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AGILE 2017: True Cost of Escalation

Kishau Rogers
​The Problem: What is the true cost of escalation?
Things to measure: How does this impact:1. (MONEY) Cost per incident - what does this cost the business? 2. (TIME) Service Level - how does this impact desired service levels/SLAs? 3. (PEOPLE) Agent utilization - how does this impact backlog? are we overworking engineers? Does this contribute to staff burnout?

Business Help Desk Technology

  • 3 years 11 months ago

To Be Business and Technology Architecture

Lisa Marie Martinez

​Purpose
Enables the different components in the 5 capability model in a visual manner for Enterprise and Business Architecture stakeholders.  

5 Capability Model
The 5 capability model has many stock and flow children which each organization will need to model based on their current state.  

Semantic

Getting terms to align to the generic objects can be a trying task, unless you simply list the stakeholders "semantic" term below the stakeholder in the presentation layer by order shown in the business process management section above the capability management group.  



Business Technology Quality 5 Capability Model Application As Is To Be Enterprise And Business Architecture

  • 8 years 3 months ago

Why Affiliate Marketing is The Best Option for Kenyans Locked by CoronaVirus Pandemic

Proff R
Have you ever heard of earning passive income while you sleep or while you concentrate on other jobs, including full-time employment, and especially now that many Kenyans have lost their jobs due to Covid19 pandemic and are forced to work from home?

This is affiliate marketing or simply niche marketing. With your blogging and marketing skills, you can write good product reviews and guides that attract willing buyers, who purchase the products you promote on your website, by clicking the links that transfer them to the merchant site where they pay and receive the products.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing can be described simply as a business where you promote products belonging to other people via an affiliate network for a commission. It is a way of making some money by selling products through your website to the merchant website. Often, you are provided with a unique id that is found on the links you place on your site, which track the number of sells made through your website successfully to the merchant site. You end up sharing the profits made from selling the product through your website.

What are the Examples of Merchants or Affiliate Networks?

There are many merchants and affiliate networks available for you in Kenya. Of course, you can consider joining the merchant overseas, for example, Amazon, Clickbank, Share a Sale, Click Junction and many more. Personally, I joined the Amazon Associates Program, and I am planning to join other programs as well to build on my commissions. I blog about products that provide solutions to people diagnosed with Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating on my website Always Sweating? Find a Fresh Solution Today.

There are still other locally available merchants and affiliate networks that you can explore. To find them you need to check for companies that sell different products at a large scale, sort of an online supermarket and you will find that they have an affiliate department where you can join and help promote their products for a commission in exchange. You can also check for sites that offer deals in Kenya and join their affiliate programs at a commission. Some of the examples to check include Jumia.

How can I Join Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing has been in existence for some time now, especially in Kenya. Mostly, whenever we hear of online writing or online employment opportunities, we tend to think that they only come from overseas. However, with a clear understanding how you can join affiliate marketing in Kenya, then you will know how to seize this opportunity.

First, if you own a blog or a website that attracts high traffic or if you are willing to build a blog that will attract high traffic, you can join an affiliate network and begin promoting products assigned for a commission. It is simple, just like joining Facebook or opening a new email account. Most of the times, the affiliate networks or merchant sites do not charge a thing to join. Only what you need to have is your email, personal details, information about your website, the content of your website, the traffic, and the niche or the industry that you have specialized in. At times, you can be that blogger who tackles different niches or topics on your blog. No worries, you still can join. However, it is advisable to select one niche, which will help you become a pro or a professional in that niche. An authority niche receives high ranking as Google interprets that you are an authority in this niche.

How can I get Started with Affiliate Marketing in Kenya, Yet I am a Newbie?

If you are new and intend to start affiliate marketing, then worry not. All you need is to do some research on the most favorable industry you can blog about. An industry that you have knowledge or experience writing about is advisable as this will be easy to write about forever without getting bored. Find out whether many people have written about it or are talking about it. This will help you know how competitive it is to venture into that industry. If it is not competitive, you need to buy a domain, for example, on NameCheap, which is really cheap, about Ksh1000 or USD10 per year and you can pay for hosting for example with Site Ground, which charges about $50 per year or even locally, for example with Kenya Web Experts, who have packages that start from Ksh2100 per year, and build your website with Word Press, and off you go. Start blogging now. However, before you blog, the secret to rank highly is doing what we call keyword research to find keywords that are not competitive. You can use the Google Keyword Toolkit to help you find less competitive keywords to use in your articles.

