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Discuss whether you have ever read these terms of use before you clicked and what the terms say.

When asked if you “accept the terms” of downloaded software, describe how clicking “yes” indicates you have entered into a contract. Discuss whether you have ever read these terms of use before you clicked and what the terms say.

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How can you best minimize attacks and protect the integrity of your site?

You are the webmaster for the Republican Party National Committee. Prepare a risk assessment analysis for your website. Some questions to consider:
Who is likely to attack your site?
When are attacks likely to occur?
What sort of attacks might take place?
How can you best minimize attacks and protect the integrity of your site?

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Explain to your classmates what beta means and how it can be used for managerial and/or investment decision

Please answer Part 1 and part 2 in 700 word limit in APA format.
Need to reply to 3 other classmates with 150 word limit each(Please see attached document for 3 classmate posts)

Beta and Capital Budgeting
Part 1: Beta
Visit the following web site or other websites:
Yahoo Finance
1.  Search for the beta of your company (Group Project)
2.  In addition, find the beta of 3 different companies within the same industry as your company (Group Project).
3.  Explain to your classmates what beta means and how it can be used for managerial and/or investment decision
4.  Why do you think the beta of your company (individual project) and those of the 3 companies you found are different from each other? Provide as much information as you can and be specific.
Part 2: Capital Budgeting
Before you respond to Part 2 of discussion 6 review the following information on Capital Budgeting Techniques
Capital Budgeting Decision Methods
CAPITAL BUDGETING (PRINCIPLES & TECHNIQUES)
To avoid damaging its market value, each company must use the correct discount rate to evaluate its projects. Review and discuss the following:
• Compare and contrast the internal rate of return approach to the net present value approach. Which is better? Support your answer with well-reasoned arguments and examples.
• Is the ultimate goal of most companies–maximizing the wealth of the owners for whom the firm is being operated–ethical? Why or why not?
• Why might ethical companies benefit from a lower cost of capital than less ethical companies?

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How is an employee differentiated from a contracter under US law?

1. Should society help workers dislocated when technology, like the Internet, elimlnates their jobs in a process called ‘Creative Destruction’?
2. are we working more and earning less?
3. Would you want a telecommuting job? Why or why not?
4. Does the gig economy appeal to you? Why or why not?
5. How is an employee differentiated from a contracter under US law?
6. Why have some municipalities put restrictions on innovations in the sharing economy and in on-demand services?
7. What has been the effect on the US economy of outsourcing (or offshoring) technical and professional jobs?
8. How much monitoring of employee activities at work is appropriate?
9. Should an employer be able to discipline or terminate an employee for on-line behavior in his/her own time?
10. What is the relationship betwee BYOD (bring your own device) and shadow IT.
11. What is cyberloafing?

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What are key infrastructure considerations for cloud computing?

Please Note the Following:
1- Make sure to cite the references (both required readings and external sources, if any) you use. Proper citing (using, for example, APA style) of an article includes necessary information such as author name(s), journal title, year of publication, etc. Just referring to “Readings from Week 3” or “Harvard Business Review” is not proper citation.
2- As always, quality outweighs quantity. While your answer needs enough length to conduct a thorough analysis, it is very important to offer a coherent and readable answer that is well organized and that has a smooth and logical flow. The answer must reflect a reasonable mastery of the required readings. Answers that are too generic and that can be provided by a layman with superficial knowledge of the material is not acceptable.
QUESTION 1
You are traveling on a plane to San Francisco for an industry conference. Given that it is a long flight, the person seated next to you strikes up a conversation.  When the inevitable, so-what-do-you question arises, you mention you are an MBA/MCIS student studying the value of Information Technology. “Hah,” says an eaves dropper in the next row, “IT value! What a big bunch of malarkey!  I remember reading a few years back that a bunch of researchers found that there was no relationship between how well a business does and how much they spend on IT. Pretty soon, everyone is going to wake up to the notion that IT is just a cost center that doesn’t provide any competitive advantage and stop wasting their money.”
Before this gentleman turns his back on you and starts reading a novel, suggest to him (politely) why he may be incorrect.  Summarize the evidence and opinions both for and against seeing IT as a source of competitive advantage.
I am looking for a thorough analysis of this issue.  Be sure to summarize the main points and perspectives both for and against seeing IT as a source of competitive advantage.  Be sure to include material from the course readings in your answer, along with any additional references to support your positions. Be sure to provide citations in your answers to support your points and give a complete list of all references.
QUESTION 2
Hilton Hotels (www.hilton.com) is a worldwide leader in the hospitality industry.  In order to thrive in this competitive environment Hilton must adjust to changes in the environment that impact competition.
Provide an analysis of the competitive landscape for Hilton Hotels using Porter’s Five Competitive Forces.  Structure your answer around:

Each of the competitive forces and its impact on Hilton’s business model
The role of information technology in changing the competitive environment for Hilton
Ways that information technology could be incorporated into Hilton’s strategy to address the competitive forces
I am looking for a thorough analysis that reflects an understanding of the impact of information technology on competition.  You are free to use additional references to better understand the company and competitive environment.  Please provide full citations for any references you use (including course readings).
I am NOT looking for a list of systems used by Hilton.  This is a question about strategy and competition and how IT, both internal and external, can impact this landscape.  I want you to think about the strategic implications of IT from the perspective of this particular company through the lens of the competitive forces.

QUESTION 3
Cloud computing has become one of the hottest tech buzzwords.  Analyze the concept of cloud computing in terms of its impact on:

Corporate IT infrastructure – How does cloud computing affect IT infrastructure?  How does it change how companies need to think about infrastructure?  What are key infrastructure considerations for cloud computing?
Reliability and Security – How does cloud computing impact the risks faced by companies in managing their information resources? What considerations should companies make in dealing with these threats?
Some argue that cloud computing represents the commoditization of IT.  Do you agree? Is that a good or a bad thing? Provide support for your answers.

