NETW562 Wireless Devices Application


NETW562 Wireless Devices Application
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NETW562 Wireless Devices Application

NETW562 Wireless Devices Application

A+ Entire Course: Course Project Week 4, 7| Homework Week 2, 6| Quiz Week 3| Discussions Week 1-7| Final Exam

Course Project Adopting a Mobile Application for Photography Businesses


The greatest value in a course such as Wireless Devices and Applications (WDA) comes from applying the concepts, theories, applications, and devices explored during class. This term project gives you an opportunity to select a topic that interests you and apply concepts from readings, exercises, current devices, and class discussions. The Course Project allows you to apply the tools from the course to assess a problem, diagnose its sources, and recommend a course of action. In developing the project, assume that your manager has requested a thorough analysis and a recommended course of action for a problem that could be resolved by a wireless application. Some examples are a deployment plan for WDAs, a recommendation for specific mobile wireless solutions, or a marketing plan for a new mobile application. Think of yourself as a consultant. Tackle a WDA problem in a specific organization of interest to you.


  • 14-16 pages double spaced excluding cover sheet, table of contents, appendices, and references
  • 11-point Times Roman font
  • 1 inch margins
  • You may use the format listed below or one of the formats from the official style guides: Writing the Research Paper: A Handbook, 6th edition, by Anthony C. Winkler and Jo Ray McCuen or The Business Student Writers Manual and Guide to the Internet. Plan to use the Q & A forum to post questions and solicit feedback
  • Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University recommends all graduate students purchase and make use of the official style guide entitled, Writing the Research Paper: A Handbook, 6th edition, by Anthony C. Winkler and Jo Ray McCuen (ISBN 1413001785). This handbook includes information on the APA style. Students who have purchased the University’s previous official style guide entitled The Business Student Writers Manual and Guide to the Internet, by Thomas P. Bergman, Stephen M. Garrison, and Gregory M. Scott, will NOT be required to purchase another style guide.
  • Write a paper in which you introduce the issue, define the problem, search the literature, analyze the problem, offer possible solutions, propose a single solution, develop an implementation plan, and justify why and how your solution will solve the identified problem


  • Introduction First Draft – Due Week 4
  • Problem Statement – Due Week 4
  • Final Paper – Due Week 7

Preview Week 4

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the various advantages of adopting a mobile application for photography businesses. A photography firm offers services ranging from in-house photoshoot to event coverage. This paper aims to demonstrate how a mobile application could provide….

NETW562 Wireless Devices Application

Preview Week 7

A mobile application is defined as a software application that was created and developed to run on wireless computing devices, including smartphones and tablets (Rouse, 2013). Because of the rapidly growing industry, mobile applications have merited…

Mobile Phone Application Homework Week 2

Using the following guidelines, write a 2,000-word paper on one mobile phone application (ring tones download, game, location application, etc.). Within your paper, provide a technical description of the application, the business model related to collection of revenues, and an analysis as to why your selected application and its business model are a good match in today’s mobile environment.


A mobile phone application is a software program that allows users to perform specific tasks using their mobile phones.  WhatsApp messenger is an instant messaging application that allows smartphone users to exchange text, audio, video, and image messages for free on Windows Phone, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and Nokia smartphones.  Apart from instant…

Quiz Week 3

(TCO A) Explain the differences between cellular/PCS communications, 802.11 technologies, Bluetooth, and cordless phones. (Points : 15)

(TCO A) Explain how a wireless handset receives a call. (Points : 15)

(TCO B) Give three examples of how mobile phones have benefited from advances in power consumption, memory, and better processors. (Points : 15)

(TCO B) Assuming that young people put a strong emphasis on personalization, how do mobile phone manufacturers and service providers appeal to the youth market? (Points : 15)

NETW562 Wireless Devices Application

WDA Business Model Homework Week 6

Using the following guidelines, write a 2,000-word paper comparing the WDA business models used by Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T Wireless. Within your paper, compare the business models related to collection of revenues and provide similarities and differences among the service providers. Does the approach change depending on the WDA? Is the model consistent across the industry? How does the model change with third party applications from service provider-selected applications? You will have to do some research and I would recommend that you visit or call a marketing individual within each organization to help with your questions.


