Benefits and challenges of using MIS in Business Information systems have revolutionized the way business is conducted. You’d be hard pressed nowadays to find too many companies that do not rely on computers in some shape or form. Management information systems provide many tangible and significant benefits to businesses which can increase productivity, efficiency and, ultimately, profitability. While the benefits are vast, it is important companies also understand the challenges and responsibility that come with using information systems. While technology enhances and increases capabilities of business, there are other factors to consider as well. Here is a brief overview of the benefits and challenges of using information systems in business: • Benefits of using information systems in business: 1. Reducing the level of redundancy equates to cost-savings. When redundancy is reduced and/or eliminated, this saves on man hours worked and frees up employees to take on other tasks. In addition, processes can be streamlined through information systems which further reduce redundancy. 2. Efficiency is another tangible benefit of assimilating information systems. When computers can take over some of the tedious, detailed and mundane tasks, this makes processes move more quickly with a higher degree of accuracy. While it’s true employees still play an importance role in ensuring data is entered correctly, once entered in the program, the management information system can effectively increase efficiency and data integrity. 3. With proper planning a company can maximize profit while decreasing overhead costs. Implementing a new system typically comes with a large price tag, but if business requirements and processes are properly and accurately identified, the payoffs can be big. 4. Investing in information systems keeps a business competitive and helps an organization carry the ability to maintain...
Good vs. Evil
The conflict between good and evil is the novel’s main and most important aspect. Many people have been pondering over good and evil for centuries. The theme of good vs. evil that is present in the story of Beowulf, has become the classic foundation of many modern stories. Beowulf and Grendel represent the ultimate struggle of good and evil. Grendel is a bad person who tries to destroy everything around him. On the other hand Beowulf is a very good person and an excellent hero. In the novel Beowulf: A New Telling by Robert Nye Beowulf believes that everyone in this world is born neutral and their influences shape them to either become more good or more bad but everyone has both in them.
Throughout the story Beowulf has encountered many adventures that shaped him to become a good person. First of all, Beowulf is very brave such as when he said “I put more trust in these ten fingers than in a hundred swords. (Nye 34)” Beowulf’s words prove that he is confident in himself and he trusts himself to be strong enough with the bravery of not using any weapons. He had ripped off the mighty Grendel’s arm with his own bare hands. Beowulf wisely uses his good attributes for selfless acts. He had killed Grendel, his mother, and the dragon guarding the hoard of treasure. All these achievements have given him experience which was very helpful in the future.
...Response Paper 4
‘Mind Over Boobs’
Law 360-1: Muslim Personal Law
Junaid Sirat Ahmad
4th May 2013
Mohammad Rayyan Azizur Rehman
The author, Mariam H. Jallou, talks about the consequences of actions of Amina Tyler, a 19 year old Tunisian woman, who post a bare-breasted picture of herself on the internet, in the Muslim World. A Ukrainian based feminist group, FEMEN, called for an international “Topless Jihad Day” on the 4th of April 2013 to defend Amina’s rights to which many Muslim women denied their participation. This was mocked by the advocates of the “Titslamism Movement” by labeling these Muslim women as “brainwashed” and “fearful victims.” In my opinion, I believe that this mockery by the supporters of the Titslamism Movement is contradictory to their main goal of achieving liberation of women. This is due to the fact that this feminist movement, in their quest for liberating women is completely neglecting the women, like Mariam H. Jallou, who consider liberation any differently, such as using their minds and not their bodies.
FEMEN advocates claim that in the liberated West the women are not forced into showing their bodies but at least have the option to do so unlike in the “regressive” Muslim world where women are not provided with this option and are often threatened and harassed when they choose exercise this option. However, in my opinion, oppression is not just limited to women in these apparent...
...➢ COVER PAGE including:
- Name and last name of the student
- Date the experiment was carried out
- Specific name of the experiment
➢ On every page:
- Students name and last name as a header
- Page number strating from the first page right after the cover page as a footer
➢ ALL LAB REPORTS HAVE TO START WITH THE INTRODUCTION PART including:
- Some background information on the experiment
- Purpose of the experiment
- Research question of the experiment
- ((Identify your own research question/problem which has to be specific and detailed enough to include the dependent and independent variable. (Hint: use a title”research question.”)
- ((Write the purpose of the experiment which has to be specific and detailed enough to include the dependent and independent variable. (Hint: use a title”purpose of the experiment.”)
- ((Identify all the variables. State clearly which variable are controlled, which one you will manipulate (the independent variable) and which one is the dependent variable that you will measure.
- ((The dependent variable will directly stem from the independent variable
- ((all controlled variables will be explained as how they remain constant
- A.2 and 3:
- Material list:
- ((Give accurate and concise details about the apparatus and materials used:
❖ ((giving the formulas and...
...A little over a month ago, 19-year-old Tunisian activist Amina Tyler shocked her community by posting a topless photo online, the words “It’s my body; it’s not the source on anyone’s honor,” written across her chest. While this political act would not be taken so seriously in many countries, unfortunately, in Tunisia, a primarily Muslim nation, it caused much uproar. The head of "Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice," in Tunisia reportedly ordered that Tyler be stoned to death for her “obscene actions.” While these plans were never carried out, Tyler did have to endure being beaten, kidnapped, and drugged by members of her family. “I was with friends when my cousin came and took me (by force). He threw me on the ground and took me in a car (positioning Tyler in a way that) I was unable to move,” Tyler said in a skype interview with Inna Shevchenko, the leader of the women’s movement Femen. Tyler later described how she was taken to her uncle’s house, where she was held for weeks to be drugged, beaten further, and forced to take a virginity test. During this time, Tyler’s family kept the kidnapping a secret, causing some members of the public to assume that the death sentence had been carried out.
