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EXAMINATION PAPER:

ACADEMIC SESSION 2008/2009

School Department Level TITLE OF PAPER COURSE CODE Date Duration BAHRAIN GREECE KENYA MALAYSIA MALIWI MYANMAR SAUDI ARABIA SRI LANKA SYRIA TRINIDAD ZAMBIA

Computing and Mathematical Sciences Information Systems and Multimedia Three Information Systems Management COMP 1486 Saturday 6th June 2009 2 Hours 15:00 15:00 16:00 18:30 14:00 15:30 16:00 18:30 14:00 09:30 15:00 BOTSWANA HONG KONG LONDON MALTA MAURITIUS RWANDA SINGAPORE SOUTH AFRICA TANZANIA UAE 15:00 18:30 13:00 15:00 18:00 14:00 17:30 15:00 16:00 17:00

You MUST answer question 1 from Section A which is worth 40 marks AND any 2 questions from Section B which are worth 30 marks each. If you answer more than two questions from Section B, marks will ONLY be awarded for your TWO best answers. CALCULATORS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES ARE NOT PERMITTED

APPROVED Section A (Compulsory) 1.

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Organisations of all types rely heavily on their information systems to assist in the performance of their various functions and procedures. (a) Discuss the purpose of an information system. [10 marks] (b) Discuss the types of resources an organisation needs to support its information system. [10 marks] How does an information system help an organisation obtain strategic advantage? [20 marks]

(c)

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APPROVED Section B (answer any TWO questions) 2. (a)

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Explain briefly the concept of information systems outsourcing. [5 marks] Discuss the reasons why organisations might choose NOT to outsource their information systems. [10 marks] Critically evaluate the main factors in making information systems outsourcing successful. [15 marks]

(b)

(c)

3.

(a)

Explain the reasons why organisations need to develop an information systems strategy. [10 marks] Discuss the different elements of an information systems strategy and how they are related. [20 marks]

(b)

4.

Choose an information systems application that has been developed during the past three years and: (a) Explain who the application was developed for, and why the application was developed. [10 marks] (b) How the application operates, including the technology used and the business processes involved. [10 marks] Evaluate the success of the application. [10 marks]

(c)

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