Wireless service providers now have come a long way from their days in the past.  Sprint, AT & T and Verizon are three well-known carriers for mobile phones in the USA.  In the advent of technology, these three big companies are thriving to keep abreast with the advancement of technology such as in the…

NETW562 Wireless Devices Application

Course Discussions Week 1-7 All Students Posts – 277 Pages

Week 1 All Students Posts – 43 Pages

Mobile Technologies – 22 Pages 

Each mobile carrier promises the same thing: fewer dropped calls, better voice quality, cheapest rates. What are the technological differences between the carriers? Are certain technologies superior to others?

Overall, of the four major companies that are the largest and most competitive are producing results and if not being effective in the market like James mentioned. To this theory it can be explained that the German giant T-Mobile is rising and creating slogans of taking the bill from your recent data plan and they will pay it.  They all have similarities in some way but different points to make and to standout. From paying costs in half to switching to different carrier and also better data plan.  The two largest are Verizon and AT&T and they are among the largest to produce more towers and also different strengths…

Disruptive Technologies – 21 Pages 

What is a “disruptive technology?” Give some examples of your experience with disruptive technologies. As a starting point, do some research on the writings by the father of this topic, Clayton Christensen.

One of the disruptive technologies on the verge of changing an entire industry is on fleet management.  While fleet management technologies is not entirely new, the advancement of the capabilities and the lowering of costs both for the hardware and the monthly service.  The integration of fuel cards as well as other providers to allow for things like remote diagnostics and e-logs allow for companies to significantly drive don fleet costs associated with fuel costs, maintenance costs and driver behavior…

Week 2 All Students Posts – 39 Pages

MVNOs – 21 Pages 

Research and give some examples of MVNOs. What are they? What market do they target?

A mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) is a cell phone carrier (such as a prepaid wireless carrier) that provides mobile phone services but does not have its own licensed frequency allocation of radio spectrum, nor does it necessarily have the entire network infrastructure required to provide mobile telephone service.  MOLO (Mobile Other Licensed Operator) is another reference to MVNO.  The MVNOs are smaller companies and have business relationships with a larger Mobile Network Operator (MNO).  An MVNO pays wholesale fees for minutes and then sells the minutes at retail prices under its own brand.  Therefore, an MVNO is a reseller of a MNO and can be considered as a customer of a MNO rather than a competitor.  An MVNO can typically set its own pricing following agreed-upon rates with its contracted MNO.  Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Straight Talk, PlatinumTel and Consumer Cellular, for example, are all prepaid wireless MVNOs.  T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, for example, are MNOs…

WDA Penetration – 18 Pages 

Identify the top markets (geographic) for WDAs. In addition to naming them, provide the statistics (where available) showing the market acceptance (usage) of WDAs. You will have to do some digging for this, but don’t despair just have fun with it.

Being directly affected by the WDA market has been interesting.  I have seen the models in the United States begin to shift from subsidizing handsets to using installment plans to pay off the phones and allow the carriers to offer lower rates.  The competitive landscape has forced this change as carriers like Sprint and T-Mobile continue to push the “what’s profitable and what’s not” idea.  WDA penetration has also seemed to increase to multiple connections per person.  Where 10 years ago the push was to get basic phone and text users to incorporate smart phones, now it is how do we get those smart phone users to increase their value to the company through items like watches and tablets…

Week 3 All Students Posts – 39 Pages

Trends for WDAs – 20 Pages 

What are the trends impacting WDAs? What are the markets forces driving these trends?  What are some examples of mobile e-commerce?

