Sunday, May 24, 2020

Hausser Food Products Company - 3498 Words

Hausser Food Products Company Brenda Cooper, the southeastern regional sales manager for the Hausser Food Products Company (HFP) expressed her concern to a researcher from a well-known eastern business school: I think during the past year I’ve begun to make some progress here, but the situation is a lot more difficult than I thought when I first arrived. Our current methods of selling products just are not adequate, and the people in the field don’t seem interested in coming up with new ideas or approaches to selling. BACKGROUND Hausser Food Products Company was a leading producer and marketer of baby foods in the United States. The company manufactured and marketed a whole line of foods for the baby market including strained meats,†¦show more content†¦Brenda Cooper, the southeast regional sales manager, was fairly typical of the kind of person who was placed in that position. Brenda entered an MBA program immediately following graduation from one of the best women’s colleges in the country. Majoring in marketing, she did extremely well in business school and graduated near the top of her class. Upon graduation she received many job offers and took a position as an assistant product manager in a large nonfood consumer products company. During four years at that firm she performed extremely well both in the management of existing products and in the launching of new products. By the end of her fourth year, however, she was becoming restless, and seeing no opportunities for quick advancement, decided to accept an offer to become a regional sales manager at HFP. The salary was attractive, plus she would receive a potentially large bonus based on the profit performance of the entire company. Brenda was also attracted by the possibility of advancement within the company. She had heard that many of the senior staff had started as regional managers. At the end of her first year Brenda was still very concerned about doing well in her job; in particular she was adjusting to her role as manager with six district managers reporting to her. THE SALES PLAN Much of the activity of the regional managers centered around the yearly sales plan. The sales plan was essentially a budget that includes projections ofShow MoreRelatedCase Study: Hausser Food Products Company1655 Words   |  7 PagesIntroduction: Hausser Food Products Company has been successful in the business of selling baby food since the 1980s, and has had extreme sales growth through the 1990s. Unfortunately, due to some outside factors like decrease in birth rates, organic and dye free standards, and private name brand competition, growth rate recently dropped by three percent. 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Thursday, May 14, 2020

The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald - 1302 Words

The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it is possible to achieve the American Dream. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby had a second opportunity in changing his life. Growing up, Gatsby was different from everyone else. He had a big dream and knew what would be the best for himself. He believed that wealth, material possessions, and power are the core principles of the American Dream. The pursuit of a better life led countless numbers of foreign immigrants to America desiring their chance at the vast opportunity. Fitzgerald uses setting, characterization and symbols to develop the theme that the â€Å"American Dream† is the search for happiness, individuality, and monetary†¦show more content†¦When they meet again, both feel embarrassed. The lack of conversation resulted in only staring at each other in Nick’s living room. As time passed by, â€Å"About half an hour, the sun shone aga in. When he [Gatsby] realized what I [Nick] was talking about, that there were twinkle bells of sunshine in the room, he smiled like a weatherman, like an ecstatic patron of recurrent light† (88-89). When the tension between them eases, the sun rose and the weather livened. The weather indicates what’ll happen between them in the living room. The weather transitions from rainy to sunny shows that they are getting along, making conversation and catching up from the old times they miss. Fitzgerald uses similes on the weather outside of Nick’s home to show the transition of the situation going on in his house. Lastly, as their mood of the conversation lightens up, the weather changes and the setting of the story lightens to reflect the happiness in Gatsby’s character. Each character in The Great Gatsby has a different personality and background. Through Gatsby’s characterization, his individuality is showing how he is different from the others. Gatsby was a young man that wanted to change his life. He built up his life around the abstract person he saw himself as. He created a fantasy world where he is rich and powerful. He was raised in a lower class family where his parents weren’t successful and he didn’t accept them as parents. He couldn’t accept who he was so he decides to

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Comparing Mary Shelleyés Frankenstein with The Tale of...

