A bank is in the process of reviewing its IT Systems. It currently hosts a number of legacy systems which supports dissimilar aspects of its business functions namely Banking Accounts, Credit Card, Loans Management and Financial Management Systems. The legacy systems aren’t integrated with one another. The new IT Systems have to be an integrated system in order to provide fast and efficient reporting in the organization at practically all levels. Build and Information Architecture for the Integrated System and describe how the system will be made to perfectly align with strategic objectives of organization.
A textile manufacturing company would like to implement a system for managing its production. The company doesn’t have any in-house IT staff and has outsourced the conception of the project to a consultant who would be required to work on the project specifications. The consultant has recommended the executions of a Transaction Processing System with inputs by line supervisors and reports to be generated by Production Manager and delegated offices.
(a) Provide arguments why the proposed system may not suit the needs of company in the long term.
(b) Propose an alternative solution.
(c) What are, according to you, the major reasons for the choice of the TPS by the consultant firm?
(a) Using instances of your own, describe how a corporate information system can provide competitive advantage to the organization.
(b) describe and discuss why it is extremely significant to consult all stakeholders in an organization before a Strategic Information Systems Plan is elaborated.
(c) describe and discuss the divergence between a Management Information System and a Decision Support System.