One of the trends that I have seen in the market from my time on the wireless side was the increased capability of the devices.  When smartphones first came out, calls, texts and web access as well as email were the main functions.  With the development of applications, many companies are taking advantage of the ability to control products through your phone.  For example, currently on my device, I am able to change my thermostat at my house, turn on and off a few select lights, open/close my garage and view security cameras around my house.  This can all be done from anywhere I have an internet connection.  Advances in mobile banking and payment is also increased exponentially…

Mobile Payment System – 19 Pages 

Take a look at some of the mobile payment systems out there. Which ones are available in the U.S. and which ones do you see as having potential growth for U.S. markets? Why is the Edy Card mostly still in Japan even with an investment by Intel?  Do you trust paying with a mobile app? Why or Why not? Do you use a Mobile app on your phone to manage your Bank account?

In the US experts believe that the Apple Pay which is one of the most used currently in the US, “will reach $34 billion in volume in the United States by…

In Africa, mostly east Africa, people are using mobile based payments for almost all the activities, from rural areas to the urban areas. For example in Kenya, the most advance mobile payment user, people use the “M-Penza” or mobile payment to take a taxi or do pay other activities. Currently, about 18,2 Million mobile payment active users are in Kenya only…

NETW562 Wireless Devices Application

Week 4 All Students Posts – 34 Pages

Mobile e-Commerce – 19 Pages 

What are some examples of mobile eCommerce? Do you see this trend driving the mobile phone market?  “Given a business scenario, explain how deploying WDA can be used for strategic advantage and explain the relationship between information systems, organizations, and business processes. Is this technology just another fad or could this be the “silver bullet” application that allows access to the masses? In the context of Geoffrey Moore’s “Crossing the Chasm,” has the beachhead been reached or is it still out there?”

Mobile e-commerce is everywhere and one can easily make the argument that any company or even business vertical not integrating a mobile e-commerce strategy may not be around for a while.  A real life example is recently my family has decided to move from our townhouse to a single family home.  We have basically completed the entire process on our phones, which is actually a bit scary.  Everything has been signed right from our devices using docusign, we found the house through a mobile application for Zillow and we even communicated almost entirely through email during the negotiating process. The days of having to drive to a realtors office are obviously behind us…

Consumer Applications – 15 Pages 

What mobile applications are you using? Were the applications the deciding factors in your purchase of mobile service?
Have location-based applications changed consumer behavior? Do you see these applications changing consumer shopping habits now or in the future?

There are a few key applications that I use on a daily basis that I love.  The first is the Nest home thermostat application.  Now, I love my wife, but she seems to think that the house needs to be kept extremely cold when she leaves the house and no one else is home.  Once I know she has left I can remotely adjust the temperature to a more, ahem, affordable level.

The second application that I use daily (other than Facebook) is my mobile banking application.  I use Chase bank and they have a great Apple iOS application that does the job.  The ability to deposit checks with my phone’s camera is huge…

NETW562 Wireless Devices Application

Week 5 All Students Posts – 40 Pages

Deployment – 20 Pages 

List and define in detail some of the challenges and solutions to the deployment of WDAs in the enterprise.  “Given a high-level description of corporate information systems, evaluate the issues involved with effectively managing wireless system assets, resources and processes (hardware and software). How do they integrate within or outside of the corporate IT infrastructure?”

And “Given a business scenario that requires a wireless systems solution, analyze the applicability of potential improvements.”

