Wednesday, November 16, 2011

7.1 IS Security Part B

For my company, Marval Land, to send another company we might be working with we would have our own public key and private key. For us to send them a message we would ask for their public to to encrypt our message and then send it to them. They use their private key to decrypt the message so they can read it. It is just the opposite if we have to sign a message to authenticate it. We will use our private key to decrypt and then send it to the reciever. The receiver uses our public key to encrypt and verify that it is us who signed it.

7.1 IS Security Part A

Our amusement park could be threatened by natural disasters such as hurricanes or mass floods. We can protect our company and our information by storing our backup information at a separate building away from our own building. Another threat that can happened to our company is an employee of ours sending other companies in the amusement park industry our ride designs and pretty much putting us out of business. A way we can stop that from happening is by giving access only to our top executives and limiting those who sees our blueprints. Links to outside business contacts is another form of threat to out company. Companies we could be doing business with can leak our plans out to the world before we even release them ourselves. To fix that problem we can just restrict the information we share with the other company and have a type of password on our files that we share where only we can get to all of our blueprints and plans. The last threat to our company is outside threats such as viruses. Viruses can infect our network and computer systems and completely destroy our systems and information. A  solution to viruses is to try and update our viruses protection software on our systems and learn about the new viruses out there so we can couther act them and stay one step ahead.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

6.1 Web 2.0

     The first Pillar of Web 2.0 is utilizing the Web as a Platform. This is peer-to-peer technology and an example of this this openSUSE operating systems.The way this relates to our company, the amusement park, is our company developing a operating system to allow people to comment on.  The second Pillar is Harnessing collective intelligence. An example of this would be reviewers on Amazon.com commenting on a product. This can relates to our company by the way we would set up our home page so that our customers, and anyone else for that matter, can rate our rides in our park. The third Pillar is Leveraging the data and this is a company such as Google knowing their customer's preferences. By knowing our customer's preferences we could design new rides or rides we have now to their likings. The fourth Pillar in Web 2.0 is Implementing innovative web capabilities such as Goog411 or widgets on their mobile devices. Our company could design and put out for our customers a virtual roller coaster game online that models one of our rides in our park.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

5.3 B2E Electronic Commerce

We would use the intranet to access our own company's server to get a diagram or document we might need. An employee of mine would use their server to access the company's server by going through the firewall we have set up to ask for a password of some sort and they will request the information they need and have it sent back to their own computer.

5.2 B2B Electronic Commerce

The way our company would use the extranet to do business with another company is first work with an engineer firm to draw up blueprints for our roller coaster rides for our amusement park. We would access their server by requesting it through our firewall to try and get permission first. Go through the internet or VPN and then go through their Firewall to get permission or use a password on it to get access. Request the information we want on their server to send it back to us.

5.1 Critique Your Competitor’s E-Commerce Website

Rule 1: The Website Should Offer Something Unique. Rate: 4
Rule 2: The Website Should be aesthetically pleasing Rate: 2
Rule 3: The Website Must be easy to use and fast Rate: 4
Rule 4: The Website must motivate people to visit Rate: 5
Rule 5: You must advertise your presence on the web Rate: 3
Rule 6:You should learn from your website Rate: 5
     The web site i critiqued was Angel.com. I gave Angel.com a 4 on offering something unique because they give their users many ways to view their grades.  Next, i gave Angel.com a 2 on aesthetically pleasing because their site is kinda plain, not much color or pictures. I gave the site a 4 on easy to use because most people who uses it have seen their controls before so they are familiar with them. Next, i gave Angel.com a 3 on advertisement because they have little advertisement on Google and other search engines like Google. Last, i gave Angel.com a 5 on learn from your website because u can learn your grade on Angel.com and professors can see how well each student is doing in their class.

4.4 Entity Relationship Diagram

The four entities in my diagram are the customer, invoice, company, and the product. in the customer entity there are customer key, first name, last name, street, city, state, zip, and phone number.These all relate to the customer so they are the attributes to the customer. In invoice is connected to the three entities so it is the primary key in the relationship. The product as attributes as well and they are Product key, name, price, quantity and vendor. The Company would attributes as well such as, company name, company ID, and that would be connected to the invoice number of the product.

4.2 A Basic Network

The server is the host computer that provides all the services that the client asks for. The client are the users that request the service they want.The peers are the ones that do both, request and the service. The request are sent over the transmission medium. But there is a certain extent they can send information and that is called bandwidth.

Monday, September 26, 2011

4.1 IFS H/W Infrastructure


You use an input technologies such as a key board to input letters onto the screen to display. The CPU(Central Processing Unit) converts the letters we understand into machine language such as bits and bytes. These bits and bytes are 1's and 0's or electrical charges the computer understands. The ASCII is the standard computer language that everyone around the world follows. The computer outputs the information on the screen that is called the Output Technology.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

3.2 Sell My Idea

      One of the Information systems I'm using is the Transaction Processing system. The reason they should use this system is because if they don't use it then they wont have the proper data transactions for that certain day, if that happens then they can lose a lot of money. The second information system I'm using is the GIS (Geographical information system). The reason why i propose they use this system is because i believe that they can really map out where they want to put the amusement park at and if it's a good location. The last information system I am using is the CRM (Customer relationship management) system. It has be proven that if they use this system that their relationship with their customers will continue to increase and their profits will increase by 10 percent.
      The cost of our amusement park's recurring software and telecommunications added with the recurring personnel and maintenance repairs through out three years, 2010-2012, will be more than the benefits of our increased sales and error reductions through the first year. But, slowly as we progress onward our benefits will increase.

