1. Identify an organization that has used information systems to gain a competitive advantage. Discuss the elements of the system(s) and explain how the organization used the system(s) to gain their advantage. 2. Identify and describe four technologies developed and/or advanced by Google and explain how it impacts society positively and negatively. At least one must be related to networks and at least one should be related to mobile technology. Identify which technology is related to networks and which one is related to mobile technology. 3. When making decisions about how to acquire hardware, software, or any other components of the IT Infrastructure, consideration is given to the following four characteristics of an IT infrastructure: • Dependable • Manageable • Adaptable • Affordable Evaluate cloud computing in relation to each of these four criteria. 4. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) consists of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Transportation Security Administration, United States Coast Guard and the United States Secret Service. The DHS strategic plan states: “The Department of Homeland Security’s overriding and urgent mission is to lead the unified national effort to secure the country and preserve our freedoms. While the Department was created to secure our country against those who seek to disrupt the American way of life, our charter also includes preparation for and response to all hazards and disasters.” Explain both data warehouses and data mining and describe how they could be used in DHS. 5. Describe how social media can be used positively and negatively in: (a) a large government agency, and (2) a multi-national food company. Provide specific examples for each. Explain the concerns associated with the negative use of social media in these environments.