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Assessment Brief: SBM4202 Information Systems Strategy, Management &AcquisitionTrimester 1, 2021Assessment Overview Assessment TaskTypeWeightLengthDueULOsAssessedAssessment 1: Case Study- 1Students need to answer the case studywhich is relevant to BusinessInformation Systems. For details refer toAssessment Brief.Individual30%2500wordsWeek 4ULO-2ULO-3ULO-4ULO-5Assessment 2: Case Study- 2Students need to answer the case studywhich is relevant to BusinessInformation Systems. For details refer toAssessment Brief.Group30%2500wordsWeek 7ULO-1ULO-2ULO-3ULO-4ULO-5ULO-6Assessment 3: ReportApplied project based on a Case-BasedInformation System and its ‘Value-Add’within a Case Business.Individual40%3000wordsWeek 12ULO-3ULO-4ULO-5ULO-6 Assessment 1: Case Study-1 Due date:Week 4Group/individual:IndividualWord count/Time provided:2500Weighting:30%Unit Learning Outcomes:ULO2, ULO3, ULO4, ULO5 Assessment 2 DetailIn this assignment students are required to read the case study below, conduct research tosupport discussion, use examples, address the following case study questions and findsolutions to problems.The ‘My SHC Community’ Privacy DisasterSears Holdings Corporation is the third largest retailer in the U.S., owning both Sears Roebuckand Kmart. Like all retailers, Sears is heavily invested in marketing research. Discoveringcustomers’ interests and purchasing habits is essential to successful marketing and salescampaigns. Gathering data on customer interests can be difficult. The Internet helpsconsiderably by allowing businesses to analyse the actions of visitors on their sites. Thoughhelpful, Web analytics provide only a small glimpse into the online activities of customers;businesses cannot see what users do elsewhere on the Web. Some businesses have tried,typically with disastrous effects, to track users around the Web. For example, online advertiserDoubleClick was charged with violations of privacy laws when it placed ads on many Web sitesto track users’ movements around the Web. More recently, Facebook has been scrutinized forits Open Graph technology that allows it and its partners to track users’ movements aroundthe Web. Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC) took its stab at tracking customers’ onlineactivities through a program it called My SHC Community. Customers of Sears and Kmart wereencouraged to “become part of something new, something different.” My SHC was framed asa “dynamic and highly interactive online community” where “your voice is heard and youropinion matters, and what you want and need counts!” Members were asked to install“research software” on their computers that would allow SHC to track their online browsing.To further entice customers to participate, SHC paid them $10 each. After operating forseveral months, technology analysts discovered that the SHC “research” software collected alot more information than users were aware of. It not only tracked URLs of Web pages visited,but also information typed into secure online forms. Such information included user namesand passwords, credit card numbers, online shopping cart contents, essentially everything theuser typed and every page the user visited. When Harvard Business School Assistant ProfessorBen Edelman learned of the situation, he accused SHC of distributing spyware. Shortlythereafter, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took up the case. The FTC found that SearsHoldings did not sufficiently notify its customers about what information was being gatheredby the software. The only notice of what the software actually did was buried on page 10 ofthe software license that users may have glanced at before installing the software. The FTCordered Sears Holdings to discontinue distribution of the software, destroy all data gainedfrom the experiment, and to stop collecting data from copies of the software still running oncustomer computers. Additionally, should Sears Holdings decide to attempt a similarexperiment in the future, it must “clearly and prominently disclose the types of data thesoftware will monitor, record, or transmit. This disclosure must be made prior to installationand separate from any user license agreement. Sears must also disclose whether any of thedata will be used by a third party.” Sears Holdings has stated that while the software didcollect sensitive user information, the company made “commercially viable effortsautomatically to filter out confidential personally identifiable information such as user ID,password, credit card numbers, and account numbers, and made commercially viable effortsto purge our database of any such information if it was collected inadvertently.”1. Summarize the case study objectives.2. Identify and discuss the problem described in the case study.3. What plan did Sears Holdings implement to gain more insight into customer’s onlineshopping behaviour4. Why was the plan considered by a Harvard Law Professor and the FTC to be unethical andunlawful?5. If