The number of American telecommuters is expected to increase by 29 million telecommuters or 43% of the workforce by 2016 as more work gets performed from remote locations. Mobile workers can work from wherever they are and use the IT / IS technology necessary to access co-workers, company or corporate infrastructure, intranets, and other information sources.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Describe the impact of telecommuting on energy conservation, IT operational costs, “green computing”, and shifts in telecommuters’ lifestyles (e.g., parents, disability, etc.).
  2. Describe how the business infrastructure should be designed so that employees will be able to continue to perform business functions in the event of a disaster (i.e., storm, hurricane, or earthquake) that destroys or makes it impossible to access the buildings. 
  3. Determine four (4) advantages and four (4) disadvantages of telecommuting from an IT manager’s point of view. Elaborate on each advantage and disadvantage.
  4. Examine the effect of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to the IT infrastructure with regard to security, IT support, knowledge, and data management, green computing, and telecommuting.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

15-58 Cost Management

Able Control Company, which manufactures electrical switches, uses a standard cost system and carries all inventory at standard cost. The standard factory overhead cost per switch is based on direct labor hours:


Variable overhead 5 hours at $8.00 /hour $40.00

Fixed overhead* 5 hours at $12.00 /hour $60.00

Total standard overhead cost per unit produced $100.00

Based on a practical capacity of 300,000 direct labor hours per month.


The following information is for the month of October:


The company produced 56,000 switches although, 60,000 switches were scheduled to be produced

The company worked 275,000 direct labor hours at a total cost of $2,550,000

Variable overhead costs were $2,340,000

Fixed overhead costs were $3,750,000


The production manager argued during the last performance review that the company should use a more up-to-date base for charging factory overhead costs to production. She commented that her factory had been highly automated in the last two years and, as a result, now has hardly any labor. The factory hires only highly skilled workers to set up production runs and to do periodic adjustments of machinery whenever the need arises.


1. Compute the following for Able Control Company:

  a)  The fixed overhead spending variance for October

  b)  The production volume variance for October

  c)  The variable overhead spending variance for October

  d)  The variable over head efficiency variance for October


2. Comment on the implications of the variances and suggest any action that the company should take to improve its operations.




Edgar Allan Poe American lit

Read about Edgar Allan Poe  and write a 2-page paper illustrating how he/she was attempting to influence how readers saw and experienced the world and thus acted within it.

original and professional work work

Write the conclusion, Section V, as well as Section IV, Parts D and E of your final project. Combine these with your revised work from all previous milestones and submit your comprehensive case study analysis.

Your final submission should be a comprehensive, refined artifact containing all of the critical elements of the final project.

This assignment should adhere to APA guidelines and use appropriate level headings, page numbers, margins, and a complete reference page. An abstract is


Complete all questions listed below. Clearly label your answers and site all references.


1. Will increases in government spending financed by borrowing help promote a strong recovery from a severe recession. Why or why not?


2. Does fiscal policy have a strong impact on aggregate demand? Did the shift of the federal budget from deficit to surplus during the 1990s weaken aggregate demand? Did the government spending increases and large budget deficits of 2008–2011 strengthen aggregate demand? Discuss.


3. What is the current rate of unemployment? (See and state the month you are reporting.) How rapidly has GDP grown during the past 3 years? (See and state the annual growth rate for each year.) What do these figures indicate about the validity of the Keynesian view?


4. Are changes in discretionary and fiscal policy likely to be instituted in a manner that will reduce the ups and downs of the business cycle? Why or why not?


* In Question #3, you are asked to go the website which is for the Bureau of Labor Statistics within the U.S. Department of Labor, to find the most recent reading on U.S. unemployment figures. Please report the figure for the U.S. and not for your home state or where you reside. This may sound silly, but it has happened before, so I want to make sure there is no confusion. You will find the latest numbers on the right side of the main page, along with links to more detailed information, which you can view if you please. Please provide in your answer the unemployment percentage and month/year for it.


