Today is the age of science and technology. Science is inventing newer technology to perfect human life and the daily basis of activities. Business today is digitalized and mostly depends on technological tools and scientific theories. The Morrisons business operations worldwide and from the very beginning of online business inauguration and popularity internationally the business started as online beside its physical business outlets. They started their first business website in 2012 named Morrisons Cellar to sell wine worldwide as their IT expert innovated several purchasing options for the customers. This report aims to discuss the various aspects and importance in human life by the grace of information and technology usage in the Morrisons business work and how they make a digitized business atmosphere for their customers. The report discusses various network topologies and network technology adaptation by the companies. Then, this paper summarises ethics and its impact on Morrison’s business.
Table of Contents
- 0 Introduction.
- Literature Review.
2.1 Information Technology and its role.
2.2 Several Types of Networking Technologies.
2.3 Ethical issues and Social Issues of using technology.
2.4 The importance of the Internet and Intranet in business.
- Analysis and Discussion.
3.1 Various roles of Information Technology in Morrison’s business.
3.1.1 Different types of Information Systems that are used in Morrisons like Decision Support Systems, Management Information Systems, etc.
3.2 Different types of Networking Technologies that are used in Morrisons.
3.3 Ethics and social issues in Morrisons.
3.4 The importance of Intranet and Internet for Morrisons Business.
3.5 Role of Information Technology in Management
3.6 Various stages of the System Development life cycle of a Business.
1. 0 Introduction
Morrisons is the UK’s 4th largest supermarket chain which headquarter is situated in Bradford, England. The business was founded by William Morrison in 1899. The business was started as an egg and butter shop at Rawson market in Bradford, England. Morrisons has more than 110,000 employees are serving about 11 million customers each week in their supermarket stores. The company uses technology to develop its business capacity and functions (MORRISONS, 2020). The Morrisons use the latest technology and tools to support their modern customers. The business is now available in around 500 stores in the South of England, Scotland, and Gibraltar. The authority is well-skilled management in the Morrisons business.
This report purposes to discuss information technology and its several roles in the business operation today, different types of network technology in the Morrison’s business perspectives. Secondly, the report discusses the social issues and ethical factors related to information technology in business. Then, it discusses the importance connect to business by internet and intranet. Thirdly, the report aims to outline the importance and usage of Information technology by the Morrisons business. The report discusses the different information systems, various types of adopted network technology, social and ethical issues in the workplace of Morrisons. Finally, the report outlines several stages of the system development life cycle of Morrison’s business.
As Morrisons has a wide range of outlets having huge customers and the brand awareness by the customers encourage the business to start their online business platforms, the management in 2012 started their online business by launching their website. Now, they are a very popular online business and home delivery services provider to their customers. For the uninterrupted internet connection, the business management affords the various types of network connection in their workplace and working areas. The management today operates many of their business functions through a digitalized process of production, manufacture, packaging, supply, and delivery. The business using several IT tools researches the local and international market of their products and services.
2. Literature Review
2.1 Information Technology and its role
Information regards as the asset of the present age and the age is defined by technology and information. The individual and organization have various aspects of using, collecting, manipulating, and storing various sources of information. Information technology refers to the application of modern tools, systems, telecommunication devices to store data, retrieve messages, and send data to the targeted person or receiver (Rouse, 2020). Nowadays, every business organization operates their regular basis of working and activities though using internet and information technology, tools. Computerized business structure and workplace is a common phenomenon today in business operation and management. The information technology by the business has several prospects of business functions having cloud storage, computers, networking and physical infrastructures and processors use to secure and exchange the data with their varied stakeholders.
2.2 Several Types of Networking Technologies
Using connection through a fabric, the structure of cords, wires which generally cross at regular intervals working by knotted and secured devices and medium— a network builds to provide the information and data from one place to another. Network technology comprises several communications by the different range and capabilities. From this, the network technologies are classified as WAN, MAN, LAN, PAN, WLAN, SAN etc, in the business workplace and community. Personal Area Network (PAN) can be connected as underwired like FireWire or USB and these may be tuners like IR, ultra-wideband, ZigBee etc. (Zahariadis, 2019). The business covers the various types of networks according to their demands and working range. WAN is a wide area network supply network signal over a state or whole country which is geographically larger. Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) works for a definite metropolitan area as to their customer demands. Local Area Network (LAN) works for small are like 100 m to 10 km capacity network provider………………………………