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Homework from "Managing Engineering and Technology by Dan L. Babcock, Lucy C. Morse (2009)"

3-2)

a- Find Problem or Goal

b- Analyze the problem

c- Get information about theProblem

d- Find possible solutions tothe problem

e- Test the solutions, if theydon’t satisfy, go back to ‘b’

f- Implement solution;constantly go back to ‘b’ to improve solution.

 

3-3)

Apple’s mission statementchanged from 1984 to 2009 from:

“To produce high-quality, low cost, easy to use products thatincorporate high technology for the individual. We are proving that hightechnology does not have to be intimidating for noncomputer experts."

To:

“Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s withthe Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with theMacintosh. Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computingexperience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers aroundthe world through its innovative hardware, software and Internetofferings.”

The most important change intheir statement is the ‘low cost’part, and that is because Applecomputers now are much more expensive than PCs than in the past.

3-8)

4th generation(4G) devices in Sprint Nextel.

-Is there any new technology better than 4G coming to marketin the near future?

-How much will the Internet traffic increase in the nextyears?

-Is the FCC opening any new spectral band for commercialuse?

-Will the past recession affect the customer decision forbuying new technologies?

 

3-13)

Year

a=0.4

a=0.8

Actual value

2005

 

 

48000

2006

48000

48000

64000

2007

54400

60800

67000

2008

59440

65760

83000

2009

68864

79552

 

 

3-16)

Andrew Carnegie:

He was a businessmen, industrialist and entrepreneur. He wasone of the biggest leaders of industry of the late 19th and early 20thcentury. He was one of the people who built U.S. Steel, the biggest steelcompany in its time. His main characteristics that made him a huge entrepreneurwere his business mind, hard work, determined and capacity to foresee theindustry future.

 

 

 

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