Outsourcing and Information Technology

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BUS 101 (Section 22)
October 05 2012

Assignment #1

Chapter 1: Discussion Questions (Pgs 31/32, Problems 1-5)

1) Describe a business that you would like to start. Discuss how you would use global outsourcing to accomplish your goals.

I recently moved and I noticed that packing and unpacking and carrying the boxes is hassle. A business I would like to begin is a moving business. Which at first I would be the driver and hire some people to do the heavy stuff. This is a local business, but I can do global outsourcing, by hiring somebody from China or India to create a website and a personalized email service. As well, to get business I would have to market the business to create customers. I could as well order business cards or business pamphlets from China as well. And finally the last area that I could outsource is telemarketing, by my outsourced employees calling or chatting in the local webs. With the internet I could have people calling from outside the country to my neighbors that might need moving help.

2) Your University wants to recruit high-quality high school students from your state. Provide examples of (a) the data that your recruiters would gather in this process, (b) the information that your recruiters would process from these data, and (c) the types of knowledge that your recruiters would infer from this information.

The data these recruiters would gather are numbers and characters from the schools database. (a) An example of this data is that these numbers can be from through the grading system but as well the recruiters might be interested in athletes, and this data can be found from sports stats websites. (b) This data will mean more when it is organized into information by having the student’s name, and the numbers from the data might become the student’s Grade Point Average. Also the data can be the number of rush touchdowns, or even the free-throw percentage. With information the recruiters can find out the...
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