Dirt Bikes: Manage in house or outsource Student’s Name Course Title Instructor’s Name Summarize the software and hardware needed to implement the proposed system as well as resources necessary to use and manage the system. As agreed in the group discussion Comprehensive implementation of the system will require heavy investment by Dirt Bike on the following components” The new production planning quality control and scheduling software Cooling system for the data centers Hot and cold data storage facilities for managing the data traffic Computer workstation to run the system: a wide network of computers and electronic gadgets to ensure communication monitoring the system and business operations Control center for monitoring the operation and quality of service offered by the proposed software system Power supply and backup system internet provider and backup system Security facilities: physical security (2006) highlights that Outsourcing term should be well defined to reflect the compromises and limitation of the outsourcing. This will provide legal protection in case of infringement of the company products.References Belcourt M. (2006). Outsourcing—The benefits and the risks. Human resource management review 16(2) 269-279. Bustinza O. F. Molina L. M. & Gutierrez‐Gutierrez L. J. (2010). Outsourcing as seen from the perspective of knowledge management. Journal of Supply Chain Management 46(3) 23-39. Chow R. Golle P. Jakobsson M. Shi E. Staddon J. Masuoka R. & Molina J. (2009 November). Controlling data in the cloud: outsourcing computation without outsourcing control. In Proceedings of the 2009 ACM workshop on Cloud computing security (pp. 85-90). ACM. Dalton C. M. & Warren P. L. (2016). Cost versus control: Understanding ownership through outsourcing in hospitals. Journal of health economics 48 1-15. [...]
Having discussed the question of outsourcing versus in-house solutions for Dirt Bikes, in the Dirt Bikes case study, it is time for you to come to your own conclusions. Address the questions below from your own perspective, but using the collective information and wisdom from your group. Your assignment is intended to document your understanding of important concepts as well as your ability to improve your thinking through discussion with others, which often happens in the workplace. You should properly cite the research you've done. You can use general information shared in the group discussion without citation. If you use a particularly unique idea submitted by another classmate, just cite as follow: (Firstname Lastname, personal communication). Summarize the software and hardware needed to implement the proposed system, as well as resources necessary to use and manage the system. Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of Dirt Bikes purchasing and maintaining hardware, software and data storage, owning and managing all functions themselves. Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing all functions. What things should Dirt Bikes management consider in making their decision? What course of action do you recommend for Dirt Bikes? Justify your recommendation.