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Business Systems: An Introductory Managerial Perspective.

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Business Systems: 'An Introductory Managerial Perspective' Q1. (i) In management information systems the role of a supervisor is to over see the staff he/she has been appointed. This can be individuals who work on the shop floor or even factory floor during a shift of work. In order to be an excellent manager or supervisor he/she need to be in close touch with the work force that he/she is in charge of. Therefore to be able to do this the supervisor needs detailed information of the trades and skills of each employee to know what assignment or task to allocate the employees and to be able to monitor constantly the progress of the workshops. In the case of this management information system the information need will be the workers curriculum vitae to see if the worker is qualified in skills such as maths and english and many more. Also it is important to know the employees medical status and to know what job to allocate. In example if an employee suffers from asthma I would not expect that employee to be working in the workshop of timber due to the illness it is not suitable and it is against the health and safety act. These things need to be taken into account when information is being passed through the management information system. Another critical factor is stock levels and sales that happen for these organisations, they need to know when to process large stock. ...read more.


(iv) Security is important to protect important data in the organisation and out side thieves. Log on names and passwords should allocated and also be able to protect their data and ideas from corporate sabotage. This is one reason and it makes the workers safe and feels good. (Maslows Hierarchy of needs). Licensing is important if they are going to install software they need to buy licenses for every machine in the network, other wise they will be breaking the (copyright Act 1985 - renewed 1993) and they need to protect people's information and comply with the (Data protection Act 1994 and renewed 1998). Q2.) In this case I would recommend a machine that is fast long lasting and that has as much random access memory to run the latest software. This machine will be reliable. The machine I recommend is a Dell Pentium 4 for Microprocessor Server, 80 -160 Gigabytes,1024 Ram and 3.2Ghz Speed Clock, with a 15inch Tft flat Screen. The reason I recommend such a computer is that in this case a software producing company they need a very fast computer with much ram as possible to run the software, in example Cad and 3d Studio max are software to design graphics in enhanced mode for organisations for building, they take a lot of memory and speed to execute, this is why I recommended this. ...read more.


Another would be debugging with out this when spreadsheets are created and go wrong in order to be fixed bugs need to be eliminated and the last is how the spreadsheet interacts with the operating system. Q5) The internet is good for promotion, recruiting, market research and productivity of the organisation, it can be helped to boost performance and have self analysis of the organisation. This is very useful, it will give the chance for disabled people to work from home and be able to link organisations together through intranet, extranet and internet. This is great it helps with resource immensely. The drawbacks of the internet are that it costs money to set up, teach and maintain this. If people are going to use the internet wisely they need to be trained well and then monitored if the employees are being disobedient. It could take employees of the task, and make them forget, it causes deskilling when it comes to primary research. If hacking or viruses getting this will lead to more money being wasted on solution, connecting network cots money is well. Leasing an internet line is really unfeasible. The internet as many goods and bads but in this modern day and age, if you want your organisation to expand the internet is the next step, technology is now Wireless based and this is to do with the internet it's a friend and enemy that will always be there it depends how you implement and benefit from it. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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