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Development, Implementation and Diffusion 1 RUNNING HEAD: INNOVATING BUSINESS SOFTWARE Innovating Business Software Group Activity: Part II Development, Implementation and Diffusion Leader: Eddie Simpson Compiler: Daniel Brewster Editor: Escoamed Harris Reviewer: Tammy Wortherley Walden University Dr. Yoram Kalman MMBA-6540-10 Innovation and Technology July 25, 2010
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Development, Implementation and Diffusion 2 Innovating Business Software Group Activity: Part II—Development, Implementation, and Diffusion All of the questions this week are related to the business software vendor that you selected for the Balanced Scorecard analysis in Week 3. Internal Business Environment 1. Other business systems or complementary products that might integrate with your business software application: Business Intelligence (BI) is a product that when given, people will have no idea what to do with it, because BI can go in so many different ways, when it comes to assisting a company, and must nurtured and modeled to fit the company’s specific needs (CXO Europe, 2010). With that being said, the business systems and complementary products could be a multitude of things, for example, if an athletic program wanted to know if a certain type of perk, (such as offering lap tops to students versus making them readily available in the computer lab) assisted or hindered their grades. They could hire a BI company to accumulate the data over a span of time and a computer company to provide them with desktop computers and laptops for their research. Since BI can be used in a number of ways and quite possibly in all forms of business the systems and products are endless and based on the company’s respective desires and needs. 2. Resource requirements (components, systems, people, etc.) for development, implementation, and diffusion of your business software application: IBM already employs over 400,000 employees, so they may not need to necessarily hire new individuals to teach and train in the uses business intelligence, however, it would help the economy a enormously if they created more jobs. Secondly, they will need facilities to house the training seminars and sessions that will take place. Building a facility on their company grounds would be a great idea, but finding locations or a central location that can accommodate their training needs would be suffice, as well (Shapira, 1996). 3. Plan to increase innovation diffusion within your organization and explanation of which business divisions will play roles in planning and implementation of the innovation diffusion IBM could use the, keep everything in-house way, by creating a division of individuals who have the most expertise in the products and then putting them all together in a new diffusion department. In contrast, if the entity does not have enough capable
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