Assignment 2 - The University of the West Indies

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THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTING AND
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
INFO 1500 Introduction to IT Fundamentals
Assignment 2
Report
Student(s) ID No. and Name(s):
Date
:…./…./2014
Advisors: Dr. Alexander Nikov
Ms. Janeela Maraj
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Assignment 2
Identifying Opportunities for Strategic Information Systems
With your team from Assignment 1, select a local company and visit the company’s Web site to find
information about that company and to see how the firm is using the Web. On the basis of this information,
analyze the business.
Use the website created in Assignment 1 to post links to Web pages, team communication announcements,
and work assignments; to brainstorm; and to work collaboratively on project documents. Use Google Docs
to develop a PowerPoint presentation of your findings for the class.
Information on all of the following topics can be found in Chapter 3 of the course text book: Management
Information Systems by Kenneth C. Laudon and Jane P. Laudon.
Include a description of the organization’s features in the following sections:
1
Important business processes
Describe the organization's important business processes. Refer to Chapter 3.1 for information on this
topic.
2
Structure
Describe the organization's structure. Refer to Chapter 3.1 for information on this topic.
3
Environment
Describe the organization's environment. Refer to Chapter 3.1for information on this topic.
4
Business Strategy
Describe the organization's business strategy.
5
Strategic information systems
Suggest strategic information systems appropriate for that particular business, including those based on
Internet technology. Refer to Chapter 3.4 for information on this topic.
6
Value chain
Use the value chain to identify the primary and support activities that most directly create value for the
company’s customers. Refer to Chapter 3.3 Fig 3-11 for information on this topic.
7
Information systems supporting/improving the value chain
List and describe the information systems that would support or improve the activities identified above,
thus adding value to the chain.
8
Competitive strategy
Select one or more of the basic competitive strategies to deal with the competitive forces, adapting the
strategy to their company. Refer to Chapter 3.3 for information on this topic.
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Information systems supporting the competitive strategy
List and describe the information systems that will contribute to their company’s ability to effectively execute
the specific competitive strategies identified.
Deadline Date: 19 October 2014
Please submit this word document and the link of your team's website to the following email address:
[email protected] You must also submit the names and student identification numbers of each
group member.
Assessment scheme
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1 Important Business Processes
2 Structure
3 Environment
4 Business Strategy
5 Strategic Information Systems
6 Value chain
7 Information systems that support or improve the value chain
8 Competitive strategy: adapting the chosen strategies to company
9 Information systems that support competitive strategy
10 Collaborative work
11 PowerPoint Presentation
Total
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