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Short Answer: please view this video from week 3 on the three waves associated with the use of IT. Then, read the article on how smart, connected products are transforming companies Finally, read the article on how smart, connected products are transforming competition.

Based upon the above video and articles, IT can be described as having three waves: automate individual functions, integrate value chains, incorporate IT into product and service offerings. Give an example of each (automate, integrate, incorporate) for specific businesses and cite your sources. Internet sources are OK if you provide the hyperlink. You can use the same business for each of the 3 categories or different businesses for different categories.

Presentation: Review the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analyses for all six cases here. Pick one of the six cases and read the complete business plan. Then, create a professional presentation suggesting how IT could be used to enhance the company’s strengths, lessen the company’s weaknesses, take advantage of the company’s opportunities, and / or mitigate the company’s threats. The same IT solution(s) might accomplish more than one objective in the business plan.

In your presentation, please copy the SWOT analysis from the case and paste that on one of the slides. The presentation should include 2-4 slides to explain the case including an analysis of the characteristics of the institution in the case study. Please explain specifically how IT solves a problem and / or enables new options for the company. The total presentation should be about 8-10 slides, not including the title and reference slides. The reference slide should be in APA format. Internet references, as well as peer-reviewed journal articles, are fine. The references should include examples of other companies that have done something similar to support your recommendations. In-text citations are not required for this presentation.

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The waves in Information Technology


The Waves in Information Technology
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The waves in Information Technology


The Waves in Information Technology
Automate Individual functions
This wave is the movement of information technology into the value chain of a company
such that every single activity or process is automated in a way that activities that were used to
be performed manually by the company have been automated. A good example is a movement
from paper processes/documentation to automation of the entire organization process (Michael et
al (2014. An example would be:
Coca-Cola Company is a renowned industry leader in the beverage/soft drink manufacturing.
The company has its individual functions automated such that its top priority has always been to
replace dated platforms with more advanced systems across company functions in order to create
streamlined processes within the company. The company has almost ¾ of its supply chain
automated from inbound to outbound logistics; distribution channels, marketing, and human
resource service are all automated making the company have a streamlined process. The
company has a more advanced and consistent supply chain in the industry (Armus, S. (2005).
Integrate Value Chains
This wave involves creating a connection between the activities within the value chain
such as across functions,...

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