For the last two modules we will change the focus slightly. We will look at the SAP Business Objects* site: http://www.sap.com/solutions/sapbusinessobjects/customers/index.epx
Please choose between one and three of these solutions each module and create a 2-3 page report on:
WRITE ON AIR FORCE MATERIAL COMMAND AND ARTS UMBRELLA SOLUTIONS. THESE CAN BE FOUND ON THE LINK ABOVE.
What do you think is the purpose of the tool represented?
What business issues are being addressed?
What do you think can be learned from these tools?
In what situations do you think these tools are useful?
How can and/or could you apply these tools in your organization, career, or personal life? (Note: I am not looking for a long essay on this but rather than you have critically thought,about and applied the concepts discussed.)
What is your overall evaluation of the tools? (Make sure you give specifics and the basis of your evaluation).
SOURCES FOR BACKGROUND READINGS THAT NEED TO BE INCORPORATED IN THIS PAPER:
Betancourt, L. How Companies are using your Social Media Data, Retrieved on July 26, 2010 from http://www.enterpriseirregulars.com/5706/the-top-10-trends-for-2010-in-analytics-business-intelligence-and-performance-management/
Greenfield, L. (2005) The Case for Data Warehousing Retrieved Retrieved on July 26, 2010 from the World Wide Web:http://www.dwinfocenter.org/casefor.html
Greenfield, L.Greenfield, L. (2005) The Case Against Data Warehousing Retrieved Retrieved on July 26, 2010 from the World Wide Web:http://www.dwinfocenter.org/against.html
Hadfield, M. (2009) Case Study:Jaeger uses data mining to reduce losses from crime and waste Retrieved Retrieved on July 26, 2010 from http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2009/02/23/234953/case-study-jaeger-uses-data-mining-to-reduce-losses-from-crime-and.htm
Thearling, K. (2009) An Introduction to Data Mining. Retrieved July 26, 2010 from http://www.thearling.com/dmintro/dmintro_2.htm
Like the rest of the Crystal Xcelsius, the SAP component is an excellent source for Business Intelligence software. Because of their currency in the market, they constantly updating their site. That can present a problem with some temporary broken links and/or changes. Please feel free to use the materials on the site even if not exactly as specified. If the other requirements are met the assignment will be accepted.
SLP Expectations, and Grading Criteria:
Your paper will be evaluated on the following criteria (meeting minimum requirements is B performance):
_ Followed SLP instructions and completed activities.
_ Length of 2-3 pages (since a page is about 300 words, this is approximately 600-900 words)
_ Conducted evaluation and analysis as required
_ Precision: the questions asked are answered.
_ Clarity: Your answers are clear and show your good understanding of the topic.
_ Breadth and Depth: The scope covered in your paper is directly related to the questions of the assignment and the learning objectives of the module.
_ Critical thinking: It is important to read the “required readings” posted in the background material plus others you find relevant. Your paper should include important concepts from these readings and incorporate YOUR reactions and examples that illustrate your reflective judgment and good understanding of the concepts.
_Your paper is well written and the references are properly cited and listed