Essay on Management and Outrigger Hotels

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Information systems for managers
Case study: Outrigger Hotels and Resort

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Question 1-The current IS resources of Outriggers: 1. Technical Resources: * Hardware(Personal computers; Routing equipment). * Software (Stellex, in 1987; Stellex 2.0, in 1992; centralized IT systems; E.Piphany; JD Edwards). – Appendix 1 * Networking comportments of IT infrastructure (XML interface; Electronic interface; IBM AS 400 Platform; Windows 2000 Platform; Local area networks). 2. Data/Information Resources: Tendem Nonstop; Enscribe DBMS; Sun Microsystems UNIX; Intel Windows; Reducdant leased lines (WAN). 3. Human Resources: * Outriggers IS organization. – Appendix 2 *
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Kelly in 1963 with the mission of bringing the dreams of vacation in paradise to reality for a middle-class consumer. In the next two decades it expanded through new construction and acquisitions and became the largest among its competitors with a centralized management structure. It also diversified its product portfolio with international expansions and rebranded its fifteen hotels by the name of OHANA for budget travelers on one hand and Outrigger hotels and resorts for high end travelers through the addition of condos that represented a unique business opportunity. With the international expansion the management style also changed from centralized to decentralized with independent operations and organized like traditional resorts.
Competition: The hotel group operated in direct competition with well established brands like Marriott International, Hilton Hotels and resorts, Starwood hotels and resorts, ASTON Hotels and resorts and Marc Resorts Hawaii which had a big market presence but the Outrigger group scored over them by long-term relationships with distributor network, local knowledge, strategic focus and good employee relations.
Its IT infrastructure was also considered to be strong which is exemplified with the fact that it implemented JD Edwards ERP years before its large scale implementation across industries. It also