Then answer the following questions: [P2.3] relating to the case study
1- What is the business of Sinosteel, what are its major challenges, and how would an ERP system address the challenges they face?
2- Why did Sinosteel pursue the development of an ERP system? What were the objectives? What challenges (risks) does ERP address for Sinosteel ? [The CEO is difficult to understand on some of the objectives, but later in the video an IT manager is clearer and reflects the CEO’s position almost exactly. You will need to listen carefully]
3- What factors were important in the choice of Oracle?
4- How did business processes change in order to implement this ERP system?
5- What do you think some of the implementation issues and risks might have been with this system?
6- How did this investment in ERP systems help Sinosteel achieve operational excellence?
What do you think were the benefits of installing this system give the substantial costs involvedCase 2: IBM Zone Trusted Information Channel (ZTIC)
Summary: More and more attacks on online banking applications target the user’s home PC, changing what is displayed to the user while logging and altering key strokes. In order to foil these threats, IBM Zurich Research Lab has introduced the Zone Trusted Information Channel(ZTIC), a hardware device that can counter these attacks in an easy-to-use way.
1- What are some common types of malicious software, or malware? What best describes the “man-in-the-middle” type of attacks?
2- Provide some examples of each type of authentication factor. What are your personal experiences with each?
3- Can you think of any drawbacks of the ZTIC device?
4- How might malicious attackers try to get around devices like the ZTIC?
5- Do you foresee a future where malware is completely eliminated, or protections are so good that malware is no longer a threat? Explain your answer.