Sears Holdings had implemented its plan in accordance with FTC guidelines, do you thinkany customers would have been willing to sacrifice their privacy for $10?6. What other methods might Sears Holdings and other companies consider implementing togather information about customers’ online habits and interests?SOURCES: Anderson, Nate, “FTC forces Sears, Kmart out of the spyware business,” ArsTechnica, www.arstechnica.com, September 13, 2009; McMillan, Robert, “Researcher AccusesSears of Spreading Spyware,” PCWorld, www.pcworld.com, January 2, 2008; My SHCCommunity Web page, www.myshccommunity.com, accessed June 26, 2010.Exercise:You are required to read the above case study, address the following questions usingliterature research, key concepts, examples and evidence to support your discussion. You arealso required to include a table of content, introduction, conclusion, and a full reference list.Assessments 1 Marking Criteria and RubricThe assessment will be marked out of 100 and will be weighted 30% of the total unit mark. Themarking criteria and rubric are shown on the following page.Assessment 1 Marking Criteria and Rubric Marking CriteriaNot Satisfactory(0-49% of the criterionmark)Satisfactory(50-64% of the criterionmark)Good(65-74% of the criterionmark)Very Good(75-84% of the criterionmark)Excellent(85-100% of the criterionmark)ContentSummarize the casestudy objectives(15 marks)Lack of evidence ofadequate understanding ofthe selected project case.Majority of informationirrelevant and significantpoints left outEvidence ofunsatisfactoryknowledge and skillsincluding summarisethe case studyobjectivesHas given a factualand/or conceptualknowledge and skillsincluding summarisethe case studyobjectivesReasonableknowledge and skillsincluding summarisethe case studyobjectivesHas excellent skills andknowledge includingsummarise the casestudy objectivesIdentifying and discuss theproblem described in thecase study(15 marks)Lack of evidence ofadequate understanding ofthe selected project case.Majority of informationirrelevant and significantpoints left outEvidence of unsatisfactoryknowledge and skillsincluding identifying anddiscuss the problemdescribed in the case studyHas given a factual and/orconceptual knowledge andskills including identifyingand discuss the problemdescribed in the case studyReasonable knowledge andskills including identifyingand discuss the problemdescribed in the case studyHas excellent skills andknowledge includingidentifying and discuss theproblem described in thecase studyContentWhat plan did SearsHoldings implement to gainmore insight into customer’sonline shopping behaviour(15 marks)Lack of evidence ofadequate understanding ofthe selected project case.Majority of informationirrelevant and significantpoints left outEvidence of unsatisfactoryknowledge and skillsincluding what plan didSears Holdings implement togain more insight intocustomer’s online shoppingbehaviourHas given a factual and/orconceptual knowledge andskills including what plan didSears Holdings implement togain more insight intocustomer’s online shoppingbehaviourReasonable knowledge andskills including what plan didSears Holdings implement togain more insight intocustomer’s online shoppingbehaviourHas excellent skills andknowledge including whatplan did Sears Holdingsimplement to gain moreinsight into customer’sonline shopping behaviourContentWhy was the planconsidered by a HarvardLaw Professor and the FTCto be unethical andunlawful?(15 marks)Lack of evidence ofadequate understanding ofthe selected project case.Majority of informationirrelevant and significantpoints left outEvidence of unsatisfactoryknowledge and skillsincluding why was the planconsidered by a Harvard LawProfessor and the FTC to beunethical and unlawful?Has given a factual and/orconceptual knowledge andskills including why was theplan considered by aHarvard Law Professor andthe FTC to be unethical andunlawful?Reasonable knowledge andskills including why was theplan considered by aHarvard Law Professor andthe FTC to be unethical andunlawful?Has excellent skills andknowledge includingwhy was the planconsidered by a Harvard LawProfessor and the FTC to beunethical and unlawful? ContentIf Sears Holdings hadimplemented its plan inaccordance with FTCguidelines, do you think anycustomers would have beenwilling to sacrifice theirprivacy for $10?(15 marks)Lack of evidence ofadequate understanding ofthe selected project case.Majority of informationirrelevant and significantpoints left outEvidence of unsatisfactoryknowledge and skillsincluding If Sears Holdingshad implemented its plan inaccordance with FTCguidelines, do you think anycustomers would have beenwilling to sacrifice theirprivacy for $10?Has given a factual and/orconceptual knowledge andskills including If SearsHoldings had implementedits plan in accordance withFTC guidelines, do you thinkany customers would havebeen willing to sacrificetheir privacy for $10?Reasonable knowledge andskills including If SearsHoldings had implementedits plan in accordance withFTC guidelines, do you thinkany customers would havebeen willing to sacrificetheir privacy for $10?Has excellent skills andknowledge including If SearsHoldings had implementedits plan in accordance withFTC guidelines, do you thinkany customers would havebeen willing to sacrifice theirprivacy for $10?ContentWhat other methodsmight Sears Holdingsand other companiesconsiderimplementing togather informationabout customers’online habits andinterests?