Space Data Corp. is planning a partnership with the U.S. National Weather Service to place transceivers on weather balloons and thus a national mobile network. The company is in the late stages of development and is planning a regional test, which is its ability to provide paging and messaging demonstrating started. It intends the service to existing mobile operators such as Verizon and Skytel, rather than to sell directly to end users. This case shows how applications, data has … Read more »

Space Data Corp. is planning a partnership with the U.S. National Weather Service to place transceivers on weather balloons and thus a national mobile network. The company is in the late stages of development and is planning a regional test, which is its ability to provide paging and messaging demonstrating started. It intends the service to existing mobile operators such as Verizon and Skytel, rather than to sell directly to end users. This case shows how spatial data to create flexible business processes during its initial market research and technology development a system that can make optimal use of limited resources and react quickly to changing conditions apply. As the case ends, the data management team is in space three ways. Respectively with very different costs and benefits for the company It can jump to a test of the regional paging and messaging as planned ahead to develop a more complex, but potentially lucrative voice service (waiver of a regional test) or a transition to the small but financially stable telemetry market. Including color exhibits.
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Alan MacCormack
Source: Harvard Business School
29 pages.
Publication Date: Jan 18, 2002. Prod #: 602121-PDF-ENG
Space Data Corp. HBR case solution