The debate about centralization and decentralization is heating
up again with the advent of B.Y.O.D. and the increasing use of the
Web. Why does the Internet make this debate topical?
Companies are facing demands for increased technolo
What are the trade-offs between cost, quality, and time when designing a
project plan? What criteria should managers use to manage this trade-off?
The project triangle highlights the importance of balancing scope, time, and
cost. All project
Given the growth in telecommuting and other mobile work arrangements, how might
ofces physically change in the coming years? Will ofces as we think of them today
exist by 2020? Why or why not?
Providing the workplace flexibility makes
Under what conditions would you recommend using each of these
funding methods to pay for information systems expenses:
allocation, chargeback, and corporate budget?
For small organizations, corporate budgeting is the simplest
Off-the-shelf enterprise IS often forces an organization to redesign its business
processes. What are the critical success factors to make sure the implementation of an
enterprise system is successful?
The goal of having an enterprise
The European Communitys Directive on Data Protection strictly
limits how database information is used and who has access to it.
Some of the restrictions include registering all databases
containing personal information with the countries in
The make-versus-buy decision is important every time a new
application is requested of the IS group. What, in your opinion,
are the key reasons an IS organization should make its own
systems? What are the key reasons it should buy an applicat
What is the difference between tacit and explicit knowledge? From your own
experience, describe an example of each. How might an organization
manage tacit knowledge?
Tacit knowledge is subjective consisting of personal experiences, beliefs,
What, in your opinion, is the difference between a decentralized
architecture and a centralized architecture? What is an example
of a business decision that would be affected by the choice of the
When everything is purcha
Assignment Number: 10
Read the case study Dealing with Traffic Jams in London 10-2 on page 322.
Assess the risks of this project. Given your assessment of the project complexity, clarity, and size, what
Name: Donna Summers
Assignment Number: 12
Read the case Ethical Decision Making 12-1 Situation 2 on page 373.
What, if any, ethical principles help guide decision making in this situation?
What management practices s
Assignment Number: 11
Read the case Business Intelligence at CKE Restaurants on page 348.
How does the Business Intelligence System (BIS) at CKE add value to the business?
What are some tips for developing and using
Assignment Number: 7 Read the case study Troon Golf 7-1 on page 234.
Why does the TCO approach allow Troon management to refresh its hardware at the optimal cost level?
Why, in your opinion, were IT expenses spiralin
Assignment Number: 6
Read the case study Enterprise Architecture at American Express 6-1 on page 194.
What are the key components of the architecture American Express has created?
Why was it important to standardi
Assignment Number: 8
Read the case study IT Governance at the University of the Southeast 8-1 on page 258
Describe the IT governance system currently in place at the University of the Southeast using both decision
Assignment Number: 9 Read the case study Crowdsourcing at AOL 9-1 on page 285
Is crowdsourcing as used by AOL a form of outsourcing? Why or why not?
What steps do you think Maloney might have taken to ensure that