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8. Suppose you when your friends are starting a small business painting houses in the summertime. You need to buy a software package that handles the financial transaction of the business. Create an alternative matrix that compares three packaged systems. Which alternative appears to be the best choice? Module Fall 17.10.1 Module Fall 17.10.1is based on Chapter 10, the lectures, and your research on the Internet. 1. Explain three important user interface design principles. 2. Why is content awareness important? 3 What are use cases and why are they important? 4 Why do we prototype the user interface design? 5 Under what circumstances would you use an image map versus a simple with menu? 6 Why is input validation important? 7 Describe five types of input validation methods. 8 What do you think are three common mistakes that novice Analysts make in input design? 9 Why is it important to keep your social media sites synced? 10 How can you keep your customers engaged with your social media sites? REQUIRED Module Fall 17.10.2 is based on Chapter 10 and the lectures Find the websites for: • Several companies that sell online shoes or clothing, OR
9 • Several companies that provide social media services, OR • Several companies that provide any other online services that you think are outstanding (you are free to check with me first, if you like) or other in-store retail interaction experiences (I am available to consult, if you need it). Next: Each team member in your group must prepare a total of three use cases based on your choice of the most complex websites or businesses above, using the UseCaseTemplateFall15.doc document that I have posted in Canvas. Each use case must have a minimum of 10 ordinary events and 3 alternative events. The actors in your use case will include the customer or member, the business web interface server, and the business database server, and any other actor you can identify. Remember to include three use cases per team member. Thus, for a group of three, nine use cases will be included. REQUIRED Module Fall 17.10.3 is based on Chapter 10 and the lectures. Prepare one UML Activity Diagram and one UML Sequence Model for each of the use cases you created in the preceding module. Be sure to include multiple decision nodes in your Activity diagrams. Module Fall 17.11.1 is based on Chapter 11 and the lectures. 1. Define virtualization. How does it relate to the cloud? 2. Define scalable. Why is this term important to system developers?
3. What are the differences among IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS? 4. What are SOX and HIPAA? How could they affect a firm's decision to adopt cloud technology? 5. What is a benchmark and why is it important? 6. Are some nonfunctional requirements more important than others and influence in the architecture design and hardware and software specification? 7. What do you think are the most important security issues for a system? 8. Using the web, find three examples of companies pursuing a “green” IT strategy. Describe what they are doing to make their operations “green.” 9. Suppose that the administrations office in your university has a web-based application sostudents can apply for admission online. Recently there has been a push to admit more international students into the university. What do you recommend that the application include to ensure that it supports this global requirement? Module Fall 17.12.1