Information Systems for Managers NMIMS Solved Assignment April 2024
Information Systems for Managers NMIMS Solved Assignment December 2021
NMIMS Global Access
School for Continuing Education (NGA-SCE)
Course: Information Systems for Managers
Internal Assignment Applicable for December 2021 Examination
Assignment Marks: 30
All Questions carry equal marks.
All Questions are compulsory
All answers to be explained in not more than 1000 words for question 1 and 2 and for
question 3 in not more than 500 words for each subsection. Use relevant examples,
illustrations as far as possible.
All answers to be written individually. Discussion and group work is not advisable.
Students are free to refer to any books/reference material/website/internet for attempting
their assignments, but are not allowed to copy the matter as it is from the source of
Students should write the assignment in their own words. Copying of assignments from
other students is not allowed
Students should follow the following parameter for answering the assignment questions.
For Theoretical Answer
Assessment Parameter Weightage
Concepts and Application
related to the question
For Numerical Answer
Assessment Parameter Weightage
Understanding and usage
of the formula
Procedure / Steps 50%
Correct Answer &
1. Suthar Timber Merchants in Patiala, India, features a large selection of building supplies,
including timber, fencing and decking, moldings, hardwood flooring, sheet materials,
windows, doors, ironmongery, and other materials. The prices of building materials are
constantly changing. When a customer asks about the price on fixtures, fittings, hangings,
and other items, sales representatives consult a manual price sheet and then call the
supplier for the most recent price. The supplier in turn uses a manual price sheet, which
has been updated each day. Often, the supplier must call back Suthar’s sales reps because
the company does not have the newest pricing information immediately on hand. Assess
how the use of ERP systems/ softwares can help the business improve their situation.
Identify the cons of implementing the ERP solution/ software solution for Suthar Timber
Merchants do to avoid a failure in the implementation.(10 Marks)
2. Individuals now have unlimited access to health information and, as a result, they have
become actively involved in improving their ealth. There are now close to 700,000 health
apps that monitor a variety of health data – heart rate, blood pressure, sleep patterns,
calories intake, physical activity, blood glucose, cholesterol levels, and several other
parameters. This self-monitoring information is set to increase, get more accurate, and
transform how healthcare will be delivered to the people. Cloud computing comes to the
forefront here as it helps with storage of private and confidential patient data. It enables
healthcare professionals and citizens/patients to access their data at any time and place.
Health organizations use cloud computing to reduce costs, simplify management, and
improve services in a safe and secure manner. Clinicians can be more flexible in their
work as they are not confined to their office to access patients’ health records. Healthcare
professionals can also exchange information about a patient with their colleagues at other
locations to inform or negotiate about possible medical options. Cloud services available
to health and life science organizations today extend well beyond email and
communications, meetings and collaboration. Hospitals and physicians are starting to see
cloud-based medical records and medical image archiving services. The objective is to
offload a burdensome task from hospital IT departments and allow them to focus on
supporting other imperatives such as EMR adoption and improved clinical support
systems. What are the advantages of adopting cloud computing in hospitals? Can
introducing mobile devices for doctors in hospitals help? If so, how? (10 Marks)
3. The concept of the “smart city” has recently been introduced as a strategic device to
encompass modern urban production factors in a common framework and, in particular,
to highlight the importance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in
the last 20 years for enhancing the competitive profile of a city. The demand for smart
cities has increased in recent years.
a. In order to meet the demand of a smart city project in a country like India, with the help
of any smart city project, describe some of the key elements for such smart cities.
b. Mention the importance of smart cities and challenges in managing smart cities.