The following three questions pertain to the two sets of mini-cases referenced below. You need to answer each question separately for six mini-cases altogether. The first set of mini-cases is directly accessible to you – links to each are provided below. To access the second set of mini-cases (you must address both in this set), you are expected to log into 'ABI Inform' via the Langsdale Library Website and search for each case separately. (The syllabus provides more information on how to do this.) For each system/application in the mini-cases, discuss whether its description suggests features/functionalities from one or more of the following categories of information systems covered in Chapters 2, 9, 11, and 12 of the text — TPS, MIS, DSS, ESS, ERP, SCM, CRM, KMS, collaboration environments, GIS, and GDSS. Some of these categories have multiple sub-categories, so be sure to identify any applicable sub-categories in your answer.
(As a hypothetical example, one particular system in a mini-case may appear to primarily be a decision support system targeted at mid-to-upper-level managers working in finance and accounting, with added functionality or features that resemble a management information system designed for lower-to-mid-level managers in sales and marketing. Your answer will need more elaboration and discussion, of course.) Each system assists its respective users with decision-making at work. In what stage (or stages) of their decision-making does it provide them with assistance — intelligence stage, design stage, choice stage, and/or implementation stage? Discuss and justify your answer.
(Refer to Figure 12-2, page 470, for the decision making stages.)
Note: This question is about how each completed and implemented system is being used, not how it was built. As implemented, each system is probably interconnected/linked to other systems or applications in the organization. Although the mini-cases do not necessarily address this aspect, from your understanding of organizations, business processes, and systems, describe some possible/likely examples of such interconnections for each system. Explain your reasoning, while explicitly stating any assumptions.
Mini-Cases Available Via Direct Links Sport Analytics: Using Open Source Logistic Regression Software to Classify Upcoming Play Type in the NFL — opens pdf document — (mandatory — you must address this case study) Project ECHO: Expanding the Capacity of Primary Care Providers to Address Complex Conditions — opens pdf document — (mandatory — you must address this case study) 2016 NASCIO State IT Recognition Awards (scroll down to the list of submission categories under the heading '2016 Award Submissions,' click on each category to explore, and discuss the case studies of award 'recipient' organizations in ANY TWO categories.)
Mini-Cases Available Via ABI/Inform
(you will need to log in to the Langsdale Library Website to search for and access the full text of both these articles) Strategyn Holdings, LLC; Patent Issued for Universal Customer Based Information and Ontology Platform for Business Information and Innovation Management (mandatory — you must address this case study) Changing Transportation: From Drivers to Data (mandatory — you must address this case study)