Question 1: What kinds of application are described here? What business function do they support? How do they improve operational efficiency and decision making?
Ans- A number of mobile applications are described in this case such as, e-mail, photo sharing, text messaging, web-based note taking, file sharing, tools for web conferencing, electronic presentation, chainLinq Mobile, GPS, google map by the D.W.Morgan company, Epocrates Essential by Doylestown Hospital to interpret lab results, iPhone app developed by Timothy Child to monitor the chocolate factory . These applications make communications better and easier. It reduces cost and reduces waste of time, which is one important asset in business. The use of technology in the business increases the operational efficiency. Less time is acquired in communication. Communication is faster and information is easily distributed among employees and managers. Decision making process is also improved since managers are properly and correctly informed in a shorter period of an occurring, which allows a quick response to a business situation.
Question 2: Identify the problems that business in this case study solved by using mobile digital devices. Ans: In this case study, the problems that were solved are1. Doctors can stay on call having a secure mobile network. They can quickly deliver information to their customers and using different types of applications they can control some parts of machines.
2. In case of a patient’s emergency, when a doctor is not present in the hospital, the hospital can use iphone for their doctors to give access to medical information they might need at any moment by connecting to MEDITECH. 3. This hospital also uses iphone to make the doctors able to receive important emails and be on call in any kind of situation. So they don’t have to miss an email for not being at home. 4. They can avoid shipping problems through their application chainLinq Mobile. 5. An app...