When comparing Mary Shelley’s gothic novel, â€Å"Frankenstein† to the 2008 movie, â€Å"The Tale of Despereaux† a common theme that runs through the novel is the character archetype of innocence to evil. In â€Å"The Tale of Despereaux,† one of the major characters in the story is Chiaroscuro, or Roscuro. Roscuro is a rat who is misunderstood by people who have not yet met him. He travels with a human companion by boat and docks in the kingdom of Dor during the annual Royal Soup Day. Roscuro, enchanted by the soup’s aroma, travels up the chandelier in the royal dining hall and ends up falling into the Queen’s soup, giving her such a fright she has a heart attack and dies. Roscuro, feeling guilty over the death of the Queen, goes to see the Princess Pea†¦show more content†¦Even when the creature tries to help someone in need, he is still seen through the eyes of the world as a monster. Roscuro tries to apologize to Princess Pea but she immediately shrieks in fear and chases him away. This is the moment when Roscuro understands he cannot get anyone’s approval, no matter how genuine and kindhearted he tries to seem, and vows revenge on the princess. Both Roscuro and the creature are very lonely and wish to have someone who can understand the way the feel. The creature, at first, convinces Victor Frankenstein to make a female companion for him. And â€Å"even as (Roscuro) changed†¦he had longing. But now he just longed for someone whose heart was as hardened as his was.† (The Tale of Despereaux) Miggery Sow, the Princess Pea’s personal servant, was treated very poorly before she became the Princess’s servant. She wants nothing more than to be a Princess and live in a castle. Roscuro understands how Mig feels and convinces her to kidnap the Princess and lead her into the dungeon of her own castle. While there are some major similarities between â€Å"Frankenstein† and â€Å"The Tale of Despereaux,† there are quite a few differences within their context as well. In â€Å"The Tale of Despereaux,† a common theme that runs through the movie is forgiveness. The Princess Pea and Roscuro both forgive each other and, of course, everyone lived happily ever after, as all fairy tales do.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The Life of an African

