information systems proposal

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Alvino Porter 7/7/14 Information Systems Proposal

Information Systems Proposal

Alvino Porter


Wynell King



Retail Information System

Main Server

Point of Sale (POS) System

Inventory Management System


Networking System

Benefits and Drawbacks



Imagine that you and a business partner are considering starting a small, brick & mortar, nostalgic record store. Your friend does not have much experience with information systems or technology, and needs a basic understanding of the different types of information systems available to businesses.

Retail Information System:

Main Server: Consumer data collection, sales reporting, survey processing

POS (Point Of Sale) System: Tracks and records historical and up-to-date financial data

Inventory Management System: Collects, records, and tracks inventory of merchandise

People: Offering a wide variety of task to include monitoring, service, and maintaining information systems.

Networking systems: Allows fast and efficient transfer of information to include processing online orders, hiring and recruiting

Benefits and Drawbacks:

Main Server: Some of the benefits of having and using a server in your business would be (1) File Management.

With file management you would be able to store the documents your company needs in one space for all workers to be able to access it, versus having a lot of paper work to keep up with as well as keeping it organized which can be very time consuming. (2) Security. With having a server, you are able to control certain information that can be sensitive allowing only the people to view the information only if you choose so. You are also able to view the day-to-day functions of other PC's as well as getting daily updates on the health of your PC's and servers. (3) Performance. Your PC's are more equipped for access to applications as well as files to be retrieved more quickly. A...