Com 331 - Midterm Do you know questions

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Do you know. ... The four components of IS? People – stakeholders? Structure – information? Needs and rules? Technology – what’s available? Processes – what will be impacted and how to optimize? The difference between information and data? Information:  anything that contributes to knowledge that is valuable to people or  organizations Data:  information that can be converted to bits and bytes to work in information systems How to identify who is likely to be key stakeholders? Identify CSFs – critical success factors - what are they? - how they relate to stakeholders? - how they relate to organization’s vision or mission? What a CIO is and what they are responsible? CIO:  Chief Information Officer Maintains broad view of operations, processes, inter-organizational coordination  challenges, and opportunities Broad understanding of how firm is positioned to execute strategy Vision:  alignment of current IS with firm’s strategy
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What is Moore’s Law? That if the current rate of improvement in the production process of transistor-based  microprocessor continued, the number of transistors that could be etched on an  integrated circuit would double every one to two years. More transistors equates to more computational power Creates an increase in memory capacity and performance The battery life of increasingly powerful devices has continued to grow – led to  development of countless new devices The four steps of project development and when important steps likely occur? 1. Definition 2. Analysis 3. Design 4. Build Projects add to the organization, enable clear isolation of challenges and opportunities, and  enable a good allocation of assets to the relevant steps. The definition of a process? Series of steps that a firm performs in order to complete an economic activity What a vision is and how they are used? A concise statement that captures the roles, messages, purposes and articulates the  ideal state Both broad and concise
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Conveys positive enthusiasm without sounding fantastic or unrealistic Should support the theme that you know what you are doing Include in the definition phase What is the main lesson(s) of the first minicase (Facing Termination: VelcroSFA)? What CSFs are and how they are used? Critical Success Factors Identify what they are? How they relate to the stakeholder? How do they relate to the  organization’s mission or vision? What OLPC is and the relationship between its CSFs and its technology choices?
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This note was uploaded on 07/25/2011 for the course BUS 371 taught by Professor Franz during the Fall '10 term at University of Victoria.

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