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School of Science, Information Technology and Engineering CRICOS Provider No. 00103D (VIC); 01266K (NSW); 02235J (SA) 1 ITECH6503 – Management Information Systems Team Research Assignment Due Date: Friday, Week 11, 12:00 PM via Moodle Marks: 25 Description of Task Your team (2-3 members) will conduct an analysis on selected organisation with regards to their use of various information systems. You must utilise a number of sources to accomplish this task. You should use company websites, case studies, research papers (journal/conference) that may have been written about your organisation. You may even want to contact the organisation via email to see if they would be willing to share information about their organisation with you for your assignment. Remember to cite and reference all your sources of information using APA format. Your assignment report should include the following: • Choose any one organization from the list of following industries: 1. Airline Industry (e.g. Qantas, Singapore Airlines) 2. Automobile Industry (e.g. Toyota, Ford) 3. E-Business Industry (e.g. Amazon, ebay) 4. Health Insurance Industry (e.g. Medibank, NIB) 5. Hospitality Industry (e.g. Langham, Quay West) 6. Real Estate Industry (e.g. L. J. Hooker, First National) • An overview of the organisation and the industry with its structure, products, and major business processes. Use a flowcharting diagram for each area as a supplement to your descriptions. If you can obtain information such as organisational charts, present these as well. • Choose any four of the Information Systems from the list below: 1. Transaction Processing Systems 2. Customer Relationship Management Systems 3. Management Information Systems 4. Executive Support Systems 5. Enterprise Resource Planning Systems 6. Human Resource Systems 7. Marketing Systems 8. Expert Systems 9. Supply Chain Management Systems 10. Knowledge Management Systems 11. Accounting Information Systems 12. Inter-Organizational Systems 13. Decision Support Systems ITECH6503 – Management Information Systems CRICOS Provider No. 00103D (VIC); 01266K (NSW); 02235J (SA) 2 • For this organisation, choose at least four information systems to analyse in depth. Include information systems that this type of organisation would be using based on the industry that it is a part of. This analysis should include at least the following: 1. Description of the information system and how these information systems function within this type of organisation. 2. As much information as you can obtain about the current use of each information system within this organisation. 3. Whether you believe that the organisation is using the information system as effectively as they might, when compared with other organisations in this industry. • A detailed analysis of systems that you feel would assist various levels of E-Business management to more effectively make decisions, forecast, and gain intelligence about the products and services. • An overall analysis of this organisation with regard to its competitive power, in other words, is this organisation a competitive threat to your organisation? Use all of the information above to form an opinion and discuss it in your report. The final product of your team project should include the following: 1. An Executive summary of one page summarising your report to the CEO of your organisation. 2. A report detailing the required elements above between 4000 and 5000 words. 3. Provide industrial and organizational overview in detail. 4. Definition, detailed analysis of four information systems used by the organization, their functionality and scope for improvement. 5. Analysis of competitive organization and possible threats. 6. How organization is using E-Business Management facilities for daily activities? Limitations if any, adding more features for E-Business if required. 7. Conclusion-Summarize your report, write your personal conclusion. 8. References- List all thereferences in your report, only list references that you have cited within your report with correct format. Plagiarism It is important to learn from the work of others and you are encouraged to explore the library, World Wide Web resources and have discussions with other students. However, work for assessment must be entirely the student's own work. Plagiarism is the presentation of the expressed thought or work of another person as though it is one's own without properly acknowledging that person. You must not allow other students to copy your work and must take care to safeguard against this happening. In cases of copying, normally all students involved will be penalised equally; an exception will be if you can demonstrate the work is your own and you took reasonable care to safeguard against copying. ITECH6503 – Management Information Systems CRICOS Provider No. 00103D (VIC); 01266K (NSW); 02235J (SA) 3 Plagiarism is a serious offence. As set out in the University Regulation 6.1.1. Students who are caught plagiarising will, for a first offence, be given a zero mark for that task. A second offence will result in a failing grade for the Unit(s) involved and any subsequent offence will be referred to the Student Discipline Committee. Please follow the marking guide considering various points for your report. Marking Guide: Section Topic Marks Obtained Maximum Marks 1. Executive Summary – contents summarise main points, length and style of writing is appropriate 10 2. Industrial and Organisational Overview 10 3. Detailed Analysis of Four Information Systems (at least one information systems for each group member) (10 marks for each information systems) 40 4. Analysis of Competitive Organisation and its Threats 10 5. E-Business Management Facilities for your Organization 12 6. Conclusion (half a page) 8 7. References (correct format, matching with citations) 5 8. Style (spelling, grammar, citations, length, originality, Points will be deducted for very long or short reports) 5 TOTAL 100 Final Assignment Marks 25 • Same marks will be allocated to each team member unless there is a compelling reason to deviate from this.

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