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Need Help-ENTERPRISE MOBILE APP PROPOSAL: WRITTEN REPORT

CIS8000 GLOBAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS STRATEGY

Live Session No. 08

Wednesday 7 September 2016 (7PM) with Dr Mustafa Ally

Topics Assignment 2 Walkthrough and Overview Q&A

ASSIGNMENT 2

ASSIGNMENT MARKS WEIGHT DATE DUE ASSIGNMENT 2 – REPORT 100 35 10 Oct 2016 4

ENTERPRISE MOBILE APP PROPOSAL: WRITTEN REPORT

For the purposes of this Assignment 2 you are now the CIO of the multinational company (you identified in Assignment 1).

 As the CIO you are impressed with the concept of the app presented to you in Assignment 1 by the Manager, and have commissioned, on your behalf, a senior member of your ICT department to prepare a comprehensive report to the CFO of the company presenting a case for the strategic development, implementation and integration of the app within the existing organizational and information systems framework.

 There are a number of technical and non-technical issues that need to be fully researched and investigated in writing up your report with specific reference to the proposed app from Assignment 1. Clearly state any assumptions you have had to make in attempting to address any of the topics. Also please note that in keeping within the page length restrictions you give due weighting and consideration to each of the topics based on your own determinations.

 5 FOCUS  Flexibility and assumptions

 You will have to think of the implications of your app when being deployed in a global environment, and of all of the issues and integration strategies that have to be taken into consideration in the development and deployment of your application.

 There must be evidence in your report that your app is directly related to the organization/industry/business/service that you have been assigned. Failure to do so will result in zero marks being awarded for this assignment.

 Unique characteristics of the industry 6 REFERENCING  This assignment must follow the USQ guidelines for report writing.

 See: http://www.usq.edu.au/learningcentre/assignment-skills/writingassignments/report-writing and the Useful Links on the page.

 Links under Additional Resources | Assignment 2 on the Study Desk

 Ideas obtained from sources must be included in your discussion by expressing the idea in your words and citing the source using the Harvard Referencing style.

 Direct quotes of more than five (5) words will not be considered a demonstration of your knowledge and will be assessed accordingly. 7 Topics (between 150 and 200 words per topic) 1. The problem 2. The concept and solution 3. Key features of the app 4. Business case 5. Target audience 6. Strategic alignment within the organization’s business and IT strategies 7. Value proposition and other benefits 8. Infrastructure requirements including

 Development platforms

 Coding languages and tools

 Use of cloud services 8 Topics (cont.) 9. Software design, development and testing strategies 10. Internationalization for a global market 11. Social media integration strategies 12. Risk management – privacy, security, confidentiality, ethical issues etc. 13. Deployment and integration strategies 14. User acceptance and change management 15. Legacy systems  Database integration

 Enterprise data integration 16. Maintenance 17. Future opportunities and enhancements 18. Recommendations and conclusion 9 Assignment Length

 The maximum number of pages for Assignment 2 is ten (10) EXCLUDING the title page, executive summary, table of contents, list of references, and appendices.

 Each of the topics has a maximum mark of five (5).

 You will need to determine how much of content is warranted under each topic, keeping in mind

 the page limit  The importance/relevance of the topic to the proposal 10 1. The problem  Making a convincing case that this problem is real and worth addressing  Describe the current situation

 Identify the challenges and issues you / department / organization is facing, in relation to  workforce

