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INF 220 Week 2 Assignment Source of Competitive Advantage

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INF 220 Week 2 Assignment Source of Competitive Advantage This team assignment is meant to provide experience with real-world applicability in working in teams. The “Sources of Competitive Advantage� image above shows the focus of competitive advantage for seven companies: Toyota focuses on quality as its competitive advantage. IBM focuses on service as its competitive advantage. WalMart focuses on low cost as its competitive advantage. Coca-Cola focuses on its proprietary products as its competitive advantage. Apple focuses on innovation as its competitive advantage. Nike focuses on brand recognition as its competitive advantage. Nintendo focuses on value as its competitive advantage. You will develop a five-slide team PowerPoint (not including title and references slides) that analyzes the sources of competitive advantage for your chosen organization. Your analysis content will be as specified in the chart below. Include citations to support your points throughout the presentation. Step 1: Meet your teammates in the designated Team Project Workspace (below Week Five in the left navigation bar). Step 2: Check in with your teammates in the designated Team Project Workspace no later than Day 2 (Wednesday) of Week Two. Step 3: You can determine whether to work within the Team Project Workspace discussion area or via email, phone,


or Google Hangouts (https://hangouts.google.com/). Your instructor may require you to connect in the discussion area for participation points. Check with your instructor before deciding this. No matter how you connect, it is critical that you all participate equally in this team project. Step 4: Determine who will be responsible for each portion of your project. The instructor will not assign the parts. This is what you are required to complete as a team: Research the Ashford University Library and the Internet as needed Put the PowerPoint presentation slides together Write the speaker notes Create the required citations Upload the assignment to Waypoint (only one person needs to submit the work for the whole team. Step 5: Create your team PowerPoint. Your analysis content will be as specified in the chart below. Include citations to support your points throughout the presentation. Slide 1: Include title of the team PowerPoint, course name and number, instructor’s name, date submitted, and names of team members. Slide 2: As a team, select a company from the list of organizations listed above that integrates information systems to support its business strategies. Describe the business mission and goals of your chosen organization. Slide(s) 3-4: As a team, describe how information systems create competitive advantages for your chosen organization. Analyze and identify the types and functions of systems used in the organization. Slide 5: What different types of data make up “big data” for your chosen company? Describe the big data (what it is and how it is used). Big is a term that describes extremely large data sets that may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations. Examples of big data may include data in a company’s customer service department used to solve customer problems or a company’s use of stock market or competitive intelligence data to predict the future


(Hint: You can find examples of big data used by the organization by reviewing data reports on the “Investors” or “Our Investors” tab of the organization’s website). Justify your answers. Slide 6: Conclusion Slide 7: Reference list ==============================================

INF 220 Week 2 Discussion 1 Information Systems For Competitive Advantage

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INF 220 Week 2 Discussion 1 Information Systems: For Competitive Advantage Kyle Wong, our guest speaker, speaks to how his organization integrated differentiation, innovation, and the Internet to gain competitive advantage (INF220 Week Two Information Systems For Competitive Advantage). Using Michael Porter’s Model of Competitive Advantage, analyze how you feel Pixlee uses information systems for its customers’ competitive advantage. Hint: See the Competitive Advantage Strategies in the “Business Use of Information Systems” chart in the Weekly Lecture. Give examples to illustrate your answer. Provide justification and citations for your points. Guided Response: Review several of your peers’ posts. Respond to at least two of your peers and provide recommendations to extend their thinking.


Challenge your peers by asking a question that may cause them to reevaluate their evaluation of Pixlee’s use of information systems for its customers’ competitive advantage. Provide examples that support your peers’ explanations. ==============================================

INF 220 Week 3 Assignment The Internet of Things (IoT) Product Proposal

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INF 220 Week 3 Assignment The Internet of Things (IoT) Product Proposal The Internet of Things allows objects to be sensed and controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration between the physical world and computer-based systems, and resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy, and economic benefit. The IoT products and solutions in each of these markets have different characteristics: Manufacturing: By networking machinery, sensors, and control systems together, the IoT intelligent systems enable rapid manufacturing of new products, dynamic response to product demands, and real-time optimization of manufacturing production and supply chain networks. Media: The combination of analytics for conversion tracking with behavioral


