Sock Le Blue Restaurant Tablet Upgrade Selection Analysis Our research confirms the Apple i-Pad to be the frontrunner in touchscreen technology for Speed andSock Le Blue restaurant is in need ofa POS system upgrade to address Usabilityissues inherent in the older Windowsbased system such as speed andusability. The owner is veryenamored by the Apple I-pad andwould like to purchase it but wantsan outside analysis to compare it vsits competitors..
Situational Analysis• Sock Le Blue restaurant is • The main criteria in need of a POS system provided by the owner of upgrade to address issues Sock Le Blue are inherent in the older Windows based system • Speed such as speed and usability. The owner is • Usability very enamored by the • Wow factor Apple I-pad and would like to purchase it but wants an outside analysis to compare it vs its competitors.
Strength• Apple mobile devices since 1983 1• High speed 2• Best in class usability 3• Has a restaurant application 4
Weakness• Cost to initiate project 5• No in house repairs 6• No multi-tasking 7• Id consolidation policy 8• Learning curve for non Apple users 9• No removable battery 7
Opportunity • Apples market share• Multiple Platforms going to touch screens 10• TSP market growth means that there will be less of a learning curve for future employees
Threats • Potential health risk 14 • Hackers and Mal-wear 12• Apple’s environmental record 11• Data Safety 12• Windows 7 13
Recommendations The purchase of Apple I Pads 3. Sock Le Blue currently does not have in-house repair of our equipment should be adopted by the therefore this weakness does not Sock Le Blue Restaurant negatively effect the company. 4. There is a general culture against multi-tasking within the organization and there is a profound reluctance to use1. Although Apple has a poor cost benefit analysis therefore theseenvironmental record our company does weaknesses pose little threat.not adhere to or market environmentalstandards. The Sock Le Blue policy is nottake steps to mitigate the risk of stolendata, therefore there is no need notworry about the threats of hackers orunsafe data storage.2. There is no direct cost associated withemployee health because do not offerhealth insurance therefore that threat isalso of low risk.
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