Information System is playing a significant role by providing a new business model for competitive advantages, and for better decision making.
Your task is to write a report critically evaluating the role played by database systems and on how it is used as a source for business intelligence and analytic tools for improved decision making, and knowledge management in an organization of your choice. Your report should be persuasive and should present balanced views.
Your report should cover:
Describe capabilities of database management systems
Evaluate the challenges and benefits of data management systems
Critically evaluate the technical, ethical and legal challenges database
presents for an information systems manager
Information relevant to your organisation
Assess how the database is used as a source for business intelligence and
analytics tools for improved decision making and knowledge management in
an organisation of your choice.
Assess on how non-relational databases and cloud databases provide
opportunities and challenges to your selected organisation when compared to
using traditional database systems.
It is important that you do not simply define this area of knowledge, but instead apply
it, using case studies.
2.1: In order to achieve a 2:1 grade, your report should critically evaluate the main
elements of the business intelligence environment and the associated analytics
capabilities, defining the types of knowledge based systems that are available to
improve decision making. Your report will evaluate the associated ethical, legal and
technical challenges. Case studies will have been used to underpin your arguments,
with strong links. Your report should be clearly structured and make use of a range
of appropriate references and referencing style.
How to structure the assignment report
Assignment title, module code, full name and student code, as well as submission
Table of Contents
A list all the chapters, sections, headings and sub-headings. Appendices and Figures
should be provided as well as all page numbers as clearly as possible.
This should show that you have fully understood the brief and that you are going to
cover everything required.
Findings and Analysis
This is the substance of your report. The structure will vary depending on the
material being presented. Headings and sub-headings should be used to indicate
clearly the different sections.
The following headings may help to add structure: situation; problem; solution;
evaluation. It is not sufficient simply to describe a situation. Analysis and a critical
approach are essential.
Charts, diagrams and tables can be used to reinforce your arguments, although it
may be better to include the most complex ones as an appendix.
These draw out the implications of your findings. Deductions are based on the facts
described in the findings and analysis. Remember not to include any new material
Indicate what you think should be done to improve or develop the situation in specific
ways. Highlight the steps for action.
Please use The Harvard System for all references.
It contains all reading you have conducted in preparation for writing the report but has
not used in reference. It allows the reader to assess whether the background reading
was undertaken balanced and a variety of courses utilised.
Detailed documentation of points made in the findings. Examples include: technical
data, questionnaires, letters sent, tables, charts or leaflets. An appendix contains
supplementary information that you consider to be too long, complicated or not quite
relevant to include in the main section of the report, but is still relevant to your reader.
Each appendix should be referred to in your text. You should not include something
as an appendix if it is not discussed in the report