Business Value and It at Hefty Hardware Essay

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Business Value and IT at Hefty Hardware Class ID - 100550 08/10/2013 Revanth Muppavarapu Table of contents 1. Abstract…………………………………………………………………………………..3 2. Introduction……………………………………………………………………………....4 3. Effectiveness of IT/business partnership……………………………………………….4 4. Shortcomings of the business and IT…………………………………………………...5 4.1. Business shortcomings……………………………………………………...…......5 4.2. IT shortcomings………………………………………………...…………………6 5. Recommended plan for Savvy store program………………………………………….7 6. Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………..9 7. References……………………………………………………………………………….10 1. Abstract Evolution in technology has…show more content…
Shortcomings of the business and IT Both the business and IT face a number of shortcomings that negatively affect strategic operations of Hefty hardware as far as IT innovation is concerned. A structure that is functional may hamper innovation especially when coordination is required (Daft, Murphy & Willmott, 2010). Both of these two areas have fallen short of knowledge that either of them posses and which is necessary for initiation of projects such as the Savvy store program that is yet to be implemented in the field. In addition, there is lack of coordination that is lacking between the two areas. 4.1 Business shortcomings The senior people who deal with business operations of the firm seem not to be aware whether IT understands the aims of the business and what it intends to achieve. Cheryl is not aware if IT has ideas in relation to what the business is making efforts to accomplish through the Savvy store program (Smith & McKeen, 2012). This revelation indicates that retail marketing lacks information based on whether IT has knowledge that would enable business operation’s objectives to be met by the IT. This lack of information clearly affects how the business can channel its needs to the IT professionals in the firm on the basis of what IT strategies need to be in place to improve business operations. In addition, the
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