 customers

 business processes and workflow  communication  Examples to prove your point 11 2. The concept and solution  Describe the idea that will address the problem described in (1) Do not repeat the UI diagrams from Assignment 1 12 3. Key features of the app  Describe the functionality and the key components of your solution  What does your app do (in your own words)  If you do use diagrams to enhance your description place them in the appendices. 13 4. Business Case /Financial Justification  A justification for a proposed project or undertaking on the basis of its expected commercial benefit.  Cost Benefit analysis  Elements of the costs  Software design & development  Training  Integration  Maintenance  Etc.  Elements of income/savings  Staffing  Sales  Predicted tangible savings (rationalization, efficiency)  Focus on reasonable and significant line items (over accuracy of numbers) 14 5. Target audience  Who is going to use it? – The Users  Identify the stakeholders  What is the impact of the app on them? 15 6. Strategic alignment within the organization’s business and IT strategies  Strategic business objectives of IS  Chapter 1: Pages 44 to 48  Aligning IT with business objectives  Chapter 3: Pages 143 to 145 16 7. Value proposition and other benefits  A value proposition is a promise of value to be delivered and acknowledged.  A value proposition can apply to an entire organization, or parts thereof, or customer accounts, or products or services.  Examples  e-commerce business models  Chapter 10: pages 426+ 17 8. Infrastructure requirements including Development platforms Coding languages and tools Use of cloud services  Development environment for building mobile apps (IOS, Android, Windows etc)  eg. App Builder  Coding languages  OS dependent  Identify applicable cloud services to support the app functionality  Cloud services: Chapter 5 Pages 229+ 18 9. Software design, development and testing strategies  Options  Methodology  MVP, Agile etc  Building IS  Chapter 13 19 10. Internationalization for a global market  Consider  Language  HCI  Cultural  Currency  Local customs & regulations 20 11. Social media integration strategies  Login  Feedback  Crowdsourcing  Promotion 21 12. Risk management – privacy, security, confidentiality, ethical issues etc.  Chapter 8 Section 8.3  Threats  Security measures  Customer/company data  Access control  Virus protection 22 13. Deployment and integration strategies  Roll out  App/Play store acceptance  Linking with other apps, databases, etc. 23 14. User acceptance and change management  Chapter 3: Pages 124  Chapter 14: Pages 590+  Change Management is a structured approach for ensuring that changes are thoroughly and smoothly implemented and that the lasting benefits of change are achieved.  The focus is on the wider impacts of change, particularly on people and how they, as individuals and teams, move from the current situation to the new one.  The change is question could range from a simple process change, to major changes in policy or strategy needed if the organization is to achieve its potential. 24 15: Legacy systems Database integration Enterprise data integration 25 16. Maintenance  Traditional maintenance strategies and options  PLUS  Evaluation/Feedback/Analytics  In the design of the software, what strategies would you put in place to:  increase the traffic on your website  get listed at the top of Google 26 17. Future opportunities and enhancements 27 18. Recommendations and conclusion  See links on Report Writing EPILOGUE  Q&A ON ANYTHING!

Need Help-ENTERPRISE MOBILE APP PROPOSAL: WRITTEN REPORT

Buy your Paper;Web 2.0 Sharing Tool


Buy your Paper;Web 2.0 Sharing Tool- Discussion question

Your assignment for this module is to begin the basic development and set-up of your selected Web 2.0 Sharing Tool. Discuss your selected Web 2.0 tool that you will use to share and apply your learnings and products developed in this course. Why did you select this particular tool? What are your initial ideas for beginning the basic development of your selected tool? What theme or style are you considering? Who might the target audience be? How will you introduce the purpose of your tool to your audience?

CIS5101 S2 2016: Assignment 1, Research Proposal on Business/Organization


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CIS5101 S2 2016: Assignment 1; Research Proposal on Business/Organization

Marking Criteria

Student name: Student No:
Mark Comments
1. Preliminary Research Findings (company background, business strategy
and objectives, structure, revenue model, etc.)
20 Excellent A perfect piece of work.
18 Very good A very good piece of work that meets all specified criteria
15 Good Competently meets the criteria specified. 20
10 Average Adequately meets the criteria as specified.
6 Poor Did not sufficiently meet the criteria as specified.
3 Very poor Clearly does not meet criteria to pass.
0 Not Attempted No attempt made or irrelevant.
2. Company capabilities (skills, qualifications, testimonials, exemplars)
15 Excellent A perfect piece of work.
13 Very good A very good piece of work that meets all specified criteria
11 Good Competently meets the criteria specified. 15
8 Average Adequately meets the criteria as specified.
6 Poor Did not sufficiently meet the criteria as specified.
3 Very poor Clearly does not meet criteria to pass.
0 Not Attempted No attempt made or irrelevant.
3. Web Design Components (design, promotion, security, maintenance)
30 Excellent A perfect piece of work.
25 Very good A very good piece of work meeting all specified criteria.
20 Good Competently meets the criteria specified. 30
15 Average Adequately meets the criteria as specified.
6 Poor Did not sufficiently meet the criteria as specified.
3 Very poor Clearly does not meet criteria to pass.
0 Not Attempted No attempt made or irrelevant.
4. Cost and Deliverables (Costs, deliverables, timelines)
20 Excellent A perfect piece of work.
18 Very good A very good piece of work meeting all specified criteria.
15 Good Competently meets the criteria specified. 20
10 Average Adequately meets the criteria as specified.
6 Poor Did not sufficiently meet the criteria as specified.
3 Very poor Clearly does not meet criteria to pass.
0 Not Attempted No attempt made or irrelevant.

