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Case Study Analysis: NIBCO's 'Big Bang': An SAP Implementation

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

Steps Found in Business Process Engineering

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

IT Governance And Infrastructure

Can decisions on IT infrastructure strategies be made by IT only? Can decisions on IT infrastructure be made without a strong IT influence?

Business process methodologies

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

Business Information Systems

-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?

Inferiority Of Competing Products

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

Adopting New Technology

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.

Changing business processes

Describe the challenges that an organization will face when changing business processes and how information systems support business process.

A Discussion on Cloud Computing and Web 2.0

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

Developing Information Technology Systems

If you view systems development as a question-and-answer session, another question you could ask is, "Why do organizations develop IT systems?" Consider what you believe to be the five most important reasons organizations develop IT systems.

Dominance Theory vs. Pluralist Theory

A Study Two Theories of Business Power: the Dominance Theory and the Pluralist Theory 1) Introduction 2) Analysis and contrast of two theories. 3) Conclusion

Supporting Information - Netflix

1. In what ways could Netflix visualize movie ratings, preferences, or trends to provide its subscribes with additional "movie intelligence"? 2. What are the pros and cons of having the winner of the Netflix Prize share the improved Cinematch method? 3. Describe another problem in business or society that could utilize an

IT Governance Archetypes and Cloud Computing

Why can an IT governance archetype be good for one type of IS decision but not for another? When does cloud computing make sense for a large corporation that already has an IS organization?

Technology and possibilities

Among the different and important sources of new ideas is technology. Technology creates new possibilities. Technology provides the raw material that firms use to make innovative products and services. True or False

HRIS Software Program

In an essay style answer can you please tell me : You have just been asked by your supervisor to prepare a recommendation on a new Human Resource Information System (HRIS) software program, such as People Soft that your department should implement in the next fiscal year. (However, there are several other excellent programs tha

Artificial intelligence over the past decade

1) What technological advancements have contributed to the progression of Artificial Intelligence over the past 10 years? 2) Predict what the future may hold if Ray Kruzweil's theory on Singularity becomes a reality.

Preventing Computer Hacking

Hacking is breaking into computer systems. When people hack into a system, they often go after information in databases. There, they can find credit card information and other private and sensitive information. Sometimes, they can even find designs of yet-to-be-released products and other strategic information about a company. S

KM Systems

Please assist in explaining a successful knowledge management system. Please include the following: a. Specification of the elements necessary for any knowledge management system using two different commercial systems and not proprietary systems; b. Compare the architectural details of the 2 KM systems such as data repos

Information Systems: Web 2.0

What is Web 2.0? How do organizations use Web 2.0? Explain the advantages and disadvantages of cloud-based hosting and in-house hosting. Explain the three factors that have made cloud computing possible today.

Building a Simple Expert System for Retirement Planning

When employees at a company retire, they are given cash bonuses. These cash bonuses are based on the length of employment and the retiree's age. To receive a bonus, an employee must be at least 50 years of age and have worked for the company for 5 years. The following table summarizes criteria for determining bonuses: Length

Major trends in software

1 Are networks of PCs and servers making mainframe computers obsolete? Explain. 2. What major trends are occurring in software? What capabilities do you expect to see in future software packages? 3. Why is an operating system necessary? That is, why can't an end user just load an application program in a computer and start com

Effects of the Internet

Choose a topic from one of the areas (1-5) indicated below and write an essay. 1. The Internet 2. The future of Electronic Mail (email) technology and use 3. Networking with Windows 4. Basic Networking Hardware 5. Internet Security Organize your essay under the following headings: I. Introduction. The Introduction, shou

Cost Benefits Analysis for New Systems

Assume that the benefits of a new system were to decrease the average amount of time a customer had to wait when they called customer service by 15 seconds. Can this be quantified and used in a cost benefit analysis? If so how? If not why not? One of the benefits made in some government IT projects is that the new system will

Business Processes and Information Systems

Define a business process and give an example. Include a sentence or two on what you think about these methodologies. Be sure to reference the researched methodology. Provide a brief explanation of the relationship between business processes and information systems.

Implications of Green Computing

Describe how organizations are addressing green computing. What are the short-term and long-term implications from a global perspective?

Email Volume Discussion

The network as "somewhere else": everything as a service and the idea of "the cloud" Email Volume (1) I suspect that you all receive a lot of email. So do I. Let me give you an idea. In my Gmail account (the one I use for most personal and private business correspondence) there are currently 7,817 messages; this represent