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Class Book: Information Technology for Management: Advancing Sustainable, Profitable Business Growth - 1 Year Option, 9th Edition, Efraim Turban
Week 1 DB
1. According to the text, the authors asserted that business productivity and cost reduction were the top concerns by a wide margin among the top five (5) management concerns. Give your opinion on whether or not you agree with this assertion. Justify your response.
2. Review Figure 1.6 "Top 5 management concerns and 5 most influential ITs", located in Chapter 1 of the text. Select one (1) out of the top five (5) management concerns that you believe is the most important. Then, select one (1) out of the five (5) most influential ITs that you believe would support the top management concern that you previously selected. Next, analyze whether or not changing your management concern would impact the IT that you chose. Justify your response.
Week 2 DB
1. According to the textbook, information management is among the most critical functions of business success. Evaluate the level of impact of IT / enterprise architecture on information management (e.g., the flow of information throughout the company / organization, etc.) within a company or industry of your choice. Next, determine at least one (1) obstacle or challenge that the IT organizational leader would face in order to support organizational information within the company or organization that you have chosen.
2. According to the textbook, "at no time will a specific target architecture ever be achieved". State the main reasons why the authors make this assertion and decide whether or not you agree with this assertion. Justify your response.
Week 3 DB
1. Imagine that you are an IT organizational leader in a mid-sized company. Comprise a justifiable argument for the use of data warehouses, data centers, and data marts in order to support for business intelligence (BI) within the organizational structure.
2. Ascertain the need for a robust network infrastructure to support strategic initiatives related to BI within an organization of your choice. Moreover, analyze the main reasons why the network is the key to data needs throughout the organization.
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1. According to the text, the authors asserted that business productivity and cost reduction were the top concerns by a wide margin among the top five (5) management concerns. Give your opinion on whether or not you agree with this assertion. Justify your response.

I agree that business and IT leaders are more concerned with ensuring that productivity increases as costs associated with producing outputs decrease when productivity increases. Therefore, the margin that exists for the organization to make a profit in regard to how much it costs to produce any product and the profit that is made when its sold is reduced. Increased productivity leads to wider profit margins, which is important because this assists in more research and development for the organization, which can lead to more innovation and greater reductions in costs through more effective management processes. Higher tax revenues also reduce debts that reduce costs associated with the business expenses.

In addition, cost reductions strengthen the solvency of the organization by assisting the organization in choosing more effective suppliers, better training for employees, and the use of TQM to improve the organizational efficiency and flow to eliminate unnecessary wastes while increasing profits.

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2. Review Figure 1.6 "Top 5 management concerns and 5 most influential ITs", located in Chapter 1 of the text. Select one (1) out of the top five (5) management concerns that you believe is the most important. Then, select one (1) out of the five (5) most influential ITs that you believe would support the top management concern that you previously selected. Next, analyze whether or not changing your management concern would impact the IT that you chose. Justify your response.
Week 2 DB

The most influential ITs include cloud computing because cloud computing is capable of evolving the information technology structure to reduce IT costs, make the organization more ...

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Information systems for decision-making is examined.

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