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Swagger Distribution Company

IT 200 Milestone One Guidelines and Rubric
Scenario: A new owner has purchased Swagger Distribution Company, a company that distributes clothing and apparel. She does not have experience with IT related problem solving, so she is contracting you, as an IT consultant, to help.
For Milestone One, you will submit a document summarizing the human-computer interface (HCI) and information management/database (IMD) using appropriate IT terminology. Take a moment to read the Final Project Guidelines and Rubric to see how the following information applies to the final project, and then proceed to do the following for Milestone One:
Human-Computer Interface (HCI): On a daily basis, Swagger Distribution’s employees log in to the company’s network and utilize many different types of software and the internet. They use Microsoft Word and Microsoft Visio daily.
For this area of the assignment:
 Summarize the human-computer interface (HCI) of these two software applications. Explain the importance of HCI and usability of the software.
 Be sure to note any commonalities between the applications and note any metaphors that are utilized.
 Suggest one enhancement to one of the two applications that would improve HCI, supported by at least two examples for the suggestion.
 Create a one-page tutorial for Microsoft Visio, including component screenshots, for new employees who are familiar with Microsoft Word but have never used Microsoft Visio. Cover at least two basic functions and/or menu options.
 Using circles or arrows and text to label them, point out five different components within Visio within an additional screenshot and briefly describe these components.
Databases: Swagger Distribution’s partners/customers include a variety of clothing companies. Swagger Distribution utilizes a database to store information on the partner companies and the orders that are received. You will review the provided database for Swagger Distribution and summarize what the tables contain and what the queries do. Be sure to apply key terms that you have learned such as “metadata.” Based on information provided, you will change one data type in one of the tables.
For this area of the assignment:
Open up each table in the database to look at the data and examine its formatting. Be sure to open each table in regular view and design view. Describe each table, the information it stores, and any data types present other than text.
Open up the table “Clothing Products” in design view. Change the data type of the “Retail Price” field from “text” to “Currency.” Now reopen the table “Clothing Products” in design view and notice the change. Provide a description of your actions and the results.
Run the query “Retail Purchases” by double-clicking on the query. Make note that it is an empty query and you will see no results. Open up the query in design view. Make note of the actions it is taking and how the tables are linked. Why does the query provide no results? Describe how the tables are linked together and what the query is doing.
 Open up the table “Retail Stores.” Make selections for each retailer in the “Clothing Item” field. Now close the table. Re-run the query “Retail Purchases.” Describe what these results represent. Add a screenshot of your results to your final submission for this milestone (Note: This screenshot should also reflect the changes you made when changing the “text“ data type to “currency”).

Alumni donations are an important source of revenue for colleges and universities

Alumni donations are an important source of revenue for colleges and universities. If admin- isffators could determine the factors that could lead to increases in the percentage of alumni who make a donation, they might be able to implement policies that could lead to increased revenues. Research shows that students who are more satisfied with their contact with teachers are more Likely to graduate. As a result, one might suspect that smaller class sizes and lower stu- dent/faculty ratios-might lead to a higher percentage of satisfied graduates, which in tum might lead to incieases in the percentage of alumni who make a donation. The following table shows

data for 4g national universities. The Graduation Rate column is the percentage of students who initially enrolled at the university and graduated. The % of Classes Under 20 column shows the p”r””rrug”, of classes offered with fewer than 20 students. The Student/Faculty Ratio column L the number of students enrolled divided by the total number of faculty’ Finally, the Alumni Giving Rate column is the percentage of alumni who made a donation to the universify’
Based on the data provided please complete the following:
1. Use methods of descriptive statistics to summarize the data.

2. Develop an estimated simple linear regression model that can be used to predict the alumni giving rate , given the graduation rate. Discuss your findings.

3. Develop an estimated multiple linear regression model that could be used to predict the alumni giving rate using the graduation rate , % of classes under 20 and student/ faculty ratio as independent variables . Discuss your findings

4.Based on the results in part 2 and 3 , do you believe another regression model maybe more appropriate ? Estimate this model and discuss your results
5. What conclusions and recommendations can you derive from your analysis?What universities are achieving a substantially higher alumni giving rate than would be expected ,given their graduation rate , % of classes under 20 , and student/faculty ratio ? What universities are achieving a substantially lower alumni giving rate than would be expected ,given their graduation rate , % of class under 20, and student/faculty ratio?What other independent variables could be included in the model ?

The vintage restaurant, on CaptivaIsland near Fort Myers

The vintage restaurant, on CaptivaIsland near Fort Myers, Florida, is owned and operated by Karen Payne. The restaurant just completed its third year of operation. During that time, Karen sought to establish a reputation for the restaurant as a high-quality dining establishment that specializes in fresh seafood. Through the efforts of Karen and her staff, her restaurant has become one of the best and fastest-growing restaurants on the island. To better plan for future growth of the restaurant, Karen needs to develop a system that will enable her to forecast food and beverage sales by month for up to one year in advance.
Table 15.17 shows the value of food and beverage sales ($1000s) for the first three years of operation. managerial report Perform an analysis of the sales data for the vintage restaurant.
VINTAGE RESTAURANT CASE
Sales (in $1000s)
MONTH
First Year
Second Year
Third Year
January
242
263
282
February
235
238
255
March
232
247
265
April
178
193
205
May
184
193
210
June
140
149
160
July
145
157
166
August
152
161
174
September
110
122
126
October
130
130
148
November
152
167
173
December
206
230
235
Prepare a report for Karen that summarizes your findings, forecasts, and recommendations. Include the following: 1. a time series plot. Comment on the underlying pattern in the time series. 2. Using the dummy variable approach, forecast sales for January through December of the fourth year. Assume that January sales for the fourth year turn out to be $295,000. What was your forecast error? If this error is large, Karen may be puzzled about the difference between your forecast and the actual sales value. What can you do to resolve her uncertainty in the forecasting procedure?

ACG 4253 WRITING PROJECT AND PRESENTATION

ACG 4253 WRITING PROJECT AND PRESENTATION

PROJECT INFORMATION:

Select one of the 5 foreign countries we have studied this term: China, Germany, Japan, Mexico or the UnitedKingdom, and provide a country profile discussing the topics outlined below. In addition, using EDGAR (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml), find the non-U.S. GAAP financial statements for a company from that country.

COURSE OBJECTIVES COVERED: 1-4

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS:

Based on your readings, use of technology, research of literature, and other sources make sure your project includes the following: 

Prepare a 4-5 page analysis of the country you chose discussing the following: 

The accounting profession in your selected country

The accounting standard setting process in that country

Two financial reportingstandards that differ from those of U.S. GAAP

National characteristics unique to the country that influence accounting 

For the two financial reporting standards identified in your paper, use Excel to create an applicable supporting schedule that provides an example of the adjustments that would need to be made to your foreign company’s financial statements for it to comply with U.S. GAAP. 

WRITING REQUIREMENTS:

The report should be 4-5 pages in total (not including cover page, abstract, or references)

Include the Excel spreadsheet(s) as exhibits in your paper

Include a minimum of 2 scholarly sources from EDGAR resource and FASB proposed standard.

All sources used are to be cited in APA format

TECHNOLOGY/COLLABORATIVE ACTIVITY:

You will be using Excel to create the exhibit to your paper

You will be presenting your findings from the project to the class using PowerPoint.