Unfortunately, I am not as technical savvy as I would like to be so this article really caught my
attention. I had no idea that companies were utilizing 3D virtual worlds to conduct business.
This is amazing. I have to reluctantly admit that when I starte
Business Intelligence can be defined as to technologies, skills, and applications used to assist a
company gain a better understanding of its business operations by providing historical, current,
and predictive analysis.
The article I found from Business
Wow! This reminds me of our lecture and discussing how people have heard of for example
Intel Inside, but they really do not know what that means. I feel this way a lot during our
lectures. I keep hearing new terms and when I read about them, I find out t
That is a great article. I find this cloud computing topic to be really interesting. I think it is very
beneficial to have people outside of a company who are the experts in the field handling the
technology stuff. However, everything I have read so far m
Managerial Applications of Information Technology (IS535)
March 2009 Session
Monday, 6:00 9:30 p.m.
Joe B. ALEXANDER: my bio is at http:/www.linkedin.com/in/joebalexander
List at least 3 conditions that contribute to date redundancy and inconsistency:
A. Different groups independently gather the same piece of data and store it
independently of each other.
B. Data being updated in some system
Great post! That makes it very easy to understand the function of ERP software systems. Below
are an article and a blog that over the benefits of ERP and here are a few examples that most any
company would benefit from:
-Help reduce operating costs
Cloud Computing Is No Pipe Dream
Infotech service on demand is coming, and it's real. Just like plugging in the cord to get
By Jeffrey F. Rayport
Tech pundits and practitioners alike have spilled lots of ink to hype cloud computing. They'll
I had never heard the term Mass Collaboration in conjunction with technology before. I think
this is a really cool way to utilize technology and the web as a business tactic. I found the
articles I read on this topic very interesting.
The article I found in Business Week is concerning a videoconferencing company called Lifesize
Communications. Their mission is to provide high quality HD video over ordinary internet
hardware at a much lower price than their competitors
That is a great article! Best Buy makes such a great partnership with the Geek Squad.
I found another article about a mining company that took a big risk by trying Mass Collaboration
and it paid off. The company was in trouble so the CEO published his geo
I found another great article that sort of breaks down the differences involved when
implementing agile methodologies.
Agile methods are adaptive instead of predictive. Engineering methods tend to resist
change. The agile methods, on the other hand, welco
I know I have already expressed my interest for cloud computing, so here is another interesting
article from Business Week.
The author refers to cloud computing as sounding too good to be true like cold fusion or nuclear
fusion reactor in
BT Stakes Future on Web Services
The telco has formed two new business unitsBT Design
and BT Operateto develop, implement, and operate new
by David Meyer
BT has announced a major internal reorganisation aimed at making it easier for the
Project management software covers many types of software, including scheduling, cost control
and budget management, resource allocation, collaboration software, communication, quality
management and documentation or administration systems.
This is a grea
After reading the text and this article, I was still a little confused about SOA. I found the
following definitions which helped clear it up for me a bit.
SOA unifies business processes by structuring bulky applications as an ad hoc collection of
Web Services are is defined by the W3C as "a software system designed to support interoperable
machine-to-machine interaction over a network".
The article below describes how BT announced a major reorganization in order to make it easier
Takeaway - A
Technically we talked about twitter in unit fives lecture, but since then I have heard it on both
the radio and the television, so I got a little more curious. Considering it was created in 2006 and
two weeks ago was the first time I had even
I selected the article on improving business processes with the use of IT:
I have found myself relying more and more on technology to not only perform my job, b
Videoconferencing Has a LifeSize Moment
"Telepresence" is helping the tiny startupand giants like Cisco
by Peter Burrows
LifeSize's Malloy says "telepresence" isn't only for rich companies Watt McSpadden
When Colin Buechler left Dell (DELL) last year, he
Takeaway point A
I had never heard of cloud computing before and this is very interesting to me especially since I
am not well versed in computers. The definition I found explains that users of cloud computing
do not need to have understanding, proficien
Treasury office faults IRS computer security
Oct. 16, 2008 10:13 AM
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Two new IRS computer systems that will eventually cost ta
Welcome to the BPR Tutorial Series
The Business Case - Friend or Foe?
(Part one of a three part series on business case development)
by Nancy Maluso
Oh no, you have to write a business case. Why? Most rookies and veterans of any business process reenginee
by Paul A. Strassmann
excerpted from The Politics of Information Management
The Information Economics Press, 1995
Early in 1993, an epochal event took place in the US. For the first time in history, "white-collar" unemployment exceeded "blue
Business process reengineering
Business process reengineering is the redesign of business processes and the associated systems
and organizational structures to achieve a dramatic improvement in business performance. The
business reasons for making such ch
Business process reengineering
Business process reengineering (BPR) is, in computer science and management, an approach aiming at
improvements by means of elevating efficiency and effectiveness of the business process that exist within and
1. Major Business Functions and the information systems that serve them (pg 45
a. Sales and Marketing
i. Order processing enters, processes, and tracks customer orders
ii. Pricing analysis establishes prices of products and services
iii. Sales trend
Reengineering DeVry Online Admissions Department
IS 535 Managerial Applications of Information Technology
The company is DeVry University Online which offers career-oriented majors
and hands-on approach to learning, practitioner
I find this route for Wells Fargo very interesting. More and more people seem to be too busy or
because many jobs have become mobile, they may not have the ability to visit a physical branch.
Also, if I understand the definition of a digital firm, I think