Dirt Bike.

Topics: Internet, Computer network, Wi-Fi Pages: 5 (1462 words) Published: May 28, 2010
Internet Tools at Dirt Bikes
Penny Levalley
IT/ 205
Luke Konrath
Axia College of University of Phoenix


Introduction Dirt Bike’s management is concerned about communication expenses and how much money is being spent on obtaining information on the subject of developments in the motorcycle industry and the global economy. In order for this organization to effectively communicate and obtain information efficiently, I will evaluate Dirt Bike’s problems and will provide recommended solutions on what type of Internet tools and technology would be beneficial to both the employees and the organization. An intranet system will be discussed. Two other Internet tools will be introduced to the organization that would be beneficial if utilized correctly. The benefits of wireless technology will be discussed and the impact it would have on the Dirt Bikes organization and how it benefits the company. A comparison of costs between wireless and wired networks is also included for management’s review. It reveals the benefits of a wireless network. It will also show that installing a wireless network is much cheaper than the installation of a wired network. I will compare the two for best way that the company can save money, as well, as it would profit the company.


After evaluating the Dirt Bikes organization, I recommend the following solutions: Since the Dirt Bikes organization already provides Internet access to all employees who use desktop computers, it would be beneficial to create a private network by using the existing network infrastructure paired up with Internet connectivity standards and software developed for the World Wide Web (WWW). According to Laudon and Laudon (2009), Internet networking standards and Web technology used to create private networks are called intranets. An intranet is private and secure and is protected by a firewall which prevents unauthorized individuals from entering the network; also it protects the company. Intranet software technology and that of the WWW is the same of helping protect the internet servers.


Having quick access to accurate information can be vital to sales and marketing department and the information of what or how the bikes are to put together. The sales and marketing department could benefit from using an intranet by being able to look up sales reports, product information, marketing analysis, and researching competitors are just one click away. The information that goes out to the plant makes it easier to store and then be able to process the work orders. The human resources department could benefit from having an intranet because they could eliminate using large amounts of paper. The human resources department could upload employee handbooks, benefits information, job listings and applications, newsletters, and new employee interactive training, as well as other information that would save paper costs. It is also good for the engineering department and it can make it easier to get the information of the job orders and to make sure that there are no mistakes. The manufacturing and production departments could benefit from using an intranet to help coordinate, maintain, and publish production schedules. The intranet can manage inventory and parts. The company can extend its Intranet into an Extranet which can include customers and suppliers, and enables customers to place orders directly over the internet on the companies’ sight. HELPFUL TOOLS There are at least two other internet tools that would be helpful to the Dirt Bikes employees. One Internet tool recommendation would be to use a popular platform for voice transmission and corporate...

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Laudon, Kenneth C., & Laudon, Jane P. (2009 by Pearson Education, Inc.). Essentials of Management Information Systems (8th Ed), Prentice Hall.
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