In the last 50 years, Finland has transformed itself from an agriculturally oriented culture into a competitive, technologically advanced information society. This small, Nordic country of five million people has the least corruption and the best competitiveness rate of any country in the world, according to international indices. Over 85 per cent of Finnish households have access to a broadband Internet connection and over 90 per cent of the active population has a mobile phone.
Source of IKEA’s success in Sweden early on (the 50s and 60s)?
In 1943, IKEA was founded by Ingvar Kamprad at his home town, selling mainly pencils, postcards and other merchandise. From the late 40s to early 50s, manufacturing furniture was introduced as a complement to general merchandise. This enabled Kamprad to step into the furniture business and exploring the situation and finding new opportunities. The business had gain massive success in the domestic market for the since opening and the key to its achievements is Kamprad’s leadership. He not only had the vision for the furniture industry, market’s situation, and enthusiasm for business, but Kamprad also played an important role in managing the company’s resources, turned it into capabilities and prove IKEA’s distinctive core competencies. Example for that can be IKEA’s leap on the furniture retail industry: more affordable products to target a large amount of customer, showroom and store’s concept, better customer experience… […]
The question of the ultimate origin of man has remained a problem which appears to be somewhat unsolvable by any definite solution as any point of view taken by any scholar is challenged by critics who see some loopholes therein. Both the idea of Creationism and that of Evolutionism have attempted to proffer solution to the ultimate origin of man in the universe. Proponents of either of this seem to be at dagger edge with the proponents of the other. Most often, what we observe in the ordinary sense is that the idea of creation is projected by religious adherents while evolution is most often borne by scientists who often turn out to be atheists. With this conception about evolution and creation, Teilhard de Chardin, a Jesuit priest surprisingly came up to the scene to create a union between science and religion via his Christian Evolutionism. He spent his whole effort while expounding on his evolutionary picture, to project man as the chief feature in the whole development of the universe. One could lay claim to the fact that Chardin concentrated much effort on examining man, how Chardin came to his present state, and what his future will look like. Though he shows much optimism for a better future for humankind, lots of criticisms have been levelled against his system. Hence an evaluative review is needed to either weed out or substantiate, as the case may be, those ideas which may not survive the much vituperation of scholars.
In the first place, the Teilhardian evolutionary system goes with much optimism which stands to be doubted. His scientific critics, […]
2030: Envisaging the future of young people from 10 to 17 years in Lahti, Finland -Since the history of man, change has remained constant. Future is the harbinger of change; it has always come with surprises and disruption to man and her environment.
How to improve the employability of foreign immigrants graduate from Finnish higher institution. The author identified the factors and obstacles that hinder international graduates tapping from the shrinking labour force in Finland. Some of the factors identified include the lack of Finnish language skills, little or no strong professional network, insufficient knowledge of the culture of the host country, Lack of career guidance at higher education institutions and employers’ lukewarm approach towards recruiting immigrants graduates.
News flow controversy: evaluation of news imbalance and distortions – the author will be discussing the developing world perception of new world information order, seeking to find what changes they expect from it. The essay will also attempt to identify the positions taken by these disputants by closely looking at the exchange of charges and counter-charges between those demanding balance in the news and those demanding journalistic freedom
The widespread use of cryptography is a necessary consequence of the information revolution. With the coming of electronic communications on computer networks, people need a way to ensure that conversations and transactions remain confidential. Cryptography provides a solution to this problem, but it has spawned a heated policy debate. Some government agencies want to restrict the use of data encryption because they fear that criminals and spies may use the technology to their own advantage. However, Encryption Techniques so far has both advantages and disadvantages to the society and issues about abuse required a formularized policy.
Understanding of Encryption Techniques and its advantages and challenges – The widespread use of cryptography is a necessary consequence of the information revolution. With the coming of electronic communications on computer networks, people need a way to ensure that conversations and transactions remain confidential
This paper is aimed to discuss congestion control and review TCP functionality that provides congestion control techniques of handling buffer –overflows, loss of packets and congestions that we experience over a network. The primary focus is on discussing the four intertwined algorithms, namely slow start, congestion avoidance, fast retransmit, and fast recovery, which will help us to solve this congestion problem. The algorithms are rooted in the idea of achieving network stability. We demonstrate in this paper how the implementation of this algorithm reduces congestion over the congested network and more importantly how it scales gracefully in the network environment by providing high utilization and low queuing delays. […]