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Assessment: Individual Report (2000 - 3000 words)
Scenario:
Information technology (IT) and its applications to businesses in the modern world is an essential requirement to survive and succeed. IT plays a crucial role in all aspects of modern life.
IT increases productivity of a company with efficiency saving effort, time and money.
Task:
Select an organisation in the service sector, for example insurance companies or banks and conduct desk and/or Internet research on the organisation, together with an analysis of relevant academic books and journals to :
• Discuss the role of IT in the success or failure of a business
• Find ethical and social issues that pertain to running businesses
• identify and differentiate between different types of networking technologies
• discuss the importance of Intranet and Internet in your business
• list and explain the different stage of system development
• identify and differentiate between different types of networking technologies
• discuss the importance of Intranet and Internet in your business
• list and explain the different stage of system development life cycle. Please note this may not be revenant to the selected business, however, you must provide a generic answer.
Support your analysis with a discussion of the potential benefits and drawbacks of any business in general and your chosen company in particular of investing in Information Technology.
This assessment addresses:
L01 - Understand and use frequently used Computing terminologies
L02 - Understand ethical and social issues associated with Technology
L03 - Differentiate between types of networks
L04 - Appreciate the growth in ICT and use of the Internet and its effects on business
L05 - Understand the role of Information Technology in Management
L06 - Understand the different stages of systems development
Further points:
• It is expected that you use current peer-reviewed journals and articles to ensure that you have an in-depth understanding of your topic particularly for the Literature Review.
• There must be sufficient linkage between theory and practice.
• Harvard style of references should be used.
Note: The chosen organisation must be approved by the Lecturer