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CIS/207 Information Systems Fundamentals
CIS/207 Week 1 Develop an Action Plan for Developing Foundational IT
CIS/207 Week 1 Develop an Action Plan for Developing Foundational IT
CIS/207 Week 1 Develop an Action Plan for Developing Foundational IT
CIS/207 Week 1 Develop an Action Plan for Developing Foundational IT

CIS/207 Week 1

Individual: Develop an Action Plan for Developing Foundational IT Skills

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Click on the Careers tab on the student website:

• Complete Tool 1 (Career Exploration) by setting a minimum of one Career Goal.

• Complete Tool 2 (Skill Development) and identify three skills that you need to develop to achieve your Career Goal.
Develop an Action Plan with a minimum of six tasks that you will complete to improve your skills. Actions steps must be reasonable, measurable and have target dates for completion.
Complete the Career Plan Template with answers to the following questions:
• State the Career Goal you selected and give three reasons why?
• What is the salary range for your chosen Career Goal position?
• State three skills you need to develop in order to get a job in your chosen career

    field. Why did you choose these skills?
• List six tasks that you plan to complete, including target dates for completion.
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Individual: Reflection of Personal IT Background
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Resource: Student Survey Template
Update the Title page on the Student Survey Template.
Reflect on your IT experience and background, and provide a response
to each question.
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Individual: Week 1 Summary
Instructions:Summary should describe information covered during the
week's readings, interaction, and assignment research that added to
your knowledge base and how you feel it will be beneficial to your
future work experiences. You may also include your work experience
that may be related to the above.

 

Supporting Activity: Understanding Data, Information, and Knowledge
Find a receipt from a current purchase you made and answer the following questions:
• What are the data items on the receipt?
• Which ones are static and which ones are dynamic?
• Based on this data, what kind of informational report could you design for a store manager?
• Based on that report, what knowledge would the manager gain that is actionable?

 

Supporting Activity: Understanding Process

Materials: Learning Team Strategies for Success Video
One critical requirement that IT organizations are looking for in their human resources is the ability to work in a team. Information Systems have become so complex that specialists from multiple disciplines have to work together to solve problems or design new software. In this course, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your classmates. In future courses, you will work with a team to complete an assignment.
Design a list of steps that you would execute if you were the team leader that would help your team get off to a good start.

 

Supporting Activity: Information Systems in Organizations

What is a specific role an information system can play in an organization? What are three components of this system? How do they work in the enterprise?

 

Supporting Activity: IT Systems

How can an IT system initially help a company advance, but later become a requirement for that business to stay competitive?

 

 

CIS/207 Week 2 Skills Management
CIS/207 Week 2 The Impact of Mobile and Cloud Technology on Business
Learning Team CIS/207 Week 2 Skills Management
CIS/207 Week 2 The Impact of Mobile and Cloud Technology on Business

CIS/207 Week 2

Individual: Skills Management
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As an individual, take the list that was developed in your Week Two Learning Team Collaborative discussion and match those skills with the skills that you expect to have after completing your degree to determine where you fit on an evaluation team.
Write a 350-word proposal to your supervisor explaining why you should be on the team and how your presence will benefit the company.
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Individual: The Impact of Mobile and Cloud Technology On Business
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In the early days of information systems, the IT department controlled all of the components of the system from data retrieval to processing to reporting. Today, the IT department is being directed to do the same tasks, but uses devices that are mobile and may be owned by the user.
Research a current article on mobile or cloud technology and the issues affecting organizations within a specific industry such as retail or education. Your assignment can specifically focus on a department such as customer service or sales.
Write a 350- to 700-word paper identifying and describing the following:
• What changes in technology have created a demand for mobile or cloud

