Wireless Technologies Proposal Steven Cornalino, Latonya Davidson, Elma Dulay, Sharon Horne, Christina Strickland BIS/220 Introduction to Computer Application and Systems September 25, 2011 Sheeraz Fazal This research is purposed to identify at least two wireless technologies that would be beneficial to implement in the Party Plates organization as a marketing tool and advance business objectives. This research will also include a justification for the decision to implement the aforesaid wireless technologies, and define the risks of using wireless technologies in the Party Plates work environment.
In today’s technological world Party Plates needs to establish a competitive approach in the marketplace with an innovative approach to the technology trends that exist while utilizing marketing tools to advance sales, goals and objectives. Party Plates has a proven financial sales track record that leverages the company’s strategic mission to provide integrated products based on consumer demands while broadening our business network with vendors that will allow adequate business transactions that enhance profitability.
We want to create an environment where our sales and marketing team can interact with customers to collaborate, experiment, and set in motion actionable items to maximize local, area, and regional efforts to attain corporate goals. In order to maintain these objectives, we suggest implementing at least two wireless technologies that will promote new ideas that would enable a strategic pursuit to financial goals: iPads and iPhones. These devices would enable a new way of thinking about the way we work, learn, and do business together.
The justification to deploy iPhones and iPads is that these devices are becoming prevalent. Proven evidence not only in the consumer market, but in the workplace as well. The wireless devices have the ability to assist Party Plates sales and marketing team members to present outstanding PowerPoint presentations remotely to include conference calling. Other advantages include: * Offer extensive applications * Mobility to access e-mails, schedule calendar events, Internet access * Manage financial data It’s also important to know that all access points are not safe.
It is important to monitor your access points. There are precautions Party Plates may implement when using public accesses: * Avoid connecting to unknown public access points * Never use public “open” networks (no lock symbol as shown above) to access your banking, credit card or other sensitive sites. * Always establish a VPN connection as soon as you connect to the Wi-Fi Network when connecting for company work (this help protect your computer by securing your data and enabling a firewall on your computer). Apple’s iPhone and iPad has gained a large share of the smart phone and computer tablet market.
Mitchell (2011) states that “Competitors have released their own versions, and almost overnight, a new technological commodity has become a competing force in the business world”. Apple has introduced many innovative features and has redefined the mobile-device and computer tablet landscape forcing the competition to evolve and play catch-up in many cases (DesRosiers, 2010). The iPhone has a large internal memory, has many key features that cannot be found on other devices, and the operating system, Safari, is one of the best on the market. Face Time allows videoconferencing to conduct business deals while traveling or away from the office.
The touch keyboard can make typing easier without buttons. Letters, reports, flyers, invitations can be created and customized on both devices with many applications to choose from. The battery life is about eight hours of usage time, which might require carrying an extra battery. (DesRosiers, 2010). Technology of the iPad computer tablet is a useful tool that performs the same functions as an iPhone, laptop or desktop computer. An iPad is the most convenient business device to carry, because of its thinner lightweight material, rather than a heavier bulky laptop (Mitchell, 2011).
With all the research provided in this proposal it is easy to see why iPhones and iPads would be beneficial to Party Plates. iPhones and iPads make the company accessible to customers from virtually anywhere. With Party Plates being this accessible it sets up for the companies market to expand greatly. The more Party Plates shows their improvements in technology the more their customers can access them therefore the more profit is set to be made. References DesRosiers, M. (2010). Blackberry, iPhone, or Android? Pros and cons of mobile deviices for business. Retrieved from http://www. traight. com/article- 337702/vancouver/blackberry-iphone-or-android-pros-and-cons/ Mitchell, W. (2011). The pros and cons of using computer tablets. Retrieved from http://blog. mitchellwaynetech. com/2011/the-pros-and-cons-of-using-computer- tablets/ Verizon Wireless, 2011. http://www. verizonwireless. com/b2c/store/controller? item=phoneFirst&action=viewPhoneOverviewByDevice&deviceCategoryId=1 http://b2b. vzw. com/productsservices/businesscallingplans/voiceplans. html http://b2b. vzw. com/productsservices/businesscallingplans/nationwideshareplan. html