Information Systems for Managers – In your opinion, what challenges do you think Sadpat may face while implementing an ERP package?

04 Feb

Information Systems for Managers

1. Pais Industries Limited operates in five business verticals viz. engineering, construction, instrumentation, software services, and consumer electronics. Its Corporate Information Technology Division (CITD) is looking for adopting cloud and has invited you to provide recommendation for cloud deployment model. You are required to provide a brief report explaining pros and cons of each cloud deployment model and recommend the most appropriate deployment model.

2. With the number of transactions increasing online daily, cyber-crime is gaining foothold. Individuals and organizations need to take measures to ensure that they do not fall prey to such vicious activities. Cybercriminals have found different ways in which they can cause harm to the users. Give two examples of any organizations being prey to cyber-crime in 2019.

3. The Sadpat Group started operations in the year 1992 with a vision to provide unparalleled quality service to a spectrum of Maritime and Oil & Gas Industry. Sadpat is now one of the major players in Dry Docking and Ship Repair in India. Sadpat has also become a formidable group in providing offshore logistics to support the Oil and Gas industry. Recently a company that makes ERP software has approached them to provide a complete solution so that it can integrate its business processes. They wish to invest in a solution which will enable them to manage all their activities namely offshore engineering, offshore logistics, coastal logistics and port services, dry docking and ship repairs and inland waterways.

a. What are the benefits of implementing an ERP software that the software company needs to highlight?

b. In your opinion, what challenges do you think Sadpat may face while implementing an ERP package?

Information Systems for Managers – What are the benefits of implementing an ERP software that the software company needs to highlight?

04 Feb

Information Systems for Managers

1. Pais Industries Limited operates in five business verticals viz. engineering, construction, instrumentation, software services, and consumer electronics. Its Corporate Information Technology Division (CITD) is looking for adopting cloud and has invited you to provide recommendation for cloud deployment model. You are required to provide a brief report explaining pros and cons of each cloud deployment model and recommend the most appropriate deployment model.

2. With the number of transactions increasing online daily, cyber-crime is gaining foothold. Individuals and organizations need to take measures to ensure that they do not fall prey to such vicious activities. Cybercriminals have found different ways in which they can cause harm to the users. Give two examples of any organizations being prey to cyber-crime in 2019.

3. The Sadpat Group started operations in the year 1992 with a vision to provide unparalleled quality service to a spectrum of Maritime and Oil & Gas Industry. Sadpat is now one of the major players in Dry Docking and Ship Repair in India. Sadpat has also become a formidable group in providing offshore logistics to support the Oil and Gas industry. Recently a company that makes ERP software has approached them to provide a complete solution so that it can integrate its business processes. They wish to invest in a solution which will enable them to manage all their activities namely offshore engineering, offshore logistics, coastal logistics and port services, dry docking and ship repairs and inland waterways.

a. What are the benefits of implementing an ERP software that the software company needs to highlight?

b. In your opinion, what challenges do you think Sadpat may face while implementing an ERP package?

Information Systems for Managers – The Sadpat Group started operations in the year 1992 with a vision to provide unparalleled quality service to a spectrum of Maritime and Oil & Gas Industry. Sadpat is now one of the major players in Dry Docking and Ship Repair in India.

04 Feb

Information Systems for Managers

1. Pais Industries Limited operates in five business verticals viz. engineering, construction, instrumentation, software services, and consumer electronics. Its Corporate Information Technology Division (CITD) is looking for adopting cloud and has invited you to provide recommendation for cloud deployment model. You are required to provide a brief report explaining pros and cons of each cloud deployment model and recommend the most appropriate deployment model.

2. With the number of transactions increasing online daily, cyber-crime is gaining foothold. Individuals and organizations need to take measures to ensure that they do not fall prey to such vicious activities. Cybercriminals have found different ways in which they can cause harm to the users. Give two examples of any organizations being prey to cyber-crime in 2019.

3. The Sadpat Group started operations in the year 1992 with a vision to provide unparalleled quality service to a spectrum of Maritime and Oil & Gas Industry. Sadpat is now one of the major players in Dry Docking and Ship Repair in India. Sadpat has also become a formidable group in providing offshore logistics to support the Oil and Gas industry. Recently a company that makes ERP software has approached them to provide a complete solution so that it can integrate its business processes. They wish to invest in a solution which will enable them to manage all their activities namely offshore engineering, offshore logistics, coastal logistics and port services, dry docking and ship repairs and inland waterways.

a. What are the benefits of implementing an ERP software that the software company needs to highlight?

b. In your opinion, what challenges do you think Sadpat may face while implementing an ERP package?

