Simple Getaways, Inc. is a fictional, midsize
travel and tourism company. After several years of growth, including expanding
from a single office in California to 12 offices in various areas of the
western United States, Simple Getaways now finds itself struggling with the
effects of that growth. Communication and information-sharing between offices
are problematic. Ensuring that two people in the same office are looking at the
same data has been an ongoing issue as well.
After determining that further growth of the business is dependent on more
efficient processing of information both within and between offices, management
has budgeted for the design and implementation of a new system to address these
For this task, you are to act as a consultant for Simple Getaways. You are
expected to review the attached “Request for Proposal” (RFP) from Simple
Getaways and submit a written response containing a suggested solution for the
issues outlined in the RFP. You may include additional information in your
response if you feel that it would help Simple Getaways make a decision on
which vendor to choose for the project.
A. Write a response (e.g., proposal, letter)
to the Simple Getaways RFP by doing the following:
1. Describe how the challenges in the Simple
Getaways RFP affect key stakeholders.
2. Discuss the differences between the actual
performance and the desired performance of Simple Getaways.
3. Recommend a technological solution to the
challenges in the Simple Getaways RFP.
a. Justify how the recommended solution will
address the challenges in the Simple Getaways RFP.
B. If you use sources, include all in-text
citations and references in APA format.
Northeastern Health Services, Inc. (NHS), a
fictional health services company, was created to address the health and
welfare needs of under served patients in rural Maine and its environs. Despite
the remote locations of its clinics in small townships along the Canadian border,
NHS’s goal is to provide state-of-the-art health services to its client base,
including offering complete medical imaging services with rapid turnaround of
results and diagnoses. This is accomplished by partnering with the medical
imaging analysis unit of a major hospital in the greater New York area. This
requires the rapid transmission of electronic imaging files that can be
extremely large in size, upwards of 100 MB each, via a secure, encrypted
Lately, as NHS has built out its network of clinics to the remotest areas of
northern Maine, it has faced increasing difficulty in procuring the high-speed
Internet services that are required to transmit the large imaging files.
Because of this, they have asked your consulting firm to evaluate its options
for bringing Internet connectivity to these remote locations.
Your initial review of the locations has revealed a number of facts:
• All locations are within reach of landline
telephone company wiring.
• All locations are served by a local cable
• All locations are within reach of existing
cell towers, but signal strength varies widely from office to office, and often
within each office due to prevailing weather conditions. Solar flares also
appear to affect cell reception more in these locations than at the more
• All locations are subject to heavy rainfall
and snowfall that affects the performance of satellite services.
You have been asked to compile research on possible
A. Develop an annotated bibliography
containing ten references that can be used to evaluate five potential
technological solutions for the scenario.
Note: The bibliography should consist of a minimum of ten entries
from peer-reviewed journals, professional organizational websites, blogs,
magazine articles, or any other academic reference.
1. Discuss the following for each reference:
• The potential technological solution
• Its use
• Its application to the given scenario
B. Recommend one of the technological
solutions from part A for NHS to adopt.
1. Justify your recommendation based on the
goals of NHS.
2. Discuss where NHS would fall on a
technological acceptance curve.
a. Explain whether your proposed solution
would be accepted by NHS management, based on your knowledge of their business.