assignment 2 & 3

Assignment 2: Research and Discussion ( 1 Page)

How does knowledge of Information Systems (IS) benefit business managers in decision-making?

Introduction: Managerial decision making is always viewed as a daunting task, especially when a decision can make or break an organization. The incorporation of technology in decision making has certain added value by minimizing guess work in decision making. In this era, technology and managerial decisions are becoming more inseparable due to reliability on the use of computer systems to collect appropriate data. As a result of the complexity in decision making, intuition and trial-and-error are no longer sufficient; therefore information systems must be consulted to cement the intuition and trial-and-error in decision making.

You are asked to answer the question: How does knowledge of Information Systems (IS) benefit business managers in decision-making?

Consider the following points in preparing your response:

  1. Describe the business factors that create pressures on the organization
  2. Discuss the process of decision making
  3. Decisions make or break an organization and should be based on fact not guess work
  4. There are inherent risks in not making decisions
  5. Apply the phases involved in the conditions that call for decisions

Assignment: Prepare a response to the following discussion topic: As a manager or user of information systems, what would you need to know to participate in the design and use of a decision support system? Why?

Cite examples from your own reading and research to support your position. Format your response according to APA guidelines.

Submit your response by Wednesday, June 28, 2017, to the Discussion Area. Through Sunday, July 2, 2017, review responses submitted by at least two classmates and provide comments.

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Assignment 3: Short Research Paper ( 2 pages )

Analyze business intelligence (BI) methodology and concepts and their relationship to decision support systems (DSS).

Introduction: Looking at today’s tumultuous business environment, it is important for organizations to know how to remain focused in order to be able to compete effectively. In this module, you will explore the difficulties in managerial decision making and the role of computerized support of managerial decision making, the conceptual foundations of the decision systems (DSS) methodology, learn the business intelligence (BI) and its roles to decision support.

In this assignment, you are encouraged to apply what you’ve read in addition to using any personal experience you may have to tackle this question. Using examples to demonstrate your viewpoint to synthesize the practical knowledge with book knowledge is a good way to bring the two together. While presenting the information in a text format is good, you can also use graphs and images to create an interesting case and illustrate your points.

Assignment: Analyze business intelligence (BI) methodology and concepts and their relationship to decision support systems (DSS).

Write a 1–2 page paper showing your research on business intelligence (BI) methodology and concepts and their relationship to decision support systems (DSS). Present links, references, and sources using proper APA guidelines for citing sources.

Present your work in Microsoft Word document format. Name your file M1_A3_LastName_SRP.doc and submit it to the M1: Assignment 3 Dropbox by Saturday, July 1, 2017.

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

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