saint gba327 all module assignment latest 2015 winter [ all 8 modules homework ]

| January 30, 2017

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mod 1

Assignment 1: Fulfillment by Amazon

3-4. In your own words, summarize AllRoad Parts’ competitive strategy.

3-5. Summarize the advantages and disadvantages for AllRoad Parts to sell items via Amazon.com. Would you recommend that the company do so?

3-6. For items that it sells itself, compute AllRoad Parts’ cost of using FBA to process:

a.An order of 10 sets of bicycle pedals weighing a total of 25 pounds.

b.An order of a single set of bicycle pedals weighing 2.5 pounds.

c.The cost of a cycling shirt weighing 10 ounces.

d.The cost of storing 1,000 sets of bicycle pedals for 3 months (using your own assumptions).

3-7. If AllRoad Parts were to use FBA, what business processes would it not need to develop? What cost would it save?

3-8. If AllRoads Parts were to use FBA, what information systems would it not need to develop? What costs would it save?

3-9. If AllRoad Parts were to use FBA, how would it integrate its information systems with Amazon’s?

3-10. In your opinion, does it make sense for AllRoad Parts to use FBA? Justify your answer.

3-11. How, if at all would your answers to question 3-4 through 3-10 change if AllRoad Parts makes some of its parts using 3D printing?

mod 2

Questions of Case Study 4: Apple of Your i

4-7. Which of Porter’s four competitive strategies does Apple engage in? Explain.

4-8. What do you think are the three most important factors in Apple’s past success? Justify your answer.

4-9. Steve Jobs passed away in October 2011. Until his death, he had been the heart and soul of Apple’s innovation. Today, 35,000 Apple employees continue onward in his absence. A huge question for many investors is whether the company can be successful without him. The current stock price would seem to indicate that the market does not. What do you think? What role did Jobs play? How can Apple respond to his loss? Would you be willing to invest in Apple without his leadership? Why or why not?

4-10. Microsoft took an early lead in the development of skate devices (like the iPad), and it had the world’s leading operating system and applications for more than 20 years. Provide five reasons why Microsoft has not been able to achieve the same success that Apple has. Most industry analyst would agree that the skills and abilities of Microsoft’s 88,000 employees are as good, on average, as Apple’s.

4-11. Considering your answers to the four questions above, if you had a spare $5,000 in your portfolio and wanted to buy an equity stock with it, would you buy AAPL (Apple)? Why or why not?

mod 3

nswer the questions to “Case Study 7: Using the Pride Database” in the textbookBusiness Information Systems and Analytics.

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Case Study 7: Using the Pride Database

7-6. Explain the advantages of locating the PRIDE database in the cloud. Dr. Flores and his partners could place it on one of their own servers in the practice. Give reasons why it would be unwise for them to do so.

7-7. Explain the origin of Figures 7-23 and 7-24. What application created each? Where did the data for constructing the tables in Figure 7-24 arise? Using your intuition and database knowledge, explain how the relationship between Person and Workout is defined in Figure 7-23. What coding in Figure 7-23 ensures that every row in Workout will correspond to some row in Person?

7-8. Explain how the Store Exercise Prescriptions application in Figure 7-19 will use the tables shown in Figure 7-25.

7-9. Explain how the Store Exercise Data application in Figure 7-19 will use the tables shown in Figure 7-25.

7-10. Explain how the Report Patient Exercise application in Figure 7-19 will use the tables shown in Figure 7-25.

7-11. Data in the Person table most likely duplicates data in health clubs’ membership databases as well as data in healthcare providers’ patient database. Will this duplication create problems for the health clubs, healthcare providers, and PRIDE users? If not, say why not. If so, give two examples of problems and suggest ways that those problems can be solved.

7-12. Explain the ways in which the PRIDE database eliminates possible enterprise-level information silos. Explain ways that it might create another form of information silo.

7-13. Given what you know so far, do you think the PRIDE system is likely to be successful? Explain your answer.

mod 4

Case Study 10 – The Cost of PRIDE?

10-6. Which development expenses are likely to be

10-7. Which operation expenses are likely to be

10-8. Considering operational expenses,

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10-9. Suppose Dr. Flores has told your investor that he is willing to hire Maggie and other experts as needed to fully investigate any two sources of costs.

10-10. Suppose you decide, using data that we do not yet have, that the PRIDE upside potential is large enough to justify the investment risk, if the cost estimates are accurate. They might be quite accurate, but then again, they could be low by a factor of 3 or even 5. How would you advise the investor who hired you?

10-11. Suppose the investor who hired you tells you that you haven’t done your job if you can’t get closer than a factor of 3 to 5 in your assessment of their cost assessment. How do you respond?

10-12.Assume that some of the costs are simply not knowable, by anyone, however skilled they are, at the time of the analysis. A good example is the cost of adapting PRIDE software to changes in healthcare law. Did you include any such costs in your answer to question 10-9? If so, are you wasting Maggie’s time and Dr. Flores’ money by asking questions about them? How would you advise your investor to consider such costs?

mod 5

Answer the questions to “Case Study 12: Will you Trust FIDO?” in the textbookBusiness Information Systems and Analytics.

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Case Study 12 – Will You Trust FIDO

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mod 6

Complete the following problems from the textbookBusiness Information Systems and Analytics(from the chapters taken fromBusiness Analytics: Methods, Models, and Decisions):

Chapter 2

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mod 7

Complete the following problems from the textbookBusiness Information Systems and Analytics(from the chapters taken fromBusiness Analytics: Methods, Models, and Decisions):

Chapter 8

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•20 (For this problem, create an optimistic and pessimistic scenario by varying expected crowd, average concession expenditures, and fixed costs.)

Chapter 11

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mod 8

Complete the following problems from the textbookBusiness Information Systems and Analytics(from the chapters taken fromBusiness Analytics: Methods, Models, and Decisions):

Chapter 12

•5 (Hint: To evaluate, use the CORREL function in Excel to correlate the loan decision with the cluster ID)

•8 (Use k=1)

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