School of Information Technology Department of Business Computing Private Bag 13388, 13 Storch Street, Windhoek, NAMIBIA Tel: ++264 (0)61 207 2052 Fax: ++264 (0)61 207 2051
Management Information Systems (MNS210S)
Mr. Eliazer Mbaeva Mr. Dunston kawana
Due date: 08 April 2013 Instructions: Use this page as cover page for your assignment. Complete the assignment (individual work). No marks will be allocated for plagiarized projects. NB!!! Maximum of 4 Pages including cover page (ANY other pages will be discarded)
Answer the following questions
1. You work at the business headquarters for a chain of movie theaters. Describe this firm's information value chain. [5 Marks]
2. You have been hired to work with 10 salespeople from different branches of a national business in creating an online training site for new Sales employees. Identify six collaboration tools that are available to help the team work together. Which single tool would be the most helpful for the project, in your opinion, and why? [6 Marks] 3. Apex Vacuum, a family-owned manufacturer of budget vacuums, has grown exponentially over the last few years. However, the company is having difficulty preparing for future growth. The only information system used at Apex is an antiquated accounting system. The company has one manufacturing plant located in Windhoek; and three warehouses, in Luderitz, Oshakati, and Ondangwa. The Apex sales force is national, and Apex purchases about a third of its vacuum parts and materials from a single overseas supplier. You have been hired to recommend the information systems Apex should implement in order to maintain their competitive edge. However, there is not enough money for a full-blown, cross-functional enterprise application, and you will need to limit the first step to a single functional area or constituency. What will you choose, and why? [3 Marks]
4. What is the connection between organizations, information systems, and...