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What is an RFP?

What is an RFP, and what critical tasks does it facilitate in the purchasing process? Minimum 150 words. Please list all sources used.

Data Relationships

Defining data relationships is an important process during the database design. Please discuss the following: - Why do you think relationships are important in database design? - Provide an example of defining relationships between two tables - Support your thoughts with examples

Business Systems and People

What should be included in the term 'systems' as related to the department? Does the term include people? Explain.

The Use of Data Mining

Data mining: What is data mining? Compare data warehouses, data marts, and data mining. How can they be integrated into the business strategies? Thanks.

Cloud Computing

I need help with the following assignment: Cloud computing is defined by Cearly and Phifer in their case study titled "Case Studies in Cloud Computing" as "a style of computing in which scalable and elastic IT-related capabilities are provided "as a service" to customers using "Internet technologies". Cloud computing services

Systems.

Define the term system. Give an example of a business system, and create a context diagram to show its boundary, environment, inputs, and outputs. 200 words minimum. Please list all sources used.

Context Diagram vs. Case Diagram

Compare and contrast a context diagram (using data flow diagram (DFD) modeling) and a use case diagram (using unified modeling language (UML))?

Information Technology - Business Intelligence

http://informationweek.com/news/global-cio/interviews/232400101?pgno=1 Access the following blog. Do you agree with the blogger's comment that executives must focus on specific ways to use BI? Give examples to support your opinion.

Categories of Middleware

What are the three major categories of middleware? Explain the role of each category and how they interact.

Open Systems Interconnection

In 125 words or more, what are the advantages and disadvantages of using standard protocols and reference models such as the Open Systems Interconnection? Identify at least three of each.

Designing an Information Network

Think about a time where you had to design a network. If you have not had this in your own work experience, create a fictional scenario. In 3-4 paragraphs, complete the following: - Describe your network design in detail and any issues you encountered. - Before designing a network, why is it important to gather information a

Network Design and Latency

Mr. Smith is the Director of IT at a law firm located in downtown Chicago. He needs to plan for a network upgrade. He has decided that he would like to have a network analysis done before the upgrade so that he can find out which systems would require upgrades and to create a strategy to present to the senior partners that will

Business Intelligence's Usage

Seven-Eleven Japan using business intelligence for more than customer analysis. This use of BI is similar to how Hilton uses their CRM data to take care of customers and market services. Explain how they use BI to assist in the running of their operations.

Comment on open source software

How is Microsoft and other software manufacturers combating the threat of open source software and other free tools that compete with its commercial products? Do you think that this is the best way to handle the situation in the future?

For each of the following small businesses, describe the best form of business ownership: sole proprietor, partnership, or corporation The small businesses include the following: Retail electronics Software developer Advertising Justify and explain why it is the best form of ownership for each particular business. Be sure to include the advantages and disadvantages of the form of ownership in your discussion.

For each of the following small businesses, describe the best form of business ownership: sole proprietor, partnership, or corporation. The small businesses include the following: Retail electronics Software developer Advertising Justify and explain why it is the best form of ownership for each particular business. Be sure

Brief Comment on the Mobile Wireless Industry

What factors shape the profitability of the mobile wireless provider industry? How do these economics compare with the cable and wire line industry? Who are the major players and which would you invest in? Why?

Facebook vs. Netflix

Please comment on the following question. Provide at least 200 words and include references as part of the solution. How big is Facebook compared to Netflix? Do you think that Facebook presents a credible threat to Netflix? Why or why not?

Information Systems for Pharmacies

Please help with some more ideas of how pharmacies today differ from 20 years ago and compare and contrast the differences of information systems then and now. Please include any reference you use for information obtained.

Vision of technology in the future

Describe your thoughts about the different visions of technology in the future. How well the futurist visions match the forecast for technology Hint: use http://www.techcast.org/

Information Systems-Insurance

Insurance Insurance, a multi million-dollar life insurance firm, has asked you to help troubleshoot the network at its corporate headquarters. The network manager admits that he has not kept very close tabs on the network's growth over the last year, and he thinks this omission has something to do with the congestion problems.

Classic Airlines:Collecting Customer's Information

Based on Classic Airlines scenario, please answer the following questions: How would you collect information from potential customers and frequent flyer members? What tools would you use? What information would you want to collect and why?

Predictive Policing

I need help with the following assignment, any suggestions as to what will have the most imapact will be greatly appreciated: The following resources may be helpful in completing this assignment: Goode, E. (2011, August 15). Sending the police before there's a crime. Retrievable here. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/