As we have noted on a variety of occasions, it usually takes technology to manage technology. This is particularly true in the area of evaluating the capacity of information technologies to meet the demands placed upon them. The case for this module looks at some aspects of this problem. First, read this background on capacit
HIPAA concerns will be growing over the next years as more physician practices in the United States adopt electronic health records (to take advantage of a federal government incentive plan under the HITECH Act). Find a recent article that discusses concerns about the security of health information of patients.
Use the Internet to identify a recent report of a computer crime, and summarize what it involved and what the punishment (if any) was. Provide your URL for others to read.
Use information and communications technology Guidelines To perform effectively you need to: - select the appropriate software for the task, according to the needs and resources of your organisation - access files on your computer or your organisation's network - create, edit and formar files • use formulae, functions
(1) The essential phenomenon of business is decision making. The act of making a decision consists of selecting one course of action or strategy among the set of admissible strategies. Decision making feeds on information and the fundamental of information is data. The availability of the network of networks (the web or internet
How should organizations respond to security threats? Use at least 200 words to support your answer and cite any sources used.
Explain the rationale for Structured Wiring. Explain the differences and similarities between a loop start system and a ground start system. Explain the role of satellite communications in the wireless world.
The original posting question: How should organizations respond to information system security threats? The most vital step is for the organization to recognize that security threats are real - and initiate a defense. Policies and procedures must exist on how information systems will be managed, what protocol are utilized to
What are packets and routers? What is an IP address? Describe the advantages of private and public IP addresses.
Explain the concept of Software as a Service (SaaS), and describe at least one application area in which SaaS is becoming important. Do you think the use of SaaS will expand, and why or why not?
A large federal agency called a halt to all six of its largest IT projects, involving tens of millions of dollars, when a group of its field personnel joined together and proved to senior management that none of the six projects would have any impact on the citizens the agency was established to serve. How could this risk have b
Outline major developments in telecommunications technologies and describe their effects on the industry.
Can you provide a brief discussion of the KM models propounded by Senge, Parsons, and Schwandt? I need help for a research study.
Mark is a member of the executive team that is sponsoring a new project. He has argued that with modern information technologies, collocation of team members on this project is no longer important, and should not even be considered. As a member of this executive team, explain how you would respond to this claim.
Define departmental processes, enterprise processes, and inter-enterprise processes. Describe their characteristics.
Discuss the potential problems that may occur when a company uses electronic order placement with a vendor or vendors. Can it really be automatic? Where would human intervention be required in this process?
The Kaibash Motor Company is considering using the loosely - coupled organizational structure. They have asked you for your evaluation of such a structure and whether you would recommend it for an automobile manufacturer. Discuss your recommendation or recommendations to them.
Explain the four stages of the BPM process and summarize the activities in each.
Using your favorite search engine, locate various types of MDM software. Choose the three best ones (in your opinion) and describe the functions each one performs for an organization. Compare the three types of software you have chosen and determine which of the three would work best for your organization and explain why you thi
List the problems associated with information silos. What is the fundamental problem of information silos? How can this problem be remedied?
Case Study III-5 NIBCO's 'Big Bang': An SAP Implementation Carol V. Brown and Iris Vessey - Discuss reasons behind NIBCO's decision to implement an ERP system. - Describe the pros and cons of the approach to implementation decided upon by NIBCO. - Provide your analysis and recommendation for how the project was managed in
Review the steps found in business process engineering. Review the lesson presentation and assigned readings. Post the step you think could be altered and explain why. Respond to the following and, if appropriate, include personal experiences as part of your answer: • Briefly summarize the steps in business process engineeri
Can decisions on IT infrastructure strategies be made by IT only? Can decisions on IT infrastructure be made without a strong IT influence?
Using the Internet, briefly research business process methodologies and locate an alternative business process methodology from the attached chapter. Write a one-page (250-word) paper that includes the following: - Define a business process and give an example. - Compare the book's methodology to the methodology you found i
-Explain why sometimes the follower and not the first mover of a new technology is more successful in the market place. -Discuss the timing of entry strategies into the market for new products. What assumptions underlie the use of such strategies?
Consider this situation: Joseph had an idea that he could speed up a floor buffing machine by putting a different motor on it. After about 25 tries he was able to make a buffer run much faster with a new motor and started his own company. Other companies began making competing products. Why have competitors not been able to ca
You are the senior executive responsible for technology innovation for Company A. The company learns of the cost and efficiency advantages of a new technology that could replace the one it is currently using. Will the company then adopt the new technology as quickly as it can? Explain the reason for your answer.
Describe the challenges that an organization will face when changing business processes and how information systems support business process.
Explain the business uses of cloud computing and Web 2.0. It should be 3-5 pages in length and explain the business uses of each. Using the internet, research the business uses of cloud computing and Web 2.0. When you do the research, pay particular attention to how cloud computing and Web 2.0 are used in organizations and the
List and briefly explain the five-component model of an information system. How can you use them?