Discuss Bandwidth and high-speed communications, how it plays a key part in a successful data center consolidation.

Data Center Consolidation
Read the “Data Center Consolidation at Guardian Life” from Business data communications, 7/e: Case studies.
In at least a three-page paper (excluding the title and reference pages), discuss each element listed below and how it plays a key part in a successful data center consolidation.

Bandwidth and high-speed communications
Cloud computing as a consolidation option
Mobile or ‘pod’ datacenters as consolidation options

Provide examples for each of these aspects to support your discussion as demonstrated in the “Data Center Consolidation at Guardian Life” case study. You must use at least two scholarly sources, in addition to the textbook. Your paper should be formatted according to APA style guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
The Data Center Consolidation paper

Must be three to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
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 use at least two scholarly, peer reviewed, and other credible sources in addition to the course text.

The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.

Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Explain the concept of privacy and its legal protections.

 
You are an information security manager for a large retail sporting goods store. The sporting goods store is involved in the following in which they:

Maintain an internal network and an intranet protected by a firewall
Maintain a Web server in the DMZ that is protected by another firewall
Accept credit card sales in the store and over the Web via e-Commerce transactions
Maintain an email server for employee email communication and communication with other business partners and customers
Maintain a wireless network within the store
Use RFID for inventory and theft prevention
Maintain a Facebook presence
Provide health screening for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other potential health risks

The CEO is concerned about the amount of information that is being collected and maintained within the organization.
Write a page paper in which you:

Describe the major privacy issues facing organizations today.
Analyze the major privacy issues described above and compare that to the potential privacy risks facing the sporting goods store.
Explain the security risks and applicable laws that govern the privacy risk.
Describe the security measures that the organization needs to implement to mitigate the risks.
Use at least three quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your written paper must follow these formatting requirements:
This course requires use of new Student Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
(Note: You’ll be prompted to enter your Blackboard login credentials to view these standards.)

Your paper should include a cover page.
Your paper should be of sufficient length to fully develop your own ideas that address the items called for in the instructions, and not be filled with “filler” information. Write clearly and concisely.
The paper should be double-spaced, 12-point font.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Explain the concept of privacy and its legal protections.
Use technology and information resources to research legal issues in information security.
Write clearly and concisely about information security legal issues and topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions

Identify the key elements of curriculum design and development.

 
Scenario for Assignments 1-3
Assume that you are the curriculum designer for a school district. The school board has requested that several teams develop proposals for new curricula to meet newly established state standards. You and your team must develop the first proposal to provide as a pilot or model for the other teams. You have to first identify a specific curriculum area not currently used in the school district that would greatly benefit the students in the district. Use the Internet or the Strayer Library as well as your textbook to develop a pilot curriculum for a specific discipline area (reading, math, science, etc.) or grade level (K-12) at a local school district.
Assignment 1: Curriculum Inception

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

Describe the school district for which the pilot curriculum will be developed using information for the school district’s publications and / or Website, addressing the following characteristics: (a) geographical location, (b) demographics of the student population, (c) cultural influences (peer culture, race, ethnicity, regional), regional accrediting body standards for curriculum development, (d) state and / or local policies and practices related to curriculum development.
Describe the specific discipline and grade level(s) for which the pilot curriculum will be developed.
Provide a rationale that proposes three (3) benefits to the students of the pilot curriculum.
Provide at least four (4) core instructional goals of the curriculum, providing a rationale for the goals.
Use at least three (3) relevant, scholarly references published in the last seven (7) years. (Note: Wikipedia and other non-government Websites do not qualify as scholarly resources. Review the supplementary readings listed on the first page of the course guide for possible references.)

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Identify the key elements of curriculum design and development.
Compare the philosophical foundations of curriculum.
Develop the strategies and techniques to support curriculum planning.
Design curriculum plan for a current or future school setting.
Create implementation approaches for curriculum.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in curriculum planning.
Write clearly and concisely about curriculum design and development using proper writing mechanics.

Explain why economists consider costs and benefits, instead of only benefits.