Managing a large mobile deployment on a device-by-device basis can be an administrative nightmare. Ideally the same systems management suites used on the internal wired network can be extended to the mobile environment, allowing those devices to be managed “over the air.”  Application-delivery including intermittent connectivity, access over third-party networks, and a need for more complex security and authentication schemes are variables added in a mobile environment.  A solution that manages the complexities of connections on the worker’s behalf can significantly reduce trouble tickets and lower support costs.  Protecting data and devices from unauthorized access is important but shouldn’t hamper the workers by requiring to perform repeat logins.  The authentication process needs to be simple.  Putting too many options in the user hands might allow them to accidentally cripple their devices, open security holes, or bog down the access networks.  The best solution is one that requires minimal user intervention and makes the underlying technology as transparent as possible…

Business Applications – 20 Pages 

Research the use of WDAs as corporate tools, specifically in the context of Stages 1 – 3 that Funk references in the Mobile Disruption text. Provide examples (Web references) of companies that are utilizing WDAs as a strategic advantage.
Discuss how wireless applications have changed sales in the context of taking orders, confirming inventory, etc.

The Wireless Network Watcher is a utility that scans your wireless network and displays the list of all computers and devices that are currently connected to your network.  The following information is displayed on every connected computer or device:  MAC address, IP address, the computer name and the company that manufactured the network card.  The Mobile Device Management (MDM) is used to deploy, monitor, integrate and manage mobile devices such as tablets and laptops, smart phones, etc. in the enterprise.  The white-house has implemented a BYOD toolkit for federal agencies.  The support of BYOD for commodity enterprise technologies like email and collaboration systems can lay the foundation for expanding to more diverse, mission-specific applications and a broader scope of enterprise offerings.  With BYOD, Cisco offers a comprehensive architecture to allow end users the freedom to bring their choice of device to work while still affording IT the controls to ensure security and prevent data loss…

NETW562 Wireless Devices Application

Week 6 All Students Posts – 42 Pages

Service Providers as Marketers – 21 Pages

When looking at the enormity of changes brought about by WDAs, do the service providers (AT&T Wireless, Verizon, T-Mobile) remain just as providers of mobile services, or do they morph into something much more than that by helping to market not only WDAs, but the services and applications surrounding the WDAs? Take a look around and see what the service providers are doing in this regard.

The wireless service providers (AT&T Wireless, Verizon and T-Mobile) want to invest in wireless devices and applications (WDAs) because they want to catch the market as much as possible by showing the consumers that their mobile services are capable of providing the telecommunications services expected by the next generation of cutting edge technology.  When you think of the cellular services, voice, data and SMS are the primary catalysts.  Voice and SMS are in its simplest of forms and the hardware devices and the software applications do not play much of a role in them.  However, data is the differentiator because the internet service can act as a base to provide voice (wireless VoIP) and video services with numerous applications (i.e. Skype, Viber, WhatsApp, etc.).  The operating systems of the devices (i.e. iOS, Android, etc.) can make a difference to execute distinct software programs (i.e. data apps, games, etc.) to accommodate the needs of the market.  This is why the service providers would push for WDAs…

Smart Cards – 21 Pages 

Are smart cards and non-contact smart cards disruptive technologies? Explain why or why not. What types of smart cards exist? How are these cards used in the U.S.? What about in Europe? What are the advantages and disadvantages of these cards?

A smart card is a plastic card about the size of a credit card, with an embedded microprocessor that can be loaded with data, used for telephone calling, electronic cash payments, and other applications, and then periodically refreshed for additional use.  Currently, Europe is the region where they are mostly used where the health insurance and banking industries show an extensive use.  They are starting to take off in the U.S. Magnetic stripe technology remains in wide use in the United States.  However, the data on the stripe can easily be read, written, deleted or changed with off-the-shelf equipment.  Therefore, the stripe is really not the best place to store sensitive information.  Businesses in the U.S. have invested in extensive online mainframe-based computer networks for verification and processing.  In Europe, such an infrastructure did not develop – instead, the card carries the intelligence…

NETW562 Wireless Devices Application

Week 7 All Students Posts – 40 Pages

Changing Role of the Service Provider – 21 Pages

Given the disruptive aspect of WDAs, how have carriers reacted to this change and what roles have changed for the carriers? For example, have they gotten into new services, like financial services, LBS, music downloads, etc.? To use an overused phrase, “we’re not your father’s phone company,” do you think it is true or are service providers still just carriers?

