CIS 109 Assignment 1 Ethical Issues in Information Systems

Strayer CIS Introduction to Management Information Systems Assignment 1: Ethical Issues in Information Systems
Due Week 6 and worth 140 points, Paper is 6 pages 1149 words
Choose one ethics issue found within Chapter 4 of the textbook. You may also use the Internet or the Strayer Library to research articles on ethical issues in information systems and choose one ethics issue of interest to you.
Write a two to three page research paper in which you:
1. Summarize the issue that you have chosen.
2. Express your own opinion of, or position on, the issue that you have chosen.
3. Identify two to three human and technological protective measures that you would use as security safeguards and enforcement actions in order to address the ethics issue that you have chosen.
4. Identify at least three problems related to management information systems that may arise from the issue that you have chosen. Next, propose at least one solution to address each problem in question. Provide a rationale to support your response.

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Discussion 6

Select one organization that successfully went global and
adopted global information systems. Next. explain the overall manner in which
the organization in question has benefited from its W.obalization. Include at least
two examples of such benefits to support your response.

Unilever, a 61 billion dollar company successfully went global and adopted
global information systems. “Technologies and information systems also play a key
role in the super global aspect of the dual imperative. Across the board, executives
we’ve spoken with-whether from emerging or developed markets-are pursuing
common, global systems for HR. information and processing as a means to achieve the
kind of consistency that overcomes regional limitations”(Accenture, 2011). The
company has benefited from the utilization of these information systems because they
are able to utilize the system and incorporate it into their globalization vision. The
systems also play a significant role in creating a streamlined global process . “The
redesign of systems and processes enabled a global, consistent platform also changed
the way management thinks about which talent-related competencies were core and
strategic, and which were not. For such non-core tasks as payroll processing and
benefits management, the goals of efficiency and productivity are better handled
through a shared services or outsourcing approach. By streamlining its processes and
consolidating systems, HR. can then assume a more strategic role, less encumbered by
day-to-day transactional requirements” (Accenture, 2011).

Describe the four organizational structures, as discussed in Chapter 9 of the
textbook. which determine the architect of a &J.obal information system. Next.
identify one obstacle to the design and implementation of a W.obal
information system, and explain one way in which an organization can
overcome the obstacle in question.

The four organizational structures that determine the architect of a global
information system are multinational, global, international, and transnational
structures. Multinational structures-”production, sales, and marketing
are decentralized, and financial management remains the parent’s responsibility”
(Bidgoli, 2014, p. 180).
Global structures-“(also known as franchiser) uses highly centralized information
systems. Subsidiaries have little autonomy and rely on headquarters for all all process
and control decisions as well as system design and implementation” (Bidgoli, 2014, p.
International structures-“operates much like a multinational corporation, but
subsidiaries depend on headquarters more for process and production decisions”
(Bidgoli, 2014, p. 181).
Transnational structures-“the parent and all subsidiaries work together in designing
policies, procedures, and logistics or delivering products and services to the right
market” (Bidgoli, 2014, p. 182).
One obstacle to the design and implementation of a global information system is the
lack of standardization and language barriers. This can be overcome by coordination
and planning “Moreover, employees calling the help desk might not speak the same
language as the help
desk personnel. Therefore, coordination and planning for variations in local needs are
critical for using a GIS.34″(Bidgoli, 2014, p. 184)
Bidgoli, H. (2014). MIS4. Boston: Cengage Learning.