Cisco Systems Case

Cisco Systems Case - 1 In Early 1993 How does Cisco do IT i...

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1) In Early 1993, How does Cisco do IT?  i. $500 Million Dollar company running on a Unix-based software package ii. Included Financial, manufacturing and order entry systems a. What is Solvik’s preferred approach to managing IT?  i.  Keep things standardized and let the different areas make their own changes.  b. What decisions does he want to make? i.    Wanted to decide on what to do about the current system. a.  The current system was difficult to make changes that met the current  business needs.  b.   Planned to let each area make its own decision regarding the  application while keeping common architectures and databases. c.  Current Systems Failing c.  What decisions does he not want to make? i.  Avoid ERP implementation ii.  Upgrading their current software.  This packaged was designed for a smaller  company d.  Why were no managers eager to take on this project?
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