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5. PRESENTATION (Structure; appropriate graphics, images, animations,
tables, etc; speaker’s notes; bullet points; spelling, punctuation, grammar etc.)
15 Excellent
13 Very good
11 Good presentation 15
8 Average
6 Poor
3 Very poor
0 Little or no attempt to make appropriate use
TOTAL (maximum 100) 0
Marker’s initials: _________________________ Date:  _________________

Markers general comments and feedback

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  1. Your web design consultancy company has been invited to tender for the design of a web site for a newly formed business/organization.
  2. As part of the tender process you are required to present a proposal to the management team of the company.
  3. If your proposal is eventually accepted, you will be asked to develop a prototype of your design in WordPress in Assignment 2.
  4. The client’s business category/model will be supplied to you via email in the first week of the semester (along with your cloudaccess.net/WordPress credentials).
  5. Your design proposal MUST address the specific and unique needs of the business category/model you have been assigned. You are also required to ensure that both your Assignments 1 and 2 meet the criteria to be classed within, and is directly related to, the business category assigned to you. Failure to do so will result in your assignments being rejected and no marks will be allocated to them.
  6. You have been asked to do some preliminary research into the needs of the company and then demonstrate your capabilities and what you and your company can offer.
  7. Your company has been told from the outset that the website must incorporate a high-end and responsive web design that provides a great user experience while creating an atmosphere of trust and professionalism.
  8. You sent the management of the business a questionnaire and interviewed them for more information about the project and their requirements.
  9. You analysed the information they provided and promised to send them a proposal in the next few days.

 

  1. Prepare a professional web design and development proposal in the form of a PowerPoint presentation (16-30 slides) that will inform and impress the client.
  2. Include speaker’s notes for each slide, as well as images, graphics, tables, animations, etc. where appropriate.
  3. Do not include citations in your slides. Place all your sources of reference on your final slide.

 

Presentation Guidelines

 

Your PowerPoint presentation slides should include (but are not confined to):

  1. Title -. 0 slide
  2. Table of contents -. . 0 slide
  3. Preliminary research findings – 1 slide

Demonstrate that you know the client and you understand what they want. This is the first step in appealing to the client’s individual needs. 2 slide

  1. Your capabilities 2-slides
  • Present your capabilities by referring back to the client’s needs and state your relevant experience. 1 slide
  • Provide previous examples/references Major components -1 slide
  1. Web Design
  • Overall design strategy 1 slide
  • Site name registration 1 slide
  • Site design, features and functionalities 1 slide
  • Content Management System 1 slide
  • Custom Programming 1 slide
  • Major web technologies 1 slide
  1. Web promotion, SEO and analytics 2-3 slide
  2. Website maintenance Costs and deliverables 1 slide
  3. Provide cost and deliverable information based on the information you have Propose a detailed timeline for the work. Contact information . 1 slide
  4. Conclusion References . 0 slide

 

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Business/organization customizable electronic goods


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Business/organization customizable electronic goods

  1. Your web design consultancy company has been invited to tender for the design of a web site for a newly formed business/organization.
  2. As part of the tender process you are required to present a proposal to the management team of the company.
  3. If your proposal is eventually accepted, you will be asked to develop a prototype of your design in WordPress in Assignment 2.
  4. The client’s business category/model will be supplied to you via email in the first week of the semester (along with your cloudaccess.net/WordPress credentials).
  5. Your design proposal MUST address the specific and unique needs of the business category/model you have been assigned. You are also required to ensure that both your Assignments 1 and 2 meet the criteria to be classed within, and is directly related to, the business category assigned to you. Failure to do so will result in your assignments being rejected and no marks will be allocated to them.
  6. You have been asked to do some preliminary research into the needs of the company and then demonstrate your capabilities and what you and your company can offer.
  7. Your company has been told from the outset that the website must incorporate a high-end and responsive web design that provides a great user experience while creating an atmosphere of trust and professionalism.
  8. You sent the management of the business a questionnaire and interviewed them for more information about the project and their requirements.
  9. You analysed the information they provided and promised to send them a proposal in the next few days.

 

  1. Prepare a professional web design and development proposal in the form of a PowerPoint presentation (16-30 slides) that will inform and impress the client.
  2. Include speaker’s notes for each slide, as well as images, graphics, tables, animations, etc. where appropriate.
  3. Do not include citations in your slides. Place all your sources of reference on your final slide.

