finanacial management and mis

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1.go to www.cnbc.com and explore the video tab by using the key term capital investment. as you learned in this unit, there are various sources of information. watch at least three videos you find and provide a summary of the type of information that the video contained and how it relates to this unit.

2. read the following description of a situation in the is department:

mark works for the wonder mattress company in the is department. he is in charge of looking at new technologies that come on the market and determining if they can be used for the company. in doing so, he must do a cost-benefit analysis and then determine if the current personnel can run that technology. if a favorable recommendation is made by mark, the company usually purchases it. mark attended an emerging technologies conference and met lance, a salesman for a new technology mark was exploring. after evaluating this technology, he decided not to recommend it to his company. lance then told him he was authorized to offer him a $10,000 "placement fee" if he implemented the technology in his company. mark then recommended the technology, and it was installed.

post a response to the discussion board. include in your response:
• a recommendation of what action the organization should take.
• an explanation of what the organization's responsibility should be regarding ethics as it relates to is.
• justification for your recommendation.


3. (part 1)
using a 4.5% discount rate, calculate the net present value, payback, profitability index, and irr for each of the investment projects below (note, the inflows are for each year). based on your calculations rank the projects and support you answer.

project 1
initial invest= $490,000, cash inflows of $100,000 for years 1-5 and $50,000 for years 6-10.

project 2
initial invest= $970,000, cash inflows of $400,000 for years 1-3, $0 for years 4-7 and $250,000 for years 8-10.

project 3
initial invest= $820,000, cash inflows of $300,000 for years 1-5, $0 for years 6-9 and $100,000 for year 10.

(part 2)
assuming a budget of $1,100,000 what are your recommendations for the three projects in the above problem. explain.

assuming a budget of $2,200,000 what are your recommendations for the above problem? explain.



4. as a member of an it staff, how can you use social media to support e-commerce? you can search business websites to find good practices of using social media in e-commerce.

your response should be at least 200 words in length. you are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. all sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.


5. explain the major is planning functions.

your response should be at least 200 words in length. you are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. all sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.
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