This case may not be duplicated without permission. Any use, either electronic or paper-based, must have written permission of Dr.Pearlson or Dr. Yeh. The material contained in this case is from company documents, publicly available sources,and personal interviews held with key executives at Dell. The authors wish to thank the managers and executives atDell for their time and support of this research.University of Texas at Austin 3/3/99Graduate School of BusinessDell Computer Corporation:A Zero-Time OrganizationDeep in the heart of Texas lies a Fortune 500 company who exemplifies many of theprinciples of a Zero Time organization. Dell Computer Corporation has seen extraordinarilygrowth: a 58% revenue increase and an 82% profit increase in 1997, an equally extraordinaryshort period of time. Sales rose to $12.3 billion in 1997, profits to $944 million in 1997, and the stock. To refer this case study click here Zerotime-Dell
This is a Case Study of National Commission for Human Development ‘School Development Plan’ (SDP). There is now an NCHD Feeder School (FS) in Bhutto Nagger, Kot Allah Din, established in year 2007 with the help of community participation and support. There is a Government School almost 3 kilometer away from this Kot; thus a downright requirement to develop a school in this locality.
There are about 300 Households here, and most of the people are unemployed or poor. Yet, a place was voluntarily provided by the community, adjacent to the local Masjid in the suburban area, for the purpose of schooling the village children for an infinite period of time. 45 students at present are studying in this FS. The school before the SDP was completely devoid of a built class room, tube lights, a boundary wall, white wash, electric fans, water pump and furniture.
Case Study about Application of Modified Internal Rate of Return Method for Watershed Evaluation
Abstract: The use of modified IRR in developmental projects has been demonstrated by using data pertaining to four watersheds two from Tamil Nadu and two from Maharashtra. The conventional internal rate of return (IRR) widely used in project evaluation, suffers from certain problems, most important one being the assumption of reinvestment at the rate of IRR, which has been often contested in project evaluation literature. The ranking of projects based on IRR and NPV may also come into conflict due to this assumption. Scale and time span differences across projects often make it difficult to compare.
Introduction: Technical interventions have been the hall mark of developmental processes. They are capital-intensive with flow of benefits extended over a longer period of time. Since large amounts of public funds are spent in such interventions, there is a need for economic justification for the investment and for prioritisation of projects competing for limited resources. Thus, evaluation of various public investments is necessary.
Case Study about Capital Budgeting in Corporate Sector
Abstract: In today’s ever changing world, the only thing that does not change is ‘change’ itself. Change can trigger any corporate growth which can be measured in terms of increase in investments or sales. A progressive business firm continually needs to expand its fixed assets and other resources to be competitive in the race. Investment in fixed assets is an important indicator of corporate growth. The success of the corporate in the long run depends upon the effectiveness with which the management makes capital expenditure decisions.
In the dynamic business environment, making capital budgeting decisions are among the most important and multifaceted of all management decisions as it represents major commitments of company’s resources and have serious consequences on the profitability and financial stability. How far the corporate attains financial stability and profitability over a period of time, while making capital budgeting needs evaluation and is a million dollar issue. In view of this, this study has made an attempt to analyse the efficiency of the corporate sector’s capital budgeting through their financial statements.
A Case Study about The Aynak Copper Deposit, Afghanistan
Overview: Mineral resource development today can affect a nation for many years, sometimes for generations to come. Consequently, the award of mineral rights can be one of the most far-reaching activities a government undertakes. Mineral resource development is thus often enshrined in constitutions and overarching mineral laws to ensure that such development is undertaken in the public interest, in recognition of the strategic and economic contribution of minerals to the nation, and with the greater good of society in mind.
In a majority of countries, subsurface rights (mining cadastre) take precedence over surface rights (land cadastre). Subsurface rights and access to explore and extract a mineral resource can be granted to a third party by the state for a defined period of time; it is in most cases the esponsibility of the subsurface rights owner to negotiate rights to access the property, within the provisions of applicable laws and regulations, with the surface land owner.
