Information Systems Management

Investigate the firm’s problem(s) as they relate to Information Systems and prepare a written paper for the case.

1) Must be up to 5 pages using Times New Roman font size 12, double or 1.5 spaced in MS Word format.

2) Use appropriate 1-inch margins, headings and sub-headings to correspond to the sections mentioned below

3) DO NOT leave any blank lines between sections, paragraphs or headings

4) Use the following naming convention for your document: (Last name)(First initial)(IndCase) (Example: DeranekKIndCase.docx where docx is the MS Word extension).

Executive summary – a couple of short paragraphs which summarize the remainder of the report

Background – use this section to lead in to your Problem Statement; identify symptoms, critical factors and the current state

Problem Statement – a succinct statement of the problem/dilemma/issue, preferably in a single declarative sentence; be careful to identify the real problem and not the symptoms of the problem

Analysis – apply models, course content, and outside research to support your position; logically discuss options, implications and tradeoffs

Recommendations and Conclusions – these should be your recommendations regarding how the organization should deal with the problem; they should be fully supported by the Analysis section

Appendices – References and Charts – does not count towards the 5 pages

Citations must be referenced according to APA style.

Appropriate references:This is a library research paper and you must use at least 3 different sources, not including textbooks. These sources should be company websites, industry sources, journal articles, periodicals, such as the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and so on, and governmental sources such as the SEC. Wikipedia and other similar sources are not to be used in this course.