Workshop Questions - Week 2
From a business perspective, an information system provides a solution to a problem or challenge facing a firm and represents a combination of management, organisation, and technology elements. The management dimension of information systems involves issues such as leadership, strategy and management behaviour. The technology dimension consists of computer hardware, software, data management technology, and networking/telecommunications technology (including the Internet). The organisation dimension of information systems involves issues such as the organisation’s hierarchy, functional specialties, business processes, culture, and political interest groups. A website creation for NRL/AFL/A-League teams will consist of organisation problems. Different levels and specialties in an organisation make rise to different interests and points of view. This may lead to conflict over how the company should be run and how resources and rewards should be distributed, thus affecting the setting up of the website. Technology issues that will be encountered are the maintenance of the protected website. An information system will be able to analyse player and team performance, which will eventuate to improved performance and increase revenue for the teams.
Upon downloading the applications for Second Life, businesses may see that it can be a birthing ground for new industries and transform business, commerce, marketing, and learning. The advertising and media industries have opened virtual offices to facilitate internal communications and to position themselves at the forefront of the digital landscape in order to recruit employees. For the population that have forsaken television for the Internet, or to offer existing viewers a new medium for interacting with their brands, television and media companies have used Second Life. This system can support business functions like customer service, product development, training, and marketing. In terms...
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