1. Describe any three innovative or new products or projects introduced by Apple on global market during the last three years (from 2017 to 2019). (1 mark) 2. Evaluate the performance of these three products/projects based on: (1.5 marks) a. Time to mar

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Course Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate projects objectively by various methods, select best projects among possible alternatives and leads to problem solving (Lo 2.10).
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of the concepts and models for making strategies to face challenges and improve the performance of technology based enterprises. (Lo 1.2)



Assignment Questions

Few companies change the world by leading a technological revolution, and fewer still do it more than once. Apple is one of them. It is considered one of the most successful companies in history and the World’s most innovative company in technology areas. This company established itself as the trendsetter in mobile devices.

Study the innovative performance of Apple by answering the following questions:

  • Describe any three innovative or new products or projects introduced by Apple on global market during the last three years (from 2017 to 2019). (1 mark)
  • Evaluate the performance of these three products/projects based on: (1.5 marks)
  • What is the most performant project among those you chose? Justify (0.5 mark)
  • What are the main business processes and practices used by the company to stay a leader in a hypercompetitive Cell phone industry? (1 mark)
  • Do these innovations have environmental cost? Explain. (0.5 mark)
  • How does Apple manage the risks of environmental uncertainty? (0.5 mark)
  • Time to market (considering the time interval of the successive innovations on the same product)
  • The innovation intensity and the technological complexity
  • Market share of every innovative/new product.

Notes.

  • For this context, a project is synonym of product.
  • Maximum words for the entire assignment: from 1000 to 1200 words.
  • It is mandatory to mention all references used.
  • Using terminology developed in your course will be highly valued

Useful links:

https://www.macrumors.com/guide/upcoming-apple-products/

https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/30/20747526/apple-q3-2019-earnings-iphone-services-ipad-mac-sales-china

https://www.apple.com/business/

https://latinamericanpost.com/23311-a-technology-revolution!-this-is-what-apple-event-left-us

https://www.apple.com/environment/pdf/Apple_Environmental_Responsibility_Report_2019.pdf

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College of Administrative and Financial Sciences Assignment 3 Deadline: 30/11/2019 @ 23:59 Course Name: Management of technology Student’s Name: Course Code: MGT 325 Student’s ID Number: Semester: I CRN: Academic Year: 1440/1441 H For Instructor’s Use only Instructor’s Name: Students’ Grade: Marks Obtained/Out of Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low Instructions – PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY • The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder. • Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted. • Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page. • Students must mention question number clearly in their answer. • Late submission will NOT be accepted. • Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions. • All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism). • Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted. Course Learning Outcomes ▪ ▪ Evaluate projects objectively by various methods, select best projects among possible alternatives and leads to problem solving (Lo 2.10). Demonstrate a solid understanding of the concepts and models for making strategies to face challenges and improve the performance of technology based enterprises. (Lo 1.2) Assignment Questions Few companies change the world by leading a technological revolution, and fewer still do it more than once. Apple is one of them. It is considered one of the most successful companies in history and the World’s most innovative company in technology areas. This company established itself as the trendsetter in mobile devices. Study the innovative performance of Apple by answering the following questions: 1. Describe any three innovative or new products or projects introduced by Apple on global market during the last three years (from 2017 to 2019). (1 mark) 2. Evaluate the performance of these three products/projects based on: (1.5 marks) a. b. c. Time to market (considering the time interval of the successive innovations on the same product) The innovation intensity and the technological complexity Market share of every innovative/new product. 3. What is the most performant project among those you chose? Justify (0.5 mark) 4. What are the main business processes and practices used by the company to stay a leader in a hypercompetitive Cell phone industry? (1 mark) 5. Do these innovations have environmental cost? Explain. (0.5 mark) 6. How does Apple manage the risks of environmental uncertainty? (0.5 mark) Notes. 1. For this context, a project is synonym of product. 2. Maximum words for the entire assignment: from 1000 to 1200 words. 3. It is mandatory to mention all references used. 4. Using terminology developed in your course will be highly valued Useful links: https://www.macrumors.com/guide/upcoming-apple-products/ https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/30/20747526/apple-q3-2019-earnings-iphone-services-ipad-mac-sales-china https://www.apple.com/business/ https://latinamericanpost.com/23311-a-technology-revolution!-this-is-what-apple-event-left-us https://www.apple.com/environment/pdf/Apple_Environmental_Responsibility_Report_2019.pdf Assignment Answers 1). ...
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College of Administrative and Financial Sciences
Assignment 3
Deadline: 30/11/2019 @ 23:59

Course Name: Management of technology

Student’s Name:

Course Code: MGT 325

Student’s ID Number:

Semester: I

CRN:
Academic Year: 1440/1441 H

For Instructor’s Use only
Instructor’s Name:
Students’ Grade: Marks Obtained/Out of

Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low

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1. Three Apple’s Products on Global Market
Apple Inc. company has within the last three years introduced on global market innovative
products including iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 4 and AirPods Pro. Iconic iPhone X was
released in 2017. The smartphone was acclaimed for its super speed and bigger storage space
(Parkyn J., n.d.). On September 12, 2018, Apple Watch Series 4 was released. Its capability to
detect and make emergency call when the wearer falls and stays motionless on ground for more
than a minute is technological feat (Ramos, 2018). Determined to keep its global technologically
innovative leadership, in 2019, Apple tweaked the earlier released AirPods to illustrious AirPods
Pro. The new release of AirPods boasts of sleek design, water proof capability and active noise
cancellation (Prince, 2019).
2. Performance Evaluation of The Three Products
a) iPhone X
Time to market. iPhone X was released to market on September 12, 2017. Ten months
later, its successors were out. They include iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. iPhone
X has had the shortest tenure as a flagship device (Gibbs, 2017). However, though the company
stopped producing that smartphone, it is refurbishing the old ones in the market at a reduced
priced.
The innovation intensity and the technological complexity. The idea behind designing
of iPhone X was to produce a phone that takes phone security feature and camera to a new
dimension. The phone featured an excellent facial identification security (Gibbs, 2017). It was
not the first time for the facial identification technology to be used in electronic de...

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