task 2 and lesson 2 1
Case Study: Whoâ€™s the Worldâ€™s Top Retailer? Walmart and Amazon
1. Analyze Walmart and Amazon.com using the competitive forces and value chain models.
2. Compare Walmart and Amazonâ€™s business models and business strategies.
3. What role does information technology play in each of these businesses? How is it helping them refine their business strategies?
4. Will Walmart be successful against Amazon.com? Explain your answer.
5. Write a short one page report presenting your thoughts.
1-2 Pages APA Style
Write a short research paper (2 to 3 pages) on the following topic:
How do Porterâ€™s competitive forces model, the value chain model, synergies, core competencies, and network economics help companies develop competitive strategies using information systems?
1. Define Porterâ€™s competitive forces model and explain how it works.
2. Describe what the competitive forces model explains about competitive advantage.
3. List and describe four competitive strategies enabled by information systems that firms can pursue.
4. Describe how information systems can support each of these competitive strategies and give examples.
5. Explain why aligning IT with business objectives is essential for strategic use of systems.
6. Follow APA standards and submit your short one page report at the following link.