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Accounting Information Systems

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Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337552127

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Accounting Information Systems

11th Edition
Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337552127
Textbook Problem

Monday morning, your client, Michele, calls to discuss an article that was in the weekend edition of the Hall Street Journal. Michele is an astute business person, always looking for current technology to improve the operations of Michele Outsourcing, Inc. (MOI). The article discussed a new hard drive, filled with the newly discovered gas, Kryxnon. The gas has a molecular structure that gives it petroleum-like properties, enabling it to reduce friction and serve as a lubricant. These new hard drives have only been tested in a laboratory situation, and when available are expected to cost approximately ten times what a standard hard drive will cost. Reliability and durability have been shown to be well beyond those of typical hard drives.

Your project for Michele is to implement a new ERP system that includes a server farm for MOI’s rapidly expanding Application Service Provider business.

How do you respond to Michele’s request to use the drives in the new system? Consider the TELOS acronym that you studied in this chapter.

Summary Introduction

To explain: Person X response to Person M request to use drives in the new system.

Introduction:

Acquiring and implementing accounting information systems:

It describes the acquisition of a system and its phases of development and the steps involved in it. It explains the difference between purchased and in-built systems. It explains the importance of the presence of an accountant in these systems.

Explanation

Person X response to Person M request to use drives in the new system:

Person X responds to the suggestions with respect to the TELOS aspect.

T-Technological feasibility:

The availability of the technology outside the laboratory conditions are questionable. The drives are not tested beyond the lab. Hence, it is questionable in the technological aspect.

E-Economical feasibility:

The affordability of the system is questioned by Person X. The drives are significantly more expensive. The server farm will require large number of drives. It might be feasible or not but the overall cost of the entire new system is considerably higher.

L-Legality feasibility:

The presence of possible law or regulations that might affect this system...

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