1. Walmart and Amazon Duke It Out but which one is the World’s Top Retailer? Analyze and explain how you believe Walmart.com and Amazon.com strategically use technology. Refer to the competitive forces and value chain models in your response. (2 Paragraphs, Single Spaced, could be one or two sources)
2. Find an online article that highlights a modern business who is using technology in a strategic way to be competitive (don’t use Walmart or Amazon, maybe something like home depot and lowes?). The business can be a local one to Colorado, can be national, or global. Being competitive may mean using technology to keep costs low, or to drive new innovation that their competitors’ don’t offer, or perhaps to cater to and serve customers in a more in depth manner. Please follow these guidelines:
Include a summary, in your own words, a brief overview of the company you selected (their name, where they are based, how long they have been operating, what they do, what products and services they offer).
Then include an explanation of specific technologies they use to improve or excel in delivering their products and services. (Single Spaced, maybe two paragraphs or so and it can be one or two sources)