Enterprise Assessment Project
The purpose of the Enterprise Assessment Project will be to examine the current state of information technology and information systems in an existing organization. The student will assume the role of an information technology consultant that has been hired by the firm’s Board of Directors or CEO to assess the health of information technology in the organization. This is different and more detailed than just assessing the health of the organization as a whole. An introductory paragraph should be provided that explains the nature and function of the organization. The student should then utilize a SWOT (i.e. strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis to provide a high-level overview of the current state of information technology in the organization.
Through research (i.e. trade journals or online articles) and/or personal interviews with employees or other stakeholders in the organization, the student will then discuss the critical software applications being used by the organization. In other words, analyze and assess key applications that are used to accomplish the key functions of the organization. Examples of these might include customer relationship management (CRM) software, database software and systems, logistics software, etc. Please don’t assess Microsoft Office products like Word and Outlook unless the company uses these as KEY software applications within its main course of business. Each application should be analyzed to determine the impact that particular software application has related to the competitiveness and effectiveness of the organization. Finally, each application should be evaluated in terms of its long-term viability and its effectiveness and functionality.
The conclusion of your project should include a ranking of the information technology used by the organization on a scale of 1-10. A score of “1” would indicate that the organization should take immediate action to alleviate a crisis situation due to ineffective information technology. A ranking of “10” would indicate that the organization has integrated information technology in a manner that optimizes and supports the organization and there are no further updates or changes needed. Your conclusion should include evidence that you used critical thinking to arrive at this ranking. The conclusion should also include recommendations that the student would make to improve information technology in the organization.
The enterprise assessment project should be no less than 7 pages and no more than 10 pages. It should be double spaced, font size of 12, Times New Roman font, APA format. The paper should include a cover sheet, introduction, and a concluding or summary paragraph. A bibliography/resource page should appear at the end to indicate works cited or the origin of personal interviews. Make sure to use endnotes or footnotes for sources directly used within the paper. The cover sheet, and bibliography/resource page are not included in the page count.
PLEASE I AM OPEN TO ANY ORGANIZATION AND THEIR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY USAGE. USE ONLINE ARTICLES THAT ARE NOT OLDER THAN 5 YEARS… PLEASE INCLUDE ONLINE LINKS FOR EASY ACCESS. THANK YOU!