    computing within the industry you have chosen?
• What concerns do businesses have concerning data and network management?
• What restrictions are organizations placing on end users and why?
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines and cite and reference the article.
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Learning Team Collaboration: Skills Management
Recently, a major hot beverage retail competitor established an order entry system whereby customers can place
orders on a mobile app in advance of arriving at the retail outlet. As a team of Information Systems Analysts you feel
that your organization has the capacity to develop a similar system for your company. Your mission is to:
• Describe the current data flow process for a walk-in customer placing an order.
• Describe the data flow process for a mobile order that will be picked up at a drive-thru window.
• Describe the advantages and benefits of the new process you are proposing.
Your team also needs to evaluate whether your company has the right talent to build this new system.
As a team, develop a list of technology and process skills that the new project evaluation team should have to
complete their tasks.

 

Individual: Week 2 Summary
Instructions:Summary should describe information covered during the week's readings, interaction, and assignment research that added to your knowledge
base and how you feel it will be beneficial to your future work experiences. You may
also include your work experience that may be related to the above.

Submit a 700- to 1,050-word section of the paper with the following:

  • A full description of the new system, a description of its components, and the benefit it will provide to Riordan

  • A discussion of the business requirements driving the need for the system

  • A discussion of the information used in the system

  • A discussion of any information security and ethical concerns with the system

Supporting Activity: Information System Components
Materials: Computer Requirements website and BrowserHawk
Computer Information Systems whether they are personal or corporate have four main components: hardware,
software, data, and network.
Describe these components for the system that you use to access eCampus.edu. Explain why you selected these
components. To be sure that you have the minimum standards to access University resources, go to the Home tab,
select the Help icon, select Technology Requirements, and run BrowserHawk.

 

Supporting Activity: Information System Architecture
In today's environment, companies have several options as to where they locate each component of an information
system. These options can be confusing to management.
Put yourself in the position of an IT Professional and explain to a manager where the following components can reside
given the current system architecture and why this option is beneficial and/or risky. Make sure you use terms that a
non-technical user would understand.
• Thin client like Chromebook
• Managed Service
• Software as a Service

 

Supporting Activity: Network Protection and Alternatives

Since access to the network is critical to your success as a student, describe your current network environment and how you would respond if it went down. After reading and discussing this week, how do you think a Network Administrator in a large company would respond? Be sure to defend your response.  

 

Supporting Activity: Network Terminology

Business users are often confused by the network terms that IT professionals use when talking about communications between systems. Using the information in Ch. 6 of Introduction to Information Systems, explain the following terms using examples that a non-IT person would understand.

  • Baseband
  • Broadband
  • TCP/IP
  • Packet Switching
  • VOIP

Supporting Activity: IT Systems

How is information used in the modern enterprise? How does this use affect IT systems?

 

 

CIS/207 Week 3 Ethical Issues Facing IT Professionals
CIS/207 Week 3 Communicating to Management Concerning Information Systems
Learning Team CIS/207 Week 3 Ethical Issues Facing IT Professionals
CIS/207 Week 3 Communicating to Management Concerning Information Systems

