Explain how your chosen organisation can obtain a competitive advantage within a global market by successful management of its information systems.

H/617/3037 Management Information Systems

Aim: This aim of this unit is to develop learners` knowledge and skills in managing information systems for organisations. Learners will examine how systems can be used to support core business functions, to drive business improvement, and to enable organisations to be more productive and competitive within the global marketplace.

Learning Outcome 1: Understand how IT systems support organisational functions.

Learning Outcome 2. Understand the role of information systems in supporting value-added change within organisations.

Learning Outcome 3. Understand the use of information systems to support organisational strategy.

Case Scenario

Founded in 2000 in Belarus, in the centre of Eastern Europe, SCANDO Ltd. is a software consulting and development company providing IT outsourcing services. The company is focused on software application and product development primarily using .NET, Java, PHP/JavaScript, and C++ technologies. 18+ years in IT, more than 600 successful projects for dozens of customers globally, and over 350 highly experienced engineers are our main assets. You can find out more information in our corporate brochure.

You work as a senior IT consultant in SCANDO. An UK retail chain, TargetUK has approached the company to create an MIS software system for them. You are heading the development of the system and you have planned a number of tasks for the team. You will also lead a number of new recruits in this project.

Task 1
Prezi Presentation and speaker notes

Your line manager Sam has asked you to create a Prezi presentation for the new recruits that will give them a thorough knowledge of how IT systems support organisational functions and strategy. You will provide speaker notes at the end of the session.

Instructions

  1. In your Prezi presentation, you need to explain how information systems can be used to support value-added change.
  2. Follow up your explanation with a review of the management of information systems in an organisation of your choice. You must select an appropriate organisation.
  3. Finish your presentation by identifying different models that can be applied to strategic information systems.

Task 2 Management Report

Post presentation you are tasked with writing a management report that demonstrate your deeper knowledge and understanding of MIS.

Instructions

In your report, you must:

  1. Critically evaluate the role and purpose of IT systems for different organisational functions.
  2. Analyse the different ways in which data is stored and processed for use in your chosen organisation. You must select an appropriate organisation.
  3. Critically evaluate the management of information systems in in your chosen organisation. You must select an appropriate organisation.
  4. Critically evaluate a specific information systems that supports value-added change.
  5. Evaluate how strategic information systems can contribute to the competitiveness of organisations.
  6. Explain how your chosen organisation can obtain a competitive advantage within a global market by successful management of its information systems.