Information Systems Operations Management

Information Systems Operations Management

Information Systems Operations Management

You are the Information Technology Manager for Titan Industries, a Florida based company that makes Widgets for several clients all over the world. For years, the company has relied on outdated Information Technology assets to do business. The newly appointed CEO has approached you and said that he wants you to update the company’s IT infrastructure and equipment to better position the company to compete in today’s global marketplace.

You have been asked to perform an assessment of the company’s current outdated Information Technology assets (hardware, software, etc.) and make recommendations for upgrades or replacement of those systems by writing a white paper for your upper management. You will then give a slide presentation, to your upper management, to discuss your findings.

 

First, you must do an Internet search and identify the IT assets that you wish to use as the baseline for the outdated Information Technology assets at Titan Industries. Second, identify the reasons why the current system is not sufficient for Titan Industries to compete in the global marketplace.

Third, identify the upgrades or replacements that you wish to make to the existing technologies. Include the costs for all equipment, software, installation, training, and any other costs associated with your recommendations. Finally, discuss how Titan Industries will benefit from the new technologies that you are recommending.

Your white paper should have the following format:

Cover Page containing the following information:

The Title of the paper

Your Name

Your Title with the company (e.g. Information Technology Manager)

The Date

The Titan Industries Logo (you may create one or modify one you find online)

Table of Contents

Introduction – discusses the problem and why you are writing this white paper

Outdated Information Technology Assets Description

Reasons why the current system is considered outdated

Recommended upgrades or replacements (include all costs)

Benefits of the new system to Titan Industries

Conclusions

References

 

Your slide presentation should have the following format:

Title slide containing the following information:

The Title of your slide presentation

Your Name

Your Title with the company (e.g. Information Technology Manager)

The Date

The Titan Industries Logo (you may create one or modify one you find online)

Agenda slide (similar to the table of contents)

Introduction slide

Slide which discusses the Outdated Information Technology Assets Description

a Slide which explains the reasons why the current system is considered outdated

Slide which outlines your recommended upgrades or replacements

· Slide which Benefits of the new system to Titan Industries

Conclusions slide

References slide

 

Your white paper (not the slides) should be in Microsoft Word format, one inch margins, Times New Roman font, size 12, and be double spaced. Your papers should be between 10 to 12 pages in length, not counting the Cover Page.

 

also, Your slide presentation should be in Microsoft PowerPoint format and should adhere to the outline discussed above. Please use a font and character size that is large enough for the class to be able to read your slides.

 

You will be graded on the content, structure, and conformity to the guidelines discussed above, and the overall appearance of your white paper, your slide presentation, and your in-class presentation.

Information Systems

Information Systems