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MIS500 Module 1 to 6 - Discussion Forum Module 1.2 Learning Activity - Discussion Forum Post After reading the Essential Resource - “Are the Most Innovative Companies Just the Ones with the Most Data” by Mayer-Schönberger & Ramge (2018) http://search.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.laureate.net.au/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bsu&AN=128059086&site=ehost-live - why do you believe that data is such a power driver of successful innovation? The aim of this question is to allow you some time and introspection to think about this concept and to develop and informed opinion based on the information provided for you in the article. Please share your thoughts in the Module 1.2 discussion forum in no more than 200 words. Please read other students’ posts and respond to at least one other post – you may agree with what the other poster has said or you may see it differently – please respond with respect; productively, constructively and with well thought out reasoning – this will enable the sharing of a diversity of ideas and opinions that will enrich all student’s thinking on this topic. Module 2.1 - Data In no more than 100 words describe what your previous understanding of the term data was and how it has changed since working through this subject material. Post your answer to the Module 2.1 discussion forum. Please read other students’ posts and comment on why you agree, disagree or can provide help with another students’ post. Please reply to at least two other students’ posts. Module 2.2 - Porter’s value chain You will probably have heard people using the term ‘value chain’ before. How has studying Porter’s value chain given you new insights into the concept? Discuss in no more than 200 words. Post your answer to the Module 2.2 discussion forum. Please read other students’ posts and comment on why you agree, disagree or can provide help with another students’ post. Please reply to at least one other students’ posts. MODULE 3.1 - SAP QUICK REVIEW Let’s have a look at an existing ERP product. We have chosen SAP simply because it is one of the longest standing ERP solutions in the market. In this case we are performing a quick ‘eyeball’ review (just looking at information on the web) at their SAP Business One suite via their website - https://www. sap. com/australia/products/business-one/features.html#software-accessibility The website outlines the product capability and features in this product suite intended for small to medium businesses. Looking at the capability, please answer the following questions and give reasons: 1. Based on what you have learned in this module, do you think that this solution is a complete ERP solution? Why do you say this? (100 words) 2. Looking at the features and capabilities, do you believe that this is an ERP I or ERP II solutions? Why do you say this? (100 words) Hint: a little bit of extra research about modules you think might be missing to see if they maybe just didn’t get mentioned! Answer each question in no more than 100 words each. Post your answer to the Module 3.1 discussion forum. Please read other students’ posts and reply to at least two other students’ posts. (100 words) Module 3.2 - Jawaharlal Service Desk manager Jawaharlal has recently been promoted to the role of Service Desk manager. His senior manager has asked him to perform a forecast of what type of tickets they can expect in ServiceNow over the holiday period to make sure that they have the right mix of skills in the team to cover the expected queries they will receive even with team members on leave. What type of analytics would you advise Jawaharlal to look at as his first step in this process and why? Describe your position in no more than 100 words each. Post your answer to the Module 3.2 discussion forum. Please read other students’ posts and comment on why you agree, disagree or can provide help with another students’ post. Please reply to at least one other student’s posts. (100 words) Module 4.1 Learning Activity: Discussion Forum Post Learning Activity: Discussion Forum Post In reviewing the essential resource about Business- IT alignment in Rainer & Prince (2019. p.60) looking at the three major reasons for failure in alignment – which of these reasons do you think is the easiest to address and how would you make a change? Explain your thoughts in no more than 150 words. Post your answer to the Module 4.1 discussion forum. Please read other students’ posts and comment on why you agree or may see a different point of view to what they have offered. Please reply to at least one other student’s posts. (100 Words) Module 4.2 Learning Activity: Discussion Forum Post Learning Activity: Discussion Forum Post Very often people can be prone to self-criticism which has its place in self-monitoring and improving our own performance. However, people can be quite hard on themselves. Positive, productive and constructive feedback can help people develop confidence and personal growth. Please select someone in your class and give them positive feedback about one area that you found worked well in their presentation. One or two sentences will be enough. Please note that in your career, kind words said to your colleagues go a long way to building goodwill and relationships as does consideration. Recognition and acknowledgment, when others have not noticed someone’s contribution, can go a very long way. Please take the time when you reach this activity to see if anybody has been left out from the comments and recognise their effort. Post your answer to the Module 4.2 discussion forum. (150 Words) Module 5.1 Learning Activity: Discussion Forum Post Learning Activity: Discussion Forum Post Looking back over your group project can you name one specific tool or technique that you would use again in group work? You can use an example that was provided for you, like the parts of the Team Contract, Scrums or even an innovative and fresh way of working that your team decided on. Describe each of these in no more than 200 words. Module 5.2 Learning Activity: Discussion Forum Post Learning Activity: Discussion Forum Post Please watch the video clip for the essential resource - ‘Watch this hacker break into a company’. The hacker uses a few techniques here in combination to achieve his goal – three in total. Can you identify all three of them and share them in the discussion post? What do you think the victim of this attack could have done differently to avoid being hacked (in no more than 100 words)? Post your answer to the Module 5.2 discussion forum. Please read other students’ posts and comment on why you agree, disagree or could add to their ideas. Please reply to at least two other students’ posts. (100-100 words each) Module 6.1 Learning Activity: Discussion Forum Post One of the best ways to remain current and up to date is through reading. Throughout this subject you have been exposed to several academic sources and business technology websites. Please share with your fellow students two business technology sites you follow on a regular basis to keep abreast of changes in the industry and exciting news. Tell us in no more than 100 words why you follow these sites and what value you gain from doing so. Post your answer to the Module 6.1 discussion forum. There is no need to reply to other student’s post for this exercise – but it is highly recommended that you look at the information shared by other students so that you can build up your reading portfolio. Module 6.2 Learning Activity: Discussion Forum Post In the article by Szczerba (2015), “15 Worst Tech Prediction of All Time.” Several quotes are given as illustration of errors in thinking about the likelihood of the success of an innovation. Look particularly at quotes from William Preece, William Orton, Darryl Zanuck and Steve Ballmer – all senior business leaders in their field. As an exercise in critical thinking, what do you think influenced their point of view in making the statements quoted in this article? This question gives you an opportunity to think about what influences leaders and why they may not see certain challenges on the horizon. Please explain your point of view in no more than 150 words. Post your answer to the Module 6.2 discussion forum. (***** Course: MIS500 Foundations of Information Systems
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