This article makes up Chapter 1 of the free, open access book titled, Information Systems: A Manager's Guide to Harnessing Technology, by John Gallaugher. Please ensure that you read the entire Chapter 1 of the book consisting of 3 parts (Part 1 Introduction; Part 2 Don’t Guess, Gather Data; and Part 3 Moving Forward).
Case Study Assignment KL Worldwide Enterprises Inc.: Putting Information Technology to Work Submitted by Mark Lemoine September 14th, 2012
I will start with a summary of the main problems plaguing the company’s computer system:
Most factors affect ones not only the businesses but our society as well, the way it can be affected is on high-speed Internet, computers, cell phones, and video games. Most of our society is used to these technologies in which I believe that the more technology advances the more our society wants to learn about it and want to be involved with it. However, the technology has advanced in every aspect and will continue to advance in which it has been a great help in every way to the government, economy, legal, social, and our society. Some of these factors can contribute to success more than others on how an organization manages the size, complexity, structure, multiple providers, and about measuring the outcomes of identifying the ongoing improvements to the technology and understanding technology is the key to success.
4. What would you recommend managers to do insure a smooth integration of the information systems, given the
After reading the case, one continues to come up with new problems and issues along the way that are related to information technologies. The three main problems we encountered in this case are lack of IT knowledge, inappropriate planning, and ineffective and inefficient Resource Management. Each of these issues requires specific attention to fix the next problem and so forth. The solution to attack each individual problem or issue will be explained as follows.
Some discipline-specific questions 10. Are the accounting and financial-related evaluation items sufficient? Are they effective? 11. Are there sufficient evaluation items for IT-related activities? How would you evaluate IT performance? 12. What information technology strategies and projects add value to the business organization, operations, tactics? 13. How would you use IT to help enhance the budgeting process? 14. Are the management and strategy-related
The article then goes on to break down each of these factors into subcategories and from there he defines the impact each factor potentially has on a business. Just to name a few, Barnat (2005) defines one of the factors as political and regulatory forces which define any restrictions and mandatory guidelines that must be met in order for an organization to function legally. In terms of environment government tends to occupy both the macro-environment and operating environment. Because of this governments have a great amount of influence on an organization’s external environment in general and as such must be included as a major factor for any organization with long or short term plans.
Legal factors Incorporate segregation law, shopper law, antitrust law, occupation law, and wellbeing and security law. These elements can influence how an organization works, its expenses, and the interest for its items.
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