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A Case Study on Enterprise Risk Management: Allstate Inc.

In 2000, The Allstate Corporation started on an exciting and uncharted new course: to become an early insurance industry adopter of enterprise risk management (ERM). It has been a complex journey that has helped provide a deeper insight into the company’s underlying risk profile, enhanced the way Allstate manages risk in several significant ways and helped generate actions to better exploit risk opportunities.

The company’s initial effort began some years earlier at the direction of then-CFO, Tom Wilson, who established new capital allocation and valuation models for use in the finance function. Later, as Wilson moved into an operating role, John Carl joined Allstate as CFO and asked his staff what the company’s risk-adjusted returns were. A series of conversations resulted in a decision to explore developing a more quantitatively rigorous approach to measuring risk, similar to what was practiced in the oil and gas industry. Click here to read more…

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Case Study for Broadwater Haven

Broadwater Haven was established with environmental and long term financial sustainability in mind. From its beginnings the six cabins at the site were powered using 36 solar panels to promote a shift away from grid power and to capitalise on expected increases in electricity costs and 12 inter-connected rainwater tanks were installed to supply water to the cabins and laundry. In 2010 Broadwater Haven owners Frank and Noela participated in the Sustainable Regions Program conducted by Tourism Queensland recognising it as an opportunity to engage with other local operators, share ideas and explore what more they could achieve on their sustainability journey. Click here to learn more on Broadwater Haven

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Case Study for Bision Reintroduction

On St. Patrick’s Day 2007, a herd of 16 wild American bison made a triumphant return to the land northeast of Denver. Although their journey from Montana to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge was a smooth one, preparing and building support for their arrival required a multiagency effort conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army and MGA Communications for Shell Oil Co. Read more..

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Case Study on APN New Zealand Ltd

APN Print is one of the largest printers in New Zealand. Part of APN News and Media, the Australasian media organisation, the print division has four New Zealand sites that are taking part in the Enviro-Mark® programme. Auckland based APN Print Ellerslie currently has Enviro-Mark Gold certifi cation as do Tauranga, Wanganui and Hastings. Enviro-Mark Membership Manager, Kristin Flanagan talked to APN Print General Manager, Dan Blackbourn (pictured below) about their EMS journey. Click here to read more…

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Boeing Case Study

General Manager, Airplane Production at Boeing, one earthquake in particular helped instigate a major cultural and physical change for its Boeing 737 manufacturing site in Renton, Washington. This potential tragedy resulted in a dramatic change to the face and working model of Boeing’s 737 operations that included production gains of 50%, a space reduction of 40%, and a cultural shift to on-site teamwork and persistent communication.

Boeing Case Study

The journey began in 2000. The ubiquitous 737 is Boeing’s most successful aircraft and commands 40% of the world’s commercial jet sales. Despite – or perhaps because of – its market leadership, Boeing was facing fierce competition amidst the added effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on air travel and the race to incorporate lean manufacturing into its processes. Click here to read more…

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Case Study on Indian Internet Banking

The case, ‘The Indian Internet Banking Journey’ examines the concept of Internet banking, its benefits and problems. It also discusses the initiatives taken by ICICI bank, the pioneer and leading provider of Internet banking services in India. The case explores the reasons for the limited growth of Internet banking in India and discusses its future as well. Click here to read more…

Indian Internet Banking

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Case Study on Cloud Infrastructure Architecture

Study about Cloud Infrastructure Architecture

Executive Summary:~ This architecture was developed to support a virtualization project to consolidate 200 existing physical servers. The required infrastructure that’s defined here will be used not only for the first attempt at virtualization but also as a foundation for follow-on projects to completely virtualize the IT estate and to prepare it for the journey to cloud computing.

Virtualization is being adopted to decrease power and cooling costs, reduce the need for expensive datacenter expansion, increase operational efficiency and capitalize on the higher availability and increased flexibility that comes with running virtual workloads. The goal is for IT to be well positioned to respond rapidly to ever-changing business needs. Keep reading..

Case Study on Implementation and delivery of the Test Beds Virtual Campus

Case Study about Implementation and delivery of the Test Beds Virtual Campus

Executive summary: This paper presents a case study of the Virtual Campus (VC). The study was commissioned by BIS and conducted by the National Centre for Social Research. Drawing upon secondary analysis of Test Beds evaluation data and recent interviews with the VC project team, this paper covers implementation, delivery and outcomes. The VC is an ICT platform that allows ETE providers and offender-learners’ access to training materials to support release and employment, including secure access to websites. The key benefits of the VC discussed by staff were its ability to link work in custody to ETE mainstream delivery systems and streamline and modernise ETE provision. In doing so, it was envisaged that offender-learners would engage better with their ETE journey.

Introduction: In the 2005 Green Paper, Reducing Re-Offending Through Skills and Employment the Government’s vision for tackling poor skills and high levels of unemployment among offenders was outlined for consultation. The subsequent Next Steps document was developed to address how the Green Paper vision would be realised, with the ultimate goal of reducing re-offending. Next Steps outlined three priority areas for action. First, there was a drive to engage employers through the Reducing Re-offending Corporate Alliance by designing and implementing new models of training and preparation for employment. A second priority was to build on the Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) by developing a campus model, focussing on employers’ needs. Using an employability contract or compact with offenders as part of their sentence plan formed part of the vision for the campus model. Keep reading…

A Case Study on Enhancing Critical Thinking Skills

Case Study:Enhancing Critical Thinking Skills

Abstract: This case study describes the journey of revising an online health care ethics course in an accelerated nursing program. The primary goal was to incorporate additional opportunities for fostering critical thinking along with updating the course design to reflect the university’s standard of academic rigor. This required health care ethics course has been known to be challenging from the student’s perspective, due not only to the volume of the work involved, but also to the inclusion of sensitive topics that are addressed such as beginning of life issues and whistle-blowing.

Introduction: This case study describes the process of revising an online health care ethics course, which is a required course in an accelerated nursing program. The primary goal of the revision was to incorporate additional opportunities for fostering critical thinking along with updating the course design to reflect widely held academic standards and rectifying identified challenges. After the revision was complete, the revised course was piloted by one of the authors; the pilot course consisted of twelve students. This course, taught in an 8-week accelerated format journeys into sensitive topics.

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Case Study on British Columbia Lottery Corporation

Introduction: 2005 marked the beginning of British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) journey to promote informed choice among gaming facility patrons with a new type of interaction and personal approach. The first two Responsible Gambling Information Centres, now called GameSense Info Centres, opened in two of British Columbia’s busiest casinos as a pilot. Based on its success, the program quickly grew to incorporate every casino and community gaming centre in the province, with 29 dedicated staff.

Operations: With the opening of each new GameSense Info Centre, BCLC, through its partnership with the BC Government’s Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPE), was tasked with establishing a co-management model for day-to-day operations and maintaining appropriate staffing levels for each site. Click here to read more on British Columbia Lottery Corporation