 

Presentation Guidelines

 

Your PowerPoint presentation slides should include (but are not confined to):

  1. Title -. 0 slide
  2. Table of contents -. . 0 slide
  3. Preliminary research findings – 1 slide

Demonstrate that you know the client and you understand what they want. This is the first step in appealing to the client’s individual needs. 2 slide

  1. Your capabilities 2-slides
  • Present your capabilities by referring back to the client’s needs and state your relevant experience. 1 slide
  • Provide previous examples/references Major components -1 slide
  1. Web Design
  • Overall design strategy 1 slide
  • Site name registration 1 slide
  • Site design, features and functionalities 1 slide
  • Content Management System 1 slide
  • Custom Programming 1 slide
  • Major web technologies 1 slide
  1. Web promotion, SEO and analytics 2-3 slide
  2. Website maintenance Costs and deliverables 1 slide
  3. Provide cost and deliverable information based on the information you have Propose a detailed timeline for the work. Contact information . 1 slide
  4. Conclusion References . 0 slide

 

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MGMT20133 – Strategic Business Management


MGMT20133 – Strategic Business Management
Term 2 – 2016
Profile information current as at 02-Aug-2016 16:45

Assessment Tasks
1 Practical and Written Assessment
Assessment Title Practical and Written Assessment
Task Description
Assignment 1: Due week 4
30% weighting of overall grade
1000 words maximum
Assessment format and description
Team Roles -The simulation program requires you to form teams and assign roles to team members. A role must be
specified for each team member. This assessment is a short report assigning roles, role description. This team is your
firm and its employees. If you are doing this assignment individually you need to assume you are the firm and all the
roles.
Your specified role involves interdependence within the team. As aspiring business managers your function after each
simulation round is to reflect upon and critique decisions that your team has made. This first assessment will require you
to negotiate and assign roles as a group and submit a document based on your process and choices. Your choice of role
is to be specified from a selection elaborated in the course assessment block.
it is important that you discuss, document and design tasks that include the following:
meeting attendance
levels of contribution per meeting/task
decision making process and governance
actions to be taken by whom
standard of work completed by each member
Mission and vision of your firm and organisational hierarchy.
The assignment marking criteria and rubric can be found on Moodle in the assessment block
Assessment Due Date Week 4 Friday (05-Aug-2016) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 6 Friday (26-Aug-2016)
Weighting 30%
1.
2.
3.
4.
Assessment Criteria
The assessment criteria for this task comprise:
Role definition (30%)
Role responsibilities and minimum expectations for each role (25%)
Contingencies (time management, work flow, and commitment to outcomes) (25%)
Written communication and referencing standards (20%)
The criteria are applied in accordance with the University’s assessment grading requirements which necessarily include
the award of a numerical grade within a range of values specific to the categories of: FAIL, PASS, CREDIT,
DISTINCTION, & HIGH DISTINCTION.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online
Group submission
Learning Outcomes Assessed 1. critically evaluate and discuss theoretical concepts and principles of strategic
business management;
2. apply the tools and techniques of business thought, analysis, and evaluation to
support the formulation and implementation of strategy in profit and not-for-profit
organisations;
3. compare and contrast key differences in professional and ethical standards,
catering for cultural diversity, and environmental sustainablity in strategic business
management;
4. evaluate the different levels of strategic business management involving
authentic case studies and realistic simluations; and
5. integrate prior learning, knowledge, and experience through leadership and
teamwork processes and demonstrate professional competencies and practices
aligned to other prostgraduate course work.
Graduate Attributes 1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research
5. Self-management
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7. Leadership
2 Written Assessment
Assessment Title Assessment 2: Strategic Direction Team Report
Task Description
Assignment two is relate to identifying and justifying your strategy for your firm moving forward. Word count
maximum 1500 words
Developing a strategy for your firm is a key part of success in the simulation environment and in real life business
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
operations. Your strategy will serve as your firm’s “roadmap” throughout the simulation. A strategy consists of an
integrated set of choices.
Most strategic plans focus on one or two such elements, often leaving large gaps in the overall strategy. Ensure you look
at your strategy as a whole. You are required to consider the following elements in your assignment 2 in an
environmental scan and analysis of your firm using the tools in the course. You need to complete the following
1. analyse your simulation firm
2. use at least TWO of analytical tools to further analyse the environment
3. identify and summarise the gaps in the firm
4. build objectives for your firm and all functional areas
5. formulate a strategy for all functional areas and business level strategy
