Organisation chosen Apple Store http://store.apple.com/au The company designs, manufactures and markets personal computers, portable digital music players, and mobile communication devices and sells a variety of related software, services, peripherals and networking solutions.
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Major activities Providing Consumers with electronic hardware for example: Desktop computers, Laptops & servers. Handheld electronic devices for example Mp3 players & I Phones. Software applications for example being operating systems, Mac music software, Server software (Xserve) Technical support. Online
Information systems in use Customer Registration database Online training. Online Shopping. Discussion Forums. Development/ operational research Software downloads, updates and support Org Chart of Senior Employees & contact information. Historical transactions & finical Db. Inventory management Db. Technical support reporting system ‘Apple expert’ possibly including: Email Repository for technical issues Database of most asked troubleshooting questions.
Information System we are looking at: Online purchasing Creation and management of client accounts Shopping basket Credit card security system Shipping and distribution Inventory monitoring Screen shot from Apple store website. 11/5/2009
How we are going to locate information A detailed report on the Apple corporation is available in the databases. This report was made on 16/3/2009 so should be the most up to date resource available to us. A secondary source will be the Apple website itself. This will provide us with the key processes involved in the system and give us an understanding of what the structure is and why each element is essential to the system. In addition to this we will look at other systems that could be used around it and systems in use by similar companies and analyse how and why they are different. Although the Apple site does not give a lot of information on their systems, we can use the face analysis of the system to draw our own conclusions with the assistance of prior knowledge on how online ordering systems operate.