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The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan




Question;Assignment 1The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011 provide an opportunity to demonstrate why an IT department must create a contingency plan for outsourced or offshore activities. After the disaster in Japan, many companies were forced to shut down operations for extended periods of time because of the damage. This shutdown resulted in a shortage of products and services for millions of consumers.Write a 200- to 300-word short-answer response to the following question about the scenario:? When an IT manager decides to outsource something, what are some backup options to avoid shutdown and delays if a major problem occurs?Assignment 2Sourcing OptionsWrite a 200- to 300-word short-answer to the following questions:? What are the differences among insourcing, outsourcing, self-sourcing, and offshore outsourcing? Using a company that you are familiar with as an example, what are some examples of situations in which each type would be a good fit?Assignment 3Application Sourcing Options MemoSelect an organization with which you are familiar (Walmart)Write a 2- to 3-page memo to senior management promoting the idea of self-sourcing business intelligence application development.Include advantages and drawbacks of all of the sourcing options you evaluated to support your recommendation of self-sourcing. Also Provide a cost benefit analysis.Assignment 4Select an organization with which your team is familiar (Walmart) to use for this assignment. It can be an organization. Your instructor must approve your choice.Create a project plan using Microsoft? Project project management software that provides a detailed list of tasks and resources required for the organization to complete this project.Note. A minimum of two levels of subtasks is required.The Learning Team must complete to deliver the team?s project deliverables in Week Five. Also Include assigned resources and due dates.


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