Page 1 of 7COM0006NFBNMTechnology in OrganisationsPortfolioDate for Submission: Please refer to the timetable on ilearn(The submission portal on ilearn will close at 14:00 UK time on thedate of submission)Page 2 of 7Assignment BriefAs part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to submit a Technology inOrganisation assignment. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full details of theprogramme assessment scheme and general information on preparing and submittingassignments.Learning Outcomes:After completing the module, you should be able to:1. Identify the evolving role of Information Systems within modern day organisations.2. Outline the advancements in telecommunications and its impact on organisations.3. Explain the IT security and data privacy measures that an organisation mustimplement.4. Use IT to create, edit, format a range of organisational documents.Your assignment should include: a title page containing your student number, the modulename, the submission deadline and a word count; the appendices if relevant; and areference list in Arden University (AU) Harvard format. You should address all the elementsof the assignment task listed below. Please note that tutors will use the assessment criteriaset out below in assessing your work.Maximum word count: 3000 wordsPlease note that exceeding the word count by over 10% will result in a reduction in grade by thesame percentage that the word count is exceeded.You must not include your name in your submission because Arden University operatesanonymous marking, which means that markers should not be aware of the identity of thestudent. However, please do not forget to include your STU number.Page 3 of 7Assignment TaskNote: Please provide citation within text and complete Arden Harvard references for completeanswer of each question. Please attend workshop for this provided at each campus.Question 1- Case Study & QuestionsArden University is one of the fastest growing private universities in the United Kingdomwith its recent expansion into Germany. A major university strategy in process is toimprove its ability to be more successful and achieve competitive advantage by use ofinformation systems linked to databases.A) Identify and discuss in detail Big Data and its role in Arden University.Provide examples of any two departments. (15 marks)B) Discuss the key benefits organisations like Arden University gain afteradopting Big Data. (15 marks)(Maximum 1000 words)(30 marks)(LOs: 1, 2)Question 2 – Security and PrivacyExplain the IT security and data privacy measures that an organisation must implement.Ensure that you add the key provisions of GDPR that must be included.(Maximum 1000 words)(30 marks)(LOs: 3)Question 3 Telecommunication and spreadsheetsA) Describe a cellular network, its principle components and how it works. (10marks)B) Explain the benefits of a cellular network to a business. (10 marks)Page 4 of 7C) Below is a spreadsheet from the Payroll department of WeaningEntertainment Ltd. Based on the information in the spreadsheet below,calculate:i) the Sum, Median, Max and Min value of the Gross salary, taxes and Netsalary of all the employees of this organisation.ii) the number of employees with a gross salary more than £79900.00.iii) the number of employees with a Net salary less than £67499.99.(Note: The students must write the commands or functions for the above questions toscore full marks. Also, they must replicate the spreadsheet below in order to address theabove questions. The students must include snapshots of this in their assignment bookletto evidence their use of excel spreadsheets).(20 marks)(Maximum 1000 words)(40 marks)(LOs: 1, 2, and 4)Page 5 of 7Formative FeedbackYou have the opportunity to submit a draft assignment to receive formative feedback. Onthe foundation year feedback is continuous.The feedback is designed to help you develop areas of your work and it helps you developyour skills as an independent learner.If you are a distance learning student, you should submit your work, by email, to your tutor, nolater than 2 weeks before the actual submission deadline. If you are a blended learning student,your tutor will give you a deadline for formative feedback and further details.Formative feedback will not be given to work submitted after the above date or the date specifiedby your tutor – if a blended learning studentGuidelinesYou MUST underpin your analysis and evaluation of the key issues with appropriate and wideranging academic research and ensure this is referenced using the AU Harvard system.The My Study Skills Area on iLearn contains useful resources relating to referencing.Additional notes:Students are required to indicate the exact word count on the title page of the assessment.The word count excludes the title page, tables, figures, diagrams, footnotes, referencelist and appendices. Where assessment questions have been reprinted from theassessment brief these will also be excluded from the word count. ALL other printedwords ARE included in the word count. See ‘Word Count Policy’ on the homepage of thismodule for more information.Page 6 of 7Submission GuidanceAssignments submitted late will not be accepted and will be marked as a 0% fail.Your assessment should be submitted as a single Word (MS Word) or PDF file. For moreinformation please see the “Guide to Submitting an Assignment” document available on themodule page on iLearn.You must ensure that the submitted assignment is all your own work and that all sourcesused are correctly attributed. Penalties apply to assignments which show evidence ofacademic unfair practice. (See the Student Handbook which is on the homepage of yourmodule and also in the Induction Area).Page 7 of 7Assessment Criteria (Learning objectives covered – all) Level 0 prepares students to function effectively at Level 4. Criteria for assessment at Level 0 reflect the preparatory nature of these modules. Students are expected todemonstrate the acquisition of generic learning skills appropriate for self-managed learning in an HE context. Students are expected to demonstrate that they have acquiredthe underpinning discipline-specific skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to undertake a programme of higher educationGradeMark BandsGeneric Assessment CriteriaFirst(1)80%+Outstanding performance which demonstrates an outstanding knowledge base, supported with wider reading and the ability to begin toanalyse the subject area. The work draws widely on relevant theory and shows awareness of any relevant ethical considerations.The work shows an excellent level of competence and confidence in managing appropriate sources and materials, initiative and excellentacademic writing skills and professional skills (where appropriate). The work is accurately and consistently referenced throughout.70-79%Excellent performance which demonstrates an excellent knowledge base the ability to begin to analyse the subject. The work draws onrelevant theory whilst showing some awareness of any relevant ethical considerations.The work shows a high level of competence in managing sources and materials, initiative and very good academic writing skills andprofessional skills (where appropriate). The work is consistently referenced throughout.Uppersecond (2:1)60-69%Very good performance which demonstrates a sound understanding of the content and some ability to analyse the issues with referenceto theory. The work shows a good level of competence in managing sources and materials and some initiative. Academic writing skillsare good and expression remains accurate overall. Good professional skills (where appropriate). The work is referenced throughout.Lowersecond(2:2)50-59%A satisfactory to good performance which shows a decent understanding of the content and makes some reference to theory. The workshows a sound level of competence in managing basic sources and materials. Academic writing skills are satisfactory and expressionremains accurate overall although the piece may lack structure. Satisfactory professional skills (where appropriate). There is someattempt to reference the work.Third(3)40-49%A basic level of understanding in which there are some gaps in knowledge of the subject, its underpinning theory and ethicalconsiderations. The work shows a basic use of sources and materials. Academic writing skills are limited and there are some errors inexpression and the work may lack structure overall. There are some difficulties in developing professional skills (where appropriate).Marginal Fail30-39%A limited level of knowledge in which there are clear omissions in understanding the subject, its underpinning theory and ethicalconsiderations. The work shows a limited use of sources and materials. Academic writing skills are weak and there are errors inexpression and the work may lack structure overall. There are difficulties in developing professional skills (where appropriate).29% andbelowA poor performance in which there are substantial gaps in knowledge and understanding. The work shows little evidence in the use ofappropriate sources and materials. Academic writing skills are very weak and there are numerous errors in expression. The work lacksstructure overall. Professional skills (where appropriate) are not developed The work is imitative.
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