The Life of an African-American Youth in Baltimore in Between the World and Me, a Book by Ta-Nehisi Coates Essay Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me (2015) is an autobiographical account of his life as an African-American youth growing up in Baltimore. In the wake of the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, and other black youths, Coates wrote this book in the form of a letter to his teenage son Samori, offering him advice and insight into how he must be â€Å"twice as good† in a country where he has little control over what happens to his body (101). Coates also speaks of the advice his own parents gave him. One especially impactful learning moment for Coates was his mother making him interrogate his own actions (Coates, 30). In this paper, I will be showing how this lesson Coates learned from his mother could be useful to every scholar in improving their understanding of humanity and history, as it did for Coates. The US school system teaches a lot of things that students later find out were sugarcoated or complete lies and oftentimes students never have the opportunity to investigate those subjects and events. One of the subjects that is often taught inaccurately or very generally to the point of disrespect is slavery, especially slave resistance. I will apply the lesson from Coates’ mother to my own education of slave resistance in order to provide evidence for how this process would impact the learning of students and how the act of interrogating what they learn can be beneficial. We will write a custom essay on The Life of an African-American Youth in Baltimore in Between the World and Me, a Book by Ta-Nehisi Coates specifically for you for only $16.38 $13.9/page Order now In the first chapter of Between the World and Me, Coates describes the trouble he got into during his elementary school years, for offenses such as talking while his teacher taught or playing with his friends during a lesson. As a consequence of these actions his mother made him write about them and answer questions such as, â€Å"Why did I not believe that my teacher was entitled to respect?† (Coates, 29). The act of writing and exploring the reasons behind his actions did not change Coates’ behavior, but he calls them â€Å"the earliest acts of†¦drawing myself into consciousness.† (Coates, 30) His mother taught him a lesson that stayed with him throughout his academic career and led to his profession in journalism, the lesson that, â€Å" was not an innocent. impulses were not filled with unfailing virtue. And feeling that was as human as anyone, this must be true for other humans. If was not innocent, then they were not innocent.† (Coates, 30). Realizing that no one was filled with â€Å"unfailing virtue,† Coates began to question the of the world around him, starting with what he was taught in school. He came to the conclusion that the â€Å"mix of motivation,† that he and everyone else must have felt, must affect the way their stories are told. Claims of who was a winner, and who a loser should be doubted; claims of who was in power, and who was subordinate should be interrogated. Coates states that â€Å"the questions began burning in ,† leading to a life-long search for answers (Coates, 30). As an African-American female, I believe that it was inevitable that I reached the same conclusion as Coates sometime in my academic career. As a sophomore in college, I am still finding out that things I learned in school were not completely true and that history is more than a dichotomy of heroes and villains. During my first year of college I took a course in African-American history in which I read Raymond and Alice Bauer’s, â€Å"Day to Day Slave Resistance,†Ã¢â‚¬â€an article in The Journal of Negro History—which touched on the topic of direct and indirect forms of slave resistance. This was an incredibly eye-opening read for me, as my previous knowledge of slave resistance during the 18th and 19th century was limited to a few radicals and generalizations of slaves running away in the middle of the night with the help of white abolitionists. College presented me with information I hadn’t even known to seek because my primary schooling placated me wi th a couple of stand out historical figures and ignored those who seemingly remained powerless. Coates is correct is saying that, â€Å"The Dream†Ã¢â‚¬â€an unconsciousness of the flaws of humanity that many Americans are bound to—†thrives on generalization, on limiting the number of possible questions.† (Coates, 50). In a South Carolina, elementary school lesson plan the practice of slavery is defined as a â€Å"peculiar institution† that grew in response to ‘the industrialization of the North and the expansion of demand for cotton in the south† leading to the economy growing â€Å"increasingly reliant on cheap labor.† (TAHSC). The source immediately attempts to introduce a silver-lining by stating that in spite of centuries of enslavement â€Å"cultures grow and thrive in all conditions.† This source also claims that, â€Å"Though the stories about cruel overseers were certainly true in some cases†¦when slaves complained that they were being unfairly treated, slaveholders would often be very protective†¦and release the overseer.† (TAHSC). By sugarcoating all of the cruelest aspects of slavery, educators are able to limit possible questions and objections by teaching students that slavery was not all bad. 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While these figures are significant to slave resistance in the South, it undermines the sacrifices made by slaves who used less e xtreme measures of counterattack, but still made a large impact on productivity. When emphasis is placed on the outliers, it is easy to forget that the rest of the slaves weren’t content. An essay on the problem of race in America states that slaves were, â€Å"Readily obedient†¦more than most other social groups they patiently tolerant under abuse and oppression and little inclined to struggle against difficulties.† (Reuters, 7). Accounts such as this were used to justify the enslavement of blacks by convincing people that the â€Å"Negro disposition† was amenable to the condition of slavery. (Reuters, 7). If educators continue to make light of the reaction a large majority of blacks had to slavery, how will students grasp the reality of how detrimental the practice was and take action to reverse and prevent the past decisions of our country? The investigation done by the Bauers shows that slaves developed effective forms of indirect retaliation to their enslavement. Slaves were keenly aware of their economic value and one form of this indirect resistance is slaves consciously saving their energy, and working as slow as they could without being punished for it. Reluctant labor was so widespread among plantations that it was classified as a disease called â€Å"Dysesthesia Aethiopica† which only affected blacks. Signs of this disorder included, â€Å"careless movements†¦insensibility of the nerves†¦cutting up corn, cotton, and tobacco when hoeing it†¦killing stock†¦destroying tools,† and other forms of seemingly intentional mischief that they could not control. (Bauer and Bauer, 394). Proof of the slowing of labor to reduce productivity is evidenced in the amount of output