6. offer options and then decide on a recommendation for the future .
.
Be specific and offer .your contingencies
Title page, executive summary, references , tables, figures and diagrams do not count in your word limit
Assessment Due Date Week 8 Friday (09-Sep-2016) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 10 Friday (23-Sep-2016)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria
The assessment criteria for this item comprises of :
Assessment of the internal and external market environment (20%) SWOT Porters and other tools
application of themes and theories related to and including the use of literature to justify strategic direction and
choice using the strategic diamond (20%)
Application and justification of relevant strategic choice and direction for the future (20%)
Evaluation of constraints and limits to strategy (20%)
Calibre of argument and critical insight to defend or justify the decision (10%)
Written communication and referencing standards (10%)
The criteria are applied in accordance with the university’s assessment grading requirements which necessarily include
the award of a numerical grade within a range of values specific to the categories of: FAIL, PASS, CREDIT,
DISTINCTION, & HIGH DISTINCTION.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online
Learning Outcomes Assessed 1. critically evaluate and discuss theoretical concepts and principles of strategic
business management;
2. apply the tools and techniques of business thought, analysis, and evaluation to
support the formulation and implementation of strategy in profit and not-for-profit
organisations;
3. compare and contrast key differences in professional and ethical standards,
catering for cultural diversity, and environmental sustainablity in strategic business
management;
4. evaluate the different levels of strategic business management involving
authentic case studies and realistic simluations; and
5. integrate prior learning, knowledge, and experience through leadership and
teamwork processes and demonstrate professional competencies and practices
aligned to other prostgraduate course work.
Graduate Attributes 1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research
5. Self-management
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7. Leadership
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
3 Presentation and Written Assessment
Assessment Title Team Report – presentation to board of directors
Task Description
Weighting 40 % of total grade. Due date of presentation in final class session and then submitted copy to moodle
Assessment 3 comprises a presentation to the board of directors, a written set of slides and narrative
Approximately 15 minute presentation 15 slides, a narrative of script notes/or recorded presentation
The strategic presentation the entire simulation. A key aspect of each business management decision is evaluation.
Marks are awarded based on your team’s ability to discuss, assess, and critique the management decisions
Success with Assessment 3 is contingent upon team members interacting at peer-to-peer level, and applying concepts
and theories and principal sources to demonstrate applied strategic thinking from both theoretical and practical
perspectives.
You must be prepared to defend your decision based on your best assessment of the circumstances.
Careful consideration of concepts and theory covered in the course. Make use of the source materials to succeed in
submitting a concise but coherent team report by the due date.
Further details and guidance available in Moodle assessment block
Assessment Due Date Week 11 Friday (30-Sep-2016) 05:00 PM AEST
Class presentations will be held from week 11 , online students will submit a
presentation online
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (21-Oct-2016)
grades will be awarded with final grade
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria
he assessment criteria for this item comprise:
Interpretation and analysis of problem specific to all rounds(15%)
Critique of content; use of literature (15%)
Application of relevant strategy ethical standard, concepts, and frameworks (15%)
Evaluation of constraints and limits to strategy (20%)
Calibre of argument and critical insight to defend or justify the decision (20%)
6. Written communication and referencing standards (15%)
The criteria are applied in accordance with the university’s assessment grading requirements which necessarily include
the award of a numerical grade within a range of values specific to the categories of: FAIL, PASS, CREDIT,
DISTINCTION, & HIGH DISTINCTION.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online
Learning Outcomes Assessed 1. critically evaluate and discuss theoretical concepts and principles of strategicbusiness management;2. apply the tools and techniques of business thought, analysis, and evaluation tosupport the formulation and implementation of strategy in profit and not-for-profitorganisations;3. compare and contrast key differences in professional and ethical standards,catering for cultural diversity, and environmental sustainablity in strategic businessmanagement;4. evaluate the different levels of strategic business management involvingauthentic case studies and realistic simluations; and5. integrate prior learning, knowledge, and experience through leadership andteamwork processes and demonstrate professional competencies and practicesaligned to other prostgraduate course work.Graduate Attributes 1. Knowledge2. Communication3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills4. Research5. Self-management6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility7. Leadership

