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ECS508U / ECS745P Business Information Systems

 

Question 1 
a) Select two types of information processing and explain in what way do they perform the function of business information systems?
b) How do information systems support organisations in making decisions? Discuss 2 examples of different decisions made based on the use of information systems. 

Question 2 
a) Explain what are the functions and what are the components of business information systems. [10 marks] 
b) Several supermarkets run Loyalty Card schemes, e.g. Tesco’s Club Card and Sainsbury’s Nectar. What are they and how are Loyalty Card schemes part of the supermarket’s information system? What kind of decisions do they support? 

Question 3 
a) What is the expertise that a systems analyst should ideally have? How can that expertise be put to use during the requirements specification phase? 
b) New information systems are built as solutions to problems. What are the steps to building new information systems and what do they include? Provide an example to illustrate your answer. 

Question 4 
a) A Computer Science Department at a London-based university has a dilemma to either ‘buy’ a new information system to support its module selection process for students in their final year, or ‘make’ a new one in-house. What would you advise them to do and what are the factors that need to be considered before reaching a decision? 
b) Choose an example of a social media marketing campaign that went viral. By referring to the principles of designing social media marketing campaigns explain what were the elements that made it successful.

 



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a) Select two types of information processing and explain in what way do they perform the function of business information systems?

Online processing is a way of processing information whereby the resultant output is received faster. Unlike in the case of real-time processing, online processing is one of the most useful methods. In business information systems, it is commonly embraced due to its fast response rate and reliability. Once the information is processed and output, it can.... 

 

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