obtained depending on whether or not slaves were forced to work all day, or given a specific task to finish and given free time for the rest of the day. When given free time after completion of a specific tasks, it was observed that some laborers would leave the field after three or four hours. It could take up to four times as long for slaves to produce the same output if they had no promise of free time. (Bauer, 400). Another well-documented phenomenon throughout slave states was malingering. Slaves would feign illness to avoid work and analysis of records of sickness of multiple plantations showed that the highest rate of sickness occurred during the times of the year when the most work needed to be done. Some would even fake a disability to avoid being bought by undesirable masters or to lower their value and get revenge on their former master. (Bauer, 406). Other demonstrations included resisting punishment. An example given by Bauer is of a slave too brawny for the overseer to whip, so the overseer orders three equally as large slaves to punish him. However, the overseer is also unable to prevail over the additional three, and has to give up on attempting to punish anyone. (Bauer, 396). Resistance to punishment also occurred when the driver—a slave whose task was to make other slaves work—doled out punishment. In a numerous amount of cases, it was noted that the driver â€Å"took pains not to treat his fellows with ay more than the absolute minimum of violence.† (Bauer, 396) Years of experience allowed drivers to gain a high level of precision and control with whips and some could â€Å"throw the lash within a hair’s breadth of the back†¦without touching.† The slave receiving the punishment would then squirm and scream, though their skin had not even been grazed. (Bauer, 398). Like Coates is coac hing his son to do, slaves with next to no control over their bodies, found ways to achieve some agency and free will. In the case of children, slave mothers would pretend to be ignorant of how to raise a child, despite often being responsible for white children. This would result in the mistresses of plantation owners having to take care of sick slave children and making sure they were provided with the proper nutrients (Bauer, 415). Plantation owners off of the coast of South Carolina went as far as paying slave mothers if their children survived the first year of life (Bauer, 416). Additional patterns of resistance studied by the Bauers included feigning pregnancy, self-injury, suicide, and killing infants born into slavery (Bauer, 418). This evidence goes against the concept of slaves as content and cheerful laborers, but instead shows that they were frequently rebellious and clever. 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As early as seventh grade he, â€Å"sensed that the schools were hiding something†¦so that we would not see, so that we did not ask.† (Coates, 26). Just as Coates was able to compare the heroes he read about in his father’s Black Panthers books to the heroes given to him by the schools–as he found the latter â€Å"ridiculous and contrary to everything knew–† scholars today should be directed to resources that will allow them to compare and contrast heroes provided by the curriculum to those who are lesser known because they don’t exemplify American values. It was policy makers and school board members who decided that Frederick Douglass–who escaped from slavery when he was 21 and was a talented orator–was a better role model than Margaret Garner—a female slave that killed three of her children, and attempted to drown the fourth when they were caught on the run, in a last stitch effort to spare them from forced labor—who served as an example of the psychological trauma caused by slavery. Professor of African-American history, Susan O’Donovan, describes the history of slavery as â€Å"a story of profound oppression that is simultaneously a story of creativity, resilience, and above all, survival.† (O’Donovan, 7). She wonders why educators don’t teach about the stories of slaves as relatable beings, who â€Å"laughed, wept, and wondered† just like students do. (O’Donovan, 8). I believe that Coates would agree w ith O’Donovan who believes that by approaching slavery as a problem faced by ordinary human beings–not just â€Å"an indefinable mass of flesh† as he writes–students would be taught how to â€Å"think and read critically, how to tease out meaning, identify assumptions, weigh evidence, and arrive at their own conclusions.† (O’Donovan, 10). As a society, we place more value on the â€Å"privilege of immediate answers† and the â€Å"search for certainty† than we place on â€Å"questioning as exploration.† (Coates, 34). What are the benefits, if any, of this manner of educating the children? Nancy Ogden, a high school history teacher, states that slavery is such a difficult topic to teach because of the issues of racism and injustice it raises, which many teachers want to shelter students from. (Ogden, Perkins, and Donahue, 429) When looking at reasons cited for treating children as if they are not capable of taking in the reality of our country’s history, one must then ask who is being protected? Is it the African-American children who are being denied knowledge of crucial parts of their own ethnic history? Is it the white children who are given the option to remain ignorant to the extent of how much American and European markets benefitted from human bondage, and the impact whites’ att itude towards blacks during the antebellum era has on racial and socioeconomic disparities of the 21st century? Even as an African-American student who was raised in the deep south, I never felt as though I could relate to blacks enslaved what seemed like centuries ago, when in actuality, â€Å"we were enslaved in this country longer than we have been free.† (Coates, 70). When teaching her students, Ogden places value on making connections from the past to the present explicit, in order to â€Å"help students make empathetic historical judgements.† She states that â€Å"too often, students imagine persons in history living lives that have little to do with their own.† (Ogden, 480). The lack of connection is what leads to students not looking past the generalizations we are taught about events such as slavery from a young age. I believe that Coates would find Ogden’s lessons vital to black students, such as his son who he encouraged to not forget how black bodies were â€Å"transfigured†¦into sugar, tobacco, cotton, and gold.† (Coates, 71). The purpose of the mother from Coates’ mother was not to provide him with a correct or final answer, but to teach him to investigate his actions and motivations, as well as the motivations of everyone else. Though he didn’t find any satisfactory answers, â€Å"the question refined† every time he asked it (Coates, 34). The purpose of schooling should not be for students to come to some profound conclusion, or to have a clear idea of who the historical good guys and bad guys are, but to be able to interrogate and criticize the actions of those who changed history. Students are inquisitive, and there is information out there, all that is needed is the push into the realm of curiosity, which Coates’ mother provided for him and he is providing for his son.

