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Internet-Working Devices

Write a 2 – 3 page (350 words per page) paper in APA format that describes and provides the advantages and disadvantages of the following internet-working devices: hubs, switches, MAUs, repeaters, bridges, and routers. Provide a diagram illustrating how these devices are interconnected in a network.

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The Case of Potato Industry

Discuss how the facts in the potato industry case (article links below) illustrate the lack of control over prices by individual potato producers in a competitive market. Also, discuss the response to high prices predicted by the model of perfect competition and the attempts by producers in a competitive market to gain control over price. Check recent business publications to find out how successful the United Potato Growers of America cooperative has been in recent times. Suggested readings: https://www.nytimes.com/1997/04/12/business/competitive-forces-threaten-to-knock-idaho-from-top.html https://www.rd.usda.gov/files/CoopMag-mar05.pdf (only page 4-7 on the potato industry) https://www.hcn.org/issues/352/17171 http://www.competitioneconomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Williams-Zhao-Williams-The-OPEC-of-potatoes-2017.pdf

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The Political Process in the United States

1. In your opinion, how is social media changing the political process in the United States? Is the change good or bad? Why?2. On balance, do you think the explosion of social media has made our society better? In what ways? In what ways has social media made social life worse?3. Have we given social media too much power over our lives?4. Do you identify with Lacie from “Nosedive”? Explain.5. “Does Lacie get what she really wants at the end of ‘Nosedive?’” Use evidence from the episode to support your point of view.6. With the use of social media: do you think people have already altered the way that they behave and present themselves?7. Why are so many people from the president to the local high school student concerned about how others view them?8. How has social media helped you during this time of “social distancing”?9. What have been the negatives of social media during “social distancing”?

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Marketing Environment Application

In this module’s Case Assignment, you researched marketing forces using quality academic and professional sources. It is time to apply what you have learned using the product/service you chose in your Discussion assignment.Real-World ApplicationAnalyze why & how each of the three marketing factors will impact the chosen product/service.Explore strategies to overcome the threats and/or capitalize on opportunities to product life cycle with regard to your target product/service. Be sure to consider branding.NOTE: All or nearly all of your research will come from the articles used in this module’s readings. The focus of this assignment is application and critical thinking. Since you are engaging in research, be sure to cite and reference the sources in APA format. The paper should be written in third person; this means words like “I,” “we,” and “you” are not appropriate. For more information see Differences Between First and Third Person.See the Student Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper, including pages 13-14 on in-text citations. Another resource is the “Writing Style Guide,” which is found under “My Resources” on the TLC portal. All research should be cited in the body of the paper. In-text citations and corresponding references should be included in your paper. The use of direct quotes is strongly discouraged.

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Identifying Competitors

How does a company identify its competitors? What do marketing managers want to know about the companies identified as competitors? Describe the strategies market challengers can adopt and explain why challengers might have an advantage over market leaders.

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Malcolm X Autobiography

Using the knowledge that you obtained from “An Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told by Alex Haley”, you will write a 7 page paper detailing the life of Malcolm X, discussing his induction into “The Nation of Islam”, analyzing his contributions and involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, and how his presence in the movement still affects many people today. This must be written in APA format and contain at least 5 references (the biography DOES count as 1 reference).

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