Internet tools are becoming common in organizations as it is used to improve communication. Most employees and staff are adopting communication. The major concern with Dirt Bikes is having improved communication within the company. The management of the company believes that they can make use of Internet technologies to improve communication. There are many options that can be taken by the company to achieve this. For a good and effective communication strategy for the company, it will be important to know the problems that the company has and the best Internet solutions will be suggested basing on these. After the problems have been know, it will then be easier to look for a definite plan to work on the problems to get the correct method (Graham, 1999).
There are many benefits that come with intranets. The sales and marketing have access to various reports that will be beneficial to the company. The competitors will also be researched upon and this will help to know what they are using as marketing strengths. The human resource department will also benefit a great deal in using the intranet because they will reduce the use of paperwork. With an intranet, the employee handbooks and job listings will do by the use of the intranet. This will save the cost of manually using the traditional methods. The manufacturing and the production sectors will get a great benefit in using the intranets as they will find that using an intranet will make their coordinating activities will be easier. The intranet can then be expanded further to include an extranet. An extranet includes the customers and suppliers (Smith, & Seifert, 2005).
There are several internet tools which are beneficial to an organization like Dirt Bikes. One tool that will be recommendable would Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP). By employing this internet technology, it will be easier to make calls within the organization. The bills that are normally paid for telephone spending within the company will be eliminated. All employees who have desktop computers which have VoIP enabled will be able to make calls. It has been found out that VoIP technology can reduce communication costs within a company by a ratio of 30 percent (Brian, 1997).
Another internet tool that will be beneficial to Dirt Bikes is use of Virtual Private Network (VPN). This network is secure and has encryption capabilities. With this network, the staff of a company will be in a position to e-mail each other without messages being intercepted by intruders. When sharing new products that are to be used in an organization alone, there are various issues that need to be considered. It would then be important to have a secure communication (Brian, 1997).
The company should also think of installing a wireless network in the company. The wireless communication will enable people to have cell phones communicate. It is cheaper to install a wireless network. The problem that comes with wireless networks is that of security. There are many security modules and measures that have been developed to curb on this. Mobile phones are fast becoming important tools of communication. With wireless networks, mobile phones will also be useful in the communication process. With the introduction of smart phones in the market, phones are fast are fast becoming the appropriate gadgets to send company information on the fly. It is now possible to use cell phones to communicate with the respective departments using e-mails (Castells, 2003).
Another internet technology is the use of Bluetooth. This is appropriate in sending articles and information between communication gadgets. With Bluetooth, there is less usage of battery and security is assured.
There have been developments that have come on the way to Web 2.0. These developments have helped` bring much flexibility and ease in communicating to most organizations. These developments have made possible the existence of some technologies like blogs, wikis, and social networking tools. With Web 2.0, company employees will be able to communicate and interact freely. The use of Internet will enable Dirt Bikes to harness collective intelligence. This is because users add content from other sites as they discover them. They will link the site to these other sites. They will also add new content to the site (Zervaas, Quentin, 2007).
Another internet tool is cloud computing. With new technologies like cloud computing and particularly private cloud, there will be more tolerance for innovation and a lot of experimentation form businesses. Internet technologies will help to integrate these technologies. There will be fewer barriers to creating new ways of doing businesses. It will pave way for prototyping and market validation of new approaches in a much faster and less expensive than before. The other sectors of the organization like branding, legal, and compliance will struggle to keep up the pace with the other sectors and thus the gradual change of the organization will be seen as cloud computing bring business possibilities to be possible in the world of cloud computing (Zervaas, Quentin, 2007).
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