Friday, April 3, 2020

American Political system

Not to long ago the American Political system under went a major transition. One of the many controversies that are still shadowing this transition is the acts or misacts of the former President. Just recently he announced that he had chosen a location in Harlem to be used as his post-presidential office. Most people reacted to this decision by saying hes deceiving African-Americans in Harlem to cover up his burdens when he left the White House... the pardons or the gifts that were taken from Whitehouse. The article I will be analyzing is by Jay Nordlinger about the recent move to Harlem by Ex-President Clinton. Nordlinger is an editor for the National Review whos been covering the Clintons for a couple of years. Published by The Weekly Standard: a very conservative magazine, Nordlinger tries to explain the recent move as an attempt to put out the fire that have erupted the Clintons since leaving the White House. From what I perceived reading this article the main issue Nordlings is trying to prove is that whether our former president is using African-Americans to talk to White people? Meaning does Clinton do what he does because he wants to help the African-American society or just to improve Americans impression about him? Nordlinger undoubtedly states that the ex-president misleads the African-American society and he does everything for a purpose: to get out the many controversies that follow him day to day. He says Clinton does it over and over: runs to black people when he gets into a jam. According to Nordlinger the former President knows his relationship with black people is terrific, so he has a habit of using black people as props. The article even relates Clintons with Fidel Castro. Sometime in 1960 Fidel Castro publicly changed his expensive midtown hotel a hotel in Harlem to show commonality with the people there. So when Castro came back to New York for the U.N. gathering he was ...

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Timber Cruising Equipment and How to Use It

Timber Cruising Equipment and How to Use It Ed. Note: The first essential step toward selling timber or timberland is an inventory. It is a necessary step which enables the seller to set a realistic price on both the wood and the land. The inventory and methods used to determine volumes are also used between sales to make silvicultural and management decisions. Here is the equipment you need, the cruising procedure  and how to calculate the cruise. This report is based on an article written by Ron Wenrich. Ron is a sawmill consultant and has extensive knowledge on how to inventory your forest using the point sampling method. It is written in three parts, this being the first part, and all links included were chosen by the editor. You could measure every tree and do a 100 percent appraisal, but this is very time consuming and costly to do on large forests. But another way is to use a sampling system. A proven system, called point sampling, is used regularly by foresters and can be used by timber owners as well. We will discuss point sampling and the equipment you need here. Point Sampling Point sampling is a method of determining the frequency of occurrence of trees throughout the stand using a fixed point. These points can either be random or systematic. What you will be measuring is the basal area of the trees occurring at that point or plot center. Basal area is the area of the cross-section of tree stems near their base, generally at breast height, and including bark measured over 1 ac. or ha. of land. This basal area (BA) is then used to calculate the volume of a tree. Basal area increases as stand size and site quality increases. Gauges Some sort of gauge is needed to determine which trees are counted and which trees are not. An angle gauge - either prism (the prism is a wedge-shaped piece of glass that will deflect the image when viewed), string, or stick gauge can be used. Several types of angle gauges can be purchased from any forestry supply company. A stick gauge can be constructed by putting a target on the end of a stick and by keeping a 1:33 ratio. A 1-inch site would be put on the end of a 33-inch stick. You then eyeball each target tree with this gauge to find out if it should be included in the sample (more on this in a minute). It has been suggested that a dime can be used as an angle gauge. As long as a 1:33 ratio is maintained, anything can be used. For a dime, the distance held from your eye would be about 23 inches. A quarter would be held 33 inches away. An alternative to buying an angle gauge would be to build one. Build an Angle Gauge Take a 1-inch piece of sturdy material - plastic, metal, etc.- and drill a small hole to attach a string. Kite string will work well, knotting the string at 33 inches from the gauge and attaching it to the sighting device. Now, when using, simply put the knot between the teeth and sight your gauge with the string completely stretched. An alternative is to put a 1-inch notch in the material which creates a kind of sight. Before taking to the woods with one of these, youll need to know how to use one. Using Your Gauge Trees are counted at a point. This point can be random when just checking stocking at a certain point, or they can be located on a grid to get data for volume or other factors. Trees will either be counted or not counted. Counted trees will appear larger than the gauge. Trees appearing smaller than the gauge are not counted. Some trees will be borderline, and distance should be measured from the plot center if accuracy is desired. For most purposes, counting every other tree will yield effective results. It is also necessary to keep the gauge parallel to the tree. If a tree is leaning towards or away from the plot, the gauge should be moved accordingly. Prism Angle Gauges A prism (most foresters use this type gauge) will deflect the image of the tree that is being observed. Trees that are deflected off the main bole are not counted, while those that fall within the main bole are counted. The difference between the prism and the other angle gauges is that the user keeps the prism as the plot center while other gauges use the eye as the plot center. Prism angle gauges come in a number of sizes, known as factors or Basal Area Factors (BAF). For most purposes, a BAF of 10 is used. At your point you simply make a circle counting the trees that fall into your plot. Multiply by 10 and you have the basal area per acre at your plot. You will also notice that larger trees that are further away will be counted, while smaller trees will not. When computing number of trees, larger counted trees represent fewer trees than smaller counted trees.