Financial Performance of Non Banking Finance Companies in India
Introduction: The financial system comprises of financial institutions, financial instruments and financial markets that provide an effective payment and credit system and thereby facilitate channelising of funds from savers to the investors of the economy. In India considerable growth has taken place in the Non-banking financial sector in last two decades. Over a period of time they are successful in rendering a wide range of services. Initially intended to cater to the needs of savers and investors, NBFCs later on developed into institutions that can provide services similar to banks. In India several factors have contributed to the growth of NBFCs.
Objectives of the Study: The classification of NBFCs have been changed over a period of time. The functioning of different categories of NBFCs are not governed by the homogeneous factors. Therefore financial implication can differ for different group of companies. The financial performance of 10 leasing companies has been examined by Seem Saggar at disaggragate level and compared with other groups of NBFCs for a period of 1985-90. Moreover, the performance of all NBFCs taken together in terms of cost of debt, operating margin, net profit margin, return on net worth, asset turn over ratio etc. The study by Seema Saggar does not reflect the overall performance of NBFCs as it is based on selected 10 companies.
A financial institution had a number of staff members defect from their trading room to a competitor. Within a short period of time, the company realised that they had also lost a number of clients. FTI Technology was called in to see if any of the company’s intellectual property could have been stolen.
Technology Service: imaged the hard drives the staff members had left and retrieved numerous web-based email addresses that had been used by the various parties to communicate, which let them bypass the company email system. We searched for various specific items, including client lists and other proprietary data. We also liaised with the company to assess if there were any other current employees who may have been divulging information to the ex-employees. Click here to read more…
Challenge: Stirling Council, serving one of the fastest growing cities in Scotland, receives 320,000 calls a year from local citizens, mostly for its ‘fix-it’ services, such as cleansing, pest control, road and street lighting, and housing repairs. These enquiries were traditionally handled by a number of different answering points within the council and subsequently logged, categorized and forwarded to the relevant service department; a time and labor intensive process that was slowing the council’s response to requests. Since the process of distribution for bills of work was manual, work reports could get lost or misplaced for a period of time, delaying and inhibiting the services the council provided to its citizens. Click here to read more…
“What was particularly important was being able to use our data at any time, and under any conditions, without any problems. To that end, we had to select software that could guarantee that our data and files would be available and stable.”
- Masato Hirose, Manager, Information Policy Section in the Policy Planning Department, Kyoto Prefecture.
Situation:Kyoto Prefecture strives to provide “maximum satisfaction” to its prefectural residents as a basic policy, says Masato Hirose, Manager of the Information Policy Section in the Policy Planning Department. To that end, the Information Policy Section wants to improve work efficiency and administrative services in order to promote information sharing with local residents as well as with national and local governments…
Solution: The Information Policy Section did a detailed study on the actual expenses involved, and concluded that deploying Office 2010 with Windows 7 was the best option. “We determined that in terms of using the latest software features and effectively using the installation expenses over the maximum period of time, the expenses involved in adopting the new software would be adequately made up for in work improvements and cost effectiveness,” says Hirose. “By explaining this point, we were able to help the internal divisions understand the decision to move forward with Office 2010.”…
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Chandrani Pearls the only branded Pearl Jeweller in India incorporated in 1985 at the up market area at Minto Park, Kolkata. It was Kolkata’s first exclusive pearl jewellery showroom and presently it became a well-known destination for pearl jewelleries in a very short period of time.
Chandrani Pearls proposed to develop a web based ERP system where in they can automate and maintain the retail process and also manage stock of different items at different POS (point of sale). The solution would be hosted and run from Java enabled 3rd Party remote hosting service provider and would be accessed from the company’s head office in Kolkata ,factory in kolkata and also from different POS situated across different geographic locations through available internet connection via web browser such as internet explorer. Click here to read more…