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COIT 20246 ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION
Due date: Thursday Week 11 (2PM AEST)
Part: Written Assessment
Weighting: 30% of total assessment.
Submission: Electronic (see course website for details)
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Instructions
It will be necessary to use online resources to complete this assignment, please ensure you cite and reference any such materials using the Harvard format.
DO NOT copy content directly from either the text or Internet resources: this assignment is to be in your own words. You will lose marks if you do not use your own words!
Please complete your assignment using this submission template file, inserting your responses where indicated.
DO NOT delete the marking criteria page – changes are permitted to the formatting of other pages including the headers and footers.
Tasks
There are ten (10) tasks, one for each week: the tasks are detailed below. There is a table to complete for each task. Please fill in the information required.
Note: Each resource summary should be around 200-300 words.
Each summary should briefly explain:
- What the resource is about
- Why you selected it
- What are the main points or key information covered in the resource
- Why the resource was useful.
For more advice about how to complete the assignment, as well as examples and information about selecting good resources, please see the assessment page on the Moodle unit web site:
https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/mod/assign/view.php?id=1177526

Example
The “Internet of things” is an emerging trend towards smart interconnected embedded technologies that allow us to monitor and control our environment. Collect and summarise an online resource that describes ONE example or application of the Internet of things.
Title, Link and Reference:
Connected Medical Devices, Apps: Are They Leading the IoT Revolution — or Vice Versa?
https://www.wired.com/insights/2014/06/connected-medical-devices-apps-leading-iot-revolution-vice-versa/
Lars, N 2014, ‘Connected Medical Devices, Apps: Are They Leading the IoT Revolution — or Vice Versa?’, Wired, June 2014, viewed 1 February 2017,
https://www.wired.com/insights/2014/06/connected-medical-devices-apps-leading-iot-revolution-vice-versa/
Note: You may use abbreviated URLs (to the website) in the reference, however you must provide the FULL link above it that, when pasted into the Web Browser, will take the marker directly to the resource. Using full URLs in the reference (as in this example) is fine too.
Summary:
Connected Medical Devices, Apps: Are They Leading the IoT Revolution — or Vice Versa?
This article describes the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the context of medical devices. I chose this article because it not only examines the applications of a very useful class of IoT devices, but it also highlights the need for ways of collecting and processing the data they produce.
In the article, the author describes how many medical monitoring devices are now capable of connecting to the Internet and are becoming a normal part of patient care. These devices allow remote monitoring of patient health wirelessly and can collect data on a wide range of vital signs and indicators. Data can be collected from a range of sensors reading everything from heart rate and blood pressure through to blood sugar levels and temperature.
In addition to passive monitors, IoT medical devices provide the ability to proactively prompt patients to do things, for example to warn them of their blood pressure or to alert them that they need more medication. The article points out that many of these notifications are the result of apps (software) interacting with both the devices and the patients.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the article is the author’s discussion of what happens to the data that the IoT medical devices produce. The author explains that many devices can send data directly to the cloud for storage and analysis and that this data constitutes a wealth of information that will potentially improve healthcare in the future.
I found this article useful because it not only highlighted the increasing ubiquity of Internet-connected medical devices, but also made me think about how the data is collected, where it is stored and how it could be used – both positively and negatively – in the future.
Week 1
The text discusses examples of traditional mass storage such as magnetic disk and solid-state drives. While these still underpin most mass storage, an emerging next-generation storage solution is Persistent Memory (PMEM). Find and summarise ONE resource that describes Persistent Memory. The resource, and your summary, must focus solely on Persistent Memory.
Title, Link and Reference:
Provide the Title of the resource, the Link (full URL) and full Harvard reference here.
Summary:
Provide a summary of around 200-300 words discussing what the resource is about and why it is relevant to the task here
Week 2
Computer BIOS (Basic Input Output System) has been traditionally responsible for the booting process. However, it has largely been replaced by the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI).
Find and summarise ONE resource that describes UEFI. The resource, and your summary, must focus on UEFI, however, you may mention how it differs from BIOS.
Title, Link and Reference:
Provide the Title of the resource, the Link (full URL) and full Harvard reference here.
Summary:
Provide a summary of around 200-300 words discussing what the resource is about and why it is relevant to the task here

