While technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, it is often said that technology can help a business create a competitive advantage

3 Discussion Questions:

For this assignment, write about 300 words for each discussion question; 

For each Discussion question, cite at least 1 peer review references in APA 7th format. 

don’t use any AI writing or OPEN AI answers 

  1. While technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, it is often said that technology can help a business create a competitive advantage. However, if everyone is implementing the same technologies (i.e., cloud services like servers, file storage, virtualization, data management, etc.), does technology really provide a competitive advantage? Review the following brief article and share your thoughts on this question: Technology is the enabler, not the driver for business. 

What part does ethics play in today’s technology landscape?

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2021/01/05/technology-is-the-enabler-not-the-driver-for-business-transformation.html

  1. Amazon seems to have pioneered the use of social feedback to drive product sales. When you

personally look for a product to purchase on Amazon, do you look at the user ratings? Have you

ever gone further and read specific positive and negative reviews to determine if it is the product

you want to purchase?

One of the key principles behind the concept of social computing is the collection of data about

customers. These data include many different types of information, such as which products the

individual viewed, how many times, what else they viewed in relation to the first product, and so

on.

Following this concept, consider a recent purchase you have made online (if you have never

made a purchase online, then you are definitely unique!). Which data do you think was collected

about you and your purchase? How do you think the business can use that information? Do you

think that customer data like this is a commodity that can be sold? What concerns does this

raise?

Rubric:

Criteria

 

Performance Indicators 

(Observation descriptors indicating extent to which criterion is met.)

 

Level 4

Exemplary

Level 3

Proficient

Level 2

Needs Improvement

Level 1

Unsatisfactory

Level 0

No Submission

Depth of Initial Post

 

40% of overall grade

Student answers the discussion question prompt completely with examples and/or reasoning.

 

40 points

Student answers the prompt almost completely with examples and/or reasoning.

 

30 points

Student answers the prompt partially but does not include examples and/or reasoning.

 

20 points

Student responses are not well-conceived, do not offer insight, and/or do not offer examples.

 

10 points 

No submission.

 

0 points

Depth of Peer Responses

 

40% of overall grade

Student responses to peers are well-conceived, offering insight and examples. 

 

40 points

Student responses to peers are mostly well-conceived, and are supported by insight and examples.

 

30 points

Student responses to peers are partially complete, and/or lack clarity.

 

20 points

Student responses to peers are incomplete, inaccurate, and/or unclear. 

 

10 points 

No submission.

 

0 points

Accountability

 

20% of overall grade

Student posts initial response to DQ prompt and to peer responses on time. 

 

20 points

Student is late when posting initial response to DQ prompt and/or to peer responses, but has a viable excuse and has notified the professor in advance.

 

15 points

Student is late when posting initial response to DQ prompts or to peer responses. 

 

10 points

Student fails to post DQ prompt and/or to peers on time. 

 

5 points

No submission.

 

0 points

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