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NETW 583 DeVry Complete Course Latest With Exams

NETW 583 DeVry Complete Course Latest With Exams

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NETW 583 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 1 Latest

The Importance of Innovation (graded)

Why do you think innovation is so important for firms to compete?

NETW 583 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 2 Latest

What Makes People Creative (graded)

Identify someone that you feel was very creative. What personality traits did they possess that made them so creative?

NETW 583 DeVry Week 2 Discussion 1 Latest

Innovation Dimensions (graded)

In what industries would you expect to see particularly short technology cycles? What factors do you think cause short technology cycles for these particular industries?

NETW 583 DeVry Week 2 Discussion 2 Latest

Why Innovative Companies Fail (graded)

Why did most of the early (circa 1980-2000) PDA companies fail, even if they had innovative and sophisticated product designs?

NETW 583 DeVry Week 3 Discussion 1 Latest

Optimizing New Technology (graded)

What are some of the ways a firm can try to increase the overall value of its technology and its likelihood of becoming the dominant design?

NETW 583 DeVry Week 3 Discussion 2 Latest

Protecting Innovations (graded)

What are the differences between patents, copyrights, and trademarks?

NETW 583 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 1 Latest

Core Competency (graded)

What makes an ability (or set of abilities) a Core Competency?

NETW 583 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 2 Latest

Quantitative Methods for Choosing Project (graded)

What are the advantages and disadvantages of discounted cash flow methods such as NPV and IRR?

NETW 583 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 1 Latest

Benefits of Collaboration (graded)

What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of collaborating on a development project?

NETW 583 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 2 Latest

Innovation Activities (graded)

What are some advantages and disadvantages of having formalized procedures for improving the effectiveness or efficiency of innovation?

NETW 583 DeVry Week 6 Discussion 1 Latest

The New Product Development Process (graded)

What are the benefits and costs of involving customers and suppliers in the development process?

NETW 583 DeVry Week 6 Discussion 2 Latest

New Product Development Teams (graded)

Identify an example of a development project and what type of team you believe they used. Do you think this was the appropriate type of team given the nature of the project?

NETW 583 DeVry Week 7 Discussion 1 Latest

Pricing Strategy (graded)

What factors will (or should) influence a firm’s pricing strategy?

NETW 583 DeVry Week 7 Discussion 2 Latest

Deployment Strategies (graded)

Comparing the deployment strategies used by the video gaming firms in each of the generations, identify any timing, licensing, pricing, marketing, or distribution strategies that appear to have influenced firms’ success and failure in the video game industry.

NETW 583 DeVry Week 1 Assignment Latest

Case Analysis 1 – Apple Computer

Research how Apple managed to reinvent itself over the years. Answer the following questions:

What were some of Apple’s biggest successes and failures? Describe why.

How much of Apple’s success can be linked directly back to its culture? Why?

How do the actions of Apple apply to the TCOs?

Your Case should be 2-3 pages, double-spaced, have APA references, and typed in an easy-to-read font in MS Word (other word processors are fine to use but save it in MS Word format). At the top right-hand corner of your paper, please include your full name, the case name, our course number (NETW583), and the date.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

NETW 583 DeVry Week 3 Assignment Latest

Case Analysis 2 – Research in Motion – RIM

Research the history of RIM, specifically with an eye toward product development.

Your research should lead to answers to the following questions.

What were some of the challenges that RIM faced to protect its intellectual property, and how did RIM handle those challenges?

What were some of the industry factors that influenced RIM?

Apply as many TCOs as you can to the RIM.

Your Case should be 2-3 pages, double-spaced, have APA references, and typed in an easy-to-read font in MS Word (other word processors are fine to use but save it in MS Word format). At the top right-hand corner of your paper, please include your full name, the case name, our course number (NETW583), and the date.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

NETW 583 DeVry Week 5 Assignment Latest

Case Analysis 3 – Personal Navigation Devices (PNDs)

Research Personal Navigation Devices and answer the following questions:

Why have Personal Navigation Devices become popular? What technologies are required to facilitate the success of PNDs?

Who are some of the leaders in PNDs? What are the likely factors that will contribute to winning in this marketplace?

What will be a likely future for PNDs?

Apply as many TCOs to Personal Navigation Devices as possible.

