Course Materials

Information Systems in Global Business Today,” of Management Information Systems. Reading Read Ch. 2, “Global E-Business and Collaboration,” of Management Information Systems. ParticipationParticipate in class discussion. 3 out of 7 days; 8 for the week minimum. Participation on additional days is recommended. 3 out of 7 days with 2 posts minimum on those 4 days2 Supporting Activity Business Integration Levels Resources: SkillSoft (2012). IT Strategy Essentials: Business and IT Strategy Alignment. Complete The Business Integration Levels module in Skillport.

Imagine you have been hired by a small well-funded startup company to help with their IT-enabled business strategy. Your first task is to let them know the elements involved with using IT-enabled business strategy. Write an e-mail describing the five elements of IT-enabled business strategy. Answer the following questions in 200 to 300 words each: •What are the advantages of aligning business and IT strategies? •How does IT deliver business benefits that are related to the business strategy? Monday; post to grade book2 Learning Team Instructions

Learning Team CharterComplete and submit the Learning Team Charter. Learning Team Instructions Service Request SR-rm-012 Paper and Presentation (Preparation)Resource: Virtual Organization for Riordan Manufacturing Begin working on Service Request SR-rm-012, Business Systems, for Riordan Manufacturing. Write a 10- to 12-page paper and create a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation of the project, due in Week Five. Assume that the paper and presentation are to be presented to an executive management committee. At a minimum, the paper must include the following:

Each type of business system and subsystem •A description of each business system and subsystem •Identification of the interrelationships of business systems and subsystems Individual System Inventory For this assignment, you will choose from the following options: •Option 1: Virtual Organization System Inventory •Option 2: General IT System Inventory Read the instructions in the University of Phoenix Material: System Inventory located on the student website and select one option to complete the assignment. Monday; post to grade book5 Week Two: Business Environment DetailsDuePoints Objectives2.

Identify economic, government, and legal influences on business. 2. 2Describe the ethical and security considerations for an information system in business. 2. 3Describe the need for security measures in IT organizations and information systems. Reading Read Ch. 3, “Information Systems, Organizations, and Strategy,” of Management Information Systems. ReadingRead Ch. 4, “Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems,” of Management Information Systems. ReadingRead Ch. 8, “Securing Information Systems,” of Management Information Systems. ParticipationParticipate in class discussion.

Participation on additional days is recommended. 3 out of 7 days with 2 posts minimum on those 4 days2 Supporting Activity Security Threats and DefensesResources: SkillSoft (2012). Control Fundamentals and Security Threats. Complete The Security Threats and Defenses module in Skillport. Write an informative memo to a business manager that does not fully understand the need for security measures. Emphasize the risk of not protecting against known security threats such as social engineering. Answer the following in the memo in 200 to 300 words each:

Discuss the role that preparing employees to recognize and respond to social engineering techniques should play in the organization’s overall information security program. •Note three specific social engineering techniques. Discuss how they can be recognized and how to best prepare employees for each potential attack. Monday; post to grade book2 Learning Team Instructions Service Request SR-rm-012 Paper and Presentation (Preparation)Resource: Virtual Organization for Riordan Manufacturing Review the Home page and the Finance, and Accounting page located on the intranet site for Riordan Manufacturing.

Identify and describe, based on your review, existing and needed business systems and subsystems. Draft the first 2 to 3 pages of the paper. Individual Service Request SR-kf-013 PaperKudler Fine Foods is in the process of developing a new frequent shopper program. Details of this program are described in the Service Request SR-kf-013 and on the Sales & Marketing page of the Kudler Fine Foods intranet website. Write a 3- to 5-page paper describing the potential legal, ethical, and information security concerns related to the development of the Kudler Fine Foods Frequent Shopper Program.

Discuss in your paper any specific costs related to these issues that are relevant to your review. These could include fines and other costs related to problems in these areas. Keep your analysis focused on the requested concerns, not the project itself. Your paper should focus on making management aware of the issues that must be addressed in the new system and should not directly cover the implementation process. Include in your description how this information system has an effect on the organizational structure. Monday; post to grade book15 Week Three: Finance and Accounting DetailsDuePoints

Examine accounting information systems. 3. 2Analyze accounting information systems and business processes. ReadingRead Ch. 1, “An Introduction to the Role of Accounting in the Business World,” of Core Concepts of Accounting. ReadingRead Ch. 2, “Concepts and Elements Underlying Accounting,” of Core Concepts of Accounting. ReadingRead Ch. 9, “The Corporate Income Statement and Financial Statement Analysis,” of Core Concepts of Accounting. ParticipationParticipate in class discussion. 3 out of 7 days; 8 for the week minimum. Participation on additional days is recommended.

