S2_petro_canada_answer_guide

S2_petro_canada_answer_guide - 2511 Session 2, Answer...

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2511 Session 2, Answer Guide: IT’s About Business 2.2 Petro-Canada Standardizes and Competes 1. Would you classify Petro-Canada’s new systems as strategic information systems? Why or why not? Hint: Look back at the definition of an SIS in this chapter . Yes. By definition, a strategic information system is any information system that helps an organization gain a competitive advantage or reduce a competitive disadvantage. It may achieve this by cost leadership, differentiation, innovation or operational efficiency. In Petro-Canada’s case, their new system certainly improves operational efficiency. 2. List all of the different types of systems that are being used by Petro-Canada. For each system, state the contributions it makes to the company’s success. R&D systems – help in exploration and production of petroleum fuels: obtain new reserves, produces more environmentally-friendly and better products Logistics systems - the inventory, shipping and delivery of products to Petro-
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