Information Management at Homestyles Hotels, management homework help

Case: Information Management at Homestyles Hotels.  This can be found on
page225 in the textbook. See attached organization chart.

This case takes a “horizontal” slice through a number of coexistent
issues.  As a result, the challenge is “knowing where to start” – just
as it is in real organizations – and this requires detective work.

a precursor to answering the discussion questions found at the end of
the case, it is a good idea  for you to articulate the key Business challenges facing Homestyle. For example: It
was impossible for the company to provide a consistent “look and feel” to their
services.  List them out. At least six (6)  more can be found.

articulate the key IT challenges
facing Homestyle. For example:  
individual hotel operated as its own little fiefdom with its own
collection of
hardware and software – some state-of-the-art and some outrageously
outdated. List them out. At least six (6) more can be found.

Discussion Questions:

it make good business sense to integrate across the different lines of business
represented by Lifestyle Resorts and Home-Away Hotels? What exactly would you
integrate (beyond financial information) and why?

a process for Homestyle to follow in order to decide between the two software
options (i.e., HC and CR)? What selection criteria would you use? Who should
make the decision?

Please follow this rubric for the writing assignment worth 55 points total. Criteria to meet:
 Organization – strive for well developed paragraphs, smooth transitions between paragraphs, ideas focused on a central theme.

– strive for Ideas focused on a central theme, all ideas are clearly
presented. Conventions – strive for no errors in sentence structure
(capitalization, grammar, presentation and general structure.) APA Style
– strive for correct cover page, in text citations, format and
reference page have no errors. Please see grading rubric titled “case
study” under the Rubric/ Grading Criteria 

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