Your Case should be 2-3 pages, double-spaced, have APA references, and typed in an easy-to-read font in MS Word (other word processors are fine to use but save it in MS Word format). At the top right-hand corner of your paper, please include your full name, the case name, our course number (NETW583), and the date.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

NETW 583 DeVry Week 6 Assignment Latest

Case Analysis 4 – Google

Research Google’s attempt to buy into wireless via the 700 MHz Spectrum Auction.

Answer the following questions:

Why did Google make this move? What do they hope to accomplish?

How does Google’s support for Open Access fit into Google’s plans?

It looks like Google wants to get into wireless, yet wireless is not one of Google’s core competencies. What should Google do about this?

Apply as many TCOs as you can to Google’s attempt to buy into wireless.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

NETW 583 DeVry Week 7 Course Project Latest

Ideas to Help Prepare the Course Project

Section 1 – Strategy

TCO F – Given an organizational and industry context, identify and suggest a deployment strategy that will facilitate the success of a technologically driven organization.

This is the most important part of the project, because it sets the direction for all other sections. In this section, you establish the strategy for an organization.

Often people refer to this component as the “Vision” or “Mission” of a company, but it is not. The Vision for a company could be that you want to be a market leader. However, the technology strategy tells everyone how you will achieve that market leadership. The technology strategy tells the various stakeholders – employees, customers, community, and stockholders – what you are going to do to achieve that market leadership. This strategy should be very clear and easy to understand so that everyone will be “on the same page” when it comes to working together toward that goal.

In this section, you should describe what “SHOULD” be the strategy of a technologically driven company. You should focus specifically on the technology strategy. You should think about all the things we learned in the class that will determine a strategy that will help the company succeed.

Remember that you can use either an existing company or a fictitious company. If you choose to use an existing company, you can visit their web site to see if their strategy is listed. Or you can do a web search on their technology strategy to see if anyone has written any stories about their strategy. For a fictitious company, you should make up a technology strategy that fits that type of company.

Examples of a Technology Strategy:

Verizon Wireless – Have the best network of all wireless carriers

Honda – Build the best engines

Keller – Deploy the best Internet based on-line and blended education technology, not build it, not own it, but use a 3rd party to provide it

Intel – Have the fastest and most powerful CPUs

The key is to be able to describe the strategy in a 1 or 2 sentence summary and in detail as well. The description should start or end with the simple sentence statement of the technology strategy. However, there must be sufficient detail to explain why that is the right strategy.

Section 2 – Core Competencies

TCO C – Given an organizational and industry context, identify the core technological competencies of the organization.

Like all subsequent sections of the project, this section is based on the Strategy Section.

Example: Verizon Wireless Strategy is the having the best Network. Thus, the core competencies will be built around the network. Things like RF Engineers and wireless security experts would be detailed

Intel’s strategy is to build the fastest most powerful CPUs. Thus their core competencies will be built around CPU engineering

Keller’s strategy is to deploy the best on-line education technology. Thus their core competencies would be things like educational technology evaluation and on-line education curriculum development

The best way to do this section is to apply the three tests of a core competency (page 123) to the strategy that you detailed in the Strategy Section.

Section 3 Industry Dynamics

TCO A – Given a company situation be able to describe the industry dynamics of technological innovation.

Here you should take the strategy identified in Section 1 and describe in detail why that is the right strategy based on what is occurring in the industry. Provide as much detail as possible as to the industry trends and why you think those trends are important.

Section 4 – Technology Sourcing and Internal Innovation

TCO D – Given an organizational context, develop a plan to increase the innovative capabilities of the organization both through collaboration strategies and internal innovation.

Here you would offer ideas as to what is the best way to “Source” the technology that supports the strategy. A complete discussion about how best to manage the innovative capabilities of the company being described is required.

Section 5 – Product Development Strategy

TCO E – Given information about a company’s industry, and organization, formulate a technological innovation strategy through its new product development strategy.

Product Development is very important to an organization. This section will describe how the company will structure its product development. Obviously, the kind of structure will be determined directly by the technology strategy stated in Section 1.

Section 6 Strategy to protect innovations

TCO B – Given a company situation be able to determine whether and how to protect its technological innovations.

Using the things learned in the class, describe how you would use patents, trade secrets, copyrights, etc. to protect the Intellectual Property (IP) required to support the strategy.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

NETW 583 DeVry Midterm Exam Latest

Question 1. 1. (TCO A) While rapid innovation often benefits society, it often makes success for companies _______. (Points : 4)

  • more complicated as they strive to keep up with the latest innovations.
  • profitable if they do not innovate themselves, but rather use innovations of others to their advantage.
  • easier since innovation always makes things simpler.
  • less likely because customers will not be willing to pay as much for goods and services.