  
A. Economists think in terms of key concepts. 
1. List the concepts that economists think in terms of.
2. Define opportunity cost.
3. Use the concept of opportunity cost to explain why some things are not done.
4. Explain why economists consider costs and benefits, instead of only benefits.
5. Give an example from your life where you have considered both costs and benefits.
6. Explain why it is important to consider unintended effects.
B. Movements along a demand curve are called changes in quantity demanded, while shifts to new demand curves are called changes in demand.
1. Explain the differences between a change in quantity demanded and a change in demand.
2. Define the following terms:
a. Normal good
b. Inferior good
c. Substitute
d. Complement
3. Graphically illustrate the difference between an increase in quantity demanded and an increase in demand.
4. Graphically illustrate the difference between a decrease in quantity demanded and a decrease in demand.
5. List the changes that would shift the demand curve rightward.
6. List the changes that would shift the demand curve leftward.
C. A change in a factor of demand or a factor of supply (or both) will change the point of market equilibrium in a predictable way. Explain what will happen to equilibrium price and equilibrium quantity in the following cases:
a. Demand rises and supply is constant.
b. Demand falls and supply is constant.
c. Demand is constant and supply rises.
d. Demand is constant and supply falls.
e. Demand rises by more than supply rises.
f. Demand rises by the same amount that supply rises.
g. Demand rises by less than supply rises.
h. Demand rises by more than supply falls.
i. Demand rises by the same amount that supply falls.
j. Demand rises by less than supply falls.
k. Demand falls by more than supply rises.
l. Demand falls by the same amount that supply rises.
m. Demand falls by less than supply rises.
n. Demand falls by more than supply falls.
o. Demand falls by the same amount that supply falls.
p. Demand falls by less than supply falls.

What are the benefits of doing a pilot program before a full-scale rollout of a new analytical method- ology?

 Read Chapter 2 – Data Analytics Lifecycle(From:  EMC Education Service (Eds). (2015) Data Science and Big Data Analytics: Discovering, Analyzing, Visualizing, and Presenting Data, Indianapolis, IN: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN: 9781118876138 ) and answer the following questions.

1. In which phase would the team expect to invest most of the project time? Why? Where would the team expect to spend the least time?

2. What are the benefits of doing a pilot program before a full-scale rollout of a new analytical method- ology? Discuss this in the context of the mini case study.

3. What kinds of tools would be used in the following phases, and for which kinds of use scenarios?
a.Phase 2: Data preparation
b.Phase 4: Model building

Requirements:
– Typed in a word document.
– Each question should be answered in not less than 150 words.
– Follow APA format.
– Please include at least three (3) reputable sources.

What are the current trends in cultural and social values?

 
Background

Introduce the company and provide the audience with some background information about the company.

Situation Analysis

The Environment

What is the state of the economy?
What are the current trends in cultural and social values?
What are the current political values and trends?
Is there any pending federal, state, or local legislation that could alter the environment?
Any threats to the environment, and therefore the firm?

The Industry

What industry is the firm in?  What are the chief economic and business characteristics of the industry?
Which organizations are major competitors in the industry?  What strategies have competitors been using and have they worked?  What are the relative strengths and weaknesses of the competitors?
Is there a threat of new competitors?  Are there any substitute products in the industry?
What forces are driving change in the industry?
Is the industry attractive?  What factors make it attractive?  Unattractive?

Discuss how you, as a nurse manager, might implement organization- or department-wide changes that would create an environment that engages staff through one or more intrinsic motivators.

   
· Select one time period or situation in which you felt professionally happy, motivated, and fulfilled in your job. What do you remember most about this time period? What are, or were, the various personal and professional factors that helped to shape these feelings?
· Select one time period or situation in which you felt professionally unhappy, disengaged, and unfulfilled in your job. What do you remember most about this time period? What are, or were, the various personal and professional factors that caused these feelings?
·  Consider the potential influence of the five intrinsic motivators during your chosen time period or situation.
 Which intrinsic motivators seem to resonate more with your own perceptions of job fulfillment?
Which motivators do you believe have greater influence on your professional well-being?

