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UR UMUC Healthy Fitness Center Case Study stage 3




Question;Stage 3;Using the case and the provided template (containing IT;considerations such as architecture, security, etc.), identify and;explain which areas in particular need to be considered more fully for;the solution proposed in Stage 2. Your template will be completed in the;format provided (Word).;Case;Study, Stage 3: IT Considerations for Proposed Technology Solution;Before you;begin this assignment, be sure you have read the ?UR UMUC Healthy Fitness Center;Case Study? and ?UR UMUC Stage 1,? and ?UR UMUC Stage 2?, the WALMART EXAMPLEand;the feedback from previous assignments.;Purpose of this Assignment;This assignment;gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge of the areas to be considered;in planning and implementing a technology solution. This assignment;specifically addresses the following course outcomes to enable you to;analyze;internal and external business processes to identify information systems;requirementsidentify and;plan IT solutions that meet business objectives.IT Considerations for Proposed Technology;Solution;For your;Stage 2 Project, you proposed a technology solution to improve a business;process at your Fitness Center. In;evaluating an IT proposal, there are several areas that need to be;considered. These considerations are;listed in the table provided with this assignment. Depending on the specific technology solution;you proposed, some of the considerations would be more important than others, and;some may not need specific consideration for the initial implementation of your;proposed solution. (If a consideration;is not relevant for the solution as described and at implementation but might;be something for the future, mark it ?N/A?.;If for instance cloud computing is not in the solution being;implemented, but may be considered in the future it would be N/A and not;required for the solution. Please note;that even N/A items require an explanation.);The responses that you enter into the table for each consideration must;be aligned to the one specific solution you proposed and appropriate to the UR;UMUC Healthy Fitness Center.;Assignment;Using the technology solution you;proposed in Stage 2, you should briefly explain it and then copy the table;below and complete the remaining two columns. (Submit only one table and do not;delete the Instructor Use columns.) For;each area of consideration, you should rank it as high, medium, low, or N/A;(Not Applicable) in importance or relevance at time of implementation (and not;some time in the future) for the specific technology solution you proposed for;the UR UMUC Healthy Fitness Center.;Then, provide a brief explanation, a minimum of two sentences for;each, to justify that ranking or the N/A.;Do not try to create a reason if there is none, but carefully analyze;each consideration and determine whether it applies and how. Explanations must provide enough information;to convey the reasoning behind the ranking.;DO NOTcopy the definitions;from the textbook or other sources but put into your own words to demonstrate;your understanding of the concept as you provide your explanation for the;ranking. Use the Grading Rubric to be sure you have covered everything. Submit your paper with answers to parts 1 and;2 below via your Assignment Folder as a Microsoft Word document with your last;name included in the filename.;Part 1:Briefly explain your proposed technology;solution. Identify what the solution is;what it is expected to do for the UR UMUC Healthy Fitness Center, and what;major hardware, software and communications components will be used, summarizing;the information you provided for Stage 2.;Please include the information that you provided at the end of Stage 1;(with any modifications recommended by the professor) at the top of your paper;Generic;Strategy;Strategic Business Area;Process to be improved;Part 2: Table of IT;Considerations. The Areas for;consideration are defined in the section ?Concepts? which follows the table of;considerations. An example for one entry;is also provided below. Click on the;upper left corner of the table to copy it into your paper.;INST USE;Area;High/Medium/Low;Importance or Relevance or Not Applicable (N/A);Explanation;for Ranking;(minimum 2 sentences for each, linked to specific;technology solution proposed);IMPORT;EXPLAN;Accessibility;Availability;Maintainability;Portability;Reliability;Scalability;Usability;Disaster Recovery;Plan;Authentication;Authorization;Prevention;Resistance (Security);Detection;Response (Security);Grid Computing;Cloud Computing;Virtualized;Computing;Communications;Architecture;Database;Architecture;Decision Support;Artificial;Intelligence;Business-to-Business;eCommerce;Business-to-Consumer;eCommerce;Concepts;Accessibility: Baltzan textbook, page 183-184;?refers to the varying levels that define what a user can access, view, or;perform when operating a system?;Availability:Baltzan;textbook, page 184, ?refers to the time frames when the system is operational?;Maintainability: Baltzan textbook, page 185;?refers to how quickly a system can transform to support environmental;changes?. Examples are multi-currency;acceptance, acceptance of credit cards, multiple languages, etc.;Portability:Baltzan;textbook, page 185, ?the ability of an application to operate on different;devices or software platforms such as different operating systems?;Reliability:Baltzan;textbook, page 