BIS 445 DeVry All Week Discussions

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BIS 445 DeVry All Week Discussions


BIS 445 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 1

Decision Support (graded)

Discuss the similarities between Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence (BI) methodologies. What are the benefits of each system, under what circumstances would you use one over the other, and how does the Internet play a role in decision support?

BIS 445 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 2

Enterprise Systems (graded)

Today’s organizations have a variety of information systems used to manage their operations. Pick one of ERP, CRM, SCM, MRP, and Knowledge Management systems. Do some research on the Internet and describe a popular vendor for such a system, and how such a system improves bottom-line results.


BIS 445 DeVry Week 2 Discussion 1

Implementing Decision Support Systems (graded)

Discuss the main components of a decision support system and the issues facing an implementation of DSS. What factors must a company address to insure a successful implementation and use of a DSS? Give an example of a successful or unsuccessful implementation of DSS.


BIS 445 DeVry Week 2 Discussion 2

Data Warehouse Architecture (graded)

What are the different types of data warehouse architecture a company can use in its design, and what issues should be considered when deciding which architecture to use in developing a data warehouse. List an example of one issue or important factor a company must consider when implementing a data warehouse.


BIS 445 DeVry Week 3 Discussion 1

Business Performance Management (graded)

Describe the technical, organization, and management issues that companies have to address in developing and implementing a business performance management methodology. What are some of the approaches they can take, and how do balanced scorecards assist in this capacity?


BIS 445 DeVry Week 3 Discussion 2

Digital Dashboards (graded)

What are the management benefits of digital dashboards? Describe how a manager can use a digital dashboard to increase overall performance. If you were to use a digital dashboard, what are some examples of the types of information you would want to view in your dashboard?


BIS 445 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 1

Business Analytics (graded)

Business Analytics covers a broad area of tools and techniques used as part of business intelligence. Discuss the different types of models used in decision support. For example, what is meant by optimization model? Discuss how software application, such as Excel, can assist in the modeling and business analytics.


BIS 445 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 2

Data Mining (graded)

Discuss data mining and the major application areas for it. Is data mining a new technology or has it simply not been popular? Discuss the different data mining methods.


BIS 445 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 1

Neural Networks (graded)

Discuss the different types of design parameters used in developing a neural network. What are the different software components of a neural network, and how can we apply traditional software such as Excel to a neural network?


BIS 445 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 2

Predictive Analysis (graded)

Describe ways that prediction could be used in your work, in the stock market, and to improve business performance in general. What are some limitations of statistical techniques, like linear regression, in making future predictions? Under what circumstances would you use a technique such as this one with confidence?


BIS 445 DeVry Week 6 Discussion 1

Group Decision Making (graded)

Today’s environment requires more use of collaborative thinking and group decision making. What are the advantages of using group decision making? Discuss the difficulties associated with sharing and collaboration in two processes, one with computer-mediations technology and the other without it.


BIS 445 DeVry Week 6 Discussion 2

Knowledge Management (graded)

Discuss why knowledge management is crucial to the success of an organization. How does a company implement knowledge management and what are the processes for implementing it? Discuss the different components in a knowledge-management system.


BIS 445 DeVry Week 7 Discussion 1

Expert Systems (graded)

Discuss what an expert system is and how it is used by organizations. What are the main components of an expert system? Search the Internet and provide an example of a real world expert system and how it is used.


BIS 445 DeVry Week 7 Discussion 2

Advanced Intelligent Systems (graded)

Advanced Intelligent Systems make up other systems not classified as Expert Systems but do not necessarily mean they are more advanced. Discuss some of these systems or components. For example, voice recognition and case-based reasoning. What are the limitations of using such systems?