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Cemex: Global Growth through Superior Information Capabilities.

Cemex: Global Growth through Superior Information Capabilities.

1. Cemex is a cement company. What are the sources of competitive advantage in the cement industry? What is Cemex's position in the global cement industry?

2. Consider the period prior to 1997 in the case. What are the main IT-related changes that Cemex has made? What are the primary capabilities that these changes have given to Cemex? Where do these capabilities influence Cemex's performance?

3. What investments in IT did Cemex make in the period post-1997? What are the benefits from these investments?

4. In 2002, the global IT industry is slowing down. What should Cemex do about its investments in CxNetworks? Is there a way for Cemex to leverage its capabilities in CxNetworks in the future?

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CEMEX was founded in the year 1906 in Mexico with ...

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CEMEX was founded in the year 1906 in Mexico with headquarters in Monterrey. The company grew over the years with diversification in mining, hotel and petrochemicals whereas the main business was production and trading in cement. The cement business was cyclical.

From the above analysis it can be concluded that CEMEX had sufficient infrastructure technology and business expansion so as to maintain its growth in the future too despite the slow growth of the cement industry recently.

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