targeting and programmatic media has unlocked a new level of precision that enables display advertising to be focused on the devices of people with relevant interests. Environmental Monitoring: Environmental monitoring applications of the IoT typically utilize sensors to assist in environmental protection by monitoring air or water quality, atmospheric or soil conditions, and even the movements of wildlife and their habitats. Development of resource-constrained devices connected to the Internet also means that other applications like earthquake or tsunami early-warning systems can also be used by emergency services to provide more effective aid. Infrastructure Management: The IoT infrastructure can be used to monitor any events or changes in structural conditions that can compromise safety and increase risk. It can also be utilized to schedule repair and maintenance activities in an efficient manner by coordinating tasks between different service providers and users of these facilities. Energy Management: It is expected that IoT devices will be integrated into all forms of energy-consuming devices (switches, power outlets, bulbs, televisions, etc.) and be able to communicate with the utility supply company in order to effectively balance power generation and energy usage. Medical and Healthcare Systems: IoT devices can be used to enable remote health monitoring and emergency notification systems. These health monitoring devices can range from blood pressure and heart rate monitors to advanced devices capable of monitoring specialized implants, such as pacemakers or advanced hearing aids. Specialized sensors can also be equipped within living spaces to monitor the health and general well-being of senior citizens while also ensuring that proper treatment is being administered as well as assisting people regain lost mobility via therapy. Building and Home


Automation: IoT devices can be used to monitor and control the mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems used in various types of buildings (e.g., public and private, industrial, institutions, or residential). Home automation systems, like other building automation systems, are typically used to control lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, appliances, communication systems, entertainment, and home security devices to improve convenience, comfort, energy efficiency, and security. Transportation: The IoT can assist in integration of communications, control, and information processing across various transportation systems. Application of the IoT extends to all aspects of transportation systems (i.e. the vehicle, the infrastructure, and the driver or user). Dynamic interaction between these components of a transport system enables inter and intra vehicular communication, smart traffic control, smart parking, electronic toll collection systems, logistic and fleet management, vehicle control, and safety and road assistance. Large-scale deployments: There are several planned or ongoing large-scale deployments of the IoT to enable better management of cities and systems. For example, Songdo in South Korea, a fully equipped and wired smart city, is the first of its kind and near completion. Nearly everything in this city is planned to be wired, connected, and turned into a constant stream of data that would be monitored and analyzed by an array of computers with little to no human intervention. Another example of a large-scale deployment is the one completed by New York Waterways in New York City to connect all their vessels and be able to monitor them live 24/7. Assignment Directions: Review the list of IoT product characteristics for various markets. Select a market from this list: Manufacturing, Media, Environmental Monitoring, Infrastructure Management, Energy


Management, Medical and Healthcare Systems, Boiling and Home Automation, Transportation, or Large-scale Deployments. Provide a five- to seven-page paper that includes the following elements: • Introduction • Proposal of an Internet of Things product: o What is the IoT proposed product? oProvidethestatementofneedfortheIoTproduct. oWhatelseisofferedsimilartotheproposedIoTproductinthemarket? o HowisyourproposedIoTideabetterordifferent?Identifythequalitiesthatm aketheIoT product better or different than other products. • Description of your chosen market that could benefit from an IoT product: o DoestheIoTproduct  solve a problem for the market,  enhance exiting processes,  improve existing products, or  provide a new product offering? o IdentifyhowtheIoTproductsupportselectroniccommerce,business-tobusinesselectronic commerce, or business-to-consumer electronic commerce in the market? Identification of both pros and cons for the proposed IoT product (see the “Pros and Cons of IoT” diagram above). oWhataretheprosoftheproposedIoTproduct? oWhataretheconsoftheproposedIoTproduct? Conclusion Reference List ==============================================

INF 220 Week 3 DQ 1 Information Systems In a Rapidly Changing Digital World

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INF 220 Week 3 DQ 1 Information Systems In a Rapidly Changing Digital World Our guest speaker for this week, Josh Oakhurst, speaks to Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for competitive advantage (INF220 Week Three Information Systems - In a Rapidly Changing Digital World). After viewing our guest speaker’s presentation and reading the highlights of “IoT Benefits and Risks” in the Instructor Guidance, what is your position regarding the advantages of IoT integration toward business competitive advantage? Are you for or against continuous integration directions of IoT solutions? Give examples to illustrate your answer. Provide justification and citations for your points. Guided Response: Review several of your peers’ posts. Respond to at least two of your peers and provide recommendations to extend their thinking. Challenge your peers by asking a question that may cause them to reevaluate their stance on IoT solutions. Provide examples that support your peers’ explanations or that provide a different perspective. ==============================================

INF 220 Week 4 Assignment Software Development Life Cycle – Personal Task Application PowerPoint

