Selection of an Information Technology Platform Name Institution Professor Course Date Custom Machine Company Inc. which is a branch of International Machine and Tools owns two plants one in Chicago and another one in Ft. Wayne. The information system in these two plants has been outdated and as a result they have planned to update its information system to so as to remain competitive in the market (Laudon & Laudon 2016). Following the advancement made in the information system the Chicago and Ft. Wayne plants mainframes as well as process control software required immediate upgrading to avoid shortcoming with its old system to ensure their production is not interfered. It is also vital for the two plant to patch up its information system to ensure it achieves its set goals serving its clients to their satisfaction (Laudon & Laudon 2016). In order to achieve system upgrade a research was of earning. In conclusion the company should take into consideration the four options and hold a staff meeting before coming to an agreement of the most appropriate option to apply in the upgrading of the information system. Reference Ebbers M. Bosch W. Ebert H. J. Hellner H. Johnston J. Kroll M. ... & Schmidbauer J. (2016). Introduction to the New Mainframe: IBM Z/VSE Basics. IBM Redbooks. Enck W. Gilbert P. Han S. Tendulkar V. Chun B. G. Cox L. P. ... & Sheth A. N. (2014). TaintDroid: an information-flow tracking system for realtime privacy monitoring on smartphones. ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS) 32(2) 5. Jones E. & Singal J. (2016). A Custom Support Vector Machine Analysis of the Efficacy of Galaxy Shape Information in Photometric Redshift Estimation. arXiv preprint arXiv:1607.00044. Laudon K. C. &Laudon J. P. (2016). Management information system. Pearson Education India. Schwalbe K. (2015). Information technology project management. Cengage Learning. [...]
Case Study: Selection of an Information Technology Platform Read Case Study I-1 entitled “IMT Custom Machine Company, Inc.: Selection of an Information Technology Platform” on pages 116-127 in your textbook, Managing Information Technology. Then write a debriefing report that includes the “pros” and “cons” of the four options presented to the vice president and division manager in the case study. Include a recommendation for the one of the four options you feel would be the most appropriate solution. If none of the four options is the appropriate solution, recommend a new option. In your response remember to address the following: • How well staff is able to handle the option • Key applications and their ability to work with the type of system • Tools available that work with the type of system • Stability of vendor[s] • Cost • Consistency with business group strategies and vision • Budget and capacity planning • Software licensing Your report should be 4-5 pages in length and well-written. Use Saudi Electronic University academic writing standards and APA style guidelines, citing references as appropriate.