The Real World Case Study “Saic, Hewlett-Packard, Ge and Others

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Hampton, VA School of Business Case Analysis #1 10/22/08 By Introduction Analysis Success of IT systems The information system solution in the case can be itemized as a successful business venture through projected promising statistics; 200,000 sensors in use now have been estimated to reach the 100 million mark of wireless sensors installed by 2008. Not just the sensors themselves have been estimated to increase, but the market for them will increase from $100 million in 2005 to over $1 billion by 2009, that’s a ten-fold increase over a short four-year period. The technology, a sensible security option, has the potential to increase cost savings as well as increase sales, and with each wireless sensor costing about $200 to $400 per sensor, an increase in sales would be a large increase indeed. This installation of such programs speaks volumes on the intellect of a company’s strategy. The companies have recognized the extremely useful capabilities of the sensors: analyzing traffic by website, working in restricted scenarios, bridges can automatically report when they’re seismically stressed, the ability to outfit networks of video cameras in able to pick a terrorist out of a crowd (there is no failure in saving a multitude of lives) etc. Instead of operating on a less than a complete knowledge of activity in company plants, warehouse, and United States borders, this IT system allows for an inventory of all commotion concerning business operations. Not only is the Information System a somewhat obvious success, change is inevitable and must be recognized. Impact of Change and *C*ompetitive forces The case provides the variety of uses the wireless sensor can be deemed appropriate for, however there must be more. The sensors when issued for installation in home and automobile security systems could be deemed a revolutionary technological advance utilized for personal security. Installation in homes could boost sales. Local Police could monitor real speed of...
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