APPLY YOUR KNOWLEDGE BUSINESS PROJECTS
Instructor Note: There are few right or wrong answers in the business world.
There are really only efficient and inefficient, and effective and ineffective
business decisions. If there were always right answers businesses would never
fail. These questions were created to challenge your students to apply the
AYK I: GOGO GADGETS
Will we be able to access applications and data anywhere, at anytime, updating
data in real-time, securely, efficiently, effectively, affordably? Will we see the end
of messy wires protruding from computers, printers, modems, scanners, projectors
and other peripherals? Will we be able to walk up to a wireless printer at an
Airport, turn on our Pocket PC, tablet or laptop and print that proposal or
presentation we need, perfectly formatted, regardless of the operating system or
application we are running and printer drivers we may have in our device? Will we
be able to create a mobile version of our existing SAP, Siebel, Oracle or SQL-based
application, without fuss, without it costing a fortune, and run it over a 1XRTT or
GPRS network, securely, dependably? Will we be able to make and receive phone
calls, or manage our email and calendar from a hand-held device, using voice over
Wireless LAN or uni#ed messaging technology while connected to a wi-# network
at an Airport, convention center, or coffee shop? All interesting questions to think
about as the wireless frontier starts to mature.
1. A few new wireless devices might include:
Wireless technology as well as smaller and cheaper sensors to track
people’s vital signs on a daily, even hourly, basis. The data can then be
The Bluetooth wireless technology that allows people to use a hands-free
automation systems, controlling lights, appliances, thermostats, lawn
sprinklers and other devices.
Wireless devices that allow mobile search services and apps that you speak
2. Companies are discovering the value in having information workers do their
jobs outside of the office. Work is no longer tied to a set, physical location.
Communicating with others and accessing and working with information while