Review the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analyses for all six cases here. Pick one of the six cases and read the complete business plan. Then, write a paper suggesting how IT could be used to enhance the company’s strengths, lessen the company’s weaknesses, take advantage of the company’s opportunities, and / or mitigate the company’s threats. The same IT solution(s) might accomplish more than one objective in the business plan.
In your paper, please copy the SWOT analysis from the case and paste that on one of the slides. The paper should be 3-4 pages to explain the case including an analysis of the characteristics of the institution in the case study. Please explain specifically how IT solves a problem and / or enables new options for the company. The total paper should be 3-4 pages not including the title and reference slides. The reference should be in APA format. Internet references(1), as well as peer-reviewed journal articles(2), are fine. The references should include examples of other companies that have done something similar to support your recommendations. In-text citations are required for this paper. Please submit your paper via the assignment link. The rubric for this assignment can be viewed when clicking on the assignment link.
Use the resources below to help you with this week’s assignment.
Read the following chapters in the textbook:
- Chapter 9 – “Effective and Efficient Business Functions” Chapter 9 – Effective and Efficient Business Functions.pptx – This chapter explains how IT can be used to automate individual business functions.
- Chapter 10 – “Strategic Technology and Enterprise Systems” Chapter 10 – Strategic Technology and Enterprise Systems.pptx – This chapter explains how IT can be used to integrate the functions in the value chain within a company. The chapter emphasizes systems that are used across the entire enterprise.
- Chapter 11 – “Data Visualization and Geographic Information Systems” Chapter 11 – Data Visualization and Geographic Information Systems.pptx – This chapter focuses on data visualization to help in making better decisions.
- Video: What Is a SWOT Analysis? explains about analyzing an organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT). A SWOT analysis is often used in strategic planning.
- Article: Ultimate Guide to Conducting a SWOT Analysis.pdf explains how to do a SWOT analysis.
- Video: How NOT to Use PowerPoint gives humorous examples of what not to do in presentations.
- Blackboard tutorial: Narrating a PowerPoint with the Kaltura Screen Recorder explains how to add narration to your Kaltura presentation.
- Blackboard tutorial: Using Kaltura to Submit Assignment explains how to submit your Kaltura presentation using the assignment link above.
In developing your paper for this week, you may find it helpful to refer to the resources from previous weeks. A list of all the videos and other resources can be found under the Strategy Resources link on the main menu in this Blackboard course.