(15 marks)Lack of evidence ofadequate understanding ofthe selected project case.Majority of informationirrelevant and significantpoints left outEvidence ofunsatisfactoryknowledge and skillsincluding what othermethods might SearsHoldings and othercompanies considerimplementing togather informationabout customers’online habits andinterests?Has given a factualand/or conceptualknowledge and skillsincluding what othermethods might SearsHoldings and othercompanies considerimplementing togather informationabout customers’online habits andinterests?Reasonableknowledge and skillsincluding what othermethods might SearsHoldings and othercompanies considerimplementing togather informationabout customers’online habits andinterests?Has excellent skillsand knowledgeincluding what othermethods might SearsHoldings and othercompanies considerimplementing togather informationabout customers’online habits andinterests?References and citations(10 marks)Lacks consistency with manyerrors.Unclear referencing/styleGenerally goodreferencing/styleClear referencing/ styleExcellent styles with Harvardreferencing and citations Assessment 2: Case Study- 2 Due date:Week 7Group/individual:GroupWord count/Time provided:2500 wordsWeighting:30%Unit Learning Outcomes:ULO1, ULO2, ULO3, ULO4, ULO5, ULO6 Assessment 2 DetailIn this assignment students are required to read the case study below, conduct research tosupport discussion, use examples, address the following case study questions and findsolutions to problems.Hitachi Consulting Moves Human Resources to the CloudHitachi Consulting Corporation is an international management and technology consulting firmheadquartered in Dallas, Texas and a subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. based in Tokyo, Japan. HitachiConsulting currently employs approximately 6,500 people in 22 countries, including the UnitedStates, Japan, Brazil, China, India, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, the UK, Germany, and Vietnam.Because the company provides consulting services, its employees are its most important resource.To succeed competitively, Hitachi Consulting must ensure that it has the right number of employeeswith the right skills and expertise wherever and whenever the need for its consulting services arise.The human resources function is especially important in a company of this sort.Four years ago, Hitachi Consulting decided to grow its business model to include turnkey and customsolutions combining business best practices and leading-edge technologies such as the Internet ofThings (IoT) as well as traditional consulting services. Hitachi is doing this across many areas— railand transportation, energy, water, cities, healthcare, and public safety. A key success factor is tocollaborate with partners, clients and other stakeholders across entire industries. These newofferings require people with appropriate talents and skills to deliver Hitachi Consulting’s newsolution portfolio. The company had to recast its Human Resources department to operate morestrategically so that it would have the right human resources in place to do the work.Hitachi Consulting was saddled with multiple disparate local human resources systems (and in somecases just spreadsheets) that held its valuable employee data. These systems were not integratedwith the company’s legacy Human Resources system in the United States. There was no way toeasily obtain an enterprise-wide view of the company’s workforce. When a senior executiverequested such companywide data for decision making, HR staff had to manually assemble andaggregate the necessary data. The process would take days. Dealing with such complex manualprocesses and siloed data prevented the company from operating under a “single source of truth.”For the company to move forward, its Human Resources function had to be transformed and itslegacy HR system needed to be replaced. One top priority was to improve business processes fortalent acquisition and development so that Hitachi Consulting could find the right people better,faster, and cheaper. In the past, Hitachi Consulting waited until a new position opened beforeactively recruiting new talent. Its new HR function sought to cultivate relationships with topcandidates, fueled by employee referrals and social networks. Through ongoing dialogues, the HRstaff could identify star talent and quickly hire these people when the time was right. Hitachi hopedthat the new HR system would reduce recruiting costs, improve candidate experience, engagement,and retention, and