Friday, September 16, 2011

3.1 Value Chain Analysis


          Our first step in our business process or Value Chain starts use finding a location for our Amusement park and building the rides, attractions, etc. Then we move to our next phase which is advertising our park and rides, and eventually our new rides we will build later on. Our next three steps in our chain starts the automating process by  a combination of selling the tickets to our customers and concession sales, games, arcade, shows, etc. Treating our customers with respect and kindness, and as well as providing them with the best roller coaster rides around will give us an competitive advantage. And finally paying our employees for all their hard work.

           One information systems I would use in our park is the transaction processing system for our ticket sales that we will have. Another IS I would use is the CRM (customer relationship system) to create a relationship with my customers so they would want to keep coming back to our park.

1.3 Organizational Chart

At the top of our Organizational chart my group and I have the CIO (Chief Information Officer) because he/she runs the whole entire information system. Below the CIO we have three different managers, the Support manager,who is in control of helping with customer service needs, the Development manager, who is in charge of coming up with the designs of the rides in the amusement park, and the Maintenance manager,who is responsible for keeping the park in good condition.  Under the Support manager is the logistics specialist, who is responsible for maintaining the relationship with the customers. And under each of the managers are people who work for them.
       One important job in our organizational is the CIO, because he is in charge of the business aspects of the park. The second important job is the Development manager/Ride Designer because he comes up with the ride designs and if the customers don't like them they wont come to our park. The last important job in our chart is the Maintenance manager because he is in charge of maintaining the conditions of the park, including the rides.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

2.2 Automobile Industry

       In the article "Automobile Industry" I read it talked about how over the years Globalization 3.0 has changed the automobile industry drastically. More countries around the world are demanding more automobiles and Globalization 3.0 is making that happen because of the "flattened" world theory. Also, car companies around the world are trying to come up with a "world car", a basic car with a few modifications can be sold all over the world in different countries.
      The first question on the very next page asked, "How is Globalization 3.0 fueling change in the auto industry?" More countries are using more and more resources, in which they demand more products for their country. The second question on the same page asked, "Examine how cultural differences make it difficult to create a world car". The cultures have different taste and preferences they like making it hard to come out with a world car that will suit everyone's taste.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

2.1 Globalization Enablers

       The website Flickr.com is a yahoo sponsored web that allows it's users to share, send, and upload photos to share with other people around the world. One enabler that flickr.com can use is the "Upload" enabler. Flickr.com makes it's living off allowing people to upload their photos on their site to be seen by other people. Another enabler that flickr.com can use or is using now is the "Steroids" enabler. Flickr.com is always growing, becoming better, and updating their site as time passes. The last enabler that Flickr.com uses is the "Work Flow Software" enabler. Flickr.com works with Facebook, as well as Google to let their users stay connected with those sites as well.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

1.2 Data

 1. Event
 Sales ID number: 123456789 -> 123-45-6789 -> Date of Birth, date purchased -> Age, place of employment
Data -> Information -> Knowledge -> Wisdom

For event sale I gave the people that brought a ticket a sales ID 123456789. I turned that raw data into a SSN 123-45-6789, turning that raw data into information. That SSN was giving a date, the date it was purchased, turning that information into knowledge. The knowledge was giving the age, place of work, and address turning it into wisdom.

2. Person/Customer
98715 -> 987-15 -> Name of Customer -> School records, Medical Records, Employment Records
Data -> Information -> Knowledge -> Wisdom

 For person/customer I started with raw data 98715. I turned that raw data in an ID customer number 987-15 making it information. I associated that customer number with a name, Thomas Smith, making it knowledge. I added additional information such as school records, employment history, and medical records to Thomas Smith to turn it into wisdom.

3. Product/ Service
54321 -> ticket number-54,321 -> 54,321 seasonal pass -> price, expiration date, pass holder's name

  Last, I choose to use 54321 as my raw data for Product/service. I turned that raw data into information by making it 54,321. I made that number relevant adding to it that the fact it was a seasonal pass, making it into knowledge. The way i turned that knowledge into wisdom was by adding price, expiration date, and also pass holder's name to it.

Monday, August 29, 2011

1.1 Fictional Company Introduction

         The name of our amusement park is called "Marvel Land". Marvel Land is located in the sunny, warm climate of California. My group and I picked this location because we believe that California would have the best atmosphere for our park. The theme of the park is that all the rides, games you can play, etc. is based off of the  characters of the Marvel cartoon series. All the rides and games in the park will be centered around one of the those characters. For instance, one of our rides would be called "Iron Man Blast Off", named after the popular super hero Iron Man.The way we will make money is by promoting our roller coaster rides that we will have at Marvel Land on TV, in the newspaper, on the radio, also on the internet to get more customers to buy tickets to ride our roller coasters.