Question 2. 2. (TCO A) Which of the following is most clearly an example of process innovation? (Points : 4)

  • a pizza chain is able to develop a method of baking pizza that enables pizzas to be baked in 10 minutes rather than the standard 20 minutes during the late 1980s
  • a potato chip company introduces a line of its potato chips with a new type of seasoning.
  • a major motion picture studio releases a new 3D movie.
  • a tire manufacturer develops a tire that re-inflates itself instantly when it is punctured

Question 3. 3. (TCO B) When both Nintendo and Sega claimed to have over 60 percent market share of the video game console market, both were trying to influence _____________. (Points : 4)

  • users perceptions and expectations about the installed base.
  • perceived technical utility.
  • pre-order demand.
  • technology bias.

Question 4. 4. (TCO B) When you buy a product on eBay you can pay for it using an online payment system called PayPal (which accepts credit cards or electronic funds transfers). The payment system is heavily secured using encryption technology. PayPal is offering simplicity, convenience and __________ utility levers according to the Kim and Mauborgne model. (Points : 4)

  • cost
  • fun and image
  • environmental
  • friendliness risk

Question 5. 5. (TCO C) Honda’s core competencies lie in manufacturing and innovation which it has used to create its world renowned engines. These engines are also used in Honda’s portable generators, lawn mowers, motorcycles, automobiles, and several other products. According to the comparison made by Prahalad and Hamel, Honda’s portable generators are ________. (Points : 4)

  • the fruits.
  • the trunk of the tree.
  • the branches.
  • the roots.

Question 6. 6. (TCO D) Discounted cash flow estimates are only accurate if (Points : 4)

  • calculations are made correctly.
  • the original estimates of profits are accurate.
  • management has instituted sufficient financial control systems.
  • they are made in a timely fashion.

1. (TCO A) What are the some of the negative impacts of technological innovation on society? How would you answer critics of improved technology who cite these negative impacts? (Points : 30)

Question 2. 2. (TCO A) Explain how computer-aided design and flexible manufacturing help create small niches in the market place. Provide and example of how a market with different niches might be served. (Points : 30)

Question 3. 3. (TCO B) Why is it that after a product has been on the market for a while and is selling very well, the price may go down? (Points : 29)

Question 4. 4. (TCO C) Even though many aerospace manufacturing firms are very profitable, there are very few upcoming firms. Explain the reason using at least one force from Porter’s Model. (Points : 29)

Question 5. 5. (TCO B) Explain what factors affect the technology trajectory and chance of success of a new technology besides its quality and technical advantage. (Points : 29)

Question 6. 6. (TCO D) Johnston Products has gathered data to evaluate the attractiveness of a potential project. It knows the cash flows expected under different scenarios. It has conducted a focus group that ranks various product attributes, and it has the ranking of various marketing techniques provided by a consulting company. What method should Johnston use to evaluate this project? Why is this method the best one to use? (Points : 29)

NETW 583 DeVry Final Exam Latest

Question 1.1. (TCO A) Which of the following persons is most likely to come up with a new way of manufacturing socks for a textile company? (Points : 5)

  • Bill, who has been the mechanic working on the current socks manufacturing equipment for the last 15 years. He proudly states that he is a true expert on every aspect of these machines.
  • Kate, who knows the basics of how the socks are now manufactured and how the machines work but comes from a completely different background as far as training and experience are considered.
  • Frank, who has been newly hired because of his mechanical knowledge but has no real knowledge or understanding of how socks are manufactured.
  • Lisa, who is the plant manager and is known for being impatient with her subordinates.

Question 2.2. (TCO A) Which of the following products would be considered novel? (Points : 5)

  • A detergent advertises that it can remove spots.
  • A company announces it has produced a recreational hovercraft for sale in toy stores.
  • A cell phone company announces that it now offers text messaging.
  • A college announces it will install artificial turf on its football field.

Question 3.3. (TCO B) During the 1990s, more and more people started using cell phones. As a result, the cell phone (Points : 5)

  • began to deteriorate in quality because the industry could not keep up with production.
  • became more expensive in response to increased demand.
  • became better in quality.
  • began to lose its technological utility.

Question 4.4. (TCO B) The scientists at Gerusa are former award-winning Soviet scientists who have all focused their attention on a cancer treatment. Working together, they have come up with remarkable solutions. The knowledge base they have (Points : 5)

  • is explicit.
  • is easily imitable.
  • is socially complex.
  • has a low degree of appropriability.

