1. What Kinds of Applications Are Described Here? What Business Functions Do They Support? How Do They Improve Operational Efficiency and Decision Making? I Believe the Kind of Applications That Was Described in the

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Case study 1
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Q1: The applications are described in this case are e-mail, calendar and contacts from Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. Furthermore, there are some new software applications like hospital’s MEDITECH electronic medical records system, Epocrates Essentials, ChainLinq Mobile and iPhone app.
The business function of these kinds of applications is to make employees control their work easily, and help them to fix complex things. The e-mail application keeps the doctors and other employees or patients in contact with each other at anytime. MEDITECH helps doctors to keep and search the information of medical records or some other results at anytime or anywhere. Epocrates
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The iPhone app can monitor and show how the TCHO FlavorLab is doing, even though there is a long distance between lab and monitor. It is helpful for employees to edit photos, e-mails.and text messages. In conclusion, this case study shows some kinds of mobile digital devices are used to solve business problems.

Q3: Almost every kind of business can benefit from equipping their employees with mobile digital devices. As the internet is more and more popular nowadays, online shopping is common, which makes express industry more important. Express, as the flexible industry, is most likely to benefit from equipping their employees with mobile digital devices. They have to track the position of each box and to update the shipment information. They can fix all these problems by using the mobile digital devices to equip their employees, which can finish their tracking efficiently.

Q4: iPhone is widely used in industries nowadays. It is not just for fun and can play a variety of games, but it can also be used in managing and manufacturing or something else such as contact with employees. Doylestown Hospital uses iPhone to connect doctors and patients all the time. The hospital can get in touch with doctors quickly when something must to be solved immediately. Also the doctors can handle the information of patients and the lab results correctly. Because they own iPhone, they don’t

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