GMAT Practice Question Set #28 (Question 82-84)

Critical Reasoning Question #83: E-Commerce  
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With billions of dollars in cash, Cloudsoft, which already has a smartphone app, is moving forward with ambitious technology projects to enhance mobile e-commerce by creating a new application for a different mobile platform that supports larger screens. The existing smartphone application, though available for download, unfortunately does not meet the user experience needs of consumers, who prefer making e-commerce purchases on the larger screen devices. Cloudsoft, therefore, is not guilty of any fiscal wastefulness by investing in this new technology.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument above depends?


Converting the smartphone app to work on the other platform that supports larger and faster devices that meet consumer requirements, if possible, would not be a more cost-effective alternative to creating a new application for the other platform from scratch.


Cloudsoft prefers offering free unlimited downloads to selling limited quantities in cases where the two alternatives are equally cost-effective.


If a smartphone app available for download comes very close to meeting consumer requirements, the consumer can relax his own requirements slightly and consider that app in compliance.


Cloudsoft's technology projects would not on being completed, add to the number of smartphone apps available for download.


Before embarking on any major technology project, the Cloudsoft is required by law to establish beyond any reasonable doubt that there are no alternatives that are more cost-effective.

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