Information Systems for Managers – With the number of transactions increasing online daily, cyber-crime is gaining foothold. Individuals and organizations need to take measures to ensure that they do not fall prey to such vicious activities. Cybercriminals have found different ways in which they can cause harm to the users. Give two examples of any organizations being prey to cyber-crime in 2019

04 Feb

Information Systems for Managers

1. Pais Industries Limited operates in five business verticals viz. engineering, construction, instrumentation, software services, and consumer electronics. Its Corporate Information Technology Division (CITD) is looking for adopting cloud and has invited you to provide recommendation for cloud deployment model. You are required to provide a brief report explaining pros and cons of each cloud deployment model and recommend the most appropriate deployment model.

2. With the number of transactions increasing online daily, cyber-crime is gaining foothold. Individuals and organizations need to take measures to ensure that they do not fall prey to such vicious activities. Cybercriminals have found different ways in which they can cause harm to the users. Give two examples of any organizations being prey to cyber-crime in 2019.

3. The Sadpat Group started operations in the year 1992 with a vision to provide unparalleled quality service to a spectrum of Maritime and Oil & Gas Industry. Sadpat is now one of the major players in Dry Docking and Ship Repair in India. Sadpat has also become a formidable group in providing offshore logistics to support the Oil and Gas industry. Recently a company that makes ERP software has approached them to provide a complete solution so that it can integrate its business processes. They wish to invest in a solution which will enable them to manage all their activities namely offshore engineering, offshore logistics, coastal logistics and port services, dry docking and ship repairs and inland waterways.

a. What are the benefits of implementing an ERP software that the software company needs to highlight?

b. In your opinion, what challenges do you think Sadpat may face while implementing an ERP package?

Information Systems for Managers – Pais Industries Limited operates in five business verticals viz. engineering, construction, instrumentation, software services, and consumer electronics. Its Corporate Information Technology Division (CITD) is looking for adopting cloud and has invited you to provide recommendation for cloud deployment model.

04 Feb

Information Systems for Managers

1. Pais Industries Limited operates in five business verticals viz. engineering, construction, instrumentation, software services, and consumer electronics. Its Corporate Information Technology Division (CITD) is looking for adopting cloud and has invited you to provide recommendation for cloud deployment model. You are required to provide a brief report explaining pros and cons of each cloud deployment model and recommend the most appropriate deployment model.

2. With the number of transactions increasing online daily, cyber-crime is gaining foothold. Individuals and organizations need to take measures to ensure that they do not fall prey to such vicious activities. Cybercriminals have found different ways in which they can cause harm to the users. Give two examples of any organizations being prey to cyber-crime in 2019.

3. The Sadpat Group started operations in the year 1992 with a vision to provide unparalleled quality service to a spectrum of Maritime and Oil & Gas Industry. Sadpat is now one of the major players in Dry Docking and Ship Repair in India. Sadpat has also become a formidable group in providing offshore logistics to support the Oil and Gas industry. Recently a company that makes ERP software has approached them to provide a complete solution so that it can integrate its business processes. They wish to invest in a solution which will enable them to manage all their activities namely offshore engineering, offshore logistics, coastal logistics and port services, dry docking and ship repairs and inland waterways.

a. What are the benefits of implementing an ERP software that the software company needs to highlight?

b. In your opinion, what challenges do you think Sadpat may face while implementing an ERP package?

 

Information Systems for Managers APRIL 2020

04 Feb

Information Systems for Managers

1. Pais Industries Limited operates in five business verticals viz. engineering, construction, instrumentation, software services, and consumer electronics. Its Corporate Information Technology Division (CITD) is looking for adopting cloud and has invited you to provide recommendation for cloud deployment model. You are required to provide a brief report explaining pros and cons of each cloud deployment model and recommend the most appropriate deployment model.