expand recognition of Hitachi as an employer of choice.Another high priority was having a single system of record as the authoritative source of informationfor all of HCC’s regions with a central repository for HR data. With an enterprise-wide cloudapplication, HR and IT managers could centrally assign authorizations for data access based on rolesand responsibilities, while also enforcing global security and regulatory policies. HCC’s workforceregularly works at client sites and requires access to enterprise data and applications from tabletsand smartphones, so the new solution needed to provide mobile access as well, which was notpossible with HCC’s legacy systems. Other goals included expanded analytics and reportingcapabilities, and a global platform to streamline compensation, benefits, and absence management.A steering committee composed of HR, business, and IT leadership evaluated various technologyoptions, selecting Oracle HCM Cloud for the solution. Oracle HCM Cloud is a cloud-based system forHuman Capital Management (HCM), providing a single global human resources solution to maintainemployee records, align common HR processes, attract, develop and retain top talent, improveemployee productivity, control labor costs, and address simple and complex employeecompensation needs. There are capabilities for recruiting candidates, managing performance,developing careers, providing learning, performing talent reviews, and planning successions.Hitachi Consulting was growing quickly, and the flexibility of cloud computing was helpful when ithad to quickly absorb large numbers of employees from a new acquisition. At one point, HitachiConsulting had less than two weeks to bring hundreds of new employees into its legacy HR system.With the old system, it was a challenge to ensure the company had sufficient hardware and softwareresources to accommodate the new employees without overspending for additional infrastructure,or just as risky, keeping a lid on infrastructure expenditures so that the system couldn’t handlefuture growth. With a cloud platform, Hitachi Consulting could simply bring the new employees intothe HR application and adjust its contract with Oracle to accommodate the additional head count.Switching computing to a cloud software service provider also would relieve Hitachi Consulting’s ITstaff from routine data center maintenance tasks, leaving more time for strategic businessinitiatives, such as creating reports and analyses for decision-makers.Oracle HCM Cloud met all these requirements, and it also featured a streamlined modern interfacethat would make the system much easier for employees to use than the antiquated interface ofHCC’s legacy system. The Oracle cloud platform’s flexibility also appealed to the steering committee.With many cloud services, customers must adapt their processes to the services’ requirements.Oracle HCM Cloud offers standard processes, but it also lets organizations customize processeswhen necessary.The HCC team steering committee also found that Oracle HCM Cloud offered tight security andregulatory controls required to safeguard HR data, some of which is highly sensitive. For years, manycompanies were reluctant to adopt cloud computing, concerned that outside service providerswould not be able to safeguard sensitive data as effectively as systems housed and managed on-site.Over time, cloud computing’s reputation for reliability and security has increased. More firms havedecided that cloud security is on par with what they could do on premises. The HCC steeringcommittee was convinced that Oracle is addressing the latest security threats and is doingeverything as well as or better than the company to protect employee data.Senior management approved the HR modernization plan in early 2014, with the new systemprojected to go live in September 2015. The project leaders realized they would need to carefullymanage the employee experience so staffers would become comfortable with the changes createdby the new system. Both HR and IT staff directly involved with the HR modernization project also hadto perform their usual duties. Project leaders devised a timesharing plan that pulled individuals intothe modernization project when their expertise was most needed, but quickly returned them totheir regular jobs to keep HCC’s business on track.Implementation of the Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud to serve Hitachi Consulting’s entireglobal workforce has provided many benefits for Hitachi Consulting. It has reduced the time and costto hire new employees and improved top talent identification, development, and retention. Theemployee referral process used to falter because staff members questioned whether theirsuggestions were actually implemented. With the new system, the referring party is more clearlyidentified and tagged for eventual rewards if the referral leads to a successful new hire. HCC’sreferral rate of new talent from current employees has increased from 17 to 35 percent. Thecompany