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Introduction to IT(IT190-1503B-03)
Information Systems Overview

2015
Paula Culbreath
8/26/15

Table of Contents
Walmart Information Systems overview1
Retail Link (RFID Technology)2
Openstack(cloud infrastructure)3
Walmart Information Systems concepts4
Networking5
Wifi in Warehouse6
Business Information Systems7
Definitions of MIS,TPS, DSS, AI8
Walmarts System9
Systems Development10
TBD11
TBD12
Information Systems & Society13
TBD14
TBD15

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Walmart Information Systems Overview Walmart Technology
In its relentless pursuit of low consumer prices, Wal-Mart embraced technology to become an innovator in the way stores track inventory and restock their shelves, cutting costs and passing the savings along to customers. In the process the company became synonymous with the concept of successful supply chain management.
Wal-Mart isn’t just the largest retailer in the world over the past several years it has popped in and out of the top spot on the fortune 500 list—meaning that the firm has had revenues greater than any firm in the United States. Wal-Mart is so big that in three months it sells more than a whole year’s worth of sales at number two U.S. retailer, Home Depot.
At that size, it’s clear that Wal-Mart’s key source of competitive advantage is scale. But firms don’t turn into giants overnight. Wal-Mart grew in large part by leveraging information systems to an extent never before seen in the retail industry. Technology tightly coordinates the Wal-Mart value chain from tip to tail, while these systems also deliver a mineable data asset that’s…...

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