Information Systems in Organizations

MIS 2101.701 – Amy Lavin – Summer 2017

Welcome to MIS2101

Welcome to MIS2101, Information Systems in Organizations.  We will not be using Blackboard for this class.  Instead we’ll be using this site which is hosted by Community.MIS.Temple.Edu.  This site is built on WordPress, a world class open-source blogging tool.  As part of completing the assignments in MIS2101 you will gain some experience with WordPress and other technologies.

Unlike most intro courses, this course has no required textbook.  The traditional textbook has been replaced by a collection of readings and videos that are freely available over the Internet.  Another way you will find this class very different than most classes you will take at any university is that this class is “activity based”.  With this type of class there is far less traditional lecture.  We will used the time that is freed up from lectures to complete in-class activities that help students develop a deeper and more genuine understanding of the material that is discussed during our class discussions.

On this site you will find all of the required course materials including the syllabus, links to the assigned readings, links to assigned videos, assignments and access to your grades for the course.  In addition announcements will be made in class and/or on this site so it is important that you check this site regularly for announcements.

Weekly Question #7

Leave your response as a comment on this post by 11:59PM on March 5, 2017.  Your response only needs to be about three or four sentences. These weekly questions should reinforce class discussions, readings and show some insight.

In Week 7, we discussed platforms, cloud computing and Artificial Intelligence.  Of these three topics, which do you think will have the biggest impact on your future career?  Which do you think organizations can use to leverage technology to gain competitive advantages in the marketplace? 

Weekly Question #6

Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on February 28, 2017.  Your response only needs to be about three or four sentences. These weekly questions should reinforce class discussions, readings and show some insight.  

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Here is the question:

This week we talked about SCM & CRM and heard various viewpoints on which systems people use.  Which do you think is more important to an organization?  Why?  

Weekly Question #5

Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on February 21, 2017.  Your response only needs to be about three or four sentences. These weekly questions should reinforce class discussions, readings and show some insight.  

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Here is the question:

This week, we talked about disruptive innovation & how the rise of technology has completely changed many business and consumer driven actions.  What do you think was the most interesting or important innovation in the last few years?  Why?  What has it done to the original business model? 

Also – there’s an interesting podcast called How I Built This, which details different companies, their strategies & their innovations.  This one in particular is on Lyft and how that company came to be and how it has completely disrupted the taxi/ride sharing industry.  It’s not required, but an interesting listen if you have the time – 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/how-i-built-this/id1150510297?mt=2&i=1000381136310

 

Weekly Question #4

Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on February 14, 2017.  Your response only needs to be about three or four sentences. These weekly questions should reinforce class discussions, readings and show some insight.  

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Here is the question:

This week, we reviewed ERPs and Data Analytics.  In any organization, it is crucial to collect good data and have an integrated system that enables users to have one clear view of the data and customer.    Thinking about your major and your future careers in business – why is this important?  How could good data or bad data have an impact on your daily job?  

Weekly Question #3

Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on February 7, 2016. Your response only needs to be about three or four sentences. These weekly questions should reinforce class discussions, readings and show some insight.  

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Here is the question:

This week, we reviewed Business Rules, Decision Trees & Conceptual Architecture Diagrams.  What are some other areas, other than information systems, where you could see a decision tree being really helpful?  Why?  

Weekly Discussion Question #2

Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on January 31, 2016. Your response only needs to be about three or four sentences. These weekly questions should reinforce class discussions, readings and show some insight.  

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Here is the question:

This week, we reviewed Swimlanes and ERDs as methods of analyzing processes and using visuals to tell a story.  In your current career or major, which tool do you think would be more helpful and why?  

Class Discussion Post #1

Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on January 24, 2016. Your response only needs to be about three or four sentences. These weekly questions should reinforce class discussions, readings and show some insight.  

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Here is the question:

Watch the Did You Know Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqZiIO0YI7Y  

Comment below on what you thought was the most interesting fact and why. As current or future business leaders, what skills do you think are essential  for success in the digital economy?

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