Club IT, Part 2
To learn more about Club IT’s operations, you stayed until the 2:00 a.m. closing this morning to see how everything was tallied and accounted at the end of a business day. Although it was a late night and you had to wake up early this morning to report back to work, you now have a better understanding of the daily business cycle at Club IT. You are energized when Lisa asks you for suggestions on how to use club and public resources to keep Club IT’s edge as the high-energy, high-impact club it strives to be.
The Internet research you have been doing for Lisa and Ruben has been eye-opening, but it is also exasperatingly slow on their dialup connection in their cramped back office. You have a lot of ideas for useful network applications at Club IT. There are many opportunities for discovery and collaboration among employees, members and business partners. You decide to take the initiative and research network applications for the benefit of Club IT.
You have interviewed Ruben and the rest of the staff at Club IT and have compiled the following notes:
There are opportunities for streamlining the ordering process through B2B e-commerce; for example, Sysco, the largest restaurant supplier in North America, has an extensive Web site with many online products and services for small and large food and beverage operations.