Ref:
week 1 readings
https://hbr.org/2003/05/it-doesnt-matter
https://hbr.org/2009/12/letters-to-the-editor
https://hbr.org/2008/07/investing-in-the-it-that-makes-a-competitive-difference
https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/mckinsey-digital/our-insights/how-cios-should-think-about-business-value
https://www.computerweekly.com/feature/Understanding-the-real-value-of-IT-and-proving-it-to-the-business
Weak 2 Readings
https://hbr.org/1985/07/how-information-gives-you-competitive-advantage
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167923622000161?via%3Dihub
Week 3 Readings
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/309285232_The_Role_and_Value_of_a_Cloud_Service_Partner

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What do you feel an auditor would most be concerned with during an IT audit?

Research Paper: COSO Framework
The COSO framework of internal controls is practiced within companies around the world. The objectives of the COSO framework are closely related to its five components. For this assignment, please discuss these five components of the COSO framework. Be sure to include each components’ impact on each of the COSO framework objectives. What do you feel an auditor would most be concerned with during an IT audit? Lastly, discuss suggestions for integrating COSO framework compliance into a company in which you are familiar. Your paper should meet the following requirements:
Be approximately 3-4 pages in length, not including the required cover page and reference page.
Follow APA7 guidelines. Your paper should include an introduction, a body with fully developed content, and a conclusion.
Support your answers with the readings from the course and at least two scholarly journal articles to support your positions, claims, and observations, in addition to your textbook. The UC Library is a great place to find resources.
Be clearly and well-written, concise, and logical, using excellent grammar and style techniques. You are being graded in part on the quality of your writing.
Use the attachment and reference link for research (mandatory)
Schiff, & Warren, M. T. (2017). Implementing A Business Intelligence (BI)/Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Solution: Challenges Faced By A Major National Retailer. Journal of Business Case Studies, 13(2), 63–72.
Dong-Hui Jin, & Hyun-Jung Kim. (2018). Integrated Understanding of Big Data, Big Data Analysis, and Business Intelligence: A Case Study of Logistics. Sustainability, (10), 3778.

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Develop a draft BIA plan for the Health Network that focuses on the data center.

This project is divided into several parts, each with a deliverable. The first four parts are drafts. These documents should resemble business reports in that they are organized by headings, include source citations (if any), be readable, and be free from typos and grammatical errors. However, they are not final, polished reports.Please see the attached requirements.
” This is a report that should describe what you plan to do/have done in this area as part of your assessment – This is not a research paper assignment”
Project Part 4: Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
Senior management at Health Network has decided they want a business impact analysis (BIA) that examines the company’s data center and a business continuity plan (BCP). Because of the importance of risk management to the organization, management has allocated all funds for both efforts. Your team has their full support, as well as permission to contact any of them directly for participation or inclusion in the BIA or BCP.Winter storms on the East Coast have affected the ability of Health Network employees to reach the Arlington offices in a safe and timely manner. However, no BCP plan currently exists to address corporate operations. The Arlington office is the primary location for business units, such as Finance, Legal, and Customer Support. Some of the corporate systems, such as the payroll and accounting applications, are located only in the corporate offices. Each corporate location is able to access the other two, and remote virtual private network (VPN) exist between each production data center and the corporate locations.The corporate systems are not currently being backed up and should be addressed in the new plan. The BCP should also include some details regarding how the BCP will be tested.For this part of the project:
Research BIAs and BCPs.
Develop a draft BIA plan for the Health Network that focuses on the data center. The BIA should identify:

Critical business functions
Critical resources
Maximum acceptable outage (MAO) and impact
Recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO)

Develop a draft BCP that could recover business operations while efforts are ongoing to restart pervious operations. You may use or repurpose a BCP template you find online. Include a description of how you would test the plan.
Submission Requirements
Format: Microsoft Word (or compatible)
Font: Arial, size 12, double-space
Citation style: Your school’s preferred style guide
Estimated length: 6–10 pages

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Evaluate the different types of data and/or information consumed by health care organizations as it relates to patient health technology.

Understanding the role information systems play in health care is essential to the success of health care professionals. Data and information share a common thread; they work together to facilitate decisions. In health care, they can mean the difference between life and death. Both data and information assist in providing quality health care.
Evaluate the different types of data and/or information consumed by health care organizations as it relates to patient health technology.
Compare and contrast the role of data and information in planning, include how data and information are implemented, managed, and accessed.
Assess an issue related to health care data that illustrates why data quality is important

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 How is this different from our current understanding of data mining?

Book: Introduction to Data Mining, in case needed
Authors: Pang-Ning Tan, Michael Steinbach, Anuj Karpatne, Vipin Kumar
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Review case study by Krizanic (2020) to response below queries:
– What is the definition of data mining that the author mentions?  How is this different from our current understanding of data mining?
– What is the premise of the use case and findings?
– What type of tools are used in the data mining aspect of the use case and how are they used?
– Were the tools used appropriate for the use case?  Why or why not?
Looking for 3+ pages (Excluding title, intro or reference pages) of contents in response and minimum 3 APA references.

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What do organizations have to do to be successful with IT outsourcing?

Q1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of taking an IT Services Management perspective when looking at an organization’s IT? Should companies be encouraged to view their IT function from a services perspective?
Q2. Outsourcing continues to be a major issue in the delivery of IT services. Do you think IT outsourcing creates or hurts IT value? What do you think are the most important considerations in outsourcing?  What do organizations have to do to be successful with IT outsourcing?
Ref:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/271272096_Embracing_System_Complexity_in_a_Shared_Service_Center_Collaboration