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Assignment 2: LASA 1: The Evolution of Information Systems

As an IT manager, create a 10 – 15 slide professional PowerPoint presentation (using speaker notes) for the CEO by Wednesday, June 19, 2013.  The presentation topic is the evolution of information systems as seen in the organization you selected in module 1.

You will conduct research and analyze information to make recommendations for an updated system that can meet the business requirements of your chosen organization.

1.              Summarize the organization’s current and past use of information systems and its impact on operations, decision making, efficiency, and profitability.

2.              Explain the usage and purpose of the IS system, the improvements that can be made to it, and analyze the need for an information system. Elaborate on how decisions are made using the IT system.

3.              Identify three key business requirements or needs that the system must meet of your selected organization (e.g., the system must track all customer sales by product, region, and sales representative).

4.              Then, assuming that a system upgrade would be possible, discuss your responsibility as an IS professional and the roles of others in the organization to define new or other business information systems that might be needed and to select an appropriate platform.  Consider various types of decision-making support systems (DSS).

5.              Include a title slide, reference slide and incorporate at least three resources in your presentation.

Present your research, analysis, and recommendations in a format that could be shared with stakeholders without technical knowledge. Provide diagrams or other visual aids to explain your analysis, if needed.

Submit your assignment to the M3: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Summarized past and current information systems used by the selected organization.

28

Explained impact of information systems on operations, decision-making, efficiency, and profitability.

28

Described decision support system (DSS) used by the selected organization.

24

Evaluated the usefulness of a DSS and the existing DSS.

28

Identified and described three key business requirements of the selected organization.

24

Determined need for upgrade and described likely upgrade for the business requirements identified.

24

Style (4 points): Tone, audience, and word choice

Organization (12 points): Introduction, transitions, and conclusion

Usage and Mechanics (12 points):Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure

APA Elements (16 points): In text citations and references, paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and other elements of style

44

Total:

200

 

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