Part 1: The Nintendo case study
1.Provide a rich picture consisting of the relevant stakeholders (actors and organisations), people, and technologies, structures and processes that are relevant to the launch of "Revolution". Within your rich picture you need to depict relationships and add comments to represent the (possibly conflicting) interests of the various stakeholders and actors. The rich icture should be self-explanatory and there is no need to add a verbal commentary
2.Nintendo's "Revolution" technology has led the company to adopt a business model that depends on a "platform", also known as a "two sided network." Analyse the strategic implications of this setting. Your analysis must address the following:
A. Explain the term "two sided network' and evaluate how it makes Revolution's business model different from other, more traditional business models. In your answer, refer to (i) the unique properties of the value chain involved, (ii) the concept of increasing returns to scale, and (iii) the significance of complementary products
B. Given its business model, Nintendo must make st rategic decisions regarding its contractual relations with both sides of the network. Explain these decisions and the considerations involved. How do they compare to decisions made by providers of similar platforms, such as Nintendo's competitors?
3.Recommend one IT/ISrelated system to improve communication, collaboration or coorcination between stakeholders appearing in your rich picture (provided in your answer to 2.1.1). Your recommendations must align with Nintendo's overall strategy. Justify your recommendation by demonstrating how it relatesto your analysis in
4.Support your argumentsby reference material from appropriate sources
Part 2: Comparative analysis -
independent research (weighting f or module credits: SOSO
Identify TWO different case studies in which organisations introduced, upgraded or changed information systems to improve communication, collaboration or coordination (internal or external). The case studies should be relatively recent and comparable, drawn from appropriate resources (such as Athens or Google Scholar). Your answer may not be based on cases used in class as for the purpose of comparison (for example, you should not base your comparison on the Bovis or Accenture cases which were part of the required readings for the seminars). Ig Provide a comparative analysis of the two cases, structuring your answer as follows:
1.An introduction that includes the following information
A. Summary: for EACH of the two case studies, produce a brief summary, providing background about the organisation AND the information system involved
B. Rationale:explain why you chose these two case studies for the purpose of comparison and what is the benefit of comparing t hem?
C. Dimensions: choose three dimensions for comparison and justify why you have chosen
2.For EACH of your dimensions, a relevant comparison between the two cases ..
3.A conclusion that synthesizes key !earnings from this comparison: who might benefit from this comparison and under what conditions?