Information Technology Foundation

1. Newly hired as an IT Consultant for a brand-new Italian restaurant in Dallas, you

understand the value of using information systems in business and want to convince the

owner that using IT can help the business be more competitive in the market. List at least

four specific strategies with corresponding technologies so that the restaurant may gain a

competitive edge and you can persuade the owner to invest and budget IT improvements

for the restaurant.

2. Identify and describe four technologies developed, used, and/or advanced by Google.

State why the technology is used by individuals and explain how each technology

influences society in a positive and negative manner.

3. Evaluate and compare a cloud infrastructure solution to that of a local IT infrastructure,

making decisions about hardware, software, and any other components of the IT

Infrastructure considering the following four characteristics of an IT infrastructure:

a. Dependable

b. Manageable

c. Adaptable

d. Affordable

4. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) consists of several components: U.S.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Federal Emergency Management Agency

(FEMA), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Immigration and

Customs Enforcement (ICE), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), United

States Coast Guard (USCG), Federal Law Enforcement Center (FLETC) and the United

States Secret Service (USSS).

Describe and explain how using both data warehouses, data mining, and data analysis

concepts could streamline and integrate the components of the DHS to achieve the

department’s mission.

5. For each of the scenarios listed below, describe how applying big data technology and

social media can be useful for each, summarizing the positive and negative aspects of

using data in this way, and how to mitigate any concerns.

  • A chain of fitness centers
  • A large government agency
  • A multinational fashion retail company
  • A global online university

Requirements: minimum of 150 words per questions

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