Internet Tools at Dirt Bikes

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Internet Tools at Dirt Bikes 1 Internet Tools at Dirt Bikes Stephen D. James University of Phoenix (Axia College) IT/205 David Levin June 5, 2010
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Internet Tools at Dirt Bikes 2 Fast and accurate information is something that any succeeding organization must rely on. For these organizations to save money on physical labor which is one of the biggest costs in an organization today. With an Intranet system incorporated into Dirt Bikes sales and marketing, human resources, and manufacturing departments, they will cut down costs, gain more customers, and have an increase in productivity and profit. With couple other internet tools Dirt Bikes will cut their cost on long distance and service bills. Also with providing wireless access to employees there will be many benefits with a few problems to help Dirt Bikes excel in the era of technology and Intranets. Intranet technology represents the next step in the evolution of computing and holds the promise of more return on Information Technology (IT) investments and almost all departments in an organization can benefit from an Intranet or Extranet (Dynamic Net, Inc, 1996-2007). To get the full benefits from the Intranet a business must exploit all of its technological advantages with good business planning. Some benefits of an Intranet is that they cost effective, they are a simplified system (built for expansion), easily developed into a Wide Area Network (WAN), enhanced security, minimized application development, minimized client-server costs, and minimized support costs. There are many recommendations to help Dirt Bikes benefit from the Intranet. In the sales and marketing department of Dirt Bikes the staff faces many challenges. The sales staff has the challenges of keeping sales personnel and customers up to date on their large volume of ever changing product lines, pricing, and services. The sales staff also has to be able to gather and distribute sales leads and they need to collect and consolidate sales forecasts. The
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Internet Tools at Dirt Bikes 3 marketing staff has the tasks of managing trade shows, projects, and product launches, all over the world. The marketing staff also has to keep the sales department informed on pricing strategies, upcoming shows, special promotions, and keeping sales and other departments current on competition’s information (Dynamic Net, Inc, 1996-2007). So it is a must to have a high level of communication between the departments, and this is all possible with an Intranet system. Sales and marketing can take advantage of the Intranet to have better communication with each other and external resources. According to Dynamic Net, Inc (1996-2007), “The corporate Intranet enables centralized publishing of product, service and marketing information.” “It also provides quick but controlled access to relevant company databases that contain product or inventory availability data, sales forecasts, performance figures and the customer information knowledgebase.” (Practical Solutions for Business Intranets, (para. 23).
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