* Also, in Question #3, you will be asked to visit the website for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis at to determine how rapidly the GDP has grown in the past three years. From the main page for the BEA, click on “Gross Domestic Product (GDP)” in the National menu, and then open the “Percent change from preceding period” Excel sheet. Recommend that you quote both the real (chained 2005 dollars) and nominal rates (current dollars) for annual percent change (not quarterly) for 2010, 2011, and 2012. Note: Please remember to use (-) or (+) to indicate the direction of the percentage change.


* The other questions on the problem set are pretty much self-explanatory as Question #1 is about the opposing views of Keynesian and Neo-classical economics and Questions #2 and #3 are from your textbook.


analyze and synthesize the financial reports of an organization

analyze and synthesize the financial reports of an organization of their choice and present their findings in a PowerPoint presentation (with completed Notes section providing details of analysis and synthesis of information to presented points. You must also provide a separate document of exhibits of financial reports analyzed for the Presentation).

Projects will include:

  • Organization overview
  • Financial statements analysis
  • Analysis of cash flow
  • Stock performance analysis
  • Cost of capital or required return on investment
  • Value of the organization: book value, common stock value
  • Discussion of appropriate organizational development options with the inclusion of general risk and return scenarios from a management perspective

Macreconomics homework

Assignment 1: LASA 2: International Trade

Visit the U.S. Government Web site:

  1. Go to the Import/Export Data link.
  2. Find TradeStats Express.
  3. Find National Trade Data.
  4. Determine the trade balance between the U.S. and China for the most recent five year period.
  5. Illustrate the trend over this period with a graph of the data.

Based on the data provided, create a report in Microsoft Word discussing the trade balance between China and the U.S. for the most recent five year period. In your discussion, include an analysis of the effect of such trade balance on the economies of China and the U.S., both individually and comparatively. Justify your discussion and analysis by using appropriate examples and references.  Include in your report an analysis of the impact on the U.S. economy of the situation where China holds such a large amount of the U.S. debt.

By Saturday, July 20, 2013, submit your responses to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox.

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Accurately determined the trade balance between China and the U.S. for the most recent five year period. (40 points)

Illustrated the trend over this period with a graph of the data. Cited the source. (8 points)

Researched and analyzed the impact of foreign trade between the two countries and their economic growth during this period. (8 points)

Discussed the issues, concerns, and ramifications of the trade balance on China’s economy.(20 points)

Discussed the issues, concerns, and ramifications of the trade balance on the U.S. economy. (20 Points)

Compared the impact of trade balance between China and the U.S. for this period. (20 Points)

Used appropriate terminology (4 Points)

Provided adequate and appropriate examples and references to justify conclusions. Used a variety of credible texts, Web sites and other references.
Discussed the nature and possible future effects upon the U.S. economy. (30 Points)

Discussed the ability of the U.S. to sustain growth and development. (20 Points)

Justified these conclusions with appropriate data and other resources.(20 Points)

Used appropriate terminology. (2 Points)

Organization (16 points): Introduction, Transitions, and Conclusion

Usage and Mechanics (16 points): Grammar, Spelling, and Sentence structure

APA Elements (20 points): Attribution, Paraphrasing, and Quotations

Style (8 points): Audience and Word Choice


FOR review 2


    • Word-process your solutions within this template. Copy and paste tables from Excel as needed.

    • Show all steps used in arriving at the final answers. Incomplete solutions will receive partial credit.


Problem 1

Shown below is summarized data for a company for the year end December 31.


Sales of merchandise for cash


Sales of merchandise on credit


Cost of goods sold


Selling expense


Administrative expenses


Sales returns and allowances


Items not included in the above amounts:


    Estimated bad debt loss, 2% of credit sales


    Average income tax rate, 20%


    Number of shares of common stock outstanding, 2,000



Based on the data, prepare an income statement that shows both gross profit and income from operations. Include the earnings per share. Calculate and interpret the meaning of the gross profit percentage ratio.
Problem 2

In one year, a company had $30,000 Sales Revenue on credit. At the start of the year, the Accounts Receivable showed a $6,000 debit balance and the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts showed a $400 credit balance. Collections of accounts receivable during the year amounted to $22,000. The following gives additional items during the year.


