A report on analysis of sites feasibility
The 21st century is the technology age where businesses rely almost exclusively on technological innovations to drive business. Key among technological drivers in business is the internet through the World Wide Web which is accessible to most businesses through the use of websites (Carr, 2004). This report is an analysis of diverse websites with an aim of analyzing their relevance to a learning and consultancy business. The report is based on the notion that an effective business through the internet should adopt a working website designed and crafted to specifically address the business aims and objectives.
Websites relevant for training should be those established on general information, analysis and news with limited restrictions to access.
A number of websites (497) in total were selected and analyzed to assess their feasibility and relevance to a learning organization. The evaluation of every website was based on departments and the evaluation was timed to reflect the time spent analyzing every website. In addition, the user conditions per website were analyzed, with a number showing restriction s for use.
The feasibility of every website was based on its departmental relevance and as such, the websites were divided into categories such as accounting, administration, reception, analysts’ services,
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|Description of websites||Department||Time in minutes||Feasible for Use||Comments|
|Australian and International News site||Accounting||5||No||Not related to duties|
|Apple’s consumer website||Accounting||14||No||Not related to duties|
|E-learning software||Accounting||15||Yes||Can be used for training purposes|
|Bank comparison website||Accounting||45||Yes||Banking information|
Source: Excel Sheet
The comments per website was a general evaluation on how feasible such a website would be in achieving the broad objectives identified as training, consultancy, research collection and general informative sites. The websites identified as useful, based on departments, were those oriented towards training such as E-learning software identified under accounting category as suitable for training purposes. Others identified as useful in this aspect included business coaching website, site on excel productivity tips and social bookmarking sites.
A majority of accounting sites were rates as non-feasible to us due to their lack of relationship with the duties defined. With the broad goal being under training, sites which offered services such as video conferencing, tips and helps to different aspects such as programs, news, searching contacts, scheduling, news on technology products and general information were highlighted as useful and feasible to us.
In addition, sites that allowed free use, that is, with no restrictions, were also identified as being feasible for use. Departmental relevance was diverse, for instance, some sites were good and relevant in HR while others under HR were not relevant to the duty.
Generally, unrestricted sites dealing with sales and marketing, telephony, team management systems, general news and learning information proved feasible and related to duties.
With a broad objective on training, sites that address ideas on sales and marketing, general news, video conferencing, telephony and general skills building in areas such as excel as well as general information proved feasible and useful to duty. In addition, sites with no restrictions proved more feasible and useful to duty as opposed to restricted sites.
Websites without restrictions proved more useful and feasible and should be adopted for duty. In addition, Websites useful for training duty should be those oriented towards
- Sales and marketing
- General news
- Video-conferencing enabled websites
Carr, N. (2004). Does it Matter? IT & Corrosion of Competitive Advantage. Boston: Harvard Publishing
Attachment (Excel sheet on websites)