Case Study: IS and IT at Zara

Case Study: Information Systems and Information Technology at Zara

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Zara is by far the largest, most profitable and most internationalized fashion retail chain. Zara’s success is based on a business system that depends on vertical integration, in-house production, quick response, one centralized distribution centre and low advertising cost. It can be summarized as follows: Design: The goal of the information system at Zara is […]

Challenges faced when updating the functions of Information Systems

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People Employees resist change to new process methods. A general lack of user acceptance after System has gone live. Workforce receives inadequate education to operate the new system properly. The new system has a high learning curve beyond the capacity of employees. Data Accurate capturing and storing data from multiple points need to be guaranteed. […]

evolution of internet

Evolution of Internet

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Some of the important years in the evolution of Internet are as follows: 1958: The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) was created following an initiative by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. 1961: The principle of transmission of data in small portions or packets simplified the transfer of data within a computer network. 1965: The first wide-area […]

Evolution of IT

Evolution of Information Technology

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Evolution of Information Technology 1940s – 1950s: UNIVAC Computer On June 30, 1945, John Von Neumann published the First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC. It was the first documented discussion of the stored program concept and the blueprint for computer architecture. Further, in this period, it was a direct-access architecture with no operating system […]

Evolution Of Information System

Evolution of Information System Function

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An information system is a combination of processes, hardware, trained personnel, software, infrastructure and standards that are designed to create, modify, store, manage and distribute information to suggest new business strategies and new products. It leads to efficient work practices and effective communication to make better decisions in an organization. There has been a significant evolution […]

Opportunities and benefits of implementing a service culture in an IS function

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In IT/IS departments,customer satisfaction is not always its prime objective as departments are too obsessed with technology however infrastructure and basic applications are seen as a service to business users Pressure to change evolution Outsourcing and need to measure performance Compulsory competitive tendering and user power; Push to deliver high-quality service while driving out costs; […]

Benefits of collaborative work

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Collaboration is at the heart of business today, Technology (IT) advancements now parallel organization structures. There is a flatter management structure with greater emphasis on teams, collaboration across disciplines, time and space. Technological tools for communication and interaction, problem-solving, and knowledge management and IT-based collaboration takes work to the next level. Collaboration changes the process […]