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Business Startup Proposal

Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.

Business Startup Proposal
Bill, a close friend of your parents, wants to start a business. Your parents refer him to you since you are presently working on a technology-related degree. In your first discussion, you discover the following facts:

  • Bill has been a sales representative for a major restaurant supply company for many years.
  • His current skills are very low tech. He drives from city to city, visiting restaurants. He either provides his customers with supplies or visits new restaurants to try and convince them to purchase supplies from him exclusively. He phones his orders in to the manufacturer, and, other than accounting for his expenses while on the road, he does no record keeping.
  • Other than basic email skills and a vague familiarization with Microsoft Word Bill has little or no experience with existing communications technologies or software applications.
  • Bill’s business plan is to start a new restaurant supply business in his home. He wishes to spend more time at home and travel much less than he did in the past. He knows he will sometimes be required to travel to negotiate deals or meet with clients, but he would prefer to be able to do all this at home whenever possible.

Bill has already implemented the following actions:

  • He has found an accountant who has agreed to help him set up his accounting system. (Do not consider any accounting software for this assignment. The accountant will provide that.)
  • He has contacted six different restaurant supply companies and negotiated a fee and commission arrangement that will allow him to represent them and sell their products.
  • He has found a local training and certification company that has classes in all the major software packages (Apple OS, Windows 7/8, Word, Excel, etc.) that will allow Bill to start classes immediately.

Although Bill has minimal technical skills, he does know what he wants. As the discussion proceeds, the following items are added to the plan:

  • Budget: Bill has funds for the startup, but the budget has some limits. He doesn’t want the fastest, biggest, or best, but he will spend what it takes to have equipment that will suit his needs.
  • Security: Bill has heard horror stories about computer information being hacked, and he wants your assurance that his business information will be secure, if he follows your suggestions.
  • Hardware: Bill knows of no special requirements for hardware, but he does know he will need to store somewhere between 2 and 3 terabytes of catalog information from the companies with whom he will be working. He needs to be able to access this info at all times from any location. He has no knowledge or preferences about hardware and says he will go with what you recommend.
  • Operating System and Software: Bill feels comfortable with the Windows environment, and prefers not to learn another operating system.
  • The Cloud, Wi-Fi, Mobile Computing: Bill has no idea how these technologies tie in to his business, but he does know he needs to be able to do the following from his home office, from his car, or from any remote location: check his email and compose/send emails at any time, place a supplies order via the Internet to any of his suppliers, be able to answer phone calls, and be able to set up video conferencing phone calls.

The Proposal:
Prepare and submit a proposal to Bill that gives your suggested solution to his business plan. Provide Bill with the details of what he needs to purchase in order to have what he needs to conduct his business using today’s technology. Make sure you include the following items in your report:

  1. Hardware: What items of hardware (computer, laptop, tablet device, telephone, etc.) should Bill purchase? For items like a computer, include minimum specifications for all major internal components. Justify the need for any major hardware items recommended.
  2. Operating System: With the recommended hardware, what operating system choices are available and which would be best? Why?
  3. Other Technologies: Include the details on any peripheral devices and technologies that you propose (“The Cloud,” mobile computing devices, Bluetooth, wireless networking, etc.) and explain how they fit into the business plan.
  4. Software and Training: List the security and software applications that should be purchased. Include the training courses that Bill should attend to gain basic skills in the software packages you recommend.
  5. Cost: Provide Bill with an estimated cost for him to implement all of your suggestions.

Your proposal will be evaluated using the rubric below. Make sure you read the rubric and have a clear idea of what is expected. If there are any additional questions that you would have asked Bill, be sure to note them as you explain to Bill what networking options he has so that you can explain what additional information could change your suggestion, if any.

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Rubric Name: Assignment 4 Rubric

This table lists criteria and criteria group name in the first column. The first row lists level names and includes scores if the rubric uses a numeric scoring method.CriteriaExemplarySatisfactoryUnsatisfactoryUnacceptableJustification20 points

Three or more items in the proposal include an explanation of why that particular choice was made.

13 points

Two items in the proposal include an explanation of why that particular choice was made.

6 points

One item in the proposal include an explanation of why that particular choice was made.

0 points

None of the items in the proposal include an explanation of why that particular choice was made.

/ 20Quality of Information20 points

Information clearly relates   to the main topic. It includes three or more items with supporting details and/or examples

13 points

Information relates   to the main topic. It includes one or two items with supporting details and/or examples

6 points

Information clearly relates   to the main topic. Supporting details and/or examples are not included.

0 points

Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic.

/ 20Accuracy20 points

All of the technical descriptions and details are described accurately and match today’s available technology.

