BIT2203  STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM.

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2018/2019
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/ BUSSINESS IT
BIT 2203: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM
FULL TIME/PART TIME/DISTANCE LEARNING
DATE: AUGUST, 2019 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.

QUESTION ONE
(a) Briefly explain the following
i. Strategic Management
ii. Strategic Planning
iii. Business strategy
iv. Management Information System (MIS)
v. Strategic Management Information Systems
[5 Marks]
(b) Management Information Systems (MIS) are constructed to serve various levels
and aspects of management activities.
(i) Using an illustration, identify three levels of organizational planning
[3 Marks]
(ii) Explain how each of the levels impact on the information availed for
planning
[6 Marks]
(c) The acquisition of new software is a strategic decision. Highlight the benefits of
buying an integrated package (or a suite of packages) rather than making package by
package decisions
[6 Marks]
(d) Discuss why an organization should have an IS/IT strategy illustrating its impact on
the organization.
[10 Marks]
QUESTION TWO
The decision to use information technology as a tool for competitive advantage can either
build or destroy an organization.
(a) Explain the concept Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) [5 Marks]
(b) Discuss the following as used in decision making in organizations giving two
benefits of each to the decision maker
i. Decision support system [3Marks]
ii. Executive information system [3Marks]
iii. Artificial Intelligence [3Marks]
(c) Discuss Michael Porter’s competitive forces model approach. [6Marks]
QUESTION THREE

(a) A manager under competitive pressure is considering a new application of IS that
will displace 5 employees. The employees will not be able to find similar jobs
elsewhere with their current skills.
(i) Advise the organization on whether to proceed or withdraw the plan
[6 Marks]
(ii) Where the organization opts to proceed with the project, give two
ethical measures the organization can undertake to mitigate on the
negative impact on the employees lives.
[4 Marks]
(b) An IT project manager is expected to define time, cost and staff elements for a
given project before it commences. Outline the significance of these elements.
[10 Marks]
QUESTION FOUR
a) Define the term ‘An Information Systems strategy’ [4 Marks]
b) Discuss the unique features that qualify organizations as systems [8 Marks]
c) There are four key areas in which a project must be feasible if it is to be selected, in an
organization. Discuss [8 Marks]
QUESTION FIVE
(a) State two reasons why Information system maintenance is carried out. [4 Marks]
(b) Briefly explain the popular methodologies that are used when establishing the
information requirements of an organization. Giving the advantage of each
[6 Marks]
(c) Discuss Earl’s multiple methodology for integrating IS strategies with business
strategies. [10 Marks]

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