was able to save $1 million in the first year the system was operational by reducingpayments to search firms. It has become easier to absorb and integrate employees fromacquisitions.HCC senior executives and regional managers can now access workforce information when makingdecisions about HCC’s new business direction. For example, HCC’s senior executives recently askedHCC director of service delivery Matt Revell for the company’s employee head count and turnovertrends over the last 12 months to evaluate the investments managers were making for people inHCC’s sales and solutions organizations. To gather that information in the past, Revell’s staff had torequest the data from managers in each HCC region and then standardize the information. (This wasbecause some definitions, such as those for full-time employees versus contingent staff, weren’tconsistent.) Only then could HCC’s U.S.-based analytics group aggregate the data and run the finalreport. Oracle HCM Cloud has centralized all of HCC’s HR information and uses a commonenterprise-wide set of definitions. Reporting and analytics work can be accomplished much fasterand more accurately.The new centralized system has also made the HR department more efficient by replacing dozens ofseparate processes that had been running in various regions with standardized practices, andenhancing the ability to strategically analyze employee data. For example, HCC routinely reassignshundreds of individuals a year to posts outside their home countries for customer engagements thatrequire specialized skills. The new, streamlined global system greatly improved the global transferprocess, and it also serves as the system of record that feeds employee data for many missioncritical downstream systems. This has improved data integrity but also greatly improved the globalvisibility of HCC’s workforce, facilitating strategic analysis of global employee data.HCC transformation experts teach clients that fundamental change is an ongoing process, and that’sa lesson the company’s HR and IT departments are taking to heart. HCC leaders are now expandingtheir use of the compensation capabilities available within Oracle HCM Cloud to more closelymanage sales force compensation. According to Sona Manzo, vice president of the Oracle HCMCloud practice at HCC, the company needed time to determine how it would be transforming itssales organization, so it kept sales compensation as a separate initiative.HCC is continuing to use new capabilities in Oracle HCM Cloud to help its business grow. The newsystem has been able to handle complex bonus packages tailored for salespeople in each country.For example, “hot skill” bonuses are critical for attracting talent in Asia Pacific locations, but are notused in other regions such as the Americas. HCC will soon be able to track multiple bonus plans ineach country and is investigating capabilities that enable managers to request and approve bonus orsalary increases via mobile devices.Sources: April Mazon, “Hitachi Consulting Realizes Significant Value with HCM CloudTransformation,” https://blogs.oracle.com, accessed January 10, 2018; Alan Joch, “Disrupt Yourself,”Profit Magazine, Summer 2017; and www.hitachiconsulting.com, accessed January 19, 2018.ExerciseYou are a manager of a company in need of IS solutions to your company needs- similar toHitachi Consulting Corporation, looking for ways that technology can assist with sales. Byreading the above case study, you want to implement a cloud-based strategy. You are requiredto read the case study, conduct research to help you address the following questions withsupporting evidence.1. List and describe the technologies used in this case study.2. Discuss Hitachi Consulting’s problems concerning legacy human resources system. Discuss theimpact of using old systems on the organisation, technology and management. Explain the impact ofthese problems on Hitachi business operations3. Identify and discuss the information requirements for Hitachi’s new HR system.4. Explain would a cloud-based system appropriate for your consulting business? Why or why not?5. Discuss what steps would you take to make sure your new HR system will be successful?6. Discuss the benefits of the new HR system. How will it change operational activities and decisionmaking at your consulting business?7. What are the strategic objectives that firms trying to achieve by investing in informationsystems and technologies? Provide example(s) of how a firm could use information systems toachieve the objective.Assessment 2 Marking Criteria and RubricThe assessment will be marked out of 100 and will be weighted 30% of the total unit mark. Themarking criteria and rubric are shown on the following page.Assessment 2 Marking Criteria and Rubric Marking CriteriaNot Satisfactory(0-49% of the criterionmark)Satisfactory(50-64% of the criterionmark)Good(65-74% of the criterionmark)Very Good(75-84% of the criterionmark)Excellent(85-100% of the criterionmark)ContentList and describe