Statistics in IT


ITCO341: Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics in IT

· Unit 5: IT Scenarios, Challenges, and Skills Required in IT Areas

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Angst, C. M., Devaraj, S., & D’Arcy, J. (2012).: A validated structure-process-outcome Framework. Journal of Management Information Systems, 29(2), 257-292.
Database: Business Source Complete

Despite the fact that about 90 percent of information transactions in hospitals are communications between patients, doctors, nurses, and other staff, little research has addressed the role that information technology (IT) plays in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of these communications-based transactions. This paper addresses this research gap.


Iden, J., & Eikebrokk, T. R. (2014).: Theory development and empirical testing. Knowledge & Process Management, 21(4), 292-306. doi:10.1002/kpm.1437
Database: Business Source Complete

This paper investigates whether information technology (IT) departments that implement the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes also improve process management.


Kang, Y., O’Brien, W. J., Dai, J., Mulva, S. P., Thomas, S. P., Chapman, R. E., & Butry, D. (2013). Interaction effects of information technologies and best practices on construction project performance. Journal of Construction Engineering & Management, 139(4), 361-371. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000627
Database: Academic Search Complete

Building from considerable empirical research in the general business literature, this paper quantitatively explores the view that the benefits of information technologies manifest themselves through improvement in work processes.

Mominah, M., Yunus, F., & Househ, M. S. (2013). A case study on the impacts of computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system on hospital clinical workflow: International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare (ICIMTH) Conference, July 5-7th, Athens, Greece. Studies in Health Technology & Informatics, 190, 207-209. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-276-9-207

Database: MEDLINE with Full Text

This paper discusses the experience of a local hospital with the use of computerized provider order entry and its impacts on clinical workflow.


Puksta, K., & Nedelea, A. (2012). Using information technologies to raise the competitiveness of SMES. USV Annals Of Economics & Public Administration, 12(1), 74-83.

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Competition is the driving force that encourages the business to improve its operating efficiency and innovative solutions. This paper discusses the role of information technology in process and performance improvement and how these improvements help businesses remain competitive.

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Assignment Details

Step 1

Information technology (IT) solutions are often dependent upon the application of the discrete mathematics, probability, and statistical methods that you have been introduced to in this course. Click here to refer to an example about how an IT performance problem would be addressed using these techniques.

Note: This example includes advanced topics, and you are not expected to understand the article fully. It is offered here simply as an example of how these techniques may be employed to solve IT problems.

Step 2

Using the AIU library’s full-text database (refer to the LibGuide), identify a problem in an IT-related system where statistical methods could be used to analyze, evaluate, and recommend performance improvements for the system.

Summarize the problem, and discuss how you would use the discrete mathematics, probability, and statistical methods from this course to analyze the associated data, present the information, and draw inferences to develop a solution that would improve system performance. Explain your reasoning.

Feel free to reflect on the example referenced in Step 1, and discuss your thoughts about it with the class and your instructor.

In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.

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