(a)    On December 31, an Account Receivable of $450 from a prior year was determined to be uncollectable; therefore, it was written off immediately as a bad debt.

(b)   On December 31, on the basis of experience, a decision was made to continue the accounting policy of basing estimated bad debt losses on 3 percent of credit sales for the year.


Give the journal entries for the items (a) and (b) at the end of the accounting period. Show how the amounts related to Accounts Receivable and Bad Debt Expense would be reported on the income statement and balance sheet for the year. Disregard income tax considerations.

Problem 3

A company sold $18,000 of goods on credit on May 1. At the time of the sale, the company recorded a debit to Accounts Receivable and a credit to Sales Revenue for $18,000. Terms were 2/10, n/30.
Complete the journal entries the company would record for each of the following independent situations: 

(a)    The balance due was paid, less the discount, on May 10.

(b)   The balance due was paid on May 30.

(c)    Half of the goods were returned for credit on May 4. The balance due was paid, less the discount, on May 10.

Problem 4

The following data were selected from the records of a company for the year ended December 31.


In the following order, except for cash sales, the company sold merchandise and made collections on credit terms 2/10, n/30, assuming a unit sales price of $500 in all transactions and use the gross method to record sales revenue.


(a)    Sold merchandise for cash, $220,000.

(b)   Sold merchandise to Company A, invoice price, $10,000

(c)    Sold merchandise to Company B , invoice price, $25,000

(d)   Company A paid the invoice in (b) within the discount period

(e)   Sold merchandise to Company C, invoice price, $30,000

(f)     Two days after paying the account in full, Company A returned one defective unit and received a cash refund

(g)    Collected $78,400 cash from customer sales on credit in prior year, all within the discount periods

(h)   Three days after purchased date, Company B returned three of the units purchased in (c) and received account credit

(i)      Company B paid its account in full within the discount period

(j)     Sold merchandise to Company D, invoice price $12,000

(k)    Company C paid its account in full after the discount period

(l)      Wrote off an account from a previous years account of $2,000 after deciding that the amount would never be collected

(m) The estimated bad debt rate used by the company was 3 percent of credit sales net of returns


Using the categories shown below, indicate the effect of each listed transaction, including the write-off of the uncollectible account and the adjusting entry for estimated bad debts, ignoring the cost of goods sold. Indicate the sign and amount of the effect or the use of “NE” to indicate “no effect.” Use the following table as a guide.


Sales Revenue

Sales Discounts (taken)

Sales Returns and Allowances

Bad Debt Expense







Finance Homework- Cost Allocation and Profitability

To begin, select a company of your choice. It may be the company you work for, a company that you have worked for in the past, or a company that you would like to work for, and, after briefly explaining the relationship between cost allocation and customer profitability, focus your response on the following five main factors that your chosen company could use to evaluate customer profitability:

  • Likelihood of customer retention
  • Potential for sales growth
  • Long-run customer profitability
  • Increases in overall demand from having well-known customers
  • The ability to learn from customers

Discuss how and why examining these variables could help your chosen company increase its overall profitability.


I need a 1-2 page A++ paper, plagarism free.

Online Statistics Test

I have an online stats test today on my MyStatLab account. The class is elementary statistics and the test wil be covering all topics, from simple to advanced. I need someone who is a whiz at statistics of this level, I’m looking to hopefully get a 90% or above, but a little lower than that will be acceptable. I will give you the account access and there is lots of practice material for you to go over to understand what will be on the test. You have 3 hours to complete the whole thing which should be plenty of time, but do note that the test is timed.

Offers will be accepted from people who specialize in stats:)