When the iPhone was first invented and the industry was majorly disrupted by Steve Jobs and his team, Cingular was one of the main carriers in the United States.  Cingular’s strategy, like that of the other carriers, called for consumers to use their mobile phones more and more for Web access.  The voice business was fading; price wars had slashed margins.  The iPhone, with its promised ability to download music and video and to surf the Internet at Wi-Fi speeds, could lead to an increase in the number of data customers.  And data, not voice, was where profit margins were lush.  The carriers had to upgrade their networks from legacy equipment to network components that could handle the extra bandwidth required for extreme data transfers.  The carriers realized that the wireless business model had to change…

Future of WDAs – 19 Pages 

Research the future of WDAs. What are the emerging trends in the U.S.? How do you think these changes will impact the market? What type of growth potential do you envision for WDAs? Do you think WDAs are still expanding or have they reached a plateau?

I think that the future of the WDA market will be an ever changing one.  I believe that from an application standpoint you are going to see the applications using more of a web based interface with just a portal type set up so that they do not use as much data and storage space on the devices.

I believe the future of WDAs will really take off in the next few years. The more advanced these devices and applications become, the more usage they will get, the more likely we will be using WDAs more frequently in our daily lives. Such activities as paying for purchases, transportation passes, security IDs at work could all be done by WDAs. Instead of having separate items for each activity, we can have our WDA do all these activities to avoid the need for more devices or items than necessary. Keeping it simple and more mainstreamed.

The US market has always seemed to take changes with caution. Technology is scary to some and some embrace it. It will be interesting to see what takes off and what becomes a fad. Sometimes what we think will become the wave of the future goes away in a few months or years…

NETW562 Wireless Devices Application

Final Exam

(TCO A) Explain how a wireless handset initiates a call.

When a mobile phone is powered up, it registers, or identifies itself to a base station. Information about a phone such as the…

(TCO B) Give an example of a mobile marketing campaign utilizing a mobile wireless application. How does the campaign capitalize on the mobile factor?

Mobile Marketing is just another way of reaching out to target consumers via mobile devices and…

(TCO B) List and explain three prominent applications of WDAs, and the markets where they are used.

I-MODE – iMode was the original mobile data technology. iMode mobile Internet technology was introduced in Japan in…

(TCO C) Explain the effects of J2ME and BREW on mobile application development.

BREW and J2ME are intended to provide a standard protocol for downloading executable applications to…

(TCO C) What role can Java play in enhancing the mobile shopping experience?

Java reduces the cost of downloading and developing moving images that are written in HTML because….

(TCO D) Discuss why a company would deploy WDAs versus laptops.

A mobility increase production in most enterprise but the same doesn’t apply to others due to some…

(TCO D) Describe 2 challenges of managing mobile devices in the enterprise.

Two key challenges IT department faces in managing Mobile device in an enterprise are: Mobile applications compatibilities and…

(TCO E) Give 3 reasons why WDAs pose a security risk when used on corporate intranets?

Three of these reasons are that passwords are not always…

(TCO F) What are the issues faced when designing mobile device hardware, e.g. handsets, PDAs for the mobile workplace?

Mobile Intranet services may represent the largest potential market for Internet-compatible phones. As firms build and…

(TCO F) What trends are taking place that make wireless handsets more usable for currency, tickets, or “mobile wallets”?

Phones represent a new form of money and ticket that will continue to reduce the importance of physical cash and…

(TCO G) Define OTA and describe what impact it will have upon the development and deployment of WDAs.

An OTA update, or over-the-air update, is the wireless delivery of new software or data to mobile phones and…

(TCO G) Explain how 3G networks and a dual mode mobile handset (Wi-Fi and CDMA) are potential disrupters for wireless companies such as Verizon or Sprint.

3G networks and dual mode mobile handsets can disrupt wireless companies’ wireless networking performance because…

NETW562 Wireless Devices Application