Project Deliverable 2: Business Requirements


Project Deliverable 2: Business Requirements

This assignment consists of two (2) sections: a business requirements document and a project plan. You must submit both sections as separate files for the completion of this assignment. Label each file name according to the section of the assignment it is written for. Additionally, you may create and / or assume all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

Documenting the existing IT network and system is an important first step, but you, the CIO, know that capturing the needed changes can be critical to your success as an executive. You know that procuring and documenting quality business requirements is an important step toward the design of quality information systems. Completion of a quality requirements document allows user needs and expectations to be captured, so that infrastructure and information systems can be designed properly. Using the requirements document provided in the course shell as a part of the requirements gathering process, you are to assess the needs of the company as it prepares to become a multinational organization. You must consider current and future trends and requirements; however, assumptions should be realistic and carefully considered. The needs of the organization should be documented. Later deliverables will focus on specifics of all requirements.

Section 1: Business Requirements Document

Write a four to six (4-6) page original business requirements document for the project plan using the attached Business_requirement_template .

Describe the project needs, including the following:

  1. Describe the scope and analyze how to control the scope.
  2. Speculate and give justifications for how to control scope.
  3. Identify possible risks, constraints, and assumptions.
  4. Describe the needed integration with other systems and infrastructure. Note: Database and Data Warehousing, Cloud Technology and Virtualization, and Network Infrastructure and Security.
  5. Assess the human capital that may be needed to complete the project, ensuring that necessary skill sets are identified.
  6. Speculate on possible outsourcing or offshoring needs that may be required to accomplish project.
  7. Define relevant terms that will be used throughout the project.
  8. Include cost projections for staffing, infrastructure, and other resources.
  9. Use at least two (2) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Section 2: Revised Project Plan

Use Microsoft Project to:

  1. Update the project plan (summary and detail) template, from Project Deliverable 1: Project Plan Inception, with three to five (3-5) new project tasks, each consisting of five to ten (5-10) subtasks.
  • Note: the project plan from Project Plan Inception assignment is attached.

The assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

Assignment 1: Identifying Potential Malicious Attacks, Threats and Vulnerabilities


Assignment 1: Identifying Potential Malicious Attacks, Threats and Vulnerabilities

You have just been hired as an Information Security Engineer for a videogame development company. The organization network structure is identified in the below network diagram and specifically contains:

1) 2 – Firewalls 5) 2 – Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Controllers (DC)
2) 1 – Web / FTP server 6) 3 – File servers
3) 1 – Microsoft Exchange Email server 7) 1 – Wireless access point (WAP)
4) 1 – Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) 8) 100 – Desktop / Laptop computers
9) VoIP telephone system

The CIO has seen reports of malicious activity being on the rise and has become extremely concerned with the protection of the intellectual property and highly sensitive data maintained by your organization. As one of your first tasks with the organization, the CIO requested you identify and draft a report identifying potential malicious attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities specific to your organization. Further, the CIO would like you to briefly explain each item and the potential impact it could have on the organization.

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Analyze three (3) specific potential malicious attacks and / or threats that could be carried out against the network and organization.
  2. Explain in detail the potential impact of the three (3) selected malicious attacks.
  3. Propose the security controls that you would consider implementing in order to protect against the selected potential malicious attacks.
  4. Analyze three (3) potential concerns for data loss and data theft that may exist in the documented network.
  5. Explicate the potential impact of the three (3) selected concerns for data loss and data theft.
  6. Propose the security controls that you would consider implementing in order to protect against the selected concerns for data loss and data theft.
  7. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment (no more than 2-3 years old) from material outside the textbook. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explain the concepts of information systems security as applied to an IT infrastructure.
  • Describe the principles of risk management, common response techniques, and issues related to recovery of IT systems.
  • Describe how malicious attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities impact an IT infrastructure.
  • Explain the means attackers use to compromise systems and networks, and defenses used by organizations.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in information systems security.
  • Write clearly and concisely about network security topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills. Click here to access the rubric for this assignment.

 

Ten AMIA working groups


Ten AMIA working groups

Please click on this link:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2732244/

Let’s discuss the Ten AMIA working groups together with the IMIA work group findings on Organizational and Social Issues for project failures and how to lessen those risks.  Specifically, let’s discuss communication, workflow, and quality; the complexity of IT undertakings; the need to integrate all aspects of projects, work environments, and regulatory and policy requirements; and the difficulty of getting all the parts and participants in harmony.

How do you address what “success” and “failure” mean, what contributes to making successful or unsuccessful systems, how to use failure as an enhanced learning opportunity for continued improvement, how system successes or failures should be studied, and what AMIA should do to enhance opportunities for successes?

Professional Skills for Information Systems


Assignment 3: Professional Skills for Information Systems
Case Study Report

Applicable course objective:

  • apply ethical research and inquiry skills and demonstrate an understanding of the social impact of information technology and the need for security, privacy and ethical implications in information systems usage;
  • demonstrate problem-solving skills by identifying and resolving issues relating to information systems and their components, and proficiently utilise different types of information systems software (especially gaining proficiency in utilising databases, spreadsheets, and presentation applications).
  • apply academic and professional literacy skills and demonstrate an understanding of the importance of and differences between information and computer literacy; the basic types of software including system software (operating systems and utilities) and applications software (proprietary, off-the-shelf software applications and cloud computing); the basic hardware components of a computer system, including system unit, storage, input and output devices and the way that they interact to form a single computing system; understanding computer-based telecommunications and networking concepts; the basic concepts surrounding databases, database management systems and understanding the need for information management; the concepts surrounding the Internet, e-commerce/e-business and supply chain activities, and business intelligence, knowledge management and other business information system tools (TPSs, ERPs, MISs, DSSs etc) widely used in organisations today; and the processes involved in information system project management;
  • apply written communication skills by understanding basic information, communication and technology (ICT) terminology for effective communication and applying it within a business environment.