2. With the number of transactions increasing online daily, cyber-crime is gaining foothold. Individuals and organizations need to take measures to ensure that they do not fall prey to such vicious activities. Cybercriminals have found different ways in which they can cause harm to the users. Give two examples of any organizations being prey to cyber-crime in 2019.

3. The Sadpat Group started operations in the year 1992 with a vision to provide unparalleled quality service to a spectrum of Maritime and Oil & Gas Industry. Sadpat is now one of the major players in Dry Docking and Ship Repair in India. Sadpat has also become a formidable group in providing offshore logistics to support the Oil and Gas industry. Recently a company that makes ERP software has approached them to provide a complete solution so that it can integrate its business processes. They wish to invest in a solution which will enable them to manage all their activities namely offshore engineering, offshore logistics, coastal logistics and port services, dry docking and ship repairs and inland waterways.

a. What are the benefits of implementing an ERP software that the software company needs to highlight?

b. In your opinion, what challenges do you think Sadpat may face while implementing an ERP package?

 

Information Systems for Managers June 2018 Assignment

31 Mar

Information Systems for Managers

1. The Healthcare industry is inundated with massive volumes of data generated each minute. With the adoption of electronic health, mobile health and wearable technologies this is poised to increase dramatically over the next few years. This comprises of data that exists in the form of records, compliance & regulatory requirement. The recent trends demonstrate the transition from maintaining data in hard copies to digital data. As the Chief-Information-Officer (CIO), of a reputed hospital in the city, the management and you are in talks of migrating this data to the cloud. What are the benefits of adopting the cloud and the major challenges that you anticipate to face with regard to cloud adoption? Give justification for adopting the cloud.

2. Information Technology (IT) has become an integral part of the modern supply chains. Explain the concept of Supply Chain and with the help of an example from the retail sector, discuss how Information Systems are helping the organization in improving its supply chain performance. Mention any two future IT trends in supply chain.

3. Digital music is gaining firmer ground in India. 56 percent of digital music revenue in Asia comes from music streaming. Players like Gaana, Hungama, Saavn, Wynk etc. offer users to stream music online and save songs offline with a premium subscription. They have grabbed a significant share of the audience who have given up the traditional methods of downloading music to streaming it online. Advertisers and telecom providers have also joined the bandwagon. The primary reasons for this growing popularity can be attributed to the rise in the number of digital natives, improved internet connectivity, more localized curated song lists, personalization of content, competitive pricing, huge library , availability across different platforms, simple user interface and sharing digital music with others across social platforms. Despite this, the path to profitability is challenged by user ability to willingness to pay for subscription, low advertising prices, and high content costs.

a. How do you think these companies use analytics to lure customers to use their app or convert the existing ones from “freemiums” to “premiums” (the subscription based model)? What are the different type of analytics? Does using analytics benefit the companies?

b. Define Social Media and explain how these companies use Social Media to increase their business? Is it a wise choice to use social media to connect with customers?

What is a Business Continuity Plan (BCP)

07 Sep

Information Systems for Managers

1. PantMax Retail, through its subsidiaries, operates approximately 1000 departmental stores pan India. These stores hold a variety of merchandise including adult and children apparel, cosmetics, accessories, home furnishing etc. The management feels in order to increase their sales, PantMax needs to tailor its merchandise more to the local tastes, colors, sizes, brands which should be according to the sales pattern in each of the PantMax stores. For example, the stores in Mumbai might stock clothing in smaller sizes and brighter colors than those in Chennai, or the stores in Delhi may stock more makeup shades to attract trendier shoppers. How will information systems help PantMax implement this new strategy? Is this a suitable choice for the management to implement?

2. The goal of service companies is to develop services that attract, keep customers satisfied, loyal and speak well of them. They use information and communication technology to get closer to the customer, create long-term relationships, and gain more knowledge from and about the customers to serve them better. As a major element of business strategy, firms are embracing CRM, because technological applications permit precise segmentation, profiling and targeting of customers. To deal with competitive pressures a customer-centric culture is required. The airline industry is no exception to this. Give an example of how an airline company has successfully implemented CRM to increase their profits and keep customers happy.

