Struggling Haiti

Realization of economic development and prosperity remains the key objective of virtually all governments in the world. However, due to capital limitations, most governments, especially from developing nations resort to lending from financial institutions such as World Bank, and International Monetary Fund (IMF), or regional development banks such as Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) (White, 2012). Additionally, such governments also borrow from their bilateral friends. This is in earnest to enable them pursue their most ambitious development projects, and sometimes to correct balance-of-payment deficits. Nevertheless, such governments must adhere to some outlined conditions that are spelt out in the article of agreement in order for them to secure the loans; otherwise, the loans are withheld (White, 2012). Equally, a healthy population significantly contributes to economic development of a nation in various ways. In this line, human development and gender inequality, also affects the economic development of a nation in many ways Read More …

MANAGING CHANGE AND CREATIVITY IN AN ORGANIZATION

For businesses to thrive in the current business environment, it is important for them to adjust their approaches to business operations and management structures to nurture creativity and innovation. This paper discusses why hierarchical management structures are likely to be less evident in future, being replaced by structures that nurture innovation and creativity. The paper also discusses the shifts that have taken place in the global economy from being knowledge driven to creativity driven. Several factors that ought to be managed in order to enhance the creativity process in organizations have also been discussed, as well as the process of change management. Whilst the paper argues that hierarchical management structures shall diminish in the future, it has also pointed out some advantages that such structure have in organizations. Contents Introduction. 1 Changes in the Global Economy. 2 2.1.     The Shift from Knowledge Economy to Creativity Economy. 2 2.2.     Change in Read More …

Hadoop in Action

Hadoop in Action 4.2 Hadoop blocks The running Hadoop refers to sets of daemons and resident programs, which exist on a different server in the network. The daemons perform specific roles; a daemon may exist on a single server or across many servers. The daemons consist of NameNodes, DataNode, Secondary NameNodes, JobTrackers and TaskTrackers (Chuck, 2014). The daemons and their roles within the Hadoop form a significant part of the article as illustrated in the following discussion. 4.2.3Secondary NameNode The Secondary NameNodes (SNN) are assistant daemons that monitor the states of the clusters HDFS. Notably, the Secondary NameNodes are similar to NameNodes in the sense that they have single clusters, which reside on their own machines as well.  Furthermore, another DataNode and TaskTracker daemons that operate on same servers do not exist. The Secondary NameNodes differ from the NameNodes in the sense that the processes do not receive or tabulate Read More …

Lithium Rechargeable Batteries

In this term paper, a discussion on how lithium batteries work will be tabled and the conclusion will be made on how they work. However, not only the functions of the lithium batteries will be discussed but also what components and materials are used to make them work as required. Introduction Before talking about what a lithium battery is and how it works, we will first have to know what a battery is for us to be able to understand it better. In a brief way, the battery can be said to be an electric device which has electrochemical cells that are used to transform stored chemical energy into electrical energy. The cells contain both positive and negative terminals which allow the movement of ions and therefore enhancing the flow of current in the cell. There are two types of cells, which can be categorized as primary and secondary. These Read More …