Describe, compare/contrast, and evaluate two (2) database –ANALYSIS

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The research report must include materials found in at least 2 chapters of the assigned Wharton textbook. The research report must be based on your reading of the assigned textbooks and literature research (peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings, etc.).

Write an original research report consisting of one of the following topic areas: 1) Virtual Organizations, 2) Network Organizations, 3) Spin-out Organizations, 4) Ambidextrous Organizations, 5) Front-Back Organizations, 6) Sense and Response Organizations.

Your research report topic area is to include a comparative analysis of at least 4 organizations that have either succeeded or failed. Success and failure should be measured according to factors that you establish and reasonably supported by the literature.

NOTE: NO ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON THE INTERNET THAT IS NOT DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO AN ESTABLISHED PEER-REVIEWED PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE, JOURNAL OR MAGAZINE IS ACCEPTABLE AS A CITED REFERENCE SOURCE.  Your paper is to have a title page, introduction, well defined literature review (body), findings, conclusion, and reference pages. The paper must be at least 2,500 words.

The following outline (unrelated to the subject matter of the research report) may help in your understanding of the research report via analysis & synthesis.

1)    Introduction:

a)    Introduce the 2 DB implementations plans. Add history and relative significance of each consumer and DB products.

b)    One implementation should be a database that was essentially successful.

c)    The second implementation should be a database that had significant “challenges”.

d)    What type of research papers was used (case study, empirical, etc.)?

2)    Describe, compare/contrast, and evaluate two (2) database – ANALYSIS

a)    What is the problem driving the implementation? What is ‘going wrong’ or what ‘problem’ was expected to be addressed?

b)    What were the implementation  requirements

i)      Expectations

ii)    Project requirements

iii)  DB requirements

iv)  Planed resources & time expectations

c)    What were the risks and impact if the implementation failed?

3)    Provide a SYNTHESIS of the 2-implementation plans.

a)    What specific issues addressed by article X were also addressed in article Y, and how do they compare?

b)    What issues addressed by article X (or Y) may have been addressed by an alternate solution?

4)    Findings

a)    What does your evidence show?

5)    Conclusions

a)    What make one DB implementation a success and the other have significant challenges?

b)    What mitigating factors were, or should have been, considered?

6)    Recommendations

a)    Future investigation

7)    Reference List