Subject: Infotech Import in a Strategy Plan
Part A – Discussion and responses
What experiences have you had with system changes either in the university setting or work environment? Was your opinion collected before the implementation, such as during the requirements gathering phase? Explain, in your own words, why it might not be helpful to add more team members to a project that is already behind schedule. Have you ever experienced something similar? Discuss your personal experiences on group projects. How might problems have been handled better?
A) Your initial post (250 -300 words) is due by Day 3 of Week 1 [Note: need to submit on 3rd day out of 4 days]
B) You are required to respond to another 2 student’s post (minimum of 200 words)
APA formatting is required along with scholarly sources.
Part B – Weekly Journal
April 13, 2015: If your students have ever heard of IBM’s “Watson” supercomputer, they might be interested to read the article in CIO Magazine yesterday (as of this writing). IBM is planning to incorporate patient data from wearers of Apple’s new watch. Ask students to read http://www.cio.com/article/2909593/ibms-watson-health-division-will-incorporate-patient-data-from-apple.html and answer the following:
(1) What will IBM do with that data? That is, what are the benefits of the data?
(2) Can you see any drawbacks of allowing Watson to process the data?
(3) What connections to other companies are there in this project? Why can’t Watson do it all “him”self?
Pearlson, K., Saunders, C. Galletta, D. Managing and Using Information Systems: A Strategic Approach, 6th Edition. Burlington, MA: Wiley, 2016.