How Technology Helps Retailers Tap Into Consumer Behavior.

Discussion Prompt #1
Introduce yourself to the other students within this course. Include what you believe to be your current knowledge level of this course topic and what you hope to learn before the course is over.
Discussion Prompt #2
Find recent evidence in the Wall Street Journal and other business publications on how companies are expanding the use of different techniques to understand and impact consumer behavior. Assume you are running your own small business, how do you apply the different techniques that you have learned to identify and understand your target consumers?
Suggested Reading
“How Technology Helps Retailers Tap Into Consumer Behavior” (https://www.forbes.com/sites/sap/2014/08/13/technology-helps-retailers-tap-into-consumer-behavior-video/#27ff46b67149)by David Trites
“The Rewired Company” (https://deloitte.wsj.com/cio/2013/06/04/the-rewired-customer/) by Jonathan Copulsky and Christine Cutten

What are the different types of audit and how is the structure of an audit plan devised? What are the essential techniques used for managing information technology audit quality?

Please answer the following bulleted questions with at least two paragraphs for each response.
 
· How is corporate IT governance different from the usual practice? What are the elements of risk analysis? To what extent are common risk factors within individual applications and information systems helpful?
· What are the different types of audit and how is the structure of an audit plan devised? What are the essential techniques used for managing information technology audit quality?

Explain the individual challenges of national security, homeland security, international security, and human security.

  
Instructions
Conduct a study using your textbook and outside sources on the challenges of security and protection. Write a five-page essay in APA format addressing the following concepts:

 Explain the differences between the following elements:

o international security and national security,
o national security and homeland security, and
o preparedness and mitigation.

 Explain the individual challenges of national security, homeland security, international security, and human security.

o in two of these domains, identify security examples of avoidance and transference.
o analyze obstacles and vulnerabilities of the critical infrastructure key resources (CIKRs) of each domain.

All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Motivation: What’s the Difference?

Comment #1:

According to Cherry & Jacob (2017), “most researchers will  agree that motivation is complex and involves a combination of  extrinsic, or external, rewards, such as money, benefits, and working  conditions, in addition to intrinsic, or internal, needs for  recognition, self-esteem, and self-actualization” (p. 306).  Those that are extrinsically motivated are motivated by external  rewards, while those who are intrinsically motivated are motivated by  internal factors. To motivate someone who is extrinsically motivated,  offering external rewards, such as offering a reward after achieving  certain goals could be beneficial. For example, there are bonuses  offered in some offices when staff achieve certain defined outcomes.  To motivate someone who is intrinsically motivated, motivation comes  from within the individual. Promoting an environment where that person  feels appreciated and heard is particularly important, to meet needs  for recognition, self-esteem, and self-actualization (Cherry &  Jacob, 2017). This can be done by stating appreciation and thanks for  tasks completed and done well.
             According to Huber (2014), “common purpose, agreed-on  performance goals or results-driven structure, competent members, a  common approach for the work, complementary skills, collaborative  relationships, mutual accountability, standards of expertise,  problem-solving and decision-making skills, and interpersonal  skills” are all characteristics of good and effective teams (p.  126). To be performance-driven, teams must have each of these  characteristics and execute the required tasks to achieve the desired  results. Their focus will be on their performance as team, meaning  each of these characteristics need to be executed at a high level.
                                                      References
Cherry, B., & Jacob, S. (2017). Contemporary    nursing: Issues, trends, & management (7th Ed.). St. Louis,  Missouri: Saunders Elsevier.

Huber, D.L. (2014). Leadership and nursing care  management (5th Ed.). St. Louis, Missouri: Saunders Elsevier.

Comment # 2:

Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation are inherently different.  Intrinsic motivation comes from the desire within the person to  perform at a high level for the sake of doing well (Cherry, 2018).  Most intrinsically motivated individuals enjoy doing things well and  enjoy a job well done for no other reason outside of themselves.  Extrinsic motivation comes from outside factors such as gaining a  reward or avoiding a punishment. Most of these individuals are only  motivated by what they will get if they perform a certain task such as  a pay check at work or avoiding a speeding ticket by driving the speed limit.
In the workplace, it is beneficial for nursing leaders to understand  what motivates their staff from an intrinsic versus extrinsic  perspective. Intrinsically motivated employees would respond best from  praise for a job well done from their supervisors. They typically  would need little more than a verbal recognition or a handwritten  thank you card to feel appreciated and to continue their high  performance. Extrinsically motivated individuals would need something  more than the “pat on the back” to feel appreciated. These  employees would prefer to be given something more tangible such as  financial rewards like a performance bonus, gift cards, raises, better  shifts, etc. These types of rewards are typically more difficult to  give out in many healthcare organizations, but it is an important  point to be aware of as a leader, manager or supervisor.
The best performance driven teams share characteristics of both  intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Each team member would value both  intrinsic motivations, so they can feel the satisfaction of their  contribution to the team as well as the extrinsic rewards that  typically come with high performance. Most high performing teams blend  the two together very well to get the most out of each individual contribution.
                                                    Reference
Cherry, K. (2018, October 19). Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Motivation:  What’s the Difference? Retrieved January 2, 2018, from https://www.verywellmind.com/differences-between-extrinsic-and-intrinsic-motivation-2795384

Provide reasons why race and ethnicity may not be reported by health care providers.

