Instructions for Analysis Essay #2
In this essay, you will provide an overview of the server-side and client-side hardware and software requirements of your information system. You will then focus the bulk of your essay on analyzing the competitive advantage that your information system provides to users of the system (or to the company who created and maintains the system) and on proposing your own recommendations for improving and enhancing the information system with additional features and functionality.
Before you begin writing, download the attached file, AnalysisEssay2Template.docx, and very carefully read and follow all instructions contained in the file. Also, make sure you compose your essay in the provided template file, as it is already formatted with the correct margins, fonts, headings and sub-headings, etc.
Your essay will automatically be checked for plagiarism by TurnItIn. You do not have to upload your paper to TurnItIn - it will be automatically submitted to TurnItIn for you when you submit your essay through the Assignments section of the classroom. Make sure you write in your own words - there must be no more than 5% similarity to sources to receive credit for this assignment.
Name your file "LastFirstAnalysisEssay2.docx" where "Last" is your last name and "First" is your first name. For example, if your name is John Smith, you would name your file SmithJohnAnalysisEssay2.docx
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Rubric for Grading:
Rubric for Analysis Essay 2 Points
Analysis of the server-side hardware requirements of the information system 5
Analysis of the server-side software requirements of the information system 5
Analysis of the client-side hardware requirements of the information system 5
Analysis of the client-side software requirements of the information system 5
Analysis of competitive advantage provided by the information system 20
Your three recommendations for enhancing/improving your IS with additional features and functionality 30
APA In-Text Citations and APA Reference List 10
Grammar and writing style 10
Total Points 100