Research Database

Dangote Cement Supply Chain Management

The purpose is to determine what effect information and communication technology (ICT) has on supply chain management comparing six companies in Africa. The essay begins with background about Dangote Cement and one of its plants, Dangote Cement Obajana. The paper discusses supply chain management, ICT, and using ICT in supply chain management. Results of the study are reported and discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Teaching Programming With ICT

A 10 page paper. Information communication technology is frequently used in teaching, in fact, ICT is being used in more creative ways at all grade levels and in all types of educational programs. The writer begins by explaining what information communication technology is and how ICT literacy is defined. The writer then discusses two environments that can be used when teaching programming. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

ICT Segments in the Middle East

The ICT market in the Middle East has a great deal of potential to develop. This 4 page paper defines and explains the ICT market segments in this area. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

IT In Business

This 4 page paper answers three questions; 1. What does the terminology “legacy problem” mean and how does it relate to ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)? 2. How ill considered ICT (Information Communication Technology) outsourcing can be risky and dangerous for a company and 3. How the architecture of ICT relates to business strategy?. The bibliography cites 1 source.

Interpreting and Interview About ICT

This 4 page paper uses an interview supplied by the student to assess the impact of information and communications technology (ICT) for an individual with reference to different theories concerning areas of consumption and identity, power relations, social relationships and ICT as a mediator. The biobliography cites 6 sources.

Challenges of Polypharmacy, Rural Psychiatric Clinic

This 4 page research paper outlines a project that pertains to polypharmacy within the context of a rural outpatient rural psychiatric clinic. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Development and Application of Theory within Rural Studies

This 6 page report discusses rural studies and certain theories directly related to this particular academic endeavor. Rural studies did not come into being until the point at which it became the exception rather than the norm in the modern life of the world’s most developed nations. Having reached that point, researchers, historians, and social scientists have come to understand the important contribution of the rural experience has made in the collective consciousness of humanity. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Solar Energy: Potential to Facilitate Household Rural Electrification

20 pages in length. For as long as mankind has been technologically mobile, the quest for better, more efficient means of obtaining energy has been a top priority. This ongoing pursuit has considerable implications with regard to rural electrification from a global perspective, inasmuch as there are communities worldwide that have either yet to even obtain electricity or are being squeezed out by industry deregulation. With the significant concern over health and economic welfare, the thought of solar energy to facilitate household rural electrification has come to the forefront of all other considerations. Indeed, rural areas are often left without the means by which to tap into the power grid that provides electricity for more populated communities, making it crucial for rural residents to receive a worthy alternative. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

The Survival of Rural Hospitals: A Look at the Problem in Iowa

This 8 page paper considers the problem of the survival of rural hospitals, and the economic issues related to health care delivery systems in the rural setting. This paper considers the constraints of the environment as well as the problem of recruiting medical professionals as factors assessed in the health care environment in Iowa. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Communism in Rural China

This 5 page paper examines the reasons why communism would fare well in rural China. Rural life and urban life are compared and contrasted and discussed as it relates to the communist lifestyle. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Can Technology in Banking Serve the Community in Addition to Increasing Bank Profits

This 5 page paper looks at the problem of the increased use of technology in banks resulting in the closure of branches and the problems this causes for rural communities. The paper suggest several solutions to this problems and maintains that there is a niche market in rural banking which can also be used for positive marketing purposes. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

The Importance of Quality Rural Child Care

A 10 page discussion of the quality of traditional rural child care verses that provided in an urban centralized group care facility. Concludes that while rural children face many economic related problems, the care that they receive outside the home is not necessarily inferior to that provided in centralized child care facilities and, in fact, may be superior. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Migrant Health Issues

In the United States, migrant workers are utilized for seasonal employment in rural, agricultural areas. This 5 page paper explores the health issues of the Hispanic migrant worker in a rural area and suggests that the 'community' be responsible for providing opportunity for health care and education. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Healthcare Finance: The View of One Rural Hospital

