Management Information Systems
October , 2011
ABSTRACT This paper will discuss the questions asked about the four different case studies we are to read this week. The case studies are When antivirus software cripples your computers, How secure is the cloud, Are electronic medical records a cure for heath care, and JetBlue and WestJet: A tale of two IS projects (Laudon & Laudon, 2012, pgs 304, 321, 522 & 556).
WEEK 5 CASE STUDIES
WHEN ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE CRIPPLES YOUR COMPUTERS There are a few reasons why McAfee’s antivirus software created so many problems for their users. First, when test simulations were done, management did not run …show more content…
If I were in charge of the information systems department of my company, the issues that I would want to discuss with potential vendors would be about where our data will be hosted. There are cloud providers that give businesses the choice of “where their cloud computing work” will take place (Laudon & Laudon, 2012, p. 321). I think that this is very important to the security of the business’ data. I think that with the right security measures in place, with both the cloud-computing vendor and my company, it would be useful to use the cloud computing system. I believe that it would cut costs of having data stored within the company databases. In addition, the amount of data the company would be able to save would be greater than if it was only stored within the company itself.
ARE ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS A CURE FOR HEALTH CARE? One issue that hinders the building of electronic medical records is the cost and time it takes to change medical records over. Another issue is compatibility. It is unsure whether the systems being created will be compatible with each other years down the road. Other issues of electronic medical records are “patients’ privacy concerns, data quality issues, and resistance from health care workers” (Laudon & Laudon, 2012, p. 522). The stage that will be the hardest to get through with building the electronic medical systems is the switching over. Many doctors’ offices and clinics do not have the