Powerpoint Information Systems
It is important to understand what information systems are and why they are
essential for running and managing a business. The case studies below will
provide you with an opportunity to review many of the concepts covered in this
course. These case studies provide you with an opportunity to critically
analyze events that are taking place in real-life organizations. This helps to
develop your critical thinking and research skills as you research each of
For this assignment, you will review four case studies. Then, in a
PowerPoint presentation, you will evaluate the studies and respond to each of
the questions below, using both critical thinking and theory as well as
- Based on your reading of the case study “Can You Run the Company
with Your iPhone?” on pages 9–10 of the textbook, discuss how
emerging trends in technology are helping Network Rail improve
railway performance and safety.
- Based on your reading of the case study “Enterprise Social
Networking Helps Sanofi Pasteur Innovate and Improve Quality” on pages
41–42 of the textbook, discuss how information systems
influenced the company’s organizational strategy. Critique
their core information system applications from a business
perspective. Analyze how information system projects are aligned
with organizational goals and strategies.
- Based on your reading of the case study “Meltdown and Spectre Haunt
the World’s Computers” on pages 309–310 of the textbook, discuss
the ethical and security issues that could result from flaws in
central processing unit (CPU) chip design. Assess their
procedures for securing information systems.
- Based on your reading of the case study “AbbVie Builds a Global
Systems Infrastructure” on pages 586 of the textbook, discuss the
problems that the company was experiencing as a global enterprise
and how the company was able to solve them. Explain their
information technology infrastructure. Discuss information system
solutions that can be applied to this issue.
When formatting your PowerPoint presentation, do not use the
question-and-answer format; instead, use bullets, graphics, and/or charts in
your slides to identify important points, and then discuss those points in the
speaker notes of each slide.
Your PowerPoint presentation must be at least 12 slides in length (not
counting the title and reference slides). You are required to use a minimum
of three peer-reviewed, academic sources that are no more than 5 years old
(one may be your textbook). All sources used, including the textbook, must
be referenced; all paraphrased material must have accompanying in-text