CSU BBA3551 all assignments

| June 14, 2016

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Unit Assignments

Unit I Scholarly Activity

Components of an Information System
In this one- to two-page (250-500 word) paper, you will discuss each of the different components of an information system, and then explain how you can use the five-component model to guide your learning and thinking about information systems. You may use the Unit Lesson, Chapter Readings, Suggested Readings, Learning Activities, and outside resources to aid in your research.

Include the following in your paper:

• Define each component of an information system.

• Define how you can use the five-component model to guide your learning and thinking about information systems.

• Include at least one outside research item in your paper.

• Use APA format and cite your sources.

APA rules for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed.

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

Unit II Case Study

Competitive Strategy Over the Web Assignment
In this case study, you will research an organization and determine how their business strategy differentiates them from other organizations in the same industry using Porter’s four competitive strategies model (p. 85).

Write a one- to two-page (250-500-word) paper to include the following:

• A brief explanation of Porter’s four competitive strategies.

o A brief explanation of how competitive strategy determines value chain structure.

• Identify and discuss the competitive strategy that the organization you researched utilizes in order to differentiate them from other organizations in the same industry.

APA rules for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed.

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

Unit III PowerPoint Presentation

Open Source Software Research Project
Research an open source software project. Examples of open source projects are listed on page 123 of your textbook. You are not restricted to the open source projects listed on page 123; you may research one of your own choosing that interests you.

In MS PowerPoint, create a presentation with slides that describe the open source software and how it works. Discuss the role this open source software has in management information systems.

Remember, management information systems is the management and use of information systems that help organizations achieve their strategies (page 10 of your textbook).

Your PowerPoint must have a minimum of four slides. Be sure to use the 7X7 rule in PowerPoint: no more than 7 lines per slide and no more than 7 words per line. Use of images, graphics, and diagrams is encouraged. Be sure to include your sources on a references slide in APA format.

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

Unit IV Scholarly Activity

Cloud Profitability
In a one- to two-page paper (250-500 words), discuss whether or not there are cost benefits to cloud computing using specific examples. Be sure to include at least three reference sources.

APA rules for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed.

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

Unit V Scholarly Activity

Data Warehouses and Data Marts
Write a one- to two-page (250-500 word) paper that discusses the differences between data warehouses and data marts. Also, discuss how organizations can use data warehouses and data marts to acquire data. You must use the CSU Online Library to locate at least two sources for your paper.

APA rules for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed.

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

Unit VI Scholarly Activity

Business Process Management
In this writing assignment, you will explore how organizations use business process management (BPM). Write a onepage (250-word) paper explaining how organizations use business process management (BPM). Be sure to use at least one specific example from the CSU Online Library, and address the following in your paper:

• What is business process management (BPM)?

• Why do processes need management?

• What are BPM activities?

APA rules for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed.

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

Unit VIII Research Paper

Utilizing the unit lessons, textbook, CSU Online Library, and other outside sources, write a two-page (not including title and reference pages) Research Paper identifying the key components of information systems management discussed throughout this course.

Provide a description of an organization you are familiar with (possibly a company you have worked for in the past or are currently working for) and describe briefly what services they contribute. Then, select three out of the six questions below, and provide detailed answers, supporting those answers by referencing any sources used. Be sure to use examples from your research to strengthen your argument as needed.

• What personal knowledge management tools does this organization utilize?

• What steps has this organization taken in securing their information and knowledge?

• What has this organization done to gain and sustain an advantage over their competitors?

• Describe in detail how this organization manages the components of its IT infrastructure.

• In what ways does the organization demonstrate successful collaboration?

• Identify at least two types of hardware and two types of software used by this organization.

APA rules for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed.

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

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