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INF 220 Week 4 Assignment Software Development Life Cycle – Personal Task Application PowerPoint In Chapter 9 of our course text, you studied the phases of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Use the steps of the SDLC to describe the process of accomplishing a task that is of interest to you. Your task can be any task and does not have to be related to an IT system. Examples might be to take a trip; buy a house, car, or something else; get a degree; learn how to do something; plan a party; bake a cake; or just about anything else. The idea here is to come up with some concrete examples of the abstract concepts of the SDLC to show that you really understand what each step involves. The SDLC has five primary phases: Systems Planning and Selection Systems Analysis Systems Design Systems Implementation and Operation Systems Maintenance After you have formulated your task and described each step, present your information in a PowerPoint presentation with a minimum of six slides (This is in addition to the title and reference list slides). Presentation requirements: You should have a title slide, a table of contents slide, and a reference list slide. You should have at least one slide for each of the SDLC phases. Use the SDLC phase to title these slides: System Planning and Selection, Systems Analysis, Systems Design, Systems Implementation and Operation, and Systems Maintenance. Include speaker points in each slide. Your presentation should have at least two relevant images in it. Your summary slide(s) should answer the following question: Why is it important to integrate the SDLC process? The Software Development Life Cycle – Personal Task Application PowerPoint Assignment Must have a minimum of six slides (not including title and references pages)


and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate title page with the following: o TitleofPowerPoint o Student’sname o Course name and number oInstructor’sname o Datesubmitted Must use at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course text. TheScholarly,PeerReviewed,andOtherCredibleSourcestableoffersadditi onalguidanceon appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. ==============================================

INF 220 Week 4 DQ 1 Information Systems Development Approaches

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INF 220 Week 4 DQ 1 Information Systems Development Approaches Our guest speaker, Karla Lewis, described functionality of a shared services infrastructure data center (INF220 Week Four Information


Systems - Infrastructure Development Approaches Part One and INF220 Week Four Information Systems - Infrastructure Development Approaches Part Two). The Instructor Guidance discusses six categories of benefits from integrating shared services in the organization. Using these categories, discuss the benefits of the shared services provided by Karla Lewis’s organization. Give examples to illustrate your answer. Provide justification and citations for your points. Guided Response: Review several of your peers’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers. Provide recommendations to extend their thinking. Challenge your peers by asking a question that may cause them to consider other shared services benefits experienced by Karla Lewis’s organization. ==============================================

INF 220 Week 5 DQ 1 Information Systems Security, Ethical, and Social Impacts

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INF 220 Week 5 DQ 1 Information Systems Security, Ethical, and Social Impacts Regarding the discussion of growing information systems security impacts, our guest speaker, Dr. RajinKoonjbearry, states, “I anticipate it’s going to get worse before it gets better” (INF220 Week Five Information Systems - Security, Ethical, and Social Impacts Part


Two). What supporting content does Dr. Koonjbearry provide to justify his position? Our Instructor Guidance highlights security breach predictions provided by the Experian data breach. Are these predictions in agreement with Dr. Koonjbearry’s position? After reading and watching our required course material, do you agree with Dr. Koonjbearry’s position? Why or why not? Give examples to illustrate your answer. Provide justification and citations for your points. Guided Response: Review several of your peers’ posts. Respond to at least two of your peers and provide recommendations to extend their thinking. Challenge your peers by asking a question that may cause them to reevaluate their explanations. Provide examples that support your peers’ explanations or that provide a different perspective. ==============================================

INF 220 Week 5 Final Project - IT System Recommendation

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INF 220 Week 5 Final Project - IT System Recommendation For the Final Project, you are asked to write an eight-to ten-page research report (typed, double-spaced) in which you describe a company of your choice, the nature of its business, a specific product or service, and how that product or service is produced and distributed by the company and


then recommend the information technology system you think should be in place and why. Address the following questions in narrative form (according to APA style). Be sure to provide examples and supporting rationale throughout the paper. Company Background and Information Systems What is the name, nature of business, and specific products or services of your chosen organization? How are the products or services produced and distributed by the company? Why are information systems essential in managing the organization’s business? Describe the existing information systems supporting the major business functions of the organization (e.g., sales and marketing, manufacturing and production, accounting, human resources, etc.) Information Technology Recommendation • What is your recommendation for the information technology systems you think should be in place and why? Your recommendation should include the following: o Informationneeds: What types of decisions do users need to make by accessing the information systems?  What are the different levels of information groups? o Needforsystemautomation o Benefits of the proposed system (savings, quality improvements, faster processing, etc.) o Types of database data elements (data, images, photographs, sound, video, etc.) o ooo Networkingandinteractiveprocessing Centralizationversusdecentralization End-usercomputingneeds Your recommendation to develop or acquire the system software Potential Security Threats • Describe the various threats and security threats to the proposed information system. What security controls are required to address the threats? Social, Political, and Diversity Impacts Summarize the social and political issues raised by the proposed information system. Discuss the impact of diversity to the development and management of the proposed information system. Conclusion


References The Final Project – IT System Recommendation Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate title page with the following: o Titleofpaper o Student’sname o Course name and number oInstructor’sname o Datesubmitted Must use at least three scholarly sources in addition to the course text. The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table of fers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. ==============================================

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