Sunday, August 2, 2009

Case 4: GE, Dell, Intel, and Others: The Competitive Advantage of Information Technology

1. Do you agree with the argument made by Nick Carr to support his position that IT no longer gives companies a competitive advantage? Why or why not?

I'm not agree with Nick carr, because from the field of business, educational institution down to the field of entertainment. Though IT work performance are boosted with less effort and greater productivity by using various operations. Learning has maximized because of different media that are being developed which are all interactive which brings learning experiences to the next level. Business have grown and expanded because of breakthroughs in advertising. Communication has been bought also to the next level because it can find new ways to be able to communicate with love ones here and abroad from the Internet. The information technology has become a widespread in today's generation.It lessen the productivity permormance of the workers because of the modern technology uses.

2. Do you agree with the argument made by the business leaders in this case in support of the competitive advantage that IT can provide to a business? Why or why no?

I agree with Michael Dell’s statement, that without the proper use of the equipment, the benefits of the business through Information technology provides a platform for a company to connect the global world with Internet. Internet has a wide range of customers, buyers, service providers, technical staff, etc.

3. What are several ways that IT could provide a competitive advantage to a business? Use some of the companies mentioned in this case as examples. Visit their websites to gather more information to help you answer.

The several ways that uses the companies is the strongly faith of there business so that the business can invest more product, like Michael Dell said that information technology is an often misunderstood field. You have got a lot of people who don't know what they're doing and don't do it very well.

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