Prior to beginning work on this assignment,
Read the weekly lecture.
Review the Getting the CIO/CFO Relationship Right (Links to an external site.) article and the IT Transformation: Success Hinges on CIO/CFO Collaboration (Links to an external site.) report.
Review the DargeanGrix Business Scenario document.
Your final assignment is a formal proposal to DargeanGrix senior management. In your paper, you may use video conferencing or any of the other ideas or technologies you’ve examined in this course. Your proposal is a culmination of your learning over the past five weeks. Incorporate the feedback you have received from your peers and your instructor to develop the deliverables for each section in the proposal.
The proposal should be designed to convince your audience that the innovation or solutions you are suggesting are beneficial to the company, its employees, and its customers. You will need to present a balanced view of the problem and the solution, and discuss the benefits of the proposal for each stakeholder in the endeavor.
In your paper include the following sections:
Provide an overview of the proposal contents.
Explain the problem(s) that DargeanGrix faces, including intangible costs and why the company must address the issue(s).
Intangible Costs of the Problem
Analyze the tangible and intangible costs associated with the problem(s) identified above.
Include a table to provide a visual representation of your analysis.
Evaluate how the solution addresses DargeanGrix’s issue(s).
Include a cost and benefit analysis for your proposal.
Include a table to provide a visual representation of the information.
Justify how the solution addresses ethical concerns and is socially responsible toward the wider community (e.g., green technology, inclusion, diversity).
Explain how you will take the lead in championing the changes.
Explain how the solution could benefit the organization, the clients, and the community.
Summary and Conclusion(s)
Provide a clear recap of the proposal and your recommendations and conclusions.
The Innovative Technology Solution Proposal final paper
Must be at least 12 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style (Links to an external site.) as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for Microsoft Word (Links to an external site.) resource.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of the proposal
Course name and number
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Writing Center resources.
Must use at least three credible sources in addition to the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view this Ashford University Library Quick ‘n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which introduces the Ashford University Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.
Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) guide.
Direct quotes are a great way to strengthen assertions and provide support. However, be sure to avoid using excessive direct quotes in lieu of original thought. Direct quotes will not meet the requirement for analysis, application, and critical thinking. Please ensure you do not overuse direct quotes so that you can avoid losing points for this.
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Writing Center for specifications.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
Prior to beginning work on this assignment,