Apple Inc Management Information System Project

7026 words 29 pages
Apple Inc
In the present age, Apple is the world's second-largest information technology company. Therefore, in order to apple MIS knowledge and skill into the reality, Apple is supposed to be an appropriate firm to analyze MIS issues. These issues will be represented in following order: 1. Understanding business and information system requirements. 2. Analyzing financial performance. 3. Achieve operational excellence: analyzing competitive strategy. 4. Improving decision making: developing a Website privacy policy. 5. Improving decision marking: Designing the customer database 6. Improving operational excellence: Identifying supply chain management solutions 7. Achieving operational excellence: Developing an
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The information from retail stores is communicated to the customers service department with already has access to other information about the supplier and production details. Therefore, there exists a vast amount of information to enable the company to offer services at the click.
The company actually undertake a tie-up with Utility Computing whereby they are reducing the amount of computer assets that the company owns and offering payment for the services undertaken this concept is gaining momentum and is called as Software as a Service. This has enable the company to achieve the differential with other competitors in the market places and made the overall information management system leaner and effective.

Topic 2: Analyzing financial performance.
One of indispensable parts in business to analyze company’s management is its financial performance, which is illustrated by financial stamen and financial ratios. First of all, we come with financial statement from 2009 to 2012. 1. Financial Statements for Apple Inc (AAPL) from 2009 to 2012:
Year over year, Apple Inc. has been able to grow revenues from $108.2B USD to $156.5B USD. Most impressively, the company has been able to reduce the percentage of sales devoted to cost of goods sold from 59.52% to

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