• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

IT issues in a high street fashion retail company. This report will address the following issues of IT integration in the company and its affect of the way business is done

Extracts from this document...


Name: , ID: , Date Company Name: Title: IT issues in a high street fashion retail company. Introduction: Terms of reference: The fashion retail company requested this report on 28th August 2008, to find out how Information Technology issues would affect the ability of the staff to perform in their jobs. Purpose: This report will address the following issues of IT integration in the company and its affect of the way business is done: 1. To suggest the best network for the main company office and explain its advantages and disadvantage in the work environment. 2. To explain the affects of the Data Protection Act on the business and its employees and suggest how the senior management can ensure that the staff are aware of the guidelines to follow for the company to be compliant of the Act. 3. To suggest the best way to market the company's products on the internet. What information should be included in the company website and how the website should be designed to attract and engage as many customer as possible. 4. To explain the benefit of a supplier database and how it will help the buying office to carry out its work efficiently. ...read more.


4. If these rights are violated then the consumer has the right to sue the violating company and claim compensation. * Database: The buying office needed to connect with the suppliers to be able to know the status of their orders and track the delivery, as well as to let them know their stock position so that new stock could be delivered to their premises. * Network and Topology: The shop's survey shows that it is a single building shaped liked a rectangle, and the area is roughly 20 meters square. The staff at the till need to be connected to the management office to share information on their computers. The layout of the workstations is also simple, as the tills are next to each other and the management cabin is also in the same line but a little bit further to the customer tills. * E-commerce: The existing customers said that they would like to shop on-line. They also wanted to know when the new stock had arrived and when a sale was on. They disliked the idea of giving the same information again and again . So they wanted to have their contact details stored in the website database, which could be accessed by them securely for any alteration. ...read more.


If a cable breaks, the complete network will shut down so care should be taken to keep the cables intact. In the appendix, a diagram is drawn showing how BUS topology will work. Advantages: 1. When their database is installed, the buying office can easily share information amongst the staff and the will all be able to see the same information. * Ecommerce: How can the retail shop use their website to generate more business? 1. Send newsletters personalized emails to announce sales. 1. Post fashion tips on the websites and send email alerts for customers to see these tips. This way customers will come to the website, and check out the new stock. 2. The website should contain testimonials of existing customers so that new customers are are encouraged by the good customer service. 3. In compliance with the Data Protection Act, the customers should be given full access to the information available about them, and a password should be given to let them change their information as they like. 4. A click-stream analysis on the website, can be used to make more profiles of customers and this can be used as another database, so that the company knows which pages do customer s visit most. 5. They can sell their products 24 / 7 by applying e-commerce. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our University Degree Management Studies section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related University Degree Management Studies essays

  1. Balfour Beatty. The purpose of this report is to identify and select a UK ...

    Winning awards such as "Britain's Most Admired Construction Company - Heavy Construction" 3 years running also enhances their image, therefore enhancing Public Relations. 28 Appendix 6: Table 6: 4 A's Analysis Awareness - Promotion These two are interlinked because the time and money spent on promotions is done to make the potential customers aware of the company.

  2. General Management - organisation, leadership and theories.

    The hierarchy of channel richness is illustrated in Exhibit 4.4.2. The capacity of an information channel is influenced by three characteristics: (1) The ability to handle multiple cues simultaneously (2) The ability to facilitate rapid, two - way feedback (3) The ability to establish a personal focus for the communication.

  1. Gunns Australia Business Report

    Sociocultural The sociocultural environment has been of utmost importance to Gunns Limited, with operations interrupted and protested against as a result of 30 years of conflict between the company and wider society. Precedent has shown that companies can be shut down, or at least highly adversely affected because of social pressures (O'Brien 2011).

  2. This report will discuss most characteristics and applications of Quality Management in Business;

    Management is the way most businesses act in order to accomplish goals and objectives making use of their resources more efficiently. According to Henri Fayol the five functions of management are: planning, organising, commanding which has been replaced by forecasting nowadays, co-ordinating and controlling.

  1. Sustainability Report. Aims: To analyse and study the key strategies towards environment and sustainability ...

    This result in a case that more funds can be used for implementing favourable projects with a long payback time. It was found out that firms with good strategy for environmental sustainability have good alignment of goals and interests between the board of directors, owners and the management.

  2. Critical analysis of Bolman and Deals framing of Change Management Issues.

    Also with data which was the most important area that needed to be addressed with this new system and there was a fundamental issue with regards to the master data that needed to be configured. As the system was to be a global one it was important that this master data was correct.

  1. Ethical issues in an intercultural context: Environmentalism and international companies

    Measurements for reaching this have an aligning perspective. Therefore it is quite similar to the competitive advantage approach just focused by enhancing the reputation and legitimacy of the company by using CSR initiatives.17 The last approach is the synergistic

  2. Business plan for a computer hardware shop in Pakistan.

    up firm Maven Tech does not have any past data, so it has used its consumer survey in 1st forecasting. MARKETING DEPARTMENT'S ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE The department of marketing in Maven Tech will be formed after taking into account the need of marketing efforts that are required for Maven Tech.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work