Question;This;assignment consists of two (2) sections: a project introduction and a project;plan. You must submit both sections as separate files for the completion of;this assignment. Label each file name according to the section of the;assignment it is written for. Additionally, you may create and / or assume all;necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.;You are a newly appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) of a $25 million;dollar data collection and analysis company that has been operating less than;two (2) years. It is expected to grow by 60% over the next eighteen (18);months. Your company currently collects data using Web analytics and combines;it with operational systems data. Web analytics is an increasingly important;part of most business marketing plans. Your company is looking for ways to;leverage the collected data but wants to ensure that the information technology;infrastructure will support the expected growth that the company is;anticipating. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has given you sixty (60) days;to deliver a comprehensive information systems project plan to address the;organizational growth that the company is experiencing. The company will be;expanding from one (1) floor to three (3) floors within six (6) months. Since;this is a relatively new company, there is currently limited technology;infrastructure to support the business. All information technology (hardware;and software) must be redesigned to meet organizational needs. The solution;should be implemented in either a hosted solution, on-site solution, or a;hybrid model. The CEO is expecting you to integrate different technologies from;different partners and incorporate industry best practices and cost-effective;solutions in connection with the development of technological systems. In;addition, the CEO is extremely interested in cloud computing technologies and;Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) but is leery of security issues that may be;associated. However, he is sure that you will implement proper security;protocols. The company currently consists of twenty (20) employees of which;four (4), including yourself, are dedicated to the IT organization.;Section 1: Project Introduction;Write a four to six (4-6) page project introduction that documents the current;state of the organization, expands upon the information given above, and;includes the following;Background information of the company.;Details regarding the type of business that the company is engaged in.;A description of current outsourcing and offshoring activities.;Identification of current skilled information systems personnel in position and;responsibilities.;The specific types of data that the company collects.;A description of the information systems that the company currently has to;support the business. The description at a minimum should include the;following;Operational Systems and Databases;Analytics and Interfaces;Infrastructure and Security;The use of at least two (2) quality resources in this assignment. Note;Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.;Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements;Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch;margins on all sides, citations and references must follow APA or;school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional;instructions.;Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student?s;name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and;the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.Section 2: Project Plan;Use Microsoft Project to;Create a project plan (summary and detailed) using Microsoft Office Project.;The project plan should;Record all tasks, subtasks, resources, and time related to the project.;Outline the planning, analysis, design, and implementation phases.;Develop in accordance with the systems development life cycle (SDLC).;The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are;Describe the various functions and activities within the information systems;area, including the role of IT management and the CIO, structuring of IS;management within an organization, and managing IS professionals within the;firm.;Use technology and information resources to research issues in information;systems.;Write clearly and concisely about strategic issues and practices in the;information systems domain using proper writing mechanics and technical style;conventions.
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