The CIO has given you quite a challenge, and he’s going to be too busy to help you with any advice. You have a lot to do and you have only a week!
To complete your task, you will have to answer the questions: How do businesses make decisions? What kinds of information do they need in order to make decisions? Let us first consider personal decisions and the information needed to make those. For example, suppose you are trying to make a decision about a purchase for your home. You would begin with reviewing your finances. You will need to know exactly how much you make and how much you spend. Your bank statement is a good source of this information.
Each bank customer receives a spreadsheet with information on the breakdown of their expenses and deposits, which they can use to review their finances. Next, let us think about how the bank keeps track of information on each of its customers. Banks use a computer application to record and generate information. All customer transactions are recorded and stored in a database. The bank can then retrieve selected data and organize it according to customer specifications using a report generator application.
Let us get back our example on the purchase decision you are making for your home. After using your bank statement to analyze information on your income and expenditure, you will have a good idea whether you can purchase what is on your wish list or your needed list. You will also be able to make adjustments to facilitate purchases. Businesses follow a similar process to make decisions about their purchasing needs or wishes.)
The two companies will need to merge their business information systems or find a new one that will work in a distributed organizational environment. The first order of business is to determine which platform would be best.
You will analyze what needs to be done for the platform analysis. In order to determine the solution, you must first understand what information you already have or need in order to move forward.
Estimate the future growth opportunities of Summit Solutions, Inc. and determine the most appropriate business information systems to accommodate the merger and future growth.
- Describe at least three characteristics of enterprise architecture
- Describe how enterprise architectures support information and can create value for the organization.
- Compare open, proprietary, and web service business information systems and describe which will work in a distributed organizational environment.
- Support and defend the decision for Summit Solutions, Inc. to run on œopen platform. Use at least 3 outside resources in your response
Write a 3 page report in Word format. Apply current APA standards for writing style to your work.