CIS/207 Week 3

Individual: Ethical Issues Facing IT Professionals

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Write a 350- to 700-word description, individually, based on your Week Three Learning Team Collaborative discussion of what you would do with the following request and why:
Your role is to support the Human Resource Department. The Head of Talent Acquisition wants you to search the Internet including social media sites, to determine if job applicants are demonstrating any online behavior that would jeopardize the company. The company does not have a formal policy regarding this situation.
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Individual: Communicating to Management Concerning Information Systems
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Resources: "Presentation Fundamentals" with Tatiana Kolovou on Lynda.com, Instructions for Completing a Video Technology managers look for three critical fundamental skills from the IT professions hired today:
• The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing across all stakeholder levels
• The ability to work in a team
• The ability to think critically
You are on your second interview for a position in an Information Services Department. You will be presenting to a group of your peers, so they can see if you have good presentation skills. Your task is to:
Option 1:
• Create a presentation containing eight to ten presentation slides including Introduction, Conclusion, and Reference slides.
• Include speaker notes with each slide.
Option 2:
• Create a video using the instructions in the Course Materials For either option:
• Describe one of the following type of systems:
• A Transaction Processing System (For example, POS, ATM, Online Ordering)
• A Functional Department System (For example, HRIS, Finance, CRM)
• An Enterprise Resource Planning System
• Describe the components or subsytems of the system and what business function they address.
• Identify one vendor or open source solution for the system you chose to describe.
• Discuss why you chose this system and how it will affect the overall business functions of the organization.
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Learning Team Collaboration: Ethical Issues Facing IT Professionals
Course Materials: Juan Enriquez--Your Online Life, Permanent as a Tattoo and ACM Code of Ethics
This week the discussion focuses on legal and ethical issues facing companies and IT professionals. One of the challenges within an ever changing technology industry is that new technologies can both benefit and hurt society.
Companies and IT organizations are often faced with challenging decisions regarding how to use a new technology or protect their customer's personal information.
As an individual, watch the video, "Juan Enriquez--Your Online Life, Permanent as a Tattoo."
This week you will be working with your team to identify how you would respond to specific challenges in the area of ethics and legal codes in a global society.
As a team, discuss each of the following scenarios:
    • You have been asked by some friends to look at their home computer

        equipment to see if their teenager is going to internet sites that are

        inappropriate for him or her.
    • The CEO of your medium-sized business is suspicious that the Chief Operating

         Officer and the Head of Sales are conspiring to leave the company and start a

         competitive business. They have the list of customers on their PCs and the CEO

         wants you to remove that list from their computers.
    • You are the Lead Software Designer for a company that develops business

         software. Your CFO asks you to direct the programming group to insert a piece

         of code into the software that will allow him or her to shut the customer's

         software down if the customer does not pay his bills.
As a team, determine whether the issue violates a legal, ethical, or professional IT code of conduct.
As a team, discuss how you might respond if you were placed in that situation, and argue your point using learned and discussed protocols.

 

Individual: Week 3 Summary
Instructions:Summary should describe information covered during the
week's readings, interaction, and assignment research that added to your knowledge base and how you feel it will be beneficial to your future work experiences. You may also include your work experience that may be related to the above.

 

Supporting Activity: Understanding Transaction Processing Systems
The nervous system of many organizations is the Transaction Processing System (TPS). As described in Week One,
accurate data is the foundation of information and knowledge transfer in an organization. The key requirements of a
TPS are:
• One or more users accessing the system simultaneously
• Data that is moving through the system is protected from disruptions in the process
• It is mandatory that a transaction can be reversed
• All transactions must have an audit trail
Respond to the following topics on a TPS in use at your company or one that you use in your daily life, such as an
ATM:
• Describe the purpose of the system and the data that is collected.
• Describe the departments that receive and process the data.
• Describe some of the managerial reports produced by the system and how the report assists in decision making.
• Describe the benefit to your company of having such a system.
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Supporting Activity: Understanding Functional Systems
One of the roles of a Director of MIS or CIO is to understand his or her portfolio of information systems. Some of these
systems are common to all organizations, and some are unique to the company's industry, and some are unique to the
core business of the company. In Ch. 10 of Introduction to Information Systems, you learned about the more common
systems. Let's take the opportunity to learn about some of the more unique systems.
Describe a unique information system or subsystem at your company by responding to the following questions. If you
do not have knowledge of a unique business system, then respond with a description of a unique system that you use personally that your classmates may not know about or have knowledge of.
• What is the primary purpose of the system?
• Which stakeholders benefit from using the system?
• When and how did the company acquire and implement the system?
• How would you enhance the system if you had responsibility for it?

 

Supporting Activity: Mobile Computing

How is mobile computing, Web 2.0, and social media changing how IT systems are used?