This 12 page paper considers the issues surrounding the maintenance of a rural hospital and then considers the specifics elements that impact Island Hospital in Washington state. This paper assesses the composition of the patient population, the service composition, the development of strategic product lines, and even the integration of alternative services plans, including visiting specialists clinics, as a means of maintaining the necessary services across the spectrum of care. This paper provides a market analysis of the hospital and also considers some of the major challenges facing rural hospitals nationwide. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Information Needs of Rural America

An 8 page discussion of the social exclusion often experienced by rural America as a result of impeded information flow. Emphasizes that rural America is actually quite socio-economically diverse and that although it shares many of the same information needs with urban America, it also has many unique needs. Stresses that Internet connectivity is one of the most obvious means of addressing these needs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Evaluating And Developing Reading Curriculum

A 11 page paper. The question has to do with developing a reading curriculum program in a rural school district. Thus, the paper begins with some information regarding the performance of students attending rural schools as compared to urban schools. The writer then presents the controversy between whole language and phonics approaches and offers a third alternative. The writer concludes by discussing the importance of assessing performance to determine the impact of the new program. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Private Investment in Rural America

A 3 page exploration of the factors that typically discourage private investment in rural areas. With very few exceptions, monies are invested with the express purpose of returning a profit. In comparison with rural areas, metropolitan areas have more of the people and the infrastructure that is needed to accomplish that purpose. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Leadership Change in the Minnesota Rural Electric Cooperative Industry: A Review of Literature

This 20 page paper provides an overview of the current literature that reflects the process of change in the Minnesota Rural Electric Cooperative Industry as the industry itself moves towards deregulation. This paper considers the impact on the rural vs. suburban customers, including the impacts of the change from an engineering to a marketing focus and the introduction of restructuring and leadership theories into the operations of the industry. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

The Rural Context for Social Work

This is a 9 page paper that provides an overview of rural social work. Challenges and ethical dilemmas unique to the rural environment are explored. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Outpatient Mental Health

This 3 page paper provides an overview of issues related to rural populations that have a need for mental health services that are not always met. Outpatient mental health facilities are not always prevalent in rural communities and much of mental health care is provided through physicians’ offices in conjunction with general health care. This paper considers the nature of this problem through a review of literature. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Developing ICT Strategies for Schools

This 37 page paper examines the way in which strategies should be formulated for teaching information and communication technology ICT, or information technology (IT) on schools so that all students can leave with good IT skills. The paper is written with a full table of contents (not included in the page count), includes the research rationale and keys aims. An in-depth literature review is conducted, studying the different barriers that exist and the different approaches which may be used for curriculum design. The paper then presents some primary research (fictitious) to demonstrate how this can be presented and then tied in with the literature review. The paper needs with recommendations of future ICT teaching strategies. The paper focuses on UK secondary schools (years 7 – 13), but would be applicable to other countries and other areas of education. The bibliography cites 34 sources.

Kenya: Conflicts and Diversities

10 pages. Kenya has had many thousands of people migrating from the rural areas of the country and small towns to the city in search of employment. This migration and subsequent congregation in the city has led to many types of political, social, economic, and environmental problems. The purpose of this paper is to look at Kenya's history, as well as what today's Kenya is like and how it is dealing with the above issues. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Dyslexia And Information Communication Technology

A 5 page paper that discusses dyslexia and information communications technology. The writer begins with a brief introduction to dyslexia and what kinds of remediation have been found to be most successful. Specific ICT programs are then discussed in terms of how they can help the student with dyslexia with both writing and studying. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

ITC eChopaul Case Study

This 8 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student where ICT Ltd introduce a system called ‘eChopaul’ in order to create value in the supply chain for for soybeans in India. The writer answers four questions. The questions look at the objectives of the eChopaul system, the principles if supply chain management are seen, how it adds value and whether or not all parties to the transaction under the older system can still be ‘winners’ with the new system. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

The Information and Computer Technology Industries (ICT) in China and Ireland

This 9 page paper examines the political, social and economic climates in China and Ireland. The ICT industry is the focus of this paper that compares and contrasts the two environments. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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