Week 3
5G is an emerging Internet delivery technology. Find and summarise ONE resource that describes 5G. The resource, and your summary, must focus on 5G and the improvements it brings compared to other wired and wireless technologies.
Title, Link and Reference:
Provide the Title of the resource, the Link (full URL) and full Harvard reference here.
Summary:
Provide a summary of around 200-300 words discussing what the resource is about and why it is relevant to the task here
Week 4
The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to change the way in which the Internet is used. There are numerous protocols and standards that underpin IoT. Find and summarise ONE resource that describes specific network-related protocols/standards that IoT relies on. The resource, and your summary, must focus purely on IoT protocols.
Title, Link and Reference:
Provide the Title of the resource, the Link (full URL) and full Harvard reference here.
Summary:
Provide a summary of around 200-300 words discussing what the resource is about and why it is relevant to the task here
Week 5
Universities are increasingly the subject of cyber attacks. The Australian National University (ANU) was subject to a serious hack in 2018. Find and summarise ONE resource that describes this attack and how it occurred. The resource, and your summary, should focus purely on the 2018 ANU incident.
Title, Link and Reference:
Provide the Title of the resource, the Link (full URL) and full Harvard reference here.
Summary:
Provide a summary of around 200-300 words discussing what the resource is about and why it is relevant to the task here
Week 6
On June 24, 2019, an Internet routing issue affected Verizon and subsequently numerous cloud-based websites. Find and summarise ONE resource that describes what happened and how it occurred. The resource, and your summary, should describe the cause and impacts the June 24 incident ONLY. Note that you need to clearly explain, in simple terms, what happened and why.
Title, Link and Reference:
Provide the Title of the resource, the Link (full URL) and full Harvard reference here.
Summary:
Provide a summary of around 200-300 words discussing what the resource is about and why it is relevant to the task here
Week 7
The last 20 years has seen the emergence of a specialised ICT role in the form of Business Analysts. Find and summarise ONE resource that describe the role Business Analysts perform in organisations. The resource, and your summary, should focus solely on Business Analysts ONLY.
Title, Link and Reference:
Provide the Title of the resource, the Link (full URL) and full Harvard reference here.
Summary:
Provide a summary of around 200-300 words discussing what the resource is about and why it is relevant to the task here
Week 8
The Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme came into effect in Australia from 22 February 2018. It applies to all organisations under the Australian Privacy Act 1988 and outlines an obligation to notify individuals affected by a data breach. In simple terms, a data breach is where private information is illegally obtained or disclosed. Find and summarise ONE resource that describes how the NDB works. The resource, and your summary, should focus purely on the NDB.
Title, Link and Reference:
Provide the Title of the resource, the Link (full URL) and full Harvard reference here.
Summary:
Provide a summary of around 200-300 words discussing what the resource is about and why it is relevant to the task here

Week 9
The Healthcare.gov website implementation is frequently cited as an example of a very expensive IT project failure. Find and summarise ONE resource that describes what happened in this project. The resource, and your summary, should focus purely on the Healthcare.gov project and discuss the main causes of the failure.
Title, Link and Reference:
Provide the Title of the resource, the Link (full URL) and full Harvard reference here.
Summary:
Provide a summary of around 200-300 words discussing what the resource is about and why it is relevant to the task here
Week 10
ICT is generally seen as delivering benefits to society. However, many argue that it has eroded our privacy, especially since the advent of the Internet. Find and summarise ONE resource that discusses the impacts of ICT on individual privacy (positive or negative). You can choose to specifically focus on the impacts of the Internet on privacy, or you may wish to find a resource that discusses the broader implications of ICT on privacy. In either case, resource, and your summary, must link ICT/Internet and privacy.
Title, Link and Reference:
Provide the Title of the resource, the Link (full URL) and full Harvard reference here.
Summary:
Provide a summary of around 200-300 words discussing what the resource is about and why it is relevant to the task here

MARKING SHEET - DO NOT DELETE
Criteria 0 No Response
=1 Poor resource selection; resource is too broad or lacks relevance to the task; summary fails to explain what the resource was about; the relevance and/or usefulness of the resource has not been explained.
=2 Good resource selection; resource is relevant to the task; summary is adequate but may require either more detail or is too long; the relevance and/or usefulness of the resource has been explained to some extent, but needs additional information.
=3 Excellent resource selection; resource is highly relevant to the task (the resource is probably highly specialised); summary is detailed yet concise; the relevance and usefulness of the resource selection has been clearly explained.
Key
Deductions -3
-2
-1 Reference/URL provided does not link to resource (and resource cannot be located or determined from details provided) OR
Reference/URL provided does not relate to the summary (i.e. summary is not of resource content/contains content not contained in the resource) OR
Multiple resources used for a single task
Resource is generic AND/OR covers multiple technologies/examples rather than focuses on a single technology/example
Resource not referenced correctly/not in Harvard format
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