Week 1 assignment – info systems in enterprise -due sun, 7/17 at 5pm
Week 1 Assignment
Selecting a Company
In this course, you will complete a Final Project in Week 6 of the course. Review the Final Paper area of the course navigation menu to understand what is expected from you in the Final Project.
For this first Assignment, you have the opportunity to exercise your evaluative skills. You will conduct research on e-business systems of existing companies and then select the company for which you will create an e-business system report for your Final Paper. Please make your selection after analyzing the requirements of the Final Project and evaluating the information available on the current IT infrastructure of existing companies.
Submit by Day 7 a 300- to 350-word explanation of why you selected the company you chose for your Final Paper. Explain each reason in detail.
Note: Refer to the Assignment Template in the Learning Resources.
**You are not to start the project, just select the company and do what is instructed above.
This is the final paper info…I will post this as another homework assignment:
Creating an E-Business System Report
Examining an existing company’s e-business system can often allow you to learn what to do and not do when designing an e-business system for a new company. Some of the components of an e-business system may include hardware, application software, network infrastructure, and e-commerce strategies. This Final Paper will require you to analyze the selections made by a company of your choosing. It will also prepare you for the process you will encounter in designing and implementing an e-business system.
For the Final Paper in this course, you will create an e-business system report on the company you work for. If you are not currently employed, select a company to research and focus on for your Final Paper (e.g., a company a friend or family member works for, a company you can research on the Internet). You must select a company that has an existing e-business system.
Requirements, Length, and Format
Create an original 2,000- to 2,500-word report, titled “E-Business System Report for XYZ Company.” Replace “XYZ Company” with the actual company name only if you are not working for the company and selected to research another company. Do not disclose the name of the company anywhere in the report if you are working for the company you selected. Just refer to the company as “XYZ Company,” including on the title page.
The Final Paper is due on Day 7 of Week 6.
Your Final Paper must cover five main areas, outlined in detail in the Content section below.
Your report must be carefully edited for grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, format, and APA referencing style. The report should include:
- Title page
- Page numbers
- Main headings for each section:
- Information Resources
- System Specification
- Electronic Commerce
- Emerging Trends and Technologies
- Sub-headings as necessary
- In-text citations (not footnotes)
- Reference list (must use at least four outside references in APA format)
Note: The word-length requirement is for the main body of the paper and does not include the Title or Reference pages.
Use the Final Paper Template to organize and format your paper.
Your report must include the following components:
- Provide a brief introduction of the company. Include the company’s name, purpose, number of employees, etc.
- Explain how the business uses the following resources: people, hardware, software, information/data, and network.
- Describe the role of information systems in the particular business.
- Explain how Porter’s Five Forces Model comes into play in the company.
- Explain what functionality you think the employees, customers, suppliers, or other end users need from an e-business system.
- Describe how the e-business system will be utilized.
- Recommend ways the e-business system might be improved to meet the needs of the system stakeholders, and justify your recommendation.
- Describe the e-business system in terms of hardware, application software, operating system, network infrastructure, and pricing comparison.
- Considering the possible combinations of business, consumers, and government, which best describes the company? For example, you might select Business to Business (B2B) or Business to Consumer (B2C). Explain your choice.
- Explain how e-commerce is used in the business.
Emerging Trends and Technologies
- Explain which emerging trends and technologies could be used to improve/enhance the e-business system.
- Explain how you will identify the emerging trends and technologies, and determine their applicability to your system.
You must have at least four acceptable references for the information contained in your paper. The course text cannot count as one of the four references. Wikipedia is NOT an acceptable reference. Blogs and websites that simply present unsupported opinions are not acceptable references. If you have a question on what resources are acceptable or unacceptable references, ask your Instructor for guidance. Instructors will look favorably upon your paper if it has more than the required minimum of references.
In addition to the intellectual content, each paper will be evaluated for clarity of writing and adherence to APA standards. Also see the rubric, provided in the Course Information area.