Inf80042 Technology Essentials For Managers Swinx Is A Financial Technology Fintech 4140388
SwinX is a Financial Technology (FinTech) start-up company based in Hawthorn, Australia. The
organisation currently has 30 employees. The company has developed a revolutionary new electronic
mobile payment gateway system called ‘Swindle’ and uptake from consumers in Australia and around the
world has surprised the organisation. Expansion is required quickly with an additional 15 staff to be
expected to be recruited ASAP. This recruitment will include:
• 1 x Project Manager with (5-10 years-experience);
• 9 x Business Analyst (Entry-level);
• 3 x Business Analytics /Reporting Analyst (Entry-level); and
• 2 x Admin (Entry-level)
SwinX management do not want to leave their current office at Hawthorn which is conveniently located
inside the Swinburne University of Technology Innovation Precinct but the physical constraints of the
office space inside the innovation precinct have led management to begin a search for a second office.
Management have identified Burnley (an adjacent suburb to Hawthorn) as the ideal second location.
Currently, the 30 SwinX Hawthorn-based staff are assigned 1 staff member per private office (6 x 6
metres, each with a 27-inch LCD monitor, laptop docking station and Internet and Cisco phone). Staff are
each supplied 1 x HP Spectre laptop with Office 360 and 1 x iPhone XRs for their work on-the-go. All work
is backed up in a basic Amazon Web Service (AWS) Cloud platform model.
Management are open to considering changes from PC to Mac laptops and iOS to Android for their
Currently all staff have their ID photo taken and are provided a swipe card with lanyard to enable access
into the Hawthorn offices. The swipe cards are also used for printing and for purchases from the kitchen
kiosk (at no extra cost). The average printing cost per employee is $125 per year and the cost of providing
the kitchen Kiosk is $250 per employee per year.
Conduct a Cost Benefit Analysis for SwinX which explores the following three (3) options:
1. Keeping the current architecture, infrastructure (software, vendor relationships) and building
office setup model for Hawthorn and Implementing a hot-desking and BYOD policy for staff
deployed at the new Burnley Office (OPT1);
2. Keeping the current architecture, infrastructure (software, vendor relationships) and building
office setup model for BOTH locations (Innovation Precinct and Burnley) (OPT2);
3. Implementing a hot-desking and BYOD policy for BOTH locations (Innovation Precinct and