Information Technology Planning
Last week, you analyzed the organizational structure of Apple and Starbucks business and developed a business use case diagram for the customers using their services.
This week, you’ll analyze the IT infrastructure of Apple and Starbucks, and develop an information flow to use existing networks for connectivity.
Research about the partnership between Apple and Starbucks on the Internet. Based on the information you obtain, propose an IT infrastructure plan for this system. Outline the information flow using a diagram from a customer entering a Starbucks location, deciding on a song, and completing the purchase process. Identify the type of technology used at each part of the exchange and the owner of that technology. Analyze the diagram and prepare a 5- to 6-page paper that answers each of the following questions:
What technologies allow partnership to occur?
Who is responsible for the support of the components of the infrastructure?
Identify the possible points of failure in the exchange and identify the consequences of each.
What is the consequence of failure? What are the long-term effects of failure? Justify your answer.
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