Internet Tools at Dirt Bikes
Dirt Bikes’ management is concerned about how much money is being spent on communicating with people inside and outside the organization and obtaining information about developments in the motorcycle industry and the global economy. It has been asked of me to investigate how Internet tools and technology could be used to help Dirt Bikes’ employees communicate and obtain information more efficiently. Dirt Bikes provides Internet access to all employees who use desktop computers.
Internet tools are a perfect way for Dirt Bikes to get up and running with the latest in software and hardware to bring their employees the type of communication and information that they need to stay in touch with the latest trends, demand and knowledge of competing companies. To be able to have information on demand will be key for the sales and marketing division of Dirt Bikes. Sales and marketing can use an intranet for a wide variety of tasks such as searching for sales reports or looking up information on products. “An intranet is the generic term for a collection of private computer networks within an organization. An intranet uses network technologies as a tool to facilitate communication between people or work groups to improve the data sharing capability and overall knowledge base of an organization's employees.” (Mitchell, 2012).
Sales and marketing are not the only ones that will benefit from an intranet network at Dirt Bikes, human resources would be able to upload and store their employee related information such as employee policies, handbooks, benefits, meetings and schedules. This would reduce a great amount of paper being used at the company plus reduce the risk of losing or misplacing this information. Employees that are new could download this information onto their desktops and read from their instead of having a desk full of booklets...