Question 5.5. (TCO C) Sheila Kessler is a retired millionaire who still likes to invest in new businesses and help other people get started in business. She would be called a(n) (Points : 5)

  • loan shark.
  • angel investor.
  • first generation mentor.
  • venture investor.

Question 6.6. (TCO C) Which of the following would describe a primary activity according to Michael Porter’s model of the value chain? (Points : 5)

  • The human resource activities of Walmart
  • A Walmart advertising campaign
  • The accounting function at Walmart
  • The development of new scanning equipment at Walmart

Question 7.7. (TCO C) Natal Technologies is developing a superior ultrasound machine for which it is required to invest $800,000. Based on the company’s analysis, the product will generate $200,000 from the first year till perpetuity. According to this, the payback period is ________. (Points : 5)

  • 10 years
  • 6 years
  • 3 months
  • 4 years

Question 8.8. (TCO D) When technology is progressing rapidly, firms are more likely to (Points : 5)

  • commit themselves to fixed assets.
  • focus on developing the necessary skills in-house.
  • use linkages with other specialized firms to access resources they do not possess.
  • focus on broadening their capabilities.

Question 9.9. (TCO E) Bob King is a Senior Vice President at Associated Grocers, and has been assigned to be the project champion for the development and implementation of a software pricing program. Both the buying department and the pricing department have determined that the new software pricing program is worthless, but they do not tell Bob. This is probably because (Points : 5)

  • of Bob’s seniority.
  • they lack a sense of ownership for the project.
  • they have different goals.
  • they cannot prove that it is worthless.

Question 10.10. (TCO E) Your boss does not favor the use of cross-functional teams. How would you respond to this? (Points : 5)

  • The use of cross functional teams can result in products that do not satisfy customers’ needs.
  • A cross-functional interface can help better ensure a product’s quality and price.
  • Cross-functional teams usually result in products that cannot be engineered.
  • Cross-functional teams necessitate the need for back and forth iterations between different stages in the product development process leading to longer cycle times.

Question 11.11. (TCO F) When eBay developed its online auction service, a need arose for making online payments, and PayPal was born. This is an example of how moving commerce online (Points : 5)

  • can create additional intermediaries.
  • reduces effectiveness.
  • necessitates the need for virtual alliances.
  • poses additional costs to suppliers and customers.

Question 12.12. (TCO F) Which of the following is an advantage of making a new generation of technology backward compatible? (Points : 5)

  • Consumers will have to buy completely new complements.
  • Consumer switching costs may be lower because they anticipate using their existing complements.
  • Competitors will be unable to imitate the company’s strategy of making the technology backward compatible.
  • It is typically less expensive to make a new generation of technology backward compatible than to not make it backward compatible.

1. (TCO A) In the opening case, Honda was developing both hybrid electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Which do you think would take longer to diffuse through the market and why? (Points : 40)

Question 2. 2. (TCO B) Fred Stringer has come up with a new computer program to help online sellers manage online auctions at sites such as eBay and others. It is superior to just using a spreadsheet to track auctions. He would like for his program to become the dominant design, but he also wants to earn a profit from all his hard work. What can Fred do to meet both of these objectives? (Points : 40)

Question 3. 3. (TCO C) Explain the advantages and disadvantages of rewarding and promoting development of the core competency. (Points : 40)

Question 4. 4. (TCO D) GERUSA is a company that uses Photodynamic Therapy to treat cancer and has major divisions in Germany, Russia, and the United States. The scientists in Russia develop cancer treatment methods. The Germans organize treatment clinics. The U.S. division gathers the financing and markets the treatment methods. What type of strategy is this, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of this type of strategy? (Points : 40)

Question 5. 5. (TCO E) When John Vegas contacted Dr. House about developing a marketing plan for GERUSA, Dr. House learned the following facts. Mr. Vegas lived in Kentucky. Dr. House was in North Carolina. The marketing expert lived in New Mexico. The medical director lived in Germany, and the scientist who had come up with this cancer treatment lived in Russia. What type of team would work for this far-flung organization? What problems might they encounter? (Points : 40)

Question 6. 6. (TCO F) Friction Technologies has come out with a new fuel-efficient engine for automobiles. Explain how Friction might use connectors, mavens, and salespersons to create an information epidemic about this new product. (Points : 40)

 

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