This inventory system can be easily integrated into the already existing infrastructure (Ray, 2011, 568).
The other factor is that they needed to upgrade from DOS to more current operating systems. This is the fact that the current systems would support a larger specter of devices that would make the management of each store more efficient and effective. A good case in point is the replacement of PDAs with more modern tablets that carry an increased number of functionalities and can run on many networks at the same time. This will save on the cost of having to constantly connect the stores to the internet. They also allow for increased portability. The major consideration is that with time, advancements in technologies are changing at a faster rate than before. Minimizing the time it takes to bring products (both hardware and software) into the market (Garson, 1999, 43).
. Improvement of Zara through IT.
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