Cornelia M. Murphy
Instructor Dr. Raied Salman
January 27, 2013
Assignment 1: Volvo Case Study
Judge how Volvo Car Corporation integrated the Cloud Infrastructure into its Networks
Volvo serves a worldwide clientele; so to provide the greatest performance available; it sought an internationally distributed infrastructure that would place storage capabilities and computer processing within fingertip reach, regardless of a customer’s location. Also, their efforts led to reducing technology costs, achieving critical levels of scalability, freeing creativity while eliminating technology limitations (Microsoft Case Studies, 2011). Volvo was triumphant in their attempt to interface the cloud infrastructure into its networks by manufacturing vehicles that are, practically, well-connected, data-rich information technology environments. With a lion’s share of computer processing units and sensors embedded over the vehicle, from the brakes to the central locking system, data is captured within the confines of vehicle itself plus for transmission via the cloud infrastructure directly to the manufacturer. Most of all, it is exploited to bolster client relations and improve manufacturing processes (Global Intelligence for the CIO, 2011.) Explain how Volvo Car Corporation transforms Data into Knowledge
Volvo converted this data into knowledge by capturing data streams into their Data Warehouse, while simultaneously integrating and dissecting them to generate different types of valuable information. Furthermore, they have the capacity to acquire early prognostic data on problems; for example, on manufacturing flaws that have not occurred. The assertion behind this data is to give Volvo insight through the exploitation of rapid, almost real-time analysis or analytic velocity to support them with moving ahead of their rivals and bestowing better service to their...