The purpose of this assignment is to have you think through various topics in this week’s material in light of real-world examples.We will focus on four topics from this week’s material, one of whichis outsourcing. In considering outsourcing, for example, think through its impact on relationships. For this assignment, you would consider the impact of outsourcing on trust and relationship building.
TheEducateMe Corporation delivers software (educational platforms), which allow an institution to be able to deliver educational content to their students. Institutions which are customers of EducateMe are corporations, community colleges and universities.
Today, the organization provides an on-premise solution for their customers, where the customer hosts the software themselves, within their own data center.
The manufacturing costs by producing DVDs and CDs are high in this model as well as the deployment and support costs. The EducateMeCorporation recognizes it needs to reduce their costs and at the same time globalize and increase margins for creating their software platform.All the employees of the EducateMeorganization are in the United States.
You are the CIO for EducateMeand have been working with executive management on a new strategic direction for the organization. Strategically, the executive team has determined to move the delivery educational software platforms to Software as a Service model. You are participating in business decisions at the highest levels of the company.
You have been asked to outline a plan around moving the business from a traditional manufacturing model where the organization delivers software as CD, DVD, download, for colleges, universities and other institutes and is installed on-premise, managed by that organization’s IT department.
You have been asked to move the EducateMesoftware development platform to an off-premise Software as a Service model. You need or provide a roll out and transition plan, balance and globalize their organization to accommodate this new SaaS model and produce a plan around contingency and disaster recovery.
For each of the following topics below, in your own words, create a strategy describing the organizations plans around:
For each section provide information which would describe a strategic plan and direction for the organization. Each section does not need to include a fully tactical outline, however, being descriptive as part of the strategy is a good idea.
Remember, to do research on how other organizations might have planned around the topics above and make sure to leverage the lecture notes and readings!
If you wish, you may add assumptions concerning the company, please make them clear in the beginning of the paper.
The content page limit on this assignment should a maximum of 10 pages, single or 1.5 spaced of 12-point font. This does not include supplemental materials such as references, introductions, etc. Appendices with the usual conditions are permitted. The average core content for this assignment is roughly 6-8 pages.However, we are far more concerned with the quality of your paper than the exact page length. Please refer to Module 0 for formatting and on how to write an executive level paper.
End with a list of references following the standard reference format, as described in References and Citations document.
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