See the Web site for this book to read about the Whitmann Price Consulting case for this chapter. The following questions concern this Web case. Whitmann Price Consulting: Software Considerations
1. What three types of software made the BlackBerry ideal for meeting the needs of Whitmann Price?
2. How did the choice of hardware affect options for software solutions? If Sandra and Josh picked a newly developed handheld device unknown in industry, how would that change the solutions?
Critical Thinking Questions
1. For software other than the BlackBerry software, should Sandra and Josh look to BlackBerry Alliance Program members or should they plan to have their own software engineers develop the software? What are the benefits and drawbacks of either option?
2. What process would you use to evaluate software for the Advanced Mobile Communications and Information System?