Business Systems Analysis
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Introduction [Your Introduction must include the following two elements at a minimum] 4
Problem Statement1 4
Two Technologies 4
Business Requirements 4
Project Description 4
Technology Requirements 5
Competitors and Technology 5
Technology One [Replace heading with the technology selected (e.g., Social Media)] 5
Technology Two [Replace heading with the technology selected (e.g., Social Media)] 5
Technology Benefit 6
Technology Solutions 6
Technology One 6
Technology Two 6
Technology Solution 7
Overall Benefit 7
Basic Security Considerations 7
Security Features 7
Third-Party Vendors 7
Internal Safeguards 8
Final PaperIntroduction [Your Introduction must include the following two elements at a minimum] Problem Statement1
[Clearly state the problem that the business owner is seeking to solve. Be sure to address the question of what your business ultimately wants to do.]Two Technologies
[Identify and briefly describe the two technologies, from the list provided, that you will research in your business systems analysis.]Business Requirements Objectives
[Explain the objectives of undertaking this project to integrate new technology. In others words, what should the project accomplish, and how does it support the goal of your business?]Project Description
[Provide a project description that explains the purpose of the project. Be sure to address the following:]
- What does your business need to do to satisfy the objectives?
- What are the desired results at the end of the project?
- Why is it important for your business owner to consider implementing new technology?
[State the key technological requirements that will be required of any new technology in order to effectively solve your business’s problem. In other words, what specifically does the technology need to be capable of doing? (These are the technology requirements in the decision matrix.)]Competitors and Technology
[In the section below, you will describe two competing companies that operate in the same industry as your business. You will also explain how a company uses the two technologies that you are investigating, to determine if the technology may be appropriate for your business to use. Remember that a list of competing companies was provided to you in the final project case scenario.]Technology One [Replace heading with the technology selected (e.g., Social Media)]
[Select one company in the same industry as your own that uses this technology. Briefly describe what that company does and how it uses this technology to support its business in general. Include specific examples.]Technology Two [Replace heading with the technology selected (e.g., Social Media)]
[Select one company in the same industry as your own that uses this technology. Briefly describe what that company does and how it uses this technology to support its business in general. Include specific examples.]Technology Benefit
[Referring to what you learned in your research on the companies above, explain one specific way in which one of the companies is benefitting from technology, and describe the potential benefit to your business if you were to adopt the same approach.]Technology Solutions
[In the section below, you will discuss how each of the two technologies meets the technology requirements that you identified in section II. Use your decision matrix to guide your responses.]Technology One
[Explain how well this technology meets the technology requirements of your business. Be sure to address which technology requirements the technology meets, and where there are gaps.]Technology Two
[Explain how well this technology meets the technology requirements of your business. Be sure to address which technology requirements the technology meets, and where there are gaps.]Recommendations
[In the section below, you will recommend the technology solution that you believe is most appropriate for your business based on how well each technology meets your business’s technology requirements.]Technology Solution
[Recommend a technology solution for your business, and defend why that solution is appropriate. You may recommend only one technology or any combination of the two that you investigated.]Overall Benefit
[Explain the overall benefit of your recommended technology solution to your business. Consider the following:]
- How will it will it enhance efficiency?
- How will it position your business for future growth as you move online?
Basic Security Considerations
[In the section below, you will briefly explain what the owner of your business must consider in regard to security and privacy if they choose to adopt your recommendations.]Security Features
[Explain the security features your recommended technology solution should have.]Third-Party Vendors
[Briefly explain what your business should consider in regard to security and privacy as you seek out third-party vendors for the proposed technology.]Internal Safeguards
[Briefly describe the internal safeguards that should be put in place in your business to guard against loss or misuse of company data. Provide examples.]
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