Journal Entries

  
1. Suppose you are the information technology (IT) manager for an IT company. You receive a report that contains a list of computer equipment stored in the company warehouse. You notice that the list also includes items that you know are not stored in the warehouse. Would you consider this list as good information? Why, or why not? Give some examples of at least three items on this list that you consider to be good information and at least three items on this list that would not be good information. Explain your reasoning, and include a discussion about why good information is important in management information systems (MIS).

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

2. In this unit, you learned about the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart devices. Think about how these concepts apply to your life, and describe how you use devices such as these in your day-to-day life.

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

3. When you started your small business, you managed all business processes on your own. Now, your business is expanding and you have hired employees to help. Would you consider implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, or would you continue to use applications, such as Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, Access), to manage your business processes? Be sure to explain the reasons behind your choice.

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

4. In this unit, you learned about safeguards against security threats. Do you use any of these in your personal life or at work? If so, explain how these safeguards help to ensure information security in your home or at work. If not, do you feel like the systems are adequately protected? Should any safeguards be put into place?

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

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