Entries by Rachel

What are some common reasons for project failure?

Initial Postings: Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week, so the textbook must be the only source utilized and listed in your reference section (and properly cited within the body of the text). Other sources are not required and are a waste of time to search and utilize. Only […]

Explain, based on the article and additional research, whether you agree with the FBI or Apple

Overview Read the article The Secret History of the FBI’s Battle Against Apple Reveals the Bureau’s Mistake. Use the Strayer University Library to conduct additional research about this issue and this specific case. Instructions Write a 3–5 page position paper in which you: Explain, based on the article and additional research, whether you agree with the FBI or […]

What are some of the best practices for managing IT resources to help your company gain or maintain a competitive advantage over other businesses in the same market?

Technology is seen as the foundation of companies, from inventory tracking and the checkout process to online shopping and electronic funds transfers. Technology evolves and has new releases and upgraded products. What are some of the best practices for managing IT resources to help your company gain or maintain a competitive advantage over other businesses […]

List the current technologies being utilized

The strategic sourcing plan is a plan for how you will do business going forward. The sourcing plan can address how to supply resources to staff, your current and future systems, and how you will purchase raw materials or new IT systems. Develop a high-level IT sourcing plan to guide Phoenix Fine Electronics to adopt enterprise […]

List various steps needed to purchase or develop a system in-house

Determining when to develop a system in-house or to purchase a COTS system is not always clear. A SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis brings the strengths and opportunities to a focus point and highlights the threats and weaknesses so an informed decision can be made. This analysis is often completed by the stakeholders, […]

Discuss the various models that are commonly used to help measure the value added to a business by information systems. 

Information systems are no longer being used only for data reporting. As information systems have become a major part of the business model—and IS budgets continue to rise as a result of increased investment in IT—there is also a growing need to understand the value of business systems. Discuss the various models that are commonly […]

Calculate the estimated ROI for an ERP implementation.

ROI is one of the most common financial measuring tools. Being able to calculate the ROI, or expected ROI, allows us to make the best decisions about where to invest our funds for the most return on our investment over time. Part 1 Using the numbers in Course Scenario: Phoenix Fine Electronics, which was provided in […]