Gazing into the future may be possible for the few clairvoyants living among us,
but building a telecommunication network based on psychic prediction would be
like basing critical business decisions on a coin flip. Still, today’s telecommunication
buzzword for any fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) network is “future-proofing.”
Without a crystal ball to examine future bandwidth needs and determine winning
technologies, service providers face some major challenges in getting it right the
While most of the topics covered here apply to almost any outsourcing situation,
this book is written primarily for technology professionals; it specifically
caters to those working in small- to medium-size companies or in the technology
trenches of large organizations.
If startups or small- to medium-size companies are your world, you most
likely need outside help either to grow your firm quickly or to get a product
off the ground fast, or just to add the short-term or specialist expertise you
need at a critical juncture.
There is an oft-quoted saying believed to have originated as a Chinese proverb: “May
you live in interesting times”. It is often not interpreted with a positive connotation!
At present, it would be fair to say that the Indian mutual fund industry is living in
interesting times. It remains to be seen how positively that can be interpreted.
The last few years have seen a series of events, both within and outside the Indian
economy, which have had a deleterious effect on the industry. The world as we knew it
has changed in many ways....
When turning, take your inside hand (i.e. if turning right, use your right hand) and
bring it over toward your outside hand, but not past the 12 o’clock position. Start the
turn by pulling the wheel with your inside hand while letting it slip through your
outside hand. With your hands almost straight across from one another, regrip the
wheel with your outside hand and push the wheel through your inside hand.
The end result should be that neither hand should go past the top of the steering
wheel at any time for maximum car control....
While there is much to learn about these risks, the temperatures that may result from
unabated climate change will take the world outside the range of human experience.
This points to the possibility of very damaging consequences.
The impacts of climate change are not evenly distributed - the poorest
countries and people will suffer earliest and most. And if and when the
damages appear it will be too late to reverse the process. Thus we are forced
to look a long way ahead.
With outside runs, bury the wire along the pen border at least 12" deep, and toe the fence outward about
6 inches. This stops most predators from digging under the fence. Animals always dig at the base of a
fence. By toeing the fence outward and burying it, the predator digs down right into more fencing. Some
people run electric fencing around the outside of their pens 4" off the ground about one foot from the
main fence to discourage predators. If your outside runs are not predator-proof, you need to lock up your
poultry before dark.
Most valves use some form of packing to prevent leakage from the space between the stem and
the bonnet. Packing is commonly a fibrous material (such as flax) or another compound (such
as teflon) that forms a seal between the internal parts of a valve and the outside where the stem
extends through the body.
Valve packing must be properly compressed to prevent fluid loss and damage to the valve's
stem. If a valve's packing is too loose, the valve will leak, which is a safety hazard. If the
packing is too tight, it will impair the movement and possibly damage the stem....
After reading this chapter, you should be able to: Define the role of marketing in organizations; describe how marketers create value for a product or service; understand why marketing is important, both within and outside the firm.
The Marketing Plan is a highly detailed, heavily researched and, hopefully, well written report that many inside and possibly outside the organization will evaluate. It is an essential document for both large corporate marketing departments and for startup companies.forces the marketing personnel to look internally in order to fully understand the results of past
528 Making Key Strategic Decisions Internal Control
In addition to its opinion on the financial statements, the outside auditing firm writes a “management letter.” This letter lists possible weaknesses in the company’s control system that have come to the auditor’s attention, together with recommendations for correcting them. (In the boilerplate preceding this list, the auditor disclaims responsibility for a complete analysis of the system. The listed items are only those that the firm happened to uncover.) Internal auditors also write reports on the subject.
Chapter 20 Ten Ways to Use Your Business Plan
In This Chapter
Getting the most out of your business plan Raising awareness inside and outside your company
I leave you with these 10 parting thoughts to reinforce your decision to write and use a business plan to bolster your success.
Financial accounting provides information to decision makers who are external to the business.
Examples include present and future shareholders, present and future creditors, and government regulators.
Managerial accounting provides information to decision makers who are internal to the business.
This information is not published to people outside of the business
The Marketing Plan is a highly detailed, heavily researched and, hopefully, well written report that many inside and possibly outside the organization will evaluate. It is an essential document for both large corporate marketing departments and for startup companies. Essentially the Marketing Plan:forces the marketing personnel to look internally in order to fully understand the results of past marketing decisions. forces the marketing personnel to look externally in order to fully understand the market in which they operate.
Masonry Instant Answers addresses questions that arise at the job site during the course of masonry construction. Materials and installation issues are explained in an easily grasped format that is filled with tables and figures. Both industry recommendations and code requirements for masonry construction and inspection of the construction are presented in this text, which can be carried to the project site.
Design issues, such as selection of materials or structural capacity of the masonry, are not discussed in this book since those topics are outside the scope.
Financial accountancy (or financial accounting) is the field of accountancy concerned
with the preparation of financial statements for decision makers, such as stockholders,
suppliers, banks, employees, government agencies, owners and other stakeholders.
Financial capital maintenance can be measured in either nominal monetary units or units of
constant purchasing power. The central need for financial accounting is to reduce the
various principal-agent problems, by measuring and monitoring the agents' performance
and thereafter reporting the results to interested users.
A researcher may be under the illusion that his research will sell itself more or less
automatically. On the contrary, it is the duty of an author to write an article so that an
outsider can understand the main points and the reasoning logic with relative ease. Your
article competes against other submitted article proposals. The decision on acceptance is
not done based only on the article substance, but the readability of the article also matters.
Consequently, an article must have a clear and logical structure combined with fluent
Developing kidney failure means you have some decisions to make about your treatment. You may choose to forgo treatment. If you choose to receive treatment, your choices include hemodialysis, which requires a machine used to filter your blood outside your body; peritoneal dialysis, which uses the lining of your belly to filter your blood inside the body; and kidney transplantation, in which a new kidney is placed in your body. Each treatment has advantages and disadvantages.
Like many businesses, hedge funds have to make difficult decisions about which tasks they should
perform in-house and which they should outsource. Third-party service providers are available to do
nearly all of a fund’s activities outside of making investment decisions. Our observation is that funds
typically prefer to do as much of their work in-house as is possible. As a result, they tend to build up
significant fixed costs.
Some hedge funds are concerned that reliance on a third-party will increase risk or lead to an opera-
tional or compliance failure.
other populations of older adults (e.g. individuals with Parkinson disease or other ailments or
people in assisted living arrangements) may be more difficult to study,we chose a population
of healthy high-functioning individuals for our first attempt to study decision making in the
Each subject completed an individually administered interview, involving a written questionnaire
and several interactive tasks. On average, subjects of both populations took 50 min
to complete the interview. For all areas of the investigation involving monetary rewards,
real cash was used.
The successful deployment of any flexible, cost-effective fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP)
network requires thoughtful decisions regarding all segments of the network, from the
optical line terminal (OLT) in the central office to the optical network terminal (ONT)
attached to each home and everything in between. While much attention is focused on
the distribution and access elements within the outside plant (OSP) network, it’s also
important to consider the implications of FTTP architectures within the central office (CO)....