3. In June 2017, a new cyber virus spread from Ukraine to wreak havoc around the globe, crippling thousands of computers. FedEx Corp, package delivery company, said its fiscal 2018 results would be hurt due to disruption of operations following a cyber-attack last month. It is still experiencing widespread service delays following the attack. It was unable to estimate when services at the unit would be fully restored. It experienced loss of revenue due to decreased volumes, incremental costs from contingency plans and remediation of affected systems. Share prices of FedEx dropped after this incident.

a) What are the different forms of system attacks? What steps should FedEx follow to handle a virus attack of such magnitude?

b) What is a Business Continuity Plan (BCP)? Should cyber security be a part of the BCP? What lessons should FedEx learn from this incident?

 

What are the different forms of system attacks

07 Sep

Information Systems for Managers

1. PantMax Retail, through its subsidiaries, operates approximately 1000 departmental stores pan India. These stores hold a variety of merchandise including adult and children apparel, cosmetics, accessories, home furnishing etc. The management feels in order to increase their sales, PantMax needs to tailor its merchandise more to the local tastes, colors, sizes, brands which should be according to the sales pattern in each of the PantMax stores. For example, the stores in Mumbai might stock clothing in smaller sizes and brighter colors than those in Chennai, or the stores in Delhi may stock more makeup shades to attract trendier shoppers. How will information systems help PantMax implement this new strategy? Is this a suitable choice for the management to implement?

2. The goal of service companies is to develop services that attract, keep customers satisfied, loyal and speak well of them. They use information and communication technology to get closer to the customer, create long-term relationships, and gain more knowledge from and about the customers to serve them better. As a major element of business strategy, firms are embracing CRM, because technological applications permit precise segmentation, profiling and targeting of customers. To deal with competitive pressures a customer-centric culture is required. The airline industry is no exception to this. Give an example of how an airline company has successfully implemented CRM to increase their profits and keep customers happy.

3. In June 2017, a new cyber virus spread from Ukraine to wreak havoc around the globe, crippling thousands of computers. FedEx Corp, package delivery company, said its fiscal 2018 results would be hurt due to disruption of operations following a cyber-attack last month. It is still experiencing widespread service delays following the attack. It was unable to estimate when services at the unit would be fully restored. It experienced loss of revenue due to decreased volumes, incremental costs from contingency plans and remediation of affected systems. Share prices of FedEx dropped after this incident.

a) What are the different forms of system attacks? What steps should FedEx follow to handle a virus attack of such magnitude?

b) What is a Business Continuity Plan (BCP)? Should cyber security be a part of the BCP? What lessons should FedEx learn from this incident?

 

The goal of service companies is to develop services that attract, keep customers satisfied

07 Sep

Information Systems for Managers

1. PantMax Retail, through its subsidiaries, operates approximately 1000 departmental stores pan India. These stores hold a variety of merchandise including adult and children apparel, cosmetics, accessories, home furnishing etc. The management feels in order to increase their sales, PantMax needs to tailor its merchandise more to the local tastes, colors, sizes, brands which should be according to the sales pattern in each of the PantMax stores. For example, the stores in Mumbai might stock clothing in smaller sizes and brighter colors than those in Chennai, or the stores in Delhi may stock more makeup shades to attract trendier shoppers. How will information systems help PantMax implement this new strategy? Is this a suitable choice for the management to implement?

2. The goal of service companies is to develop services that attract, keep customers satisfied, loyal and speak well of them. They use information and communication technology to get closer to the customer, create long-term relationships, and gain more knowledge from and about the customers to serve them better. As a major element of business strategy, firms are embracing CRM, because technological applications permit precise segmentation, profiling and targeting of customers. To deal with competitive pressures a customer-centric culture is required. The airline industry is no exception to this. Give an example of how an airline company has successfully implemented CRM to increase their profits and keep customers happy.

3. In June 2017, a new cyber virus spread from Ukraine to wreak havoc around the globe, crippling thousands of computers. FedEx Corp, package delivery company, said its fiscal 2018 results would be hurt due to disruption of operations following a cyber-attack last month. It is still experiencing widespread service delays following the attack. It was unable to estimate when services at the unit would be fully restored. It experienced loss of revenue due to decreased volumes, incremental costs from contingency plans and remediation of affected systems. Share prices of FedEx dropped after this incident.

a) What are the different forms of system attacks? What steps should FedEx follow to handle a virus attack of such magnitude?

b) What is a Business Continuity Plan (BCP)? Should cyber security be a part of the BCP? What lessons should FedEx learn from this incident?