Case 1

Case 1
1. Present an agenda for your audience to provide an overview of what you will cover and in what order. Refer back to the
agenda during your presentation as a way of making a transition from one part to the next. Use the transition as an opportunity
to briefly summarize where you’ve been and to preview where you’re going.
2. Describe the technology or the delivery system. What is it? Where did it come from? How long has it been around (in one
form or another)? How does it work – what are the interrelated components? How much does it cost? Show us with some
visual aids to aid our understanding and memory. (100 facts exercise)
3. What are the advantages or benefits? Who uses it the most, some, very
little or not at all? How would you estimate the value of it for different
types of users?
4. What are the disadvantages and/or limitations? How important are they
to different types of users? What would have to occur to increase usage?
5. What does the competition look like? Who are they? How formidable
are they? Who is winning and who is losing?
6. What does the future hold? What new modifications are imminent? Is it
in danger of extinction? What about future costs – up, down, or about
the same? What do you predict for future success or failure – explain the
conditions that affect your predictions (i.e., if such and such continues,
then this is likely…).
7. Use the models, principles, and theoretical concepts discussed in class to
make your analytical assessment of the technology or delivery system. (steps 3 –6)
8. Summarize the key points of your presentation.
Information Technology Topics
7. Phone (voice mail, answering
machines, caller ID,
Conferencing, VOIP)
13.Consumer Video – VCR, DVD,
2. Avatars
8. Computer Conferencing
(Business, home, instant
messaging etc.)
14.Internet Search Engines
3. Wikis
9. Cable
15.Blogs, Twitter, & Beyond
4. GPS
10. Internet Commerce (Banking,
Stock trading, E-bay, Consumer
16.Computer/Internet Gaming
5. Wireless Communication
11.RFID Tags
17.WiFi & WiMax
6. iPods, MP3 Players, etc.
12.Social Networking
( etc.)
18.Cloud Computing
1. E-mail/Text Messaging
Television receivers/monitors,
Plasma TV