To complete
Submit a 3- to 5-page paper in which you do the following:
· Appraise a time when you have felt professionally fulfilled. Describe the setting, your job title, and the roles and responsibilities in which you were engaged. Identify your own key intrinsic motivators and explain how these were evident in this situation. Cite specific examples.
· Appraise a time when you have felt professionally unfulfilled. Describe the setting, your job title, and the roles and responsibilities in which you were engaged. Explain the motivator(s) that were absent and how this impacted your professional performance. Cite specific examples.
· Discuss how you, as a nurse manager, might implement organization- or department-wide changes that would create an environment that engages staff through one or more intrinsic motivators.

How do you think we can improve this understanding of the nurse practitioner role?

  Health Care Reform and the Role of NP 

Frequently when the shortage of primary care providers is mentioned with regard to healthcare reform, insurance companies and other institutions forget to factor in the impact nurse practitioners can have on increasing access. How do you think we can improve this understanding of the nurse practitioner role? 

What would be direct evidence/a specific primary source for the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan?

These discussions should help you understand what a primary source for historical writing is.  
an audio tutorial — http://www.lib.umassd.edu/find/tutorials/PrimarySecondarySources/index.html
http://uottawa.libguides.com/c.php?g=265053&p=1771067
http://research.library.gsu.edu/primaryhistory
In order for any article or book on history–including your textbook–to be written, the author must use primary sources.  These are the direct evidence, the building blocks of history, which allow us to write about what happened in the past, and why it happened.  If an historian were going to write about the world trade center bombing in 2001, would the Declaration of Independence [which IS a primary source for SOME U.S. history] be a primary source?  Of course not.  It gives NO evidence on the world trade center bombing. Look in your textbook or in online google searches for suggestions of primary sources to respond to the assignment questions below.  But do not give a website or hyperlink for your source without citing and explaining the source.
1.  What would be direct evidence/a specific primary source for the founding of the first penal colony in Australia?

2.  What would be direct evidence/a specific primary source for the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan?

3.  What would be a specific primary source for the founding of the Golden Gate Bridge?

For this assignment you are to post one discussion thread in which you post your name as the topic of the thread and provide your ideas of what one or two specific primary sources would be for each of these three historical mileposts listed above.  You will not be able to see your classmates’ postings until you have posted your own ideas.  This is ONE THREAD containing suggested sources for each of the above topics.

After you have posted your ideas, log back in at other times and respond to the ideas of at least three of your classmates on this assignment.  In your response identify if your selected and NAMED classmates’ threads are correct, have good ideas or if you have a suggestion as to the sources s/he has chosen to list.  Be sure to name the persons to whom you are responding.  One of your three responsive postings should be a response to what a fellow student has responded to your specific posting.  YOUR RESPONSES HERE WILL HAVE NO IMPACT ON YOUR CLASSMATE’S GRADE.  Just be honest in your analysis, and if you state the posting of a classmate is good and correct–and it is obviously not–YOU will lose points.   Think about this assignment.  Don’t rush through it.  To complete the assignment, you must post at least four times, including your first thread.  Postings one or two hours from the end of the assignment will not receive many responses–so spread out the times when you post.

You will receive full credit for this assignment if you do each of these submissions—your own thread and responses to three classmates including one in response to a classmate’s response to your posting and your primary sources and remarks on your classmates’ postings are correct and detailed.  Remember this exercise when having to deal with the idea of primary sources in your essay assignments.
The instructor will make comments in an email to you in Blackboard after the discussions are all posted/the due date is reached, in order to guide you on this topic and help you do well on the essay assignments.  Your first primary source analysis assignment is due soon after the due date of this discussion assignment.
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Specific steps that customers can take to protect their data when surfing on publicly accessible networks.

 You’re working for a local coffee shop that offers free wireless access to customers. Your supervisor has asked you to create a flyer for patrons that warns them of the potential dangers of surfing the Internet in public places. Conduct research on the Internet about using public hotspots to access the Internet. Prepare a list of specific steps that customers can take to protect their data when surfing on publicly accessible networks.