Having been employed as consultant by a Building Architect firm, I was requested to do a research to decide which mobile device would be most appropriate for the company to adopt and justify why the company should upgrade their information system infrastructure.
I was also requested to look into management issues which the directors should consider.
First important issue was to understand the needs of a building architect firm. The firm needs technical drawings, processes of visualisation, mobility, future growth or expansion and efficient processes when exchanging documents with clients.
The mobile device which I was to recommend was to support all of the above ...view middle of the document...
5 x 7.31 x 0.34 |4.5 x 2.31 x 0.37 |4.51 x 2.31 x 0.37 |4.4 x 2.3 x 0.28 |
|weight (in pounds) |1.3 (1.34-1.35 on 3G |0.31 |0.3 |0.22 |
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|price |$499 - $829 |$199-$399 |$99 |$229 - $399 |
According to the About.com guide, the above three devices offered the same operating system, run the same application and look like larger and smaller version of each other.
A close look at the hardware and software features of each device reveals them to be very different indeed. One is a phone and the others aren’t. One offers a big screen, the others are palm sized.
The Iphone4s had a high quality of images, text and video recording compared with both the Ipad2 and IPod Touch. On the other hand the Ipad2 proved to be faster than iphone4s and IPod Touch when loading and downloading web page.
Whereas the above three devices seemed to be similar with their software and hardware, I recommend the Iphone4s because it has a new dual core graphic chips GSM and CDMA compactibity in a single phone meaning that the same phone will work on both kinds of networks rather than requiring separate devices for AT&T and Verizon networks as the Iphone4 and Ipad2.
The Iphone4s has 1080p HD video recording with image stabilization which is very hardy for the employee in the Architect Firm when taking videos of different designs in various locations. The Iphone4s has 8 megapixel Camera with improved color fidelity and sharpness and better whites, light sensor, faster speed in taking both the first photo and subsequent ones compared with the Ipad2 and IPod touch. This feature again makes the Iphone4s more suitable for the employees of the Architect Firm who depend on images in their work. The Iphone4s can also load and download different web faster than the IPod Touch. This feature also makes the Iphone4s more efficient and standout above the rest of devices. The cost of Iphone4s is reasonable compared with the other mobile devices and what it has to offer.
The management issues which should be considered by the directors are;
• Information resources.
• Technology resources.
• People resources.
Before considering the above strands of business information management, I have to define what information system is. The U.K Academy for information system(www.ukais.org) define information system as the means by which organizations and people using information technologies, gather, process, store, use and disseminate information.
Table 2. INFORMATION SYSTEM.
The information resources involve the concepts of data, information and knowledge interrelation. Chaffey D. & White G. (2011). The...