In this Performance Task Assessment, you will analyze 10 short business scenarios and one case study to demonstrate your ability to apply knowledge of the components of business information systems and the role of information systems in optimizing business value. You are strongly encouraged to use the Academic Writing Expectations Checklist when completing this Assessment.
Professional Skill: Written Communication, Technology, and Critical Thinking are assessed in this Competency
This Assessment is based on 10 short business scenarios and one case study. Read the scenarios and case study and then respond to the four-parts presented below.
This Assessment requires submission of two (2) files. Save your files as follows:
• Save Parts I, II, and IV as Part 1
• Save Part III (a PowerPoint) part 2
Part I: Components and Categories of Information Systems
List and describe the key components and categories of information systems. (1–2 paragraphs)
Part II: Roles of Business Information
Read and evaluate each of the 10 provided business scenarios, and then respond to the following prompts for each business scenario to convey your understanding of the type of business system needed to support each scenario. (The response for each scenario should be 1–2 paragraphs.)
• Identify and describe the key issues or problems that need to be addressed in the scenario.
• Choose an appropriate type of business information system to resolve the issues in the scenario. Provide supporting reasons for the selection.
• Describe how this business would benefit from implementing the selected system.
Part III: Optimizing Business Value with Information Systems
Read the “WestJet Airlines Case Study.” Create a 5- to 6-slide PowerPoint presentation and include speaker notes for supporting details on every slide as follows:
• Recommend two business information systems that should be implemented by this company. (1 slide)
• Create a cost-benefit analysis for the business information systems selected. (1–2 slides)
• Describe how each recommended system applies to Porter’s Five Forces and Value Chain. (1–2 slides)
• Explain how the two recommended systems align with WestJet Airlines’ business strategy. (1 slide)
Part IV: Trends in Business Information Systems
Using the “WestJet Airlines Case Study,” create a management report on Emerging Trends Analysis and Recommendations with responses to the following prompts:
• Compile a list with descriptions of four emerging trends in business information systems that should be considered by WestJet Airlines. Then, choose two emerging trends that you would consider the most important for WestJet to implement. (3–4 paragraphs)
• Explain why you have selected these trends for the company. How do the trends you selected apply to this particular business? (2–3 paragraphs)
• What business benefits do you expect these selected trends to deliver to the company? (2–3 paragraphs)

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