Summative Assignment 2: – 50% of Total Assessment
Marston Tools – Introduction
This assignment is based around a case study of a company, Marston Tools plc, which is seeking to use information systems to improve its efficiency and competitiveness. You have been appointed as an IS consultant to provide guidance to the Chief Executive and Board of Directors on the benefits and limitations, design & acquisition of information systems.
You are required to produce a business report to guide the Directors of Marston Tools (see overleaf) on how Information Systems and Internet applications could improve their current business operations.
The business report should be a reasonable mix of pragmatic and academic content that demonstrates academic/ theoretical underpinning.
Assignments should be between 2000-2500 words in length, excluding references and appendices,
MARKING GUIDELINES FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT
Performance in this summative assessment is judged against the following criteria:
• Analysis & Solution 65%
[This is sub-divided as follows:
Strategic / problem analysis – 10%; Correct use of tools – 10%, Proposed
solution – 25%; Design, acquisition & implementation – 20%]
• Structure/presentation & clarity of writing 5%
• Scope & relevance of literature sources
(including research, journals, etc) 10%
• Rigour of argument / Synthesis 10%
• Conclusions / Recommendations 10%
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