Week 4 Assignment Internet Tools at Dirt Bikes

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Internet Tools at Dirt Bikes
Many organizations use the Internet and the Web technology to make their business more productive, efficient, and to cut cost. Developing a central information system or IS, is vital to organizing and storing information pertaining to all company processes. An IS will make the “six important business objectives: operational excellence; new products, services, and business models; customer and supplier intimacy; improved decision-making; competitive advantage; and survival” achievable. (Laudon & Laudon, 2011) “Information systems and technologies are some of the most important tools available to managers for achieving higher levels of efficiency and productivity in business operations.” (Laudon & Laudon, 2011) A firewall is important to have to make a security barrier that ensures that the information within the company’s information systems safe from hackers and access by outside sources. A system’s firewall is just one of many ways a company can ensure the safety of their private information. All employees need to be linked in a way that will make information sharing and communication more efficient. Creating an intranet is one way to do this. Intranets allow the company’s sales and marketing, human resources, and manufacturing and production departments to have a private and protected network where they can communicate with each other. In order for this to happen, Dirt Bikes will have to invest in information technology (IT) that may seem like an unnecessary expense but will help ensure Dirt Bikes’ success in the future. Linking all of the company’s computers together in, addition to linking them to a local area network (LAN) will maximize efficiency. Implementing this software along with an intranet will allow the company’s management information system (MIS) to store, organize, and report on all company’s important and vital information. MIS allows management to develop a reporting schedule to monitor each department. With...
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