Computer Science
Circuit city IT Strategic Plan Research Paper

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Circuit City was an American consumer electronics company founded by Samuel Wurtzel in 1949. By 1990s, Circuit City became the second largest consumer electronics store in the United States with annual sales of $12 billion. On March 8 2009, Circuit City shutdown all its stores.

On January 8th at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Circuit City CEO announced a comeback and relaunch of Circuit City into “a dynamic, a social-focused e-commerce site” and a new business strategy for its retail stores.

In this case study, assume that Circuit City hired you as the new chief information officer (CIO) to help relaunch the company into a global e-commerce multinational company. Create a PowerPoint presentation containing the IT strategic plan that will address Circuit City e-commerce initiatives.

The following information should be covered in the research project.

1. History of Circuit City

2. What were the issues and challenges that caused the collapse of Circuit City in 2009?

3. What are the issues and challenges with Circuit City 2018 latest e-commerce initiative?

4. Discuss the major competitors in global e-commerce.

5. How would IT deliver value to the business?

6. Proposed the IT infrastructure required to support global e-commerce

7. Proposed the IT budget for the e-commerce initiative

8. Discuss the IT based risks associated with global e-commerce

9. Discuss how IT can leverage innovative technologies such as social media, big data and business intelligence to provide value to the business

10. Discuss the future or emerging technologies

The following should be there in the research project template along with TOC (Table of Contents)

APA format, Introduction, problem statement, research question, Literature review, Methodology, Findings, Conclusion and references


Notes :

1) 10-12 page paper

2) APA format as per the document attached .

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Running head: CIRCUIT CITY

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Circuit City
Name
Institutional Affiliation

CIRCUIT CITY

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Circuit City
Table of Contents

1. Introduction-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3
1.1

History of Circuit City----------------------------------------------------------------------3

1.2

Problem Statement--------------------------------------------------------------------------4

1.3

Research Question--------------------------------------------------------------------------4

2. Literature review-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5
2.1 The collapse of Circuit City--------------------------------------------------------------------5
2.2 Challenges to its e-Commerce Initiative-----------------------------------------------------6
2.3 Major Competitors------------------------------------------------------------------------------7
2.4 How IT would Deliver Value to Circuit City------------------------------------------------7
3. Methodology-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------8
4. Findings------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------8
4.1 Proposed IT Infrastructure---------------------------------------------------------------------8
4.2 Proposed IT Budget-----------------------------------------------------------------------------9
4.3 IT- Based Risks--------------------------------------------------------------------------------10
5. Conclusion-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------11
5.1 Leveraging Innovative Technologies--------------------------------------------------------11
5.2 Future and Emerging Technology-----------------------------------------------------------12
References----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------13

CIRCUIT CITY

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Circuit City

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Introduction
Business organizations struggle to sustain their business operations; formerly established

companies faces stiff competition from new innovative organizations that render the old
companies uncompetetive. A case in point is Circuit City, which started as Wards Company that
originally was a television set selling store before it liquidated; it was later acquired and
rejuvenated again. However, in order for the organization to regain its former glory it has to learn
from its past mistakes and adopt the use of technology in order to satisfying services to its
clients.
1.1

History of Circuit City
Circuit City established in 1949 when its founder named Samuel S. Wurtzelopened a

retail store in Richmond, VA. The store was called Wards Company; the retail store sold
electronic gadgets such as television sets, which were new electronic technology at the time
(Hassan 2019). Samuel established Wards retail stores after witnessing an emerging market for
television sets. By 1959, Samuel had opened four Wards television stores; he also had diversified
and included home appliances among the stock in Richmond. Due to increase in demand of
electronic appliances, Samuel resorted to operate via licensed departments. Wards retail stores
and supply chain grows; consequently, the founder decided to make a public offer that attracted a
number of buyers. Consequently, the organization expanded by venturing in different cities, it
also acquired existing electronic outlets. In 1983, the companies’ sales were raking in $246
million in a year. The organization changed its name to Circuit City Stores Inc. in 1984; it was
listed on the New York Stock Exchange (Associated Press, 2009).

CIRCUIT CITY
After changing its name from Wards Stores to Circuit City Stores Inc., it diversified to
more electronic appliances that included office equipment. In 1989, City Circuit started selling
personal computers in its stores. In the endeavor to increase its revenue stream, the organization
started venturing in selling used vehicles under the brand name CarMax (Associated Press,
2009). The organization ventured online by launching a website as a way of offering online
shopping services, the venture increased the organization’s earnings. In 2000, Circuit City exited
the electronic appliance business. In 2008, the organization closed down 155 stores in the United
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