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    Assistance please with the following scenario and the following questions. WOuld be greatly apprciated:_

    You are a full-time student studying for a qualification in Business Administration. In order to earn some extra income, you
    do freelance work at various companies. One of your courses is about information and communication technology in the
    business environment. Because of the knowledge and skills that you have acquired, the companies where you work often
    ask you to assist them with their information and communication related functions and tasks.
    At the moment, you are assisting the head of the Public Relations Division, Mrs Sheila Abrams, for a cruise line that
    operates out of Cape Town. The company operating the cruise is Happy Sailing Adventures. Clients can either make
    bookings directly with the company (in person, telephonically, via e–mail or online) or they can make bookings via travel
    agencies and tour operators.
    The company has realized that their computer systems and network are outdated and want to upgrade by acquiring new
    hardware, software and a new, faster network. You have been tasked to solve the problem of how to acquire the most
    adequate hardware, software and network at the best possible prices. However, first you have to determine the computer
    and network needs of the company by consulting with the staff who use the systems. Use the problem-solving cycle to find a
    solution for the problem.

    1.1 Identify and give a brief description of the problem. Indicate how urgent the problem is and whose responsibility it is to solve the problem.

    1.2 Explain how you will gather information for the problem. How will you seek
    opinions?

    1.3 Identify and explain a problem-solving technique that you will use to get to the root of the problem.

    1.4 Compile a list of at least two alternative solutions for the problem. Which
    method did you use to get to the solutions?

    1.5 Explain how you will select the best solution.

    1.6 Compile an action plan to implement the solution.
 
 
 
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