a 2- to 3-page (@ 400 wpp) response to thefollowing questions:· How might RiordanManufacturing assess the business value delivered by an outsourcingrelationship?· What are International Truck’sneeds and how could cloud computing and virtualization be used to help themwith their need for timely information, their interface with dealers, and theextension of systems into the vehicles? Note. Use “Case Study” postedin the Week 3 Individual Assignment thread of the Course Materials forum toanswer the second question. CASE STUDY: (from Management information systems for the information age (8th Ed.) )Service-oriented architectures (SoAs) do seem to be the future for integrated IT systems within an organization, bringing together both applications and information in a seamless fashion. But SoAs are still in their infancy, and some companies don’t want to wait until they mature. They are willing to bet on a service oriented architecture right now. One such company is International Truck and Engine Corporation. International Truck’s SoA resulted from needing more timely information so it could identify assembly-plant problems sooner. Its current IT systems, all legacy information systems, didn’t share information easily, and that led to bottlenecks in production, excessive defects and returns, shortfalls in inventory, and a host of other problems that can spell doom for a manufacturing-intensive company like International Truck. So, the company forged ahead in embracing an SoA, knowing that it would be able to buy many of the software components that it needed and that others would have to be written from scratch by in-house IT specialists. The first focus for International Truck was the Common Vehicle Tracking system, a system that tracks production according to a specific vehicle or vehicle type. International truck produces everything from RV motor homes to military transports. The Common Vehicle Tracking system was a high profile, high-payoff project with a tight deadline. The company expected the system to save it at least $3 million annually. The system, now complete and installed in one factory, tracks in near real time all information relating to works-in-progress and finished inventory. Prior to its implementation, Art Data, Vice President of Information Technology at International Truck, succinctly explained “We weren’t doing it very well.” International Truck’s legacy systems stored isolated data and information in applications such as computer aided manufacturing, in-house developed order management, and even commercial ERP software. The new system uses a combination of many different types of software, one of the primary goals of a service-oriented architecture. For example, it uses a data integration tool from SSA Global to extract information from International Truck’s Baan ERP system. From there, in-house developed software bridges to the order management system. International Truck is also working on an SoA extension to interface with the systems of its dealers. The company already has a centralized server that its 400 dealers use to access parts catalogs and sales tools. However, dealers can choose their own internal dealer management software systems. This makes communicating information in a common format problematic, at best. International Truck is currently working with automotive industry software vendors to create common services (i.e., software modules) that will communicate information in a standard format. In the future, International Truck will even extend its SoA architecture perspective into the vehicles themselves. Using the vehicles’ electronics system, GPS, and cellular technology, owners of the trucks will be able to track the location of their vehicles.