Discuss the need to integrate accounting systems with those in the rest of the enterprise. Why would such systems need to have constant data feeds from throughout the enterprise? Monday; post to grade book2 Learning Team Instructions Service Request SR-rm-012 Paper and Presentation (Preparation)Resource: Virtual Organization for Riordan Manufacturing Review the Human Resources and Legal pages located on the intranet site for Riordan Manufacturing. Identify and describe, based on your review, existing and needed business systems and subsystems. Draft the next 2 to 3 pages of the paper. Individual

Accounting System PaperFor this assignment, you will choose from the following options: •Option 1: Kudler Accounting System Paper •Option 2: Profit and Loss Statement Paper Read the instructions in the University of Phoenix Material: Accounting System Paper located on the student website and select one option to complete the assignment. Monday; post to grade book15 Week Four: Sales and Marketing DetailsDuePoints Objectives4. 1Examine contemporary marketing practices. 4. 2Describe marketing in the electronic commerce environment. ReadingRead Ch. 1, “Marketing: Creating and Capturing Customer Value,” of Marketing.

ReadingRead Ch. 2, “Company and Marketing Strategy: Partnering to Build Customer Relationships,” of Marketing. ReadingRead Ch. 4, “Managing Marketing Information to Gain Customer Insights,” of Marketing. ReadingRead Ch. 14, “Direct and Online Marketing: Building Direct Customer Relationships,” of Marketing. ReadingRead Ch. 16, “Sustainable Marketing: Social Responsibility and Ethics,” of Marketing. ParticipationParticipate in class discussion. 3 out of 7 days; 8 for the week minimum. Participation on additional days is recommended. 3 out of 7 days with 2 posts minimum on those 4 days2 Supporting Activity

Social Media and Online MarketingResources: SkillSoft (2012). Marketing Essentials: Introduction to Marketing. Complete The Social Media and Online Marketing module in Skillport. Imagine the IT department of a medium-sized company has hired you. Your first task is to explain the value of social media as a marketing tool. Write a letter to the IT department in which you discuss the key things the company should do to establish a strong positive social media presence. Answer the following questions in the letter in 200 to 300 words each: •What role do IT systems play in marketing?

How can IT systems help support an organization’s marketing efforts? •What are the key elements of an organization’s online reputation? How can they positively influence each one? Monday; post to grade book2 Learning Team Instructions Service Request SR-rm-012 Paper and Presentation (Preparation)Review the Sales & Marketing page located on the intranet site for Riordan Manufacturing. Identify and describe, based on your review, existing and needed business systems and subsystems. Draft the next 2 to 3 pages of the paper. Begin working on your Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation.

Individual McBride Marketing PaperResource: Virtual Organization for McBride Financial Services McBride Financial Services wants to expand its customer base and needs ideas on what to put in its new marketing effort toward this goal. Write a 3- to 5-page paper describing a marketing plan for McBride Financial Services. In completing the assignment, consider the following: •What market research would you undertake? •What types of media would you use? •What are McBride’s target markets? •What are the considerations for McBride to conduct a portion of their marketing on the Internet?

Explain your reasoning for your responses. Monday; post to grade book15 Week Five: Information Systems DetailsDuePoints Objectives5. 1Identify types of information systems and required security. 5. 2Apply the concepts of information systems to business processes. ReadingRead Ch. 1, “Information Systems in Global Business Today,” of Management Information Systems. ReadingRead Ch. 2, “Global E-Business and Collaboration,” of Management Information Systems. ReadingRead Ch. 3, “Information Systems, Organizations, and Strategy,” of Management Information Systems.

ReadingRead Ch. 8, “Securing Information Systems,” of Management Information Systems. ReadingRead Ch. 13, “Building Information Systems,” of Management Information Systems. ParticipationParticipate in class discussion. 3 out of 7 days; 8 for the week minimum. Participation on additional days is recommended. 3 out of 7 days with 2 posts minimum on those 4 days2 Supporting Activity Control TypesResources: SkillSoft (2012). Control Fundamentals and Security Threats. Complete The Control Types module in Skillport. Imagine University of Phoenix’s IT department has hired you.

Your first task is to make sure the department is following the most important information security practices. Write a 2- to 3-page paper highlighting the most important information security practices. Answer the following questions in your paper in 200 to 300 words each: •What are three key elements for an organization to consider in strengthening its overall information security posture? Describe how each plays a role in the operations of the entire organization. •How do the principles of information security apply to the material that has been examined during the course?

How can the systems used throughout the organization both enable business and protect the data they contain? Monday; post to grade book2 Learning Team Service Request SR-rm-012 Paper and PresentationReview the Operations page for Riordan Manufacturing. Identify and describe, based on your review, existing and needed business systems and subsystems. Include information on the need for IT security in Riordan Manufacturing. Include types of information systems and required security for Riordan Manufacturing. Complete the final paper and project presentation.

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