Information Technology Case Study: Vault Aviation

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Vault Aviation is an up and coming business out of Dallas that connects individuals who want private charter flights with operators who can provide those flights. Vault Aviation could be called a broker of sorts, as it buys the flights for wholesale and sells the flights to its customers at a markup for a retail price. The company has 42 employees, including the founders, who serve as the CEO and president of the company respectively. The company is based on one office floor. All of the people who work for the company have a company computer as well as a tablet to provide them with the opportunity to connect with clients. While the company sells some of its flights over the Internet, it is a very communication-intensive business. People call …show more content…
Vault Aviation hosts a number of different events with its clients over the course of the year. The ability to easily capture those things with superior photo and video capability and easily post to social media is an incredibly important asset that can help Vault Aviation. iPhone is an easy thing to program and fix with a company-wide protocol. The company can install its email system in the iPhone of every person. This will put the company’s address book information in each person’s phone, allowing them to connect easily with their coworkers. Given the way the company works—with individual employees exchanging information on clients and looking to link clients to one another—it is important that whatever phone the company chooses has this kind of capability. The downside of these phones is that they are expensive. iPhones can cost $500 or more depending on the quality of the phone and amount of memory the phone has. Vault Aviation is a start up company that does not have that much money in its coffers. The company needs to keep costs down. One of the big issues for the company is that Vault must provide a company phone for all people. With so many employees and a bottom line that needs to stay in line, the company may not be able to absorb this high …show more content…
This is no longer true, however. While Blackberry still has some pull in the international arena, American companies and consumers have largely abandoned it. One of the strengths of Blackberry is the price. These phones can be had at a deep discount right now because they have lagged behind in popularity. For Vault, this is a primary concern and something worth noting. Another of the primary upsides for Blackberry is the simplicity of use. The phones have a tremendous number of tools, but those tools are not difficult to use. Some have noted that Blackberry devices are more intuitive than other similar devices. One of the downsides is security. Blackberry devices have been known to lag behind in terms of security protocols, which is not a good thing. These phones also have shorter battery life than some of their competitors, which can be a challenge when a company like Vault needs its employees to put in long hours making phone calls. For Vault, security must be paramount. Its clients are some of the most famous athletes and financial players in the world. These people demand privacy, and any leaks about their flying habits, their monetary details, or anything else could lead to consequences for Vault over the long

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