Clearwater Technologies Case Study Analysis Nehal Shah, Marina Koroleva, Slavko Kupcevic 1. Executive Summary This case is about deciding the pricing strategy for the 10–seat and 20-seat upgrades to the QTX product line at Clearwater Technologies. To start with, Clearwater Technologies Inc., founded by four MIT graduates, is a small, publicly traded technology firm building Customer Relationship Management (CRM) servers for sales staffs of small-sized to medium-sized companies. The company customizes QTX product line that holds 70% of its mature market share. QTX allows multiple users to maintain their sales account databases covering contact information, quote histories, copies of all communications, and links to the customer's corporate database for shipping records.
Adding the manufacturing computers will only make this problem worse and result in another problem. Because the ceiling is more than 30 feet high, there’s no easy way to run cables to computers, and providing a secure pathway for cables is next to impossible. Devise a solution to this company’s networking problems. As part of your solution, answer the following questions: What changes in equipment are required to bring this company’s network up to date to solve the shared-bandwidth problem? What topology and which type of device can be used in the manufacturing area to solve the cabling difficulties?
Executive Summary AT&T and T-Mobile have announced a potential merger. This deal is worth over $39 Billion and would ultimately merge the number two wireless provider in the United States with the fourth largest provider. There are many different concerns about this potential merger. The main issue on hand is that this merger would potentially create a duopoly making consumers have less options in choosing cell phone providers and plans. This merger has several different interest groups waiting for results.
Wrong target customer selection Unavailability of hand set during advertisement. High cost of hand set. Unable to use phone inside moving car or in buildings. Long time to develop the product causes other technologies to capture the market. Long concept- to- development time causes problem.
Adding the manufacturing computers will only make this problem worse and result in another problem. Because the ceiling is more than 30 feet high, there’s no easy way to run cables to computers, and providing a secure pathway for cables is next to impossible. Devise a solution to this company’s networking problems. As part of your solution, answer the following questions: ● What changes in equipment are required to bring this company’s network up to date to solve the shared-bandwidth problem? I would replace the hubs with switches to help increase the speeds at which data is transferred within the network.
Bell become known as Lucent and become totally independent when AT&T decided to sell 17.6 percent of its holdings. By this time Lucent had a strong presence in ninety countries around the world and was producing its signature product, the 5ESS switch. Having a global presence Lucent needed to think about the most efficient way to handle their supply chain. Currently Asian customers were away from order processing and manufacturing activities apart from the final assembly that was done by the Asian joint ventures. Having to produce most of the switches aimed to Asia in Oklahoma City was not proving to be the best alternative.
The network is divided into two places, the Office and Plant locations. The office place is similar to the Missouri location. The office is working with Windows 2000 Server operating system with Nowell 4.11& 5.1 versions with Nowell border manager. The office network is suing IPX/SPX protocol with Cisco 10MB Hub and switch. The office is using Apple-Talk as a graphic and design tool.
With the amount of floors, being occupied the reliability of using CAT 5, wireless, or Fiber Optic lines to ensure fast and reliable data transfer would seem to be necessary. I also have to look at trouble shooting three floors with a Token Protocol, I would have to say that would be a very difficult task and I would not want to undertake the mission of troubleshooting and repairing that topology between several different floors. When one station goes down, they all go down. This would cause a major cost for troubleshooting, and it would mean a lot of down time. It would seem to me that because of the way the Token Ring communicates, that this would be too slow for either business to want to use.
This power is much too overwhelming, because of the outrageous detriments that it could have on the economies of the world. Many large corporate monopolies are detrimental to many economies around the world, because, as a result of their misuse of power, monopolies have no incentive to improve or do more than what is necessary; they have extremely high prices at extremely low supply, and they do not use resources efficiently. These three factors could lead to much inefficient use of the limited supply our countries have, as well as decreasing GDP because of the lack of spending due to the extremely high prices, ultimately decrementing economies around the world. With less or no monopolies, economies and consumers can finally breathe easy, without the fear of high prices or inefficiency. First, the many monopolies in the world are detrimental to the economy because the lack of competition gives company little incentive to do more than what is needed.
As a former employee stated, Lego management demonstrated a lack of discipline, accountability, and a formal costing system. These issues led to frequent stock-outs and slow moving inventory. Responding accordingly, retailers would become stingy with shelf space. Early attempts to resolve these issues actually made matters worse. In 1999, Lego introduced a restructuring program that included cutting costs by $1B DKK, firing a significant number of executives, and laying off approximately 1,000 employees.