185-186, ?ensures a system is functioning correctly and;providing accurate information?;Scalability:Baltzan;textbook, page 185-186,?how well a;system can scale up, or adapt to the increased demands of growth?;Usability:Baltzan;textbook, page 187, ?the degree to which a system is easy to learn and;efficient and satisfying to use?;Disaster Recovery;Plan:Baltzan textbook, pages 179-181, ?detailed process for;recovering information or a system in the event of a catastrophic disaster?;Authentication;Authorization (Security): Baltzan;textbook, pages 157-159, examples include user id/password, smart card/token;biometric technology;Prevention;Resistance (Security):Baltzan textbook, pages 159-160;examples include content filtering, encryption, firewall, antivirus software;Detection;Response (Security):Baltzan textbook, pages 160-161, example;includes intrusion detection software;Grid Computing: Baltzan textbook, pages;189-192, ?a collection of computers, often geographically dispersed, that are;coordinated to solve a common problem?;Cloud Computing:Baltzan;textbook, pages 195-197, ?the use of resources and applications hosted remotely;on the Internet?;Virtualized;Computing: Baltzan;textbook, pages 193-195, ?creates multiple ?virtual? machines on a single;computing device?;Communications;Architecture: Baltzan;textbook, Appendix B;Database;Architecture: Baltzan;textbook, Appendix C;Decision Support: Baltzan textbook, pages 55-60;?model information using online analytical processing, which provides;assistance in evaluating the choosing among different courses of action?;Artificial;Intelligence: Baltzan;textbook, pages 60-62, ?simulates human thinking and behavior, such as the;ability to reason and learn?;Business-to-Business;eCommerce: Baltzan;textbook, page 102, ?applies to businesses buying from and selling to each;other over the Internet?;Business-to-Consumer;eCommerce: Baltzan;textbook, pages 102-103, ?applies to any business that sells its products or;services directly to consumers online?;Example: If the technology solution being proposed;was to have a kiosk for customers to use to pay for their membership at the UR;UMUC Healthy Fitness Center, then for the area of Accessibility, the;following might be entered. (The;definition of Accessibility is provided here for clarification. Definitions are not required to be entered;into the table above.) Note the;thorough explanation of the ranking.;Area;High/Medium/Low;Importance or Relevance or Not Applicable (N/A);Explanation;for Ranking;Accessibility;?Accessibility;refers to the varying levels that define what a user can access, view, or;perform when operating a system.? (Baltzan, 2012.);Medium;Since the customers will use the kiosk to pay their membership fees, it;must be accessible to everyone.;Customers need a convenient and individual method of logging into the;system that enables them to perform the needed tasks quickly and efficiently. The customers should have controlled access;that prohibits them from entering any areas or performing any functions not;intended for customer use. It is ranked ?Medium? because it is important for;some customers who choose to use the kiosk and the system cannot be accessed;without some type of login so it is important, however, it is not ?High?;since there are other methods of paying membership fees.;The;right" and "wrong" answers have to do with whether or;not you correctly ranked each consideration as it relates to your proposed;technology solution and have provided a well-supported explanation for;the ranking you assigned. Your responses;will be evaluated on whether they are applicable to the solution, correctly;ranked, adequately explained, and are appropriate to the UR UMUC Healthy;Fitness Center. Use the Rubric below to be sure you have;covered all aspects.;GRADING RUBRIC;Attribute;Full;Points;Partial;Points;No;points;Possible Points;Points Earned;Explanation of;Proposed Solution;Brief;explanation of solution provides enough information to set stage for;rankings.;Explanation;of solution is not adequate to set stage for rankings.;No;explanation of proposed solution provided.;10;Comments;High/Medium/;Low/NA Rankings;Rankings;are appropriate to proposed technology solution and case study, demonstrate;understanding of course concepts, analysis and critical thinking.;Rankings;are lacking relationship to proposed technology solution and/or case study;and/or in demonstration of understanding of course concepts, analysis, and/or;critical thinking.;No;rankings provided.;40;(2 points each);Comments;Explanations;Explanations;justify rankings, are linked to proposed technology solution and/or case;study, and demonstrate understanding of course concepts, analysis, and;critical thinking.;(Some);explanations are not linked to proposed technology solution and/or the case;study, and/or do not adequately justify rankings, may be lacking in;demonstration of understanding of course concepts, analysis, and/or critical;thinking.;No;explanations provided.;40;(2 points each);Comments;Table Format;Informationis;professionally presented, uses correct sentence structure, grammar, and;spelling.;Information;is not professionally presented, and/or contains grammar and/or spelling;errors.;Information;is extremely poorly written and does not convey the information.;10;Comments;TOTAL Points;100;100;points =13% of final course grade;Points Recorded;(total;points x.13);Recommendations


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