Enterprise Technologies and the Value Chain
Today, business moves at a pace that was unimaginable just 20 years ago. This pace has been powered by advances in technology that have brought innovation to every part of a company’s value chain. Customers have increased expectations because technology has allowed companies to respond to customer needs quicker than ever before. For companies “Monitoring customer responses and changes in partner capabilities and expectations enables a competitive advantage position to be established and maintained” (Walters, 2007). For companies to continue to be successful “everyone in a company…needs to know about IT” and the fact that IT “is the backbone of most, if not all, organizational units makes each unit leader along with senior managers responsible for its effectiveness” (Klamm, 2011). “Today, everything is mobile, connected, interactive, immediate and fluid. To gain competitive or service advantage in the face of new customer and constituent behavior patterns requires technology be at the very forefront of enterprise innovation and growth” (Hewlett Packard Development Co, 2011). Enterprise Technology
The enterprise technology that I researched was HP’s “Instant-On Enterprise Solutions Suite” (Hewlett Packard Development Co, 2011). HP’s Instant-On Enterprise combines a suite of networking solutions that seamlessly connect all aspects of a company’s value chain. Information has become more varied and complex than ever before. Converging trends driven by social media, big data, risk management, cloud and mobility present daunting challenges and new opportunities. Organizations that use technology to understand all types of information will gain insight, intuition and ideas to make better decisions, and this ability for companies can be achieved through the Instant-On Enterprise Solutions. The Instant-On Enterprise is a flexible, nimble enterprise...