 

Supporting Activity: Mobile Devices and IT Systems

How are mobile devices changing the way IT systems are used? What are the useful aspects and dangers of these devices? What can organizations do to maximize value and minimize risk when users use these devices?

 

CIS/207 Using Technology to Focus on the Customer
CIS/207 Week 4 Choosing the Right Channel Presentation PPT
Learning Team CIS/207 Using Technology to Focus on the Customer
CIS/207 Using Technology to Focus on the Customer

CIS/207 Week 4

Individual: Using Technology to Focus on the Customer

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Write a 350- to 700-word description, individually, based on your Week
Four Learning Team Collaborative discussion on what data you will
gather from consumers that download your app in order to design a
specific marketing program to each individual consumer and why?
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Individual: Choosing the Right Channel
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Suppose you have a friend that either owns or works for a small business. They really don't want to spend the time or money designing and building their own website. He or she has narrowed the selection down to four of the following websites and wants your opinion on which to go with:
    • eBay
    • Amazon
    • Etsy
    • Facebook
Create an 8- to 10-slide presentation including Introduction, Conclusion, and Reference slides.
Include speaker notes with each slide.
Describe the company and the product or service your friend's company provides.
Eliminate one of the websites that does not fit, and state why you don't think it fits.
Include the following information:
    • What are the advantages of using each site?
    • What are the risks of using each site?
    • How will you be able to drive customers to the site?
    • Would you change your strategy if your friend was selling products to a business

        (B2B)?
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Individual: Week 4 Summary
Instructions:Summary should describe information covered during the week's readings, interaction, and assignment research that added to your knowledge
base and how you feel it will be beneficial to your future work experiences. You may
also include your work experience that may be related to the above.

 

 

Learning Team Collaboration: Using Technology to Focus on the Customer
The world of Business to Consumer (B2C) is driven by several factors. How do you get the consumer to your website and then to your retail store? Once they are at your website, how do you give them enough information about your product or service so they can quickly decide to purchase your product or service? How do you make it convenient for them to pay you? Mobile apps make that process convenient.
In Week Two, your company decided to develop a new mobile ordering system in order to avoid losing customers to your competitor. Naturally, you want to not only match the capabilities of their system, but you want to exceed it as well. This week your team will be brainstorming ideas for making you meet the needs of each individual consumer.
As a team, discuss the following ideas:
• How will you attract current and new customers to your mobile app by using social media?
• What mobile operating systems will you design your app for and why?
• Will you design your system using a software that will run on all phones or will you design multiple apps based on the native operation system and why?

 

Supporting Activity: Understanding the Role of IT Relationship in B2C eCommerce
For decades, the Management Information Services (MIS) department had focused on their internal customers. With the growth of eCommerce, more MIS departments are working with the Marketing department to build or integrate websites and/or mobile apps with these internal systems.
Review Table 7.1 on page 218 of Introduction to Information Systems, and choose a commercial website that you use frequently. Respond to the following questions:
• Which of the business models in Table 7.1 does this site use and why?
• What aspect of the site do you suspect requires integration with an internal system?
• If you were on the design team for this site, what would you suggest as ways to improve the user experience?

Supporting Activity: Understanding the Relationship Between the End User and Social Media
Materials: Salman Khan: Let's Use Video to Reinvent Education and Khan Academy website
When people and your textbook talk about Web 2.0, it is hard to really find a clear definition of what kind of website can be classified as a Web 2.0 site. However, the founder of Khan Academy, Salman Khan saw a way to use short videos to further education. He started a site that is a cosmic shift in how websites can change peoples' lives. His site is khanacademy.org.
Before you go to that site, watch the video presentation in your Course Materials of Khan's TED Talk.
After watching the video, share the key reasons you feel using social media can make a difference in the way employees are educated.

 

 

Supporting Activity: System Adoption

Write a 200- to 300-word short-answer response to the following:

Describe three types of systems used in organizations. Note the factors that normally lead to adopting the system and requirements that will likely push its future growth of each type.

