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COMP5000-FinalExam - 1) When an IS is shared by several...

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1) When an IS is shared by several departments, a power struggle ownership may occur. One solution to this may be to pronounce that the system is owned by corporate management. What is the downside of this approach? Certain responsibilities are required of an IS owner. These responsibilities include some technical tasks that are often performed on a daily basis. Corporate management usually lacks the specific technical experience to manage such systems. And when fortunate enough to have the technical experience, there is almost never enough time for a corporate manager to promptly perform these tasks. An IS that controls sales and inventory order process will most likely be operated by sales and accounting departments. When these two departments run into critical problems that require the system owner to adjust the system, it would be much faster to rely on a person that works with the system on a daily basis than it would be to try to locate the busy corporate manager and explain the issue in simple terms for him/her to change the system. 2) One benefit of centralized IS management is economies of scale. What does this mean. And how can it be implemented in the context of hardware and software? 3) “Cultural Imperialism” To an extent, establishing the Web alone is not enough reason for cultural imperialism by any country. The use of the Web and the technology that followed there after are much more noticeable than the establishment itself. If another country had established the Web, that country would have had a greater chance for cultural imperialism. I do not believe the US cultural imperialism is related to the establishment of the Web alone but more to the subsequent development and improvement on the Web, which is equally available to all countries. 4) Describe the process of decision making. Intelligence: we collect facts, beliefs, and ideas. Collect data from inside the organization. Collect data from outside the organization. Collect information on possible ways to solve the problem. Design: we design the method by which we will consider the data. Organize the data; select a model to process the data.
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