Friday, February 21, 2020

The Economic Considerations Of Information Security And Its Management Essay

The Economic Considerations Of Information Security And Its Management - Essay Example However, the people who could care for a system were not the ones who suffered the costs of break down. This scenario can be explained with the help of some examples. Well structured billing-management features for the administrators who offered them, but were not so excellent at protecting customer’s privacy. For instance, automatic teller machines gone through under fraud in a lot of developed countries like the Netherlands and United Kingdom, where deprived rules and regulations left banks without enough encouragement to protect their information systems, and allowed them to pay the charges of fraud to their customers. In this scenario, the internet is acknowledged as an insecure medium due to the fact that its liability for attacks is so diffuse. In all of these cases, the technical considerations of security are less important than the economic considerations (Anderson & Schneier, 2008), (NIST, 2010) and (Anderson & Moore, 2007). In this scenario, to implement a solution to this problem there is need to think about following questions like â€Å"do we need to spend an adequate amount of funds keeping viruses, attacks and hackers out of our corporate computer systems? Or do we pay out too much for overall security management? Seeing that after the incident of 9/11, this kind of questions has gained a heightened significance. In this scenario, the economics can depict a lot of puzzling realities regarding internet security. For example, organizations implement email encryption and firewalls not due to the relative efficiency of these technologies, however due to the economic forces that force corporations to install these tools on their systems (Anderson & Schneier, 2008), (NIST, 2010) and (Anderson & Moore, 2007). At the present, organizations hardly ever make public information concerning interruptions due to the economic reasons in doing so. For instance, an un-protected operating system is an international standard, partially for the reason that its financial results are mostly shown not by the corporation that built the operating system, however by the clients who bought it and used it. Furthermore, a number of major controversial cyber-policy matters also exist between information security and economics (Anderson & Schneier, 2008), (NIST, 2010) and (Anderson & Moore, 2007). Economic theory forecasted that the worldwide recession will certainly augment the amount of cyber crimes as the financial recession deepens. There could be a lot of reasons of cyber crime such as an increase in security breaches and hit on more vulnerable and frantic people from those with cyber skills and cyber criminal position for desired income; and a reduced focus on investment in computer security as a result of fewer resources. According to the various researches, the assets of United States households have reduced up to approximately $1.4 trillion; consequently the whole sum of money available to steal has reduced. However, this connection and causation are tremendously hard to demonstrate conclusively. In this scenario, it could be concluded that the cyber crime has been growing at very high rate for the reason that there are less difficulties for the criminals to perform their activities and almost no risk of being trapped and accused. However, this is apart from of the circumstance of the global economy. Despite the fact that appearing at the difficulty of workers of the growing marketplaces, this can be concluded that the financial situation of these nations has been significantly condensed with less hope of development of their condition, cyber crime prospects and thus the number of workers will increase (Guerra, 2009) and (Schneier, 2006). Possibly,