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Management Information Systems

Software as a Service (SaaS).

The current trend in many organizations is to use software service providers, also known as Software as a Service (SaaS). Is this a trend that should continue? What people, organization and technology factors should be considered when making this decision?

IT Systems Contracts and Couplings

1. Why is the service contract a permissible focal point for coupling in a service? What characteristics of the service contract will allow the service to evolve even when loosely coupled to logic and to customers? 2. Explain the type of coupling (and hence dependencies) that can be expected for task services, utility services,

Initial Investment in using a SOA Solution

Explain why the initial investment in using a SOA solution requires a high level of adoption to be worthwhile. What are the limitations of using SOA for short term software solutions instead of as a long-term commitment? Explain why reliance on legacy systems will limit the ability of an organization to adopt SOA on a large scal

Uses of the System Development Life Cycle

What were some of the key factors that led to the adoption of SDLC in software and information system development? When was it first introduced, and when was it widely adopted? Course Textbook Brown, C. V., DeHayes, D. W., Hoffer, J. A., Martin, E. W., & Perkins, W. C. (2012). Managing information technology (7th ed.). Upper

Information Systems: SDLC and Skill Sets

1. What area of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) would save the most money while developing IT systems or enhancements? 2. What skill sets do you think IT professionals must have versus what end users expect from IT personnel (knowledge, logic, leadership, analytic mind, etc...)? Are they different?

AIS Courses in Business Processes

1. Why do we organize AIS courses in terms of business processes? 2. How are the five generic parts of the AIS applied/exemplified within the context of the acquisition/payment process? 3. Which activities in Porter's value chain are associated with the various business processes discussed in this chapter?

The value of auditing and assurance services

Please help prepare a paper on the expansion of the role of the accountant into areas such as nonfinancial information, assurance services, and similar functions. Discuss the positives and negatives of this expansion within the profession.

The Relevance of XBRL Tagging

Read "Six Steps to XBRL" by Phillips, Bahmanziari, and Colvard in the February 2008 issue of Journal of Accountancy. a. Is XBRL relevant to companies that don't file with the SEC? Justify your response. b. List the six steps the authors recommend for creating XBRL-tagged documents. c. How many XBRL-tagged filings did t

REA Model and XBRL

1. What are the basic principles and design considerations for a REA model? How does the REA model facilitate the design of a relational database? 2. What is XBRL? What is the relationship between XBRL and accounting information systems? 3. Why should organizations adopt XBRL?

E-Commerce Business Information Systems

What e-commerce type (B2B, B2C, C2C) do you think is the largest in dollars exchanging today? What does the merging of B2B and B2C within the company offer the customer and company? What is your opinion of cloud computing - will it eliminate or drastically decrease the need for users to buy the real application software on CD

Process Flowchart Tutorial

Create a flow chart based on each of the following independent situations (one flowchart per situation) 1. Coris Catering Services -Cori is the owner and manager of a catering company, CSS provides complete meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), as well as an assortment of hot and cold appetizers and drinks, for groups of 12 to

Interaction between HR and Finance

Explain why a company should or should not share a common database for HR and finance applications. Is an ERP system a good fit for this? Does your company HR/Finance division offer an intranet information site and services for employees? Visit the Web site for one of the major enterprise resource planning (ERP) software vend

Use of Flowcharts in Accounting Information Systems

1. How are flowcharts used in accounting information systems? How are DFDs similar to flowcharts? How are they different? 2. What are the basic principles and design considerations for a DFD? 3. Think of a process that could be represented graphically. Then, map it out using either a flowchart or DFD.

Management Information Systems and Programming Operations

- In your opinion, which of the strategies for gaining competitive advantage is most effective, and why? Which is least effective, and why? - Suppose you are the CEO of a mid-size company. Which information technologies would you be most likely to implement at your company, and why? - What do you see as the most significant pr

Implementation of Information Systems

Please help with part 2 of this assignment. Just Healthy Food (JHF) 10/6/2014 Assignments Overview: In Assignment 2, you will write a non-technical report in which you provide answers to the Case Study Questions in detail. You will use the references chosen previously, adjusted appropriately according to assessment fee

Privacy: Informaiton Technology

- In your opinion, what are the most salient intellectual property issues raised by the use of IT? Explain. - Describe an experience or two you have had with ethical issues raised by IT use. How did you handle these issues or make decisions regarding them? - In your opinion, what steps can or should organizations take to prote

Enterprise System and Supply Chain Management

Enterprise systems integrate the functional systems such as accounting, finance, marketing, and operations. Another advantage of enterprise systems is that processes become more automated or totally automated, which increases efficiency. For example, by automating finance processes, a company can do things such as accept online

Information Systems and the Design of Work

The explosion of information-driven self-serve options is evident in the gas stations, where customers pay, pump gas without ever seeing an employee; in the retail store, in the grocery store with self serve check out stands, at the airport where customers make reservations, pay for and print tickets without the help of an agent

Computer Classifications and Database Management Systems

Discussion 1: Conduct thorough research on each computer classification. In addition, address the following points: *Explain the computer classification of each operating system (OS). *Describe the software types. *Identify the generations of computer languages used. *Reflect on how the software types and computer la

Management Information Systems and Competitive Edge

* In your opinion, which of the strategies for gaining competitive advantage is most effective, and why? Which is least effective, and why? * Suppose you are the CEO of a mid-size company. Which information technologies would you be most likely to implement at your company, and why? * What do you see as the most significant

Capital Budgeting and TVM in IT Management

Lets say that the IT department of your company has begun to appreciate that its projects do not exist in a business vacuum. That is, your company must also commit resources to operations, shareholder returns, and non-IT projects for short- and long-term durations. It is therefore necessary to assess project risks from a financi

Building Information Systems

Just looking for a paragraph or two for each question to get a discussion going: 1) What do you think are the best ways to protect against failure when building systems? 2) Identify some settings in which you think each of the systems development approaches might make sense and explain why these approaches make sense withi

Mini Research Proposal

Case Study, Mixed Methods, and Program Evaluation This section discusses two distinct qualitative research methods: Case Study and Mixed Methods, while also addressing the role of qualitative research in the applied field of program evaluation. Create a Proposal Using information from course readings, create a "mini-propo

Digital Divide case study

Just looking for one or two paragraphs for each question to get a discussion going: 1) After you read "Wasting Time: The New Digital Divide" (attached), explain the ethical issues involved with the digital divide. 2) Do social networking sites, e.g. MySpace and FaceBook, represent any ethical dilemmas? Why or why not?

Federal Health Information Systems Initiatives

I need some help in answering these two questions: 1- Cite two or three examples of other major federal policy initiatives or laws that affect health care information technology and evaluate the impacts of each on quality of care. 2 - What are some of the most significant implications of "pay-for-performance" initiatives in