1.What does ‘’IT’’ mean to you?
2.Why IT is important to your career?
3.How does IT supports Business Processes and links them together?
4.What are some of the emerging technologies?
5.What is Enterprise Architecture?
6.What are the main risks associated with implementation of new Information Systems?
1.The IT means in my view as the use of any computers, storage, networking as well as the other physical devices, infrastructure along with the processes in order to create, process, store and exchange on all the form of the electronic data (Bloom, Garicano, Sadun & Van Reenen, 2014). From my understanding IT is usually used in the context of the enterprise operations as opposed to the personal or the entertainment technologies. The commercial use of the IT encompasses on both the computer technology and the telephony.
2.The IT is significant to an individual career because it adds immeasurable possibilities to personal development. The technology has provided tools to get projects as well as ideas up and running. Moreover, it has been found to improve an individual communication skills as well as increase on the visibility and the credibility (Willcocks, 2013). An individual can use technology tools for the following career activities these are enriching on their skills in their professions, enhancement of the learning, fostering of the efficient work practices and the management or the participating in the various organization project. Additionally IT has been found to help in the augmenting on the networking (Yoo, 2013). Most of the career requires an individual to have IT since it enriches on their skills an example a sales person can make presentation electronically by use of IT.
3.What IT does for the business is to create a mathematical model where they are with all the transactions. The model usually reflect on what is going on in the real world. An example when the business hires individual, they are added to the payroll with their social security number and a salary level is set (Schwalbe, 2015). Additionally, when the business cut out a check for the vendor they increment on the check numbers by one so that they do not confuse the bank and then they update on their accounting system to know what they have spent and whom they have paid. All these transactions are captured and stored in the database using the various software programs (Willcocks, 2013). The technology support the business process and link them together through provision of a common platform for the organization to communicate and collaboration with the customers through use the internet, and portals.
4.The emerging technologies are the technologies which are perceived in changing on the status quo. Some of the emerging technologies are educational technology, information technology, nanotechnology such as nanosensors and internet of Nanothings, biotechnology, robotics and the artificial intelligence (Willcocks, 2013).
5.This is a conceptual blueprint which defines the structure as well as the operation of an organization (Yoo, 2013). The intent in regards to the enterprise architecture is to determine on how an entity can use most effective methods in achieving their current and the future objects.
6.Some of the major risk associated with the implementation of the new information system are; functionality risk which is associated with the project which fails to deliver on the functionality. The new system to lack functionality when it comes to performance (Willcocks, 2013). Secondly, project risk, this is the risk which occurs when the project cannot be completed within the budget, schedule or perhaps on the quality constraints (Schwalbe, 2015). This may occur when the new information system be not of the right standards required or even the budget could have been more than the projected cost. Another risk is the security risk which means that the new system may not be secure which could provide the attacker opportunity to exploit on them and steal data.
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Willcocks, L. (2013). Information management: the evaluation of information systems investments. Springer.
Yoo, Y. (2013). The tables have turned: How can the information systems field contribute to technology and innovation management research? Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 14(5), 227.