thetechnologies used in thiscase study(10 marks)Lack of evidence ofadequate understanding ofthe selected project case.Majority of informationirrelevant and significantpoints left outEvidence of unsatisfactoryknowledge and skillsincluding technologies usedin this case studyHas given a factual and/orconceptual knowledge andskills including technologiesused in this case studyReasonable knowledge andskills including technologiesused in this case studyHas excellent skills andknowledge includingtechnologies used in thiscase studyContentDiscuss Hitachi Consulting’sproblems concerning legacyhuman resources system.Discuss the impact of usingold systems on theorganisation, technologyand management. Explainthe impact of theseproblems on Hitachibusiness operations.(30 marks)Lack of evidence ofadequate understanding ofthe selected project case.Majority of informationirrelevant and significantpoints left outEvidence of unsatisfactoryknowledge and skillsincluding discuss HitachiConsulting’s problemsconcerning old humanresources system. Discussthe impact of using oldsystems on the organisation,technology andmanagement. Explain theimpact of these problems onHitachi business operationsHas given a factual and/orconceptual knowledge andskills including discussHitachi Consulting’sproblems concerning oldhuman resources system.Discuss the impact of usingold systems on theorganisation, technologyand management. Explainthe impact of theseproblems on Hitachibusiness operationsReasonable knowledge andskills including discussHitachi Consulting’sproblems concerning oldhuman resources system.Discuss the impact of usingold systems on theorganisation, technologyand management. Explainthe impact of theseproblems on Hitachibusiness operationsHas excellent skills andknowledge including discussHitachi Consulting’sproblems concerning oldhuman resources system.Discuss the impact of usingold systems on theorganisation, technologyand management. Explainthe impact of theseproblems on Hitachibusiness operationsContentIdentify and discuss theinformation requirementsfor Hitachi’s new HR system(10 marks)Lack of evidence ofadequate understanding ofthe selected project case.Majority of informationirrelevant and significantpoints left out.Evidence of unsatisfactoryknowledge and skillsincluding identify anddiscuss the informationrequirements for Hitachi’snew HR systemHas given a factual and/orconceptual knowledge andskills including identify anddiscuss the informationrequirements for Hitachi’snew HR systemReasonable knowledge andskills including identify anddiscuss the informationrequirements for Hitachi’snew HR systemHas excellent skills andknowledge including identifyand discuss the informationrequirements for Hitachi’snew HR system ContentExplain would a cloud-basedsystem appropriate for yourconsulting business?(10 marks)Lack of evidence ofadequate understanding ofthe selected project case.Majority of informationirrelevant and significantpoints left out.Evidence of unsatisfactoryknowledge and skillsincluding a cloud-basedsystem appropriate for yourconsulting businessHas given a factual and/orconceptual knowledge andskills including a cloudbased system appropriatefor your consulting businessReasonable knowledge andskills including a cloudbased system appropriatefor your consulting businessHas excellent skills andknowledge including acloud-based systemappropriate for yourconsulting businessContentDiscuss what steps wouldyou take to make sure yournew HR system will besuccessful?(10 marks)Lack of evidence ofadequate understanding ofthe selected project case.Majority of informationirrelevant and significantpoints left outEvidence of unsatisfactoryknowledge and skills,including what steps wouldyou take to make sure yournew HR system will besuccessful?Has given a factual and/orconceptual knowledge andskills, including what stepswould you take to makesure your new HR systemwill be successful?Reasonable knowledge andskills, including what stepswould you take to makesure your new HR systemwill be successful?Has excellent skills andknowledge, including whatsteps would you take tomake sure your new HRsystem will be successful?ContentDiscuss the benefits of thenew HR system. How will itchange operational activitiesand decision making at yourconsulting business?(10 marks)Lack of evidence ofadequate understanding ofthe selected project case.Majority of informationirrelevant and significantpoints left out.Evidence of unsatisfactoryknowledge and skills,including the benefits of thenew HR system, how will itchange operational activitiesand decision making at yourconsulting business?Has given a factual and/orconceptual knowledge andskills, including the benefitsof the new HR system, howwill it change operationalactivities and decisionmaking at your consultingbusiness?Reasonable knowledge andskills, including the benefitsof the new HR system, howwill it change operationalactivities and decisionmaking at your consultingbusiness?Has excellent skills andknowledge, including thebenefits of the new HRsystem, how will it changeoperational activities anddecision making at yourconsulting business?ContentWhat are thestrategic objectivesthat firms trying toachieve by investingin informationsystems andtechnologies?Provide example(s)of how a firm coulduse informationsystems to achievethe objective.