Lecture 3 - Information Systems: IT Impacts on...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Instructor: Vijay Dakshinamoorthy MGCR 331 Section Information Systems: IT Impacts on Organizations Session 3: Technology and Strategy Sept. 8th 2009
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Administrative Items 2 Student response systems (Clickers) Access to WebCT l Discussions l Weblinks Volunteer for Ambassador positions Guest Lecture by Jack Cohen (Founder of IYB Inc) on September 18th l You have to Sign Up!
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Interest Level in Technology 15 44 3 0 10 20 30 40 50 Section 006 Technogeek Use it when I need it DonÕt care much Total Responses 62
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Issues you are most concerned about 50 1 16 23 2 1 My job and career All the jobs are being outsourced Need for technology skills Global warming, Energy, Global Poverty Just need to finish the program Obesity and Health in developed countries Total Responses 62
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What is an interesting technology fact about your Obj102 1. I am Java Certified 2. I use Ubuntu Linux 3. I can do boolean searches 4. I am on a HP customer opinion panel 5. I created a Hospital Management System in Visual Basic 6. I bought cars online through auction websites
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Interesting Technology Fact All of them were true! Additionally: l Tried to open and fix an iPhone l Created two networking websites l Used wiki before l Own the original Nintendo l Owned iPhone l Own Macbook l Used to program in C++ l Interested in hybrid motors THANK YOU!
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Last Week 7 Introduction and Course Outline Does IT Matter? l Statistics - Growth in Internet Usage, Growth in Ecommerce, Valuation of NASDAQ tech stocks IS Concepts l Information age and globalization l Organizational resources - information, IT, people l Data, information, knowledge l IT infrastructure, platform and organizational information systems l IT impacts on business (flatteners) l IT careers
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Today’s Agenda 8 Competitive advantage Porter’s Five Forces model l Discussion: Retail Movie Industry Value Chain Framework Generic strategies for competitive advantage How IT can be employed to support cost leadership and differentiation strategy
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Session 3 in the Big Picture
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Competitive advantage and Strategic frameworks 10 Competitive advantage l when a firm consistently obtains superior returns to investment, compared to its industry rivals Strategic frameworks l help managers describe and respond to the competitive environment Porter’s five forces model - Determines profitability of an industry l The higher each of these forces, the closer the industry is to “perfect competition”, and the lower
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