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Assignment 2: Weekly Assignment: Analysis and Research for the Decision Making Process

Read the synopsis of the scenario you viewed at the beginning of this module:

The two companies will need to merge their business information systems or find a new one that will work in a distributed organizational environment. The first order of business is to determine which platform would be best.

You will analyze what needs to be done for the platform analysis. In order to determine the solution, you must first understand what information you already have or need in order to move forward.

Estimate the future growth opportunities of Summit Solutions, Inc. and determine the most appropriate business information systems to accommodate the merger and future growth.

  • Describe at least three characteristics of enterprise architecture
  • Describe how enterprise architectures support information and can create value for the organization.
  • Compare open, proprietary, and web service business information systems and describe which will work in a distributed organizational environment.
  • Support and defend the decision for Summit Solutions, Inc. to run on “open” platform. Use at least 3 outside resources in your response

Write a 3 to 5 page report in Word format. Apply current APA standards for writing style to your work.

Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M2_A2.doc

By Wednesday, May 20, 2015, deliver your assignment to the M2: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Contributed information gathered from research.
25
Described at least three appropriate characteristics of enterprise architecture.
25
Described how enterprise architectures support information and create value for the organization.
25
Compared business systems that will work in a distributed organizational environment.
15
Adequately supported and defended the decision for Summit Solutions, Inc. to run on “open” platform.
10
Total:
100