(10 marks)Lack of evidence ofadequate understanding ofthe selected project case.Majority of informationirrelevant and significantpoints left out.Evidence of unsatisfactoryknowledge and skillsincluding the strategicobjectives that firms tryingto achieve by investing ininformation systems andtechnologies. Provide anexample of how a firm coulduse information systems toachieve the objectiveHas given a factual and/orconceptual knowledge andskills including strategicobjectives that firms tryingto achieve by investing ininformation systems andtechnologies. Provide anexample of how a firm coulduse information systems toachieve the objectiveReasonable knowledge andskills including strategicobjectives that firms tryingto achieve by investing ininformation systems andtechnologies. Provide anexample of how a firm coulduse information systems toachieve the objectiveHas excellent skills andknowledge, includingstrategic objectives thatfirms trying to achieve byinvesting in informationsystems and technologies.Provide an example of howa firm could use informationsystems to achieve theobjective Referencesand citations(10 marks)Lacks consistency with manyerrors.Unclear referencing/styleGenerally goodreferencing/styleClear referencing/ styleExcellent referencing andcitations, apply Harvardreferencingstyle Assessment 3: Report Due date:Week 12Group/individual:IndividualWord count/Time provided:3000Weighting:40%Unit Learning Outcomes:ULO3, ULO4, ULO5, ULO6 Assessment 3 DetailYou have been asked to provide strategy advice to Bunnings CEO on the best informationsystems strategies that would help the business to improve its business performance andcompetitive advantage. It is essential that you conduct research based on the followingsuggestions, justify your selection on the best information systems strategies suitable toBunnings. Other relevant information about the case study include the following:1. Discuss about the company’s IS strategies since it first introduced, including milestones.2. Identify and discuss major challenges facing Bunnings in the last five years, including presentsituation.3. Discuss about its current IS strategies and whether these strategies implemented are suitablein this current business environment.4. Research on Bunnings competitor IS strategies and provide comparisons of IS strategiesbetween them.5. Discuss the Importance of IS/IT strategy management plan in helping Bunnings achievingcompetitive advantage.6. Propose two IS strategies which provide solutions to current company needs/problems. It isimportant that you propose two strategies as a back-up plan should one strategy fails.7. Select one best strategy that you believe would be successful to Bunnings. Explain how theproposed IS strategy and acquisition of information systems would contribute to success of thecompany.Assessments 3 Marking Criteria and RubricThe assessment will be marked out of 100 and will be weighted 40% of the total unit mark. Themarking criteria and rubric are shown on the following page.Assessment 3 Marking Criteria and Rubric Marking CriteriaNot Satisfactory(0-49% of the criterionmark)Satisfactory(50-64% of the criterionmark)Good(65-74% of the criterionmark)Very Good(75-84% of the criterionmark)Excellent(85-100% of the criterionmark)Introductionbackground about thecompany’s ISstrategies since it firstintroduced, includingmilestones.(15 Marks)Lack of evidence ofadequate understanding ofhistorical background aboutthe company’s IS strategiessince it first introduced,including success or failureand milestonesEvidence of unsatisfactoryknowledge andunderstanding of historicalbackground about thecompany’s IS strategiessince it first introduced,including success or failureand milestonesHas given a factual and/orconceptual knowledge andunderstanding of historicalbackgroundabout the company’sIS strategies since it firstintroduced, includingsuccess or failure andmilestonesReasonable knowledge andunderstanding of historicalbackground about thecompany’s IS strategiessince it first introduced,including success or failureand milestonesHas excellent skills includingknowledge andunderstanding of historicalbackground about thecompany’s IS strategiessince it first introduced,including success or failureand milestonesMajor challenges facingBunnings in the last fiveyears, including presentsituation(15 Marks)Lack of evidence ofadequate understanding ofthe challenges facingBunnings in the last fiveyears.Evidence of unsatisfactoryknowledge andunderstanding of thechallenges facing Bunningsin the last five yearsHas given a factual and/orconceptual knowledge andunderstanding of thechallenges facing Bunningsin the last five years.Reasonable knowledge andunderstanding of thechallenges facing Bunningsin the last five years.Has excellent skills includingknowledge andunderstanding of thechallenges facing Bunningsin the last five years.Bunnings current ISstrategies and whether thestrategies implemented aresuitable in this currentbusiness environment.