Referencing Requirements

References are required and the Harvard AGPS standard of referencing must be used. This standard is detailed on USQ Library Site <http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing>.

Plagiarism, collusion and cheating will be severely penalised. Refer to the USQ Policy Library for more details:

Ensure that your reports are fully referenced, including any reference to the text book. Your report should include in-text references and a List of References.

Do not repeat verbatim large slabs of information from other sources such as the text – you must put the ideas/information in your own words.

You must use at least ten (10) academically sound sources other than the textbook in completing this report.

 

Preamble

Dr Dorothy “Dodo” Little was extremely impressed with our computing firm’s – Kinkajou Technologies – development of the All Creatures Great and Small’s Database Management System (DBMS) utilising Microsoft Access 2007/2010/2013 (Assignment 1) and Decision Support System (DSS) utilising Microsoft Excel 2007/2010/2013 (Assignment 2).

Dr Dorothy “Dodo” Little realises that the business has a lot to learn and that the business will need to invest considerable money to bring the business into the modern online business world, from their current single computer mail order set-up. Dr Dorothy “Dodo” Little has contracted our firm to advise the business on how they can grow their mail order business into a cutting-edge online presence. The business has asked us to develop a report to provide them with information about the following topics that they see as key to their business’ growth:

  1. How can the business move from mail order to being an online presence?

(Use Baltzan et al Chapters 2 & 3 – A Brave New Connected World / E-Business & Mobile Business to assist you in answering this topic)

  1. What type of hardware and software, including networking infrastructure, should the business acquire to expand their capabilities to meet their new e-business initiative?

(Use Baltzan Chapter 5 – Technical Fundamentals to assist you in answering this topic)

  1. What would be the benefits to the business of using business intelligence?

(Use Baltzan et al Chapter 8 Section 2 – Business Intelligence)

  1. What would be the benefits to the business of implementing a collaboration system?

(Use Baltzan et al Chapter 10 Section 2 –Enterprise Information Systems: Collaboration Systems to assist you in answering this topic)

  1. What issues should the business be aware of when embarking on a social media presence?

(Use Baltzan et al Chapter 11 Section 2 – Social Media to assist you in answering this topic)

All phases in this project must be developed with professionalism and user-friendliness in mind.

karledwards.com/poster-gallery/, Karl Edwards Studios.

Mrs Hyacinth Macaw, your manager, has set up the following tasks for you to complete this project:

Refer to the marking criteria for details of mark allocations.

Task 1: Journal (maximum 500 words)                                                 10%

Prepare a journal that records your activities and progress related to completing this assignment. In date order, clearly list the following:

  • Date of research activity/discussion
  • Full description of research activity / discussion (at least 25 words)
  • Web sites visited to collect information; other references accessed (using Harvard AGPS Referencing style – submitted separate to the List of References in Task 2).
  • Time duration of the activity

If you are working in a team, clearly state the activities of each team member.

 

 

Submit this journal as an appendix to Task 2. Any references to web pages and online documents, such as white papers, should be listed at the end of the journal.

Task 2: Case study ( 4,500 -5500 words)                                             90%

Report Structure and Presentation                                                                                5%

Your report should include a professional title page, computer generated Table of Contents (including List of Tables and List of Figures) and Appendices.

Note: Make sure to state the names of all students involved in the report on the title page.

Report Letter of Transmittal, Executive Summary and Introduction                          5%

Your report should include a letter of transmittal, executive summary, and introduction to the report.

Report Section 1 – E-Business and Mobile Business (1000-1500)                               10%

How can the business move from mail order to being an online presence?

  1. What are the benefits and challenges that the business should be aware of before becoming an e-business?
  2. What are the characteristics of Web / Business 2.0? How should the business address these characteristics when setting themselves up as an e-business?
  3. Which type(s) of e-business model(s) should the business be considering implementing? Why?
  4. What type of e-commerce tools should the business consider utilising to connect and communicate with their customers? Why?
  5. What tools should the business use to measure their e-business success?
  6. Should the business also consider implementing m-business? What are the benefits and challenges Dr Dorothy “Dodo” Little will need to be aware of?

(Use Baltzan et al Chapters 7 & 3 – A Brave New Connected World / E-Business & Mobile Business to assist you in answering this topic)(( refer sample))

Report Section 2 – Hardware, Software and Networking Infrastructure (1000-1500) 10%

What type of hardware and software, including networking infrastructure, should the business acquire to expand their capabilities to meet their new e-business initiative?

