Advanced Information Systems - 2013

Topics in the course:

  • Foundations of information systems in business
  • Competing with information technology
  • Computer hardware
  • Computer software
  • Telecommunications and networks
  • The internetworked e-business enterprise
  • Online systems
  • Data resource management
  • E-business decision support
  • Developing e-business strategies
  • Developing e-business systems
  • Acquiring and implementing e-business systems
  • Risk and economic analysis
  • Security and ethical challenges of e-business
  • Enterprise and global management of e-business technology

The assignments involved:

  • Propose a standard specification for the PCs to be put in place in three departments for a medium-large size organisation - Including: processor, hard disk drive, memory, monitor, other peripherals, software and warranty. 
  • Justifying the appropriate software, including a cost estimate
  • Discuss what specialised software would benefit the Product Assembly, Sales, Finance & Administration, and other departments
  • Justify the required changes to be made to the standard hardware specifications to meet the specialised requirements of these departments
  • Drawing a network diagram and discuss what additional hardware and software will be required to network the seven departments, and justifying the benefits that the network would bring to the organisation
  • Preparing a Request For Proposal (RFP) document considering the hardware, software, communications and services that will be required for Internet, Web design and hosting, and email services for the organisation
  • Prepare a newspaper advertisement announcing the realease of the Request For Proposal (RFP)
  • Creating an evaluation matrix for when the vendors submit their proposals, considering the evaluation factors required in compiling a shortlist of vendors
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