Applebee’s International, Inc., is an American company which develops, franchises, and operates the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar restaurant chain. The issues was the ability to handle credit card payment at…….
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Monster Worldwide, Inc., parent company of Monster.com, the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to inspire people to improve their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. Monster Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500 index. Read More…
“Working closely with Intel, we’ve been able to improve the energy efficiency of our infrastructure without compromising performance, security or reliability.” – Wolfgang Haag, Manager of Data Centre Solutions, BMW Group
Reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions in power-hungry areas like IT is becoming of paramount importance to companies all over the globe. Together with long-standing technology partner Intel, BMW Group set out a roadmap titled E2IT (Energy Efficient IT) for improving the energy efficiency and effectiveness of its IT infrastructure. E2IT outlines sensible and target-oriented energy use that does not endanger the reliability and security of IT operations.
Environmental responsibilities. Intel wanted to improve the utilisation and energy-efficiency of BMW Group’s IT infrastructure, from the client right through to the data centre, without compromising security and reliability.
An efficiency roadmap. E2IT advises on improving client, server and data centre efficiency. It recommends: migrating hardware to the more energy-efficient Intel® Core™ microarchitecture; making default profiles for clients and servers more energy-efficient; increasing the notebook/ PC ratio; investigating benefits of virtualisation; ensuring new hardware is ENERGY STAR* compliant; and investigating more efficient data centre cooling methods.
Power savings across the board. Implementing these measures is expected to reduce annual client energy consumption by more than 60 percent and annual server energy consumption by more than 50 percent (natural hardware growth not considered). In addition, data centre efficiency is anticipated to increase from 35 to 65 percent.
Performance management is a management approach, which seeks to get the most out of the human resource. Typically rewards are related to performance and some form of appraisal scheme lies at the heart of this process.
There are many different types of appraisal system. Qualitative appraisal may take the form of a relatively structured interview in which the appraiser develops a report on the performance of the appraisee. Alternatively, a quantitative appraisal may be employed in which the appraiser ranks performance along a scale – excellent, good, adequate, inadequate. Click here to read more…
If we don’t get the freedom of expression piece right,what happens? The mood becomes hot and cold at the same time. Hot with anger, cold with the fear and resignation that there’s nothing people can do about it. Put hot and cold together and you get lukewarm — mediocre and inept. To use a different metaphor, you get a withering of culture and performance. In the vast majority of companies, encourage a level of debate far beyond current tolerances. Employees need to see that new ideas are discussed and debated, without people getting terminated for voicing negative views. This debate will happen in your company whether you think you allow it or not. Read more…..
A materials handling equipment manufacturing company has purchased a small electronic company. The electronic company designs both the software and hardware of computer system for running materials- handling vehicles. The cultures though being complimentary were found to be very different.
The parent company was a old traditional, third generation, family managed and single technology organization situated in a small town where as the subsidiary company was modern electronics company situated in California. The employees of the parent company were conservatives; old friends and second generation peoples whereas those of new company were technical people, entrepreneurs and modern. Click here to read more…
Currently, software development organizations are increasingly interested in adopting agile processes and practices. The organizations, however, need procedures and methods for supporting a systematic selection and deployment of new agile practices and for tailoring them to suit the organizational context. In this paper, an agile deployment framework is proposed. It is compatible with the ideology of continuous improvement of organizational practices (QIP), while it also integrates it with the opportunities provided by short iterations of agile process model. Click here to read more…
Watco is the leading direct supplier for
building maintenance, floor coatings and
anti-slip products in the
United Kingdom. Watco’s continued investment
in innovative new products, supported by a
dedicated technical support
team, has enabled Watco to consistently
meet the needs of
their customers worldwide.
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What’s in a name? A lot, when it comes to small-business success. The right name can make your company the talk of the town; the wrong one can doom it to obscurity and failure. If you’re smart, you’ll put just as much effort into naming your business as you did into coming up with your idea, writing your business plan and selecting a market and location. Ideally, your name should convey the expertise, value and uniqueness of the product or service you’ve developed…click here to read ahead
As the world today is witnessing a fast paced Climate Change, it is the responsiblity of the Government, Business and the Civil Society to help the life to get adapted to this Climate Change. The paper helps us discover the roles and responsibilities of everyone towards tackling this change…read the case ahead