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    • BBP(Beautiful bedrooms partnership)
      • Potential customers
        • Young couples 20-24
          • Average salary £16,400
        • Professional landlords
        • Location on property is cheaper up north
        • Studio apartments are cheaper but open plan
      • There are two main areas wheresavings can be made, namely ICT costs management of the supply chain.
        • management of the supply chain.
        • ICT costs
          • The four main costs involved in producing any information are hardware, software, consumables and manpower.
    • offer to buy products online
      • E-Commerce
      • Customer relationship management system CRM
    • Zara land
      • Property Tv make over show
      • Both zara land and BBP will have a mutual benefit form the new line of flat pack
        • Zara land will get discounted products for the show
      • Zara home offers discounts, E-Commerce, wish lists, gift wrapping, free delivery on orders over £100, able to share products on social media, gifts cards and search bars
      • Zara is big in teh social media world as she has a big twitter following and a well known blog and a magazine
      • the downside
        • cost of developing the zara land collection
        • Cost of providing a webside
          • Going onliine means the need to consider many things
            • Security against unauthorised access attempts
        • Cost of training staff
    • Bespoke V of  the shelf systems?
      • The software tends to be relatively cheap as the cost of development can be spread over a large number of users
      • The software can be very sophisticated (excel or word) as the revenues from a very large of users means that a lot of resources can be applied to its development
      • it is easy to get support and literature is widely available as there are many other users using exactly the same software
      • It is easy to share files produced by the software with other as chance are they have the same software available to open the file
      • The software can be highly complex and will usually include large sections that you will never use
      • The software will tend to be designed for many types of users whom will easy have different requirements
      • the same software can brought by your competitors so it will be difficult to gain and competitive advantage
      • As the software tends to be large and complicated it can take time to learn the system
      • A bespoke software will be specifically designed for your requirements
      • Users will usually find it easier and more intuitive to use as it should not contain unnecessary facilities  and should operate in the way that they are used to workingh
      • there will be much better support available and in many cases you are able to talk to the developers directly
      • the use of professionally developed bespoke software  can give you a significant business advantage over competitors
      • The investment required will usually be much higher than a packaged software
      • It can be difficult to find the right developer for your needs as some are incompetent or unprofessional
    • outsourcing?
      • Outsourced vendors will have specialised equipment and technical expertise.
      • outsourcing eludes the need to hire individuals in-house; hence recruitment cost and operational cost can be minimized to a great extent.
      • when an organisation outsources HR, payroll and recruitment services, it involves a risk of exposing confidential company information  to a third-party
      • an outsourced vendor may be catering to the expertise-needs of multiple organizations at a time. In such situations vendors may lack complete focus on your organisations task and customer satisfaction
    • cloud computing?
      • No more infrastructure investments or time spent adding new servers, partitioning silos – none of that mess. With the cloud, you basically have access to unlimited storage capability and scalability
      • Most cloud providers across service types and platforms offer comprehensive backup and recovery capabilities
      • Security can also be a concern in the cloud, particularly if you manage confidential data like customer information. Compliance in the cloud may also become an issue, which may require deploying a private cloud if you do have to secure private data.
    • SaaS software as a service
    • Paas Platform as a service
    • Byod Bring your own device
      • cheaper for the company for employees to bring in their own devices
      • The employees will be fimillier with their devices so will be more productive
      • The devices will also be used for personal use so the users can get distracted easily
    • Teliworking
      • Reduce cost from not having to provide office space
      • teleworking can be more productive because they do not suffer the interruptions to their work that they would in am office
      • improved motivation with reduced levels of stress and absence
      • saves on transport cost and cuts down on emissions
      • Home distractions (cleaning, children, TV) lack of self discipline.
      • The teleworker may feel isolated because they will miss the social interaction from work colleagues
      • Increased risk to the security of the information that is used by teleworkers
      • More difficult to manage teleworkers and monitor their performance
    • Just in time ordering system
      • no excess stock taking up room.
    • security
      • anti virsus
      • staff training
      • passwords
      • fire wall
      • data protection act
      • computer misuse act
      • encryption
    • Types of training
      • Task based trainign
      • skills based trainign
      • Skills up dating and refreshing
    • social networking
      • Facebook
      • twitter
      • Instagram
      • Blogs
    • 4 stages of the system life cycle
      • Intro stage
      • growth stage
      • maturity stage
      • decline stage

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