1 Provide four reasons why race and ethnicity may not be reported by health care providers.

2 Why was the Race and Health Initiative launched, and what was one of the primary aims of the initiative?
3 Provide at least three examples of problems that face refugees in the United States.

Please use the below textbook for you source
equired Text:
McKenzie, J.F., Pinger, R.R., & Seabert, D.M. (2018). An Introduction to Community & Public Health (9th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Do you think cultural differences can contribute to what foods are habitually eaten?

 
Click here to read the article entitled “Overweight and Obesity Statistics” published by the USDHHS. Analyze the article and answer the following:

In a paragraph, summarize the article overall.
What two things did you learn from this article?
After reading this article, what would you tell someone who eats a poor diet and has some of the risk factors for overweight and obesity? Do you think cultural differences can contribute to what foods are habitually eaten?

Americans are eating “junk” food such as fast food, cookies, and chips in place of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats. How, in your opinion, are fast food or junk food items linked to diseases? Can these foods compromise your nutritional status? Is there a way to measure if junk foods may be negatively affecting your health?

Should there be new laws for expression on the Internet? Why or why not?

 
Please answer all the questions from part A, B, C and D with a minimum of 400 words for each part. 

Please supports main ideas with substantial, relevant, & accurate evidence. 

Part A
Think about the different persuasive strategies used in advertising that were discussed in the textbook (snob appeal, hidden fear…). 
1. Find a current commercial or ad and provide the link so your classmates can view it (this can be a commercial – provide the link, or a print ad – post a photo).  Or you may describe the ad.
2. Explain which persuasive strategy you think is being used (famous person testimonial, plain-folks pitch, snob-appeal approach, bandwagon effect, hidden-fear appeal, irritation advertising).
3. Discuss whether or not you think this commercial or ad is effective. Why?

Part B
Considering the BP oil spill and other cases(Exxon Valdez 1989,Tylenol) cited in this chapter, what are some of the key things an organization can do to respond effectively once a crisis hits? Please use specific examples from the above cases (what did BP do that was positive? what did they do that was negative?) and discuss effective strategies in general.

Part C
Think about the different persuasive strategies used in advertising that were discussed in the textbook (snob appeal, hidden fear…). 
1. Find a current commercial or ad and provide the link so your classmates can view it (this can be a commercial – provide the link, or a print ad – post a photo).  Or you may describe the ad.
2. Explain which persuasive strategy you think is being used (famous person testimonial, plain-folks pitch, snob-appeal approach, bandwagon effect, hidden-fear appeal, irritation advertising).
3. Discuss whether or not you think this commercial or ad is effective. Why?

Part D
1. What kind of communication occurs on the Internet that doesn’t usually occur anywhere else?
2. Is there anything on the Internet that you wish wasn’t there?
3.Should there be new laws for expression on the Internet? Why or why not?

Present real-world examples that describe the significance of designing modular, redundant, and secure network architectures.

 Designing a Network Topology.” Please respond to the following:   

Present real-world examples that describe the significance of designing modular, redundant, and secure network architectures. Defend your answer from a technical perspective.

Describe differences between viral and bacterial infections.

Assignment:
                              Antimicrobial Agents                            
Antimicrobial agents are essential components in the treatment of various bacterial infections as they help to kill or prevent the growth of microbes such as bacteria, fungi, and protozoans. Prior to the discovery of antimicrobial agents, treatment options for patients with bacterial infections were limited. For many patients, treatment often resulted in the amputation of limbs or even death. Today, treatment options for bacterial infections typically have a more positive prognosis. Due to the various types of infections presented in patients, it is essential to be able to identify the underlying cause of the infection—whether bacterial or viral—before recommending drug treatments. This will help you identify whether or not an antimicrobial agent would be appropriate and which specific agent would target the infection. In this Assignment, you consider the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents for infections.
To prepare:

Review this week’s media presentation on principles of antimicrobial therapy, as well as Chapter 8 of the Arcangelo and Peterson text.
Consider the categories of antimicrobial agents.
Think about differences between viral and bacterial infections.
Reflect on why proper identification of the infection is key to selecting the proper antimicrobial agent.

Write a 2- to 3- page paper that addresses the following:

Describe the categories of antimicrobial agents.
Describe differences between viral and bacterial infections.
Explain why proper identification of viral and bacterial infections is key to selecting the proper antimicrobial agent.