MB0047-Management Information Systems

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Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 2
MB0047-Management Information Systems-4 Credits
(Book ID: B1968)
Assignment (60 Marks)
Note: Answer all questions within 300 to 400 words each. Each Question
carries 10 marks 6 X 10=60
Q1. In today’s life, Individuals rely on information systems, generally
Internet-based, for conducting much of their personal lives: for socializing,
study, shopping, banking, and entertainment. Information technology
refers to anything related to computing technology, such as networking,
hardware, software, the Internet, or the people that work with these
technologies. How do you differentiate between information system and
information technology? Explain using an example.
Answer. Information System
An information system can be defined as set of coordinated network of components,
which act together towards producing, distributing and or processing information.
An important characteristic of computer-based information systems information is
precision, which may not apply to other types.
In any given organization information system can be classified based on the usage
of the information. Therefore, information systems in
Q2. Explain decision making with MIS using Travelling salesman problem.
Answer. A decision is choice out of several alternatives (options) made by the
decision maker to achieve some objective s in a given situation. Business decisions
are those, which are made in the process of conducting business to achieve its
objective in a given environment. Managerial decision-making is a control point for
every managerial activity may be planning, organizing, staffing, directing,

controlling and communicating. Decision-making is the art of reasoned and judicious
choice out of many alternatives. Once decision is taken, it
Q3. How to use information system to support competitive strategy?
Explain with an example for each strategy.
Answer. 1. The Role of IS in Value Chain Analysis
IS competitive advantage in VCA:a. Internet link with suppliers, dealers
b. Extranets: using the Internet for B2B interactions
c. Computer-aided manufacturing systems
d. Web site
Q4. Decision making is a daily activity for any human being. In the
decision making process, we choose one course of action from a few
possible alternatives. In the process of decision making, we may use many
tools, techniques and perceptions. Describe Herbert Simon model on
Decision making.
Answer. Herbert Simon made key contributions to enhance our understanding of
the decision-making process. He suggested for the first time the decision-making
model of human beings. The model consisted of three steps, intelligence, design,
and choice. In the intelligence phase, the problem is identified, and information is
collected concerning the problem. This can be a long process, as the decision to be
made comes from the

Q5. Write short notes on
a. Data administration
b. Managing concurrency
c. Reduced data redundancy
d. Recovery from crashes
e. Data access.
Answer. a). Data administration is the process by which data is monitored,
maintained and managed by a data administrator and/or an organization. Data
administration allows an organization to control its data assets, as well as their

processing and interactions with different applications and business processes. Data
Q6. Write short notes on
a. Role of workplace monitoring
b. Power over users.
Answer. a). Employee monitoring is the act of monitoring employee activity.
Organizations engage in employee monitoring to track performance, avoid legal
liability, protect trade secrets, and address other security concerns. The practice
may impact employee satisfaction due to its impact on privacy.
If employees use company computers for their work, companies often utilize
Employee monitoring software that allow them to track everything employees do on
their computers. For example what emails were received, what applications were
used and what keys were pressed.
One of the most effective forms of employee

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