Write a 2-3 page paper regarding the following information.
Chapter 7 Evaluating Smartphones
Compare the capabilities of Apples iPhone with a smartphone handset from another vendor with similar
features. Your analysis should consider the purchase cost of
1. Why is selecting computer hardware and software an important management decision? What
management, organization and technology factors should be considered when selecting
computer hardware and software?
As computer hardware and software significantly i
1. It has been said that there is no such thing as a sustainable strategic advantage. Do
you agree? Why or why not?
I dont agree or disagree. On one had I feel like it is hard to sustain a strategic advantage
all the time because things change over time,
1. Should producers of software-based services, such as ATMs, be held liable for economic
injuries suffered when their systems fail?
I think that if a system was poorly managed and implemented unsuccessfully then I would
think that the producers would be
1. What are business processes? How are they related to information systems?
Define business processes and describe the role they play in organizations.
A business process is a logically related set of activities that define how specific business tasks
1. How are information systems transforming business, and what is their relationship to
Describe how information systems have changed the way businesses operate and their
products and services.
Wireless communications are helping keep manag
Chapter 15 Running Case Assignment: Achieving Operational
Excellence: Expanding International Sales
In this project youll use the Web to research international
markets for a small manufacturing company.
Software skills: Web browser and elec
The main costs include the initial cost of designing and implementing the database (business staff cost of $5,000;
information systems staff cost of $15,000), gathering and adding employee skills and training data to the database
($5,500 initial data conv
Bill of Materials: Moto 300 Brake System
Front Brake Pump
Rear Brake Pump
Front Brake Caliper
Rear Brake Caliper
Front Brake Disc
Rear Brake Disc
Brake Lever Cover
1. Describe the three capabilities of database management systems: data definition, data dictionary,
and data manipulation language. Discuss the importance of creating and using a data dictionary
with a large corporate database.
1. Why are information systems vulnerable to destruction, error, and abuse?
Information systems are vulnerable because they are designed to be open systems which makes
them easily accessible to outsiders. Hackers can unleash denial-of-service (DoS) attack
In evaluating smartphones, I decided to compare the IPhone 6, IPhone 6 Plus, Samsung
Galaxy Note 4, and the Samsung Galaxy S5. I got my information for all devices and plans from
Verizon Wireless. All four phones can be bought from
Discuss the cultural factors organizations must understand in order to
do business on a global scale.
Discuss the differences in the four global strategies organizations can
use to organize their global business. What inform
In the spectrum of organizational change, which is the most radical type of change:
automation, rationalization of procedures, business process redesign, or paradigm shifts?
Why? The most radical type of change is paradigm shifts because it co
Discuss the difference between the classical model of management and the behavioral model of
management and how they affect information systems and decision support systems.
Compare the characteristics of an MIS and a DSS.
Discuss the difference between tacit knowledge and explicit knowledge and give some examples of
Tacit knowledge is the knowledge we carry in our minds that is undocumented and explicit knowledge is
knowledge that is documented.
1. How do enterprise systems help businesses achieve operational excellence?
Companies can use enterprise systems to support organizational structures that were not
previously possible or to create a more disciplined organizational cultur
Dirt Bike Week 14
Chapter 14 Running Case Assignment: Improving Decision Making: Using Spreadsheet Software
to Analyze the Return on a New System Investment
Software skills: Spreadsheet formulas and functions
Business skills: Capital budgeting
Chapter 12 Running Case Assignment: Improving Decision Making: Analyzing the Impact of
Component Price Changes
Software skills: Spreadsheet formulas, two-variable data table
Business skills: Manufacturing bill of materials sensitivity analysis
A bill of m
Chapter 13 Running Case Assignment
Dirt Bikes promotes itself as a learning company. It pays for employees to take training courses
or college courses to help them advance in their careers. As employees move on, their job
positions become vacant and Dirt
Chapter 5 Running Case Assignment: Improving Decision Making: Making the Rent vs. Buy Decision for
Hardware and Software
Software skills: Spreadsheet formulas, electronic presentation software (optional)
Business skills: Technology rent vs. buy decision,
The activities that create the most value at Dirt Bike are the fact that the corporate culture pays
special attention to detail and high quality and the President and CEO stress continual learning and invite
innovation by inviting employees, distributors,
Chapter 2 Runing Case Assignment: Analyzing Financial Performance
Software skills: Spreadsheet charts and formulas
Business skills: Financial statement analysis
As part of your analysis of the company for management, you have been asked to analyze data on
Dirt Bikes USA Organization Chart
C E O and C O O
P r o d u c t io n
P a rts
S h ip p in g
R e c e iv in g
M a n u f a c tu r in g
A d m i n is t r a t i o n
S e r v ic e
S a le s & M a r k e t in g
D e s ig n &
E n g in e e r in g
This worksheet shows the number of Dirt Bikes motorcycles sold between 2007 and 2011.
Worksheet name: Sales
Amounts are in thousands of dollars
Sales by Model
Introduction to Dirt Bikes
Dirt Bikes USA is a small company headquartered in Carbondale Colorado that
manufactures and sells its own brand of off-road motorcycles. It was founded in 1993 to
product dirt bikes that could be customized for racing and off-r