Case Study: Dell

Founded in 1984 with just $1,000 and a singular vision, Dell has grown to the third largest computer manufacturer with $90 billion in annual profits and an annual IT budget of over $3 billion. Dell has certainly left a distinctive mark on the IT industry. How did they get to this level? How did they manage their own enterprise while constructing the equipment that would help others? First, begin with a review of this case study covering Dell: An Oracle Enterprise Architecture Case Study (Links to an external site.)

In your own analysis, provide a review that addresses the following:

· What framework(s) or parts of EA frameworks did Dell incorporate?

· What tools, services, and capabilities did Dell develop to address their architecture needs?

· What factors influenced Dell’s organization?

· How were their business processes affected by their EA strategy?

· How has Dell evolved since this study was written (2012)? Have they changed their strategy?

· What suggestions might you offer to Dell going forward?

Your study should be a minimum of two to three pages double spaced (750 words) and include at least three external citations beyond the course textbooks. Your study should address all of the points outlined above.

Parameters

· The assignment should be double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, with one-inch margins

· Use APA for citing references and quotations

· See the case study rubric below for more details

Plagiarism

You are expected to write primarily in your own voice, using paraphrase, summary, and synthesis techniques when integrating information from class and outside sources. Use an author’s exact words only when the language is especially vivid, unique, or needed for technical accuracy. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic dishonesty.

Overusing an author’s exact words, such as including block quotations to meet word counts, may lead your readers to conclude that you lack appropriate comprehension of the subject matter or that you are neither an original thinker nor a skillful writer.

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