13 points

Most of the technical descriptions and details are described accurately and match today’s available technology.

6 points

Some of the technical descriptions and details are described accurately and match today’s available technology.

0 points

None of the technical descriptions and details are described accurately and match today’s available technology.

/ 20Format10 points

The proposal covers all of the five requirements requested by the customer. (Budget Security, Hardware, OS, Mobile Computing)

7 points

The proposal covers 3 or 4 of the five requirements requested by the customer. (Budget Security, Hardware, OS, Mobile Computing)

4 points

The proposal covers 1 or 2 of the five requirements requested by the customer. (Budget Security, Hardware, OS, Mobile Computing)

0 points

The proposal covers none of the five requirements requested by the customer. (Budget Security, Hardware, OS, Mobile Computing)

/ 10Mechanics10 points

No grammatical, spelling, spacing, capitalization or punctuation errors.

7 points

One to two grammatical, spelling, spacing, capitalization or punctuation errors.

4 points

Three to four grammatical, spelling, spacing, capitalization or punctuation errors.

0 points

Five or more grammatical, spelling, spacing, capitalization or punctuation errors.

/ 10Acronyms10 points

All of the acronyms, abbreviations or technical terms are either spelled out or explained in a way clear to a person not familiar with the technology.

7 points

Most of the acronyms, abbreviations or technical terms are either spelled out or explained in a way clear to a person not familiar with the technology.

4 points

Some of the acronyms, abbreviations or technical terms are either spelled out or explained in a way clear to a person not familiar with the technology.

0 points

None of the acronyms, abbreviations or technical terms are either spelled out or explained in a way clear to a person not familiar with the technology.

/ 10Proposal Cost10 points

An itemized and accurate summary of all costs for the proposal is provided.

7 points

A summary of the costs for the proposal is provided.

0 points

No costs for the proposal are provided.

0 points

N/A

/ 10

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BA63476 H3 Current & Emerging Technology

Question:

For your final written assignment, please select any one of the following industries:

  • Supermarket
  • Dry Cleaners
  • Cargo Shipping

For the selected industry, please provide comprehensive responses to the following items:

(a) How will the industry change in the next five years? What will be different?

(b) How will emerging technologies impact these industries? Please provide clear examples.

(c) What changes will these industries have to make regarding the workforce needed to accommodate the new technologies?

(d) Provide conclusion and references.

Requirement: 

(a) Please include a title page, introduction, and conclusion.

(b) Ensure that at least Three (3) reputable references are used, and make sure to cite them.

(c) The submission should be between 1,000-and-1,250-words.

Disaster Recovery

Include at least 250 words in your posting and at least 250 words in your reply.  Indicate at least one source or reference in your original post. Please see syllabus for details on submission requirements.

Module 7 Discussion Question

Search “scholar.google.com” or your textbook. Discuss how organizations have faced the challenges that incident handlers are challenged with in identifying incidents when resources have been moved to a cloud environment.

Requirement:

I need 4 different answers for this question

cybercrime

The senior leadership of your organization is preparing for its annual three day meeting. During these meetings, one day is devoted to current events / issues which the company finds itself needing to address. For this year’s meeting, you have been asked to give a presentation on Cybercrime as a strategic threat to the organization.

To prepare for your presentation, you should find a recent news report or law enforcement press release about a specific instance of a cybercrime which impacted the financial services industry (or customers). Analyze the report / press release and then write a background paper containing your analysis and findings.

In your background paper, include a summary of the report or press release that addresses the crime, the perpetrator, motive (if known), methods, the victim(s), the object of the crime (systems, data, networks, etc.), and the outcome of the investigation / prosecution.  (Who did what to whom? What happened?)

Should the company take actions or develop strategies to protect itself from similar crimes? What are your recommendations in this regard?

Post your 5 to 7 paragraph background paper as a reply to this topic. Remember to cite your sources and include a reference list at the end of your posting.

Discussion 7

Research the Internet to obtain information on MBSA and security audits.

  1. Review the critical considerations to prepare a security audit.
  2. Organize all the steps necessary for a security audit.
  3. Provide a proper justification for each step mentioned in the security audit.

 All posts are required to have in-text citations and scholarly references.  Do not plagiaries. Do NOT copy anything from Course Hero or similar site. Doing so will result in a zero 

Management Information Systems

In this unit, you have learned about management information systems (MIS) and  the importance of it. For this assignment, compose a paper that discusses the    key differences between data, information, information technology (IT), and     information systems (IS). Your paper should address the components listed     below.

Define what is meant by information.

Define what is meant by data.

