Assessment 1 – Article review
Due Date: Week 5
Word count 1000-1500 words + diagrams
Weighting 10% of total grade
Total marks 60 marks
Select one article from the two options provided – Refer to the Assessment section on Moodle for web links to the three articles.
Conduct a review of the article with a focus on information systems. In particular your assessment must include:
- What was the problem? - relate this to inefficiencies in the existing business processes.
- What type of Information Systems were used to solve the problem - explain the additional support functions and improvements that were made to the existing business processes upon introduction of the particular information system (or systems).
- Explain how the Information systems support the corporate mission and strategies, and help the company gain a competitive advantage.
The required word length of this individual assessment is 1000-1500 words. You are required to embed at least three (3) academic references to support your responses, properly referenced. References should be from credible sources such as books, industry-related journals, magazines, company documents and academic journal articles. Ideally, relevant academic journal articles should be used for academic discussion.
UBSS Online Library: Students have access to UBSS Online Library collection via myGCA portal. This access currently consists of:
• EbscoHost, Proquest, Emerald, Informit and Cengage eBook collection.
Your grade will be adversely affected if your report contains no/poor citations and/or reference lists.
Submission Element Marks
1. Adequate description of the problem or deficiency in the existing business process
2. Adept explanation of the type of Information Systems brought into the organisation to solve the particular problem, including the specific business process improvement functions. 20 marks
3. Sound justification of how the Information system supports the corporate mission and strategies of the organisation, and helps the gain a competitive advantage.
4. Include at least three (3) academic references to support your responses, properly referenced. Your references should be from credible sources such as books, industryrelated journals, magazines, company documents and academic journal articles. Ideally, relevant academic journal articles should be used for academic discussion. 10 marks