Assignment 1: Information Needs for the AIS
Due Week 2 and worth 200 points
In 1967, Russell Ackoff presented a classical analysis of misinformation in management ( Ackoffs
Management Misinformation Systems, Case 1-1, pg. 21 of the text). Now, you need to fast-forward to
the present. After reading the case, craft your own version of misinformation in management by
developing five (5) key incorrect assumptions that management makes about its accounting
For this assignment, research the Internet or Strayer databases for information related to
improper assumptions concerning accounting information systems.
Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you:
Based on your research, assess how corporate leaders may make improper assumptions
related to accounting information systems and the related information. Indicate the most negative
potential impacts on business operations related to these assumptions. Provide support for your
Suggest three to four (3-4) ways in which organizational performance may be improved
when information is properly managed within a business system. Provide support for your
Evaluate the level of system security (i.e., high, medium, low) needed to ensure
information integrity within automated business systems. Provide support for your evaluation.
Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar
Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins
on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your
professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the students name, the
professors name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not
included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Examine and use data flow diagrams and flowcharts to understand, evaluate, and design
Evaluate the approaches and techniques that are used to commit and prevent computer
Use technology and information resources to research issues in accounting information
Write clearly and concisely about accounting information systems using proper writing