Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to find recent news that involves information security breaches, analyse
the chosen news and produce a report.
Assignment Requirements
You are to research a real life business example of your choice and the impact of IT on that business.
Important points
1) Does your chosen business need IT?
2) Why IT is important for business survival?
3) What is required to apply IT into your chosen business? (I.e. cost, planning, designing, equipment, installation,
training, etc…)
4) How does your chosen business use IT? (internally such as employees, and externally such as customers, suppliers)
5) What benefits and advantages does IT bring to your chosen business? (I.e. revenue, flexibility, reduces cost, etc….)
6) What type of risks does IT bring to your chosen business? (i.e. security, privacy, confidentiality)
7) How can your chosen business maintain and monitor IT?
Your report will be assessed on the quality of your research and report presentation. Discussion must be relevant to
your chosen business. Your report is to be in the style of a business report. There is a limit of ten pages excluding
appendices.

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HOLMES INSTITUTE FACULTY OF HIGHER EDUCATION Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines Trimester T2 2019 Unit Code HC1041 Unit Title Information Technology for Business Assessment Type Individual assessment Assessment Title Report: IT impact on business Purpose of the Students are required to research on a real life business and the impact of IT on the chosen assessment (with ULO business. Mapping) 1. Students will be able to evaluate and justify theoretical and practical knowledge of information technology in a business context. 2. Students will be able to analyse information technology issues in a business environment and provide solutions to these issues using their knowledge of information technology and practical techniques in a business environment. 3. Students will be able to apply research skills analysing academic literature and integrating ideas from the literature to the information technology issues in business and in preparation for life-long learning. 4. Students will be able to understand the ICT profession in information technology. 5. Students will be able to communicate using effective oral and written communication tools, act in a professional manner. 6. Students will be able to review and describe the major privacy, legal, ethical and societal issues with respect to managing digital information and information systems. Weight 25% of the total marks Total Marks 25 Word limit 1500-2000 words Due Date Week 10 Submission Guidelines ? All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page. ? The assignment must be in MS Word format, no spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and page numbers. ? Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using Harvard referencing style. HC1041…