Assessment 1 – Article review
|Due Date:||Week 5|
|Word count||1000-1500 words + diagrams|
|Weighting||10% of total grade|
|Total marks||60 marks|
Select one article from the two options provided – Refer to the Assessment section on Moodle for web links to the three articles.
Conduct a review of the article with a focus on information systems. In particular your assessment must include:
- What was the problem? – relate this to inefficiencies in the existing business processes.
- What type of Information Systems were used to solve the problem – explain the additional support functions and improvements that were made to the existing business processes upon introduction of the particular information system (or systems).
- Explain how the Information systems support the corporate mission and strategies, and help the company gain a competitive advantage.
The required word length of this individual assessment is 1000-1500 words. You are required to embed at least three (3) academic references to support your responses, properly referenced. References should be from credible sources such as books, industry-related journals, magazines, company documents and academic journal articles.
Ideally, relevant academic journal articles should be used for academic discussion.
UBSS Online Library: Students have access to UBSS Online Library collection via myGCA portal. This access currently consists of:
- EbscoHost, Proquest, Emerald, Informit and Cengage eBook collection.
Your grade will be adversely affected if your report contains no/poor citations and/or reference lists.
|1. Adequate description of the problem or deficiency in the existing business process||10 marks|
|2. Adept explanation of the type of Information Systems brought into the organisation to solve the particular problem, including the specific business process improvement functions.||20 marks|
|3. Sound justification of how the Information system supports the corporate mission and strategies of the organisation, and helps the gain a competitive advantage.||20 marks|
|4. Include at least three (3) academic references to support your responses, properly referenced. Your references should be from credible sources such as books, industry- related journals, magazines, company documents and academic journal articles. Ideally, relevant academic journal articles should be used for academic discussion.||10 marks|