Organisation design provides a platform through which the organisation can sustain the competitive environment profitably. But all of these depend upon the ability of the management to synthesise various factors of concern and turn them into a profit generating one.
Unisys is a multinational corporation and is one of the major firms operating in the information technology sector. It provides its services and programs on a global basis. The company in the past has carried out several huge international projects with élan. In 136 years of its existence, it is one such company which have grown with the elements of reliability, technical excellence and determined workforce. They help their clients to adopt information technology in their business and service to have that competitive advantage, mostly desired in the present situation. These features and the achievements made have rendered the company as one of the most elite companies of the world (Unisys Corporation.2009).
Contingency is one such issue for which all the organizations have to be prepared for. It is very difficult to state from which area a contingency can arise. There are several threats and emergencies that an organization face both from the internal operating environment as well as the external competitive environment. Therefore, it is very crucial for an organization to frame their policies in light of such contingencies.
There are several areas that may lead to contingencies but as Unisys is operating in the sector of information technology, the most crucial factor is that of the technology itself. Technology is one such aspect that is fast changing. Being in the competitive technological sector, it is very important for Unisys just not to match up with the latest technological innovations but also to develop some of these technologies. Obsolesce of a particular technology can create a severe frustration in the company and incur great losses to them. Therefore, the firms operating