Information Technology Management - Is the System Contributing to Improved Learning, or Just Adding Entertainment That May Reduce the Time Available for Studying

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Information Technology Management

1. In what ways is the Wi-Fi technology changing the life of Dartmouth students? Relate your answer to the concept of the digital society.

2. Some say that the wireless system will become part of the background of everybody’s life—that the mobile devices are just an afterthought. Explain.

3. Is the system contributing to improved learning, or just adding entertainment that may reduce the time available for studying? Debate your point of view with students who hold a different opinion.

4. What are the major benefits of the wireless
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4. Another new product of Lawson is Service Automation. Would you recommend it to Dollar General? Why or why not?

1. Why do airlines need optimization systems for crew scheduling?

2. What role can experts’ knowledge play in this case?

3. What are the similarities between the systems in Singapore and Malaysia?

4. The airlines use ADSs for their pricing strategy (pricing and yield optimization). Can they use an ADS for crew management? Why or why not?


1. Why did it take GM over four years to design a new car?

2. Who collaborated with whom to reduce the time-to-market?

3. How has IT helped to cut the time-to-market?

1. Where and under what circumstances is the “invest first, analyze later” approach appropriate? where and when is it inappropriate? Give specific examples of technologies and other circumstances.

2. How long do you think the “invest first , analyze later” approach will be appropriate for intranet projects? When (and why) will the emphasis shift to traditional project justification approaches? (Or has the shift already occurred?)

3. What are the risks of going into projects that have not received a through financial analysis? How can organization reduce these risks?

4. Based on the numbers provided for Cadence Design System’s intranet project, use a spread sheet to calculate the net present value of the project. Assume a 5-year

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