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Volvo Case Study
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Dr. Clifton G. Howell
Sheryl Tumey
CIS 500
27 October 2013

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Volvo is known for making quality cars that set a standard for safety and reliability, five of its 2013 models are ranked in the top 10 for quality, safety and reliability (USNEWS) Since it separated from Ford in 2010 they have made vast improvements in technology.

Judge how Volvo Car Corporation integrated the cloud infrastructure into its networks.

Volvo has taken innovation to a new level by integrating selling cars with the technology of Microsoft‘s Business Productivity Suite beginning right after the change in ownership. By using the cloud they are able to use the IT staff to focus on the car instead of building a program. They have successfully linked over one thousand supplier’s world wide since its inception. Volvo has also been able to link employees in sales, design and tech support, making problem solving a non issue. They have recently signed with Ericsson’s “Connected vehicle cloud platform” which will power in car applications and infotainment (Gigom.com).
Explain how Volvo Car Corporation transforms data into knowledge.

Volvo takes all data from all sources the car itself, the customer, the mechanic and sales and compiles it in their data warehouse. By collecting such large amounts of information they are able to find problems early and solve them

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