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MIS500_Assessment 1_Brief_Research Report_Module 2.2 Page 1 of 6 ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEFSubject Code and NameMIS500 Foundations of Information SystemsAssessmentResearch ReportIndividual/GroupIndividualLength1000 words (+/- 10%)Learning OutcomesThis assessment addresses the following subject learningoutcomes:a) Critically analyse the key Information systems conceptsand technologies in the context of contemporarybusinesses and organisations.SubmissionBy 11:55 PM AEST/AEDT Friday of Module 2.2 (Week 4)Intensive class:By 11:55pm AEST Friday end Module 2 (Week 2)Weighting25%Total Marks100 marks ContextThe assessment suite in this subject is built on top of skills you are building in your learningactivities. Although the learning activities do not carry any assessable weight bythemselves, completing them and seeking input from your peers and the learning facilitatoris essential for you to achieving a positive result in the subject. While researching andwriting this assessment, be sure to work through content and the learning activities inmodules one and two.MIS500_Assessment 1_Brief_Research Report_Module 2.2 Page 2 of 6InstructionsThis assignment aims to give you an understanding of the some of the information systemsconcepts that underpin modern businesses. Sneakers and streetwear have revolutionisedfashion and lifestyle. From Nike, Puma, Adidas to Converse, Yeezy to Gucci, Louis Vuittonand Chanel everyone is wearing sneakers. Kanye West, Mark Zuckerberg, Taylor Swift, ViratKohli, Beyonce and people from all walks of life both young and old are wearing sneakers.In this assignment you will investigate the value chain of a sneaker brand or a sneakerretailer brand, and consider some of the technologies that underpin this strategy. You willuse Porter’s Value Chain to investigate the how the business creates value, understandingeach component and considering if there is any potential for additional value creation. Youwill investigate how the company utilise SMACIT (Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud, andInternet of Things) and DARQ (Distributed Ledger (Blockchain), Artificial Intelligence (AI),Extended Reality (XR) and Quantum Computing) technologies within their business, andconsider how they use data to create information and knowledge that guides businessdecisions.Use the following structure for your assignment, answering the questions below:1. Introduction:Briefly describe the history of the sneaker brand or retailer (Nike, Rebel Sport, FootLocker, Culture Kings, Puma, Hype, GOAT, Adidas or any local or internationalbrand). (150 words)2 Porter’s Value Chain: Use the Porter’s Value Chain model (pictured below) toidentify and explain the business’s primary activities and support activities. Makerecommendations to the Sneaker Company or Sneaker Retailer on how they canenhance or maximise the value offered to ‘customers’ (250 words)MIS500_Assessment 1_Brief_Research Report_Module 2.2 Page 3 of 63 SMACIT and DARQ: Which of the SMACIT technologies are your chosen brand orretailer using? Have they begun implementing any of the DARQ technologies? (200words)4 Data, Information, Knowledge: How does the sneaker brand or retailer use data toassist their operations? What information and knowledge do they create and utilisefrom this data? (200 words)5 Conclusion: Restate your key findings from across the report. Are there anyopportunities for innovation or improvement in the areas discussed? (200 words)6 Reference List: Students should conform to the APA referencing style, making use ofexternal sources as appropriate. All references in the reference list must also appearas in-text references. Please see more information on referencing herehttp://library.laureate.net.au/research_skills/referencing.The format of this paper is a business report with a cover page, table of contents,introduction, body of report with sub-headings and a conclusion, recommendations and alist of references. Be sure to bookend your assignment with an introduction and conclusionas well as a list of references that make considerable use of the Torrens University libraryand databases.MIS500_Assessment 1_Brief_Research Report_Module 2.2 Page 4 of 6Submission InstructionsYou are expected to begin this assessment when you begin the trimester. Be sure to keepseveral drafts of your work as well as your notes and any sources you used to draw on inpreparing it (hint: Michael E. Porter, should be among your references).Extensions will be considered only in extenuating circumstances where the student hasapplied before the due date. At that point, students are required to provide the latest draft,in case the extension is not granted.Students are responsible for keeping appropriate back-ups and drafts of their assignmentsand to submit the correct version. Torrens University Australia policies apply to thepreparation and submission of this assignment.Please submit ONE Word document (.doc or .docx) via the Assessment 1 section found inthe main navigation menu of the MIS500 Blackboard site. The Learning Facilitator willprovide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in MyGrades.Academic Integrity DeclarationI declare that except where I have referenced, the work I am submitting for this assessmenttask is my own work. I have read and am aware of Torrens University Australia AcademicIntegrity Policy and Procedure viewable online athttps://www.torrens.edu.au/policiesand%20formsI am aware that I need to keep a copy of all submitted material and their drafts, and I will doso accordingly.Assessment Rubrics Assessment CriteriaFail(Unacceptable) 0-49%Pass(Functional)50-64%Credit(Proficient) 65-74%Distinction(Advanced)75 -84%High Distinction(Exceptional)85-100%Identification