Business Drive Technology
1.1. Describe the information age and differences among data, information, business intelligence, and knowledge.
1.2. Explain systems thinking and how management information systems enable business communications.
Identifying Competitive Advantages
2.1. Explain why competitive advantages are temporary along with the four key areas of a SWOT analysis.
2.2 Describe PorterÂ´s Five Force Model and explain each of the five forces.
2.3. Compare PorterÂ´s three generic strategies
2.4. Demonstrate how a company can add value by using PorterÂ´s value chain analysis.
Strategic Initiatives for Implementing Competitive Advantages
3.1. Identify an organization can use business process reengineering to improve its business.
3.2. Explain supply chain management and its role in business.
3.3. Explain customer relationship management systems and haw they organizations. understand their costumer.
3.4. Summarize the importance of enterprise resource planning systems.
Measuring the Success of Strategic initiatives
4.1. Define the primary MIS roles along with their associated responsibilities.
4.2. Define critical success factors (CFSs) and key performance indicators (KPLs) and explain how managers use them measure the success of MIS.
4.3. Explain why a business would use metrics to measure the success of strategic initiatives.
Organizational Structures That Support Strategic Initiatives
5.1. Explain information ethics and associated issue.
5.2. Describe information security and the difference between hackers and viruses.