  1. Develop a computer hardware proposal (including printer(s)) to allow the business to provide up to twenty (20) staff with computer access, including current Australian prices for the equipment[1]. Justify why this hardware is necessary for the business.
  2. Develop a computer software proposal, including both system and application software, to support the proposed computer hardware proposal, including Australian prices for the software[2]. Justify why this software is necessary for the business.
  3. Develop a networking and communications proposal, including a suggested network architecture, topology and communication medium to support the proposed computer hardware and software proposal[3]. Justify why this networking infrastructure has been chosen for the business.
  4. Include a diagram of the proposed hardware and network infrastructure to help Dr Dorothy “Dodo” Little visualise what you are recommending.

(Use Baltzan Chapter 7 – Technical Fundamentals to assist you in answering this topic)(( refer sample)) APPENDIX A

Report Section 3 – Business Intelligence (800-1500)                                                   10%

What would be the benefits to the business of using business intelligence?

  1. How could the business use business intelligence? Outline for Dr Dorothy “Dodo” Little how business intelligence can assist the business decision making.
  2. How could the business use data mining to gain competitive advantage? What type of data mining would best suit the current businesses analysis needs? Why?
  3. What type of business intelligence tools would best suit the businesses current needs? Why?

 (Use Baltzan et al Chapter 6 – Business Intelligence)

Report Section 4 – Collaboration Systems (800-1500)                                               10%

What would be the benefits to the business of implementing a collaboration system?

  1. How could the business benefit from using a collaboration system with its external partners? Outline how the business could implement such a collaborative system from both the structured and unstructured collaboration categories.
  2. How could the business benefit from using a knowledge management system? What are the types of explicit knowledge assets that could be easily managed with such a system? Why?
  3. How could the business benefit from the use of a content management system? What type of content management system would be of most value to the business? Why?

(Use Baltzan et al Chapter 10 Section 2 –Enterprise Information Systems: Collaboration Systems to assist you in answering this topic)


 

Report Section 5 – Social Media(800-1500)                                                                10%

What issues should the business be aware of when embarking on a social media presence?

  1. Outline to Dr Dorothy “Dodo” Little why the business should also be considering using Social Media as an avenue for communicating with their customers and promoting their brand.
  2. Review and critique, including providing screen captures, the social media presences of three (3) other businesses that sell similar products to Dr Dorothy “Dodo” Little’s.
  3. How should the business manage their social media presence?
    • Develop a draft Social Media Policy for the business that they can implement if they were to embark on a social media strategy.

 (Use Baltzan et al Chapter 11 Section 2 – Social Media to assist you in answering this topic)

Report: Conclusions and Recommendations to the Business (500-800)                     10%

Your report should include separate conclusions and recommendations sections.

  1. Conclusions provide a summary of your key findings from the body of the report.
  2. Recommendations provide a summary of the recommendations to the business based on the research conducted in the report.

Report: Referencing and Appropriateness of Sources                                                20%

References are required and the Harvard AGPS standard of referencing must be used. This standard is detailed on USQ Library Site <http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing>.

 

Ensure that your reports are fully referenced, including any reference to the text book. Your report should include in-text references and a List of References.

Do not repeat verbatim large slabs of information from other sources such as the text – you must put the ideas/information in your own words.

You must use at least ten (10) academically sound sources other than the textbook in completing this report.

[1] This may be achieved by using a Cloud Solution.

[2] This may be achieved by using a Cloud Solution.

[3] This may be achieved by using a Cloud Solution.

STRUCTURE OF THE PAPER

Letter of Transmittal
Executive Summary
Introduction
Report Section 1 – E-Business and Mobile Business (( 6 qutions ))
Report Section 2 – Hardware, Software and Networking Infrastructure (( 4 qutions ))
Report Section 3 – Business Intelligence (( 3 qutions ))
Report Section 4 – Collaboration Systems(( 3 qutions ))
Report Section 5 – Social Media(( 3 qutions ))
Conclusions to the Business
Recommendations to the Business
Referencing
journal

acc265: Information Technology


acc265: Information Technology

For hard drives, reliability is measured as Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF).  Many manufacturers use the MTBF to represent the “life span” of their hard drives.

Please answer ALL of the questions below in your paper:

  • Please define MTBF and how it differs from Mean Time To Failure (MTTF).
  • What is the MTBF of a SATA drive?
  • What is the MTBF of a SSD drive?
  • Why would a drive with an  MTBF  of 1.2 million hours suddenly crash after 15 days of operation?
  • What could be some legitimate reasons?
  • What fault tolerance drive technology could be used to recover from hard drive failures?  (HINT: include LEVEL #).
  • In your opinion–why would knowing the MTBF be important to a forensic examiner?

For ideas or additional information—you can go to the Western Digital (hard drive manufacturer’s) website (http://wdc.com/en/) and search for drive specifications.

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