INFO 331 – Week 2 Discussion

INFO 331 – Week 2 Discussion
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Zara and Netflix Case Studies

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Class, I appreciate your participation in this discussion! You must post your original post addressing the topics below, prior to 11:55 PM ET on Wednesday. Continue to follow your classmates’ posts for the remainder of the week and post at least two follow-up messages  to your classmates’ posts prior to 11:55 ET on Sunday. Your follow-up posts can add additional insight to a classmate’s opinions or can challenge their opinions. Use examples from the readings, or from your own research, to support your views, as appropriate. Be sure to read the follow-up posts to your own posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification. By the way, include the name of the person’s post you are replying to. Thanks!

Questions:

1. In what ways is the Zara model counterintuitive? In what ways has Zara’s model made the firm a better performer than Gap and other competitors?

2. What do you believe are the most significant long-term threats to Netflix? How is Netflix trying to address these threats? What obstacles does the firm face in dealing with these threats?

3. Spend some time online researching services such as Netflix, BlockBuster, Hulu, and other streaming movie sites. How do these services compare? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each of these different services?

4. Describe some of the features (i.e., functions, menu options) of the information system that you chose in week one (make sure you have an approved information system before you complete this assignment). When describing a feature, walk the user through that feature, describing the interactions the user has with the system.  What data or information does the user enter into that feature?  What does the information system do with that data?  Does it transform it in some way?  How is that data later retrieved or displayed (output)?  What is that data used for?

Forum Rubric: 

Rubric for Learner PostsPoints
Synthesis of concepts in a substantive manner (critical to class performance)30
Applications of personal experience20
Writing standards10
Response to two or more students in a substantive manner40
Timeliness: (deduction) Optional10

 

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Initial Post Due: Wednesday, by 11:55 PM, ET

Responses Due: Sunday, by 11:55 PM, ET

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