(15 Marks)Lack of evidence ofadequate understanding ofBunnings current ISstrategies and whetherthe strategies implementedare suitable in this currentbusiness environmentEvidence of unsatisfactoryknowledge andunderstanding of Bunningscurrent IS strategies andwhether the strategiesimplemented are suitable inthis current businessenvironmentHas given a factual and/orconceptual knowledge andunderstanding of Bunningscurrent IS strategies andwhether the strategiesimplemented aresuitable in this currentbusiness environmentReasonable knowledge andunderstanding of Bunningscurrent IS strategies andwhether the strategiesimplemented are suitable inthis current businessenvironmentHas excellent skills includingknowledge andunderstanding of Bunningscurrent IS strategies andwhether the strategiesimplemented aresuitable in this currentbusiness environmentResearch on Bunningscompetitors IS strategiesand provide comparisons ofIS strategies betweenBunnings and itscompetitors(15 Marks)Lack of evidence ofadequate understanding ofBunnings competitors ISstrategies and providecomparisons of IS strategiesbetween Bunnings and itscompetitorsEvidence of unsatisfactoryknowledge andunderstanding of Bunningscompetitors IS strategiesand provide comparisons ofIS strategies betweenBunnings and itscompetitorsHas given a factual and/orconceptual knowledge andunderstanding of Bunningscompetitors IS strategiesand provide comparisons ofIS strategies betweenBunnings and itscompetitorsReasonable knowledge andunderstanding of Bunningscompetitors IS strategiesand provide comparisons ofIS strategies betweenBunnings and itscompetitorsHas excellent skills includingknowledge andunderstanding of Bunningscompetitors IS strategiesand provide comparisons ofIS strategies betweenBunnings and itscompetitors Importance of IS/IT strategymanagement plan inhelping Bunnings inachieving competitiveadvantage.(15 Marks)Lack of evidence ofadequate understanding ofImportance of IS/IT strategymanagement plan in helpingBunnings in achievingcompetitiveadvantageEvidence of unsatisfactoryknowledge andunderstanding ofImportance of IS/IT strategymanagement plan in helpingBunnings in achievingcompetitiveadvantageHas given a factual and/orconceptual knowledge andunderstanding ofImportance of IS/IT strategymanagement plan in helpingBunnings in achievingcompetitiveadvantageReasonable knowledge andunderstanding ofImportance of IS/IT strategymanagement plan inhelping Bunnings inachieving competitiveadvantageHas excellent skills includingknowledge andunderstanding ofImportance of IS/IT strategymanagement plan in helpingBunnings in achievingcompetitiveadvantagePropose two IS strategieswhich provide solutions tocurrent companyneeds/problems. Selectone best strategy that youbelieve would besuccessful to Bunnings.Explain how the proposedIS strategy and acquisitionof information systemswould contribute tobusiness success(15 marks)Lack evidence of proposedtwo IS strategies whichprovide solutions to currentcompany needs/problems,select one or two beststrategies that you believewould be successful toBunnings, how the proposedIS strategies and acquisitionof information systemswould contribute tobusiness successEvidence of unsatisfactoryknowledge andunderstanding of proposedtwo IS strategies whichprovide solutions to currentcompany needs/problems,select one or two beststrategies that you believewould be successful toBunnings, how the proposedIS strategies and acquisitionof information systemswould contribute tobusiness successHas given a factual and/orconceptual knowledge andunderstanding of proposedtwo IS strategies whichprovide solutions to currentcompany needs/problems,select one or two beststrategies that you believewould be successful toBunnings, how the proposedIS strategies and acquisitionof information systemswould contribute tobusiness successReasonable knowledge andunderstanding of proposedtwo IS strategies whichprovide solutions to currentcompany needs/problems,select one or two beststrategies that you believewould be successful toBunnings, how the proposedIS strategies and acquisitionof information systemswould contribute to wouldcontribute to businesssuccessHas excellent skills includingknowledge andunderstanding of proposedtwo IS strategies whichprovide solutions to currentcompany needs/problems,select one or two beststrategies that you believewould be successful toBunnings, how the proposedIS strategies and acquisitionof information systemswould contribute to wouldcontribute to businesssuccessReferences andcitations(10 marks)Lacks consistency with manyerrors.Unclear referencing/styleGenerally goodreferencing/styleVery clear referencing/ styleExcellent styles withappropriate Harvardreferencing and citations

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