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So, this is the ITGS case study for the year 2012. This case study is for both May and November 2012 Candidates for paper 3. This particular thread is to start a discussion on the case study and talk about the possible questions etc. Everyone's free to contribute any links to news articles/help pages also. If there are any notes your teacher has given on this case study or any sort of practice questions...then post them here!

case study 2012.pdf

Oh and feel free to ask questions about the case study as well. Me or another forum member can always reply.

case study 2012.pdf

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In my opinion? It's pretty much the same. but its easier because it a little more narrow than the other case studies. For information and help for this case study: here are two links to get you started:

http://ib2012-itgs.wikispaces.com/Case Study 2012

http://casestudy-itgs-2012.wikispaces.com/Approaches to Case Study

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HEY guys, Are any of you up for a joint discussion about this Case study? we can do it over Skype or an online chatroom.

Please do reply so i can plan something out.

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Guest CasaNova

you can take me in consideration... i have not done any of the discussions regarding this CS yet.

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Hello peeps,

here are some questions based on the case study...Lets start answering?

Some questions related to Case Study:

Some Questions:

1. Explain the features of a flat file database.

2. Detail the steps involved in creating a mailmerge for the Cocur

Theatre Company. What are the advantages of mailmerge.

3. Explain using the Case study how cash sales are recorded and what

are the problems with this system.

4. Describe how the annual ticket analysis report will be generated

and the purpose of this report.

5. Explain two issues that arise due to the use of a USB in

transferring sales and customer data.

6. List three features that could be present on the new customer

website with reference to the customer relations website at MTG.

7. Explain two improvements to the current reports generated by MTG.

8. State two hardware recommendations for MTG.

9. Discuss how social networking can be used to build strong

customer relationships for MTG theatre company.

10. Explain features of a good CMS

11. Explain features of a good CRM

12. Outline the advantages of analyzing data with particular emphasis on

sales data.

13. Explain the working of an online ticketing system.

14. What is a plug in software. State an example. Discuss the role of

plug in softwares for smartphones and tablets using Java and PHP as an

example.

15. How will a website allow personal delivery, courier options?

16. Define distributed database and centralized databases.

17. What is a VPN and what are the advantages of using a VPN

18. State the differences between generalized and customized software

using the booking system as an example.

19. How does a web enable booking system work?

20. Describe two advantages of a stand alone network.

21. Discuss three improvements to the current M ticket website for MTG.

22. Describe two security methods that must be implemented to protect

credit card and customer information on the MTG database.

23. Discuss how existing database software can be used to generate

reports in text/graph format.

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Commercial vs free software

Custom / bespoke vs off the shelf software

Self hosted vs third party web hosting

Self hosted vs third party ticket system / payment management

And for the databases: centralised vs distributed

The key here is the "justify" and "evaluate" command terms. Students

really need to know each system in depth so they can make recommendations

for the 12 mark long answer question at the end.

12 mark question:

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"To what extent do the benefits of a distributed database system outweigh

the benefits of a centralised database system in association with a VPN?

Your response should examine the rigorous requirements of a database

system (lines 156-160) and should also take into consideration the needs

and current status of the two theatre companies CT and MTG."

(VPN may be missing here and the candidate may be expected to write about

it himself).

"To what extent do the benefits of PTC hosting their own ticketing system

outweigh the benefits of using a third party hosted system?"

or

"Justify the decision to use an open source ticketing system rather than a

commercial one"

"With reference to the two theatre companies in the case study (CT and

MTG) and to booking systems that you have studied, explain how data

migration issues from may affect the development of a single unified

ticketing system for purchasing tickets and seat selection."

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HEY guys, Are any of you up for a joint discussion about this Case study? we can do it over Skype or an online chatroom.

Please do reply so i can plan something out.

Heyyy, Listen I'm going togo to IB1 this year and have taken ITGS HL.. err, I reallywanted to knowwhat its like n everything.. Could we Skype Please please ?? Gimme a time.. I'll tell you my skype ID.. Won't take muchof your time..

Btw, I'm planning on doing my EE alsoon ITGS..

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Guest casanova

whattaaaa?

it is maybe one of the easiest subjects in HL group 3 where you dont have to learn anything at all for the final exams(like I did), but people mostly get 4s and 5s in ITGS.. we dont know why is that..

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