This whole ordeal has led to global controversy. The unbelievable acts of Amina’s family and nation have sparked the Ukrainian group Femen to take a stand. On April fourth Femen, led by Shevchenko, staged a topless protest called...
The Communalization and Disintegration of Urdu in Anita Desai’s In Custody 1
T of Urdu in India is an extremely layered one which needs to be examined historically, politically and ideologically in order to grasp the various forces which have shaped its current perception as a sectarian language adopted by Indian Muslims, marking their separation from the national collectivity. In this article I wish to explore these themes through the lens of literature, specifically an Indian English novel about Urdu entitled In Custody by Anita Desai. Writing in the early s, Aijaz Ahmad was of the opinion that the teaching of English literature has created a body of English-speaking Indians who represent “the only” overarching national community with a common language, able to imagine themselves across the disparate nation as a “national literary intelligentsia” with “a shared body of knowledge, shared presumptions and a shared knowledge of mutual exchange” (, ).2 Arguably both Desai and Ahmad belong to this “intelligentsia” through the postcolonial secular English connection, but equally they are implicated in the discursive structures of cultural hegemony in civil society (Viswanathan , –; Rajan , –). However, it is not my intention to re-inscribe an authentic myth of origin about Indianness through linguistic associations,
An earlier version of this essay was first presented as a paper at the Minorities, Education...
...Zina (Adultery) Under Islamic Law in igeria:
The Gender Issues in Amina Lawal’s Case
Aminu Adamu Bello∗
Several Women non-governmental organizations were involved in the defence of
Amina Lawal in her Zina (adultery) trial. After her acquittal, it appeared that there
was unanimity in the conclusion that women and women organizations have acquired
significant knowledge of Islam and, supposedly, Islamic law, to marshal appreciable
arsenal in the defence of women living under Shari’a or Islamic law. This is
interesting, not just for the fact that there is a supposition that hitherto knowledge of
Shari’a or Islamic law was the privileged domain of men alone, but that there existed
the perception that aspects of Shari’a or Islamic law were biased and prejudiced
against women. It would seem several women organizations believe that Shari’s is
anti women because the laws were made by men.
The amount of literature now available advancing this position is staggering, with
most of them coming from established local and international NGOs. As civil society
organizations, the NGOs have added their weight to the discussion on the perceived
Shari’a gender-bias against women and are championing a crusade to ensure that
women are given adequate protection under the new Shari’a criminal justice system.
The involvement of the NGOs in highlighting the gender sensitive elements in the
Shari’a (subsequently, Islamic law)1 in Nigeria...
...International Business Research; Vol. 5, No. 7; 2012
Published by Canadian Center of Science and Education
CSR within SMEs: Literature Review
Amina Kechiche1 & Richard Soparnot2
Department of Law, Economics and Social Science, Institute of Business Administration, University of Tours,
Loire Valley University/CRESCEM/ESCEM, Groupe ESCEM, Tours, France
Correspondence: Richard Soparnot, Professor of Strategy and Management, Loire Valley
University/CRESCEM/ESCEM, VALLOREM EA 6296, Groupe ESCEM, 1 Rue Léo Delibes, BP 0535, 37205
Tours Cedex 3, France. Tel: 33-2-477-7168. E-mail: [email protected]
Received: November 1, 2012
Accepted: April 1, 2012
Online Published: July 1, 2012
Although CSR has traditionally been associated with big business, the SME business sector is such a significant
sector worldwide in terms of the economic, environmental and social impact it makes, that attention has been
turned to discussion and analysis of principles and practice of CSR in small and medium size businesses. SMEs are
not merely small versions of big businesses, so as a result a particularly fast-growing body of academic work has
become focused on commitment to CSR in the sector. As a result, the aim of this article is to set out an analysis of
the main work carried out on the subject of CSR in SMEs. The...
...Differrences between Invitation to treat and Proposal
A proposal is made when a person is willing to enter into a legally binding contract. However, an invitation to treat is merely a supply of information (eg. an advertisement) to tempt a person into making a proposal.
It is important to differentiate a proposal which will consequently lead to binding obligations on acceptance. On the other hand an "invitation to treat" is a mere suggestion of a readiness to deal or trade. In essence, an invitation to treat is a preliminary approach to others inviting them to make a proposal which can then be accepted or rejected. For example, if A said: "I want to sell you my Xbox 360 but I will not let it go for less than $300", that is an invitation to treat. Even if B wanted to buy A's Xbox for $300 he cannot be obliged to sell it to you for there is no official proposal in which to accept or reject. However if A said "I will sell you my Xbox 360 for $300", that would constitute as a proposal.
The invitation does not constitute a proposal, it is an invitation to engage in negotiations to form a contract, or an proposal to receive an proposal from another party (Willmott et al., 2005, p. 37). In Partridge v Crittenden, case law has established that advertisements and in Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain v Boots Cash Chemists (Southern) Ltd auctions and displays of goods for sale are invitations to treat rather than proposals. However, in other types of transactions it...