MS 7 IGNOU MBA Assignment July – Dec 2013

1. Describe the main components of a network including hardware & software and various types of networks. Distinguish between LAN & WAN and distinguish between Internet and Intranet.

2. Discuss why management needs information. Is it possible for the management of an organization to make effective decisions without the aid of an information system? Discuss.

3. What are integrated software applications? Talk about their advantages and business utility. Write notes on the business software solutions provided by:
a) SAP
b) PeopleSoft
c) Oracle
d) Microsoft

4. What are the different phases of traditional system life cycle? In which phase of system life cycle the following are performed? Defining the problem, identifying its causes, specifying the solution, and identifying the information requirements.

5. It is said,” Information and communication are most of the time complementary and sometimes supplementary to each other”. Elaborate!. What do you understand by competitiveness of ICT? Highlight the impact of ICT for the developing nations with respect to the economic activities.

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