Analyze your assigned case and answer the questions as the consummate professionals you are.

This modified Q&A paper will give you an opportunity to evaluate a failed organizational change and address key questions from a project perspective. Give detailed analytical answers to support all answers. Grading is based off the content as well as meeting the “scope of the questions.  Be sure to support your answers with proper references.

As graduate project managers/Information Assurance/Security Managers, you are now equipped to see the flaws in failed projects.  You are have been brought  as a consultant to do the post-mortem.  Analyze your assigned case and answer the questions as the consummate professionals you are.

Run your paper through safe assign before submission to black board. This paper is worth 15% of your entire class grades.

Provide detailed responses to all answers.

QUESTION 2:

 

 

NOKIA Restructures Its Entire Organization

 

In July 2012, shares of Nokia were trading below $2 — far off from their highs of nearly $60 in 2000 and nearly $40 in 2007. At the time of this writing, the shares have somewhat rebounded, up more than 300% after having climbed into the $7 range.

 

At the turn of the millennium, Nokia was one of the world’s largest suppliers of mobile devices. This, of course, was before smartphone mania swept the nation (and the world).

 

Fast forward to 2010, and while Nokia remained profitable, the writing was on the wall. It was only a matter of time before Nokia phones, as they currently existed, would remain relevant. Because Apple beat Nokia to market with its iPhone, the latter company missed its opportunity to lead the smartphone revolution.

 

Understanding this all too well — Nokia has reinvented itself time and again in its 150-plus-year history — the Finland-based company hired a new CEO to take the reins. Ultimately, Nokia’s new management team decided to sell the company’s struggling phone division to Microsoft.

 

Like it has done so many times over the years (how else does a company founded in 1865 become the worldwide leader in mobile devices in the 1990s?), Nokia has changed the focus of its operations once more. Currently, the company is building network and mapping technologies, among other initiatives.

 

 

 

SCENARIO

 

Organizational Change impacts all organizations.

 

 

 

1.       Briefly discuss the various theories of managing organizational change and provide insight into how using one of them might have lighted the burden within Nokia.

 

QUESTION 3:

 Networking Trends (Long) Paper

 

Networking Trends Paper:  In this paper, you will research and report on network design and management trends over the last three years (present year minus 2) in the areas of virtualization, security, hardware, network management tools, software defined networking, and wireless.   Choose, at least, three areas and explain the general trend and trends within two subsets of the area (i.e., security has subsets of physical, perimeter, monitoring) over the last three years.  Use at least one figure from Google Trends showing a trend discussed in your paper.  Support your information and make sure all information sources are appropriately cited.

The paper must use APA 6th ed., 7th printing formatting and contain a title page, 3 pages of content,and a minimum of two peer-reviewed references

Your assignment will be graded based on the rubric, which can be viewed when clicking on the assignment submission link above.

Assignment Resource(s):

  • Google Trends – This website presents current Google trends.
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Networking Trends: World According To Google

Duration: (24:42)User: n/a – Added: 5/21/14

What is Google Trends? This video discussed Google trends on recent advances in networking Data Center Networking, Network Virtualization, Cloud Computing, SDN Big Data., etc.

QUESTION 4:

 After watching the video, Webcast: Enterprise Networks of the Future with CDW, discuss at least two challenges and trends identified in the video.  How would you overcome the challenges, and how will you prepare for the trends?

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Webcast: Enterprise Networks of the Future with CDW

Duration: (40:43)User: n/a – Added: 5/27/15

As technology continues to evolve, it’s more important than ever to properly plan out your network strategy.

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