Continuing to work on the Parts USA project you submitted in Week 3, you have now been asked to develop a plan to explain the security that you recommend for PUSA’s MIS and its data as well as explain how information from the PUSA MIS can improve the decision-making process within PUSA and by its customers.
Part 1 - You will recommend the security structure for the management information system (MIS) and data, and study the possibility of achieving operational excellence and e-commerce.
- Develop a plan to recommend the security structure for the MIS and data at PUSA. Discuss at least the following points:
- How will you physically secure the system?
- How will you control who has access to which data?
- What steps will you take to guard against intrusion into the system from either inside (employees or business partners) or outside sources (hackers, etc.)?
- What provisions will you make for data backup and possible recovery?
- Discuss where backup data will be stored, how frequently backups will be made, and how you will test the recovery procedures.
- Develop an additional plan for achieving operational excellence by exploring the possibility of integrating the PUSA MIS into a true ERP system.
- Discuss the possibility of expanding PUSA’s market into new areas via
Part 2 - You will research and prepare a write-up explaining how information from the MIS can improve the decision-making process in PUSA as well as its customers.
- Provide a write-up to explain the importance of knowledge for PUSA, enterprise-wide knowledge benefits of the MIS at PUSA.
- Explain with at least three examples how such knowledge can support decision making at all levels (upper management, middle management, and factory floor) of PUSA.
- Explain how information from PUSA MIS can improve the decision-making process within PUSA and its customers.
Part 3 - You will need to finalize the MIS design for PUSA.
Finalize the PUSA project by adding a cover page, an executive summary, an introduction, and combine your work for this week and the Week 3 PUSA assignment into a coherent , well-organized document. Close with a summary/recommendations, and present the project plan as Appendix A. Use the example PUSA project by clicking the link below:
Click here to download a template for MIS design and submit the design to the W5: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Tuesday, August 19, 2014.
GRADING RUBICS - PLEASE LOOK AT THIS
|Assignment 2 Grading Criteria|
|Provided a well-written weekly plan to the Parts USA final project.|
|Developed a plan to recommend the security structure and discussed all possible details involved in storing and securing data.|
|Discussed the possibility of integrating the PUSA MIS into a true ERP system.|
|Discussed about expanding Parts USA’s market into new areas via e-commerce.|
|Provided a write-up explaining how information from the MIS of PUSA can improve the decision-making process in PUSA as well as its customers.|
|Explained with at least three examples how such knowledge can support decision making at all levels (upper management, middle management, and factory floor) of PUSA.|
|Explained how information from PUSA MIS can improve the decision-making process within PUSA and its customers.|
|Combined the PUSA documents into a coherent well-organized MIS design document.|
|Included a cover page, an introduction, an executive summary, a recommendations section, and Appendix A—the project plan document.|
|Writing and Presentation Components:|
Usage and Mechanics (10)
APA Elements (10)