Bisc 460 Assignment 1

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BISC 460 Assignment 1.1 Imagine you have just informed your supervisor that you will need to purchase new computers for yourself and three fellow employees. Your supervisor states that she has heard in the news that computer prices are dropping constantly, and she feels you should wait a bit before making the purchase. She adds that you can still be 100% effective with your current computer and software. Develop a counterargument explaining why you should make the purchase now instead of waiting. Will this be a hard sell? Why or why not? Use the information in Tech Briefing 1 to help you make you answer these questions. I do not think that this will be a hard sell, especially after the supervisor is presented with the facts of why new…show more content…
I would take the time to explain a few things to her. While it may be true that computer prices are dropping, that doesn’t mean that a company should wait to purchase to new computers just because there is a chance that the prices will drop even lower. Depending on how long she waits to purchase new computers, the employees could be so far behind on the latest technology (software and hardware) that the company would need to spend extra money to send these employees to trainings. Information systems hardware is rapidly evolving; therefore, it is important not to get too far behind on “the latest and greatest.” If the company does not purchase the new computers soon, they may lose business to their competitors who do have up-to-date equipment. As far as being 100% effective goes, the employees may still be able to effectively do their jobs, but she has to take into consideration the fact that by not getting new equipment, the methods in which they do their jobs is outdated. If they wait to make the purchase until prices go down to a level the supervisor finds satisfactory, the employees may no longer be able to work at the “100% efficient” level. I would also explain the concept of Moore’s Law, the prediction that computer performance would double every 18 months, to the supervisor. This would allow her to see how important it is to stay…show more content…
A decision does not have to be made today or even tomorrow, but instead, the supervisor should take time to weigh the pros and cons. She should not take the situation lightly, but should think of it as a serious decision that merits a lot of consideration. I would say that after considering all of the information, I believe that she will see that it is necessary and in the best interests of the organization to purchase new computers now instead of waiting to see if the prices will
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