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Information Systems in Business: A Case of Walmart Questions



Write a  summary for each of the below tasks:

Task 1: 

Use the below topics and develop a summary of the organization (Walmart) on how the company is applying strategy and how they use these concepts to compete (See below for sample topics)

Defining Information Systems &Management Information Systems: Business Driven MIS, The Components of Information Systems, Networking Communication, The Role of Information Systems, The PC Revolution. The Internet, World Wide Web and E-Commerce, Can Information Systems Bring Competitive Advantage?

Task 2:

Go to www.nytco.com/investors and check New York Times Company’s recent financial reports.

Is the business model working effectively? Can the company’s business model remain sound as more consumers go to the Internet to find general information and stay abreast of current events and news stories? Is its revenue stream from advertisements growing or declining? Are its subscription fees and circulation increasing or declining?

Task 3

Go to the Starbuck’s website, click on the investor relations section, and explore Starbuck’s latest annual reports and 10-K filings to see if you can identify the key elements of Starbuck’s strategy. Use the framework provided in your textbook (Figure 1.2) to help identify these key elements. What approach toward winning a competitive advantage does Starbuck’s seem to be pursuing?

Task 4: 

Go to the company Websites for Home Depot (http://corporate.homedepot.com/wps/portal ); Avon (www.avoncompany.com/ ); and Yum Brands, a restaurant company that includes KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell ( www.yum.com ), to find some examples of strategic and financial objectives. Make a list of four objectives for each company, and indicate which of these are strategic and which are financial?

Task 5: 

Why is it important to set both strategic and financial goals? Please justify your answer.