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Choose an organisation with which you are familiar or choose an organisation discussed in the module notes or lecture materials and do as following:
This assignment is designed to test your critical understanding and analytical skills in applying and critically evaluating information management techniques.
You are required to demonstrate a critical appreciation of a range of information management strategies and concepts by preparing a business-style report intended for the organisation you have chosen.
Your report should include an Executive Summary, Introduction, main body, presenting sub-sections and a Conclusions section. Your report should not exceed the limit of 3500 words (+/- 10%) excluding appendices and references. It should be formatted on A4 paper and include a cover page and a table of contents. Use 12pt font size Times New Roman, with 2.5cm margins all around and double- spacing. References, Table of Contents, and tables/figures/graphs may be single-spaced with a font size 10.
Your assignment should demonstrate the following qualities:
NB: Marks will be awarded for proper referencing and originality of work. Also note that plagiarism is a serious offence and your submission may be electronically checked.
Your report must be handed in electronic form only to the submission box no later than agreed date of submission.
The Executive Summary should include the main findings of your report. In Appendices present abstracts of key or critical secondary data your have collected (do not present whole copies of articles or reports you have cited). Use the Harvard-style of referencing in your report.
All materials must be properly referenced. A concise and professional style of work which is well focused and clear in the points being made will gain credit. Originality, quality of argument and good structure will be rewarded.
LO1: Systematic understanding of the organisation from an information perspective including an understanding of the implications of the global marketplace and the internet.
LO2: Critical understanding of the competitive advantage versus necessary cost debate and HR and marketing issues in the organisation and management of IT resources.
LO3: Systematic understanding of the principles of knowledge management and how IT can be used to surface and capture tacit knowledge in international companies.
LO7: Synthesise and evaluate complex information on IT related issues
LO8: Identify and create alternative responses to problems and critically evaluate and discriminate between these alternatives exercising sound judgement in the absence of complete data
LO9: Visualise complex issues that have not been directly experienced and find solutions to such issues
Evaluation Of Critical Areas Of An Information System
Length: 14 pages (3878 Words)
The information system is used for the purpose of ensuring that organizational decisions are made effectively and efficiently. In order to ensure that decisions are made fairly and have a positive impact on the organization, it is important to ensure that decisions are made by the proper people who are the organization’s management. There are various types of information systems which help the organization’s management to come up with the best decisions for the organization. The information systems help in making decisions on matters of managing human resources in the organization as well as promote the marketing environment in that organization. The information system also uses computer technology to offer solutions to companies and organizations which are geographically distributed and which have problems communicating and solving some of the problems experienced, thus capturing the operations of international companies.
Evaluation of Critical Areas of an Information System
Information system is used in management of organizations in order for decisions concerning the organizations to be made. Information systems help the management to improve the performance of the organization in order to expand its production and bring out an understanding of the information in the organization. The Unilever Company is one of the organizations which use information systems for the purpose of bringing in an effective working condition and thus contributing to competitive advantage. An organization may use different information systems which help in improving the performance of the organization.