This particular module has been very interesting and informative. I have learnt a lot from the lectures and supportive media provided in this period. I was specifically interested in the roles information systems plays in organizations, the help it gives in making decisions in different parts of an organization and the information flow between people.
Information Systems (Linkedin 2016)
A critique of a theoretical paper titled: Re-examining the link between Customer Orientation and Business Performance: The role of Information Systems written by Zhen Zhu and Cheryl Nakata
In the modern business paradigm, a major role of information systems in constructing the higher performance of business can never be denied. Aside from a major impact on the bottom – line results of an organisation, it also has a considerable impact on the customer orientation and satisfaction level of the customers (Xiaoying, Qianqian, and Dezhi 2008). In the paper under consideration, the authors have re-explored the link between customer orientation and business performance. Seemingly, there is a direct link between two aspects, nevertheless, empirical research has little evidence, which has been re-examined in the paper under considerations.
Customer orientation and business performance (LinkedIn 2016)
A critique of a theoretical paper titled: Effect of Enterprise Resource Planning Information System on Business Performance: An Empirical Case of Taiwan written by Chenyin Kuo
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is defined as a tool that can help organisations to use a set-up of integrated software-based tools in order to manage and automate a number of back office activities. Aside from reducing the cost, it has a proven track record of efficiency enhancement within the business organisations (Ross and Vitale 2000). The paper to be critiqued by Kuo (2014) aims to explore the impacts of ERP on the business performance of a firm. A case study research has been adopted for this purpose.
Integration of ERP with other business operations (Axistec 2016)
A critique of a white paper titled: Simple, Reliable, and Affordable Business Transformation written by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
Aside from increasing the efficiency of the business, information systems are specifically important for small and medium sized business in order to minimise their operating costs. Based on this fact, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (2016) developed this white paper, which provided an insight of using technology as a tool for business performance in small and medium-sized firms.
Business opportunities (Business-Opportunities 2016)
A critique of a white paper titled: An introduction to MIS – For digital prints, sign and graphic display written by Clarity Software
Management Information System (MIS) is playing a vital role in the modern businesses and markets. By an integration of various components of Information Management, it can enable the organisations to be responsive to the challenges of contemporary and competitive markets (Melville, Kraemer, and Gurbaxani 2004). The purpose of this white paper is to explore the underlying factors of MIS and explain its importance for the modern businesses. It is specifically uncovering the facts and figures of digital prints, signs, and graphic display.
Linking MIS with business performance (Flexbz 2016)
A Webinar titled: Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses presented by Tiffany Cox
Have you ever wondered why your website hasn’t been having a lot of views, do you have a social media account, and what do you do with it? It will surprise you that digital marketing has gone beyond just having a website. With the level of competition in today’s market, you need a consistent social media engagement is needed in other to keep your customers.
The Speaker defined Social Media as an instant way to connect with customers to help them become invested in your brand. She went further to add that most people turning to social media as a way to know a brand, people are becoming more invested in the companies’ culture causes that are important to them.
Social Media (Kreps 2016)
An Overview on my Digital Portfolio Theme: INFORMATION SYSTEMS: The Effective Business Solution by Usang Ogban
Have you ever considered the replacement of automated process of payments, customer complaints, order placement to the conventional manual and paper – based workflow? It will definitely put you in long queues in superstores and even outside of banks. The concept of an information system is so well harmonised with the business that one cannot just consider the survival of modern markets without this particular system.
Since the introduction of early computers to the business organisations in 1960, this particular product has played a major role in the enhancement of productivity and efficiency. It is often argued that Information Systems (IS) are commodities for businesses rather than just a tool for productivity enhancement. The contemporary business world majorly relies on the collection, and analysis of the business and market data in order to take important decisions related to business (Lin 2006). Depending on the practicality and effectiveness of the decisions, a firm can attain competitive advantage in highly dynamic markets of today.