Contemporary Issues in Information Systems Management
Due Date: 05 February 2014
1.Analyze the relationships among ethical, social, and political issues that are raised by information systems. 2.
(a) Identify the main moral dimensions of an information society and specific principles for conduct that can be used to guide ethical decisions.  (b) Evaluate the impact of contemporary information systems and the Internet on the protection of individual privacy and intellectual property.  3. Present three major arguments of those who believe that IT will not result in massive unemployment.
Due Date: 19 February 2014
1. Should producers of software-based services, such as ATMs, be held liable for economic injuries suffered when their systems fail?  2. It is often said that business information systems play a vital part in the success or failure of a business enterprise. a) Explain why computer-based business information systems are so vital to the operation of an organization.  b) Computer-based information systems can be categorized into operational information systems and management information systems. Discuss these two categories giving business examples for each one.  3. Organisations are not always able to perform their own business information systems functions and some businesses prefer not to do so for various reasons. The solution for some is outsourcing. Briefly explain the concept of information systems outsourcing. Is it a good option? 
Due Date: 5 March 2014
1. The Internet has had a significant impact on business processes and led some organizations to consider developing a business strategy more appropriate to an e-business environment. a) Explain what is meant by an
e-business strategy.  b) Discuss the impact on the business information systems function if the organization decided to develop an e-business strategy.  2. Discuss the impacts of IT and individuals at work.  3. Identify some of the major societal impacts of the Web including the digital divide and computer crime.  4. Outline the role and impact of virtual communities.