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Chapter 1 Lecture

  1. 1. Part I. Understanding Information Systems that Support Organizational Performance C hapter 1 Information Systems in the 2010s C o u rs eCopyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-1
  2. 2. Chapter 1 Outline1.1 Positioning IT to Optimize Performance1.2 Information Systems and IT: Core Concepts1.3 Business Performance Management (BPM) and Measurement1.4 Strategic Planning and Competitive Models1.5 Why IT is Important to Your Career, and IT CareersCopyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-2
  3. 3. Chapter 1 Learning Objectives Understand the role of IT in optimizing performance. Explain why the business value of IT is determined by people, business processes, & organizational culture. Describe the role of IT in business performance management (BPM) & the performance measurement process. Understand the strategic planning process, SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis, & competitive models. Discuss how IT impacts your career & the positive outlook for IS management careers.Copyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-3
  4. 4. For Class Discussion & Debate Interacting with Customers at Optimal Times Scenario for Brainstorming and Discussion Smartphones have innovative user interfaces and applications & significant processing power and storage capacity. And most owners would not ever be without their mobiles. Given these factors, consider a company that could benefit from using 2D tags. a) Explain how the company could benefit from the “power and presence” of smartphones and 2D tag interactivity. b) Describe where the 2D tags should be positioned or located to achieve the benefit. c) Compare and assess your answers with others in your class.Copyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-4
  5. 5. Debate Assume that you work for a financial institution whose problem is attracting new customers. The company wants to attract recent college graduates & MBAs. Your company wants to add 2D tags to post cards that are being mailed to prospects as part of a new marketing campaign. When tags on the post cards are snapped, the 2D tags would link to a compelling offer for customers who opened an account. There are 2 outcomes: either this 2D tag campaign will solve the problem or it won’t solve it.  Your position is either that you’re in favor of this IT solution or you’re against it.  Select one of these 2 positions and defend it in a debate with a person/team representing the opposite position.Copyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-5
  6. 6. 1.1 Positioning IT to Optimize PerformanceBusiness performance depends on: AGILITY: Importance of being an agile enterprise (able to adapt rapidly) has never been greater because of bad economic conditions and advances in mobile technology. MOBILITY: Connect with customers anywhere/time. The shift from PCs to mobile devices has made location irrelevant to a large extent. • Touch-navigate devices running on 3G & 4G networks together with innovative IT (e.g., 2D tags) create business opportunities.Copyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-6
  7. 7. IT creates a competitive edge —until it’s duplicated by a competitor or replaced by newer technology Past decade: companies were adapting to social networking. Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter and blogs became extensions of businesses to reach customers, prospects, and business partners. Today: companies want to grab the attention of potential and current customers on their mobiles. Companies are developing ways to connect with & push content to social networks and mobile devices.Copyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-7
  8. 8. Business Innovation & Disruption of the Status QuoWidespread adoption of new IT is going to disrupt the usual way business is done.Examples: Winter Olympics 2010 was the 1st social media Olympics. Twitter and Facebook were platforms used by marketers, athletes, and sports fans to share news, get game updates, and send/ receive marketing promotions. Facebook, Skype, and blogs formed critical ISs after the Haiti and Chile earthquakes in 2010. They were used to communicate, find missing people, and request donations to the Haitian relief. Whole Foods Market attracts customers and reinforces customer relationships via its free iPhone app. Instead of pursuing customers with traditional advertising only, Whole Foods is attracting customers via its lower cost and more targeted iPhone app.Copyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-8
  9. 9. Innovation leads to profitable growth if thatinnovation does one or more of the following: Generates new profit pools Increases demand for products and services Attracts new customers Opens new markets Sustains the business for years to comeCopyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-9
  10. 10. 1.2 Information Systems and IT: Core Concepts Figure 1.3 Four Basic Functions of an Information System: Input, Processing, Storage, & OutputCopyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-10
  11. 11. Figure 1.4 Components of Information SystemsCopyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-11
  12. 12. IS value is determined by the relationships among ISs, people, & business processes—all of which are influenced by organizational culture Figure 1.5 Information Systems Function Within a CultureCopyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-12