 

Supporting Activity: Transformational IT

Write a 200- to 300-word short-answer response to the following:

Discuss an IT system that has transformed the way organizations in at least one field carry out work. Note what requirements drove the system to be developed and what requirements are likely to drive it to change in the future.

 

 

CIS/207 Developing a Strategy to Build a New Mobile Ordering System
CIS/207 Week 5 Summary
Learning Team Week 5 CIS/207 Developing a Strategy to Build a New Mobile Ordering System
CIS/207 Developing a Strategy to Build a New Mobile Ordering System

CIS/207 Week 5

Individual: Developing a Strategy to Build a New Mobile Ordering
System
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Write a 350- to 700-word memo, individually, based on your Week Five Learning Team Collaborative discussion, with your recommendations to the IT Steering Committee. Include the following content in your paper:
    • Summarize the responses to the questions from your team discussion.
    • Choose the solution that you personally feel is the right solution.
    • Explain the reason you made your choice and justify your choice with current

        references.
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Learning Team Collaboration: Developing a Strategy to Build a New Mobile Ordering System
In Week Two, your company decided whether to develop a new mobile ordering system in order to avoid losing customers to your competitor, and you developed a presentation to show differences between the current process and future process. You determined the skill sets of the technical and process human resources you need for the project implementation team. In Week Four, you discussed some of the customer interface issues and development issues that arise when designing a mobile software application. This week, your team will wrestle with some of the issues
around how to approach the development of this system. You will take the recommendations from the prior team discussions and make you own proposal to the IT Steering Committee. Assume that the development effort will be
done in-house and outside resources will only be brought in if needed.
As a team, discuss the following questions:
      • How will Personal Identifiable Information be separated and protected from

          the information that is necessary to complete the order?
      • How will the mobile ordering app interface with the current point of sale

          system?
      • How can the company avoid developing a website for each retail outlet?
      • What company costs can be saved using the new app?
      • What additional revenue can be gained using the new app?
      • How will you attract current and new customers to your mobile app by using

         social media?


Individual: Week 5 Summary
Instructions:

Summary should describe information covered during the week's readings, interaction, and assignment research that added to your knowledge
base and how you feel it will be beneficial to your future work experiences. You may
also include your work experience that may be related to the above. Learning

 

Individual: Team Evaluation
Instructions:

Please submit your learning team evaluation.
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Supporting Activity: Understanding the Systems Development Lifecycle
Review Figure 13.4 in Ch. 13 on pg. 420 of Introduction to Information Systems. In Week One, you identified the particular position you are trying to achieve by getting your degree. How does your career choice fit in the phases of
the traditional Systems Development Lifecycle and what would be your role?

 

Supporting Activity: Understanding Digital Dashboards
Materials: Using the Class Performance Dashboard video
As we discussed in Week One, data becomes information, which becomes knowledge. Some of the data collected from a TPS is placed into a Data Warehouse where it can be used to support a Dashboard used by management to
monitor the performance of the company. Your instructor has a Dashboard to monitor your individual and team performance during a course.
Review the video that instructors use to learn how to use the Class Performance Dashboard. Respond to the following questions:
    • What surprised you about the information that instructors have on your

        performance?
    • If you were to have a personal student Dashboard, what information would you

        want to see displayed and why?
    • How would that information change if you wanted the Dashboard to show

        Team progress and why?

 

Supporting Activity: System Acquisition

Discuss two major issues involved with acquiring systems and two major issues commonly faced when maintaining them. Address how each can be minimized or overcome.

Supporting Activity: Strategic Planning

Describe the effect of an organization’s strategic planning on the IT systems it uses. Address how strategic planning simplifies and complicates IT system development and use.

 

Supporting Activity: Strategic Planning on IT Systems

Describe the effect of an organization’s strategic planning on the IT systems it uses. Address how strategic planning simplifies and complicates IT system development and use.