1. Summarise the functions of “The Australian Society of Archivists Inc.” for archival, recordkeeping and heritage preservation services in Australia? Apply your research finding to analyse and explain your working organisations data management system.
2.Identify your current archival and recordkeeping system for budgets and financial management systems and explain at least one recommendation for improvement of that system.
3. Explain how the value chain model can be used to identify opportunities or improvement for new product and services through information systems. (Use Porter Value Chain http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newSTR_66.htm to answer your response.
4.Describe how the Internet has changed and upgraded information databases to achieve competitive forces and competitive advantages. Critique on your current organisational internet usage to improve work process?
5.It has been said that the advantage that leading-edge retailers such as Walmart in USA have over competitors isn’t technology; it’s their management. Do you agree? Why or why not?
6. List and describe three downloadable business applications for each device i.e. Apple I-phone, Blackberry, Android and describe their business benefits. (Information can be obtained from the respective Web sites.)
7. Identify and define five types of information systems used in today’s organisations.Analyse your current organisational information system and explain the effectiveness of this system. If your current organisation is not using anything, which system you could apply and why?
8.Explain the theoretical interrelationship between the information systems such as TPS, MIS, ESS and DSS. How does those systems support to analyse, research and present information to the work team?
9.Explain the future changes and improvements of information system (Links between TPS and MIS). Does your current workplace is already have this? If your response is YES, critique on the advantage of this system. For NO response, assess the importance of this system from your workplace context.
10.Identify and contrast several challenges such as government, geo-economic and cultural of operating in the digital world.
11.Collect at least 7 organisation policies and procedures documents from your current workplace. Make a table to name the location of each of the policy and critique on the security level (open/restricted) for each document. Further analyse each of the policy to identify presence of name of the author, version control and issue date?
|NO||LOCATION/SOURCE OF THE POLICY||SECURITY LEVEL/ACCESSIBLE (OPEN/RESTRICTED)||NAME OF THE AUTHOR, VERSION CONTROL AND ISSUE DATE|
12.On the basis of your response in question 12, choose any 2 policies and procedures. Determine suitability, accessibility, currency and reliability of those chosen 2 policies from your current workplace context?
|ISSUES||ORGANISATION POLICY AND PROCEDURE # 1||ORGANISATION POLICY AND PROCEDURE # 2|
|TYPE OF THE DOCUMENT?|
|PURPOSE OF THE DOCUMENT?|
|DOES THE DOCUMENT FULFILL ITS PURPOSE? WHY?|
|IS THE DOCUMENT CURRENT?|
|IS THE DOCUMENT RELIABLE? WHY?|
13.Organise your information through web research on the following issues? Explain the importance of each option to support workplace/management information system?
|ISSUES||IMPORTANCE OF ESTABLISHING WORKPLACE/MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM|
|CHARTS AND GRAPHS|
|MICROSOFT PROJECT SOFTWARE/GANTT CHART|
14.Get some financial or inventory data from your current workplace. Use the Microsoft Excel software program, to create a spreadsheet of data and show at least 1 chart and 1 graph to represent workplace information. You can watch these YOUTUBE videos for live demonstration:[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLW1A7j7r3Y and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP0rMVis1Kk]
15.Do you have access to an intranet system in your current or previous workplace? If so, what sort of information does it contain? How are the different types of information categorised? Is there scope for workers to post their own announcement? If there is no intranet system available in your workplace, analyse and explain the importance of intranet in your workplace. In both cases, offer two improvement recommendations on the current or newly introduce system.
16.Summarise the importance of financial section in a business plan? Why that financial section is written for? How might they be useful to a team who are planning for a future information system?
17.Some managers argue that workers get paid for what they do they should simply accept the decision of their supervisors without questions; therefore they do not need changes. Can you see any advantages to this type of control leadership approach? Are there any instances where this approach might be useful and why?
18.Describe how globalisation has increased opportunities for businesses to use product and service information for achieving competitive advantages.
19.List and describe the capabilities of each of communication devices and give examples of how they could be used by businesses.