  13. 13. 1.3 Business Performance Management (BPM) and MeasurementTo manage performance, 2 basic requirements are: Being able to measure. You cannot manage what you cannot measure. The more accurate & timely the data, the better the ability to measure. Knowing that your indicator is measuring the right thing. Not all performance metrics are clearly linked to the desired outcome. • Consider how much easier it is to measure sales revenues than to measure customer loyalty.Copyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-13
  14. 14. Measuring business performance requires:1. identifying the most meaningful measures of performance2. being able to measure them correctly3. selecting the set of measures that provides a holistic indicator of total business performance, and4. identifying who should receive the reports and in what timeframeCopyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-14
  15. 15. Business Performance Measurement (BPM) ProcessMajor steps in BPM are:Step 1. Decide on desired performance levels.Step 2. Determine how to attain the performance levels.Step 3. Periodically assess where the organization stands with respect to its goals, objectives, and measures.Step 4. Adjust performance and/or goals. • If performance is too low, corrective actions need to be taken to close the gap.Copyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-15
  16. 16. Ethical Issues IT creates challenging ethical issues ranging from employee e-mail monitoring to invasion of customers’ privacy. Ethical issues create pressures or constraints on business operations. Ethics relates to standards of right and wrong. Information ethics relates to standards of right and wrong in information management practices.Copyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-16
  17. 17. 1.4 Strategic Planning and Competitive Models Strategy defines the plan for how a business will achieve its mission, goals, and objectives. Strategy planning is critical for all organizations, including for-profits, nonprofits, government agencies, healthcare, education, military, and social services. Strategic analysis is the scanning and review of the political, social, economic and technical environment of the organization. • SWOT analysis involves the evaluation of strengths and weaknesses, which are internal factors; and opportunities and threats, which are external factors.Copyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-17
  18. 18. Basis of Porter’s Competitive Forces Model Before examining the competitive forces model, it’s helpful to understand that it is based on the concept of profitability and profit margin. PROFIT = TOTAL REVENUES - TOTAL COSTS PROFIT MARGIN = SELLING PRICE - COST OF THE ITEM • Profit margin measures the amount of profit per unit of sales, and does not take into account all costs of doing business.Copyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-18
  19. 19. Porter’s 5 competitive forces model1. Threat of entry of new competitors2. Bargaining power of suppliers3. Bargaining power of customers or buyers4. Threat of substitute products or services5. Competitive rivalry among existing firms in the industryPorter discusses this model on YouTube (13-minutes) 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-19
  20. 20. Figure 1.9 The firm’s value chain, with arrows illustrating the flow of goods and servicesCopyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-20
  21. 21. IT Failures Some IT projects are doomed from the start because of inadequate budgeting and/or other necessary resources. On February 24, 2008, about 2/3 of the world was unable to see YouTube for several hours. This happened when the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority decided to block offensive content in their own country. The UK National Offender Management Information System project (NOMIS) failed due to mismanagement and vast budget overruns. The U.S. Census Bureau faced a $2 billion loss on an IT project to replace paper-based data collection methods with handheld devices for the 2010 census. The Bureau had to scrap the project.Copyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-21
  22. 22. 1.5 Why IT is Important to Your Career, and ITCareers Business is IT-dependent For most organizations, if their computer network goes down, so does the business Imagine not having Internet access for 24 hours-- no texting, e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Google, data access, etc. How would that impact your life?Copyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-22
  23. 23. IT as a Career: The Nature of IS and IT Work In today’s workplace, it is imperative that ISs work effectively and reliably. IS managers play a vital role in the implementation and administration of technology within their organizations. • They plan, coordinate, and direct research on the computer-related activities of firms. • In consultation with other managers, they help determine the goals of an organization and then implement technology to meet those goals. • They oversee all technical aspect of an organization, such as software development, network security, and Internet operations.Copyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-23
  24. 24. Chapter 1 Link Library How to generate a Microsoft Tag How to create a custom 2D tag How to download a reader Apple iPad iReport, a user-generated section of Porter’s 5 Competitive Forces Model U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Teradata University Network (TUN) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) U.S. CIA World Factbook UK National Offender Management Information System project (NOMIS) 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-24