In the present age, Apple is the world's second-largest information technology company. Therefore, in order to apple MIS knowledge and skill into the reality, Apple is supposed to be an appropriate firm to analyze MIS issues. These issues will be represented in following order: 1. Understanding business and information system requirements. 2. Analyzing financial performance.
Apple Inc., formerly Apple Computer, Inc., is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Cupertino, California that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software and personal computers. Its best-known hardware products are the Mac line of computers, the iPod music player, the iPhone smartphone, and the iPad tablet computer. Its software includes the OS X and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media browser, the Safari web browser, and the iLife and iWork creativity and production suites. The company was founded on April 1, 1976, and incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc. on January 3, 1977. The word "Computer" was removed from its name on January 9, 2007, reflecting its shifted focus towards consumer electronics after the introduction of the iPhone.
Topic 1: Understanding business and information systems requirement. Preparing management analysis plays an essential role to approach the firm’s current and future plans. * Goal:
Identifying goals is one of steps, which create the success of any company. For Apple, their goal is obtaining stellar products and services within tight timeframes, at a cost that represents the best possible value to our customers and shareholders and building a strong relationship with their customers and suppliers. * Culture:
Apple was one of several highly successful companies founded in the 1970s that bucked the traditional notions of what a corporate culture should look like in organizational hierarchy (flat versus tall, casual versus formal attire, etc.). Apple is also known for strictly enforcing accountability. Each project has a "directly responsible individual," or "DRI" in Apple jargon. Another Apple feature is attempting to differentiate itself from its competitors. This has resulted in a corporate culture more akin to a startup rather than a multinational corporation. Furthermore, Apple still has a reputation for fostering individuality and excellence that reliably draws talented people into its employ. To recognize the best of its employees, Apple created the Apple Fellows program, awarding individuals who made extraordinary technical or leadership contributions to personal computing while at the company. * Products:
Apple manufactures many kind of information technology such as personal computer, software, hardware, music player, and several other multimedia devices. To be more detail. Apple is famous for Mac, iPop, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV. Apple sells its products all over the world. Its main market share is US, Canada; Japan an England, through its retail stores, online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Product contribution.
We can conclude that Apple’s success has built up by each product’s success. As can be seen on this chart, each product had a huge sale, contributing to Apple Sale. * Organizational chart:...