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BIS 220 Introduction to Computer Application and Systems (Graded A)


Information Technology Acts Paper

Select two of the following acts to research:


  • Do Not Call Implementation Act, 2003
  • Controlling the Assault of Non-solicited Pornography and Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act, 2003
  • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), 2002
  • Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act (US Patriot Act), 2001, renewed 2006
  • Children’s Internet Protection Act, 2000
  • Financial Services Modernization Act, 1999
  • Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), 1998
  • No Electronic Theft (NET) Act, 1997
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), 1996
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 1991
  • Video Privacy Protection Act, 1988
  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 1986
  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 1986
  • The Cable Communications Policy Act, 1984
  • Electronic Funds Transfer Act, 1978
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 1974
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act, 1970


Prepare a 350- to 1,050-word paper that answers the following question:


  • What were the advances in information technology that resulted in new ethical issues necessitating the creation of each act?


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.


Information Systems Proposal

Resource: Table 2.2 in Introduction to Information Systems


Scenario: Imagine that you and a business partner are considering starting a small, brick & mortar, nostalgic record store. Your friend does not have much experience with information systems or technology, and needs a basic understanding of the different types of information systems available to businesses.


Write a proposal of the types of information systems that would work well for your chosen business, and their benefits and drawbacks. The summary must outline five types of information systems. See Table 2.2 in Introduction to Information Systems.


Include the following in your summary using the features of Microsoft® Word:


  • A table of contents
  • A table
  • A minimum of two styles
  • An image
  • Either a bulleted or numbered list


Types of Electronic Commerce Activity

Resources: Types of Electronic Commerce Activity

Complete the Types of Electronic Commerce Activity.

Take a screen shot of the completed activity, and submit it to your instructor in a Microsoft® Word document.

Learning Team

Reflection Summary

Collaborate with your learning team to discuss the previous week’s objectives.


Discuss what you learned, what could be applicable to your workplace or personal life, and how your knowledge has increased as a result of what you experienced through the learning activities in the previous week.


Submit your team summary of the discussion in a 1- to 2-page Microsoft® Word document.

Learning Team

Efficiency and Collaboration Proposal

Resources: Ch. 1 & 2 of Excel® in Microsoft® Office 2010.


Scenario: Imagine you are an employee of Party Plates, a company that manufactures decorative paper plates and napkins for special events. Your team has been assigned a new project. The president of your company has tasked you with improving the efficiency of the current information systems used in the sales department, because the current systems are somewhat antiquated. Your organization is currently using Microsoft® Excel® to track all personnel data, but would like to migrate to a relational database like Microsoft® Access®. You have also been tasked with identifying potential collaborative software that may improve internal communications and help streamline some of the work processes for the sales department.


Prepare a 350- to 700-word proposal addressing the potential implementation of new information systems in your organization.


Explain the usefulness of converting data currently held in Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheets into a relational database using Microsoft® Access®.


Describe the benefits of using Microsoft® Access® in the work environment. 


Include suggestions for the future use of collaborative software and how it can help the sales department improve communications and streamline work processes.


Format your proposal consistent with APA guidelines.

Learning Team

Wireless Technologies Proposal

Resources: Ch. 1 & 2 for Excel® in Microsoft® Office 2010.


Scenario: The president of Party Plates has requested a new proposal from your team. She would like information on wireless technologies and how they might be used in your organization. 


Write a 350- to 700-word proposal discussing wireless technologies.


Include the following in your proposal:


  • Your recommendation of at least two wireless technologies that would be beneficial to implement in the Party Plates organization


  • The pros and cons for incorporating these two wireless technologies in your organization


  • A justification for the decision, and the risks of using wireless technologies in your department


  • A spreadsheet to track hardware or software requirements of your proposed wireless technologies, including the associated costs


Include the following in your spreadsheet using the features of Microsoft® Excel®:


  • Use the SUM function in your spreadsheet to give a cost estimate of equipment needed
  • The date function
  • An additional math or statistical function of your choice


Format your proposal consistent with APA guidelines.


Submit your proposal and spreadsheet as instructed by the facilitator.


Social Media and Networking Presentation

Scenario: Imagine that you have been hired as a consultant for a university that wants to leverage social media and networking technologies to encourage the collaboration of students, and improve their overall sense of community.


Analyze how the university might integrate at least two social media and networking technologies to accomplish their goals. Your analysis must cover the advantages and disadvantages of social networking. The president of the university also needs to know what the system development life cycle is, and how you intend on bringing social networking tools to life within this cycle.


Translate the critical details of your proposal into a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that you will present to the university president.


Include the following in your presentation using the features of Microsoft® PowerPoint®:


  • A slide template
  • Slide layouts
  • Themes
  • At least one example of animation
  • At least one example of a media object


Submit your presentation as instructed by the facilitator.



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