred-forty billion photos....   [tags: social trends, facebook, social media] 859 words
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Teen Marketing Trends - The paradox of "cool hunting" is that it kills what it finds. In America, as well as across the globe, trends are consistently changing and the trend spotters are trying to keep up with the ever changing ideas of today’s teenagers. Every big-city scene-kid or bored teenager in the suburbs stays connected to the moment's hot clubs, restaurants, hobbies and clothing. Trend Spotters travel the world, watch people shop, eat, and mingle, videotape and photograph them, study census data, examine online journals, chat online with tens of thousands of potential customers, and devour every slice of pop culture in order to keep up with the trends....   [tags: Marketing to Teens] 864 words
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Health Information National Trends Survey - HINTS stands for the Health Information National Trends Survey. The purpose of HINTS is to collect data about the United States public’s use of cancer-related information. HINTS provides information on the changing patterns, needs, and behavior in seeking and supplying cancer information and explores how cancer risks are perceived. While going over the information presented in HINTS 2007, I found that HINTS had improved its methods from the first (2003) and second time (2005) they conducted this study....   [tags: Collect Data, Cacer Related Information]
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics: Coffee Prices - The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), strives to provide interested parties with clear and precise information regarding the US economy through the measurement of working conditions, activities in the labor market and changes in the prices of goods and services. As such, the people it intends to serve is the vast American republic and those specifically interested in learning about emerging issues and trends of the economy. Since the agency receives authority from the federal government, it is therefore safe to say that it works for the American people because, after all, it is the American people who fund the government through taxes....   [tags: commodities, economic trends]
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LGBT Rights on Wall Street - Two important trends facing Wall Street are its expansion of LGBT employee rights over the past decade and its entrance into non-traditional banking centers. These trends are interrelated and deeply affect the LGBT community. As Wall Street has greatly improved its treatment of LGBT employees, it has an opportunity to share this accepting attitude as it expands into new markets. The 1980s were notorious for rampant homophobia on Wall Street, where traders routinely screamed “faggot” on the trading floor and a closeted culture prevailed throughout firms....   [tags: Wall Street, Employee, Trends] 879 words
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Key Industry Trends regarding H & R Block - Key Industry Trends Economics Many factors of the economy help to indicate certain trends in the tax industry. The Gross Domestic Product has been calculated at an increase of 3.9% the first quarter of 2004. Consumer spending has also increased .4% from the last year. Both of these statistics may indicate an upward trend in the nation’s economy. A consumer may have more disposable income therefore, they may be more apt to spend their extra money on a tax preparation service. This would reveal a positive effect for H&R Block....   [tags: essays research papers] 882 words
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The Energy Landscape in 2020 - Introduction By 2020, the world will most likely face three vital trends that could impact on the way we generate and consume energy. The most significant trend will probably be the increasing environmental concerns across the world that forces the government to reduce their reliance on oil to generate energy. This is followed by the increasing hunger for energy from more developing or even undeveloped nations. Furthermore, the current renewable technology may also be improved and expanding at an exponential rate across the globe by 2020, making more renewable energy such as solar and nuclear energy replacing energy generated from oil....   [tags: mega trends, Singapore, challenges]
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A Career as a Fire Fighter - ... Jobs related to firefighters can be found in almost every city because, a job that is related to firefighters is police. Police are related because the both jobs help people and try to help their community in every way they can. Firefighters respond to emergency situations and mostly protect people from the environment and from all types of accidents. They work with the community to increase fire safety awareness’s in order to help fires from occurring in the first place. Firefighters enforce fire safety standards in public by acting and advising on all matters to the protection of life and property from fire and other risks....   [tags: trends, emergency situations] 918 words
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