Create two matrices (one for data and one for information) that                 illustrate the key differences between information and data, place the                 matrices into your paper, and briefly discuss the differences in     one or   two           paragraphs. Each matrix should contain characteristics     and/or   facts  about   the       subjects (data and information) that   show   how they   are     different.

Define IT.

Define IS.

Using the five-component model as an example, discuss some                 differences between IT and IS. 

If you are using Microsoft Word, you can develop a matrix using this program.  For an example of how to create a matrix using Microsoft Word, see the     Microsoft.com explanation by clicking the link below.

Microsoft. (n.d.). Create a matrix. Retrieved from https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Create-a-matrix-0E74423D-2E28-4DEB-9223-A30C2312CC22

You may use another computer software program that you are familiar with to    create the matrices. However, you must submit your assignment in a Microsoft     Word document, and the matrices should be included in the body of your     paper.

Your paper must be a minimum of two pages in length (not counting the title    and reference pages), and you must use at least two resources as references.     Any  information from these resources must be cited and referenced in APA     format.

ISM 5150 Final Exam

ISM 5150 Final Exam 

1. Identify TWO (2) topics that we have covered in the course and for EACH topic:   (approximately 3 pages for both topics; Total 10 points; 5 points for each topic)

1) Briefly explain the topic and your understanding/interpretation of it  (1 point)

2) Describe how you related to this topic in the course, how it enabled you to stay engaged in the course, with the professor, and with your classmates (2 points)

3) Explain how this topic will enable you to be a better and more effective professional (and student, if applicable) and how you immediately plan to use this skill and knowledge for your development  (2 points)

2. We have discussed extensively the impact of information technology on the nature and design of work in organizations. Use the knowledge of the course material and other skills you gained (such as practice of mindfulness) to answer the following:     (approximately 1 page; Total 5 points)

1) As a business manager, what are the main challenges and opportunities that you expect to see in your organization (if you are not currently working, use a suitable work place from your previous experience or the university environment)?  (3 points)

2) How do you propose to address these issues? How do you plan to help make your employees more effective? (2 points)

3. Based on the CAIS article “Tutorial: Big Data Analytics” Watson (2014) and related discussions from textbook material topics:    (approximately 1 page; Total 5 points)

1) Explain briefly the main business objectives of knowledge management, business intelligence, and business analytics in the organization. What are the main challenges and risks involved?      (2 points)

2) Describe briefly how you would address these challenges in a private or government organization related to your industry. Use specific instances from your experience of (1) Wiley Plus SAP ERP simulations and (2) SAP Business Objects exercises to explain your response.  (3 points)

ISM 5150: Alternate Assignment for SAP Business Objects 

We have discussed the topic of data visualization in class. Refer to the class material, the instructions in the document for SAP Business Objects and Tableau (www.Tableau.com) to answer the following questions. (Your response should be up to two pages, Times Roman font 12, double space).  (4 points)

1) Explain data visualization in the context of knowledge management and business analytics.

2) How is it different from the traditional methods of data representation?

3) What is the purpose of data visualization? As a business manager, explain how you might use data visualization in your organization.

Support Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to see if you understand the WalkMe Product and how you

approach support efforts.

Notes:

1. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the product before completing this assignment.

To do so, please sign up for an account by navigating to walkme.com and clicking ‘Get Started’.

You may then download the product from walkme.com/download

2. Feel free to use any of the resources available in our Help Center (support.walkme.com)

The following question was received from a customer through a support thread. Please answer it in

order to fully address the customer’s needs and treat it as an official WalkMe Support reply.

You may also use all the aids you need in order to convey your answer: screenshots, videos, links to our

support articles, or anything else. However, note that you are expected to provide an elaborate written

answer.

Hi WalkMe Support,

My Smart Walk-Thru is meant to teach users how to add an item to their

cart. Problem is, there are two different scenarios for this: One is for users

who are logged in already, the other is for users who are not. How do I

overcome this challenge?

Best

Regards,

John”

Security Controls

Formal systems are generally defined by messages arriving from  external parties, suppliers, customers, regulatory agencies, and  financial institutions. Informal systems augment formal systems since  people generally need to engage in informal communication. Technical  systems provide the automation of part of a formal system.

Choose one of the following organizations and describe  the problems and successes they may experience. The specifications for  the organizations are as follows:

  • Organization A has an informal system and a formal system, but no technical system.
  • Organization B has a formal system and a technical system, but no informal system.
  • Organization C has only a formal system.
  • Organization D has an informal system and a technical system, but no formal system.

For the organization you chose, answer the following three questions:

  1. What problems would arise in the organization? Why do you think so?
  2. What breaches of security could occur as a  result of the missing system? Give at least two examples of security  breaches in this context.
  3. Could the organization still function successfully? Why or why not?