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    As it relates to technology human resources in a global environment:
    i. The approaches to optimizing the technical workforce in developing technology solutions across nations and cultural boundaries
    ii. The reasons for strong communication across enterprise division and country borders in successful development of technology solutions.
    iii. The role and importance of knowledge management in an international setting.
    iv. List methods for gaining and sustaining global technology leadership.

    As it relates to Technology Globalization
    i. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of a technology enabled global supply chain.
    ii. Address security concerns in deploying global technology solutions
    iii. Address methods of protecting a technology's intellectual property in a global market place.

    Based on the issues for managers in global technology workforce management as outlined above.

    -- Please explain why these issues are important and provide specific recommendations to accomplish each of the points effectively.

    -- Please explain the key issues facing companies in gaining and sustaining global technology transfer while protecting customer and company interests as outlined in the points above. Please note: Your explanation should provide specific recommendations to accomplish each of the points effectively.

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    As it relates to technology human resources in a global environment:
    i. The approaches to optimizing the technical workforce in developing technology solutions across
    nations and cultural boundaries
    The technical workforce comprise core component of developing the solutions across boundaries. They have to treated as more of "partners", freedom should be given to take decisions independently, and work as a part of extremely high-powered, self sufficient teams, empowered to take their own decisions. "Flat, self-managing teams" will be the units of the future since empowerment and decision authority must be with the people who are closest to the product and the customers. Virtual Organization or Boundary less organizations are becoming popular as now information is freely and instantly available to all alliances and members.
    Modern technologies like Intranet/Internet/B2E website is now used to increase operational efficiency by providing employees access to policies, procedures, benefits through Intranets. The B2E portal is designed to include not only everything that an employee might hope to find on an intranet (such as a corporate directory, or customer support information), but also any personal information and links that the employee might want (such as stocks information, or even games). The intention is to increase not only efficiency, but also employee satisfaction and a sense of community within the organization.
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    It has three distinguishing characteristics:

    * A single point of entry: one URL for everyone within an organization.
    * A mixture of organization-specific and employee-defined components.
    * The potential to be highly customized and easily altered to suit the particular employee.

    It leads to a smaller, leaner staffs with a greater focus on marketing. It helps in transparent communications through the intranet and internet.
    Moreover the employees have personalized feedback and interaction with the top management. It reduces the gap in the organization, fosters creativity& innovation. It also reduces the cost of operations.

    ii. The reasons for strong communication across enterprise division and country borders in successful development of technology solutions.
    World has become smaller and workplaces has become flexible due to advancement of technology. Modern communications technology provides the means to manage the most challenging issue or crisis situations. Communication is a powerful tool for strengthening relationships. The use of both Internet and intranet as tools is helping the organizations achieve its objectives. The most important benefit is of using the new breed of communication management technology is that it puts the full potential of the Internet as a communication tool in the hands of executives or communicators and removes control from technicians, Web programmers, and IT managers who understand technology but do not understand the communication demands of the instant news world. Through technology, the communication within the organization has become more effective. In addition, technology is also enhancing the organization's capabilities to produce their products in a better manner. As a result, organization can be more lean and cost-effective. Thus the strong communication is required across the organization not only to share expertise but also to be improve the delight the customers.

    iii. The role and importance of knowledge management in an international setting.
    Many authors have stressed on the strategic importance of intangible assets for firms to achieve competitive. Knowledge management is important in an international setting for building, and sustaining competitive advantage on the basis of the intellectual resources and capabilities of a firm has gained currency due to the following reasons:
    ? Market is in a state of flux and going through a string of realignments
    ? Resources and capabilities are easily replicable
    ? The unprecedented growth of information superhighway has accelerated the spread of explicit knowledge and consequently the speed of replicability
    ? Tacit knowledge gained through years of experience is not easily replicable.
    Thus the need to focus on managing knowledge within the enterprise results from
    ? Economic and market-driven requirements ...

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