Assessments  Specification  for  Assignments

CIS8000  – Assessments  Specification  for  Assignments  2  and  4
The  specification  provided  in  this  document  would  address  the  assignment
specifications for  the  two  written  reports.  The  first  component  of  the  assessment
is  for  the  first  major  report  (Assignment  2)  and  second  component  is  for  the
second  major  report  (Assignment  4).
XYZ  Inc. is  a  growing  enterprise  that  offers  digital  services  globally.  Their
services  include  recruitment,  tourism,  bookings,  health  professional  access  and
others. They  have  their  own  server  and  IT  management,  and  due  to  advancement
in  technology,  they  are  seriously  considering  moving  to  a  cloud  storage  strategy
so  that  they  can  realize  a  true  distributed  environment.
Your  task  is  to  provide  them  with  a  detailed  report.  For  providing  this  detailed
report,  you  can  make  assumptions  as  to  the  business  model  of XYZ  inc.  The
assumptions  will  include:
Size  of  the  company;
Types of  specific  services  offered  within  the  scope  given;
Number  of  customers  services  in  each  of  the  above  specific  services;
Current  information  management strategy  used  by  your  XYZ  Inc.;  and
An  organizational  chart
Requirements  for  Assessment  2
For  this  component,  you  will  provide  a  PowerPoint  presentation  as  to  the  type  of
strategies  the  organization  should  consider in  procuring  a  Cloud  Storage  option.
Your  discussion  should  include, but  is  not  limited  to, what  options  are  available,
how  these  options  will  match  the  organizational  needs,  short  and  long  term
impact  on  the  organization,  cost  benefit  analysis  (for  this  you  will  consider  a
worst,  medium  and  best  case  options),  and  whether  the  organization  needs to
hire  new  staff  and/or  retrain  existing  staff.
The  presentation  will  be  restricted  to  a  maximum  of  15  slides,  and  there  is  no
need  for  any  references  for  this  component.  However,  we  recommend  you
maintain  a  reference  list  of  sources  used  in  your  research  as  it  will  help  in  the
next  submission.
You  can  use  your  imagination  as  to  the  coverage  of  content  you  are  going  to
present.  In addition  to  the  main  slides,  you  must  provide  a  presenter  annotation
as  well  so  that  the  markers  can  understand  your  view  point  and  why  such  a
presentation  is  developed.
The  presentation  can  contain  animation  and  other  presentation  ‘bells  and
whistles’. However,  please  note  that  the  size  for  the  file  is  restricted  to  10  MB.
Requirements  for  Assignment 4
In  this  component,  based  on  your  presentation for  assignment  2,  you  need  to
write  an  implementation  strategy.  This  is  a  formal  report  submitted  to  the  CEO
of  the  company,  and  you  may  assume  your  role  is  the  CTO  in  the  organization.  

The  report  can  be  of  any  structure  but  clearly  needs  to  address  the  following
1. a  clear  evidence  that  you  have  considered  at  least  three  different
strategies  of  implementation,  weighing them  very  carefully  to  suit  the
conditions on  hand,  and  then  recommending the  optimal  option;
2. provide  clear  argument  to  the  management  as to  the  future  benefits  (such
as  enhanced  decision  making  and  knowledge  dissemination)  that  your
strategy  would  bring  to  the  organization,  and  how  they  are expected  to  be
3. highlight  any  risks  or  potential  risks,  and  state  how  these  risks  can  be
4. provide  a  clear  implementation  strategy  as  to  the  cost  aspects  stated  in
your  initial  presentation  in  Assignment  2;  and
5. provide  a  brief  workforce  capability  and  capacity  assessment  to  meet  the
implementation requirements.
The  report  should  be  restricted  to  five A4  pages.  In  addition,  you  must  provide  a
table  to  indicate  how  you  collected  the  materials  for  the  two  assessments  from
the  textbook.  This  should  cover  the  following in  the  form  of  a  table:
1. which  chapter  and  section  the  content  was  chosen;
2. what  is  the  main  point  discussed  in  the  chapter;
3. how  this  is  articulated  in  the  given  context;
4. why  this  articulation  is  necessary;  and
5. specific  page  references.
You  should  focus  on  appropriate  chapters  for  the  above two  assignments.
In  addition,  to  meet  the  MBA  graduate  attribute,  you  need  to  provide  a  100  word
summary  as  to  how  you  realised ‘team  work’ aspects  in  completing  the
assignment.  This could  be  forum  discussion  involvement,  discussing  the
assignment  with  your colleagues or  classmates,  or  combination  of  both.
Submission  requirements:
1. The  file  format  for  submission  is  ‘pdf’.
2. Only  one  file  is  accepted,  therefore  package  all  components  into  one  ‘pdf’.
3. The  file  should  be  submitted  via  the  assignment  link  provided.
4. There  is  NO  NEED  to  undertake  any  plagiarism  check,  as  the  assignment
submission  system  will  automatically  submit  the  file  for  plagiarism
5. Reference  format  is  Harvard  Style  (see  USQ  guidelines  on  this)
6. Document  formatting such  as  page  number,  footer,  header  will  be  an
essential  component  of  submission.
7. Please  refer  to  USQ  policies  on  late  submission,  penalties  etc.
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Note:  Marks  will  awarded  for  quality,  content  relevance,  presentation,
articulation  knowledge  and  professional  presentation.  A  marking  guide
indicating  how  marking  will  be  conducted  will  be  uploaded  on  the course  study