Week 1 Discussion – Info Systems in Enterprise – Initiall post due tomorrow, Wed at 5pm CST

Week 1 Discussion

 

Management Information Systems

This week, you have been introduced to the information age and have examined how information is changing the way businesses operate and interact. You have also read that there are three key organizational resources that are relevant and important from the perspective of MIS and that help to create competitive advantages for businesses: information, people, and information technology. Being able to evaluate these resources in terms of their importance from the MIS perspective will help you identify the appropriate resource allocation and level of focus required on for each resource.

For this Discussion, consider which of the three organizational resources relevant to MIS is most important and why.

Post by Day 3 a 150- to 200-word explanation of which of the three key organizational resources you believe is most important to MIS and explain why.

Be sure to support your work with specific citations from the Learning Resources and any additional sources.

Read a section of your colleagues’ postings.

Respond by Day 6 to two or more of your colleagues’ postings in one or more of the following ways:

  • Ask a probing question.
  • Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.
  • Offer and support an opinion.
  • Make a suggestion.
  • Expand on your colleague’s posting.

Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you learned and the insights you gained as a result of the comments your colleagues made.

Note: Refer to the Discussion Template in the Learning Resources for your main post and response.

Required Resources

Readings

  • Haag, S., & Cummings, M. (2013). Management information systems for the information age(9th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Irwin.
    • Chapter 1, “The Information Age in Which You Live: Changing the Face of Business” (pp. 2–33)

    Discussion Template:

    Week 1 Discussion: Management Information Systems

    Post by Day 3 a 150- to 200-word explanation of which of the three key organizational resources you believe is most important to MIS and explain why.

    Below are three UNRELATED EXAMPLES of how to cite within a paragraph in APA format. You need to cite resources in your discussion post to support and justify your thinking:

    Haag and Cummings (2003) base their information on their experience and concepts of IT at the time, and…

    The authors base their information on their experience and concepts of IT at the time, and… (Haag & Cummings, 2003).

    The authors base their information on their experience and concepts of IT at the time. They stated that “…IT is the most important aspect that needs attention by upper management” (Haag & Cummings, 2003, p. 89).

    Now, draft your response of at least 150 words below:

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