ofPrimary and supportValue ChainActivities in theBusiness Model20%The focus for this criterioncannot be seen in theassignment. The studentshould seek help from thelearning facilitator.The identification of primaryand supportactivities is passable, butmore work is needed tofocus on business models.Good insightdemonstrated in theidentification of primaryand support activities inthe business model.Very good insightdemonstrated in theidentification of primary andsupport activities in thebusiness model.Exceptional insightdemonstrated in theidentification of primary andsupport activities in thebusiness model.Identification ofSMACIT and DARQtechnologies20%The focus for this criterioncannot be seen in theassignment. The studentshould seek help from thelearning facilitator.The identification of SMACITand DARQ technologies ispassable but more work isneeded to understand howthe company uses thesetechnologies.Good insightdemonstrated in theidentification of SMACITand DARQ technologiesused by the business.Very good insightdemonstrated in theidentification of SMACIT andDARQ technologies used bythe business.Exceptional insightdemonstrated in theidentification of SMACIT andDARQ technologies used bythe business.Identification of Data,Knowledge andInformation utilisation20%The focus for this criterioncannot be seen in theassignment. The studentshould seek help from thelearning facilitator.The identification of Data,Knowledge and Informationutilisation is passable butmore work is needed tounderstand how thecompany uses data.Good insightdemonstrated in theidentification of Data,Knowledge andInformation utilisation bythe business.Very good insightdemonstrated in theidentification of Data,Knowledge and Informationutilisation by the business.Exceptional insightdemonstrated in theidentification of Data,Knowledge and Informationutilisation by the business.Presentation10%No title page. Incorrectfont and size with poorline spacing and largegaps in pagination, tables,or diagrams. Report iswritten as a block of textwith no breaks in betweenideas. Separate ideascannot be clearlyTitle page is included.Missing most information.Incorrect font and size isused or poor line spacingand large gaps in pagination.Paragraphs are used butlarge blocks of text with longsentences make it difficult tounderstand the ideas beingTitle page is included butis missing keyinformation. Someerrors in font use andline spacing. Somepagination problems.One idea or concept perparagraph. SomeTitle page is included withmost required information.Minor errors in font,spacing and format. Oneidea or concept perparagraph with 3–4 wellconstructed sentences perparagraph. Adheres to theword countTitle page is included withall required information.Font, spacing, and formatare in accordance with therequirements of theassignment brief. Expertuse of paragraphs with 3–4well-constructed sentencesper paragraph that follow discerned. Does notadhere to the wordcount requirement.conveyed. Does not adhereto the word countrequirementparagraphs could bemore succinctly written.Adheres to the wordcount requirement.requirement.logically from each other.Adheres to theword count requirementUse of academic anddiscipline conventions30%Poorly written withinformal tone using firstperson pronouns (I, my,we, me, us). Nointroduction andconclusion attempted.Demonstratesinconsistent andinadequate use of goodquality, credible, andrelevant resources tosupport and developideas. No use of in-textreferences, or noreference list at the closeof the report. There aremany mistakes in usingthe APA style.Minor errors in the use offirst-person pronouns (I, my,we, me, us). Introductionattempted but very generic,and does not clearly statethe history of the chosenbusiness. Conclusionattempted but does notinclude summation of keyconcepts discussed in thereport and/or keyconclusionsor recommendations.Demonstrates consistent useof credible and relevantresearch sources to supportand develop ideas, but theseare not always explicit orwell-developed. Little use ofin-text referencing, orinadequate referencesconsulted and added toreferences at the close ofthe report. There are somemistakes in using APA style.Written according toacademic genre. Sounduse of the introductionbut does not clearlystate history of thechosen business. Sounduse of the conclusionandsucceeds in either thesummation of keyconcepts discussed, orkey conclusions orrecommendations, butnot both.Demonstrates consistentuse of credible andrelevant researchsources to supportand develop ideas. Gooduse of in-textreferencingand appropriate numberof references. There areonly minor errors inusing the APA style.Well-written and adheres tothe academic genre. Gooduse of the introduction,which clearly states thehistory of the chosen business.Good use ofthe conclusion andsucceeds in summation ofkey concepts discussed andkey conclusions orrecommendations.Consistently demonstratesexpert use of good quality,credible, and relevantresearch sources to supportand develop appropriatearguments and statements.Shows evidence of readingbeyond the key reading.Very good use of in-textreferencing. There are nomistakes in using the APAstyle.Expertly written. Excellentuse of introduction, whichsecures the attention of thereader, and clearly states thehistory of the chosen business.Excellent use of theconclusion, which succeedsin confident summation ofkey concepts andconclusions and gives thereader a clear sense of nextsteps required. Expert useof high-quality credibleresearch sources to supportand develop arguments andposition statements. Showsextensive evidence ofreading beyond the keyreading. Excellent andmeticulous use of in-textreferencing. There are nomistakes in using the APAstyle. MIS500_Assessment 1_Brief_Research Report_Module 2.2 Page 4 of 4


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