Oversee the integration and expansion of the two networks. Read the scenario below. Then, list any assumptions that you make and develop the network requirements.
Your company is a community bank located in the Midwestern region of the United States with a corporate office and 12 branch locations within the same metro area. Your new CEO recently acquired a new community bank with 30 locations spread across multiple states in the Northeastern region of the United States as part of the company’s strategic business development plan.
For this assignment, you have been asked to oversee the integration and expansion of the two networks. At this time, the company knows the following:
The new company has a WAN that connects the Northeastern region.
Each company has an active directory domain and email server that would need to be integrated.
Both networks are outdated and would need to be upgraded and scaled to meet the growing needs of the organization.
The CEO would like to start offering customers secured online banking services.
There are 150-employees today; that number will be 500 within the next 18-months.
After you have completed the reading for this week and the above assignment outline, write a paper that outlines the network requirements from the scenario. Your paper should include the following:
Summary of the network requirements gathered for this assignment
Best practices, methods and research used to guide the requirements
Key assumptions and constraints identified
Tables, figures, and diagrams to organize your information and convey concepts to the reader
Business development (BD) is the process that is used to identify, nurture and acquire new clients and business opportunities to drive growth and profitability. A business development strategy is a document that describes the strategy you will use to accomplish that goal.
The scope of business development can be wide ranging and vary a lot from organization to organization.
The first two stages of the model, Attracting Prospects and Build Engagement, are traditional marketing functions. The final stage, Turning Opportunities into Clients, is a traditional sales function. In the traditional role, business development would be looking for new channels of distribution or marketing partners.
But roles are changing and naming conventions evolve. In today’s world many firms refer to the entire marketing and sales process as business development. I know, it can be confusing. So let’s sort it out a bit.
Marketing is the process of determining which products and services you will offer to which target audiences, at what price. It also addresses how you will position and promote your firm and it’s offerings in the competitive marketplace. The result of all this activity should be an increasing awareness of your firm among your target audience — and a stronger flow of qualified leads and opportunities.
Historically, business development has been a subset of the marketing function that was focused on acquiring new marketing or distribution relationships and channels. While this role still exists in many companies, the business development title has become interchangeable with many marketing and sales functions.