discussion and responses weekly journal 1 iisp 2

Subject: Infotech Import in a Strategy Plan

Part A – Discussion and responses

Corporations are making the assumption that everyone uses a smartphone. For example, QR (Quick Response) codes can be found in magazines, on posters, and on brochures for all sorts of products. How does this perpetuate the negative outcomes created by the “Digital Divide”? What can companies do to change this perception of alienating a sub-population of their customer base? Include other components from Chapter 6 lecture.

A) Your initial post (400 -500 words) is due by Day 3 of Week 1 [need to submit before Wednesday Noon (today is Monday)]

B) You are required to respond to another 2 student’s post (minimum of 150 words)

APA formatting is required along with scholarly sources.

Part B – Weekly Journal

January 29, 2015: Microsoft has released Office for Tablets, which can have powerful implications on infrastructure decisions. Have students read the article at http://www.informationweek.com/mobile/mobile-applications/microsoft-office-arrives-on-android-tablets-/d/d-id/1318861?itc=edit_in_body_cro and ask them to think of a situation in which a firm would provide Android tablets to managers who travel quite a bit. Ask them the following:

(1) Would the absence or presence of Office on tablet platform affect the decision?

(2) Given the roll-out, how would a tablet now be more attractive than a thin laptop for the travelers?

(3) Would the pricing model have an impact on the screen size that you would choose to provide to the travelers?

(4) What infrastructure decision would you make in the area of soft keyboards versus keyboard cases with real keys? Would keyboard size enter into your decision-making?


Pearlson, K., Saunders, C. Galletta, D. Managing and Using Information Systems: A Strategic Approach, 6th Edition. Burlington, MA: Wiley, 2016.