Assignment 2: Harnessing Information Management, the Data, and InfrastructureDue Week 4 and worth 120 pointsIn Assignment 1, you investigated data analytics and the utilization of data analytics in business. In this assignment, use the company or industry that you selected in Assignment 1. Use the Internet or Strayer Library to explore the relationship between information management and data storage techniques. Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:Ascertain the importance of information management for the company or industry that you have chosen. Analyze the fundamental impact of IT architecture or enterprise architecture on information management for your chosen company or industry. Determine if IT architecture impacts the effectiveness or efficiency of information management and vice versa. Suggest at least two (2) data storage methods regarding database, data warehouse, and / or date mart for your chosen company or industry. Provide a rationale for your response. Determine the optimal data storage method between the methods that you suggested in Question 3. Provide a rationale for your response.Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the students name, the professors name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:Compare and contrast the strategic and operational use of data management systems.Summarize the complexities of information technology and practices.Use technology and information resources to research issues in information systems and technology. Write clearly and concisely about topics related to information systems for decision making using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.
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Reflect upon Robert Stephens discussion of Freedom with Fences from Chapter 1 of CIO Best Practices. Discuss the implications of this concept on the CIO, the IT organization, and the technologies that are managed by the IT organization.Assess the impact that the Freedom with Fences concept, as described by Robert Stephens, would have on the operations of an organization.
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Identify, define, and describe the three or four most important elements of an Information Security Plan. Be sure to identify and support why your selected elements are the most important.The paper must following the formatting guidelines in The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010), (6th ed., 7th printing), and contain a title page, five scholarly references, three to five pages of content, and a reference page. In addition, the paper will be submitted through the SafeAssign originality-checking tool. More APA assistance can be found at the Purdue University Online Writing Lab.
As you do this assignment, consider the historical data visualization developed by Charles Minard describing Napoleon’s army march toward and eventual retreat from Moscow (Found in this week’s presentation).Use your imagination to develop your own data visualization that displays several dimensions with a single plot. (For example, color of data points can be used to categorize one dimension, while the size of the data point can represent a dimension related to magnitude.)The assignment scoring is based on the originality of the display, the number of dimensions displayed, and readability. The rubric for this assignment can be viewed when clicking on the assignment link.Examples of this type of multidimensional visualization can be found at Website:Dundas (Sample Dashboards)Tableau GalleryVideo:Ted Talks – Data Visualization
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