15 1.Identify three applications of information systems at the college or the university that you are attending. Write a one-page paper that describes these three applications, and provide an example of the type of decisions that are being improved by each application. How are multiple choice and true false questions graded? 2.Grocery chains have been using information technologies for several decades. After reading the information presented in this chapter and other sources, write a one-page paper that describes three such technologies. What are two advantages of a POS system?Students’ answers will vary. Point-of-sale (POS) systems, radio-frequency-identification 3.RFID tags are being increasingly used by companies such as Macy’s, Walmart, and Home Depot. Identify an additional company that uses RFIDs and write a one-page paper that describes the company’s specific application of RFIDs. What are two differences between an RFID and a UPC system?Students’ answers will vary.4.After reading the information presented in this chapter and other sources, write a one-page paper that describes the ways two different companies use Michael Porter’s three strategies. How are information systems assisting these companies in implementing each strategy? How has Walmart (for the most part) become a cost leader?Students’ answers will vary.5.After reading the information presented in this chapter and other sources, write a one-page paper that supports the claim that, in the future, computer criminals will become more sophisticated and that protecting personal information will become more difficult. How should individuals guard against this threat?Students’ answers will vary.6.Banks are promoting online banking to a broad range of customers. After reading the
16information presented in this chapter and other sources, write a one-page paper that lists three advantages and three disadvantages of online banking. Why are some customers reluctant to use online banking? What are two examples of popular apps that your own bank uses?
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