Conclusion

Overall, affiliate marketing pays well, especially now when you need money the most. If you learn a little bit of search engine optimization, which is a technique for ranking your website on search engines, then you will be better placed in making passive income. You can later turn niche marketing into your full-time carrier and live entirely on the internet, as we always put it.

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Business Ecommerce Marketing Finance Economy Technology Management COVID-19

  • 1 year 3 months ago

Online Shopping is Different from Traditional Shopping

Proff R

Online shopping is a fast rising field where many people are opting to buy products and items online instead of going to physical stores and malls. This is pegged on the rising use of smart phones that have sky-rocketed the field of ecommerce.

Many people have ventured online to sell products and services to clients who prefer shopping online. For example, with the onset of online stores, such as Amazon, many business people have come between Amazon and the consumer by writing product reviews and guides that have helped many customers to have a better understanding of the kind of products to buy and the products that meet their needs 100%.

The reviews of products as well as the pros and cons are exactly what customers will get when they visited a physical store or mall, including a product review site. This means that online shopping has become the next big thing!​

Business Finance Commerce E-commerce Online Shopping

  • 1 year 4 months ago

Tourism Destinations in Kenya

Proff R

“If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa.” – John Hemmingway

From the magical coastline of Indian Ocean, to the Batian ice-bound Summit of Mount Kenya, lies an awe-inspiring heartland of Africa – Kenya. Famously known for its multifaceted cultural heritage, incredible wildlife, inviting coastal waves, a staggering Great Rift Valley, lakes and savannah, Kenya, which lies in the heart of East Africa, is a once-in-a-lifetime haven for sun, sand and sea holiday experiences!

Let’s go for a Memorable Safari in Kenya

Award winning movies like Out of Africa and Born Free evoke a nostalgic feeling linked to the famous term in the world of travel, safari. The Maasai Mara-Serengeti ecosystems offer the most thrilling and astounding annual wildlife expedition on earth, also a great wonder of the world; the dramatic wildebeest migration.

Amazing Conservations in Kenya

Learn how conservation is possible through innovation and community-based tourism in Laikipia, the home of the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos. Keep the spirit of Kenyan safaris by spotting the herd of red elephants at Tsavo. Remember Joy and George Adamson from the movie Born Free? Well, visit their house in Samburu where Elsa the Lioness was also featured and witness the Special Five. Get up close and personal with wildlife at the backdrop of skyscrapers in Nairobi, the world’s wildlife capital, before heading down to Turkana, the Cradle of Mankind, to learn about the origin of human race.

Spend time in the Sassy yet Tropical Beaches

The dazzling tropical beaches at the Kenyan coast are the icing on the cake. Sky dive or set off on a romantic honeymoon at the palm-fringed and turquoise beaches of Diani. Ride on the back of a donkey as you break some sweat or sail on a Dhow at Lamu Island, the oldest living town in East Africa. Enjoy water skiing, scuba diving and deep-sea fishing at Malindi and Watamu.

Kenya is one of the pioneer safari destinations in Africa making it possible to have state of the art accommodation facilities that suits every inclination. They include; tented camps, luxury lodges, boutique hotels, resorts, villas, private houses, luxury beach houses and mobile safari camping.

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Finance Tourism Kenya Business Safari Africa Nairobi Maasai Mara Desert Services

  • 1 year 2 months ago

BCS_bauson

Maria Theresa B. Bauson

This BSC is a conceptual framework which translates an organization’s vision into a set of performance indicators distributed among four perspectives: Operational Efficiency, Customer, Internal Business Processes, and Learning and Growth. It identifies key variables and how to simulate these variable by taking into consideration the four perspective to achieve the desired goal.

Business

  • 5 years 3 months ago

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