• 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 ...

    However, with the reputation Balfour now has, a lot of their promotion is through Public relations, they reputation ensures that they are well thought of by clients and potential clients. To enhance this Balfour have been sponsoring many sporting and Arts events, such as the London Youth Games since 2006.

  2. General Management - organisation, leadership and theories.

    CHAPTER II The activity objective of the company Art. 5 The activity objective of the company is: the "............. S.R.L" company has the main activity objective the repairing and reconditioning of the period cars. CHAPTER III Art. 6 The subscribed social capital verves at .........

  1. Analysis of the Apple Company and reasons for its success.

    The risks, on the other hand, have paid off. To illustrate, the iMac and iPod, have more than compensated for such failures. As a result, Apple has some of the most loyal customers there are and Apple brand worth of 13.7 billion dollars following brand consultants Interbrand Thursday (Ed Sutherland 2008).

  2. Innovation For Business Success. It is possible to be innovative in both large ...

    and to keep it informed and up to date of progress of all innovation projects. More generally, innovation can be measured in at least three categories of ways: Input measures of innovation measures the resources that are applied, such as the ratio of R&D specialists to total staff numbers.

  1. International Business Of Starbucks

    However Starbucks is known for providing elite coffee environment to its customer hence the threat imposed by this factor is ambiguous. People go to Starbucks to enjoy a special environment which is difficult to create at home. Moreover this is an opportunity to launch an entire product range of machines and coffee on go.

  2. Network security issues dicussed the with assumption that the reader has mastered the fundamental ...

    E-MAIL 20 12 NETWORK SECURITY NEEDS 21 12.1 THREATS TO NETWORK SECURITY 21 12.2 A HISTORY OF COMPUTER CRIME 22 13 SECURITY PLAN FOR NETWORK 23 13.1 BUILDING A SECURITY PLAN 23 13.1.1 A plan for a security plan 23 13.1.2 Element of security plan 23 13.2 HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE

  1. Contemporary Business Issues - the main two topics I will discuss in more depth ...

    At the moment software and the applications that the phone has is vital and very much in fashion when choosing phones. As technology is always changing and improving it is up to firms such as Nokia to keep up to date.

  2. BPI Business Precess Integration. ERP is one of the most popular and best-selling ...

    and time-consuming process Reduction in operating costs (lower inventory control cost, lower marketing and production costs) Investments for staff training is required Full Integration of external and internal operations (suppliers-related processes) Organisation must have a complete understanding of the ERP to work successfully with it Increase flexibility in order to

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